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    The Race to Prevent ‘the Worst Case Scenario for Machine Learning

    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/24/business/ai-generated-explicit-images.html A.I. companies have an edge in blocking the creation and distribution of child sexual abuse material. They’ve seen how social media companies failed. Dr. Rebecca Portnoff, the data science director at Thorn, was...
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    NYC's Widespread Homeless Sweeps Resulted in 3 People With Permanent Housing: Report

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/jg5gjk/nycs-widespread-homeless-sweeps-resulted-in-3-people-with-permanent-housing-report A city audit reveals that sweeps encompassing over 2,000 people have largely failed to transition the unhoused into permanent housing. By Roshan Abraham June 29, 2023...
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    Vending machine providing free birth control and overdose prevention products debuts in Brooklyn

    https://gothamist.com/news/vending-machine-providing-free-birth-control-and-overdose-prevention-products-debuts-in-brooklyn By Brittany Kriegstein Published Jun 5, 2023 Brittany Kriegstein A new vending machine in Brownsville, Brooklyn is attracting lots of attention – but not because...
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    Where Living With Friends Is Still Technically Illegal

    https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2023/05/zoning-laws-nuclear-modern-family-definition/674117/ Across America, some places still outlaw living with people who aren’t your relatives. By Michael Waters Illustration by Paul Spella / The Atlantic. Sources: Shutterstock; Getty. MAY 22...
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    Colorado repealed law limiting municipal internet, making it easier for towns to build their own

    https://coloradosun.com/2023/05/24/municipal-internet-sb-152-repealed-colorado/ More than 160 cities, towns and counties opted out of Senate Bill 152, and some built their own gigabit service that was 4,000 times faster. But there were other reasons for the repeal. Tamara Chuang 4:11 AM MDT on...
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    This is the real reason why the US wants to ban TikTok. A thread of videos that young people are watching and sharing by the millions

    https://archive.is/UL4XG If you quote this post, spoiler the tweet you aren't commenting on.
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    Missouri Reps Just Voted to Completely Defund the State’s Public Libraries

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3wgv5/missouri-voted-to-defund-public-libraries-book-bans The new budget sets funds for libraries to $0. Library groups say the move is retaliation for suing the state over its recent book ban law. By Claire Woodcock March 30, 2023, 11:37am ALLAN BAXTER /...
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    “You Know What? I’m Not Doing This Anymore.”

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2023/03/texas-abortion-law-doctors-nurses-care-supreme-court.html There’s a quiet new crisis brewing in Texas following the abortion ban. It could get much worse. BY SOPHIE NOVACK MARCH 21, 20235:45 AM Illustration by Slate. Photo by Getty Plus. For three...
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    Idaho hospital to stop delivering babies. One reason? ‘Bills that criminalize physicians’

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/idaho-hospital-stop-delivering-babies-013517082.html Kelcie Moseley-Morris Sat, March 18, 2023 at 5:35 AM GMT+4·3 min read Bonner General Health, the only hospital in Sandpoint, announced Friday that it will no longer provide obstetrical services to the city of more...
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    Car-Free Living Takes Off in Car-Centric Cities

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-03-14/can-car-free-living-succeed-in-cities-built-around-the-automobile https://archive.is/TJoZP A rendering of The Plant, a converted industrial space envisioned as the anchor for a car-free development in Houston. Rendering courtesy of Concept...
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    Now for sale: Data on your mental health

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/02/13/mental-health-data-brokers/ https://archive.is/85XQy Capitalizing on the pandemic explosion in telehealth and therapy apps that collect details of your mental health needs, data brokers are packaging that information for resale, a new study...
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    Idaho woman shares 19-day miscarriage on TikTok, says state's abortion laws prevented her from getting care

    https://abcnews.go.com/Health/idaho-woman-shares-19-day-miscarriage-tiktok-states/story?id=96363578 Carmen Broesder, 35, said she visited the ER three times before receiving care. By Mary Kekatos Video by Jessie DiMartino January 21, 2023, 1:04 PM An Idaho woman who documented her 19-day...
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    Auburn Banned TikTok, and Students Can’t Stop Talking About It

    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/15/business/auburn-tiktok-ban-students.html[/U] The school’s prohibition brings a geopolitical fight front and center for TikTok’s biggest fans: young Americans. Students at Auburn University’s campus on Tuesday, the day before classes resumed for the spring...
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    With stroke of his pen, Gov. Mike DeWine defines natural gas as green energy

    https://www.cleveland.com/open/2023/01/with-stroke-of-his-pen-gov-mike-dewine-defines-natural-gas-as-green-energy.html Updated: Jan. 06, 2023, 6:30 p.m.| Published: Jan. 06, 2023, 5:20 p.m. FILE - A crew works on a drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Penn...
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    Without radical changes, TikTok could vanish in the US

    https://www.businessinsider.com/us-tiktok-ban-why-do-they-want-to-ban-2022-12?utm_source=reddit.com Paayal Zaveri Dec 29, 2022, 8:28 AM A display from the TikTok booth at the Hangzhou International Ecommerce Expo in October 2021. CFOTO/Future Publishing via Getty Images There is again a...
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    Smartphone brands could be forced to bring back removable batteries

    https://www.sammobile.com/news/eu-passes-battery-regulations-smartphones-tablets-laptops/ BUSINESS By Sagar Naresh Last updated: December 20th, 2022 at 07:30 UTC+01:00 After making USB Type-C charging ports mandatory on all smartphones, tablets, and laptops, the European Union (EU) has now...
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    Parents swept up into controversy over After School Satan Club speak out: 'At their wits' end'

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/parents-swept-controversy-after-school-satan-club-speak-out-at-wits-end Published December 9, 2022 2:00am EST Critics maintain After School Satan Clubs are 'wearing down the inhibitions' of impressionable children By Jon Brown | Fox News **allow cookies from...
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    Trump's White House blocked government websites aimed at helping Americans vote, fighting human trafficking, easing homelessness, and stopping fraud,

    https://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-website-government-white-house-president-omb-2022-11 Trump's White House blocked government websites aimed at helping Americans vote, fighting human trafficking, easing homelessness, and stopping fraud, federal records show Dave Levinthal 9 hours...
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    Progressives’ ranks — and plans — expand after midterms

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/3731453-progressives-ranks-and-plans-expand-after-midterms/ BY HANNA TRUDO - 11/13/22 7:00 AM ET Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel, via AP Democratic candidate for Florida’s 10th Congressional District Maxwell Frost speaks as he celebrates with...
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    US hospitals are so overloaded that one ER called 911 on itself

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/11/us-hospitals-are-so-overloaded-that-one-er-called-911-on-itself/ Patients are reporting crowded waiting rooms and hours-long wait times. BETH MOLE - Yesterday at undefined Enlarge / An isolation tent for an emergency department in Walnut Creek...
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