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Trump Wants to Make It Basically Impossible to Sue for Algorithmic Discrimination

A new rule would make it easier for businesses to discriminate without consequence. That’s the point.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.6.19
facial-recognition

Congresswomen to Propose Ban on Facial Recognition in Public Housing

Yvette Clarke, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley plan to propose a federal law banning the technology this week, citing concerns over privacy and bias.
Madeleine Gregory
7.23.19
Facebook

Researchers Find Facebook’s Ad Targeting Algorithm Is Inherently Biased

Ads for cashier positions in supermarkets reached an 85% female audience, and ads for positions in taxi companies reached a 75% Black audience.
Samantha Cole
4.4.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Infested and uninhabitable: a tiny town's public housing crisis

A housing crisis could be the end for a small town in Illinois
VICE News
9.12.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ben Carson Got Stuck in an Elevator at a Miami Housing Complex

The HUD secretary was trapped for about 20 minutes during his tour of Alonzo Mourning's new affordable apartments.
Lauren Messman
4.12.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Ben Carson Is Now Officially in Charge of Housing Policy

The Senate voted to confirm the retired neurosurgeon as the country's new housing boss on Thursday.
Lauren Messman
3.2.17
News

No One Knows What Ben Carson Will Do as America's Housing Boss

The former neurosurgeon has an inspiring life story, but it's hard to say what qualifications he'll bring to the table as Donald Trump's secretary of housing.
Allie Conti
12.5.16
News

Google’s Free Gigabit Internet for Public Housing Is No Replacement for Reform

Should we be happy that things could be worse?
Jordan Pearson
2.3.16
Essays

A Life in Boxes: What it's Like Being Homeless for Ten Years

When I lost my home, I turned to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But I slipped through the cracks of the bureaucracy.
Heather Seggel
11.14.15
Motherboard Blog

All Reality in the Future Will Be Augmented, via Contact Lenses

In the future you'll never have to be apart from the world's data stream. Never again will you have to consult some unweildy box, however smooth and styish and pocket-sized, for communication and/or information and/or entertainment and/or stimulation...
Michael Byrne
11.26.11