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New York Times:
As some militant groups find ways to maintain a social media presence despite bans, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter struggle to enforce rules toward the groups   —  SAN FRANCISCO — In July 2013, a broadcaster affiliated with the Islamist group Hezbollah posted a threatening video on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Apr 20, 2019, 1:35 AMIn context
Chris Horton / New York Times:
Terry Gou, the founder of Foxconn, has announced he will run for Taiwan's presidency   —  TAIPEI, Taiwan — The billionaire Terry Gou, whose company is best known for manufacturing iPhones, announced Wednesday he would run for Taiwan's presidency, saying his bid had received a divine blessing — from a Chinese sea goddess.
Apr 17, 2019, 6:20 PMIn context
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Hulu remains Netflix's strongest competitor, despite stiff competition, as sources say its $6/month streaming service makes $15+/subscriber/month due to ads   —  With 148 million subscribers and a value of $157 billion, Netflix is the leader in streaming.  But Hulu, now controlled by Disney, has something Netflix doesn't: ads.
Apr 17, 2019, 11:55 AMIn context
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Interviews with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and employees shed light on her stewardship and what has been a difficult year so far, with a myriad of scandals   —  Even by the nightmarish standards of the empire she oversees, Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive officer of YouTube, has had a dreadful start to 2019.
Apr 17, 2019, 11:17 AMIn context
Sahil Chinoy / New York Times:
Using 9 hours' worth of footage of a park in NYC from public cameras and Amazon Rekognition, NYT detected 2,750 faces, matching many to real identities, for $60   —  Most people pass through some type of public space in their daily routine — sidewalks, roads, train stations.
Apr 16, 2019, 11:45 AMIn context
New York Times:
Some companies attacked in 2017's NotPetya ransomware plague have been denied insurance coverage over “war exclusion” clauses   —  LONDON — Within days of a cyberattack, warehouses of the snack foods company Mondelez International filled with a backlog of Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers.
Apr 15, 2019, 7:05 PMIn context
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Sources: how China uses AI to specifically track Uighurs, an ethnic minority, in the first known racist application of facial recognition to be widely deployed   —  In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group.
Apr 14, 2019, 6:50 PMIn context
David Gelles / New York Times:
Charity: water now accepts stock donations from shareholders of private startups like Uber to share some IPO proceeds as bonuses with the non-profit's staff   —  Entrepreneurs who own stakes in private companies can donate some of their equity to Charity: water.
Apr 14, 2019, 2:05 PMIn context
Sarah Jeong / New York Times:
Companies are adjusting premiums and policies for life, car, and home insurance based on new forms of surveillance and analysis, enabled by tech like IoT and AI   —  Some technologies are better left in the laboratory.  —  Ms. Jeong is a member of the editorial board.
Apr 14, 2019, 1:55 AMIn context
Alan Blinder / New York Times:
Since 2011, a database error left more than 150,000+ young people off the jury rolls in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana   —  BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisianans who were summoned to decide whether Grover Cannon killed a police officer were Asian, black, Hispanic and white.
Apr 13, 2019, 11:35 PMIn context

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