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Avi Asher-Schapiro

From solar jobs to electric cars, Los Angeles seeks green future for all

Jun 18 2021

LOS ANGELES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the six months since former gang member Ramon Ramos was released from prison, he has worked as a landscaper in Los Angeles - another minimum-wage job in a string of them.

'Adults have failed': Youth activists take up fight for U.S. digital rights

Jun 17 2021

LOS ANGELES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -Sneha Revanur, a 16-year-old student from California, is on a mission to do for digital rights what Greta Thunberg's movement has done for the climate fight - put young activists on the front lines.

FEATURE-'Adults have failed': Youth activists take up fight for U.S. digital rights

Jun 17 2021

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sneha Revanur, a 16-year-old student from California, is on a mission to do for digital rights what Greta Thunberg's movement has done for the climate fight - put young activists on the front lines.

ANALYSIS-AI is taking over job hiring, but can it be racist?

Jun 07 2021

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since graduating from a U.S. university four years ago, Kevin Carballo has lost count of the number of times he has applied for a job only to receive a swift, automated rejection email - sometimes just hours after applying.

U.S. small towns take on energy-guzzling bitcoin miners

May 13 2021

LOS ANGELES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In mid-April, nearly 150 local environmentalists marched to the gates of Greenidge Generation, a bitcoin mining facility in upstate New York, in a last-ditch effort to block its expansion.

INSIGHT-Inside Amazon's shadow workforce in Mexico

Apr 28 2021

* Amazon reliant on staffing agencies to fill warehouses in Mexico

EU urged to ban 'discriminatory' AI tools that detect gender or sexuality

Apr 16 2021

April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A cross-party group of European lawmakers called on Friday for an EU ban on artificial intelligence (AI) systems that detect and label people according to gender or sexuality, saying the technology was ripe for abuse and could fuel discrimination.

INSIGHT-Risks for S.Africa's migrant food couriers surge during the pandemic

Apr 14 2021

* Rise in road accidents involving mostly migrant food couriers

Risks for South Africa's migrant food couriers surge during the pandemic

Apr 13 2021

JOHANNESBURG/BERLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a year after Malawian driver Matthew was hit by a car while delivering food on his motorbike in South Africa, he lives with a shooting pain in his foot and fears for his life every time he hits the road.

China found using surveillance firms to help write ethnic-tracking specs

Mar 30 2021

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China enlisted surveillance firms to help draw up standards for mass facial recognition systems, researchers said on Tuesday, warning that an unusually heavy emphasis on tracking characteristics such as ethnicity created wide scope for abuse.

World News

Russia warns Britain it will bomb ships next time

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia warned Britain on Thursday that it would bomb British naval vessels in the Black Sea if there were any further provocative actions by the British navy off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea.