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Experts debate ethics of LinkedIn's algorithm experiments on 20 million users

Experts debate ethics of LinkedIn’s algorithm experiments on 20 million users

This month, LinkedIn researchers revealed in Science that the company had spent five years quietly researching more than 20 million users. By adjusting the professional networking platform’s algorithm, the researchers were trying to determine through A/B testing whether users ended up with more job opportunities when they connected with known acquaintances or complete strangers. To …

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View of a damaged bridge after Hurricane Fiona hit Villa Esperanza in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Will Puerto Rico ever become a state? Hurricane Fiona revives the debate

For the second time in five years, A devastating infrastructure failure in Puerto Rico after a hurricane has raised questions about the governmental status of the Caribbean island, a US territory whose residents cannot vote for president or voting members of Congress. More than a million customers were left without power, and almost half of …

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