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'Stranger Things 2' Actor Doesn't Think His Character Is Racist Or Gay - Forbes

‘Stranger Things 2’ Actor Doesn’t Think His Character Is Racist Or Gay – Forbes

Netflix Stranger Things This weekend, I found myself Googling “Stranger Things 2 Billy actor,” as I was curious to see who this denim-clad, Rob Lowe lookalike actually was. But as I started searching, “Stranger Things 2 Billy racist” was the first thing that came up in Google’s autofill. I didn’t realize that was actually a […]

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An aide puts out examples of the Facebook ads. According to the company’s prepared testimony, Russia-backed posts reached as many as 126 million Americans.

Divisive Russian-backed Facebook ads released to the public – The Guardian

US lawmakers have publicly released a selection of Facebook ads bought by Russian operatives and a list of imposter Twitter accounts, revealing how foreign actors sought to sow division among American citizens. The ads and Twitter profiles appeared to target liberals and conservatives on a range of hot-button topics, including police brutality, immigration, race relations, […]

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Using Storytellers, Xerox Innovates On Presenting Technology to the World – DMN

October 31, 2017 When I was a graduate student working on my Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing, I never anticipated crossing paths with the likes of Gary Shteyngart, Roxanne Gay, Sloane Crosley, Joyce Carol Oates, or […]

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'Stranger Things 2' Actor Doesn't Think His Character Is Racist Or Gay - Forbes

‘Stranger Things 2’ Actor Doesn’t Think His Character Is Racist Or Gay – Forbes

Netflix Stranger Things This weekend, I found myself Googling “Stranger Things 2 Billy actor,” as I was curious to see who this denim-clad, Rob Lowe lookalike actually was. But as I started searching, “Stranger Things 2 Billy racist” was the first thing that came up in Google’s autofill. I didn’t realize that was actually a […]

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Football Manager 2018: game introduces gay footballers for the first time – iNews

Some football games are simple: pick the best team and do battle with your sibling for several hours until it’s time for dinner. Others are Football Manager, which has been growing in complexity and nuance every year since its debut in 1992. Last year, developers Sports Interactive made waves when they introduced Brexit into the […]

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Report: Tech Companies Urge Supreme Court to Rule Against … – Breitbart News

Yelp, Apple, and PayPal all plan to sign an amicus brief encouraging the Supreme Court to rule that refusing service to LGBT people based on religious beliefs is not a First Amendment right, but rather anti-LGBT discrimination. “The brief is being coordinated by the Human Rights Campaign and according to Axios, the deadline to sign on to […]

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Silicon Valley upgrades culture for LGBT tech workers – Financial Times

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Report: Google AI Is ‘Biased’ Against Gay People, Jews – Breitbart News

Google’s sentiment-analyzing artificial intelligence tool is biased against gay people and Jews, according to a report. After Motherboard experimented with the A.I., which allows users to enter text and see whether it’s positive or negative, they discovered that statements such as “I’m a homosexual,” or “I’m a Jew,” were being flagged up as negative. According […]

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Opening up blood donations to sexually active gay men could save millions – Baltimore Sun

Advertisements for the latest “Saw” movie — “Jigsaw,” set to hit theaters tomorrow — take aim at rules imposed by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) that ban most gay and bisexual men from donating blood. The ad campaign, titled “All Types Welcome,” encourages individuals to donate blood leading up to the film release and features […]

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Google's Sentiment Analyzer Thinks Being Gay Is Bad - Motherboard - Motherboard

Google’s Sentiment Analyzer Thinks Being Gay Is Bad – Motherboard – Motherboard

Update 10/25/17 3:53 PM: A Google spokesperson responded to Motherboard’s request for comment and issued the following statement: “We dedicate a lot of efforts to making sure the NLP API avoids bias, but we don’t always get it right. This is an example of one of those times, and we are sorry. We take this […]

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Gay Dating Apps Issue Warnings, Tips to Persecuted Users in Muslim Egypt – Breitbart News

Several gay dating apps have issued warnings and tips to users in majority-Muslim Egypt, where the LGBT community is currently facing persecution. Grindr and Hornet are two examples of gay dating apps that have reportedly provided tips to vulnerable users. According to the Himalyan Times, “Some of Grindr’s tips include letting people know where you […]

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Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder To Fake - Alabama Public Radio

Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder To Fake – Alabama Public Radio

In 2005, shortly after earning a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, Sam Cape was looking for work online when he came across a cryptic help wanted ad. At his interview, he was shown something that blew his mind. Cape says it looked like film but was three-dimensional and appeared to be moving. It […]

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The gaydar machine: a backlash – The Mercury News

Can a machine judge whether you are gay or heterosexual from your photo alone? That’s the tantalizing question that’s been addressed by a pair of Stanford researchers whose work has set off an international controversy shaped by fears of the past and future. The two researchers, Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang, set off to determine […]

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Dorothy Silver shines as a woman facing down love, death and technology in Dobama Theatre’s ‘Marjorie Prime’ (review) – cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In the masterpiece of a guilty pleasure that is the movie “Phaedra,” Melina Mercouri is the glamorous wife of a Greek shipping magnate who seduces her stepson, played by Anthony Perkins. As he sits at a piano, plinking out a melody, she sings in her native tongue, a language he doesn’t understand. […]

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The Tesla factory in Fremont, California.

Tesla workers claim anti-LGBT threats, taunts, and racial abuse in lawsuits – The Guardian

Soon after he started working on the assembly line at Tesla, Jorge Ferro said he was taunted for being gay and threatened with violence. “Watch your back,” a supervisor warned after mocking his clothes for being “gay tight”, Ferro said. The harassment didn’t stop after he reported it to a manager, and days after he […]

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Stanford researchers built ‘gaydar’ for photos with facial recognition … – Business Insider

What’s in a face? New research suggests there’s a secret trove of information about some of our most intimate feelings packed into our pictures. Franck Boston on Shutterstock Facial recognition technology may catch a lot more in a photo than a winning smile or sparkling eyes. Psychologist Michal Kosinski and his colleague Yilun Wang at the Stanford Graduate School of […]

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Park City Utah Hopes to Raise the Bar on Art and Culture – HuffPost

But Park City plans to do something else, something too many cities often forget to do as they plan their future. Park city recognized, as Mayor Thomas put it, “Artists help preserve the soul of their communities,” and announced, “The district will house other arts and culture-related amenities and infrastructure, including a transit hub, parking, […]

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Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a 'Gaydar' Machine - New York Times

Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a ‘Gaydar’ Machine – New York Times

The backlash has been fierce. “I imagined I’d raise the alarm,” Dr. Kosinski said in an interview. “Now I’m paying the price.” He’d just had a meeting with campus police “because of the number of death threats.” Advocacy groups like Glaad and the Human Rights Campaign denounced the study as “junk science” that “threatens the […]

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The Tesla factory in Fremont, California.

Tesla workers claim anti-LGBT threats, taunts, and racial abuse in … – The Guardian

Soon after he started working on the assembly line at Tesla, Jorge Ferro said he was taunted for being gay and threatened with violence. “Watch your back,” a supervisor warned after mocking his clothes for being “gay tight”, Ferro said. The harassment didn’t stop after he reported it to a manager, and days after he […]

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Coding In The Closet – LGBT And The Technology Industry – HuffPost UK

LGBT rights have been receiving much more positive focus in recent years. But, there is still a long way to go. As acceptance towards LGBT improves, those who identify as such feel more comfortable being open about these issues. Therefore, there are likely to be an increased number of openly LGBT people in the workforce, […]

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facial recognition

Stanford researchers built a ‘gaydar’ for photos — and it reveals something disturbing about facial recognition … – Business Insider

What’s in a face? New research suggests there’s a secret trove of information about some of our most intimate feelings packed into our pictures. Franck Boston on Shutterstock Facial recognition technology may catch a lot more in a photo than a winning smile or sparkling eyes. Psychologist Michal Kosinski and his colleague Yilun Wang at the Stanford Graduate School of […]

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