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These Job-Training Programs Work, and May Show Others the Way
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These Job-Training Programs Work, and May Show Others the Way

There is a growing track record of success for nonprofit, comprehensive job-training programs that are attuned to the hiring needs of business but go well beyond...

Group of Top Companies Moves to Combat AI Bias in Hiring
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Group of Top Companies Moves to Combat AI Bias in Hiring

More than a dozen of the largest corporations in America are joining an effort to prevent artificial intelligence software used by human resources departments from...

County IT Supervisor Is Accused of Mining Bitcoin at the Office
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County IT Supervisor Is Accused of Mining Bitcoin at the Office

An IT supervisor is accused of hiding 46 devices used for mining cryptocurrency in Suffolk County offices, costing the county thousands of dollars in electricity...

Why Apple Won Its Legal Settlement With Developers
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Why Apple Won Its Legal Settlement With Developers

Apple said it had made major concessions, but a closer examination suggests that the tech giant and the app makers' lawyers were big winners.

Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity But Lack the Data
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Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity But Lack the Data

Many prominent scientific publishers say they do not track the number of black or minority ethnic scientists whose work appears in their journals.

Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers
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Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

The Trump administration has announced stricter rules for the H-1B visa program, which U.S. tech companies have long valued.

Changing Course, U.S. Allows Visas for Online Students
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Changing Course, U.S. Allows Visas for Online Students

The Trump administration said it would no longer require foreign students to attend in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic in order to remain in the...

A U.S. Secret Weapon in A.I.: Chinese Talent
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A U.S. Secret Weapon in A.I.: Chinese Talent

New research shows scientists educated in China help American firms and schools dominate the cutting-edge AI field. Industry leaders worry that worsening political...

Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers
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Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers

Google, facing an advertising slump due to the coronavirus pandemic, has rescinded offers to several thousand people who had agreed to work at the company as temporary...

How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country
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How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country

Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science.

The Gender Gap in Computer Science Research Won't Close for 100 Years
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The Gender Gap in Computer Science Research Won't Close for 100 Years

Women will not reach parity with men in writing published computer science research in this century if current trends hold, according to a new study from the Allen...

Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State
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Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State

What are your most important tech tools for reporting in Shanghai, especially with a government known for surveillance?

The Rise of the Robot Reporter
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The Rise of the Robot Reporter

As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is...

To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat
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To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Li Yuan, a technology columnist in Hong Kong, discussed the tech she's...

Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge
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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans...

British-Iranian Computer Science Professor Returns Home After Detention
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British-Iranian Computer Science Professor Returns Home After Detention

Abbas Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College London who was detained in Iran in April, has returned to Britain, according to...

How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?
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How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?

During the summer before the 2016 presidential election, John Seymour and Philip Tully, two researchers with ZeroFOX, a security company in Baltimore, unveiled...

­.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections
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­.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections

The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling...

There May Soon Be Three Internets. America's Won't Necessarily Be the Best.
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There May Soon Be Three Internets. America's Won't Necessarily Be the Best.

In September, Eric Schmidt, the former Google chief executive and Alphabet chairman, said that in the next 10 to 15 years, the internet would most likely be split...

M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion
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M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion

Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence—how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful...
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