Consumer & Gadgets

As Musk tweets, advisers labor to keep Twitter deal on track

In public, Elon Musk's erratic tweets have sent Twitter Inc.'s shares flailing, as traders bet that the billionaire is preparing to walk away from or re-negotiate his $44 billion takeover of the social-media company. Behind ...

Security

Differential privacy the correct choice for the 2020 US Census

The U.S. Census Bureau has long struggled to balance the accuracy and privacy of its decennial census data. High-impact use cases such as funding allocation and redistricting make the accuracy of this data especially crucial. ...

Machine learning & AI

U.S. civil rights enforcers warn employers against biased AI

The federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers ...

Computer Sciences

This algorithm has opinions about your face

When two people meet, they instantly size each other up, making snap judgments about everything from the other person's age to their intelligence or trustworthiness based solely on the way they look. Those first impressions, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Biden's biofuel: Cheaper at the pump, but high environmental cost

In an effort to ease Americans' pain at the gas pump, President Joe Biden has announced his administration will ease restrictions on the sale of E15—gasoline that includes 15 percent ethanol—and new investments in biofuels ...

Security

Protection against cyberattacks requires smarter approach

If companies want to more efficiently limit the risks of cyberattacks, they should invest smarter rather than more. Many organizations currently still mainly select their investments based on past information, but choosing ...

Automotive

GM to spend nearly $7B on EV, battery plants in Michigan

General Motors is making the largest investment in company history in its home state of Michigan, announcing plans to spend nearly $7 billion to convert a factory to make electric pickup trucks and to build a new battery ...

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