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New York City Proposes Regulating Algorithms Used in Hiring
A bill would require firms to disclose when they use software to assess candidates, and vendors would have to ensure that their tech doesn’t discriminate.
Google’s New Union Is Already Addressing Political Issues
The Alphabet Workers Union isn’t seeking better pay and benefits. It wants to influence the company’s policies on social and other issues.
The Tweets That Got Trump Banned Were Far From His Worst
In the end, what took down @realdonaldtrump was not what he tweeted, but how it was interpreted.
Chatroulette Is On the Rise Again—With Help From AI
The hottest app of early 2010 faded quickly when it was flooded with unwanted nudity. Smarter content moderation is helping to revive it.
Some UK Stores Are Using Facial Recognition to Track Shoppers
Branches of the British grocer Southern Co-op are using surveillance technology to look for potential shoplifters.
The Year of Driving Less—but More Dangerously
Total traffic deaths fell during pandemic lockdowns. But fatalities per mile traveled rose, due to faster driving, fewer cops, and more drug use.