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Pui-Wing Tam / New York Times:
Profile of Founders for Change, a group of 400+ tech entrepreneurs and CEOs that are pushing the VC industry to diversify its ranks   —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Trevor McFedries set out last year to raise money for Brud, his robotics and artificial intelligence start-up, he found himself in many meetings with …
Mar 20, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Facebook CSO Alex Stamos to leave amid disagreements with top execs over disinformation, will stay until August; his team is down from 120 to 3 people   —  Facebook's chief information security officer, Alex Stamos, will leave the company after internal disagreements over how the social network …
Mar 19, 2018, 6:32 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Silicon Valley leaders are maturing beyond brash mottos like “move fast and break things” and becoming more realistic, introspective, and risk-averse   —  Several years ago, a plastic figurine began appearing around Google's offices, an aging alien with gray hair …
Mar 18, 2018, 8:25 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources and documents reveal how Cambridge Analytica used harvested personal information from 50M Facebook users to build psychological profiles of US voters   —  LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.
Mar 17, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: hacks of Saudi petro firms in 2017 intended to trigger an explosion via compromised Schneider Electric controllers deployed in ~18k plants worldwide   —  In August, a petrochemical company with a plant in Saudi Arabia was hit by a new kind of cyberassault.
Mar 17, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Kevin Draper / New York Times:
Sources: NYC's Madison Square Garden has quietly used facial-recognition technology to bolster security and identify those entering the building   —  Madison Square Garden has quietly used facial-recognition technology to bolster security and identify those entering the building …
Mar 14, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Lyft to develop and manufacture autonomous car systems with Canadian auto supplier Magna; Magna making $200M equity investment in Lyft, now valued at $11.7B   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The ride-hailing service Lyft has agreed to alliances with just about anyone working on driverless car technology.
Mar 14, 2018, 5:55 PMIn context
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
For vetting Instagram influencers, marketing agencies are increasingly using services from firms that have developed tech to identify fake followers or bots   —  In a sunny office in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, Mike Schmidt spends his time ferreting out fake Instagram accounts.
Mar 13, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Larry Page-backed flying taxi firm Kitty Hawk signs agreement with New Zealand government to test autonomous planes as part of an official certification process   —  Since October, a mysterious flying object has been seen moving through the skies over the South Island of New Zealand.
Mar 13, 2018, 1:25 AMIn context
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
YouTube could be one of the most powerful radicalizing tools of this century, given its billion users and algorithms that recommend ever more extreme videos   —  At one point during the 2016 presidential election campaign, I watched a bunch of videos of Donald Trump rallies on YouTube.
Mar 12, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context

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