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Finance Is Killing the News | The New Republic
Finance Is Killing the News

Earlier this month, the 50 remaining staffers at The Denver Post fought to save their paper from their hedge fund owner, Alden Global Capital. Facing steep…
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18 hours ago
Why aren’t privacy groups fighting to regulate Facebook?
The Digital Heroes That Fought Against Government Surveillance Are Quiet About Facebook. They’re Missing Their Moment.

When Democrats and Republicans in Congress agree on something, it usually involves symbolic acts of patriotism or minimally decent acts of disaster relief. Add…
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3 days ago
Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. - New York Magazine - Blendle
Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created.

How It Went Wrong, in 15 Steps STEP 1 Start With Hippie Good Intentions … The Silicon Valley dream was born of the counterculture. A generation of computer…
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4 days ago
Palantir Knows Everything About You
Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers.
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7 days ago
Secret use of census info helped send Japanese Americans to internment camps in WWII
The Census Bureau plans to ask people if they are U.S. citizens in the 2020 count of the nation’s population, igniting fears that the information could be used to target those in the country illegally.
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9 days ago
How to Live Without Irony - The New York Times
How to Live Without Irony

Leif Parsons The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless. If irony is the ethos of our age — and it…
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15 days ago
The reckoning over social media has transformed SXSW - The Verge
The reckoning over social media has transformed SXSW

Ev Williams last came to Austin for the South by Southwest Interactive Festival eight years ago. The entrepreneur, who previously founded Blogger and sold it to…
socialmedia 
16 days ago
Four problems for news and democracy – Trust, Media and Democracy – Medium
Four problems for news and democracy

Here are some “buckets” for making sense of why: addiction, economics, bad actors and known bugs The news is in crisis. I’ve been studying news and digital…
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16 days ago
The Hidden Risk in Cutting Retail Payroll
The Hidden Risk in Cutting Retail Payroll

View more from the March 2008 Issue Explore the Archive Recommended Harvard Business Review,... Leadership & Managing People HBR Issues 18.95 LEGO (A): The…
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16 days ago
Why “Good Jobs” Are Good for Retailers
Why “Good Jobs” Are Good for Retailers

Almost one-fifth of American workers have bad jobs. They endure low wages, poor benefits, schedules that change with little—if any—notice, and few opportunities…
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16 days ago
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Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort approved 'black ops' to help Ukraine president

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort authorised a secret media operation on behalf of Ukraine’s former president featuring “black ops”, “placed”…
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16 days ago
The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right” - Contexts
The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right” - Contexts

Feature On a late summer evening in 2017, members of the far-right descended on Charlottesville, Virginia with tiki-torches held up in defense of confederate…
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16 days ago
Refugee Connectivity | Data & Society
Refugee Connectivity

Photo by Julie Ricard Refugee Connectivity Mark Latonero, Danielle Poole, and Jos Berens Published 04.05.18 Download Report Study shows importance of internet…
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18 days ago
Checking in with the Facebook fact-checking partnership - Columbia Journalism Review
Checking in with the Facebook fact-checking partnership

Facebook and five US news and fact-checking organizations—ABC News, the Associated Press, FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and Snopes—created a partnership to combat…
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18 days ago
How PragerU Is Winning The Right-Wing Culture War Without Donald Trump
A right-wing online "university" is on track for a billion views in 2018, its professors are some of the best-known conservatives in media, and its founder wants to put it in real schools. So how come you've never heard of it?
conservative  politics  education 
27 days ago
We’ve been told we’re living in a post-truth age. Don’t believe it.
An intense critique of the boomerang effect and other dynamics of communication
communication  news  misinformation 
27 days ago
Her son’s being called an ‘alt-right killer.’ She blames herself. - The Washington Post - Blendle
“I use ironic memes as a way to cover up the fact how badly i want to blow my brains out,” the teen wrote in a note the mother discovered in his bedroom after the killings.

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But she said she does not believe her son is a Nazi. Instead, she thinks he is someone broken by years of isolation, bullying and mental illness. She said the things he wrote online were intended to get a rise out of people, the kind of impact he didn’t have in the real world.

The teen’s 15-year-old sister takes a grimmer view. After the police searched the home, the sister recalled walking into her brother’s bedroom and noticing for the first time he had punched hole after hole in the walls, down to the studs. She read his Twitter account and was sickened.

“I think the world hated him, so he hated the world,” she said.
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29 days ago
Sam Harris, Charles Murray, and the allure of race science - Vox
Sam Harris, Charles Murray, and the allure of race science

Javier Zarracina/Vox On Monday morning, I woke up to a tweet from Sam Harris, the bestselling author and popular podcast host, referencing a debate we never…
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29 days ago
The Census Project
Welcome to The Census Project website. The Census Project is a broad-based network of national, state, and local organizations that supports a fair and accurate 2020 Census and comprehensive American Community Survey (ACS — the modern version of the census “long form”). Our participating stakeholders represent a diverse range of American sectors that rely on objective data for decision-making and promote civic engagement: business and industry; civil rights advocates; state and local governments; social service agencies; researchers and scientific associations; planners; foundations; and nonprofits focused on housing, child and family welfare, education, transportation, and other vital services.
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4 weeks ago
Political Correctness is All about Slave Morality | Psychology Today
Political Correctness is All about Slave Morality

Gregg Henriques Ph.D. Theory of Knowledge Friend me on Faceook (link is external) Political Correctness is All about Slave Morality PC is about slave morality…
4 weeks ago
'Diversity of Thought' is not the problem - Long View on Education
'Diversity of Thought' is not the problem

There’s a growing movement among the alt-right (white supremacists) and cultural conservatives calling for “diversity of thought”, to make college campuses…
4 weeks ago
The powers of digital literacies: responding to danah boyd and all | Bryan Alexander
The powers of digital literacies: responding to danah boyd and all

How should we best teach digital and media literacy? How can such teaching respond to today’s politically and technologically polarized milieu? Last week a…
4 weeks ago
Preface to Dangerous Ideas | Edge.org
Preface to Dangerous Ideas | Edge.org

I suggested to John Brockman that he devote his annual Edge question to dangerous ideas because I believe that they are likely to confront us at an increasing…
5 weeks ago
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The New York Times and The Observer of London made big waves Saturday with a front-page story adding more details to what is known about data-firm Cambridge…
5 weeks ago
The media and the Ku Klux Klan: a debate that began in the 1920s | World news | The Guardian
Dr Felix Harcourt, author of Ku Klux Kulture, breaks down the ‘mutually beneficial’ relationship between the Klan and the media
5 weeks ago
Situational Assessment 2018: the Calm Before the Storm
Situational Assessment 2018: the Calm Before the Storm

This series began in 2015 with an effort to do a broad assessment of the various risks present in the total global environment. Last year (almost precisely 365…
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5 weeks ago
danah boyd on Digital Ethics « Media Ethics Initiative
danah boyd on Digital Ethics

The Media Ethics Initiative Presents: Hacking Big Data: Discovering Vulnerabilities in a Sociotechnical Society Dr. danah boyd Principal Researcher at Microsoft…
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6 weeks ago
Making the Count | FlowingData
Simple explanation of how the census works
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6 weeks ago
A Red Flag for Democracy - The Atlantic
A Bright Red Flag for Democracy

A week after the fatal shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, some of the high school’s surviving students traveled to…
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7 weeks ago
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Perspective | Monitoring kids’ social media accounts won’t prevent the next school shooting

Schools are trying to watch students’ social media feeds to predict danger. That doesn’t usually work. (Richard Drew/AP) The Parkland, Fla., school shooting has…
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7 weeks ago
How white nationalists fooled the media about Florida shooter - POLITICO
How white nationalists fooled the media about Florida shooter

A video monitor shows school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in court. | Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP Photo ABC, AP and others ran with false…
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7 weeks ago
Alex Jones Decries YouTube's Temporary Ban On Infowars, Asks Parkland Teen To Debate | HuffPost
Alex Jones Decries YouTube's Temporary Ban On Infowars, Asks Parkland Teen To Debate

After learning that his far-right Infowars channel is now only one strike away from being terminated on YouTube, conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones…
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7 weeks ago
Why Artificial Intelligence Needs To Learn How To Follow Its Gut | WIRED
Can AI Ever Learn To Follow Its Gut?

When we look at a stack of blocks or a stack of Oreos, we intuitively have a sense of how stable it is, whether it might fall over, and in what direction it may…
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8 weeks ago
Computational Social Science ≠ Computer Science + Social Data | March 2018 | Communications of the ACM
Computational Social Science ≠ Computer Science + Social Data

Credit: Evannovostro This viewpoint is about differences between computer science and social science, and their implications for computational social science.…
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8 weeks ago
Quinn Norton: The New York Times Fired My Doppelgänger - The Atlantic
The New York Times Fired My Doppelgänger

The day before Valentine’s Day, social media created a bizarro-world version of me. I have seen strange ideas about me online before, but this doppelgänger was…
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8 weeks ago
How Peter Thiel destroyed Gawker (with a little help from Hulk Hogan) | The Times Magazine | The Times
How Peter Thiel destroyed Gawker (with a little help from Hulk Hogan)

On April 6, 2011, the American billionaire Peter Thiel, who had made his fortune in PayPal, Facebook and the intelligence juggernaut Palantir, sat down for a…
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8 weeks ago
Blendle
Blendle - Elke dag de beste artikelen

His liberal mom wonders what went wrong — and his grandma makes a desperate plea Kam Musser, 21, unemployed and lacking direction, has found purpose in the…
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8 weeks ago
How Trump Conquered Facebook Without Russian Ads | WIRED
How Trump Conquered Facebook Without Russian Ads

Like many things at Facebook, the ads auction is a version of something Google built first. As on Google, Facebook has a piece of ad real estate that it’s…
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8 weeks ago
“Mother of Invention,” a new short story by Nnedi Okorafor.
Read a New Short Story About Smart Homes From Award-Winning Writer Nnedi Okorafor

Illustration by Shyama Golden Future Tense is a partnership of Slate , New America , and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public…
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8 weeks ago
IT’S STILL ALIVE - The New Yorker - Blendle
IT’S STILL ALIVE

BY JILL LEPORE LIFE AND LETTERS Looks like you disabled JavaScript. Would you consider turning it on again? That will enable you to use this site. Find out how
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8 weeks ago
Inside Facebook's Hellish Two Years—and Mark Zuckerberg's Struggle to Fix it All | WIRED
Inside Facebook's Two Years of Hell

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His message…
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8 weeks ago
Facebook can't save us from fake news - UnFake.us
Facebook can't save us from fake news

Facebook has a fake news problem . Google isn’t doing a good enough job of filtering out fake news from their services. Twitter bots spread fake news. The…
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9 weeks ago
All Citizens are Bastards — Cultural Anthropology
All Citizens are Bastards — Cultural Anthropology

In April 2014, the websites TechDirt and BoingBoing reported that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had partnered with Citizen Global and Amazon Web…
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10 weeks ago
Balkinization
Balkinization: We the People, or We the Voters?

We the People, or We the Voters? Joseph Fishkin Our Constitution, as amended, requires that every ten years the federal government reallocate seats in the House…
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10 weeks ago
The Meteoric Rise of Professor Jordan Peterson | Psychology Today
The Meteoric Rise of Professor Jordan Peterson

Source: Facebook /Fair Use We often hear people say they wish they had the fortune to purchase Microsoft or Apple or Amazon before those companies began their…
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10 weeks ago
James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives | TechCrunch
James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives

James Damore, a former Google engineer who was fired in August after posting a memo to an internal Google message board arguing that women may not be equally…
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10 weeks ago
How an ex-YouTube insider investigated its secret algorithm | Technology | The Guardian
How an ex-YouTube insider investigated its secret algorithm

YouTube The methodology Guillaume Chaslot used to detect videos YouTube was recommending during the election – and how the Guardian analysed the data Read the…
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10 weeks ago
Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy - The New York Times
Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy

Facial recognition technology is improving by leaps and bounds. Some commercial software can now tell if a person in a photograph is male or female 99 percent…
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10 weeks ago
A Code of Ethics for Data Science – dj patil – Medium
A Code of Ethics for Data Science

2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day. It’s created by you when you’re commute to work or school, when you’re shopping, when you get a medical…
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11 weeks ago
First Amendment on Private Campuses – Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
First Amendment on Private Campuses – Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

I. Introduction If you want to confuse a roomful of law students, teach them First Amendment doctrine. Courts have struggled over the years to develop a…
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11 weeks ago
The Last Days of Reality
The Last Days of Reality

On 1 May, readers of the Australian woke up to a story that seemed more appropriate for the pages of a dystopian sci-fi novel: ‘Facebook is using sophisticated…
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11 weeks ago
Lexicon Watch: “Ideological Diversity” - The Ringer
Lexicon Watch: "Ideological Diversity"

(Getty Images/Ringer Illustration) During a town hall event at North Carolina A&T State University this week, a student asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg what…
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11 weeks ago
NIPS 2017: Policy Field Notes – Tim Hwang – Medium
NIPS 2017: Policy Field Notes

By Tim Hwang and Jack Clark photo courtesy - Markus Wulfmeier NIPS, as per usual, was insane. But, we survived. Following on our policy field notes from NIPS…
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12 weeks ago
I work for an anti-extremism organisation and this is the difference between neo-Nazi and Islamist propaganda online | The Independent
I work for an anti-extremism organisation and this is the difference between neo-Nazi and Islamist propaganda online
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12 weeks ago
How China spied on the African Union’s computers | News | Africa | M&G
How China spied on the African Union’s computers

China built and paid for the African Union’s computer network – but inserted a backdoor allowing it access to the continental organisation’s confidential…
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12 weeks ago
The Dirty War Over Diversity Inside Google | WIRED
Michelle Miller / Liz Fong-Jones

FIRED GOOGLE ENGINEER James Damore says he was vilified and harassed for questioning what he calls the company’s liberal political orthodoxy, particularly around the merits of diversity.
google  manipulation  tech  HR  diversity 
january 2018
Artificial Intelligence Is Racist Yet Computer Algorithms Are Deciding Who Goes to Prison
Is AI racist? Researchers question algorithms used in law enforcement decisions

After a protest years ago—fighting casinos ready to prey on poor Philadelphia neighborhoods—I was arrested, along with a handful of pastors and retirees. After…
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january 2018
New York Times Manage Billing
New York Times Manage Billing

Secure transaction Credit Card Information Card Number Expiration Date / Security Code Billing address Country Address Apartment, Suite or Building (Optional)…
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january 2018
Why the alt-right is winning America’s meme war – Financial Times – Medium
Why the alt-right is winning America’s meme war

‘The memes are so potent because they are designed to be subversive and to bait their opponents into a reaction’ verbaska_studio/Getty By Gillian Tett Almost a…
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january 2018
Why Everyone  In NYC Has School Choice…And Why Everyone Doesn’t. - New York School Talk
Why Everyone In NYC Has School Choice…And Why Everyone Doesn’t. - New York School Talk

It’s National School Choice Week , which makes it the perfect time to discuss why everyone in New York City has School Choice. And why everyone doesn’t. In…
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january 2018
Change My View: Why Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Is on Reddit | WIRED
Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse on the Internet Is on ... Reddit

I had a view, and my view was this: Serial sexual abusers should submit to castration. Castration, I believed, would sideline the abuser’s compulsions and thus…
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january 2018
Your job is about to get 'taskified' - LA Times
Your job is about to get 'taskified'

Eric Weiner (Eric Weiner) Forget the rise of robots and the distant threat of automation. The immediate issue is the Uber-izing of human labor, fragmenting of…
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january 2018
Auditing Algorithms – Adding Accountability to Automated Authority
Auditing Algorithms: Adding Accountability to Automated Authority is a group of events designed to produce a white paper that will help to define and develop the emerging research community for “algorithm auditing.” Algorithmic Auditing is a research design that has shown promise in diagnosing the unwanted consequences of algorithmic systems. Christian Sandvig
accountability  algorithms  ethics 
january 2018
Why Asking About Citizenship Could Make the Census Less Accurate - The New York Times
Why Asking About Citizenship Could Make the Census Less Accurate

Advertisement It’s a question that used to be on the national census every decade: whether you were a citizen of the United States. But the Justice Department’s…
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january 2018
Facebook's Adam Mosseri on Why You'll See Less Video, More From Friends | WIRED
Your New Newsfeed: Why Facebook Made Its Latest Changes

Facebook on Thursday announced sweeping changes to the way it plans to manage the newsfeed, the front door to the service for its 2 billion monthly users. Under…
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january 2018
Trump’s revenge on California: The Census - POLITICO
Trump’s revenge on California: The Census

The policies and politics of President Donald Trump's administration have clouded projections for apportionment of U.S. House seats after the next census. |…
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january 2018
The Network Uber Drivers Built
The Network Uber Drivers Built

Cole* is a part-time Uber driver in Atlanta. On his first week on the job, he finds himself driving a passenger who has clearly had too many drinks. The…
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january 2018
Not Every Kid-Bond Matures | Issue 30 | n+1
Millennial habits so often mocked and belittled in the press are the survival strategies of a demographic “born into captivity.” ... Harris finds the world of childhood increasingly redefined by actuarial caution.
youth 
january 2018
Content moderation is not a panacea: Logan Paul, YouTube, and what we should expect from platforms | Social Media Collective
Content moderation is not a panacea: Logan Paul, YouTube, and what we should expect from platforms

What do we expect of content moderation? And what do we expect of platforms? There is an undeniable need, now more than ever, to reconsider the public…
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january 2018
The Most Awful Transit Center in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse - Bloomberg
The Most Awful Train Station in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse

To get to New York’s Penn Station, every northbound Amtrak passenger makes the last leg of their journey, through tunnels beneath the Hudson River, in the dark.…
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january 2018
I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix It | WIRED
I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix It

This month, two magnificently embarrassing public-relations disasters rocked the Facebook money machine like nothing else in its history. First, Facebook…
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january 2018
Gary Marcus’s Deep Learning Critique Triggers Backlash
Gary Marcus’s Deep Learning Critique Triggers Backlash

It took a mere 72 hours for deep learning researchers to ignite the first AI Twitter debate of 2018. On January 2, NYU Professor and Founder of Uber-owned…
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january 2018
My Internet Mea Culpa by Rick Webb
I’m sorry I was wrong. We all were.* Last night, as I was falling asleep after a lovely Christmas, a thought popped into my head. I was thinking how lovely the…
internet  culture  future 
january 2018
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