Aarti Shahani

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With Entry Into Interest Curation, Google Goes Head-To-Head With Facebook

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In the feed, users will get a stream of news, photos and more based on their search histories and interests across Google products. The company promises a different, less friend-filtered experience.

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Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Elon Musk, the billionaire scientist behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX, made a dire warning over the weekend about the future of artificial intelligence to a room full of state leaders.

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Computer Scientists Demonstrate The Potential For Faking Video

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fake news articles may just be the tip of the iceberg. New research — which manipulates footage of former President Obama — shows it's possible to create fake news videos too.

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Microsoft Courts Rural America, And Politicians, With High-Speed Internet

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In rural America, 23.4 million people do not have high-speed Internet. Microsoft plans to change that, in an effort that uses cheap technology and appeals to the lowest common denominator in politics.

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Facebook Changes Its Mission With Announcement About Groups

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Facebook has nearly 2 billion users. But that's not enough. Now, in an effort to go deep, not just wide, the company will focus on users' activity levels.

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After CEO Resignation, Is Uber Kalanick-less Or Kalanick-free?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Few companies have had such a rapid fallout from such a vast number of crises stemming from the workplace culture perpetuated from the top, while appearing to be at the peak of its success.

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Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Pressure As CEO

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Five of Uber's major investors reportedly demanded Kalanick resign immediately. His departure plunges one of the largest private companies on Earth into an even bigger leadership vacuum.

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The Investor Who Took On Uber, And Silicon Valley

Thursday, June 15, 2017

In Silicon Valley, you're supposed to build businesses unapologetically. You're not supposed to speak out against injustice. Freada Kapor Klein breaks those rules.

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Uber Considers Leave Of Absence For CEO Travis Kalanack

Monday, June 12, 2017

Despite phenomenal growth and popularity with users, Uber's troubles are mounting. The ride hailing company has been rocked by a sexual harassment scandal, top executives have quit, and there are reports that CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanack may take a leave of absence. Employees and investors tell NPR that Uber faces a more challenging problem — its fractured relationship with drivers.

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Uber Drivers Confront Challenges Working For A 'Faceless Boss'

Friday, June 09, 2017

Drivers say Uber feels more like a faceless boss — setting strict rules and punishments, but eerily hard to reach, even in emergencies.

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The Faceless Boss: A Look Into The Uber Driver Workplace

Friday, June 09, 2017

To recruit drivers, company leaders are fond of saying that at Uber, you can "Be Your Own Boss." But NPR found that many Uber drivers feel controlled by a boss that is both always there, yet faceless.

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Changing Pay Rates Keep Uber Drivers On The Road Longer

Friday, June 09, 2017

Because of supply and demand, pay rates for Uber drivers shift. They never know how much they're going to make. To reach a goal, some drivers stay on the job at least 14 hours — sometimes longer.

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Uber Drivers Criticize Company For Shady Firing Practices

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Imagine that instead of your boss telling you — eye-to-eye — you get the news as an alert on your phone. That's how it works at Uber, and the Uber app's move to fire is sometimes made in error.

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Uber Drivers Don't Feel Like Their Own Bosses

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Uber says drivers can each be their "own boss." But in an NPR survey, hundreds of drivers said they don't feel that way. They feel controlled by a boss that is both always there, and yet faceless.

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Morning News Brief: Robert Mueller As Special Counsel, New Google Products

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed as a special counsel to investigate Russian influence in the election. And Google has unveiled its latest product ideas.

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Microsoft President Urges Nuclear-Like Limits On Cyberweapons

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Microsoft President Brad Smith calls for a "Digital Geneva Convention" under which governments would set limits on the creation of cyberweapons, just like they did for nuclear weapons.

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Ransomware Attacks Begin To Stabilize After Compromising Networks Worldwide

Monday, May 15, 2017

The volume of ransomware attacks is slowing or stabilizing around the world, according to government officials and security experts. And the amount of ransom paid out by victims is relatively small — just tens of thousands of dollars. But the scope of the attack in more than 100 countries is still massive, its disruptions are widespread, and the weaknesses it exposed in computer systems can only be described as frightening.

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Ransomware Attacks Computer Networks Around The Globe

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Massive cyberattacks spread throughout the world, affecting computer systems in nearly 100 countries. The hackers reportedly used a flaw in Microsoft software identified by the NSA.

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Ransomware Attacks Hit Computer Systems In Dozens Of Countries

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hackers used a ransomware attack on Friday compromise the computer networks of telecommunications companies, health care systems and other corporations around the world.

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Morning News Brief: GOP Health Care Plan, Trump Eases Religious Group Restrictions

Thursday, May 04, 2017

After weeks of wrangling, the GOP will send a health care bill to a vote Thursday. Also, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order relaxing political restrictions on religious groups.

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