Google and Jigsaw puzzle out AI fix for toxic comments - CNET

CNET | 2017-02-23

To make comments sections more civil, Jigsaw is using machine learning to help publishers moderate. ......

FCC lifts transparency requirements for some internet providers

Engadget | 2017-02-23

The Federal Communications Commission today voted to remove reporting requirements for internet providers with fewer than 250,000 subscribers, a move that chips away at the foundation of net neutrality. Today's vote means these smaller carriers no lo... ......


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John Lewis cuts hundreds of jobs amid online shift

BBC News | 2017-02-23

John Lewis said about 773 staff could be affected by redundancy but would be able to apply for 386 newly created posts. At the end of the process about 387 roles will go. The changes will affect...

Stocks Mixed As Dow Goes For 10th Win But Nvidia, Tesla Drag Down Nasdaq

Stocks were mixed early Thursday as the Dow Jones industrial average held a small gain, but Nvidia (NVDA) and Tesla (TSLA) weighed on the Nasdaq. The Dow was up 0.1%, while the S&P 500 was barely negative and the Nasdaq shed 0.4%. The small cap Russell 2000 was down 0.2%. Volume was mixed in the...


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Nevada senators want youth to learn about organ donation in school

Review Journal | 2017-02-24

Nevada middle and high school students would learn about organ and tissue donation in health class, according to a proposal presented to the Senate education committee. ......

Scientists test deep brain stimulation as potential anorexia therapy

Reuters | 2017-02-24

LONDON (Reuters) - A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight....


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Svitolina poised for top 10 breakthrough with Dubai win

The Times of India | 2017-02-23

DUBAI: Elina Svitolina queued up a possible breakthrough into a first-time top 10 ranking as she reached the semi-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Thursday with a 6-0, 6-4 defeat of Lauren Davis. The seventh seed, currently ranked 13th and winner of a fifth career title this month in...

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East Libya Bans Travel For Ages 18 to 45 To Curb Terrorism Recruitment

Eastern Libya's military chief of staff, Abdelrazzal Al-Naduri, announced on Thursday that the country was banning men and women between the ages of 18 and 45... | 2017-02-23

Report: Top Aide To France’s Le Pen Held For Payments Inquiry Questioning

Reuters reported French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen Thursday denied any wrongdoing after a top aide was placed under investigation... | 2017-02-23

Venezuela's Citizens Short On Both Food And Hope

Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so... | 2017-02-23

Former House Speaker Boehner: Republicans Won't Repeal And Replace Obamacare

Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, who resigned the post in 2015 amid unrest among his fellow conservatives, predicted the full repeal...

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Adbusters | 2017-02-24

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Hey Adbusters, I struggle almost daily with the state of our species. Of course this is nothing new...