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Infosys to hire 10,000 Americans after Trump criticism
India’s Infosys plans to hire 10,000 Americans in the next two years in reaction to criticism from the Trump administration that the company and other outsourcing firms are unfairly taking jobs away from U.S. workers.
Infosys, which employs about 200,000 people around the world, will expand its local hiring in the U.S. while adding four hubs to research technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The first location will open in Indiana in August 2017 and is expected to create 2,000 jobs for American workers by 2021, according to Bloomberg.
The moves come after India’s outsourcing firms have come under attack for allegedly displacing American workers with employees from overseas.
Airbnb and HomeAway settle with San Francisco over short-term rentals
Home-sharing platforms Airbnb and HomeAway have settled with the city of San Francisco over a lawsuit the companies filed, challenging the short-term rental law put in place two years ago.
Under the agreement, the legal challenge has been dismissed and will result in the creation of a registration system for local hosts, according to Venture Beat.
In 2015, the city passed a law that reduced the amount of time a room or home can be made available for rent each year. It also ordered Airbnb hosts to sign on to a city registry while also collecting taxes from the company and requiring hosts to maintain adequate insurance.
Now, Airbnb and HomeAway will give the city a monthly list of all San Francisco listings to help verify whether a unit is registered or not. Any listing deemed to have an invalid registration will have all future stays cancelled and be deactivated upon notice from the city.
Facebook research targeting ‘insecure’ teens sparks privacy concerns
Facebook knows when teens are feeling "insecure," "worthless," "stressed" or defeated" — and it shared that information with an advertiser.
The social media company says it made a mistake handing over its research to an advertiser, and it says advertisers cannot target its nearly 2 billion users based on their emotional state. But the incident raises privacy issues for young people whose emotions are being monitored and studied.
According to documents leaked to The Australian newspaper, Facebook executives prepared a 23-page report for one of the country's top banks describing how Facebook gleans psychological insights into the mood shifts of millions of young people in Australia and New Zealand by monitoring their status updates and photos.
"We have a process in place to review the type of research we perform
and in this case that process was not followed," Facebook said in a
statement to USA TODAY.
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