Lebanon’s telecommunications mark-up threatens migrants’ link to jobs and security

Lebanon’s telecommunications mark-up threatens migrants’ link to jobs and security

BEIRUT, July 11 (Reuters) – Kenyan cleaner Noel Musanga has survived Lebanon’s economic collapse, waves of COVID-19 and the Beirut port explosion. But when her internet service provider announced that rates would double, she feared her last lifeline for her family and her job would be shattered. The self-employed migrant worker was already earning barely … Read more

Internet shutdowns in Sudan complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

Internet shutdowns in Sudan complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

Protesters carry a banner and national flags as they march against the recent Sudanese army takeover and ousting of the civilian government, in the streets of the capital Khartoum, Sudan, October 30, 2021. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Activists launch two days of civil disobedience Bothered by … Read more

Exxon exodus turns floating ‘cube’ into internet meme

Exxon exodus turns floating ‘cube’ into internet meme

HOUSTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil’s trophy US campus is becoming an internet meme. The visually stunning complex, sometimes compared to Apple’s Ring and Alphabet’s Googleplex campuses, opened in 2014 as Exxon stood atop the global oil market. Its centerpiece is a giant cube that appears to float above the office and research center. … Read more

It’s alive! How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

It’s alive!  How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

OAKLAND, California, June 30 (Reuters) – Artificial intelligence chatbot company Replika, which offers its customers bespoke avatars that talk to and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost daily from users who think their online friend is sensitive. “We’re not talking about crazy people or people who have hallucinations or delusions,” … Read more