Tough Talk From European Commissioner About U.S. Tech Companies – NYTimes.com


“As part of these efforts, the European Commission is working on a number of digital rules aimed at making it easier for European companies to stand toe-to-toe with their international rivals. Its efforts include plans to overhaul the region’s data protection laws, copyright legislation and sales tax regime so that digital companies from Portugal to…

Whether Working or Job Seeking, the Algorithm Is Watching – NYTimes.com


“Secret statistical methods for picking and assessing employees seem to promise a competitive edge,” Professor Pasquale writes. “Whether these methods deliver or not is unclear, and they feel ‘creepy’ to many workers, who fear having a critical aspect of their lives left to mysterious and unaccountable computer programs.” via Whether Working or Job Seeking, the…