Internet

MIT to caption online videos after discrimination lawsuit

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday in a case that accused the school of discriminating against ...

Internet

Facebook, YouTube: Firm must stop scraping faces from sites

Facebook joined YouTube, Twitter and payment service Venmo on Wednesday in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to identify the people in them, which the startup does as part of its work ...

Software

Rockstar loses its rock star GTA game producer

The creative force behind the Grand Theft Auto video games, Dan Houser, will leave next month the Rockstar Games firm he cofounded, its parent company said.

Internet

YouTube: No 'deepfakes' or 'birther' videos in 2020 election

Better late than never, YouTube is making clear there will be no "birtherism" on its platform during this year's U.S. presidential election. Nevermind that the conspiracy theory around former President Barack Obama's citizenship ...

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