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Facebook to open Startup Garage at Station F in Paris

Station F is better known as the world’s biggest startup campus. Based in Paris, the huge historical monument is going to have 3,000 desks for tech companies of all kinds. This morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg came to Paris to announce that Facebook is going to be one of Station ...

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Putting the “intelligent” machine in its place

Recent issues around machine learning biases and ethics make it clear that math and data can only take us so far. The recent fake news debacle and the efforts of some top researchers in natural language processing to address it show that sometimes even just defining the problem you’re trying ...

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The NSA can now share unfiltered surveillance data with other intelligence agencies

Barely a week before he leaves office, U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has authorized controversial new legislation that grants America’s 16 intelligence organizations access to raw communications data from the NSA’s surveillance efforts. The New York Times reported that on January 3 Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed new regulations that permit the ...

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Apple moves to expand its US manufacturing at Mesa, Arizona site

Apple has submitted a proposal to expand its manufacturing capabilities at a site in Mesa, Arizona where it already produces certain components for its consumer products. The notification of proposed production activity was submitted by Apple on December 27, and published in the Federal Register yesterday. The notice shows Apple seeking to expand its production ...

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