US civil rights enforcers warn employers against biased AI

The federal government said on Thursday that artificial intelligence technology for screening new job candidates or monitoring worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, and is sending a warning to employers that widely used recruiting tools may violate civil rights laws. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have […]

Apple investors urge company to pass civil rights audit

SAN RAMON, California (AP) AppleShareholders approved a proposal that called for the iPhone maker to undergo an independent audit that evaluated its treatment of women and minority employees, and brought rare criticism of a management team that runs the world’s most valuable company. The measure passed on Friday Apple‘s annual meeting is non-binding, so the […]

Moderna and US Agree on Vaccine Patent Rights

WASHINGTON — modern and the National Institutes of Health are bitterly at odds over who deserves credit for inventing the central ingredient in the company’s powerful coronavirus vaccine; this is a conflict with far-reaching implications for the long-term distribution of the vaccine and billions of dollars in future profits. The vaccine was born from a […]

6 Palestinian rights activists hacked by NSO spyware: Report

JERUSALEM (AP) – Security researchers on Monday unveiled spyware from the notorious Israeli hacker company NSO Group It was detected on the mobile phones of six Palestinian human rights activists. Israel‘s defense minister controversially claimed that he was involved in terrorism. Revelation marks the first known instance of military-level targeting of Palestinian activists Pegasus Its […]

OkCupid Introduces Feature That Supports Abortion Rights

Dating service OkCupid has introduced a way for users to make it clear that they support abortion rights: a “pro-option” badge that appears prominently on a dating profile. Melissa Hobley, OkCupid’s chief marketing officer, said the feature was created in response to the transition. Senate Bill 8made abortion essentially illegal in Texas. (OkCupid’s parent company, […]