Facebook’s Oversight Board won’t launch in time to oversee the election — and activists aren’t happy

It’s been more than a year since Facebook pledged to launch its independent Oversight Board — but with the US election approaching fast, tech critics are getting antsy. On Friday, a coalition of academics and legal experts announced the formation of the “Real Facebook Oversight Board,” an informal group that Read more…

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We have a few questions about Amazon’s flying indoor security camera drone

Should we invite Amazon’s internet-connected cameras and voice assistants into our homes? That’s been a contentious topic for years — but today, Amazon effectively said “screw it” and announced an entire automated flying indoor robot security system. Yes, that’s right: Amazon’s Ring division now has a camera that can theoretically Read more…

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