First Winners of Prince William’s £1 Million Earthshot Environmental Awards Announced

The five inaugural winners of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize, including Costa Rica and the Italian city of Milan, were announced at a ceremony in London’s Alexandra Palace on Oct. 17. Each of the winners received a £1 million ($1.37 million) …

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Facebook Unveils New Policies Against Online Harassment to Protect Activists, Journalists

Facebook announced on Oct. 13 that it is unveiling new policies to protect activists and journalists from online harassment, as it now deems as “involuntary public figures.” Facebook’s Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis said that journalists and human rights …

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Rising Chip Prices Boosts Samsung’s Quarterly Profit in 3 years

Samsung Electronics estimated that its earnings for the third quarter of 2021 have reached their highest in three years, with the boost largely coming from high semiconductor prices due to a global shortage. The world’s biggest maker of memory chips …

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Uber Faces Legal Action Over ‘Racist’ Facial Recognition Software

The App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU), on behalf of an ex-Uber driver and a courier, has launched legal action against Uber on Tuesday over their racist facial recognition system. ADCU filed the case after the unfair dismissal of a …

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U.S. Senate Grills Facebook over Instagram’s Mental Health Impact on Children

The US Senate on Thursday has grilled Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, on Capitol Hill during a hearing examining the impacts of the company’s products on children. The Senate’s commerce, science, and transportation subcommittee hearing came after the …

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YouTube to Remove Videos Spreading Anti-Vaccine Misinformation

YouTube will remove videos that spread misinformation about all approved vaccines as the video streaming site ramps up efforts against harmful content amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting on Sept. 29, YouTube will take down videos that contains harmful misinformation about …

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Activision Blizzard to Pay $18 Million to Settle Sexual Harassment Case

Popular game maker Activision Blizzard on Monday has agreed to pay an $18 million settlement for a sexual harassment lawsuit filed this week by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC accused Activision Blizzard of failing to address …

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