Day: April 17, 2021

US investigators probing a breach at Codecov, a software auditing company, that affected some of its 29K customers; the breach was in Jan. but detected in April (Raphael Satter/Reuters)

Raphael Satter / Reuters:US investigators probing a breach at Codecov, a software auditing company, that affected some of its 29K customers; the breach was in Jan. but detected in April  —  U.S. federal investigators are probing an intrusion at San Francisco-based software auditing company Codecov that affected … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210417/p12#a210417p12

How Aurora, now the owner of Uber’s ATG, is moving to bring its self-driving tech to market via deals with Volvo in trucking, Uber and Toyota in taxis, more (Ira Boudway/Bloomberg)

Ira Boudway / Bloomberg:How Aurora, now the owner of Uber’s ATG, is moving to bring its self-driving tech to market via deals with Volvo in trucking, Uber and Toyota in taxis, more  —  On Feb. 11, about a month after closing on the acquisition of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, or ATG, the self-driving-car startup Aurora …

How Aurora, now the owner of Uber’s ATG, is moving to bring its self-driving tech to market via deals with Volvo in trucking, Uber and Toyota in taxis, more (Ira Boudway/Bloomberg) Read More »

Big tech whistleblowers describe the severe emotional toll that standing up to gigantic companies takes and how it sets them on the path to advocacy (Issie Lapowsky/Protocol)

Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:Big tech whistleblowers describe the severe emotional toll that standing up to gigantic companies takes and how it sets them on the path to advocacy  —  Last summer, just before she published a viral Twitter thread about the discrimination she said she faced at Pinterest … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210417/p7#a210417p7

As the EU considers new regulations for AI, 60+ NGOs ask the EC to ban automatic gender recognition systems, which rely on outmoded understandings of gender (James Vincent/The Verge)

James Vincent / The Verge:As the EU considers new regulations for AI, 60+ NGOs ask the EC to ban automatic gender recognition systems, which rely on outmoded understandings of gender  —  Dangers posed by facial recognition like mass surveillance and mistaken identity have been widely discussed in recent years. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210417/p5#a210417p5

As Spotify turns 15, a look at the ways in which it changed how people listen to music, like breaking down boundaries between genres through “mood playlists” (Kristin Robinson/Variety)

Kristin Robinson / Variety:As Spotify turns 15, a look at the ways in which it changed how people listen to music, like breaking down boundaries between genres through “mood playlists”  —  Ask any executive what the music business was like in the ’00s and their face may take on an expression more commonly associated … …

As Spotify turns 15, a look at the ways in which it changed how people listen to music, like breaking down boundaries between genres through “mood playlists” (Kristin Robinson/Variety) Read More »