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Yelp rolls out new tactic to warn consumers about businesses accused of ‘overtly racist actions’

Yelp has a zero tolerance policy for racism. The company, which publishes and aggregates crowd-sourced business reviews, announced Thursday it will be placing a new “Business Accused of Racist Behavior…

Yelp’s new labels will warn you if a business has been accused of racism

When it first notices a person associated with a business has been a target or accused of racism, Yelp will add a Public Attention Alert to that company’s page “to…

U.S. space mining policies may trigger regulatory ‘race to the bottom,’ scientists warn

Oct. 8 (UPI) — In a newly published policy paper, a pair of Canadian scientists warn that the United States is angling to establish itself as the de facto gatekeeper…

Windows 10: This handy new feature will warn if your drive is about to fail

Windows 10 will soon alert users if their SSD is at risk of breaking down, and advise them to backup their data pronto. Microsoft wants to make sure you don’t…

Trump’s targeting of Black voters on Facebook in 2016 shows microtargeting is a threat to democracy, experts warn

Channel 4 on Monday revealed a leaked cache of data from the Trump 2016 presidential campaign. The data showed how the campaign microtargeted people on Facebook, and labelled a particular…

As Facebook prepares to outsource tough content decisions to its new ‘Supreme Court,’ experts warn it still operates within a dictatorship and can’t legislate a better government

© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images There’s a growing appetite in Congress for increased regulation of internet platforms like Facebook. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook is launching its “oversight board” in October, a…

Faint orbital debris that threatens satellites not being monitored closely enough, warn astronomers — ScienceDaily

University of Warwick astronomers are warning that orbital debris posing a threat to operational satellites is not being monitored closely enough, as they publish a new survey finding that over…

As schools spend big on temperature check tech, experts warn: It won’t work

The back-to-school preparations at the Sharyland Independent School District in southern Texas this year include a variety of supplies now common in daily life during the pandemic: plastic dividers, masks…

Two new reports warn of climate disaster

Humans are wiping out wildlife at a “unprecedented” rate with wildlife populations down by 68 percent on average since 1970, according to a new World Wildlife Fund report published on…

Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn

Wildlife is under pressure from habitat loss, including deforestation Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to a major report by the conservation…