The Toxic Potential of YouTubes Feedback Loop

From 2010 to 2 011, I worked on YouTube’s artificial intelligence recommendation engine–the algorithm that directs what you encounter next based on your previous regard wonts and searches. One of my main tasks was to increase the amount of time…

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The World Cup Was a Prime Target for Amazon Counterfeiters

The US women’s national soccer team is extremely good at two things: tallying objectives and selling sell. Even before it won a second consecutive World Cup championship Sunday, the players’ home jersey, which is designed by Nike, became the top-selling…

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Wayfair Employees Are Walking Out. Here’s Why

A group of workers at the ecommerce firm Wayfair staged a protest in Boston Wednesday afternoon to protest the company’s sale of furniture to a government contractor that organizes detention centers amid an ongoing humanitarian crisis at the southern border….

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The Cypherpunks Tapping Bitcoin via Ham Radio

Every six hours, at his home in the high-pitched desert outside Kingman, Arizona, midway between Phoenix and Las Vegas, Brian Goss downloads the most recent developments blocks from the bitcoin blockchain via satellite. He receives the transmission through a dish…

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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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Alphabet Shareholders Demand Accountability

Alphabet, Google’s mother busines, faced an onslaught of 14 independent shareholder suggestions during its annual fill on Wednesday, most criticizing the absorption of superpower in the sides of a few executives and all demanding some kind of structural change to…

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Facebook’s Libra Is Already Hitting Turbulence

Long before Facebook formally announced its new cryptocurrency, Libra, lawmakers were shaky about the company’s ambitions to reach into the financial lives of its consumers. The panics centered on privacy, presented Facebook’s prior breaches of trust, and how the company…

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Adidas loses three-stripe trademark battle in European court

Logo first cross-file on a football boot in 1949 was not unique enough, says court Adidas has been unsuccessful in an attempt to expand its trademark three-stripe design in the EU after national courts governed it was not ” peculiar…

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Mayor Pete Enlists a Silicon Valley Vet to Bring In the Money

Presidential safaruss get compared to a lot of things: a marathon, a film. Or a battleship. An iceberg. An “MRI of the mind.” More recently, the metaphor of selection has been the tech startup. Even amid a growing backlash to…

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‘They broke my mental shackles’: could magic mushrooms be the answer to depression?

New contests has been demonstrated the narcotic psilocybin to be highly effective in treating recession, with Oakland the latest US city to in effect decriminalise it last week. Some investigates say it could become indefensible to ignore the evidence but…

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