Aarti Shahani

Aarti Shahani appears in the following:

Tech Companies Announce Plan To Identify Extremist Content Online

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube, which is owned by Google, have announced they are going to work together to identify extremist content. The step is a concrete but limited move to get terrorist propaganda off the world's leading Internet platforms.


For Advertisers, Fake News Is Not The Biggest Problem

Friday, December 02, 2016

The fake news controversy is rocking the ad industry, with Kellogg's and other brands pulling ads from Breitbart. But advertisers may be more worried about sites that generate fake traffic using bots.


From Hate Speech To Fake News: The Content Crisis Facing Mark Zuckerberg

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Facebook chief has an army of subcontractors making editorial judgments about millions of pieces of content — like a media company. But the rules they operate by are complex and contradictory.


Facebook, Google Take Steps To Confront Fake News

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Facebook is under fire for articles posted on its site that are not true, but go viral anyway. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fake news isn't a problem, but Facebook is taking steps to block it.


Zuckerberg Denies Fake News On Facebook Had Impact On The Election

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Facebook CEO says the idea that fake news influenced the U.S. presidential election is "a pretty crazy idea." And he says it's a "very small volume" of the content on the site.


After Trump Victory, Silicon Valley Investor Dave McClure Melts Down

Friday, November 11, 2016

CEOs of the largest Internet companies have congratulated President-elect Trump — or at least expressed openness to the new administration. But one member of the Silicon Valley elite broke rank.


An App Saw Trump Winning Swing States When Polls Didn't

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The startup Brigade built an app that asks a simple question: Which candidate are you going to vote for? The company's data pointed to a big crossover effect: Democrats voting for Trump in droves.


Uber Drivers Win Key Employment Case In The U.K.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Uber drivers in England and Wales have won the right to be classified as workers, not independent contractors. That means they will be eligible for paid time off, regular breaks and guaranteed at least the national minimum wage. Uber says it will appeal the landmark ruling by a United Kingdom employment tribunal.


Cyber Aggression Takes A Back Seat To Other Presidential Campaign Issues

Friday, October 21, 2016

The White House says it plans to retaliate against Russia for cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a constant issue on the campaign trail. No candidate professes to have expertise in this policy area.


The Man Who Stood Up To Facebook

Thursday, October 13, 2016

There is a man who is a thorn in the side of Facebook, a problem that just won't go away. For years he was cast aside as a lowly spammer. Now he's re-emerging as a champion of your rights online.


Can Dating App Hinge Make You Talk, Not Swipe?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Once upon a time, there was a startup that wanted to play Cupid. But Hinge lost its way and became just another hookup app. Now it's issuing a public confession and taking a big risk.


Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones Catch Fire

Monday, October 10, 2016

Samsung isn't confirming reports it has halted production of its troubled Galaxy Note 7 phones. Samsung recalled the phones after some of them caught fire. It said customers could replace their phones with new ones. But now some of the replacement phones are having similar problems.


Google Announces Improvements To Translation System

Monday, October 03, 2016

Google says that with certain languages, its new system — dubbed Google Neural Machine Translation — reduces errors by 60 percent. For now, it only translates from Mandarin Chinese into English. But the company plans to roll it out for the more than 10,000 language pairs now handled by Google Translate.


Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.


Yahoo Confirms Data From Millions Of Accounts Stolen In 2014

Friday, September 23, 2016

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts were hacked two years ago. The company revealed the data breach on Thursday, without saying whether it knew all along or just found out.


Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach By 'State-Sponsored Actor'

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Yahoo confirmed Thursday that information connected to at least 500 million accounts was stolen from the company in 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor.


With 'Napalm Girl,' Facebook Humans (Not Algorithms) Struggle To Be Editor

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A little-known team of humans at Facebook removed the iconic photo from the site this week. That move shows how much the company is struggling internally to exercise the most basic editorial judgment.


Airbnb Agrees To Make Reforms After Allegations Of Discrimination

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Responding to claims of discrimination against people of color, Airbnb has agreed to change the way it runs the home rental marketplace.


Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

In a face-off between voice entry and typing on a mobile device, voice recognition software performed significantly better. The results held true in both English and Mandarin Chinese.


Social Network Nextdoor Moves To Block Racial Profiling Online

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Social networks let users share without being impeded. But Nextdoor, a platform for neighborhoods, is moving to block posts for the first time when they appear to be racial profiling.