These Are the Key Surprises and Takeaways From This Year’s Emmy Nominations

The 71st annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday morning in Burbank, Calif., and the results are equal parts business as usual and “Didn’t-see-that-coming.” While it takes at least a month to digest the TV Academy’s 65-page PDF listing all its nominees—among which HBO trounced the competition with a record 137 nominations—a few key surprises […]

A.I.’s Hidden Biases Are Continuing to Bedevil Businesses. Can They Be Stopped?

Bias will continue to be a fundamental concern for businesses hoping to adopt artificial intelligence software, according to senior executives from IBM and Salesforce, two of the leading companies selling such A.I.-enabled tools. Companies have become increasingly wary that hidden biases in the data used to train A.I. systems may result in outcomes that unfairly—and […]

Roger Stone Just Got Barred From Social Media

A federal judge has restricted Roger Stone’s use of social media after finding that the longtime friend of President Donald Trump violated her gag order. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Stone on Tuesday that he could not use Instagram or other social media platforms while the case against him moves forward. She said […]

Trump’s ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’ Tweets Likely to Resonate at Major Civil Rights Meetings This Week

President Trump’s tweets on Sunday advising four first-term congresswomen of color to go back where they came from is resonating in time for major national meetings of black and Latino voters. It’s summer, and that means that the country’s major civil rights organizations are hosting national meetings with thousands of attendees. The National Urban League, […]

London Hasn’t Legalized E-Scooters. But a YouTube Star’s Death Shows It’s Still Confronting Their Risks

When Emily Hartridge, a British YouTube star, died in a traffic accident in south London on Friday, it wasn’t just her high profile that drew attention—it was what she had been riding: an e-scooter.  The 35-year-old TV presenter and mental health advocate, who built a career off her YouTube series “10 Reasons Why,” was reportedly […]

Netflix Re-Edits Controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Scene Two Years Later

Note: This story includes a graphic description of suicide, as featured in the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.“ More than two years after mental health experts cautioned against its graphic depiction of a teenager’s suicide, a controversial 13 Reasons Why scene has been edited out by Netflix. “As we prepare to launch season three later […]