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Machine Bias: There's Software Used Across the Country to Predict Future Criminals. And it's Biased Against Blacks.

propublica.org – Julia Angwin – May 23 – On a spring afternoon in 2014, Brisha Borden was running late to pick up her god-sister from school when she spotted an unlocked kid's blue Huffy bicycle and a silver Razor scooter. Borden and a friend grabbed the bike and scooter and tried to ride…
stacy-marie ishmael RT @reveal: Software used across the U.S. to predict future criminals is biased against black people. @ProPublica explains: t.co/9KtJotdqdZ
Jessica Guynn RT @JuliaAngwin: There's an algorithm that predicts future criminality - and its biased against blacks. My latest investigation: t.co/AYN91SrIoW
Kevin Marks RT @dansinker: This piece by @ProPublica on racism and bias in predictive policing algorithms is disturbing and *vital*: t.co/AM0NdeblQa
Nitasha Tiku RT @tylermachado: Algorithms aren't neutral Algorithms aren't neutral Algorithms aren't neutral Algorithms aren't neutral t.co/IFOAHHrwP6
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Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part

TechCrunch Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) – May 23 – Facebook's newest feature could fundamentally change how you watch video. Until now, you either sat through a video until it got too boring, waited for the interesting part, or fast-forwarded hoping to spy something worth seeing. But for clips that…
Loic Le Meur Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part t.co/3MkucAdSjt
Josh Constine I'd love to hear media pundits' thoughts on Fb letting you skip to video highlights t.co/h66wGtrAul @jwherrman @pkafka @CaseyNewton
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Facebook enables Continuous Live Video to power puppycams and more

TechCrunch Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) – May 23 – Live mobile video is evolving beyond selfie-stream rants and citizen journalism. Facebook will now allow non-stop, long-form broadcasting as long as the creators don't mind that they won't be able to permanently save and share the video. The new…
Mathew Ingram RT @Lavrusik: Facebook enables Continuous Live Video to power what I like to call "live vicarious living" cams: t.co/LEZztAD6P4
Travis Bernard Facebook enables Continuous Live Video to power puppycams and more t.co/BwzNuZWolH
BEWARE: Ed Zitron finally i can show you all my basement yes . t.co/GJk7eyoAZO
Owen Williams ⚡️ Facebook can now have 24-hour live streams. Well that's very 'The Circle' t.co/7sYgVIADlE
Techmeme Facebook enables Continuous Live Video; previously the broadcast limit was 90 mins t.co/477Yu8MrVN t.co/5zJKVnBi4h
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Spotify revenues topped $2bn last year as losses hit $194m

Music Business Worldwide – Tim Ingham – May 23, 8:41 AM – Spotify brought in a whopping $2.18bn (€1.95bn) in revenues in 2015, growing its income by 80% in the year. Net losses stood at a painful $194m (€173.1m), but these grew much slower – widening by just 6.7% compared to 2014. In…
Dave McClure RT @Techmeme: Spotify brought in $2.18B in revenues in 2015 but losses hit $194M; ad revenue up 98% YoY t.co/3juPN0yyqG t.co/HE6WVxcB1i
Dan Primack Spotify financials. Remember, it basically needs to go public within a year. t.co/S2G4VmH1Sk
Dan_Rowinski RT @jandawson: Lots of fascinating financial numbers here about Spotify t.co/8jJygOVuFN
Prof. Jeff Jarvis/s Congrats to Spotify on its huge losses. Just goes to show how popular it is! t.co/4l6kzCi4i6
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Sources: Snapchat is raising more money at about a $20 billion valuation

TechCrunch Ingrid Lunden (@ingridlunden) – May 23 – Snapchat may have first made its name in the crowded world of mobile apps with an ephemeral messaging service, but the startup and its wildly popular app are not disappearing anywhere soon. TechCrunch has learned from multiple sources that Snapchat…
Mathew Ingram RT @nitinmathur: Snapchat is raising more money around $20 billion valuation t.co/eSxx00Urtj
Travis Bernard Snapchat is raising more money at about a $20 billion valuation t.co/2aycI8TDeg
Sarah Buhr RT @TechCrunch: Sources: Snapchat is raising more money at about a $20 billion valuation t.co/NJPm2QitwP by @ingridlunden @Katie_Roof
Katie Roof RT @TechCrunch: Sources: Snapchat is raising more money at about a $20 billion valuation t.co/NJPm2QitwP by @ingridlunden @Katie_Roof
Ron Miller RT @Katie_Roof: Scoop: Sources tell @ingridlunden and I that Snapchat is raising more $$$ at ~ $20b valuation t.co/UHLxpUV06j
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Spotify family plan is now cheaper, $14.99 for up to 6 people

TechCrunch Romain Dillet (@romaindillet) – May 23 – Spotify is catching up with the competition when it comes to family plans. Like Apple Music and Google Play Music, families can now subscribe to Spotify Premium for $14.99 per month and get six different Spotify accounts and profiles. This is the…
Jon Russell 6 Spotify accounts for $14.99 per month - how long until people start sharing family accounts together? t.co/JM9mvdS8tL
Romain Dillet Spotify family plan is now cheaper, $14.99 for up to 6 people t.co/M8nObwYmeY
Techmeme Spotify family plan is now cheaper, $14.99 for up to 6 people (@romaindillet / TechCrunch) t.co/xWMut2TLQM t.co/g77BTEGrTa
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Lyft will now let you schedule trips ahead of time

TechCrunch – Sarah Buhr – May 23 – Ridesharing platform Lyft heard the people and the people wanted to schedule rides ahead of time. So, starting today, Lyft is adding a new feature to let you schedule that ride to the airport or crucial business meeting you need to be on time for…
Katie Roof RT @lorakolodny: ICYMI - Lyft will now let you schedule trips ahead of time t.co/VmzplAxjxv via @techcrunch
Lora Kolodny ICYMI - Lyft will now let you schedule trips ahead of time t.co/VmzplAxjxv via @techcrunch
Jenna Black RT @sarahbuhr: Lyft will now let you schedule trips ahead of time t.co/IDIDxkhQUO via @techcrunch
Sarah Buhr Lyft will now let you schedule trips ahead of time t.co/IDIDxkhQUO via @techcrunch
TechCrunch Lyft will now let you schedule trips ahead of time t.co/hRRK1OCEtE by @sarahbuhr t.co/ZVYELoi1Dh
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You Can Now Reserve Whole Sections Of Dolores Park Grass For Yourself, For A Price

SFist – Jack Morse – May 23 – This should end well. A two-month pilot program from the Recreation and Parks Department now allows people to reserve sections of Dolores Park for periods of at least seven hours. And no, not the picnic table areas (which you've always been able to…
Frank Barbieri RT @JaneKim: I'm opposed to the plan to rent space at Dolores Park. Our city's not for sale and it shouldn't be for rent either. t.co/zMlDbgGFta
Chris Messina SF now privatizing public space. What could possibly go wrong? t.co/MeXX2DUqFf
Reyhan Harmanci Now you pay (???) to reserve sections of grass in Dolores Park. San Francisco, you're not even fun to mock any more t.co/hdmYAWqLaI
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Sorry, There's Nothing Magical About Breakfast

nytimes.com – Aaron E. Carroll – May 23 – I don't eat breakfast. It's not that I dislike what's offered. Given the choice of breakfast food or lunch food, I'd almost always choose eggs or waffles. It's just that I'm not hungry at 7:30 a.m., when I leave for work. In fact, I'm rarely hungry…
Manu Kumar Sorry, There's Nothing Magical About Breakfast t.co/bvk7OwblDN
sylvie barak Sorry @nytimes but I disagree... if you don't think breakfast is magical, you've never had breakfast at my house ;) t.co/Z73uQg1VfF
Ryan Lawler RT @triketora: A balanced perspective would acknowledge that we have no idea what's going on. t.co/wUnryLmESW
Natt การุณรังษีวงศ์ BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS | Sorry, There's Nothing Magical About Breakfast t.co/XvyCRFxDGn
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What The Mark Of The Beast Taught Me About The Future Of Money

BuzzFeed – It's the dead of winter in Stockholm and I'm sitting in a very small room inside the very inaptly named Calm Body Modification clinic. A few feet away sits the syringe that will, soon enough, plunge into the fat between my thumb and forefinger and…
sylvie barak Oh this old chestnut again: embedded payment microchips = sign of the beast :) Satan's Wallet indeed, lol @Buzzfeed! t.co/Svi4cRb4lJ
Jessica Guynn RT @dannysullivan: This is actually 2 great stories by @cwarzel - how bad virtual wallets are AND what it's like to pay with an implant t.co/EhkEiQWXVu
Ruth Reader but I bet he saved a bunch of money... t.co/VL0mq5529B
Techmeme Reporter spends month paying only with digital wallets, finds it burdensome and alienating t.co/9cXrJLOUqn t.co/bcg2FlhdoK
cale g weissman this story is great; the Future Of Payments is not: t.co/4GLwKBKrbY