Twitter has ‘more analysis to do’ after algorithm shows possible racial bias

Twitter is learning first-hand about the challenges of eliminating racial bias in algorithms. The social network’s Liz Kelley said the company had “more analysis” to do after cryptographic engineer Tony Arcieri conducted an experiment suggesting Twit… Engadget RSS Feed BEST … Read more…

DoorDash launches DashMart, a virtual convenience store chain that could challenge traditional e-commerce

DoorDash is further expanding into the convenience category. The on-demand food delivery service, which dipped its toes into the essential household products category earlier this year as the pandemic gripped the globe, announced a new channel on Wednesday called DashMart. … Read more…

Wirecard Boasted of Hundreds of Partnerships. Some Were Less Than Meets the Eye.

Before it unraveled, German payments company Wirecard spewed out news releases publicizing partnerships with blue-chip names such as SAP and SoftBank. Some of those announcements were misleading or were promoted without the agreement of the companies involved. WSJ.com: WSJD BEST … Read more…

As GDPR turns two, some are doubting the Irish Data Protection Commission’s ability to enforce rules

It’s been two years since the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, with sweeping changes to how companies are able to handle customer data. It’s also inspired similar rules that were adopted in the US, such … Read more…

Virgin Orbit’s first launch demo flight ends abruptly after rocket release

Virgin Orbit’s first launch demonstration flight has ended in a very unceremonious fashion. The spaceflight firm reported a “clean release” of LauncherOne from the Cosmic Girl host aircraft, but the rocket’s journey “terminated shortly into the fligh… Engadget RSS Feed … Read more…