AI Shows ExxonMobil Downplayed Its Role in Climate Change

According to a new paper, the company’s own research showed that human activity was a contributor,…

Facebook Allows Drug Ads to Target Teens, Activists Say

The social network has rules about what can be shown to minors. The Tech Transparency Project…

A Border Town Confronts the Reality of Police Surveillance

Chula Vista police have deployed drones and other tech. Now residents are pushing back, after reports…

New York Returns Its Police ‘Robodog’ After a Public Outcry

City residents and elected officials pushed back after videos showed the Boston Dynamics robot in action.

Groups Call for Ethical Guidelines on Location-Tracking Tech

The Locus Charter asks companies to commit to 10 principles, including minimizing data collection and actively…

A New York Lawmaker Wants to Ban Police Use of Armed Robots

Officers’ use of Boston Robotics’ Digidog intensifies concerns about militarization of the police.

Black Tech Employees Rebel Against ‘Diversity Theater’

Companies pledged money and support for people of color. But some say they still face a…

Those Most Likely to Get Covid Are Last in Line for Vaccines

Distribution plans that favor people with time and internet access hurt Black and Latinx people disproportionately.

The Next Target for a ****** Recognition Ban? New York

San Francisco, Oakland, and other cities have enacted moratoriums on government use of the tech. New…

An Algorithm Is Helping a Community Detect Lead Pipes

The model had shown promise in Flint before officials rebelled. Now Toledo is using it, while…