Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Yvonne Abraham March 07, 2019 Something is seriously amiss if the Trump administration protects the rights of an undocumented worker better than the city of Boston does.Yet that conclusion is hard to avoid if one believes the allegations in a federal Department of Labor complaint filed last week. In it, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta accuses a South Boston employer of retaliating against a worker, badly injured on the job and seeking compensation, by trying to have the worker deported — with help from the Boston Police Department.Until the lawsuit was filed, labor and immigration advocates had no idea of the extent to which Boston police were involved in the case. They are shocked, and deeply troubled — especially given Mayor Marty Walsh’s repeated assurances that immigrants can trust police. Advertisement First, the case. The worker, Jose Martin … [Read more...] about Is Boston truly looking out for immigrants? Not in this case.
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It’s been an interesting year for Apple Watch apps. In the spring it seemed as if the Watch had lost its sparkle, with many big-name apps either languishing or being pulled from the Watch altogether. The problem wasn’t that Apple Watch apps are a bad idea, though. Far from it, as our selection here demonstrates. It was that sometimes, apps were designed to answer the wrong question: “could we make a Watch app?” but not “should we?”Now, the Apple Watch is onto its fourth generation, and the aptly-named Apple Watch 4 is proving pretty popular - so that's why you're probably here checking out the new apps. In fact, it's one of the best smartwatch options out there, and now we're at the fourth generation it's becoming a particularly accomplished smart option for your wrist.Jump to section- Best apps for fitness and healthBest apps for sleep and musicBest apps for photo and videoBest apps for making life easierBest apps for email and … [Read more...] about The best Apple Watch apps we’ve used in 2018
IBM has launched a software service that it claims can explain how AI makes decisions “as the decisions are being made”.The company said its cloud-based tool also “automatically detects bias” in enterprise AI deployments. Artificial intelligence – in its application of deep learning neural networks, complex algorithms and probabilistic graphical models – is often considered a ‘black box’ that can’t explain how it reached its output decision. Although IBM is pitching the new tool as a “major step in breaking open the black box of AI” it doesn’t quite explain the decision-making process in human terms. Making, say, neural networks less opaque is a challenge that continues to confound researchers. Instead the explanation of how an AI-made decision is reached is drawn from “an analysis of inputs and outputs,” IBM’s cognitive computing and analytics partner Jason Leonard told … [Read more...] about IBM claims new tool can ‘explain AI’ and detect bias
Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press Updated 9:17 am CDT, Saturday, September 22, 2018 In this Sept. 21, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a spending bill signing ceremony at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas. In this Sept. 21, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a spending bill signing ceremony at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas. Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Sept. 21, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a spending bill signing ceremony at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas. In this Sept. 21, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a spending bill signing ceremony at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas. … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s errant claims on Kavanaugh, economy
Let's say you have had discussions about your breast cancer diagnosis on Facebook, a useful forum for comparing treatment options with others. There's only one problem: Facebook has now categorized you as a patient, and you constantly receive targeted ads about local cancer services that show up on your computer screen at work for all your co-workers to see, right when you're up for a big promotion. Many users experience a version of this scenario when they receive creepily personalized ads while browsing on Facebook. When those ads follow users onto sites outside Facebook, it feels like an invasion of privacy. But how do you regulate data privacy in an age of big-data black boxes? Mark Zuckerberg's testimony about the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal alerted users about what personal data Facebook routinely collects and shares with third-party apps. But many questions were left unanswered. How many apps are collecting this data, and what are they doing with it? Are there more … [Read more...] about Analysis: Facebook knows a ton about your health. Now it wants to profit from that.