04 December 2020


Top AI researcher says Google fired her; company denies it (11)
04/12/2020 Oman Observer OAKLAND: A top Google scientist on ethical artificial intelligence says she was fired after criticising the company's diversity efforts, a claim the Alphabet Inc unit disputed on Thursday, in the latest brush-up between the Internet giant and worker activists. Timnit Gebru, who is Black, said on Twitter she was fired on Wednesday after sending an e-mail to colleagues expressing frustration over gender
Boxed in: French activists protest against Amazon's expansion (5)
Business Boxed in: French activists protest against Amazon's expansion 04 Dec 2020 08:21PM (Updated: 04 Dec 2020 08:29PM) PARIS: Climate activists piled up giant cardboard delivery boxes outside the finance ministry in Paris on Friday (Dec 4), protesting against Amazon's expansion in France as the online retailer launched a delayed "Black Friday" sales drive. Gathered in the ministry's cobbled courtyard, the protesters from three
Stocks rally to new record highs on jobs day (3)
By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business New York(CNN Business) Stocks soared to new all-time highs Friday - even though the government reported a lower-than-expected increase in jobs in November. Investors appear to be betting that the weaker jobs gains will put more pressure on the outgoing Trump administration and Congress to approve more stimulus before Joe Biden is inaugurated next month. The Dow was up about 175 points, or 0.6%, Friday and was at a new record
Misleading alcohol claims on hand sanitisers sold online, investigation finds (6)
Which? scientists tested 18 products available at high street retailers, supermarkets and online marketplaces. Photo: PA 04/12/2020 | 08:12 AM By Jamie Harris, PA Science Technology Reporter A number of hand sanitisers have been found containing less alcohol than described via online marketplaces which could leave people unprotected against coronavirus, an investigation by the consumer magazine Which?
Blank tribute to Salvini becomes Italian bestseller (3)
A book dedicated to why far-right leader Matteo Salvini deserves "respect and admiration" has become an online bestseller in Italy, a flattering homage - except that it is filled with 110 blank pages. With its black cover and title - Why Salvini deserves trust, respect and admiration - in bold white and red typeface, the little book looks like a serious tome. Until you open it. "This book is full of blank pages.
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