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Facebook’s Reason for Banning Researchers Doesn’t Hold Up

The company says privacy concerns forced it to block access for a team of academics. Whose privacy, exactly?When Facebook said Tuesday that it was suspending the accounts of a team of NYU...

The Pandemic Drives Cofounders to Couples Therapy

Startups are like relationships—at least that’s what some Silicon Valley therapists are pitching.Before they were cofounders, Kris Chaisanguanthum and Ryan Damm were friends. Then in 2016 they started Visby, a holographic imaging...

Struggling to Recruit, Police Turn to Targeted Ads

The pandemic and the George Floyd protests have made recruiters’ jobs tougher. Now they’re tapping the behavioral profiling power of social media.Your favorite social media platform likely knows more about you than...

This New Way to Train AI Could Curb Online Harassment

Misogyny on the internet too often slips through the filters of content moderators. A new method hopes to inject more nuance into the process.For about six months last year, Nina Nørgaard met...

Semiconductors pose an unwelcome roadblock for carmakers

THE SUDDEN unavailability a decade ago of cars in “tuxedo black”, “rugged brown” or “royal red” highlighted the vulnerability of the industry’s global supply chain. The abrupt closure of the only factory...

Will Nvidia’s huge bet on artificial-intelligence chips pay off?

“WE’RE ALWAYS 30 days away from going out of business,” is a mantra of Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder of Nvidia, a semiconductor company. That may be a little hyperbolic coming from the boss...

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Sound Transit board finalizes link light rail realignment, accelerating some Seattle projects

After 17 months of deliberation and work, the Sound Transit Board finalized plans on Thursday to realign the project schedules for ST3 — a...

Tiene una medalla de plata, pero pide perdón

En los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio, los atletas japoneses que se quedaron a las puertas del oro se han disculpado profusamente, a veces incluso...

Adam Ondra Finishes Out of the Medals in Olympic Climbing

Because of a complicated scoring system, it was often hard to know who was ahead in this mash-up of climbing disciplines making its Olympic...