Category: News

  • As a freshman, Olivia Miles is shredding defenses. How far will she be able to go?

    In the N.C.A.A. tournament, the point guard became the first rookie — woman or man — to record a triple-double. Notre Dame will now play in the round of 16 on Saturday. During a game in South Bend, Ind., in February, Notre Dame’s Olivia Miles was defended by Louisville’s Hailey Van Lith. Olivia Miles can’t…

  • Introducing Amazon Brand Detector

    A browser extension that reveals Amazon brand and exclusive products while you shop on the site By: Leon Yin Amazon has registered more than 150 private-label brands with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and carries hundreds of thousands of items from these house brands on its site. A recent investigation by The Markup found…

  • Dozens of Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Victims of Reported Carjackings in Minneapolis This Fall

    Over the past two-and-a-half months, there have been nearly 50 reported carjackings of ride-hail drivers, who say the companies have done little to warn of the threat By: Dara Kerr For the first time in five years of driving for Uber and Lyft in Minneapolis, Tom LaDuke said he’s been thinking twice before heading out.…

  • Markup Investigation Cited by Officials in Announcing New Mortgage Discrimination Enforcement

    The multi-agency effort will target redlining—including digital redlining through black-box algorithms

  • What Does It Actually Mean When a Company Says, “We Do Not Sell Your Data”?

    Experts say the privacy promise—ubiquitous in online services and apps—obscures the truth about how companies use personal data By: Alfred Ng You’ve likely run into this claim from tech giants before: “We do not sell your personal data.”  Companies from Facebook to Google to Twitter repeat versions of this statement in their privacy policies, public…

  • Millions of Prequalified Households Are Missing Out on a Crucial Internet Benefit

    The Emergency Broadband Benefit fund was supposed to be widely available, but not everyone is getting the money By: Maddy Varner and Colin Lecher Last week, the Federal Communications Commission trumpeted a milestone in providing internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic: More than five million households had enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program,…

  • The Secret Bias Hidden in Mortgage-Approval Algorithms

    Even accounting for factors lenders said would explain disparities, people of color are denied mortgages at significantly higher rates than White people By: Emmanuel Martinez and Lauren Kirchner The new four-bedroom house in Charlotte, N.C., was Crystal Marie and Eskias McDaniels’s personal American dream, the reason they had moved to this Southern town from pricey…

  • EOS-3 satellite launch: ISRO’s mission suffered a last-minute blow, cryogenic engine spoiled the game

    The mission could not be successful due to a technical fault in the cryogenic engine. ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that ISRO’s GSLV-F10/EOS-03 mission could not be completed completely due to technical difficulties observed in the cryogenic stage of the launch. Just before Independence Day on 15 August, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has…