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WhatsApp is testing an image search tool to fight phony news

The feature isn’t available yet, and there’s no official word on when it will be. However, it would make another useful tool in WhatsApp’s arsenal against the spreading of misinformation. India, for example, has been particularly affected by malicious message forwarding, which led to WhatsApp imposing anti-forwarding limits, as well as forwarding notifications. Adding a…

Tesla’s $35,000 Design 3 Arrives and More Automobiles News This Week

Tesla is finally offering a $35,000 version of its Model 3 sedan, a major milestone for the fast-growing automaker.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesTesla is finally offering a $35,000 version of its Model 3 sedan, a major milestone for the fast-growing automaker.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesCast your eyes about the transportation landscape, and you’ll see plenty of high-wire acts. Take…

news analysis: Do not Combat the Robots. Tax Them.

news analysisMany companies invest in automation because the tax code encourages it, not because robots are more productive.ImageCreditCreditAndy RementerFeb. 23, 2019When Bill Gates floated the idea of imposing a tax on robots a couple of years ago, Lawrence Summers, a former top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, called the Microsoft co-founder “profoundly misguided.” How…

Rich Kids Aren’t Any Smarter Than the Rest of United States – Jacobin magazine

Over the past two days, a far-reaching college admissions scandal has dominated the headlines. An FBI investigation, comically named “Operation Varsity Blues,” uncovered that parents (including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin) paid around $25 million to a consultant to illegally guarantee their children spots in elite universities. William “Rick” Singer, founder of a college…

How to Stop Your Roommates From Messing with Your Amazon Echo

I first realized something was wrong when I started getting reminders on my iPhone about upcoming appointments at 9 p.m.—not a time I’m typically booked with something to do. And then there were the subjects of the appointments themselves: “Check for herpes,” said one. The second? A reminder to try some NSFW acts with a…