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Whack-a-Bot: Fighting Fake News

To prove that you’re human on the internet, you’re often forced to play quirky games – spotting cats or identifying street signs among a tableau of random images. Captcha, the often irritating internet puzzle, has been the most common way…

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Datagate: FBI Connects the Bots to Kushner

Data science is taking over our work, lives – and now politics. The FBI is investigating ties between Russian bots and hackers and Trump’s data analytics efforts, a development that escalated with the Washington Post’s Friday scoop that Kushner allegedly asked…

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Crowdsourcing a Better Future: Paul Hawken’s Drawdown

Paul Hawken has a bold vision for tackling global warming through crowdsourcing expertise, marshaling big data, and wielding a new, transparent language that shines a positive light on change. “Drawdown means the first time on a year-to-year basis greenhouse gases…

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Go Bears! Cal Fights Trump

California is an engine of entrepreneurship for the nation and the world, and the University of California, Berkeley, founded in 1868, is the jewel of an unparalleled statewide university system. Trump recently tweeted a threat to cut federal funding for…

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