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The Technology 202: Facebook and YouTube content pushing steroids raises more platform policing questions

Content moderators work at a Facebook office in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman for The Washington Post) Ctrl + N Drug dealers are using Facebook, YouTube and other social networks to push steroids, raising new concerns about Silicon Valley’s content moderation investments as the tech industry faces increasing pressure in Washington.  Steroids and other performance […]

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White House questions tech giants on ways to predict shootings from social media

Donald Trump left Washington before Friday’s meeting at the White House on online extremism for two fundraisers in New York and his resort in Bedminster, N.J. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) August 9 at 5:21 PM Top officials in the Trump administration expressed interest in tools that might anticipate mass shootings or predict attackers by scanning social […]

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6 questions we have about Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain interface technology

Not satisfied with SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk shed light on Neuralink, his brain interface company that wants to develop “ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.” During a livestream Tuesday night, Musk explained that he hoped Neuralink could help treat brain disorders, preserve and enhance human brains, and eventually merge humans with […]

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Google’s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress

Supported by Google’s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress ImageSundar Pichai, an engineer who rose through Google’s ranks to become its leader three years ago, faced more than three hours of questions from the House Judiciary Committee.CreditCreditSarah Silbiger/The New York Times By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Cecilia Kang Dec. 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — Google’s […]