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The company has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, bringing its global work force to more than 1.2 million. Go to article - Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal
Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment. Go to article - ‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at Coinbase
A wave of damaging attacks on hospitals upended the lives of patients with cancer and other ailments. “I have no idea what to do,” one said. Go to article - Patients of a Vermont Hospital Are Left ‘in the Dark’ After a Cyberattack
Excessive screen time can be harmful to our well-being, but we can free ourselves from tech’s hooks with goals, rules and boundaries. Go to article - It’s Time for a Digital Detox. (You Know You Need It.)
Mexico is set to shatter another murder record, but that grim reality is nowhere to be seen on the TikTok videos that go viral by showcasing drug cartel culture. Go to article - Guns, Drugs and Viral Content: Welcome to Cartel TikTok
He pioneered the use of strobe photography to break down a golfer’s swing. He was also innovative, even crafty, in documenting P.G.A. tournaments for decades. Go to article - Leonard Kamsler, a Dissecting Golf Photographer, Dies at 85
Cho Joo-bin was convicted of blackmailing young women into making sexually explicit video clips that he sold online. Go to article - Cho Joo-bin Gets 40 Years in South Korean Prison for Sexual Exploitation
Customers and sellers have relied on star ratings for decades, but the review system appears to have met its match: “Yellow Onion (Brands May Vary).” Go to article - Amazon Produce Reviews: What Do They Mean?
The YouTube celebrity Adriene Mishler made yoga accessible and search-optimized even before so many Americans were confined at home. Can she help us learn to live better lives in front of the computer? Go to article - The Reigning Queen of Pandemic Yoga
#WriteInTrumpForGA was one of Twitter’s top trending topics, though such a campaign might only hurt Republicans. Go to article - No, Trump cannot win Georgia’s electoral votes through a write-in Senate campaign.
The company, which has largely escaped the scrutiny faced by other social media outfits, is being pushed to restrict misleading videos. Go to article - YouTube, under pressure over election falsehoods, suspends OAN for Covid-19 misinformation.
Video games are inching away from apps. Maybe every other industry can, too. Go to article - Imagine a World Without Apps
Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company’s bottom line. Go to article - Facebook Struggles to Balance Civility and Growth
The latest natural-language system generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes emails, answers trivia questions, translates languages and even writes its own computer programs. Go to article - Meet GPT-3. It Has Learned to Code (and Blog and Argue).
The Times asked GPT-3 to tell us a little about itself and its romantic life. Go to article - When A.I. Falls in Love
They can’t detect all conflicts, but new computer programs serve as guard rails when scientists and publishers fail to self-police. Go to article - Do You Have a Conflict of Interest? This Robotic Assistant May Find It First
New research found that a handful of social media accounts had an outsize influence on false election information. President Trump topped the list. Go to article - Meet The Top 2020 Presidential Election Misinformation ‘Superspreaders'
Empty stores are turning into fulfillment centers and the market for warehouse space is booming, as the pandemic rockets the retail industry into its e-commerce future. Go to article - As Customers Move Online, So Does the Holiday Shopping Season
The video of a crowd singing happy birthday to the president-elect was from 2019. Go to article - Fact Check: No, Biden Did Not Have a Maskless Birthday Party
This year might have forever changed shopping for American consumers, store workers and retailers. Go to article - What We Like About Pandemic Shopping
Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud. Go to article - How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’ Seed False Election Theories
The game’s cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality. Go to article - ‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game
It might be possible, physicists say, but not anytime soon. And there’s no guarantee that we humans will understand the result. Go to article - Can a Computer Devise a Theory of Everything?
The Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to machine-learning to help identify vets at risk of taking their own lives. Go to article - Can an Algorithm Prevent Suicide?
Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising questions about the tech industry’s responsibility. Go to article - Intel and Nvidia Chips Power a Chinese Surveillance System
The announcement that “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day is the clearest sign that streaming is now central to the film industry’s business model. Go to article - Hollywood’s ‘We’re Not in Kansas Anymore’ Moment