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A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:31

Apps marketed to children 5 and younger deploy potentially manipulating tactics to deliver ads to children, raising questions about the ethics of child software design and consumer protection, according to a new study.

It's a Good Time to Be a Blockchain Developer

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:23

It's a good time to be working in blockchains or Bitcoin, with salaries climbing and a host of job openings chasing fewer interested developers.

190 Universities Just Launched 600 Free Online Courses

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 13:54

In the past four months , 190 universities around the world have announced 600 free or partially free online courses, lifting the world total to over 10,000.

Japan Preschools Using Tablets to Prep Tots for Digital Age

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00

Almost 400 kindergartens and nursery schools in Japan are using smartphone software applications on tablet computers to enable "digital play" among preschoolers.

Unprecedented Growth in the College Labor Market

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:40

The number of job opportunities for new college graduates has expanded for the ninth consecutive year, according to Recruiting Trends 2018-2019, Michigan State University's annual survey of employers in the United States.

CVPR Paper Controversy; ML Community Reviews Peer Review

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:14

A series of unsettling incidents and heated discussions on social media have put the peer review process itself under scrutiny.

Prepping for a Flood of Heavenly Bodies

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 15:08

This is a story of getting the good out of the bad, said Mario Jurić.