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Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's Business stories, including the latest on blockchain, crypto, startups, telecoms, national affairs, and tech culture.

    New York City Proposes Regulating Algorithms Used in Hiring

    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.

    • 7 min
    Google’s New Union Is Already Addressing Political Issues

    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.

    • 7 min
    The Tweets That Got Trump Banned Were Far From His Worst

    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.

    • 6 min
    Chatroulette Is On the Rise Again—With Help From AI

    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.

    • 9 min
    Some UK Stores Are Using Facial Recognition to Track Shoppers

    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.

    • 9 min
    The Year of Driving Less—but More Dangerously

    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.

    • 7 min

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