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OneTrust announces major lay-off

Leading privacy vendor OneTrust, in a surprise announcement, said it will be laying off 950 workers, which is 25% of its workforce. This comes despite a statement last month that the company had record growth quarters and was seeing increased customer demand. However, the company’s announcement indicates they decided it best to scale back in response to a potentially tightening market.

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New US bill takes aim at Amazon, Google and other Big Tech to forestall monopolies

June 14, 2022

A bipartisan anti-trust bill that looks like it may have sufficient Senate votes to move on to Congress could prevent Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and other major technology companies from favoring their own platforms to keep smaller companies from being able to compete. Big Tech companies have countered that it will be harder for them to ensure privacy and security…but, given their records, maybe it can be cause to improve.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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