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Sexist AI: Amazon ditches recruitment tool that turned out to be anti-women

It was supposed to make finding the right person for the job easier. However, an AI tool developed by Amazon to sift through potential hires has been dropped by the firm after developers found it was biased against picking women. From pricing items to warehouse coordination, automation has been a key part of Amazon’s rise to e-commerce domination. And since ...

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Russia turned tide of war when ISIS was about to ‘roll over Damascus’ – top Israeli commander

Russia’s military presence in Syria has effectively turned the tide of war back in 2015, the year Islamic State was about to “roll over Damascus,” the head of Israeli Air Force intelligence said in an interview. The Aerial campaign Russia started against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in 2015 had “categorically” decided the fate of war in President Bashar Assad’s ...

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Yes, The Big G is following you: Google admits it tracks users when location history is turned off

Google has confirmed that it still tracks users even after they turn off the “Location History” setting on their device. It comes just one day after the practice was revealed by an AP investigation. The clarification is mentioned on a Location History help page, which Google changed on Thursday. The once erroneous wording has now been changed to say: “This ...

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Cause of death of hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning remains a mystery – autopsy report

The cause of death of Adrian Lamo, the hacker best known for giving up army whistleblower Chelsea Manning to the FBI, remains a mystery after an autopsy report ruled it as “undetermined.” The coroner’s office in Sedgwick County, Kansas published its findings Wednesday, three months after Lamo was found unresponsive in his apartment and pronounced dead at the age of ...

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Dark transparency: How accountability tool turned into instrument of corruption

Transparency in politics is usually seen as a crucial element to a functioning democracy, but the flip side to that openness and accountability is the corruption that it inadvertently enables. Transparency in politics is usually seen as a crucial element to a functioning democracy, but the flip side to that openness and accountability is the corruption that it inadvertently enables. ...

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‘Whole world turned red’: Groom recalls deadly Saudi airstrike on Yemeni wedding

People were torn apart and the world turned red when a Saudi-led airstrike hit a wedding in Yemen’s Hajjah province, the event’s groom told RT’s Ruptly, calling the indiscriminate attack “an act of barbaric aggression.” Yahya Jaafar said that he was with young guests at his wedding when “the missile came and targeted the room and the rest of the ...

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Amazon admits Alexa could be hacked and turned into spy device

Researchers at the security firm Checkmarx discovered the Achilles heel of the Amazon’s Echo speakers – a bug which allows the device to listen to its surroundings long after it should have shut down. The bug does not allow the recordings to be passed on to hackers, but they would remain with Amazon itself, the company said, as quoted by ...

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Judas effigy turned into raging inferno by Greeks celebrating Easter (VIDEO)

Residents in the Greek town of Tolo celebrated Holy Week in spectacular fashion by torching an effigy of Jesus Christ’s betrayer while out at sea. The celebration is part of the Easter calendar in Greece, with Orthodox Christians honoring the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, 40 days of fasting came to an end with hundreds of people from Tolo, ...

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Night turned into day: Dazzling ‘meteor’ blazes across sky in Russian Urals (VIDEOS)

Residents of the Russian Urals have reported a colorful fireball lighting up the night sky before hearing loud booms. The meteor is said to have emitted red, yellow and orange light as it was falling. The glowing object was clearly visible from the city of Ekaterinburg in the Sverdlovsk region, as well as near-by towns and communities on Tuesday night, ...

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US turned our region into ‘gunpowder depot,’ Iranian FM tells French counterpart

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US has turned the Middle East into a “gunpowder depot.” He was responding to his French counterpart, who accused Tehran of “destabilizing” the region. Read more France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Iran on Monday to discuss the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with top officials, including President of the Islamic ...

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