50,000 computers provided to Ukranian teachers by Google and UNESCO

A new UNESCO’s expert mission deployed in Ukraine from 24 to 28 September has verified the urgent need for devices to support teaching and learning in the country. Education is a fundamental right for every child. As ongoing fighting damaging education facilities continues to prevent many Ukrainian students from returning to school, we must provide distance learning tools ensuring learning continuity.Audrey Azoulay UNESCO Director-General The first 10,000 computers being distributed To respond to these needs, UNESCO, Google, and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine have established a large…

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Facebook, Google and Trustpilot fail to filter out fake reviews, Which? finds

Facebook, Google and Trustpilot can be easily infiltrated with fake reviews as unscrupulous brokers selling them for as little as £4 successfully exploit weaknesses in their systems, a Which? investigation suggests.   The consumer champion’s latest investigation involved setting up a fake business and approaching brokers to boost its pages on the three platforms using bogus five-star reviews – which revealed a sprawling network of fake reviewers on Facebook.  After easily finding a series of ‘fake review brokers’ through Google, Which? signed up to one called Xealme, which can create reviews…

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Happy2Host Education Join Mentorship Program with Google’s Backing to Increase Number of Black and Asian Educators

Happy2Host Education, a UK-based professional development and creative agency, have announced they’ll be running a free mentorship program on Google’s behalf in 2022. The innovative program will be aimed at improving diversity and increasing the number of Black and educators in the Google for Education Trainer community. The worrying lack of Black and Asian trainers in the Google community also extends to Google’s partners. Last year, Happy2Host Education became the first black-owned company in Europe to become a Google for Education partner. The agency hopes that through their involvement with…

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ICO calls on Google and other companies to eliminate existing privacy risks posed by adtech industry

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out clear data protection standards that companies must meet to safeguard people’s privacy online when developing new advertising technologies (adtech). The privacy standards published in a Commissioner’s Opinion come as a warning to companies that are designing new methods of online advertising, that they must comply with data protection law and stop the excessive collection and use of people’s data. Currently, one of the most significant proposals in the online advertising space is the Google Privacy Sandbox, which aims to replace the use…

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RNIB, the Guardian and Google unite to launch accessible storytelling website

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day (20 May), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the Guardian and Google launched Auditorial, an experiment in storytelling that can adapt to suit blind and low vision readers.  Over 300 million people have a vision impairment, but 97 percent of website home pages do not meet standard accessibility requirements. The project is intended to pose questions about how the web might become a more flexible, inclusive place for people with disabilities, by enabling users to tailor websites to suit their personal sensory needs…

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