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melanie ehrenkranz
reporter | DM for Signal | melanie.ehrenkranz@gizmodo.com
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𝕪𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕒 𝕗𝕦𝕟𝕖𝕤 Jun 13
i'm a beauty blogger now
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 12
thinking about the time i put a photo of me and my friend through a service that spit out algorithmically-generated tags and hers were “cute” and “sexy” and mine were “person” and “sit”
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 12
accidentally held out this photo instead of my eTicket to board my flight
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Hanif Abdurraqib Jun 12
my new Paris Review column about songs/memory is out. I wrote about Whitney Houston and the many ways to be overtaken by a crush, or the desire to have a crush.
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liz pelly Jun 10
Spotify knows its most valuable asset to multinational corporations: its troves of data about our emotions. My latest for
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 7
Replying to @jacobkleinman
that is, not enticing?
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 7
Replying to @jacobkleinman
i haven't watched it yet :/
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Marina Galperina Jun 4
Here're some spreadsheet templates for keeping track of assignments with tabs for freelancers, editors, etc. 🤓
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Madhumita Murgia Jun 6
Microsoft, Duke and Stanford unis have quietly deleted large datasets of people's faces that were pulled from the internet without their consent after the FT reported on their commercil usage in April -
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 5
Replying to @samleecole @HKSurrey
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 5
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 4
it’s cool
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 4
Replying to @nicalexiac
completely agree.
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 4
Replying to @MelanieHannah
"tech is exploitative" is a lot less revelatory now than it was eight years ago and it'd be impressive and refreshing to see more stories that aren't created with the sole purpose of making you feel terrible
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 4
san junipero is the best black mirror episode and i wish the show told more beautiful speculative stories like that instead of spending all their energy flexing all the ways they figured out how to make tech bad and murdery
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 4
tapeacall after it takes a concerning amount of time to load my recording
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Sarah @ RightsCon Jun 4
I was interviewed for this piece on facial recognition tech deployed in the Gulf, where Chinese and American firms are competing to supply police forces with biometric surveillance and artificial intelligence products for enhanced population control
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melanie ehrenkranz Jun 3
relatedly this story from on how young people aren't saving for retirement because of an uncertain future is very good
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Brian Merchant May 31
Let's get this straight, please: "Robots" are not "coming for," "threatening," or "killing" your job—management is.
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Rumman Chowdhury May 31
What an excellent point: “when we say “an algorithm is biased,” we, in some ways, are treating an algorithm as if it were a flawed individual, rather than an institutional force”
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