Facial recognition is almost perfectly accurate — here’s why that could be a problem

Facial recognition is almost perfectly accurate — here’s why that could be a problem

Michelle Yan: How does my iPhone know that's me? And how does Facebook know that's me? And why is Facebook always asking if I want to tag myself in these photos? Well, both are using facial recognition technology. So what's going on? Facial recognition is not a new thing. It was pretty simple. People would…
The retail apocalypse has ravaged the US with store closures and layoffs. See how your state ranks among the hardest-hit parts of America.

The retail apocalypse has ravaged the US with store closures and layoffs. See how...

The retail industry is undergoing a period of massive disruption amid record-high rates of store closures, layoffs, and bankruptcies. For many parts of the country, retail employment has started slowly climbing again since hitting recessionary lows between 2009 and 2011. Washington, DC, for example, has seen retail employment grow nearly 23% since January 2007, according…
Here is exactly how and when the Mueller report is going to be released

Here is exactly how and when the Mueller report is going to be released

A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report is due to be released Thursday, after years of speculation over its contents and what it could mean for the country and the president. The document will be made public in several different ways, and will first be available to lawmakers in the form of…
JPMorgan just placed finance chief Marianne Lake in charge of a new consumer lending unit and it could be a sign she’s the CEO frontrunner

JPMorgan just placed finance chief Marianne Lake in charge of a new consumer lending...

JPMorgan shuffled management Wednesday, taking the chief financial officer and placing her in charge of an expanded consumer lending business and taking the head of cards and making her CFO. The bank said Marianne Lake, the CFO, would now be in charge of credit cards, autos and mortgage lending. She'll report to consumer banking chief…
Here’s what Googlers and startups have to say about new Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s strategy, three months into his reign

Here’s what Googlers and startups have to say about new Google Cloud CEO Thomas...

Before becoming CEO at Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian worked at Oracle for over two decades, and was even at one point rumored to be the database giant's next CEO. But in September, he would take an extended leave of absence, and sources say it was because he butted heads with Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison over…
Mistrust, secret memos and board room drama  — inside the chaos of a high-flying startup after a young cofounder’s sudden death

Mistrust, secret memos and board room drama — inside the chaos of a...

On a cold February morning in a quiet corner of HQ Trivia's New York headquarters, one of the company's young star managers was talking softly to one of the earliest employees. The manager wanted the employee to sign a draft of a letter to the board asking that cofounder Rus Yusupov be removed as CEO…
‘This whole thing is a s—show and a sham’: Capitol Hill is in a frenzy following 2 bombshell revelations about the upcoming Mueller report

‘This whole thing is a s—show and a sham’: Capitol Hill is in a...

Capitol Hill flew into a frenzy late Wednesday evening following two bombshell revelations about the highly anticipated final report in the Russia investigation. First, the Justice Department announced that Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference around 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday to brief the public on an "overview" of the special counsel…
Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million people’s email contacts without their consent

Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million people’s email contacts without their consent

Facebook harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts. Business Insider has learned that since May 2016, the social networking company has collected the contact lists of 1.5 million users new to the social network. The Silicon Valley company says they were "unintentionally uploaded to…
A Google employee in Silicon Valley has been diagnosed with measles according to a report

A Google employee in Silicon Valley has been diagnosed with measles according to a...

Google, which has faced criticism for spreading videos that promote dubious anti-vaccine information, is in contact with health officials about a case of the measles involving a Google employee in Silicon Valley, according to a BuzzFeed report on Wednesday. The incident was revealed in an email sent to Google employees, obtained by BuzzFeed, which stated…
There’s now a cure for the deadly genetic disorder known as ‘bubble boy’ disease

There’s now a cure for the deadly genetic disorder known as ‘bubble boy’ disease

For babies born with the severe genetic condition known as "bubble boy" disease, a run-of-the-mill common cold can be deadly. Born without crucial disease-fighting immune cells, they must be kept isolated from the outside world for their own protection. Months in the hospital and being treated for severe infections is the norm. Without treatment, most…

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