Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Profile of Child Rescue Coalition, whose tech is used in 96 countries including the US to help police triage child porn cases, as experts raise privacy concerns — BOCA RATON, Fla. — In December 2016, law enforcement agents seized computers and hard drives from the home of Tay Christopher Cooper …
Niall Firth / MIT Technology Review:
Critics contend that predictive policing algorithms need to be dismantled due to biased training data, even as advocates say that algorithms can be made fair — Lack of transparency and biased training data mean these tools are not fit for purpose. If we can´t fix them, we should ditch them.
Nikhil Basu Trivedi / next big thing:
A look at the bifurcation of the VC industry between agglomerators, who invest at every stage and across every sector, and specialists, who focus on one — Welcome to issue #10 of next big thing. — On one side of the venture capital industry are the agglomerator firms.
Dave Furness / eSellerCafe:
Amazon warns third party sellers it may separate Fulfillment by Amazon operations in UK from its EU network starting January 1 — Unsurprising for some but surely a shock for others today as Amazon has announced that due to Brexit on the 1st January 2021 the UK´s FBA operations will be separated from the rest of Europe.
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Some experts agree that TikTok may pose a threat to the US national security because of China, but blocking the app would be too drastic a measure — Concerns about the Chinese government shouldn´t be dismissed, experts say. But banning TikTok would be a drastic measure.
Adam Clark Estes / Vox:
A brief history of video chat, how it has evolved, and how the pandemic has forced big tech to develop new ways to make it feel more like real-life interactions — It looks like we´re stuck with video chat. Is that such a bad thing? — It´s well over 100 days into the Covid-19 crisis …
Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
How tech companies place favorable newspaper op-eds, purportedly from small business owners, think tanks, and academics, without disclosing their involvement — Why you should probably read opinion pieces supporting the tech giants with skepticism. — 7 hr
Wall Street Journal:
Source: The FTC is considering deposing top Facebook executives, including Zuckerberg and Sandberg, as part of its anti-trust probe — Facebook officials have prepared for potential depositions — The Federal Trade Commission is considering taking sworn testimony from Facebook Inc. Chief …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Global Alliance for Responsible Media, an industry body of ad companies including Google and Facebook, agrees to evaluate mutual definition of hate speech — The Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM), an industry body consisting of the world´s biggest advertising companies …
Pegatron, the second-largest iPhone assembler, is setting up a local subsidiary in India, joining rivals Foxconn and Wistron — - Taiwan´s Pegatron setting up subsidiary in the country — Modi´s government making big push to attract manufacturing — Apple Inc. assembly partner Pegatron Corp …