Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal
by Karen Weise on 27 November 2020 at 22:26
The company has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, bringing its global work force to more than 1.2 million.
Patients of a Vermont Hospital Are Left ‘in the Dark’ After a Cyberattack
by Ellen Barry and Nicole Perlroth on 27 November 2020 at 13:58
A wave of damaging attacks on hospitals upended the lives of patients with cancer and other ailments. “I have no idea what to do,” one said.
‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at Coinbase
by Nathaniel Popper on 27 November 2020 at 10:00
Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment.
Leonard Kamsler, a Dissecting Golf Photographer, Dies at 85
by Glenn Collins on 26 November 2020 at 22:08
He pioneered the use of strobe photography to break down a golfer’s swing. He was also innovative, even crafty, in documenting P.G.A. tournaments for decades.
Cho Joo-bin Gets 40 Years in South Korean Prison for Sexual Exploitation
by Choe Sang-Hun on 26 November 2020 at 07:48
Cho Joo-bin was convicted of blackmailing young women into making sexually explicit video clips that he sold online.
Imagine a World Without Apps
by Shira Ovide on 25 November 2020 at 20:03
Video games are inching away from apps. Maybe every other industry can, too.
We’re Still Smarter Than Computers
by Shira Ovide on 25 November 2020 at 19:53
YouTube, under pressure over election falsehoods, suspends OAN for Covid-19 misinformation.
by Daisuke Wakabayashi on 25 November 2020 at 19:13
The company, which has largely escaped the scrutiny faced by other social media outfits, is being pushed to restrict misleading videos.
Facebook Struggles to Balance Civility and Growth
by Kevin Roose, Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel on 25 November 2020 at 17:12
Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company’s bottom line.
Amazon Produce Reviews: What Do They Mean?
by John Herrman on 25 November 2020 at 17:05
Customers and sellers have relied on star ratings for decades, but the review system appears to have met its match: “Yellow Onion (Brands May Vary).”
It’s Time for a Digital Detox. (You Know You Need It.)
by Brian X. Chen on 25 November 2020 at 14:00
Excessive screen time can be harmful to our well-being, but we can free ourselves from tech’s hooks with goals, rules and boundaries.
The Reigning Queen of Pandemic Yoga
by Molly Young on 25 November 2020 at 10:00
The YouTube celebrity Adriene Mishler made yoga accessible and search-optimized even before so many Americans were confined at home. Can she help us learn to live better lives in front of the computer?
No, Trump cannot win Georgia’s electoral votes through a write-in Senate campaign.
by Kellen Browning on 24 November 2020 at 23:13
#WriteInTrumpForGA was one of Twitter’s top trending topics, though such a campaign might only hurt Republicans.
Meet The Top 2020 Presidential Election Misinformation ‘Superspreaders'
by Sheera Frenkel on 24 November 2020 at 19:13
New research found that a handful of social media accounts had an outsize influence on false election information. President Trump topped the list.
How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’ Seed False Election Theories
by Sheera Frenkel on 24 November 2020 at 15:06
Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud.
Intel and Nvidia Chips Power a Chinese Surveillance System
by Paul Mozur and Don Clark on 24 November 2020 at 15:00
Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising questions about the tech industry’s responsibility.
Meet GPT-3. It Has Learned to Code (and Blog and Argue).
by Cade Metz on 24 November 2020 at 14:48
The latest natural-language system generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes emails, answers trivia questions, translates languages and even writes its own computer programs.
‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game
by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Fatima Faizi on 24 November 2020 at 12:01
The game’s cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality.
Fact Check: No, Biden Did Not Have a Maskless Birthday Party
by Linda Qiu on 24 November 2020 at 09:01
The video of a crowd singing happy birthday to the president-elect was from 2019.
How Archaeologists Are Using Deep Learning to Dig Deeper
by Zach Zorich on 24 November 2020 at 07:30
Trawling ancient history with neural nets.