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Facebook Reveals Racism in its Algorithm

Facebook is facing severe backlash after its AI video recommendation system mislabelled a video of Black men as “primates.” Facebook users who watched the video were prompted to “keep seeing videos about Primates.” Posted on June 27, 2021 by the British tabloid Daily Mail, the video features clips of Black men in altercations with white …

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Location Data Leak Leads To Top Church Official Resignation

Last week, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, a top official in the Roman Catholic Church’s American hierarchy resigned after data from his cellphone showed that he had been using Grindr, an L.G.B.T.Q dating app, and regularly visiting gay bars. In a memo, The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said that Burrill has resigned as general secretary, the …

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Fake Warships Location Data Leading to Safety Concerns

On September 17th, 2020, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest ship in the U.K’s Royal Navy, sailed towards the Irish Sea. An entourage of her smaller ships followed. However, satellite imagery of the region at the same time showed nothing but open ocean. No 283-meter-long fleet flagship was detected, nor were any of the smaller …

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