A search for Schwartz’s name plus "Smartcheckr" leads to results for seemingly nonsensical webpages, which include embedded YouTube videos from an account named “Seo Sgr” — results indicative of the use of a reputation management service to affect search results. BuzzFeed News also found a now-deleted press release referencing Schwartz and Smartcheckr, which linked to a New York Times obituary for a different Richard Schwartz. The company declined to comment on the fake webpages and whether Schwartz had hired someone to game search engine results. … [Read more...] about Clearview AI Says Its Facial Recognition Software Identified A Terrorism Suspect. The Cops Say That’s Not True.
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Pai's February press release also claimed that Internet providers "responded to FCC reforms by deploying fiber to 5.9 million new homes in 2018, the largest number ever recorded." But there wasn't any reason for Pai to take credit for all of that—about half of the new fiber lines probably came from an ongoing deployment that the Obama-era FCC required AT&T to complete in 2015 when AT&T was allowed to buy DirecTV. Today's corrected FCC press release doesn't mention that fiber claim, and it doesn't include a previous claim about broadband providers increasing capital expenditures. … [Read more...] about Ajit Pai says he’s fixed giant FCC error that exaggerated broadband growth
That may have not been the best example, however, because Wolf is credited as a writer on all of his shows. WGA attorney Leyton told the judge that the WGA’s Code of Conduct only applies to writers and writer-producer hyphenates, and that showrunners are free to keep their agents on shows for which they do not perform any WGA-covered writing services. Leyton also said that she does not necessarily agree that Wolf is not a writer on his shows. … [Read more...] about WGA Poised To Lose Antitrust Dismissal Move Against CAA, WME & UTA; Case On Track For Trial
“It makes me see the world differently. I see through lies more easily. I don’t like compromising. For me, it’s either you are sustainable or not — you can’t be a little bit sustainable,” she told Time in May. “To be different is not a weakness. It’s a strength in many ways, because you stand out from the crowd.” … [Read more...] about Climate Activist Greta Thunberg: From Overcoming Depression to Eclipsing Family Fame as a Teen
[dropcap]There remains, however, the question of how to move from winning small but tangible victories – such as her bipartisan bill that made hearing aids more widely available over the counter–to universal child care, her wealth tax and adding workers to corporate boards. She will need large majorities in both houses of Congress – especially in the Senate, an institution that gives outsized power to the small and more conservative states. A president can make a significant impact with executive action and has especially wide latitude in developing trade policies. But major legislation needs 60 votes to surmount the filibuster. … [Read more...] about With Selfies and Support for Capitalism, 2020 Candidate Elizabeth Warren Presents Herself as FDR’s Heir