Google apps feel strain as firm's privacy standoff with Apple drags on

Google apps feel strain as firm's privacy standoff with Apple drags on

Since early December, Apple has required any iOS app to include a privacy “nutrition label”, listing all the ways the app uses personal data.Of those three, just one – Google Translate – has a privacy label, which lists 25 ways personal data may be used.

Google’s most popular iPhone apps have gone weeks without mandatory privacy labels or updates

Google’s most popular iPhone apps have gone weeks without mandatory privacy labels or updates

Some of the apps, like Google Authenticator, don’t capture much information, while Google Translate and Classroom have a pretty hefty list of privacy notices.Google promised a while ago that it would start adding privacy labels to its apps on the App Store.

Firefox is getting language translation and it’s safer than Google Chrome’s

Firefox is getting language translation and it’s safer than Google Chrome’s

Mozilla is working on integrating a privacy-focused rival to Google Translate that will enable Firefox users to read pages in different languages without gobbling up data.

US immigration uses Google Translate to scan people's social media for bad posts – Er, don't do that, says everyone else

US immigration uses Google Translate to scan people's social media for bad posts – Er, don't do that, says everyone else

The US government's Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) nonetheless has been relying on online translation services offered by Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo to read refugees' non-English social media posts and judge whether or not they should be allowed into the Land of the Free™.

Google Translate

Google Translate

Die aus einer Werkstatt im hessischen Bad Camberg betriebene Plattform war mit mehr als 80.000 Mitgliedern eine der weltweit beliebtesten Anlaufstellen für Bilder und Videos sexualisierter Gewalt gegen Kinder im Darknet – einem Teil des Internets, der nur über spezielle Software wie den Tor-Browser besucht werden kann.

Did you mean, “male lawyer”? On language translators and gender bias

Did you mean, “male lawyer”? On language translators and gender bias

And because human beings have trained Google’s algorithms, these gendered linguistic norms now appear in Google Translator outputs—with often frustrating results.