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African AI Experts Get Excluded From a Conference—Again 

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 19:37
For the second year in a row, researchers from the developing world have been denied visas to a major AI conference in Canada.
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Instagram Will Test Hiding 'Likes' in the US Starting Next Week

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 19:17
Hiding like counts is just the latest step in Instagram’s quest to become the safest place on the internet.
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The Kids Suing to Save the World from Climate Change

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 18:55
At the WIRED25 festival in San Francisco, three of the *Juliana v. the United States* plaintiffs talk about suing the government to force it to save us from climate doom.
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Former Facebook Executive Chris Cox on Elections and Climate Change

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 18:31
At WIRED25, the ex-chief product officer talks about why he left the social media company and his new work on climate and progressive politics.
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The California Fires and the Foreboding Future of Now

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:54
Josh Edelson’s photograph of downtown Los Angeles haloed in smoke forces the viewer to accept the consequences of climate change.
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Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince on the Struggles of Policing the Web

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:28
At WIRED25 the internet infrastructure chief talks about doing the hard calculus of pulling support from controversial sites—and why that’ll happen again.
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Oasis Labs' Dawn Song on a Safer Way to Protect Your Data

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:59
At WIRED25, the startup founder talks about her “new privacy paradigm” and how it could protect personal data, and keep it anonymous.
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Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on Crypto, China, and Fixing the Web

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:50
In a conversation at WIRED25, the online payments CEO talks about cryptocurrency, government regulation, the housing crisis, and doing business in China.
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Epic Games Just Banned a 'Fortnite' Streamer for Life

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:05
FaZe Jarvis got kicked off of the game after posting a video that showed him cheating.
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What Keeps NSA Cybersecurity Boss Anne Neuberger Up at Night

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:02
At WIRED25, the NSA's Anne Neuberger talked election security, low-orbit satellites, and weaponized autonomous drones.
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on the Challenge of Moderation 

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 15:27
The professional networking site won’t police misinformation generally, he says, to avoid inserting itself into messy user debates about the truth.
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WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton on Why Privacy Matters

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 15:06
The cofounder of the messaging service and the current chair of the Signal Foundation talks about the proliferation of end-to-end encryption in personal communications.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Facebook Rebrands, and Google Buys Fitbit

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:36
On this week’s podcast, we talk about the Facebook rebrand, Google buying Fitbit, and what happens when big brands take over small, disparate products.
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13 Best STEM Toys for Kids That Make Learning Fun

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:00
We found math-filled and science-rich books, puzzles, coding kits, and more for the little STEAM-heads in your life.
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Bike Safety Means Having New Lanes and Helmet Laws, US Says

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:07
A government panel wants officials to build better cycling infrastructure, but its call to mandate helmets is already rankling cyclingadvocates. 
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Ecosia's Search Engine Plants More Trees With Every Web Search

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:00
The search engine Ecosia is trying to slow climate change by funneling profits into organizations that plant trees in deforested areas.
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Paris Ends an E-Scooter Melee With New Rules of the Road

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 08:00
France is moving to crack down on scooter sharing, but questions linger about how micromobility affects cities and citizens.
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New Emoji Are So Boring—but They Don't Have to Be

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:00
A new data set on the popularity of emoji reveals a problem with Unicode's approval process, along with a way to fix it.
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A Scientist's Tiny Black Hole Brings the Cosmos Into the Lab

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:00
Single-purpose quantum computers are helping physicists build simulations of nature's greatest hits and observe them up close.
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Thu, 11/07/2019 - 18:05
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