Tag: Tech

Bloomberg: Tesla Built Walls Inside New York Factory to Hide Idled Production Lines

In a recent article, Bloomberg questions whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk has forgotten about the company’s “Gigafactory 2” based in Buffalo, New York. After describing the factory — built with $750 million of taxpayer funds — as looking like an “empty Walmart Supercenter,” the report reveals that Tesla walled off areas of the plant to […]

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Leeds Trinity University: Capital Letters Trigger Students

Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom has told its lecturers to avoid using capital letters in their classroom handouts because they upset students, and can “scare students into failure.” The journalism department at Leeds Trinity University has cautioned its instructors against writing in capital letters on classroom paperwork such as syllabi and exam instructions […]

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Michelle Wolf Calls White House Correspondents’ Association ‘Cowards’

Comedian Michelle Wolf blasted the White House Correspondents’ Association as “cowards” Monday, following their decision to not invite a comedian to the next correspondents’ dinner. “The whca are cowards. The media is complicit. And I couldn’t be prouder,” Michelle Wolf said. The @whca are cowards. The media is complicit. And I couldn’t be prouder. https://t.co/OOIFGuZ731 — […]

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Facebook Announces Creation of Independent Body to Judge Content

Facebook has announced the formation of an independent body designed to review and make decisions on content which could affect Facebook’s policies in the future. Facebook announced this week that the company will be developing an independent body to make decisions relating to what content should be removed from the social media platform, Yahoo News […]

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Greenwald: Prosecution of Assange ‘Grave Threat To Press Freedom’

Glenn Greenwald, known for his work exposing the NSA’s covert surveillance of American and other citizens, writes that the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange poses a “grave threat to press freedom,” reminding readers that even Obama’s Department of Justice recognized this. Despite this, Greenwald notes the current DOJ has obtained sealed charges against the […]

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FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton’s State Department Ignored Julian Assange’s Warning About Leaked Cables

Hillary Clinton’s office ignored Julian Assange’s warnings about leaked U.S. State Department cables in 2011, according to footage obtained at the time by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras. The Department of Justice has obtained sealed charges against Assange for his decision to publish classified U.S. government material, as confirmed by Reuters. Yet the DOJ has done […]

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Nolan: The DOJ Charging Julian Assange Underscores the Special Treatment of Hillary Clinton

The Department of Justice recently revealed that it is charging WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange for the dump of classified U.S. documents in 2010 — in stark contrast with the agency’s selective enforcement against Hillary Clinton, who had classified information on her personal email server left open to the world’s hackers. Thursday, the DOJ accidentally revealed […]

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A beginner’s guide to AI: Human-level machine intelligence

Welcome to TNW’s beginner’s guide to AI. This (currently) five part feature should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. The guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, algorithms, and artificial general intelligence.  There […]

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Dartmouth Students Sue Three Professors for Sexual Harassment and Assault

A group of Dartmouth students has filed a lawsuit that accuses three male professors of sexual harassment. Seven women filed a lawsuit against Dartmouth College in New Hampshire on Thursday for allowing professors William Kelley, Paul Whalen, and Todd Heatherton to allegedly harass female students. Whalen and Kelly are accused of several instances of harassment, […]

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Report: Microsoft’s enterprise products covertly gather personal data on users

Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behavior of individual users of its enterprise offerings on a large scale, without any public documentation — according to a new report by Privacy Company. The data protection impact assessment (DPIA) was commissioned by the Dutch government to guide its institutions — […]

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Pentagon remains hellbent on using a single-provider cloud for Project JEDI

The US government today dismissed a protest against its Project JEDI contract filed by Oracle. The company claimed the project’s bidding process was rigged, and that choosing a single awardee went against Federal statutes. The government was apparently unimpressed by the common sense suggestion it refrain from instituting a $10 […]

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Bette Midler Attacks Melania Trump as ‘Flotits’

Actress Bette Midler smeared Melania Trump Wednesday, posting an old modeling photo of the First Lady and labeling her “FLOTITS.” “The dry cleaning bill for the upholstery on Air Force One must be insane. FLOTITS” Bette Midler wrote in a social media post including a photo of Ms. Trump from when she was a model. The […]

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‘Costs Us Nothing’: New York Gov. Cuomo Downplays $1.5 Billion Payout to Amazon

Amazon chose to split its new headquarters between New York City and Arlington, Virginia, this week, after receiving hundreds of offers and incentives from cities and counties in North America which sought to entice Amazon into building its new headquarters in the area. The decision has been criticized by figures across the political spectrum, from […]

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