Google settles with labor board over employee speech

[ad_1] In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a person walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. Google says it’s reached a settlement over employees’ ability to speak out about workplace issues. Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google has agreed to post a notice to remind employees of their rights.. […]

Study finds racial bias in tweets flagged as hate speech

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Tweets believed to be written by African Americans are much more likely to be tagged as hate speech than tweets associated with whites, according to a Cornell study analyzing five collections of Twitter data marked for abusive language. All five datasets, compiled by academics for research, showed bias against Twitter […]

Google halts Assistant speech data transcription in EU

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Google has given reassurances that it won’t make transcripts of speech data picked up by its Google Assistant system in the European Union for at least the next three months, a German data-protection authority said Thursday. The office of Johannes Caspar, who as Hamburg’s commissioner for data protection acts as […]