May 16, 2019

Thrivve Newsletter — Issue #9

Hello Thrivvers, and welcome to this week’s selected stories. In this issue, we take a look at a company's misuse of user data, a religion's take on artifical intelligence and more!

Thrivve Newsletter — Issue #9

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Millions of people uploaded photos to the Ever app. Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools.

Ever trains its facial recognition system with user photos and then offers to sell that technology to private companies, law enforcement and the military through Ever AI.

Read more on NBC News

Angry Birds, Candy Crush, and a history of mobile game data collection

Seemingly simple mobile games made us all way too comfortable with giving away our personal information.

Read more on The Verge

Facebook’s News Feed: How to Make It Fun

The social network is predictable and dreary. My quest to make it random and fun.

Read more on The Atlantic

Opinion | Evangelicals Take On Artificial Intelligence

As the technology advances, science and religion should each give the other its due.

Read more on WSJ

Optimize Algorithms to Support Kids Online, Not Exploit Them

Young people benefit from their online interactions. Locking them out of the internet isn’t the answer to commercial bad actors.

Read more on Wired