'Way too little, way too late': Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing | Technology | The Guardian

'Way too little, way too late': Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing | Technology | The Guardian

‘Way too little, way too late’: Facebook’s factcheckers say effort is failing | Technology | The Guardian

Journalists working for Facebook say the social media site’s fact-checking tools have largely failed and that the company has exploited their labor for a PR campaign.Several fact checkers who work for independent news organizations and partner with Facebook told the Guardian that they feared their relationships with the technology corporation, some of which are paid, have created a conflict of interest, making it harder for the news outlets to scrutinize and criticize Facebook’s role in spreading misinformation.The reporters also lamented that Facebook had refused to disclose data on its efforts to stop the dissemination of fake news. The journalists are speaking out one year after the company launched the collaboration in response to outrage over revelations that social media platforms had widely promoted fake news and propaganda during the US presidential election.

Källa: ‘Way too little, way too late’: Facebook’s factcheckers say effort is failing | Technology | The Guardian

‘Way too little, way too late’: Facebook’s factcheckers say effort is failing | Technology | The Guardian

'Way too little, way too late': Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing | Technology | The Guardian

‘Way too little, way too late’: Facebook’s factcheckers say effort is failing | Technology | The Guardian

Journalists working for Facebook say the social media site’s fact-checking tools have largely failed and that the company has exploited their labor for a PR campaign.Several fact checkers who work for independent news organizations and partner with Facebook told the Guardian that they feared their relationships with the technology corporation, some of which are paid, have created a conflict of interest, making it harder for the news outlets to scrutinize and criticize Facebook’s role in spreading misinformation.The reporters also lamented that Facebook had refused to disclose data on its efforts to stop the dissemination of fake news. The journalists are speaking out one year after the company launched the collaboration in response to outrage over revelations that social media platforms had widely promoted fake news and propaganda during the US presidential election.

Källa: ‘Way too little, way too late’: Facebook’s factcheckers say effort is failing | Technology | The Guardian

Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask | Technology | The Guardian

Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask | Technology | The Guardian

Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask | Technology | The Guardian

The money has become too much to ignore and so bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are back in the news. You may have heard about Ethereum, a cryptocurrency that has risen in value by more than 2,500% over the course of 2017. Or maybe you’ve heard about one of the many smaller cryptocurrencies that raised hundreds of millions of dollars in the first few days they were on sale, during their “initial coin offering”. Or you’ve just spotted that bitcoin, which made headlines in 2013 for hitting a high of $200, is now worth nearly $7,000 (£5,250), making a lot of people very rich in the process.Are these cryptocurrencies simply speculative bubbles or will they actually transform our financial system? It’s time to answer a few common questions about this new technology – and assess whether a lot of people have just pulled off the investment of their lifetime or made a huge mistake.

Källa: Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask | Technology | The Guardian

Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask | Technology | The Guardian

Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask | Technology | The Guardian

Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask | Technology | The Guardian

The money has become too much to ignore and so bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are back in the news. You may have heard about Ethereum, a cryptocurrency that has risen in value by more than 2,500% over the course of 2017. Or maybe you’ve heard about one of the many smaller cryptocurrencies that raised hundreds of millions of dollars in the first few days they were on sale, during their “initial coin offering”. Or you’ve just spotted that bitcoin, which made headlines in 2013 for hitting a high of $200, is now worth nearly $7,000 (£5,250), making a lot of people very rich in the process.Are these cryptocurrencies simply speculative bubbles or will they actually transform our financial system? It’s time to answer a few common questions about this new technology – and assess whether a lot of people have just pulled off the investment of their lifetime or made a huge mistake.

Källa: Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask | Technology | The Guardian

China dominates top supercomputers list – BBC News

China dominates top supercomputers list - BBC News

China dominates top supercomputers list – BBC News

China has overtaken the US to have the most supercomputers in the list of the world’s fastest 500 systems.The communist nation accounted for 202 of the globe’s highest performance machines, according to the latest Top500 survey.By contrast, the US had 143. That marks its lowest level since the bi-annual study began, 25 years ago, but still secured it second place.Japan placed third with 35 systems, and Germany fourth with 20.In the previous survey, published in June, the US still had a lead of 169 supercomputers to China’s 160.The reversal of fortunes reflects China’s increased investment in research and development – according to a recent study, the country now accounts for about 20% of the world’s total R&D expenditure.

Källa: China dominates top supercomputers list – BBC News

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