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Top News: Google’s AI sentient, Minnesota’s student privacy bill, and more

Google’s LaMDA labeled sentient

A senior software engineer at Google was placed on administrative leave for claiming that one of the firm's artificial intelligence (AI) systems called LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) has become sentient. However, Google rejected the claims. Read More

Maryland enacts Personal Information Protection Act

The state of Maryland has enacted the Personal Information Protection Act, which aims to protect the personal identifying information of its citizens and ensure they are notified in case of their data is compromised. The legislation mandates businesses to notify consumers of a breach within 45 days. Read More

Minnesota’s student privacy bill

Minnesota passed a student privacy bill to govern and protect educational data effective for the 2022-23 school year and beyond. The bill prevents technology providers from owning or using any educational data under various circumstances. Read More

Google to let ad rivals place YouTube ads

Following the EU antitrust investigation, Google has offered to let rival ad intermediaries place ads on YouTube. The probe was launched to examine whether Google was giving itself an unfair advantage in digital advertising by restricting rivals’ and advertisers’ access to user data. Read More

Health care firms faces breach

Shields Health Care confirmed that a data breach on its network may have impacted 56 health care facilities and their patients. The breach occurred after a threat actor gained access to some Shields systems and acquired data. Read More


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