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Bid to overturn San Francisco vaping sales ban makes ballot

Bid to overturn San Francisco vaping sales ban makes ballot

An industry-backed measure regulating e-cigarette sales in San Francisco has qualified for the November 2019 election.The San Francisco Examiner reports the measure was certified by the city elections division Wednesday.The measure is funded largely by ...

Human workers can listen to Google Assistant recordings

Human workers can listen to Google Assistant recordings

Google said its contractors are able to listen to recordings of what people say to its artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant.The company acknowledged that humans can access those recordings after some of its Dutch language recordings ...

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Amazon will provide technical training to about one-third of its U.S. workforce, both to address the need for more skilled workers and to better compete against rivals.Amazon and other companies have struggled to find technically ...

Broadcaster demands Australia police drop probe of reporters

Broadcaster demands Australia police drop probe of reporters

Australian government assurances that public sector leakers rather than journalists are the targets of raids on two media organizations have come under question as new details have emerged of police efforts to track one reporter's ...

Seoul wants Washington to mediate in trade spat with Tokyo

Seoul wants Washington to mediate in trade spat with Tokyo

South Korea is requesting the United States mediate in a bitter diplomatic row with Japan over Tokyo's moves to tighten controls on high-tech exports to its neighboring U.S. ally.South Korea said Thursday its Foreign Minister ...

California Democrats turn up pressure on gig economy

California Democrats turn up pressure on gig economy

The battle between California lawmakers and ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft heated up Wednesday as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon offered harsh words laced with expletives for businesses in the gig economy."They use a ...