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Google Cuts Its Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing

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As layoffs continue to plague the tech sector, even the titans of the industry aren’t safe. Amidst ongoing layoffs at Google, we’ve learned the company has let go of its mental health executive, according to Insider.

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Coal in the U.S. Is Pointlessly Expensive

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Nearly all of the coal plants operating in the U.S. are now more expensive to keep online than it would be to build entirely new renewable energy facilities in their stead, according to a new analysis by Energy Innovation, an energy and policy firm. The analysis found that 99% of U.S. coal plants supply energy that…

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Do AI Art Tools Break Copyright Laws? Two New Lawsuits Will Find Out.

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To build an AI art generator, engineers train their algorithms on large databases of photos, drawings or graphics. A lot of the most popular AI art tools got their databases by scraping content from the web, often without explicit permission from the artists who created images. Now the artists are asking: Did the…

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Meta's Nudity Policies Discriminate Against Trans People, Oversight Board Says

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Meta should adjust and clarify its adult nudity and sexual content policies on Instagram and Facebook, according to a new set of recommendations from the tech giant’s Oversight Board.

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Activation Lock is a great feature, but needs a rethink as 2020 Macs are turned into landfill

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Activation Lock is condemning even 2020 Macs to a future as spare parts and landfill, by making it impossible for them to be restored to use.

To be fair to Apple, the technology is only part of the problem – the other half is corporate policy in many companies that issue MacBooks to their employees – but it is an issue that only the Cupertino company can solve …

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By refusing to drop Libs of TikTok, Shopify is selling hate

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OPINION: The e-commerce giant has refused repeated calls to deplatform a known hate group. When will they do the right thing?
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