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Experts debate the ethics of LinkedIn’s algorithm experiments on 20M users

EnlargeBloomberg / Contributor | Bloomberg This month, LinkedIn researchers revealed in Science that the company spent five years quietly researching more than...

Big gaming companies get DHS help to keep players from becoming terrorists

EnlargeJun | iStock / Getty Images Plus Last December, the United Nations warned of an overlooked but critical "emerging terrorist threat”: extremists...

Texas court upholds law banning tech companies from censoring viewpoints

EnlargeSmith Collection/Gado / Contributor | Archive Photos For the past year, Texas has been fighting in court to uphold a controversial law...

YouTube algorithm pushed election fraud claims to Trump supporters, report says

EnlargeNathan Howard / Stringer | Getty Images News For years, researchers have suggested that algorithms feeding users content aren't the cause of...

Scanning students’ homes during remote testing is unconstitutional, judge says

EnlargeJeff Greenberg / Contributor | Universal Images Group As the pandemic unfolded in spring 2020, an Educause survey found that an increasing...

TikTok vows to close loophole letting users skirt ban on political ads

EnlargeTetra Images | Tetra images As TikTok’s popularity and earnings soar, the company has decided to crack down on political content creators—sometimes with...

Amazon might own your doctor’s office after latest acquisition

EnlargeNurPhoto / Contributor | NurPhoto When Amazon launched Amazon Care to its employees in 2019, the goal was to test the product...

Cryptomining boom has people’s energy bills skyrocketing; feds mull new rules

EnlargeAndriy Onufriyenko | Moment This is not the summer that Americans want to deal with an unknown number of cryptocurrency firms unexpectedly...

Amazon finally admits giving cops Ring doorbell data without user consent

EnlargeSmith Collection/Gado / Contributor | Archive Photos More than 10 million people rely on Ring video doorbells to monitor what's happening directly...

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