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Silicon Valley Beckoned, But He Went Home to Delaware
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Silicon Valley Beckoned, But He Went Home to Delaware

MIT senior Max Williamson could have chosen a path toward Silicon Valley, but instead is using his background in computer science to tackle public policy issues...

Discrimination Still Plagues Science
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Discrimination Still Plagues Science

Scientific institutions worldwide need to do more to improve workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, according to Nature's 2021 salary and job satisfaction...

Online Guide Helps Researchers Spot Predatory Publishers and Conferences
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Online Guide Helps Researchers Spot Predatory Publishers and Conferences

McMaster University Library is offering an online research guide to help the research community spot predatory publishers or conferences.

Stop Asking About Salary History, Employers Urged
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Stop Asking About Salary History, Employers Urged

Asking job candidates about previous pay when recruiting contributes to the gender pay gap by replicating pay gaps from other organizations, according to a study...

U.S. Funding Will Create Openly Licensed Computer Science Textbooks
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U.S. Funding Will Create Openly Licensed Computer Science Textbooks

OpenStax and 12 collaborators have received $1.13 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to create three free, openly licensed textbooks for computer...

NYC Legislation Requires 'Bias Audit' of AI Hiring Tools
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NYC Legislation Requires 'Bias Audit' of AI Hiring Tools

A bill passed by the New York City Council will require providers of AI-assisted employment tools to have those systems evaluated each year and the results provided...

Visa Ban Hurts Innovation Edge, U.S. Universities Say
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Visa Ban Hurts Innovation Edge, U.S. Universities Say

Toughened visa requirements for Chinese graduate students and postgraduate researchers are squeezing the flow of talent to U.S. universities.

Privacy Policy Yanks Popular Software from Chicago Classrooms
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Privacy Policy Yanks Popular Software from Chicago Classrooms

Teachers in Chicago Public Schools are prohibited from using Scratch, Code.org, and Adobe software in classrooms due to the district's interpretation of a new student...

Women See Tech Industry as a 'Boys Club,' Report Says
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Women See Tech Industry as a 'Boys Club,' Report Says

Half of women in tech feel the industry is a boys club, but more than 60% see signs of progress in spite of that, according to a new study from AnitaB.org.

Grace Hopper, Minicomputers, and Megabytes
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Grace Hopper, Minicomputers, and Megabytes: It's a Fun Career

In 1963, the British government decided to make the world's most powerful computer. The manufacturer, Ferranti, asked would-be buyers to send their best programmers...

Microsoft Shuts Down LinkedIn Social-Media Service in China
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Microsoft Shuts Down LinkedIn Social-Media Service in China

LinkedIn will shut the version of its professional-networking site that operates in China, the latest chapter in the struggle Western Internet companies have faced...

Smartphone Sensor Data Might Detect Cannabis Intoxication
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Smartphone Sensor Data Might Detect Cannabis Intoxication

Smartphone sensor data might be able to determine if a person is intoxicated after consuming marijuana, according to a new study.

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...

'The Algorithm Fired Me': California Bill Takes on Amazon's Notorious Work Culture
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'The Algorithm Fired Me': California Bill Takes on Amazon's Notorious Work Culture

A bill passed by the California Assembly would challenge Amazon's algorithm-driven warehouse culture.

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.

International Students Remain A Primary Source Of U.S. Tech Talent
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International Students Remain A Primary Source Of U.S. Tech Talent

International students make up 72% of full-time graduate students in computer and information science at U.S. universities, though their enrollment numbers are...

Twitter's Bug Bounty Competition Aims to Find Biased Algorithms
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Twitter's Bug Bounty Competition Aims to Find Biased Algorithms

Twitter has enrolled external researchers in a algorithm bias bounty competition to find hidden biases in its own algorithms.

Google Employees Working From Home Could See Pay Cut
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Google Employees Working From Home Could See Pay Cut

Google employees based in the same office before the pandemic could see different changes in pay if they switch to working from home permanently, according to a...

Duke Professors Awarded $10M NSF Grant to Increase Diversity in Computing
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Duke Professors Awarded $10M NSF Grant to Increase Diversity in Computing

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded Duke University professors Alicia Nicki Washington and Shaundra Daily a nearly $10 million grant over the next...

Partnership Will Help Trans Researchers Update Names on Past Work
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Partnership Will Help Trans Researchers Update Names on Past Work

All 17 U.S. national laboratories and many prominent scientific publishers have formed a partnership to support name change requests from transgender and other...
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