• Your Facebook Posts Might Be Revealing Your Medical Status

    Researchers were able to correctly guess some people’s medical conditions by analysing their Facebook posts, according to a new study. The people involved had consented to the research, and the results are private, but let this be a warning: You’re potentially telling the world a lot more than you let on.

  • Algorithm Trustworthiness Is The 21st Century’s Big Challenge

    Last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee in the United States. Ostensibly, one of the main reasons Pichai was asked to attend was in order to answer questions about security issues with various platforms operated by Google. But as you’d expect, the hearing turned into a comedy…

  • Google Is Lying To You About Onions

    A little under five years ago, I got angry about a piece of fake information, and I decided to do something about it. I was reading a recipe in the New York Times, and the recipe told me, as many, many recipes had told me before, that it would take about 10 minutes of cooking…