Academics Confirm Major Predictive Policing Algorithm is Fundamentally Flawed
PredPol uses an algorithm based on earthquake prediction to “predict crime.” Academics say it’s simplistic and harmful.
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How YouTube Drives Shane Dawson and Other Creators to Conspiracy Theories
YouTube structurally prioritizes audience feedback, which can drive content-makers to promote conspiracy theories or hate.
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Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops
Neighbors, a social media crime-reporting app owned by Amazon, creates a digital ecosystem in which you are encouraged to assume the worst about your neighbors—and people of color are once again being harmed.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Should Nationalize Utilities
PG&E is asking for a bailout. Instead, we should make that utility, and all utilities, public assets.
Dozens of Cities Have Secretly Experimented With Predictive Policing Software
Documents obtained by Motherboard using public information requests verify previously unconfirmed police department contracts with predictive policing company PredPol.
TikTok Can't Save Us from Algorithmic Content Hell
TikTok is not immune from engagement-hungry algorithms that dominate the internet as we know it.
Scientists Discovered a Dinosaur Ancestor Called the 'Antarctic King'
Antarctanax shackletoni, or the “Antarctic king,” is an iguana-sized ancestor to dinosaurs and modern crocodiles.
Stop Kissing Your Hedgehogs or You Might Get Salmonella, CDC Warns
According to the CDC, there’s a salmonella outbreak in 11 states that has been linked to contact with hedgehogs. Hedgehogs are cancelled.
Dead Tardigrade Found Buried 3,200 feet-Deep in Antarctica Lake
Scientists found a carcass of the extremophile, microbial tardigrade a kilometer underground near an Antarctic lake.
Climate Change-Driven Heat Wave Killed a Third of a Bat Population in Two Days
Almost one third of a bat species population in Australia perished during a heat wave in November 2018.
Climate Change Is Making Waves Stronger
Climate change is changing our wind patterns, which is strengthening waves traveling across the earth's surface.
Border Patrol Union Just Deleted a Webpage Saying a Wall Would Be 'Wasting Taxpayer Money'
Digital archives show that the page was deleted after the union's president supported building a border wall with Donald Trump in the White House Briefing Room.
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