Paddy Baker / CoinDesk:
Hedera Hashgraph, which has raised $100M+ in 2018 ICO, asks investors to wait longer for purchased tokens, to help stabilize their cratering price — Hedera Hashgraph, the company behind the blockchain-like Hedera network, is asking investors to wait longer for tokens they paid for, in order to stabilize their cratering price.
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
How AI is assisting teachers in the classroom by taking over repetitive tasks like grading and optimizing coursework, helping students with exam prep, and more — Artificial intelligence is starting to take over repetitive tasks in classrooms, like grading, and is optimizing coursework …
Natalie Wexler / MIT Technology Review:
Educators and school administrators love digital devices that studies show mostly have a negative impact on learning, harming lower performing students the most — Educators love digital devices, but there´s little evidence they help children—especially those who most need help.
Sources show how Amazon repeatedly delayed or scrapped investments in common industry practices like onroad safety training, as it built out its driver network — ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they´re published.
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Twitter blocks animated PNGs, saying a bug had allowed them, and that they did not respect autoplay settings so could be used to harm people sensitive to motion — Twitter will no longer animate PNG files after trolls hijacked the Epilepsy Foundation´s handle and hashtags last month …
Amy Booth / OneZero:
In Argentina, delivery apps Glovo and Rappi, which allow users to send and receive all kinds of packages, have been found to deliver drugs in ~10 cases so far — There, they can be hired to transport anything — including illegal drugs — and poorly enforced laws leave them responsible
Jack Wellborn / Worms and Viruses:
iOS and macOS are so fundamentally different that the whole notion of getting a cohesive UX with minimal effort by using Catalyst to port an iPad app, is absurd — If there is one word I would use to describe what makes an Apple-like experience, it´s “cohesion”.
Max Rivlin-Nadler / The Intercept:
Emails show how ICE uses datasets from data brokers like Thomson Reuters alongside social media sleuthing to track down suspected illegal immigrants — Emails sent by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials expose how ICE used social media and information gleaned by for-profit data brokers …
New York Times:
US officials say ToTok, a chat app gaining popularity around the world, is a spying tool by the government of UAE; Google and Apple have now removed the app — ToTok, an Emirati messaging app that has been downloaded to millions of phones, is the latest escalation of a digital arms race.
The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the 2010s, from the Fire phone and Google Glass to the undoing of net neutrality in the US — A decade of failures — The world never changes quite the way you expect. But at The Verge, we´ve had a front-row seat while technology …