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Profile of Child Rescue Coalition, whose tech is used in 96 countries including the US to help police triage child porn cases, as experts raise privacy concerns (Olivia Solon/NBC News)

Olivia Solon / NBC News: Profile of Child Rescue Coalition, whose tech is used in 96 countries including the US to help police triage child porn cases, as experts raise privacy concerns  —  BOCA RATON, Fla. — In December 2016, law enforcement agents seized computers and hard drives from the home of Tay Christopher Cooper …

Critics contend that predictive policing algorithms need to be dismantled due to biased training data, even as advocates say that algorithms can be made fair (Niall Firth/MIT Technology Review)

Niall Firth / MIT Technology Review: Critics contend that predictive policing algorithms need to be dismantled due to biased training data, even as advocates say that algorithms can be made fair  —  Lack of transparency and biased training data mean these tools are not fit for purpose.  If we can´t fix them, we should ditch them.

A look at the bifurcation of the VC industry between agglomerators, who invest at every stage and across every sector, and specialists, who focus on one (Nikhil Basu Trivedi/next big thing)

Nikhil Basu Trivedi / next big thing: A look at the bifurcation of the VC industry between agglomerators, who invest at every stage and across every sector, and specialists, who focus on one  —  Welcome to issue #10 of next big thing.  —  On one side of the venture capital industry are the agglomerator firms.

Amazon warns third party sellers it may separate Fulfillment by Amazon operations in UK from its EU network starting January 1 (Dave Furness/eSellerCafe)

Dave Furness / eSellerCafe: Amazon warns third party sellers it may separate Fulfillment by Amazon operations in UK from its EU network starting January 1  —  Unsurprising for some but surely a shock for others today as Amazon has announced that due to Brexit on the 1st January 2021 the UK´s FBA operations will be separated from the rest of Europe.

A brief history of video chat, how it has evolved, and how the pandemic has forced big tech to develop new ways to make it feel more like real-life interactions (Adam Clark Estes/Vox)

Adam Clark Estes / Vox: A brief history of video chat, how it has evolved, and how the pandemic has forced big tech to develop new ways to make it feel more like real-life interactions  —  It looks like we´re stuck with video chat.  Is that such a bad thing?  —  It´s well over 100 days into the Covid-19 crisis …
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