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Exclusive: Twitter exec says moving fast on moderation, as harmful content surges

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Dec 2 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter is leaning heavily on automation to moderate content, doing away with certain manual reviews and favoring restrictions on distribution rather than removing certain speech outright, its new head of trust and safety told Reuters. Twitter is also more aggressively restricting abuse-prone hashtags and search results in areas including …

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German government not planning blanket Huawei ban

German government not planning blanket Huawei ban

BERLIN, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Germany does not want to follow the United States in generally banning products made by Chinese telecoms equipment makers such as Huawei, but will continue making such decisions on a case-by-case basis, an Economy Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. Berlin’s relationship with Beijing has come under close scrutiny since Russia’s …

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Vermont to allow religious schools to use state assistance after settling lawsuit

Vermont to allow religious schools to use state assistance after settling lawsuit

The lawsuits were filed by attorneys for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal group. Thomas McCormick, a longtime Vermont lawyer who works with the ADF Attorney Network, is serving as local counsel on behalf of the families and the Diocese of Burlington. On Wednesday, the US District Court for the District of Vermont …

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‘No sacred cows’ as pipeline company TC Energy prepares for C$5 bln asset sales

'No sacred cows' as pipeline company TC Energy prepares for C$5 bln asset sales

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 2 (Reuters) – As TC Energy Corp (TRP.TO) prepares to unload C$5 billion ($3.7 billion) in assets next year, investors and analysts say the North American pipeline operator has plenty of options without touching its core gas business. Chief Executive Francois Poirier cleared up any ambiguities this week when asked how much …

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Facebook accused by female truckers of skewing job ads

Facebook accused by female truckers of skewing job ads

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec 1 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) unlawfully steered dozens of hiring ads from trucking companies and other advertisers to mostly one gender or age group, an advocacy group for female truckers alleged in a US complaint on Thursday, citing the social media giant’s own data. In June, Meta said it planned …

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Spain steps up security as PM’s office targeted in spate of letter-bombs

Spain steps up security as PM's office targeted in spate of letter-bombs

MADRID, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Spain has stepped up security at public and diplomatic buildings after a spate of letter-bombs were sent to targets including the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and the Ukrainian embassy, ​​the Interior Ministry said on Thursday. The ministry said that an “envelope with pyrotechnic material” addressed to Sanchez was received …

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Elon Musk expects Neuralink to begin human trials in six months

Elon Musk expects Neuralink to begin human trials in six months

Nov 30 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Wednesday a wireless device developed by his brain chip company Neuralink is expected to begin human clinical trials in six months, and one of its first targeted applications is restoring vision. The company is developing brain chip interfaces that it says could enable disabled patients to move …

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Amazon to warn customers about limitations of its AI

Amazon to warn customers about limitations of its AI

LAS VEGAS, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is planning to roll out warning cards for software sold by its cloud-computing division, in light of ongoing concern that artificially intelligent systems can discriminate against different groups, the company told Reuters. Akin to lengthy nutrition labels, Amazon’s so-called AI Service Cards will be public so …

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Starlink satellite Internet download speeds in the US and Canada drop by double digits again

Starlink satellite Internet download speeds in the US and Canada drop by double digits again

SpaceX recently did away with the unlimited data policy of its Starlink satellite Internet service and introduced a tiered system for priority access where users who consume more than 1TB a month in peak hours would get deprioritized until they pay extra. The overall number of US counties where Starlink had at least 10 unique …

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Milwaukee mother killed, son accused wanted virtual reality headset

Milwaukee mother killed, son accused wanted virtual reality headset

MILWAUKEE – A 10-year-old Milwaukee boy is now charged as an adult with first-degree reckless homicide for allegedly fatally shooting his mother on Monday, Nov. 21. This, after she would not allow him to purchase a virtual reality headset online, the complaint says. FOX6 News is not naming the boy because of his age. According …

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