Waymo is working closely with the Foundation for Blind Children (FBC) in Phoenix to get feedback on the experience, and also consulting with The Lighthouse for the Blind in San Francisco. Joining the Waymo accessibility session are three key figures helping to guide Waymo’s work.
A dossier of evidence detailing how the online ad-targeting industry profiles internet users' intimate characteristics without their knowledge or consent has been published today by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), piling more pressure on the country's data watchdog to take enforcement action over what complainants contend is the "biggest data breach of all time." The publication follows a now two-year-old complaint lodged with Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) claiming unlawful exploitation of personal data via the programmatic advertising Real-Time Bidding (RTB) process -- including dominant RTB systems devised by Google and the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). The Irish DPC opened an investigation into Google's online Ad Exchange in May 2019, following a complaint filed by Dr Johnny Ryan (then at Brave, now a senior fellow at the ICCL) in September 2018 -- but two years on, that complaint, like so many major cross-border GDPR cases, remains unresolved.
Chinese tech giant Tencent's WeChat messaging app has seen a surge in downloads in the United States since Friday after Washington confirmed it would push ahead with a planned ban of the app, data showed on Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an order requiring Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to remove WeChat for downloads on national security grounds, but a U.S. judge blocked the move on Sunday. The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday it will challenge the order.