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Amanda Taub / New York Times:
Experts say social media is connecting and reinforcing angry white men, some of whom identify as “incels”, as they share their rage and loss online   —  The recent mass killing in Toronto by a suspect who once called for an “Incel Rebellion” has drawn attention to an online community …
May 9, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Sources: NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is working on an online trading platform that would allow large investors to buy and hold Bitcoin   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are warming up to Bitcoin, a virtual currency that for nearly a decade …
May 7, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Reid Forgrave / New York Times:
How an infosec director at Multi-State Lottery Association spoofed random number generator software and almost pulled off the largest lottery scam in US history   —  The file landed on Rob Sand's desk with something less than a thud.  Despite holding the contents of an investigation still open …
May 7, 2018, 5:50 AMIn context
Tara Siegel Bernard / New York Times:
Robocall blocking service YouMail says there were 3.4B robocalls in April in US, up 900M/month YoY, despite efforts of regulators and lawmakers to stop them   —  It's not just you.  —  Those pesky robocalls — at best annoying disturbances and at worst costly financial scams — are getting worse.
May 6, 2018, 8:40 PMIn context
Cade Metz / New York Times:
A look at universities' struggles to retain AI researchers as Facebook opens new AI labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh after New York, Paris, and Montreal   —  SAN FRANCISCO — At a conference in Silicon Valley this week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, vowed that his company would …
May 5, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
N.S.A. Triples Collection of Data From U.S. Phone Companies   —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency vacuumed up more than 534 million records of phone calls and text messages from American telecommunications providers like AT&T and Verizon last year — more than three times what it collected in 2016 …
May 4, 2018, 6:50 PMIn context
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
As Fortnite's popularity grows, companies are turning malls and movie theaters into neighborhood esports arenas and content farms are cultivating gamer talent   —  Gamers are the new stars.  Esports arenas are the new movie theaters.  —  Video games are beginning their takeover of the real world.
May 3, 2018, 4:00 PMIn context
Jonah Engel Bromwich / New York Times:
On YouTube, channels that stream music nonstop resemble pirate radio stations; they benefit from the site's algorithms but are susceptible to copyright policing   —  A trick of YouTube's algorithms has led to the blossoming of hundreds of unlicensed, independent radio stations on the site …
May 3, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
New York Times:
How the Chinese government, long suspicious of internet companies, is now keen on harnessing tech companies' capital and knowledge to realize its goals   —  The government in China, long suspicious of internet companies, now sees ambitious titans like Tencent and Alibaba as useful partners.
May 3, 2018, 5:30 AMIn context
New York Times:
Filing shows executives at Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group, along with the Mercer family, have moved to create a new firm, Emerdata, possibly for “rebranding”   —  The embattled political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica announced on Wednesday that it would cease most operations …
May 2, 2018, 10:00 PMIn context

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IBM:
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