New York City proposes regulating algorithms used in hiring

Enlarge John Lamb | Getty Images In 1964, the Civil Rights Act barred the humans who made hiring decisions from discriminating on the basis of sex or race. Now, software often contributes to those hiring decisions, helping managers screen résumés or interpret video interviews. That worries some tech experts and civil rights groups, who cite …

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Regulators dial up the heat: Dash, ZEC and Monero reach boiling point?

On New Year’s Day, the U.S.-based crypto exchange Bittrex announced via Twitter that it was delisting three leading privacy coins: Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC) and Dash. A link promised further details, but those who followed it learned nothing to explain why trades in those tokens would end on Jan. 15. Still, the news couldn’t have …

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ETH Fees Surge to All Time High After the Crypto Passed the $1,000 Mark

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>After the ether token surged past the $1,000 mark on January 3, the average transaction fee on the network similarly soared to a new all-time high (ATH) of $17.41, some 24 hours later. Although the average fee has since retreated, data on January 8 shows that the latest average fee at $9.79. …

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New battle over the third stimulus check for $2,000 has begun – CNET

President-elect Joe Biden is one of the third stimulus check’s supporters, but there’s conflict brewing. Sarah Tew/CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″>Democrats, poised to <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/democrats-win-senate-control-amid-capitol-hill-breach-paving-the-way-for-2000-stimulus-check/”>take control of Congress and the White House</a></span> in the next few weeks, are sketching out the details of a <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/next-stimulus-bill-will-cost-trillions-of-dollars-2000-stimulus-checks-unemployment-benefits-more/”>new sweeping COVID-relief bill</a></span> that could make good …

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SpaceX is building a futuristic bar at its Starship factory in Texas

By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 9, 2021 Elon Musk has noted on Twitter that SpaceX is building a futuristic bar at its Starship facility in Texas. The SpaceX CEO’s update came as images of the private space firm’s cleverly designed restaurant, complete with repurposed Starship Mk1 flaps, were posted online.  In true Elon Musk …

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Russian Oil Giant Provides Excess Gas to Operations Powering Bitcoin Mining Devices

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The firm Gazpromneft, an oil subsidiary of the Russian natural gas and global energy company Gazprom, is giving bitcoin mining operations the chance to power operations by using excess gas for electricity. The Russian firm has allowed a small mining operation to benefit from the excess gas by mining bitcoin on-site at …

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This Bitcoin Ransomware Rakes in $150 Million in BTC

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A new report by two cybersecurity firms has revealed that one ransomware family is particularly successful, raking in over $150 million in bitcoin. The ransom payments “sometimes amount to millions of dollars and typically run in the hundreds of thousands range.”</strong> Ransomware Makes $150 Million in Bitcoin The Ryuk ransomware family has …

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Amazon cuts off Parler’s web hosting following Apple, Google bans

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Amazon Web Services is suspending Parler’s access to its hosting services at the end of the weekend, potentially driving the service offline unless it can find a new provider. “Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan …

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