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China’s tech giants are shifting slowly toward using more clean electricity to power their energy-hungry operations, Greenpeace found in its second review of the industry.
(Reuters) - Deployments of facial recognition from Israeli startup AnyVision show how the surveillance software has gained adoption across the United States even as regulatory and ethical debates about it rage.
In the midst of the heated US presidential race last summer, with hypercharged scrutiny of partisan propaganda on social media, Facebook Inc chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg received a letter from a group of US senators led by Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren that had nothing to do with elections. They were angry about a year-old piece of climate news.
Recycling old smartphones is not only good for the environment – it is a potentially lucrative business for e-waste companies in China
China was once a dumping ground for the world’s discarded electronics, with thousands of workshops disassembling old computers to extract materials to recycle. The value of metals discarded as electronic waste in China is forecast to be worth US$23.8bil by 2030.
Negotiations at this year's all-important meeting, known as COP26, are likely to be just as fraught-with the added wrinkle of potentially being held over Microsoft Teams.
If you worry about all the waste generated by the annual rush of holiday shopping and gift giving, it’s nothing compared to the mountains of discarded packaging that comes from a single event in China.
Unions representing tens of thousands of Amazon.com Inc employees are planning walkouts and other action as the year’s busiest shopping season begins this week, in protest at the e-commerce giant’s handling of everything from sick pay and Covid-19 precautions to user privacy.
In recent months, the GAFAM group of Big Tech companies – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft – have ramped up announcements affirming their commitment to tackling climate change.
The food delivery giant’s move follows Beijing’s plan to cut the production and use of plastic in the country over the next five years. The amount of waste accumulated by China’s e-commerce and express delivery sectors could reach 41.3 million tonnes by 2025.
Apple Inc captured headlines last week for declaring it would be carbon neutral by 2030. The effusive global press coverage rightly pointed out the level of ambition on display from the company in pledging to hit such a target by the end of this decade. But all the stories I read missed some key numbers published in Apple’s sustainability report that make the plan a lot more interesting.