WhatsApp on How It’s Fighting Bulk Messaging and Suspicious Accounts

Ahead of India’s national elections later this year, WhatsApp is trying to wrangle bulk messaging and suspicious accounts. From a report: At a press briefing in New Delhi early today, company executives said they have built a machine learning system to detect and weed out users who engage in inappropriate behavior, such as sending bulk messages and creating multiple accounts with the sole purpose of spreading questionable content on the…

February 6, 2019
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Interviews with 49 people illuminate Wisconsin’s disastrous deal with Foxconn, championed by Trump, that saw $4.5B in promised incentives with little return (Austin Carr/Bloomberg)

February 6, 2019

Austin Carr / Bloomberg: Interviews with 49 people illuminate Wisconsin’s disastrous deal with Foxconn, championed by Trump, that saw $4.5B in promised incentives with little return  —  “This is the Eighth Wonder of the World.”  —  So declared President Donald Trump onstage last June at a press event at Foxconn’s … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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2018 Was Earth’s Fourth-Hottest Year on Record: NOAA and NASA Report

The string of hotter-than-average annual temperatures continued in 2018, as Earth experienced its fourth-hottest year on record, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [PDF]. From a report: Also in 2018, the United States suffered 14 weather and climate disasters with costs surpassing $1 billion during a warmer- and wetter-than-average year, NOAA reports. Global temperatures across land and sea were 1.42 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century…

February 6, 2019
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