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How to Identify and Report Hate Speech on Social Media
Lifehacker.com

Social media is great for connecting people, sharing news and information, and giving your grandmother the opportunity to air her political opinions unfettered. Unfortunately, its anonymity and widespread reach makes it an easy way for people to spread hate, … more…

India’s Plan to Curb Hate Speech Could Mean More Censorship
Wired

India's government has proposed rules that would require encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp to decrypt data, threatening the security of users globally. more…

Google and Facebook employees are teaming up against their bosses
The Verge

Google employees are leading a protest against forced arbitration today on social media — and they’re teaming up with employees at Facebook and Uber more…

Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22B fintech megadeal
TechCrunch

While we will continue to see a lot of consolidation among smaller startups in the area of financial technology, or fintech, there are also some much bigger combinations at play to help tap into economies of scale against current and future competition. Today… more…

Alexa gets a professional ‘newscaster’ voice for reading the day’s news
TechCrunch

Amazon already gave Alexa the ability to whisper, and now it’s rolling out another way to change the assistant’s speaking style – it’s giving Alexa a “newscaster” voice. Starting today, when U.S. customers ask Alexa “what’s the latest?” to hear the day’s news… more…

Driving down the cost of preserving genetic material, Acorn Biolabs raises $3.3 million
TechCrunch

Acorn Biolabs wants consumers to pay them to store genetic material in a bet that the increasing advances in targeted genetic therapies will yield better healthcare results down the line. The company’s pitch is to “Save young cells today, live a longer, bette… more…

Daily Crunch: Netflix hikes prices for U.S. subscribers
TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Netflix will raise prices for US subscribers, with its most popul… more…

Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsoft’s VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient heatlh
TechCrunch

Cracking the silos of digital health records promises to bring better care to patients by better informing doctors, according to Abhinav Shashank, the chief executive officer of San Francisco-based startup Innovaccer. Shashank’s company is just wrapping up a … more…

ACLU Is Suing the Federal Government for Information About Social Media Surveillance Practices
Gizmodo.com

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the federal government on Thursday over its social media surveillance practices, specifically relating to the Trump administration’s controversial imm… more…

Wearable sensor may help screen for anxiety and depression in kids
Mashable

Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with. When Ellen McGinnis started her… more…

From SysOp to DevOps, behind the scenes of running websites for two decades
Ars Technica

Ars' IT guru Jason Marlin has 20+ years in information infrastructure—game's changed a bit. more…

Cloud Covered: 6 things you might have missed from Google Cloud last year
Blog.google

What was new with Google Cloud in 2018? Well, it depends on what particular cloud technology you’re interested in. There was plenty of news on the AI and machine learning front, along with developments on a variety of enterprise cloud components. The open clo… more…

Everything we know about the PlayStation 5 so far
Androidcentral.com

Sony is gearing up for the PlayStation 4's eventual successor. While development on the PlayStation 4's successor has likely been going on for years, Sony has officially confirmed that it's in the works. Here's everything we know about it so far. The latest i… more…

Hard work, creativity, vision: the essentials of outstanding home care
The Guardian (AU)

Four out of five home care agencies are rated good, but only 3% are deemed outstanding. What are inspectors looking for? “Absolutely soul-destroying” is how Cath Loates and Sandra Harris remember the day their home care business was rated inadequate. “It knoc… more…

How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people
The Guardian (AU)

When a ‘chip and signature’ payment card is refused, the impact on a shopper’s dignity is huge My mother was gleeful. We had identified a pair of designer trainers coveted by her grandson and she had resolved to buy them for his Christmas present. She braved … more…

GoDaddy is Injecting Site-Breaking JavaScript Into Customer Websites
Slashdot.org

Web hosting service GoDaddy is injecting JavaScript into customer websites that could impact the overall performance of the website or even render it inoperable, according to Australian programmer Igor Kromin. From a report: GoDaddy's analytics system is base… more…

Astronauts can attend Amazon's new cutting-edge tech conference for free (AMZN)
Business Insider

Amazon is introducing a new event called re:MARS, which focuses on machine learning, automation, robotics, and space technology. re:MARS is inspired by MARS, a private invite-only event hosted by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, focused on artificial intell… more…

The record-breaking government shutdown is putting the US at risk of a major cyber attack
Business Insider

Cybersecurity experts are warning that the US is at greater risk of attack as the record partial government shutdown continues. Thousands of workers that monitor the nation's defense systems are off work, and experts also worry that systems aren't being upgra… more…

Here are 14 companies and startups fighting to ship items same day for less (AMZN, UPS, FDX, XPO, WMT)
Business Insider

UPS and FedEx have dominated the US logistics industry — in particular, the last mile of delivery, where a courier brings a customer their order. FedEx estimates that more than 95% of all e-commerce orders in the US are delivered by itself, UPS, or the US Pos… more…

For Struggling Startups, Retirees Are Coming to the Rescue
Entrepreneur.com

An increasing amount of founders are looking to folks who've been there and done that -- and benefitting from their hard-earned expertise. more…

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