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Cade Metz / New York Times:
How a slowdown in Moore's Law led to the rise of specialized chips like FPGAs and GPUs for AI and other applications in computing   —  New technologies are testing the limits of computer semiconductors.  To deal with that, researchers have gone looking for ideas from nature.
Sep 18, 2017, 10:00 AMIn context
New York Times:
Facebook and other tech giants are increasingly coming into conflict with governments around the world that are exerting greater control over the internet   —  On a muggy, late spring evening, Tuan Pham awoke to the police storming his house in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Sep 18, 2017, 5:00 AMIn context
New York Times:
How computers and cellphones are impacting modern Amish communities: helping business owners and craftspeople increase efficiency, anxiety about social effects   —  A young woman, wearing a traditional full-length Amish dress and white bonnet, stepped away from a farmer's market, opened her palm and revealed a smartphone.
Sep 17, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
New York Times:
30 current and former SoFi employees describe years of misconduct by executives including CEO Mike Cagney and a rancorous workplace environment   —  SAN FRANCISCO — For months, the text messages came.  Some were flirtatious, asking her to meet him late at night.  Sometimes, the texts were sexually explicit.
Sep 12, 2017, 10:10 PMIn context
New York Times:
SoFi CEO and co-founder Mike Cagney to step down following sexual harassment suit; sources say he skirted risk and compliance controls while expanding business   —  Social Finance, an online lender that has been one of the more prominent financial technology start-ups, said on Monday …
Sep 11, 2017, 10:07 PMIn context
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
Regulations should include greater penalties for corporations like Equifax that provide inadequate security for sensitive personal data   —  Last week, Americans woke up to news of yet another mass breach of their personal data.  The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax revealed …
Sep 11, 2017, 9:40 PMIn context
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Investigation shows how suspected Russian operators used fake accounts on Twitter and Facebook to spread anti-Clinton messages and promote hacked material   —  Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice.  So it was last year when Melvin Redick of Harrisburg …
Sep 10, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Survey of wealthy technologists reveals support for left-leaning social policies, like wealth redistribution, but a rejection of regulation and labor unions   —  Silicon Valley has long preferred to remain aloof from national politics, but the Trump era has altered that stance.
Sep 6, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
European Court of Human Rights limits private employer rights to snoop on employee communications, urges countries to implement safeguards against abuse   —  Europe's human rights court ruled on Tuesday that companies can monitor their employees' email if they are notified in advance …
Sep 6, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Tech companies are courting influential teachers with various incentives to promote their products, raising ethical concerns   —  MAPLETON, N.D. — One of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States teaches third grade here at Mapleton Elementary, a public school with about 100 students …
Sep 4, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context

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