Michael Thibodeau

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Why Are Prosecutors Putting Innocent Witnesses in Jail?

Across the country, people who committed no crimes are being locked up to compel their testimony in court.<p>One night in May, 2015, an accountant named Renata Singleton arrived home from work and changed into lounge pants. Singleton, a polite, bespectacled woman in her mid-thirties, who kept the …

Meet the people behind a growing NFL boycott

‘Being black is bigger than watching football’<p>Before the regulars started to flood the pub and libations were passed around, a man stood behind the bar and stared at CNN. By 7 p.m. on this August night he was in a media-created daze. To him, he was alone. Just Kenny Johnson and the tube.<p>Johnson, …

Los Angeles

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

Take This Test and Experience How False Memories Are Made

False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

In February 2016, Julia Shaw received a call from a lawyer regarding a criminal case. It involved two sisters who, in 2015, had given the police …

Implanting False Memories

How reliable is your memory? | Elizabeth Loftus

In 2014, 43 students were massacred. Can digital forensics help solve the crime?

On the night of September 26, 2014, 43 students from the Normal Rural School of Ayotzinapa were attacked by local police in the city of Iguala in …

How can economic stagnation be stopped?

Edmund S. Phelps has strong opinions, and he’s not shy about expressing them. In the 1960s, he was a young economist more interested in exciting …

Law Enforcement

Marshawn Lynch sits once again during national anthem

So, just how guaranteed is your freedom of speech online?

Following the violence in Charlottesville, Internet businesses have been disassociating themselves from far-right political groups. PayPal decided to …

Rights & Freedoms