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An Audit Slams Facebook as a Home for Misinformation and Hate

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 20:12
In a meeting and an unusual report, activist groups that instigated an ad boycott of the social media company say it has not responded adequately to criticism.
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Hong Kong's Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 18:11
As China exerts more power over the city, companies like Facebook and Google have stopped handing over data—for now.
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Is It Game Streaming's Turn for a Labor Revolution?

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 17:04
After the demise of Mixer, livestreamers are taking a closer look at what their platform partnerships should look like.
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America Has a Sick Obsession with Covid-19 Polls

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:00
Scholars have long warned that constant polling is bad for democracy. In a pandemic, it’s also bad for public health.
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The Best Veterinary Telemedicine Services for Your Pet (2020)

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:00
These days, your pet can get medical help without leaving home—but first, you need to understand the difference between telemedicine and teletriage.
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How to Read Covid-19 Research (and Actually Understand It)

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:00
Confused? Surprised? Wondering where the good parts are? Here are a few tips on reading scientific papers to help those of us following along at home.
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Citizen Science Projects Offer a Model for Coronavirus Apps

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 08:00
Americans don't like when their data is taken—but research shows they would be willing to donate it.
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The Media Monsters in the National Dialog

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 07:00
Journalists are the bane of your existence. Which is why we need to talk about spelling and computer history. Seriously.
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Kai-Fu Lee Gives AI a B-Minus Grade in the Covid-19 Fight

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 07:00
Robots and computer programs can help with social distancing and food delivery, but have been less helpful in developing a vaccine.
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Garmin Instinct Solar Review: A Great Backcountry Partner

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 07:00
Our favorite rugged and affordable outdoor watch can now recharge with the power of the sun.
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Global Warming. Inequality. Covid-19. And Al Gore Is ... Optimistic?

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 07:00
As vice president, he looked for big policy answers to hard global problems. Now he says all our crises are speeding us toward real solutions.
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This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:30
Tessera Therapeutics is developing a new class of gene editors capable of precisely plugging in long stretches of DNA—something that Crispr can’t do.
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A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on Reddit

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:42
The Police Data Accessibility Project aims to request, download, clean, and standardize public records that right now are overly difficult to find.
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India's TikTok Ban Dispels the Myth of the 'China Bogeyman'

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:00
Mark Zuckerberg and US tech giants argue that regulation will allow China to dominate. But in reality, the global market rejects unregulated, invasive tech.
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The 7 Best Turntables for Your Vinyl Collection (2020)

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:00
Looking for fresh indoor hobbies? Why not start a record collection? Here are our favorite entry-level turntables to help you enjoy analog audio at home.
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Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the Pandemic

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:00
As pro leagues return to stadiums, here are a few novel technologies people are exploring as ways to keep fans and players safe.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review: A Fine Android Tablet

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:00
The newest Galaxy tablet is a decent iPad alternative in a field with few competitors.
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Self-Driving Tech Is Becoming a Game of Partnerships

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:00
Making an autonomous vehicle is proving harder and costlier than many startups predicted. So they're teaming up with giants like Hyundai, Jaguar, and Ford.
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Keeping Up With the Coronas—or Why the Virus Is Winning

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:00
The climb in global cases is relentless. So what’s corona got that we don’t?
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A Mathematician’s Guide to How Contagion Spreads

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:00
Adam Kucharski wrote The Rules of Contagion before Covid-19. He talks about misinformation, bank failures, and coming up with hypotheses during a crisis.
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