ethics

8.20.19

Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays

Fooled by gibberish and highly susceptible to human bias, automated essay-scoring systems are being increasingly adopted, a Motherboard investigation has found

1.4.19

Before Germany’s Massive Hack, We Learned What Not to Do With Sensitive Stolen Information

A new massive hack and leak in Germany renews the debate over how to cover and share sensitive stolen data.

12.19.18

Federal judges just dismissed every single ethics complaint against Brett Kavanaugh

But it’s not that the panel — convened by Chief Justice John Roberts to investigate — didn’t think the complaints were serious.

11.29.18
9.26.18

Thousands of Mental Health Professionals Agree Trump is Dangerous

“Just as suspicion of crime should lead to an investigation, the severity of impairment that we see should lead to an evaluation, preferably with the president’s consent.”

7.17.18

China is Using Mass Pee and Poo Surveillance to Police Illegal Drug Use

Police in dozens of Chinese cities are sifting through human waste to track narcotics rings and drug programs.

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7.13.18

Experts Explain Why 'Doin' it for the Gram' Makes Us Do Dumb Things

"As everything becomes a reality show, we forget that reality shows are actually staged, and we think that daily life is a reality show when it’s not."

6.14.18

In The Future, You Could Be Pregnant Outside Your Body

Ectogenesis—having a baby in an artificial womb—sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it could be a reality if you're rich enough.

5.28.18

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Lawyer Who Defends Rapists

"Hearing someone give evidence about how their life has been ruined is emotional for absolutely everyone."

4.22.18

Scott Pruitt is the target of no less than 10 federal investigations

Here are the big probes currently roiling Pruitt’s scandal-ridden EPA.

4.6.18

Scott Pruitt’s condo landlord reportedly had to kick him out and change the locks

It was supposed to be temporary, and on a night-by-night basis, while he got settled into Washington

4.4.18

Getting Rid of Nazi Memorabilia Is Harder Than It Sounds

What do you do when your mom wants to sell your grandfather's Nazi-killing trophies, but she lives in the middle of deep-red Florida?

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