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Tesla’s go-private debacle was a year ago — but there are still good reasons for the company to leave the stock market (TSLA)

September 23, 2019 No Comments

Still now a bad idea, Mr. 420. Mike Blake/Reuters It’s been over a year since Elon Musk’s now-infamous effort to take Tesla private. The scheme was a spectacular failure. But there are still good reasons why Tesla shouldn’t be a public company. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A year ago, Elon Musk tweeted…

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How media around the world frame climate change news

September 23, 2019 No Comments

Climate change is a problem facing countries around the world, but media coverage of the topic differs from one nation to the next. A new study from the University of Kansas shows the way media frame climate change coverage can be predicted by several national factors, yet none tend to frame it as an immediate…

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On-Chain Versus Off-Chain: The Perpetual Blockchain Governance Debate

September 23, 2019 No Comments

Blockchain technology has been transforming the whole system of digitalization across industries. The main benefit of blockchain offerings is to have a lease on the transparency of transactions for both the beneficiary and the grantee. Organizations in the recent age have been managing data for blockchain-based solutions either as on-chain or off-chain as storage mechanisms.…

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Hyperledger Unanimously Approves First Ethereum Codebase For Enterprises

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Photothek via Getty ImagesHyperledger, a consortium dedicated to bringing blockchain to enterprises, has accepted its first code that links businesses directly to a public blockchain, in this case, ethereum. Called Hyperledger Besu, the open-source codebase is almost identical to another ethereum enterprise solution, called Pantheon, developed by ethereum startup ConsenSys and running since April of…

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Gene Editing Humans: It’s Not Just about Safety

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Chinese scientist He Jiankui surprised the scientific community and the world when he announced in November 2018 that he had genetically modified two embryos and then allowed them to develop into babies. Not only that, he believed he had acted in accordance with guidelines offered by a 2017 report by the National Academies of Sciences,…

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Western Academia Helps Build China’s Automated Racism

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Last summer, a respected U.S. academic journal about data mining published a study titled “Facial feature discovery for ethnicity recognition”, authored by four professors in China and one in Australia. The study found that an effective way to automatically predict the ethnicity of minorities in China was for facial recognition systems to focus on specific,…

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Death by Diet Plan Soda? – The New York Times

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A new study that connects artificially sweetened beverages to sudden death is triggering public angst. Some researchers state it has significant defects. Image Credit Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Sept. 6, 2019 Updated 1: 31 p.m. ET Does guzzling diet soda cause an early death? There was a cumulative gasp amongst Coke Absolutely no and Diet […]

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British teen goes legally blind after 7-year diet plan of unhealthy food – South China Morning Post

September 23, 2019 No Comments

The teenager had an everyday part of fries from the local fish and chip shop. Image: Shutterstock The kid informed doctors that because junior school ‘he had an everyday part of fries … and snacked on Pringles, white bread, processed ham slices, and sausage’ Topic |. Health and health Learn More

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Social media is enhancing political power structures in Africa more than it’s challenging them

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In mid-July Chad lifted its 16-month social media ban. This ended the longest social media blockage seen in any African country. The government argued that the lengthy ban was necessary for security reasons.The Chadian case highlights the way social media has increasingly been framed as a threat, especially by authoritarian leaders. Since the beginning of…

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Put tech policy on the argument phase – mySanAntonio.com

September 23, 2019 No Comments

By Adira Levine, For the Express-News Updated 5:29 am CDT, Thursday, September 5, 2019 Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and New York…

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