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November 10, 2019 20 min

As climate change makes fires more intense, one solution is to put the forest under surveillance.


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November 7, 2019 22 min

The U.S. government won’t release information about how it’s using facial recognition technology — so the ACLU is suing.

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  • November 5, 2019 24 min

    The impact of Twitter's ban on political ads on the platform.


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    November 1, 2019 24 min

    Eliud Kipchoge made history when he ran 26.22 miles in under 2 hours - a record breaking 'sub-two' run. He ran in Nike Vaporflies, a high-tech shoe that's helping runners break records, and causing debate over its use in races.


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    October 30, 2019 24 min

    A year ago, a reported 20,000 Google employees walked off the job in protest. Has employee activism changed one of the biggest companies in tech?


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    October 28, 2019 18 min

    Google says it's reached "quantum supremacy." We break down what that means for computing and why IBM is pushing back.


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    @KSHartnett


    Quantum Supremacy Is Coming: Here’s What You Should Know

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    October 26, 2019 25 min

    Instagram censors almost all photographs of female nipples on its platform. The impact of this policy is much larger than you might think, affecting both art and identity.


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    @caseynewton

    @twofacedkitten

    @micolhebron


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    October 23, 2019 18 min

    Facebook wants to start a currency. Congress has questions.


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    @KatharinaPistor

    @dseetharaman


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    Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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    October 21, 2019 21 min

    Apple removed an app that had been used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Turns out that has broad implications for democracy globally.


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    Apple bowed to China by removing a Hong Kong protest map from its app store


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    October 19, 2019 22 min

    Students across the country are graded by artificial intelligence. But does an algorithm really know how to write?

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    October 16, 2019 18 min

    This week, Google announced its new Pixel 4 phone. One of the features it touted was Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the phone. But the advancement came with a price - for black people.

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    October 14, 2019 30 min

    Josiah Zayner is a biohacker who’s famous for, among other things, injecting himself with the gene-editing tool CRISPR. At a time when the technology exists for us to change, or hack, our own DNA, what are the ethics of experimenting on ourselves, and others at home? Arielle Duhaime-Ross has been following Zayner’s story and talks to him about how he’s thinking about human experimentation today. Plus: new efforts to come up with... Read more

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    October 6, 2019 2 min

    Every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why–and how–tech is changing everything.

    Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays starting October 15th. From Recode by Vox.

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