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To fix algorithmic bias, we first need to fix ourselves

In 2014, two 18-year-old girls found an unlocked kid’s bicycle and a Razor scooter in a residential area of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Sade Jones and Brisha Borden decided to ride them a couple of blocks, laughing at how big they felt on the tiny frames. Hours later, they were thrown in jail and …

Fort Lauderdale

10 best musician apps for Android

Musicians come in all shapes and sizes. You may be a woodwind player in an orchestra or a guitar player in a rock band. That makes the subject of musician apps a little difficult to approach. There are many types who have many needs. We have a decent list here that should help most people. However, …

Apps

Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered

Researchers said Monday they have found 40 new genes linked with intelligence, but they say their finding doesn’t show any clear genetic pattern for intelligence.<p>Instead, it shows that intelligence is possibly even more complex than anyone thought, and not easily explained. And it means specially …

Genetics

Ex-Apple CEO Warns Financial Firms They're in a Sprint for Their Lives

John Sculley, former chief executive officer of Apple (aapl), offered some words of wisdom to big financial firms at the Money20/20 fintech …

LeEco's Wild Bid To Be Apple, Amazon, Google, Netflix And Tesla

While Japanese and Korean-made consumer electronics and cars have won over U.S. consumers, not many Chinese tech brands have made it in the U.S. Even Tencent’s social messaging app WeChat, one of the better-known China startup names, hasn’t gone mainstream in America though most people are familiar …

Hackers Sell $7,500 IoT Cannon To Bring Down The Web Again

Think Friday’s massive outage was bad? Worse is expected, as hackers are selling access to a huge army of hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices designed to launch attacks capable of severely disrupting web connections, FORBES has learned. The finding was revealed just days after compromised …

Information Security

An Intercepted Conversation Led To One Of The Most Prominent People In DC Being Investigated For Espionage

The report, citing unnamed officials, did not specify the details of that conversation. The diplomat, Robin Raphel, has not been accused of a crime.<p>However, the investigation led to an FBI raid last month of her home, where authorities found classified information.<p>That development stunned much of …

Foreign Policy

What to do about Uber

Let me get one thing clear: I am fascinated by Uber, as a business, as a service, as a model for the modern economy, and even as a force for racial …

New Content-Driven Ad Network Partners With Time Inc. and Meredith

With the content marketing and native advertising scene getting increasingly crowded with tech players such as Outbrain, Sharethrough and Nativo, …

Why Big Companies Spend So Much Money On Washington: It Works Even Better Than You Think

That money talks in Washington is conventional wisdom for a reason. Corporations, industries, and a handful of extraordinarily wealthy individuals …

Seattle PD cuts a deal with mass-video requestor, institutes “hack-a-thon”

City said the original request put plans for police body-cams at risk.<p>A computer programmer whose massive public records request threatened Seattle's …

Google is giving away 1TB of free Drive space with new Chromebooks

Google really, <i>really</i> wants you to pick up a Chromebook this holiday, and it's sweetening the deal to make sure a Chrome OS-powered laptop is on your gift list. The company is now offering 1TB of free Google Drive space to anyone who buys a Chromebook between now and the end of 2014; while it'll …

Why people are giving Ind.ie money to think past the web

Last time I checked in with user experience designer and privacy advocate Aral Balkan, he and his Brighton, U.K.-based Ind.ie team were preparing to …

Deploy a Connected Factory Network with the Internet of Everything

Emotional Attachment Can Damage Your Culture Change

What happens when there is a shift in the attitudes and values of the majority of our customers who make up 90% of our business?<p>What happens when the customer shift is one that goes from just wanting transactional information enabling them to make an informed decision quickly, to desiring a fuller …

California Attorney General Reports 600% Increase In Number Of People Impacted By Data Breaches

The Office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a new report which shows that 18.5 million Californians had their personal data exposed in 2013. That’s an increase of more than 600 percent from 2012. While the number of people impacted by breaches has increased dramatically, the …

CEOs and CFOs Are Adding Technologist To Their Job Descriptions

The greatest proponents of technology-driven innovation aren’t necessarily found within IT departments – these days, they may be in finance, marketing and operations departments. CEOs, CFOs and CMOs are embracing then power of technology, sometimes even <i>more</i> enthusiastically than their IT …

When Your Bank Says 'No' Where Can You Find Money?

The alternative funding industry has changed dramatically over the last few years. Because of an increase in competitors and capital entering this market, small business owners (borrowers) are beginning to enjoy longer terms, lower rates, and shorter approval times. Our free market system is …

Higher Education On The Campaign Trail

The 2014 election is just days away. How have education issues factored into the campaigns, if at all? If the past is any guide, the smart money is on “not much.” In exit polls, education traditionally falls somewhere outside of the top three most-cited voter concerns (see here and here for the top …

Amazon Releases Diversity Numbers For The First Time And Surprise, It's Mostly Male And White

Amazon.com released workplace diversity figures for the first time on Friday and they did little to set the Seattle online retailer apart from its tech industry peers.<p>Amazon, which employs more than 88,400 around the world according to its careers website, noted that its workforce was, …

Movement On Cybersecurity Legislation Likely After Election

The Senate will likely take up cybersecurity legislation immediately after returning from the mid-term election recess. Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate have both expressed a desire to take up the legislation, and have expressed confidence in the likelihood of some form of …

Los Angeles City Council Instructs Los Angeles Police Department To Create Drone Policy

The Los Angeles City Council voted to instruct the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the Police Commission and the City Attorney’s Office to come up with criteria for the operation of drones in the City of Los Angeles.<p>In May, the LAPD received two Draganflyer X6 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) …

FAA Updates Rules To Prohibit Drone Flights Over Stadiums

The FAA has updated their rules to more clearly prohibit drone flights over stadiums, the update to a “Notice to Airmen” or NOTAM modifies a previously existing restriction on overflights of certain stadiums by manned aircraft. The NOTAM was issued after the September 11th attacks and is justified …

Google Hangouts Offers Free One-Minute International Calls

Sometimes people want to make a quick international phone call to say “happy birthday” or “happy anniversary” from their smartphones. Wouldn’t it be nice to get the first minute free? Google Hangouts has you covered for the rest of the year by offering the first minute free when calling people in …

Hong Kong Holds Key for Chinese Firms Expanding Internationally

New opportunities in Hong Kong are emerging as Chinese brands start to look outwards from their large domestic market.<p>As Chinese brands expand outwards, the first stop is almost always Hong Kong. And while there, many realise that what has previously worked for them in China will not necessarily …

Has The Bank Of Japan Started Another Round Of Central Bank Wargames?

Never pick a fight with a central bank. The only one who gets hurt is you. Unless, of course, you are another central bank.<p>Central banks routinely intervene in the markets to influence the prices of assets, commodities and currencies. That’s the way monetary policy is conducted. It’s the principle …

Judge Sweeney Should Let Discovery Continue On Fannie And Freddie

On October 28, 2014, the United States sought to follow up the major advantage that it received from the decision of Judge Royce Lamberth on September 30, 2014, which dismissed all the claims brought by the junior preferred shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to set aside the Third Amendment …

Gartner Calls for Self-Healing Apps -- Waratek's Already There

In a report distributed under the label “Maverick Research,” Gartner’s Joseph Feiman says it is time to change the way IT does security.<p>“Modern security fails to test and protect all apps. Therefore, apps must be capable of security self-testing, self-diagnostics and self-protection. It should be a …

This Man's Betting On The Technology Behind Apple Pay - And Even He Says It's Years Away From Wide Adoption

When Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled Apple Pay in September, he predicted that it would “forever change the way all of us buy things.” As I wrote in a recent post, while he ultimately might be proven right, Apple’s mobile wallet is likely to take years to catch on widely.<p>Although that assessment is …

Steve Jobs' Most Important Products

Steve Jobs was out to change the world. He said so on more than one occasion, and yelled it on others. He irrevocably altered the worlds of computers, communication, cinema and creative arts: His products sent tremors through the markets they entered and created new landscapes for others to build …