Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Dorsey have faced pressure to moderate misinformation about the pandemic and the election.
Your ears are responsible for more than just hearing; they keep you balanced, control facial features and help your taste, thanks to what's inside.
Mark Zuckerberg said firms should have to prove systems are in place to catch harmful content, but shouldn't be liable if it slips through the cracks.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Apple’s Tim Cook, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos – the leaders of tech’s most powerful companies – will face questions from US lawmakers in an antitrust hearing on Wednesday. The House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee is investigating whether these firms have participated in anti-competitive business practices […]
Philonise Floyd, one of George Floyd’s brothers, gave emotional testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Philonise has become a galvanizing voice for the protests that have spread nationwide and across the world since George’s death. “I’m tried. I’m tired of pain,” Floyd said. “I’m here to […]
Ears are arguably one of the most important features of the body and a defining feature for most of us. But they don’t just control our hearing, there’s a lot more going on inside. They are essential to our balance and ability to walk. They help with controlling your facial […]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee. One line of questioning targeted Facebook’s content-moderation practices, which rely on contracted workers who have complained of post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological effects of policing the most horrific content uploaded by users: murders, suicides, hate speech, and […]
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson addressed a gaffe he made Tuesday at a US House Committee on Financial Services hearing with an attempt at a self-deprecating joke. “OH, REO! Thanks, @RepKatiePorter,” Carson tweeted. “Enjoying a few post-hearing snacks. Sending some your way!” Carson was asked by Rep. […]
US drug prices are higher than anywhere else in the world. Congress has been trying to figure out who’s to blame, but there has been a lot of finger pointing. The Trump administration has proposed a change that would target shadowy middlemen called pharmacy-benefit managers (PBMs). But drug companies have […]
Key executives of seven top drugmakers will testify about drug prices at a US Senate committee hearing today. The last time a top pharma CEO faced tough questions about drug prices, we learned about a crucial feature of US drug prices called rebates. Drug rebates are a common business practice […]
A woman woke up unable to hear men’s voices, including her boyfriend’s, The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday. After a trip to the hospital, she was diagnosed with reverse-slope hearing loss, a rare condition that affects only about 3,000 people in the US and Canada combined, according to Thigpen Hearing […]
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Notes used by Mark Zuckerberg during his testimony at a US Senate hearing indicate the Facebook CEO extensively prepared on how best to answer questions that could affect the public’s view of the social-networking site. Zuckerberg rarely speaks on Facebook’s operations in such a public forum, and his notes appear […]
There’s a cultural stigma, especially in the US, that hearing voices in your head is inherently a sign of mental-health issues. There’s a community of people on Reddit who have chosen to create voices in their heads, called tulpamancers. Their voices are called tulpas. Here’s why this isn’t a mental-health […]
The internet is aflame about whether a robotic-sounding recording says “yanny” or “laurel.” Speech scientists say there’s a simple reason for the audio trickery that has to do with the way our brains learn to quickly decipher vowels and words. The recording seems to be a slightly altered version of […]
Noise pollution is one of the types of pollution we don’t often think about. The World Health Organisation, CDC, and researchers worldwide have been warning against the effect it has on human health for decades. We spoke with Ted Rueter, founder of Noise Free America, and Kit Frank, an audiologist […]
ASX-listed Nuheara announced on Thursday that it had raised $9 million of new capital through a share issue. The institutional placement will see 97.8 million new ordinary shares go out on Tuesday to investors at a price of 9.2 cents. The stock was at 9.3 cents at the close of […]