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Google, facing an advertising slump due to the coronavirus pandemic, has rescinded offers to several thousand people who had agreed to work at the company as temporary...

Tech Workers Fear Their Jobs Will Be Automated in Wake of Virus
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Tech Workers Fear Their Jobs Will Be Automated in Wake of Virus

Technology-sector employees are more concerned than workers in other industries about being replaced by automation, KPMG says.

The OPT Program Is In Trump's Crosshairs; Schools Weigh Threat
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The OPT Program Is In Trump's Crosshairs; Schools Weigh Threat

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering suspension of the Optional Practical Training program that schools increasingly have turned to as a lifeline amid...

Germany Will Offer Interest-Free Loans to American Students
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Germany Will Offer Interest-Free Loans to American Students

The German government is offering financial support during the pandemic for American students studying in Germany, where more than 220 English-language Master's...

Facial Recognition Software Predicts Criminality, Researchers Say
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Facial Recognition Software Predicts Criminality, Researchers Say

A group of Harrisburg University professors and a Ph.D. student have developed automated computer facial recognition software capable of predicting whether someone...

Unimpressed by Online Classes, College Students Seek Refunds
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Unimpressed by Online Classes, College Students Seek Refunds

Students at more than 25 U.S. universities are filing lawsuits against their schools demanding partial refunds on tuition and campus fees, saying they're not getting...

Women in IT More Likely To Be Promoted Than Men, Study Finds
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Women in IT More Likely To Be Promoted Than Men, Study Finds

Research examining how gender affects promotions in the IT industry finds that women are more likely to be promoted in general but less likely to benefit from performance...

Grad Student Used a Neural Network to Write His Papers
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Grad Student Used a Neural Network to Write His Papers

A student working on a master's degree in business used GPT-2, the text-generating algorithm created by research lab OpenAI, to write essays for two different courses...

Tech Startups Are Laying Off Thousands
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Tech Startups Are Laying Off Thousands

With cash reserves drying up and investors scarce, hundreds of tech startups have shed workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Other have had to fully liquidate...

Coders Who Survived Human Trafficking Rewrite Their Identities
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Coders Who Survived Human Trafficking Rewrite Their Identities

At a Bay Area nonprofit, former abuse victims learn to code and level up their futures.

Automating Automation
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Automating Automation: CS at the Heart of the Manufacturing Economy

Using machine learning, I'm able to reduce the time required for designing products from months to mere hours as well as free up time for engineers to focus on...

Launching a New Feature in <i>Communications</i>
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Launching a New Feature in Communications

Communications is launching a new series of articles that broaden our presentation of the computing profession, with a particular focus on a young professional...

Five Top U.S. Tech Companies Get 'F' Grade on Gender Pay Equity
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Five Top U.S. Tech Companies Get 'F' Grade on Gender Pay Equity

Five leading U.S. technology companies got the lowest mark of "F" in the third annual "Gender Pay Scorecard" report by investment manager Arjuna Capital and Proxy...

How We Got Our Start In The Tech Industry
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How We Got Our Start In The Tech Industry

Six black women discuss how they got started in tech, provide advice to other black women looking to start in the industry, and suggest what tech companies can...

Grassroots Campaign Spurs Computer Science Education Bill
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Grassroots Campaign Spurs Computer Science Education Bill

A bill championed in a grassroots campaign by C Spire would give all 463,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in Mississippi access to computer science...

Smithsonian Releases Open Access Database of 2.8 Million Digital Assets
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Smithsonian Releases Open Access Database of 2.8 Million Digital Assets

The Smithsonian has announced Smithsonian Open Access, a database of 2.8 million freely available high-quality digital images, 3D models, research datasets, and...

Barclays Installs Spyware on Employees' Computers
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Barclays Installs Spyware on Employees' Computers

Barclays has installed "Big Brother" monitoring software on the computers of workers at its London headquarters.

A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to Four-Year Colleges
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A Coding School Tuition Model Spreads to Four-Year Colleges

Income share agreements first gained popularity with tech bootcamps. Now some traditional U.S. universities are offering the tools as substitutes for student loans...

Academic Work With China Chilled by Federal Concerns
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Academic Work With China Chilled by Federal Concerns

Federal concerns that China is trying to steal cutting-edge science from U.S. campuses are forcing universities to take a hard look at ties with Chinese companies...

Devotee Accused of Stealing From Alan Turing's Archive
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Devotee Accused of Stealing From Alan Turing's Archive

Federal officials in Colorado say they recovered World War II-era codebreaker Alan Turing's doctoral degree, knighthood medal, and other pieces of memorabilia almost...
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