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Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?

Plus: A tough review of IBM’s PCjr, fresh questions on Covid-19, and government help for the self-sufficient.

An Algorithm Set Students’ Grades—and Altered Their Futures

The International Baccalaureate program canceled its high-stakes exam because of Covid-19. The formula it used to "predict" scores puzzles students and teachers.

Uber Moves Stealthily to Gain Allies in a Fight With Cities

Nonprofits and advocacy groups signed on to an organization called Communities Against Rider Surveillance—without knowing that the ride-hail giant was involved.

An Audit Slams Facebook as a Home for Misinformation and Hate

In a meeting and an unusual report, activist groups that instigated an ad boycott of the social media company say it has not responded adequately to criticism.

Is It Game Streaming's Turn for a Labor Revolution?

After the demise of Mixer, livestreamers are taking a closer look at what their platform partnerships should look like.

Kai-Fu Lee Gives AI a B-Minus Grade in the Covid-19 Fight

Robots and computer programs can help with social distancing and food delivery, but have been less helpful in developing a vaccine.

A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on Reddit

The Police Data Accessibility Project aims to request, download, clean, and standardize public records that right now are overly difficult to find.

Self-Driving Tech Is Becoming a Game of Partnerships

Making an autonomous vehicle is proving harder and costlier than many startups predicted. So they're teaming up with giants like Hyundai, Jaguar, and Ford.

Covid Drives Real Businesses to Tap Deepfake Technology

Coronavirus restrictions make it harder and more expensive to shoot videos. So some companies are turning to synthetic media instead.

Seattle's Uber and Lyft Drivers Make $23.25 an Hour—or $9.73

Two studies reach very different conclusions about ride-hail earnings, as city officials consider setting a minimum wage.

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