Technology

NPR gets it wrong, depleted uranium (DU) shells are absolutely radioactive

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As more patients email doctors, health systems have started charging fees

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Antisemitism on Elon Musk’s X is surging and dredging up many ancient, defamatory themes of blaming Jews

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Taking advantage of gullibility

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Faraway fantasies of AI annihilation distract from the more immediate harms the industry is doing today

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Generative AI is a minefield for copyright law

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Social media moderation standards are more about epistemology than technology

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Internet researcher Renée DiResta discusses the challenges and controversies of content moderation


Journalism is in crisis because media executives outsourced everything to tech companies

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Federal judge rules in favor of privacy for a change

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Mastodon, the Fediverse, and the revolt of the internet masses

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Dan Gillmor and Darius Kazemi on why open protocol social media needs to be the future


It’s time to admit that Bitcoin ideologues like Balaji Srinivasan are fools

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New research shows how Twitter played a role in the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank

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Why podcasts have become a key part of many Americans’ news and entertainment

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Pew Research Center researcher Elisa Shearer breaks down a new report on how and why people listen to podcasts


Forget milk and eggs: Supermarkets are having a fire sale on data about you

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AI is going to change politics, and Americans are skeptical about what could happen

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Change Research pollster Stephen Clermont talks about public opinion on AI and its possible impacts on campaigns


Big business and government are adopting artificial intelligence, what can it do for the rest of us?

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Technologist and researcher Simon Willison on technical and practical applications of ChatGPT and AI


Artificial intelligence is going to change the world, but how much of it is hype?

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Gary N. Smith and Jeff Schatten debate and discuss how chatbots will change education, employment, and a lot more


Instead of banning TikTok, the U.S. should pass comprehensive data privacy laws

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AI isn’t close to becoming sentient, but people seem to want to think it is

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Right-wing figures are reusing their bogus complaints about the media with artificial intelligence

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The world’s richest people are starting to realize the system they’ve created is unstable, but they can’t stop

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Author and filmmaker Douglas Rushkoff talks about why oligarchs are planning for disaster and his book, ‘Survival of the Richest’


 

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