14 Apr, 2024

Inside Discord’s reform movement for banned users

This is Platformer, a newsletter on the intersection of Silicon Valley and democracy from Casey Newton and Zoë Schiffer. Sign up here. Today, let’s talk about how the traditional platform justice system is seeing signs of a new reform movement. If it’s successful at Discord, its backers hope that the initiative could lead to better behavior around […]

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Authorities confirm RagnarLocker ransomware taken down during international sting

An international group of law enforcement agencies have disrupted the notorious RagnarLocker ransomware operation. TechCrunch reported Thursday that an international law enforcement operation involving agencies from the U.S., European Union, and Japan had seized the RagnarLocker group’s dark web portal. The portal, which the gang used to extort its victims by publishing their stolen data, […]

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Why we must teach AI to empathize with us

Tiago Cardoso Contributor Tiago Cardoso is the principal product manager for AI at Hyland, leading AI initiatives with extensive experience in computer science, development, and product management. AI is a far cry from achieving sentience or world domination. As a computer engineer immersed in AI for more than 15 years, I’ve witnessed the remarkable growth […]

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How to watch Tulane vs. North Texas football without cable: kickoff time, streaming deals, and more

Wondering how to watch college football this season? Here are your best options: Best overall YouTube TV $52.99/month for 3 months, then $72.99/month (save $60) Best for single game FuboTV 7-day free trial, then $74.99/month The Tulane and North Texas college football teams are scheduled to meet in an American Athletic Conference contest on Saturday, […]

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6 ways to make hiring more accessible

Historically — whether due to institutionalized discrimination, inaccessible working environments, or pandemic-propelled layoffs — people with disabilities have struggled to retain stable employment. Even in periods of higher nationwide employment, these groups record much lower job rates. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate of Americans with disabilities was 21.3 percent by […]

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Hed: ‘Loki’ Season 2 explainer: H.H. Holmes and The Chicago World’s Fair

Who’d have thought America’s first serial killer would become part of MCU canon? Incredibly, in its time-hopping, Loki Season 2 touches down during 1893’s iconic Chicago World’s Fair, which was a hunting ground for H.H. Holmes. The titular anti-hero (Tom Hiddleston)’s Gal Friday, Mobius (Owen Wilson) even name-drops the infamous murderer, exclaiming, “The white city! […]

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