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Pete Buttigieg’s campaign used a company criticized for its low wages to hire workers, even after Buttigieg has been critical of the gig economy

Scott Olson/Getty Images South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Pete Buttigieg’s campaign hired gig workers using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, a platform notorious for low pay. The decision appears at odds with Buttigieg’s campaign message that gig workers deserve the protections and wages of full-time employees. Mechanical Turk, or MTurk, lets employers set their price for specific […]

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Facebook deceived users about the way it used phone numbers, facial recognition, FTC to allege in complaint

(Richard Drew/AP) July 23 at 2:31 PM The Federal Trade Commission plans to allege that Facebook misled users’ about its handling of their phone numbers as part of a wide-ranging complaint that accompanies a settlement ending the government’s privacy probe, according to two people familiar with the matter. In the complaint, which has not yet […]

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In China, a deep brain stimulation implant is being used to treat addiction

Deep brain stimulation is a procedure in which a pacemaker-like “neurostimulator” is used to zap specific regions of the brain. While it’s not yet fully understood, early research indicates that it could be useful for treating a range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and depression. Now researchers in China have taken the next step […]