A former Google China exec says the company’s plan to build a censored search engine in the country is likely a violation of human rights

A former Google China exec says the company’s plan to build a censored search engine in the country is likely a violation of human rights

Google fans from China hold up their nation’s flag at the I/O developer conference in 2018. Greg Sandoval/Business Insider Lokman Tsui didn’t mince words. The Intercept on Friday published an interview with Tsui, Google’s former head of free expression for Asia and the Pacific until 2014. The former Googler characterized Google’s plan to build a…

Former FCA and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne, a legend of the modern auto industry, has died at 66

Former FCA and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne, a legend of the modern auto industry, has died at 66

Former FCA and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne. Thomson Reuters Sergio Marchionne, the outspoken former CEO of both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ferrari, has died at age 66. FCA’s chairman, John Elkann, said in a statement, as cited by Reuters: „Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone.” On…

Former Farc rebels enter Colombia congress

Former Farc rebels enter Colombia congress

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the conflict with the Farc Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has welcomed former Farc rebels as they took their seats at the opening session of parliament. He said he was happy to see ex-rebels who fought the…

Former CIA director asks what Trump is ‚hiding’ by meeting with Putin alone

Former CIA director asks what Trump is ‚hiding’ by meeting with Putin alone

Former CIA Director John Brennan on Monday ripped into President Donald Trump for meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin alone in Helsinki. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters John Brennan, the former director of the CIA, on Monday asked what President Donald Trump was „hiding” by meeting alone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump sat with…

A former Facebook moderator says she had to review 8,000 posts a day, and it made her numb to child porn

A former Facebook moderator says she had to review 8,000 posts a day, and it made her numb to child porn

Sarah Katz, a former Facebook moderator. Sarah Katz A former Facebook moderator said the pressure to churn through a never-ending pile of disturbing material eventually made her desensitized to child pornography and bestiality. Sarah Katz, 27, worked as a content reviewer at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, through a third-party contractor, Vertisystem, for eight…

Former Nato chief denied US visa waiver

Former Nato chief denied US visa waiver

Image copyright EPA Image caption Javier Solana helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal when he served as the EU’s foreign policy chief Former Nato Secretary General Javier Solana has been denied an automatic visa waiver for entry to the US. His application for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (Esta) was denied because of a…

A former Amazon Alexa executive says the death of all websites is coming, and it could happen sooner than you think

A former Amazon Alexa executive says the death of all websites is coming, and it could happen sooner than you think

Forget stumbling through a customer-support page — the future of commerce won’t be found by surfing the World Wide Web. Soon many of the tasks we now do via websites and brand-specific apps will be handled through messaging and voice platforms like iMessage, WhatsApp, and Amazon’s Alexa, according to Alex Spinelli, the chief technology officer…

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour Party

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour Party

Ken Livingstone. Former London mayor Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour Party. The veteran politician has been under investigation over allegations of anti-Semitism, which he denies. In a statement, he said he was leaving the party because his suspension had „become a distraction,” and that he was „truly sorry” for causing „offense and upset…