FROM John Herrman
Facebook invests in A.I., despite struggling to explain itself post-Cambridge Analytica scandal Mark Zuckerberg went on an apology tour on Wednesday for how Facebook handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal -- saying his company will protect users’ privacy. But Facebook is heavily investing in artificial intelligence that could potentially mean more sophisticated data mining of its users.
What political coverage looks like on Facebook A few independent citizens around the country have been running huge hyper-partisan media machines from their garages and home offices in the form of memes that are taking over Facebook feeds on the left and right. These memes are being shared and viewed millions of times every day. What does this say about how people are getting political news?
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.