Amazon: a Story of Geographical remapping of wealth and power

Amazon: a story of Geographical remapping of wealth and power Illustration created by Sergio Lopes Filho What if I told you that in 2020 in the United States there were more people subscribed to Amazon Prime than voters for either Joe Biden or Donald Trump? You probably wouldn’t be surprised. ...

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The Need to Move towards Sustainable Energy

During the third week of February in 2021, most of Texas was drenched in snow that caused power outages to millions of its residents. During that week, Texas officials claimed that “green energy” was responsible for said power outages, and the state should therefore not switch from oil and natural ...

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Google Fires AI Ethics Lead

By: Emily Smith February 23, 2021 Source: YahooFinance As of Friday February 19th, Margaret Mitchell made an announcement via twitter that she was fired from Google after making claims about discrimination within the company. Prior, Mitchell worked as the lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence team. Google confirmed her firing ...

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Facebook’s Automated Intelligence System

Christian Sutton- February 21, 2021 About three million businesses advertise on Facebook since it is such a large social media platform with over 2.8 billion users. As these businesses target different audiences, certain companies, like Mighty Well, target their clothes and apparel for people with disabilities and pursue to advertise ...

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Apple’s New Privacy Policy with iOS 14 Update

CJ Oravec – February 21st, 2021 Source: CNet Apple has recently unveiled a new privacy policy when it comes to data-tracking across websites and platforms on their devices.  The feature, App Tracking Transparency (or ATT), is Apple’s way of allowing the user to decide whether or not they want their ...

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Citibank’s $500 Million Mistake

Imagine waking up one morning and you have $500 million in your bank account because someone sent it to you by mistake. Would you keep the money or send the money back? Well, before you start adding all the things you want to the shopping cart, hear the story first: ...

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Globalization: How To Be A Good Sibling

By: Maya Lescano (2/21/21) Original Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-economy/global-economy-can-shake-off-pandemic-in-2021-leaders-say-idINKBN29I1KV Image source: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Feconomictimes.indiatimes.com%2Ftopic%2FSouth-Asia-Global%2F9&psig=AOvVaw36VGwrQJDwVpdySRJ7aea2&ust=1613986724649000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCIjvlKTX-u4CFQAAAAAdAAAAABAE Globalization has a direct impact on the integration of international trade and financial flows in the world economy. Due to the current weakened economy, wealthy countries must take on the role of older siblings in guiding developing nations through the ...

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Getting Drunk off Carbon Negativity

Zoe Parsons // February 18, 2021 https://www.forbes.com/sites/annakang/2020/08/31/from-co2-to-vodka-air-company-launches-worlds-first-carbon-negative-spirit/?sh=43289eb54f5a Sustainability and environmental consciousness have become consumer priorities, in which companies are working to change their practices in order to meet these social and environmental norms. Air Co. is the perfect example of a socially and environmentally conscious business. Air Co. is a ...

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India’s Farmers and the Push for Globalization

Jenna Stetter February 18 On January 26th, 2021, protests in India turned violent when farmers took to the streets of New Delhi calling to the government to repeal new agriculture laws. However, to understand why these protests came to happen, we need to rewind a few months. Reporters Mashal, Schmall, ...

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Social Media: An Undetectable Perpetrator

By: Maya Lescano (2/15/21) Original Source: https://deadline.com/2021/01/the-social-dilemma-director-jeff-orlowski-netflix-documentary-interview-news-1234678324/ An article was released by Deadline which focused on the hit documentary: The Social Dilemma. This film exposed how social media networks use psychological tactics to manipulate the masses through specialized algorithms. It breeds a culture where humans are seen as commodities rather ...

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