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Attorney’s ethics complaint seeks investigation of Feuer, others in DWP case

Paul Paradis, an attorney who performed work for the city attorney’s office and Department of Water and Power, agreed two…

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USA News

After guilty plea in federal case, Englander now faces L.A. city ethics charges

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission has accused former Councilman Mitchell Englander of violating city ethics laws by accepting thousands…

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Tech

The Humanities Can’t Save Big Tech From Itself

The problem with tech, many declare, is its quantitative inclination, its “hard” math deployed in the softer human world. Tech…

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When Mind Melds With Machine, Who’s in Control?

The last time I saw my friend James was at the townie bar near our old high school. He had…

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United Kingdom

Ethics chief will not reopen inquiry into Johnson’s flat refurbishment

Whitehall’s ministerial ethics adviser will not undertake another inquiry into whether Boris Johnson breached the ministerial code over messages with…

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Tech

How Do You Practice Responsible Astrology?

All the astrologers I spoke with emphasized confounding factors as one key reason astrological prediction is never, ever 100 percent…

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The Shady Business of Selling Futures

Future predictions always proliferate at the end of the year, but in 2021 something different is joining the usual speculations…

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Tech

If AI Is Predicting Your Future, Are You Still Free?

As you read these words, there are likely dozens of algorithms making predictions about you. It was probably an algorithm…

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The Future of Robot Nannies

Childcare is the most intimate of activities. Evolution has generated drives so powerful that we will risk our lives to…

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For Queer Communities, Being Counted Has Downsides

Next March, for the first time, Scotland’s census will ask all residents 16 and over to share information about their…

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