Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Twitter Trust and Safety Advisers Say They’re Being Ignored

August 23rd, 2019
Members of Twitter’s safety council say the company is keeping them in the dark and want to talk to CEO Jack Dorsey, in a letter obtained by WIRED.

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Why People Keep Falling for Viral Hoaxes

August 22nd, 2019
It's not because they're stupid.

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For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

August 22nd, 2019
In a survey conducted by Girls Who Code, teen female engineers report that even their very first encounters with tech companies raised red flags.

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An Old Instagram Hoax Fools a Bunch of Celebrities

August 21st, 2019
Instagram users like Usher, Martha Stewart, and Rick Perry posted a meme warning about a new rule that doesn't actually exist.

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Accused of Liberal Bias, Facebook Allows Ads With … Tubes

August 21st, 2019
Facebook will now allow ads depicting “medical tubes connected to the human body,” in response to complaints from anti-abortion groups.

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Think Video on Your Phone Is Slow? It’s Not Your Imagination

August 20th, 2019
A study by Northeastern University researchers found that major wireless carriers sometimes limit video to DVD-quality, even on some “unlimited” plans.

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Altruism Still Fuels the Web. Businesses Love to Exploit It

August 20th, 2019
How open source projects reveal technology's free rider problem.

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To Power AI, This Startup Built a Really, Really Big Chip

August 19th, 2019
Many computer chips are smaller than your fingernail. Cerebras' new chip for AI systems is bigger than a standard iPad.

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Amazon Says It Can Detect Fear on Your Face. You Scared?

August 18th, 2019
The company updates its Rekognition suite with an algorithm that can tell if you’re afraid. Researchers say such emotion detectors don’t work very well.

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The Serious Money Is Warming to Bitcoin

August 16th, 2019
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is buying the "custody" business of rival Xapo, in a bid to attract big investors such as hedge funds and mutual funds.

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