CEO Sarah Friar Describes How Nextdoor Is Curbing Racism

Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar did not use the f-word—you know, Facebook—even once during her appearance at the all-virtual WIRED25 Conference on Wednesday. But the comparison between the two online social…

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Maria Ressa Says Disinformation Is More Insidious Than We Think

Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor of Rappler, an investigative news website in the Philippines, says we talk about disinformation all wrong. The typical framing suggests that the people behind…

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Elon Musk Promises a $25,000 Tesla in 3 Years—Again

What happens when you load more than 200 Tesla shareholders—increasingly rich shareholders—into a Fremont, California, parking lot, and set CEO Elon Musk loose in front of them to talk about…

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Why Jargon May Be Damaging Your Content Marketing

In late 2019, researchers at Ohio State conducted a study. They had one group of consumers read three paragraphs about technology that only included simple terms. Then they had another…

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To Clean Up Comments, Let AI Tell Users Their Words Are Trash

Comment sections have long acted like the wiry garbage cans of news websites, collecting the worst and slimiest of human thought. Thoughtful reactions get mixed in with off-topic offal, personal…

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Companies Can Track Your Phone’s Movements to Target Ads

Google and Apple have taken steps this year they say will help users shield themselves from hundreds of companies that compile profiles based on online behavior. Meanwhile, other companies are…

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