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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...

Researchers Use Patent Data to Assess Technological Improvement
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Researchers Use Patent Data to Assess Technological Improvement

Researchers from MIT used U.S. patents as a dataset to assist predictions of performance improvement in 1,757 discrete technology domains.

Denied U.S. Visas, Chinese Students Are Fighting Back
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Denied U.S. Visas, Chinese Students Are Fighting Back

A group of Chinese students with U.S. visa problems and their supporters are fighting back against what they see as an arbitrary and discriminatory policy established...

84% of Tech Workers Report Their Products Aren't Inclusive
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84% of Tech Workers Report Their Products Aren't Inclusive

A report on inclusivity in tech from the Capgemini Research Institute reveals that 84% of all tech employees say their products are not inclusive.

Tech Pay Survey Shows Power Shift to Employees
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Tech Pay Survey Shows Power Shift to Employees

A survey about compensation and workplace practices shows how the balance of power is shifting toward employees.

China Will Give Female Scientists Priority in Recruitment and Research Funding
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China Will Give Female Scientists Priority in Recruitment and Research Funding

Female researchers will be given priority for talent recruitment and research funding grants provided they are "as excellent as their male counterparts," according...

House Bill Would Define Software and Data Roles at Federal Agencies
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House Bill Would Define Software and Data Roles at Federal Agencies

Legislation before the U.S. House of Representatives would define roles for software development, software engineering, data management, and knowledge management...

Indian Talent Moving to Canada Due to Outdated H1B Visa Policy, Experts Say
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Indian Talent Moving to Canada Due to Outdated H1B Visa Policy, Experts Say

Sought-after Indian technical talent is moving to Canada from the United States due to the outdated U.S. immigration policies, particularly on H-1B visas, experts...

HR's Role in Understanding and Mitigating AI Bias
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HR's Role in Understanding and Mitigating AI Bias

AI offers obvious benefits for HR while introducing serious challenges. One of the most difficult aspects to address is AI-induced bias, which can lead to discrimination...

How to Assemble a Diverse, High-Performing Team
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How to Assemble a Diverse, High-Performing Team

Managers at businesses that have made a public commitment to diversity face a paradox: varied perspectives can add value, and cause friction.

Algorithms Are the Boss for Many at Amazon
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Algorithms Are the Boss for Many at Amazon

At Amazon, machines are often the boss—hiring, rating, and firing millions of people with little or no human oversight.

International Students Ride America's STEM Job Boom
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International Students Ride America's STEM Job Boom

Over half of international students in the U.S. are studying or working in STEM, with computer technology as the number one major, according to the Institute of...

Fewer Than Half of U.S. High Schools Teach Computer Science
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Fewer Than Half of U.S. High Schools Teach Computer Science

Tech leaders and entrepreneurs are advocating for immigration reform and pleading for more education in American high schools in computer science, a subject fewer...
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