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Kent Walker, Sr VP-Affairs

January 20, 2019

Kent Walker
Sundar Pichai

Can we trust tech giants with our faces? Google, Amazon and Microsoft can't agree on how to protect us

A top Google executive recently sent a shot across the bow of its competitors regarding face surveillance. Kent Walker, the company's general counsel and senior vice president of global affairs, made it clear that Google — unlike Amazon and Microsoft — will not sell a face recognition product until the technology's potential for abuse is addressed. Face recognition, powered by artificial intelligence, could allow the government to supercharge surveillance by automating identification and tracking. .....

January 19, 2019

Kent Walker

Google Faces Renewed Protests Over China Search Project

..... In December, the internet giant sought to address some of these criticisms by making changes to its internal review processes. The company’s global affairs chief, Kent Walker, wrote in a blog post that the company had introduced a new ethics training course for employees and would establish a new group of “user researchers, social scientists, ethicists, human rights specialists, policy and privacy advisers, and legal experts” to assess new projects, products, and deals. Three Google employees told The Intercept that they were skeptical about the new process, however. .....