Content moderator in Kenya sues Meta over working conditions

NAIROBI, May 10 (Reuters) – A former moderator working for Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. (FB.O) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit alleging that poor working conditions for contracted content moderators violate the Kenyan constitution. The petition, also filed against Meta’s local outsourcing company, Sama, alleges that workers who moderate Facebook posts in Kenya have been … Read more

Internet providers end challenge to California net neutrality law

Supporter of Net Neutrality Ginger Gibson of Valley Glen, California, protests the FCC’s recent decision to repeal the program in Los Angeles, California, November 28, 2017. REUTERS/ Kyle Grillot/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) – The US broadband industry ended late on Wednesday its legal challenge to … Read more

Google faces internal battle over AI research to speed up chip design

The Google app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register OAKLAND, Calif., May 2 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Monday it had recently fired a senior engineering manager after colleagues, whose landmark research on artificial … Read more

In latest gaming crackdown, China bans live streaming of unauthorized titles

A man plays an online game on a computer at an internet cafe in Beijing, China August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register BEIJING/HONG KONG, April 15 (Reuters) – China on Friday said live streaming of unauthorized video games was banned, signaling tougher enforcement of the rules as … Read more

Crypto and gambling collide in high-risk ‘play-to-win’ economies

April 8 (Reuters) – Jarindr Thitadilaka says he earned up to $2,000 a month last year from his collection of digital pets, which he would raise and send to battle to earn crypto- currencies. The 28-year-old from Bangkok was playing Axie Infinity, one of the new blockchain-based online games, dubbed “play-to-earn”, which mix entertainment and … Read more

Elon Musk’s arrival raises fears among some Twitter employees

Elon Musk speaks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register Concerns center on Twitter’s ability to moderate content Fear Musk’s take on moderation could allow trolling to thrive Managing Twitter, employees make day-to-day decisions – … Read more