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Matric pupil’s calculator app helps solve complex maths problems

Independent online (SA) 27 Feb 2021
Reagan Squire. Cape Town – A Grade 12 pupil has created his own ‘’calculator’’ app that solves intricate maths problems ...And then I started expanding my coding knowledge and started building the algorithms,“ he said ... “I coded the entire app while he helped spread the word and created all promotional videos, doing so really well ... Weekend Argus .
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Use of algorithms can perpetuate bias

Hawaii Tribune-Herald 25 Feb 2021
For most of us, the word “algorithm” is fairly new to our vocabulary. But badly designed decision-making algorithms have a growing impact on our lives and can do a great deal of damage. Simply put, an algorithm is a set of instructions used by computer systems to perform a task or make a decision.
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Australia passes law to compel Google and Facebook pay for news

RNZ 25 Feb 2021
The news code legislation had been fiercely opposed by the US tech giants ... Following those talks, the law passed with new amendments, which make it possible for Facebook and Google not to be subject to the code ... The code also forces tech platforms to give notice to news publishers of changes to their algorithms.
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Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

Yahoo Daily News 25 Feb 2021
The news code legislation had been fiercely opposed by the US tech giants ... Following those talks, the law passed with new amendments which make it possible for Facebook and Google not to be subject to the code ... The code also forces tech platforms to give notice to news publishers of changes to their algorithms.
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'You've buckled because Facebook bullied you': Senator slams government for weakening new law to regulate ...

The Daily Mail 24 Feb 2021
Senator Hanson-Young moved an amendment to require the Treasurer to consider whether deals have been done with smaller publishers when deciding which platforms must abide by the code ... The code will require Google and Facebook to give publishers 14 days notice of any algorithm changes that are likely to have a significant impact on their traffic.
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Australia passes world-first new law forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news content after ...

The Daily Mail 24 Feb 2021
The code was intended to apply to Facebook NewsFeed and Google Search - but other services such as Instagram and YouTube can be added if a bargaining power imbalance arises ... The code will require Google and Facebook to give publishers 14 days notice of any algorithm changes that are likely to have a significant impact on their traffic.
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Commentary: Use of algorithms can perpetuate bias

Finger Lakes Times 23 Feb 2021
For most of us, the word “algorithm” is fairly new to our vocabulary. But badly designed decision-making algorithms have a growing impact on our lives and can do a great deal of damage. Simply put, an algorithm is a set of instructions used by computer systems to perform a task or make a decision.
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Taproot Activation And The LOT Debate

Helena Bitcoin Mining 23 Feb 2021
Now, while Taproot has been discussed for a long time, and its code ...
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SmartAsset Expands Executive Suite; Hires Firoze Lafeer as Chief Technology Officer

Daily Freeman 23 Feb 2021
Under his guidance, the teams will further enhance the consumer / advisor matching experience, including algorithm, architecture and code updates while further augmenting data protection and privacy measures as the company continues to scale exponentially ... In his spare time, Lafeer enjoys what he calls “the three C’s.'' coding, cars and cameras ... PUB.
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EXCLUSIVE: Senator warns Google should NOT be allowed to wriggle out of groundbreaking media code ...

The Daily Mail 22 Feb 2021
The code is not just designed to make sure money changes hands, but also contains 'minimum standards' that ensure platforms share data about how Australians interact with news and require them to give media companies 14 days' notice of any important algorithm changes that could affect their referral traffic.
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Australia not ruling out tougher action on tech firms

Taipei Times 22 Feb 2021
The code requires participants to remove misinformation and disinformation, suspend accounts, label misleading content, demonetize misinformation, have a process for reviewing decisions made around misinformation and disinformation, and to deprioritize content in algorithms over news sources with an editorial code.
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Australian government ready to pursue Facebook and Twitter if misinformation code doesn't work

The Observer 22 Feb 2021
The code will require participants to remove misinformation and disinformation, suspend accounts, label misleading content, demonetise misinformation, have a process for reviewing decisions made around misinformation and disinformation and deprioritise content in algorithms over news sources with an editorial code.
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Canada vows to become second country to make Facebook pay for news as global backlash ...

The Daily Mail 20 Feb 2021
The code also includes a set of 'minimum standards' for.Providing advance notice of changes to algorithmic ranking and presentation of news;Appropriately recognising original news content; andProviding information about how and when Google and Facebook make available user data collected through users' interactions with news content.
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