20 Jun

“Computational Propaganda Worldwide: Executive Summary”

“We’re very excited to announce the launch of our case study series on computational propaganda in 9 different countries. The Computational Propaganda Research Project at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, has researched the use of social media for public opinion manipulation.”

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13 Jun

“Persuasive proof that America is full of racist and selfish people”

““Google is a digital truth serum,” Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of Everybody Lies, told me in a recent interview. “People tell Google things that they don’t tell to possibly anybody else, things they might not tell to family members, friends, anonymous surveys, or doctors.””

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05 Jun

“Feds look to experimental light-field cameras to ID drivers at the border”

“Facial recognition systems have made huge technological leaps in recent years — offering definitive identification in seconds, from as far as 350 meters away — but there’s one scenario where they still fall short: the car.”

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02 Jun

“Airbnb hosts reject guests with disabilities more often, researchers say”

“Airbnb hosts have already been found to discriminate against guests with “black-sounding” names, and now it sounds like host discrimination extends to guests with disabilities as well. Guests who didn’t disclose a disability received “pre-approval” from an Airbnb host 74.”

Read: Airbnb hosts reject guests with disabilities more often, researchers say

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