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Automating the News — Nicholas Diakopoulos | Harvard University Press
"From hidden connections in big data to bots spreading fake news, journalism is increasingly computer-generated."
journalism  data_mining  robots  doom  villainy 
8 days ago by ignatz
EU ethics guidelines: Ethical washing made in Europe
How industry creates ethics groups in order to coopt arguments for ethical AI
ai  privacy  law  eu  ethics  failure  doom  villainy 
9 weeks ago by ignatz
online dating services are unsurprisingly mining and sharing it all
privacy  villainy  bigdata  dating  sex 
december 2018 by ignatz
Human Rights Impact Assessment
Facebook on their genocidally incompetent Myanmar project (PDF)
myanmar  burma  facebook  politics  villainy  genocide  murder  socialnetworks  fakenews  prooaganda 
november 2018 by ignatz
NTSB report on uber accident
Pedestrian killed because of bad software
uber  ntsb  accidents  commerce  villainy  robots 
may 2018 by ignatz
The Silicon Valley elite’s latest status symbol: Chickens - The Washington Post
Their pampered birds wear diapers and have personal chefs — but lay the finest eggs tech money can buy
chickens  villainy  wealth  trends  ha  assholes 
march 2018 by ignatz
California’s Little-Known Genocide - History in the Headlines
In 1850, around 400 Pomo people, including women and children, were slaughtered by the U.S. Cavalry and local volunteers at Clear Lake north of San Francisco.
history  california  usa  villainy  genocide 
november 2017 by ignatz
"Just launched! Find and securely access modern restrooms – all through your smartphone"
failure  oppression  commerce  villainy  defecation  urination  apps 
november 2017 by ignatz
PG&E power lines linked to Wine Country fires
bay area supervillain may be responsible tubbsfire sonoma napa
villainy  commerce  california  fire  pg&e 
october 2017 by ignatz
Paul Manafort's Puzzling New York Real Estate Purchases - WNYC News - WNYC
Real estate and law enforcement experts say some of Trump's former campaign manager's transactions in New York City fit a ...
villainy  money  crime  trump  manafort  moneylaundering 
march 2017 by ignatz
How a biotech billionaire used a donation to boost his business
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong was hailed for donating $12 million to University of Utah. But the contract ensured that $10 million came back to his company.
medicine  ha  failure  villainy 
march 2017 by ignatz
I’m Renting a Dog? - Bloomberg
Can purebreds on leases democratize credit? The Nevadan behind Wags Lending thinks so.
commerce  villainy  pets  finance  leasing  wtf 
march 2017 by ignatz
Follow the Oil Trail and You’ll Find the Girls
A filmmaker travels the U.S. and Canada to speak with Indigenous women about the constant threats to their safety and their lives.
oil  doom  villainy  toread 
march 2017 by ignatz
If Only AI Could Save Us from Ourselves
Google has an ambitious plan to use artificial intelligence to weed out abusive comments and defang online mobs. The technology isn’t up to that challenge—but it will help the Internet’s best-behaving communities function better.
socialnetworks  trolling  doom  villainy 
february 2017 by ignatz
Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—And His Family - WSJ
Tyler Shultz says he wanted to shield reputation of former Secretary of State George Shultz, a Theranos director; $400,000 in legal fees
theranos  fraud  startup  villainy  politics 
november 2016 by ignatz
Sixty Million Car Bombs: Inside Takata’s Air Bag Crisis - Bloomberg
How the company’s failures led to lethal products and the biggest auto recall in history.
industry  doom  villainy  explosives  airbags  takata 
june 2016 by ignatz
Smoke Detectors with Plutonium Seized Near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan | NTI
people trying to sell smoke detectors as bomb material. smoke detectors actually did contain plutonium (!)
nuclear  plutonium  villainy  failure  wmd 
may 2016 by ignatz
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