YouTube Is Giving You More Control Over Video Recommendations

YouTube has been at the center of a long series of scandals in recent years, countless concern one of its main features: the recommendation algorithm. The software spurs consumers to watch one video after another, which are served up on…

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Generative Music Apps Let Your Phone Write Songs for You

In the 1950 s, experimental composer John Cage began to explore what would happen if portions of a musical composition were left to chance. Music-writing, as “hes seen” it, was doused in ego–like an artist’s self-portrait–and he saw a new…

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DJs of the Future Don’t Spin RecordsThey Write Code

Renick Bell is standing in front of his computer at a small counter in the middle of the frolic storey. The stoic, bespectacled musician natures quickly and efficiently, his eyes fastened to his computer screen. Around him in a wide…

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A Sexist Search Bug Says More About Us Than Facebook

Just before Valentine’s Day last week, Belgian protection researcher Inti De Ceukelaire saw something strange on Facebook. He saw the social network’s exploration purpose considered pictures of men and women in dramatically different ways. Researching for “photos of my female…

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Free Speech Is Not the Same As Free Reach

The algorithms that govern how we find information online are once again in the news–but you have to look to conclude them. “Trump Accuses Google of Burying Conservative News in Search Results, ” reads an August 28 New York Times…

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What Happens When Facebook Mistakenly Blocks Local News Stories

In July, Danielle Bostick met a nationwide action against sexual violence on academy campuses when she made a Facebook page for her daughter. “Justice for Francesca” is meant to raise awareness about the 15 -year-old, who was sexually assaulted last-place…

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It’s Time for an RSS Revival

The modern web contains no shortage of cruelties, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming scaffolds to YouTube explains, generally. Unfortunately, there &# x27; s no cure-all for what ails this internet we &# x27; ve built. But anyone tiresome of…

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The Key to the Perfect March Madness Bracket: Evolution

Predicting the wins and losers of March Madness is such a daunting invite that it allures math nerds like Starfleet voyagers stringing up at Comic-Con. Statisticians, economists, Silicon Valley coders, the PhD quants at hedge funds and gambling syndicates: They’ve…

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How Technology Unsettled the Stock Market

At his coming-out hearing as chairman of the Federal Reserve on Feb. 27, Jay Powell made all sorts of word in finance-land, including a suggestion that the bank assured potentially faster inflation onward. Likewise striking was his assessment of the…

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Parkland Conspiracies Overwhelm the Internet’s Broken Trending Tools

It takes a special sort of heartlessness to create a conspiracy video about a youthful survivor of one of the deadliest academy shootings in US history. But it takes a literally pitiless algorithm is so that thousands, or even millions,…

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