Facebook explains why its A.I. didn’t detect the New Zealand mosque shooting video

Facebook explains why its A.I. didn’t detect the New Zealand mosque shooting video

Facebook explained why its artificial intelligence tools failed to detect the video of the New Zealand mosque shooting live streamed on its site last week before being viewed 4,000 times. A suspected gunman killed 50 people in an attack on two mosques in the area. The video was removed by Facebook after being flagged for the first time by a user 29 minutes after the stream began, the company said in a blog post Thursday….

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Here are the biggest analyst calls of the day: Biogen, Apple, Micron, & more

Here are the biggest analyst calls of the day: Biogen, Apple, Micron, & more

Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Thursday: William Blair downgraded Biogen because the Aducanumab trials were being discontinued due to an interim futility analysis determining the trials were unlikely to meet the primary endpoints. “Before the markets opened on Thursday, March 21, Biogen announced the Phase III aducanumab trials were being discontinued due to an interim futility analysis determining the trials were unlikely to meet the primary endpoints… Aducanumab now joins a…

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US is losing the nuclear energy export race to China, Russia. Here’s the Trump plan to change that

US is losing the nuclear energy export race to China, Russia. Here’s the Trump plan to change that

The Trump administration is preparing a new push to help American companies compete in the race to build the next generation of nuclear power plants around the world — a competition the U.S. is currently losing. In doing so, the administration also aims to push back on the growing dominance of Russia and China in the space, preventing them from expanding their international influence by forging long-lasting nuclear ties with foreign powers. The State Department…

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This 19-year-old is paying her way through college by naming over 677,000 Chinese babies

This 19-year-old is paying her way through college by naming over 677,000 Chinese babies

Beau Jessup is just like any other British teenager, except for one thing — she’s making hundreds of thousands of dollars and funding her way through college by naming Chinese babies. The 19-year-old has made a name for herself as founder and CEO of Special Name, a website designed to provide Chinese parents with culturally appropriate English names for their babies. Jessup was inspired to start the business in 2015, when she was just 15….

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GOP senators defend McCain after Trump complains he didn’t get a ‘thank you’ for the funeral

GOP senators defend McCain after Trump complains he didn’t get a ‘thank you’ for the funeral

Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain, even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his anti-McCain tirade in Ohio on Wednesday, several leading Republicans had signaled a new willingness to defy Trump by defending the Vietnam War veteran as a hero seven months after he died of…

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EU leaders to decide whether to give UK Brexit extension

EU leaders to decide whether to give UK Brexit extension

European leaders are meeting on Thursday to decide whether to grant the U.K. an extension to its Brexit due on March 29. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is in Brussels Thursday to seek support from the bloc’s 27 leaders for an extension to Brexit date that would mean a departure takes place on June 30th. The move comes after U.K. lawmakers rejected May’s Brexit deal with the EU for a second time earlier this month…

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Stocks have room to run — but the global economy must pick up first, says JP Morgan

Stocks have room to run — but the global economy must pick up first, says JP Morgan

J.P. Morgan says there’s still room for a global run-up in equities — but “the most important thing” is whether the world economy responds to efforts to spur its growth. Stocks have recovered significantly in the United States and China and moved higher in Europe following last year’s global markets tumble amid worries over rising interest rates, trade tensions and slowing economic growth. However, accommodative policies by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central…

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Russian hackers are targeting European governments ahead of May election, report says

Russian hackers are targeting European governments ahead of May election, report says

Russian hackers have targeted European government systems ahead of the EU parliament election, cybersecurity firm FireEye said Thursday. The company found that two state-sponsored hacking groups, APT28 and Sandworm, used spear phishing — the practice of sending out emails designed to look like they’re from a trusted party — in an attempt to obtain government information. FireEye said European government institutions were sent emails with links to websites that appeared to be authentic, luring a…

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Analysts say investors should avoid shares of a $36-billion, widely used Chinese tech firm

Analysts say investors should avoid shares of a $36-billion, widely used Chinese tech firm

Analysts are urging investors to stay away from shares of Meituan Dianping, with the company’s stock in the doldrums since its initial public offering last September. In fact, one firm sees more than 30 percent downside for Meituan Dianping’s stock from its current levels. In a note published March 19, analysts at China Tonghai Securities initiated coverage with a price target of 34.33 Hong Kong dollars per share — that’s more than 31 percent lower…

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Investors should avoid shares of this $36 billion, widely used Chinese tech firm, analysts say

Investors should avoid shares of this $36 billion, widely used Chinese tech firm, analysts say

Analysts are urging investors to stay away from shares of Meituan Dianping, with the company’s stock in the doldrums since its initial public offering last September. In fact, one firm sees more than 30 percent downside for Meituan Dianping’s stock from its current levels. In a note published March 19, analysts at China Tonghai Securities initiated coverage with a price target of 34.33 Hong Kong dollars per share — that’s more than 31 percent lower…

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