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Reports: Google retreating from military AI project

Google workers on Friday got word that the internet titan will retreat from a deal to help the US military use artificial intelligence to analyze drone video following an outcry from staff, according to reports.

Google worker rebellion against military project grows

An internal petition calling for Google to stay out of “the business of war” was gaining support Tuesday, with some workers reportedly quitting to protest a collaboration with the US military.

Cambridge Analytica is shutting down

Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm that was reported to have improperly obtained the Facebook data of up to 87 million Facebook users, is shutting down. Nigel Oakes, the founder of SCL Group, Cambridge Analytica’s British affiliate, first told the Wall Street Journal that both companies were shutting down.

Tesla faces class action lawsuit over alleged racial discrimination

U.S. automaker Tesla on Monday was hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming its California production plant is a “hotbed for racist behavior.”

Facebook apologizes after wrong translation sees Palestinian man arrested for posting ‘good morning’

The man is a construction worker near Jerusalem, reports The Guardian. He posted a photo of himself last week leaning against a bulldozer with the caption “يصبحهم”, or “yusbihuhum,” which translates as “good morning.

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Gambia leader meets victims’ families after deadly protest

Gambian president Adama Barrow paid tribute on Friday to three young protesters killed by police in an anti-pollution rally, urging witnesses to come forward to a commission of inquiry set up by his government.

Nigerian Army kills seven Boko Haram terrorists, recovers weapons

The Nigerian Army says its men killed seven Boko Haram terrorists and recovered weapons in Azaya Kalmari village in Mafa local government area of Borno state on Friday.
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Ex-Liverpool defender Jose Enrique recovering from brain surgery

Former Liverpool and Newcastle defender Jose Enrique is recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumour.
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‘Racist’ tweet could inspire Senegal in World Cup showdown

Senegal face Japan on Sunday at the World Cup fired up by an “ignorant” tweet by a British tycoon and reality television star that has become the talk of the team.
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NJC dismisses Innoson Motors chairman’s petition against Lagos judge

The National Judicial Council has dismissed a petition written by the Chairman of Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, against Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos.