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Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Fact-checking the tweetstorm by Facebook VP of ads Rob Goldman on the Mueller indictment and Facebook's role in election interference by Russia   —  Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia's disinformation effort.  President Trump then cited him.  We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.
Feb 19, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context
New York Times:
Bipartisan group of senators proposes Cloud Act to access data stored overseas, authorizing DOJ to enter into agreements with countries with similar due process   —  Congress is now considering long-overdue legislation that authorizes faster access to internationally stored electronic data needed …
Feb 19, 2018, 3:10 AMIn context
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Six months after China unveiled a plan to become the world's leader in AI, experts say the Trump administration has done little to respond to the challenge   —  Last summer, China unveiled a plan to become the world's leader in artificial intelligence, challenging the longtime role of the United States.
Feb 14, 2018, 3:15 PMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Harvard, MIT, NYU among growing crop of US universities offering computer science ethics courses on AI, autonomous vehicles, privacy and civil rights in tech   —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm.  —  Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness later.
Feb 13, 2018, 8:25 AMIn context
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Researchers: cyberattack caused disruption to Pyeongchang2018.com and local internet, which grounded drones and more during Winter Olympics' opening ceremony   —  A cyberattack caused the internet disruptions during the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday night, Olympic officials and security experts said.
Feb 12, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Study: facial recognition systems of Microsoft, IBM, and China's Megvii had 21%-35% error rate for dark-skinned women versus below 1% for light-skinned men   —  Facial recognition technology is improving by leaps and bounds.  Some commercial software can now tell if a person in a photograph is male or female 99 percent of the time.
Feb 10, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
The way Khosrowshahi led Waymo settlement efforts reveals his tactics to fix Uber's reputation: expressions of regret accompanied by conciliation and compromise   —  SAN FRANCISCO — For weeks, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's chief executive, and some of his lieutenants had worked behind the scenes …
Feb 9, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
John Koblin / New York Times:
Amazon names NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke as new head of Amazon Studios; Salke succeeds Roy Price, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations   —  The NBC Entertainment executive Jennifer Salke was named the new head of Amazon Studios on Friday, ending a nearly four-month search …
Feb 9, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
In Waymo v. Uber trial, former Uber CEO Kalanick testifies he tried to find a way to let Levandowski start a company and still feel like he hired him   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Basketball players have pickup games.  Rappers have freestyle cyphers.  Tech entrepreneurs, according to the former chief executive …
Feb 6, 2018, 9:35 PMIn context
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Early Facebook, Google staffers, others form Center for Humane Technology, a group planning anti-tech addiction lobbying and ad campaign at 55K public schools   —  SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects …
Feb 5, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context

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