Posted by The Next World News on Monday, December 21, 2017 11:09:14 The database released by the US National Security Agency (NSA) on Thursday was not an accurate reflection of the views of its users.
It included images that appeared to depict a majority of the US population as being of Asian descent, but not all.
The database contained images of black people, Latinos, Native Americans and others who are of African descent.
“While there may be some racial stereotyping in the data that does not impact the user’s experience of the website, the results do not reflect the views or views of the users of the site,” said a statement from the NSA.
“The information included in this database was generated for the purpose of generating a statistical sample of the population, and as such does not represent a representative sample of users.”
The US has also been criticized for its lack of transparency and the number of times it has published inaccurate data on race.
The US’ database is one of the largest in the world, with over 30 million records, and it is not clear how many of those are accurate.
“If you’re a user of the internet and you want to know whether the content of the page is accurate, the easiest thing to do is check to see if there are any errors, especially if you’re looking at a collection of data that’s been collected for a very long time,” said James Damore, a Google engineer who was fired after making an anti-diversity speech at Google’s headquarters in California.
“Google has a responsibility to their users to do that and we don’t have that obligation.
We’re the ones that need to have transparency.”
Google said that it has “no plans” to release any of the database, and that it was “working on an internal fix” that would include “transparency” and “accountability” of its employees.
The NSA said it is also working on a “better way to ensure that the data is accurate”.
“While this database is not a representative set of users, it does provide a useful starting point to understand the diversity of the American population, as well as how our nation views itself as a diverse country,” said the NSA statement.
“Users of this database should be aware of the ways they can report these issues and the appropriate steps they can take to address them.”