Facebook report affirms the platform didn’t do enough to prevent violence in Myanmar

Facebookhas been used by bad actors to spread misinformation and hate in Myanmar.Image: SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP/Getty Images A night before the U.S. midterm elections, Facebook has dropped an independent report into the platform’s effect in Myanmar. The report into Facebook’s impact on human rights within the country was commissioned by…

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Amazon’s sexist recruiting algorithm reflects a larger gender bias

The often gendered work we assign our robots shows what we value, and what we don't.Image: Getty Images/Blend Images AI may have sexist tendencies. But, sorry, the problem is still us humans. Amazon recently scrapped an employee recruiting algorithm plagued with problems, according to a report from Reuters. Ultimately, the…

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OnePlus wants to make a TV, and it needs your help

Soon, there will be a TV that says this.Image: Raymond Wong/Mashable OnePlus, the Chinese company known for making some of the best-performing, reasonably priced Android phones on the market, is expanding into TVs.  In a Friday blog post titled “Intelligent Connectivity: Our Next Step Forward,” the company CEO Pete Lau…

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Time Well Spent features show why it’s time to go cold turkey on smartphones all together

I wish I could quit u.Image: vicky leta/mashable Big Tech likes to disrupt. But when it comes to papering over the problems it’s created, it’s happy taking a page out of a well-worn corporate playbook. Over the last month, Google, Apple, and, most recently, Facebook and Instagram, have all unveiled…

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