CTA adds two female panelists to CES keynote lineup

Following considerable backlash, the Consumer Technology Association—overlords of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada—has added two female panelists to its keynote lineup.

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'The sins of Silicon Valley': Backlash mounts against Google, Facebook, Amazon

The populist backlash against the tone-deaf and arguably reprehensible actions of certain players in Silicon Valley has increased in recent months. A new essay in Silicon Valley suggests that despite the benefits companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon provide to consumers, the costs are starting to outweigh the benefits.

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FaceApp removes 'blackface' feature after significant backlash

After considerable backlash on social media, face altering app FaceApp has decided to remove its latest features, which let users change their ethnicity.

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Evernote Toes the Privacy Line


Caught off guard by a huge backlash, Evernote recently abandoned its plan to let staffers read customer notes under certain circumstances. The plan, which was scheduled to go into effect in January, would have allowed staffers to review private customer notes as a means of assessing the accuracy of its new machine learning technology. The company made a mistake in judgment and failed to provide the type of transparent decision making that would make customers feel like they could trust the process, Evernote CEO Chris O’Neil acknowledged.

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