Google partners with news orgs to show more data in its search results
Posted in Google google search journalism ProPublica structured data TC Tech

Google partners with news orgs to show more data in its search results

Google today announced that it is working with a number of news organizations to surface more data from their data journalism projects in its search…

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Posted in Investing ProPublica WallSt warren buffett

Warren Buffett Recommends Investing in Index Funds, But Many of His Employees Don’t Have That Option $SPY

Warren Buffett, the most successful investor of our time, is a huge fan of low-cost index funds — funds that replicate a market index rather…

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New York regulator seeks Kushner & Cos. loan details
Posted in ProPublica Trump admin

‘Trump, Inc.’ Podcast: Desperation, Secrecy and Conflicts of Kushner’s & Co.

We’ve seen headline after headline about Jared Kushner. We’ve heard that Trump’s son-in-law company has been on a global search for cash, that the company…

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Posted in chicago ProPublica Taxes

An Independent Study Confirms Cook County’s Property Tax Assessments are Deeply Unfair

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios has been producing error-ridden property assessments that effectively punished poor homeowners while providing tax breaks to wealthy ones, according to…

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Posted in algorithms artificial intelligence New York City ProPublica

New York City Council unanimously passed a bill to tackle algorithmic discrimination

The algorithms that play increasingly central roles in our lives often emanate from Silicon Valley, but the effort to hold them accountable may have another…

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News Outlets, Social Media Team Up to Qualify Credible News The "Trust Project"
Posted in advertising facebook online media Politics ProPublica

In September Facebook Allowed Political Ads That Were Actually Scams and Malware $FB

In September, an ad with the headline, “New Approval Ratings For President Trump Announced And It’s Not Going The Way You Think,” targeted Facebook users…

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Posted in healthcare ProPublica

A Hospital Charged $1,877 to Pierce a 5-Year-Old’s Ears. This Is Why Health Care Costs So Much.

Two years ago, Margaret O’Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children’s Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor…

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Posted in cybersecurity hacking ProPublica

Hackers Shut Down ProPublica’s Email. Here’s How to Stop Attacks Like That.

In August, my email was attacked. Hate groups overwhelmed my inbox and the inboxes of two of my colleagues, and shut down ProPublica’s email much…

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Posted in 2016 elections big data cybersecurity Politics ProPublica

Voter Fraud Commission Wants Your Data, ButThey Can’t Keep It Safe

The voter-fraud-checking program championed by the head of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suffers from data security flaws that could imperil the safety…

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