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Google admitted its AI is making errors when deleting terrorist content off YouTube

YouTube has mistaken legitimate videos about Syria as terrorist content.AP Google has acknowledged that it’s made mistakes while trying to delete terrorist videos on YouTube, after researchers and journalists said their legitimate posts were flagged as extremist content. The search firm is under global political pressure to crack down on extremist YouTube videos, and said […]

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Hillary Clinton is not satisfied with Facebook’s Russian ads explanation

Hillary Clinton.Getty/Justin Sullivan Hillary Clinton and Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg are good friends. So much so, Sandberg endorsed Clinton during her 2016 presidential bid and there were rumours she might take up a political post in a Clinton administration. But all the rumours came to nothing after Donald Trump won, and now Sandberg is answering […]

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China’s Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are bad for the environment

Reuters/Thomas Peter China’s smartphone brands are among the least green manufacturers on the planet, according to a new Greenpeace report which ranks the biggest consumer electronics makers by their environmental performance. Xiaomi — often described as China’s Apple — Oppo, and Vivo rank bottom of the Greenpeace table, which has ranked 17 companies across three “critical” […]

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Facebook wants to hire people with security clearance to stop election meddling

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook wants to hire people with US security clearance as a way to mitigate against future election interference on its platform. According to a Bloomberg report, employees with clearance could potentially access classified information about future threats. That would help Facebook search for any questionable social media advertising and […]

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Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook should ‘absolutely’ publicly release ads linked to Russian interference

Ramin Talaie / Stringer / Getty Images Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said US Congress should “absolutely” publicly release ads from its platform that were purchased by Russia-linked accounts. Sandberg made the comments to Axios in her first public interview since Facebook disclosed it had discovered ads bought by Russia-linked accounts. Asked by interviewer Mike Allen whether […]