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Oath Agrees to $5 Million Settlement Over Children’s Privacy Online
Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, 2018/12/06


While we shouldn't stop criticizing Facebook, let's also take a moment to note that Verizon, through it's subsidiary Oath (Yahoo and AOL) just "agreed to pay about $5 million to settle charges from the New York attorney general that the media company’s online advertising business was violating a federal children’s privacy law." The platforms "targeted display ads on hundreds of websites that it knew were directed to children under 13, such as Roblox.com and Sweetyhigh.com."

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Montreal Declaration for a responsible development of artificial intelligence
Université de Montréal, 2018/12/06


This is a surprisingly well-thought-out set of principles. The principles themselves are very simple - and in my view would be good principles for governance generally even without being addressed toward AI specifically. But surrounding the principles is an informed discussion of the context and conditions for the application of the principles. "The principles of the current declaration rest on the common belief that human beings seek to grow as social beings endowed with sensations, thoughts and feelings, and strive to fulfill their potential by freely exercising their emotional, moral and intellectual skills."

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