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Walmart employees are out to show its anti-shoplifting AI doesn’t work

  • In an effort to refute the claims made in the Business Insider piece, the Concerned Home Office Associates created a video, which purports to show Everseen’s technology failing to flag items not being scanned in three different Walmart stores.
  • In interviews, the workers, whose jobs include knowledge of Walmart’s loss-prevention programs, said their top concern with Everseen was false positives at self-checkout.
  • One Concerned Home Office Associate said they worry false positives could be causing Walmart workers to break social-distancing guidelines unnecessarily.
  • In an internal communication from April obtained by WIRED, a corporate Walmart manager expressed strong concern that workers were being put at risk by the additional contact necessitated by false positives and asked whether the Everseen system should be turned off to protect customers and workers.

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Level Up Your Julia Dictionaries

  • I think this is a mistake because Julia dictionaries are incredibly powerful and extremely versatile, being used effortlessly for a multitude of things from DataFrames to API returns.
  • In this case, we would want to avoid trying to access keys that aren’t existent in the data at all costs, as that would terminate the script and result in an exception.
  • To mitigate this, we can use the get() method to create a default value for our script to fall back on in the case that the index we are searching for is not within the dictionary.
  • One great thing about Julia is that you can use the same 10 standard functions from Julia’s base on nearly every type used in the language thanks to polymorphism, which makes learning methods and what they do incredibly easy in the language.

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Australia will investigate attack on journalists by police in Washington

  • During a live morning newscast on the program "Sunrise" on Tuesday in Australia, police were seen using their shields to clear Channel 7 News US correspondent Amelia Brace and photojournalist Tim Myers from the scene.
  • According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 125 press freedom violations have been reported in the United States by journalists covering protests triggered by death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • CNN's Omar Jimenez and members of his crew were taken into police custody during a live broadcast at the site of protests in Minneapolis last week, even though he clearly identified himself as a journalist.
  • The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is investigating the alleged assault of a Wall Street Journal reporter covering the protests by members of the New York Police Department.

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Journalists covering protests face assault and arrest

  • New York (CNN) - From Minneapolis to Washington DC, from Louisville to Las Vegas, reporters are facing assault and arrest while reporting on widespread protests and unrest.
  • At least a half dozen different incidents were reported on Friday, starting with the wrongful arrest of a CNN crew in Minneapolis and ending with the arrest of two photographers in Las Vegas.
  • In Louisville, Kentucky, where protesters have been calling for accountability for a black woman who was fatally shot by police in March, an officer fired what appeared to be pepper balls at a reporter for WAVE 3 News, a local TV station.
  • Reporters for another Louisville TV station, WLKY, were targeted by protesters on Friday night.
  • In Las Vegas, two photojournalists on assignment to cover protests were taken into police custody on Friday night.

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Co-working spaces could play a key role in the post-pandemic world of work — if they can survive the shutdown

  • They say their industry is struggling to meet their overhead in the short term, with revenue from membership and events dwindling and little rent relief coming from landlords or governments.
  • The Logic spoke to six owners of independent co-working-spaces who reported that they’re struggling with short-term overhead costs at a time when the future of their business model is uncertain.
  • When COVID-19 forced it to close, owner Jess Bommarito shifted her focus to offering virtual support, starting with a free series called “Thriving Online Mini Masterminds” to help business owners find ways to keep operating.
  • Rachel Kelly, founder of Make Lemonade, a Toronto space for women, said the pandemic has forced her to reconsider her business model, which depends largely on recurring membership revenue, rental spaces and day passes.
  • While Make Lemonade is also offering virtual co-working to its 100 members, it’s not enough to support the business in the long run, Kelly said.

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CFMEU's 5pc pay rises 'threaten post-pandemic recovery'

  • Builders have warned that the construction union's new NSW agreement is threatening to undermine the post-pandemic recovery by driving up wage costs by 25 per cent at a time when jobs are under threat and pay is being cut.
  • The Master Builders Association state branch has sought urgent meetings with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Premier Gladys Berejiklian over its concerns with the union's 5 per cent wage increases and fixed rostered-days-off schedule that would effectively shut down project sites an extra 20 days a year.
  • CFMEU NSW secretary Darren Greenfield said construction workers deserved a 5 per cent a year increase in pay because "they have worked hard through the pandemic at a time when other industries have been forced to shut down".

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Facebook’s new “manage activity” tool will let you delete old posts

  • If you’re like most teens (or, let’s be honest, most adults), you probably said a few things on Facebook that don’t represent who you are now — or at least, who you want people to think you are now.
  • A spokesperson for Facebook told Recode that, according to both users and privacy advocates, better control over past posts was a much-needed feature for the platform, given how much of users’ lives have now been spent on it.
  • While users have been able to use a “limit past posts” feature to change large numbers of public posts to be visible only to friends, the new feature lets you pick and choose what you want to hide from the masses.
  • You can get fired from your job if problematic past social media posts surface, even the ones viewable by friends only, and things that may not have seemed bad to you back then may reflect poorly on you now.

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The psychology behind why people think 5G makes them sick

  • “There seems to be a base rate in the population of symptom reporting that cannot be attributed to physical dysfunction,” said Professor Omer van den Bergh, a tenured professor of Health Psychology at the University of Leuven in Belgium.
  • Van den Bergh describes the modern world as a sort of “electro smog” to someone who believes EM radiation causes them discomfort.
  • He pointed to several investigations using brain imaging that have shown that people who report these symptoms “actually recruit similar or the same brain areas that are activated also when you have symptoms from, let’s say, the flu or another dysfunction.” He added that all symptoms that are experienced are also in your head — your brain processes the signals that then leads your skin to tingle or your head to hurt, for example.
  • Van den Bergh said, noting that a rise in “catastrophic media coverage of some new technical facilities” could cause an increase in the prevalence of such attribution.

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Top VCs reveal how coronavirus will transform healthcare investing - Business Insider

  • Byron Ling, a partner at Canaan Ventures who helps lead the firm's consumer investments, is steering clear of healthcare companies that only make incremental improvements to clinical outcomes or business models for doctors and health systems.
  • Prior to the pandemic, it was expensive for telemedicine companies and other digital health firms to acquire customers, making it difficult to build big companies in a capital-efficient way, according to Maya Noeth, who leads consumer growth investing for Accel.
  • Sarah Guo, who invests in technology and healthcare startups at Greylock Partners, said the pandemic has put a brighter spotlight on the importance of services like mental health, support for working parents, and condition-specific care that employers may not have prioritized before.
  • Guo said there had already been a growing interest in mental health, for example, but the pandemic has led workers to demand better benefits and a wider range of options and created more appetite for startups that help employers provide them.

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Top VCs reveal how coronavirus will transform healthcare investing - Business Insider

  • Byron Ling, a partner at Canaan Ventures who helps lead the firm's consumer investments, is steering clear of healthcare companies that only make incremental improvements to clinical outcomes or business models for doctors and health systems.
  • Prior to the pandemic, it was expensive for telemedicine companies and other digital health firms to acquire customers, making it difficult to build big companies in a capital-efficient way, according to Maya Noeth, who leads consumer growth investing for Accel.
  • Sarah Guo, who invests in technology and healthcare startups at Greylock Partners, said the pandemic has put a brighter spotlight on the importance of services like mental health, support for working parents, and condition-specific care that employers may not have prioritized before.
  • Guo said there had already been a growing interest in mental health, for example, but the pandemic has led workers to demand better benefits and a wider range of options and created more appetite for startups that help employers provide them.

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