Matt’s Recent Stories
Health Feb 20Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite
The first public alert outside China about the novel coronavirus came on Dec. 30 from the automated HealthMap system at Boston Children's Hospital.
Economy Feb 10Amazon wants to question Trump over loss of military contract
The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing project to Microsoft in October. Amazon later sued, arguing that Trump's interference and bias against the company harmed Amazon's chances of winning.
Economy Feb 05YouTube, Venmo demand AI firm stop taking facial data from sites
The companies have been sending cease-and-desist letters to New York-based Clearview AI, which works with law enforcement agencies.
Science Jan 14After NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, Microsoft issues free fix
The company said it has not seen any evidence that hackers have used the technique discovered by the NSA.
World Jan 06Oil price keeps rising as industry eyes Iran-U.S. conflict
“You can repair a facility. You can’t bring somebody back to life. There’s no turning back," said Antoine Halff, a Columbia University researcher and former chief oil analyst for the International Energy Agency. ”…
Nation Nov 20Disney Plus blames past hacks for user accounts sold online
Disney reiterated Wednesday that it found no evidence of a security breach and that account problems are limited to “a very small percentage of users” of Disney Plus.
Science Oct 23Google claims quantum computing milestone. IBM pushes back.
Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of years.
Nation Sep 04How YouTube is tweaking what its kid viewers see
Starting early next year, anyone who uploads a video to YouTube will have to designate whether or not that video is directed at children.
World Apr 21Sri Lanka blocks social media after deadly attacks
A group that monitors internet censorship says Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 200 people.
Economy Dec 13Apple to build $1 billion campus in Austin, expand elsewhere
Apple's investment, which will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents, adds to a city that has already become a bustling tech hub.