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Microsoft researchers use Bing data to track shifting human needs during the pandemic

Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Research about the pandemic has mostly focused on epidemiology, but health data alone can’t inform policies — decisions should ideally take into account the impacts on communities. Driven by this maxim, Microsoft researchers developed a framework to characterize the changes in people’s physiological, socioeconomic, and […]

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Army ban on war crime comments during Twitch stream may have violated First Amendment, lawyers say

But trolls and activists have bombarded the Army’s esports team chat channel and Twitch streams with references to wartime atrocities committed by the United States. About 300 of those Twitch users have been banned, the Army said. Legal experts say the bans are unconstitutional. “The government can’t try to engineer the conversation of the public […]