The pandemic generation goes to college. It has not been easy…

Jazeba Ahmad was a junior in high school when COVID-19 hit and her math education faltered. Ahmad was enrolled in an international baccalaureate math class intended to provide a strong foundation in areas like algebra, geometry, statistics, and calculus.Add an advertisement But her high school in Columbus, Ohio, made a rocky transition to remote learning, … Read more

White House unveils principles for Big Tech reform

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The White House on Thursday outlined six principles to reform Big Tech platforms and said it was encouraged to see bipartisan interest in Congress to rein in major US tech companies. The six principles, entitled “Enhancing Competition and Tech Platform Accountability,” were released after the Biden administration. Officials met earlier … Read more

New School part-time faculty reject university’s offer; strike continues – People’s World

Jackson Todd / People’s World NEW YORK—“It’s not very on-brand,” striker R. Sikoryac said of New School University administration’s handling of strike by part-time workers belonging to ACT-UAW Local 7902. He added, “Although the faculty have been supportive and lived up to the school’s mission.” Another striker chimed in, adding that she gives the administration … Read more

New School part-time faculty reject university’s offer; strike continues – People’s World

Jackson Todd / People’s World NEW YORK—“It’s not very on-brand,” striker R. Sikoryac said of New School University administration’s handling of strike by part-time workers belonging to ACT-UAW Local 7902. He added, “Although the faculty have been supportive and lived up to the school’s mission.” Another striker chimed in, adding that she gives the administration … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Telcos push EU to make Big Tech pay for network costs

PARIS/STOCKHOLM, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Telecom operators are pushing the European Union to implement new laws that would make Big Tech pay for network costs, following Australia’s example, according to four sources close to the matter. Europe’s telecoms operators have lobbed for a financial contribution from US tech firms such as Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O), Meta’s … Read more

Video shows shooters from deadly weekend gunfire near Atlantic Station, police say

ATLANTA – Atlanta police are asking for the public’s help in locating two suspects wanted for the deadly shooting over the weekend near Atlantic Station. During a Wednesday press conference, the investigators released photos of the suspects along with video surveillance footage prior to the incident. Atlanta Police Department investigators shared an image of a … Read more

Amazon to warn customers on the limitations of its AI

LAS VEGAS, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is planning to roll out warning cards for software sold by its cloud-computing division, in light of ongoing concern that artificially intelligent systems can discriminate against different groups, the company told Reuters. Akin to lengthy nutrition labels, Amazon’s so-called AI Service Cards will be public so … Read more

Analysis: European telcos set to win fight with Big Tech, could set global agenda

BRUSSELS/STOCKHOLM, Sept 30 (Reuters) – European telecoms providers are set to win their decade-long fight to make Big Tech pay for network costs, thanks to sympathetic EU regulators and the bloc’s efforts to rein in US tech giants, according to industry and regulatory sources, in the EU’s strongest move yet to set a global standard. … Read more

Analysis: Apple supply chain data shows receding exposure to China as risks mount

SHANGHAI, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) wide exposure to Chinese manufacturing, notable both for its low costs and rising risks, has receded since the COVID-19 pandemic began, company supply chain data shows. With the world’s biggest iPhone factory, operated in central China by Foxconn (2317.TW), battling production shortfalls and labor unrest spurred largely … Read more