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TECH: Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs [Facebook] Former UK deputy prime minister, to head its global affairs and communications team

ROBOTS: Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots? [NYT] The possibility of software and algorithms making life-or-death decisions has added new urgency to efforts by a group called the Campaign To Stop Killer Robots

LONG-READ: Jony Ive on the Apple Watch and Big Tech’s responsibilities [FT]  If you’re creating something new, it is inevitable there will be consequences that were not foreseen — some that will be great, and then there are those that aren’t as positive. There is a responsibility to try and predict as many of the consequences as possible and I think you have a moral responsibility to try to understand, try to mitigate those that you didn’t predict

OP-ED: The Poison on Facebook and Twitter Is Still Spreading [NYT] The companies have all the tools at their disposal and a profound responsibility to find exactly what journalists find — and yet, clearly, they don’t.

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