Algorithmic Justice League protests bias voice AI and media coverage
A group of six influential women studying algorithmic bias, AI, and technology, released a spoken word piece titled “Voicing Erasure” to highlight racial bias in the speech recognition systems made by tech giants. Creators also made Voicing Erasure to recognize the exclusion and overlooked contributions of women scholars and... Read more
Amazon fired a worker who protested coronavirus working conditions; New York is investigating
New York City’s Commission on Human Rights will launch an investigation into Amazon for firing a worker who organized a protest this week over fears of a coronavirus outbreak at the Staten Island warehouse where he worked. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the investigation on Tuesday.... Read more
OpenWRT code-execution bug puts millions of devices at risk
For almost three years, OpenWRT—the open source operating system that powers home routers and other types of embedded systems—has been vulnerable to remote code-execution attacks because updates were delivered over an unencrypted channel and digital signature verifications are easy to bypass, a researcher said. OpenWRT has a loyal base... Read more
Coronavirus updates: US deaths outnumber China’s reported fatalities
San Francisco Bay Area residents arrive at a coronavirus testing site in Hayward, California. James Martin/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. The coronavirus pandemic has upended life across the globe. Health care systems scramble to control the virus and governments are... Read more
Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and reporter Dami Lee about what he learned from putting Photoshop on the iPad, adapting products to new creators and platforms, Creative Cloud for the Mac Pro, and the goals of the Content Authenticity Initiative. Learn... Read more
Moment Springtime Sale: Our Favorite Deals on Lenses and Gear
The WIRED Gear team has lots of positive things to say about Moment’s smartphone photography lenses. Usually, our biggest gripes have to do with how pricey the equipment can get. If you’ve had your eye on Moment’s lenses, bags, or other gear, now’s a great time to check them... Read more
Hearthstone: Year of the Phoenix — Diving into economics and monetization
Hearthstone is now six years old, and we’re seeing more experimentation and innovation with how Blizzard Entertainment’s development team are approaching how they design, deploy, and sell the digital card game (which remains a leader in the category, making millions a year through the sales of card packs and... Read more
Coronavirus made Zoom popular but exposed privacy and security problems
Zoom, the videoconferencing app that’s dominating our coronavirus-created work, school, and social lives, is more popular than ever. With this popularity has come a wave of scrutiny, and Zoom’s new users have been joined by a lawsuit, a letter from a state attorney general, and accusations of shady privacy... Read more
Gloomhaven sequel Frosthaven tops $3M on Kickstarter with new characters, campaign     – CNET
Frosthaven offers more dungeon-crawling fun for fans of the gigantic board game. We chat with its creator Isaac Childres about the ambitious project. Source link Read more
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to founder and CEO of The Future Today Institute Amy Webb. Amy is also a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and recently came out with a book called The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity.... Read more