Robocall court cases set to begin, Google to translate and transcribe in real time
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Robocall court cases set to begin, Google to translate and transcribe in real time

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This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. The Justice Department's first enforcement of a civil complaint against carriers for facilitating robocalls on their networks has seen two major actions filed in courts Tuesday morning. The calls originating from India have spoofed caller IDs from numbers like 911, Social Security, and the IRS. And are causing devastating financial harm, Assistant Attorney General Jody H Hunt of the Civil Division said, in a press conference on Tuesday. Google, on Tuesday, unveiled a feature that'll let people use their phones to both transcribe and translate a conversation in real-time, into a language that isn't being spoken. The tool will be available for the Google Translate app in the coming months, said Brian Lin and engineer on the Translate team. Right now the feature is being tested in several languages, including Spanish, German and French. Lynn said that computing will take place on Google servers and not on people's devices. And finally, a congressional committee wants Google to take action against climate misinformation videos on YouTube. This comes after a report earlier this month, alleged that the Google own platform sends millions of people to climate denying videos on a daily basis. Cathy Castor, a Democrat from Florida and chairperson of the US House Select Committee on the climate crisis. Sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday regarding the report, which says YouTube's algorithm is sending people to climate denial videos that also receive ad revenue. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET.

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