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Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Facebook launches PyTorch 1.3, the latest version of its open-source deep learning library with quantization and support for use of Google Cloud TPUs   —  Facebook today released the latest version of its deep learning library PyTorch with quantization and Google Cloud TPU support for speedier training of machine learning models.
Oct 10, 2019, 1:00 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook's choice to allow political ads with misinformation, while making ad details public, is not a perfect decision but it is a sensible and democratic one   —  It's a problem that needs more than a technical solution  —  If you see an ad on Facebook, should the contents of that ad be true?
Oct 9, 2019, 6:30 PMIn context
Financial Times:
OECD countries unveil proposals to tax giant multinationals, especially tech giants, after months of negotiations, cracking down on the use of tax havens   —  The OECD has proposed a global shake-up of corporate taxation, overturning a century of rules that had allowed digital groups such as Facebook …
Oct 9, 2019, 12:20 PMIn context
CNBC:
House Financial Services Committee says Mark Zuckerberg will testify on October 23 as part of a hearing on Libra and more   —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, the committee announced Wednesday.
Oct 9, 2019, 11:49 AMIn context
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Facebook refuses Biden campaign's request to take down a misleading Trump campaign ad, rejected by CNN, reigniting a debate about Facebook and political speech   —  WASHINGTON — The 30-second video ad released by the Trump campaign last week is grainy, and the narrator's voice is foreboding.
Oct 9, 2019, 10:35 AMIn context
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Facebook says its Workplace platform has 3M paid users, up 1M in the past eight months, and introduces new features, like Portal support and new analytics tools   —  Should Workplace by Facebook boost employee engagement and connect frontline workers, the company is likely to add more enterprise customers.
Oct 8, 2019, 12:40 PMIn context
John Seabrook / New Yorker:
A behind-the-scenes look at how OpenAI's GPT-2 predictive text algorithm works, which can be “fine-tuned” to write phony customer reviews or even news articles   —  \u003clink href="https://www.newyorker.com/ projects/interactive/2019/191014-seabrook/css/ header_override.css" …
Oct 8, 2019, 7:15 AMIn context
New York Times:
The Trump administration is inserting CDA 230-like protections into international trade deals that shield online platforms from lawsuits related to user content   —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has begun inserting legal protections into recent trade agreements that shield online platforms …
Oct 8, 2019, 2:20 AMIn context
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Profile of Katie Haun, who targeted Bitcoin as a US DOJ prosecutor and is the first female general partner at a16z, now co-heading its $350M cryptocurrency fund   —  - Katie Haun is the first female general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and co-heads its $350 million cryptocurrency fund.
Oct 8, 2019, 1:00 AMIn context
VICE:
Twitter employees explain the platform's more relaxed approach to policing content, while keeping a 1,500-strong enforcement team vs. Facebook's 15,000   —  Multiple current and former Twitter employees, including executives, explain how Twitter really positions itself and its responsibilities around moderating speech.
Oct 7, 2019, 3:10 PMIn context

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