Rachel Withers
Rachel Withers

Rachel Withers is a Slate Brow Beat assistant.

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May 24 2018 5:35 PMAn Amazon Echo Recorded a Couple’s Private Conversation and Sent It to a Contact. What the What?
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May 18 2018 12:43 PMWhere Are Our Useful Futuristic Clothes Already?Today’s connected clothing brings new meaning to the phrase “smartly dressed.”
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May 10 2018 4:25 PMAlexa Is a Bad DogShe responds to sounds we can’t hear, and she’s not very loyal.
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May 8 2018 12:58 PMThe Dangerous Thrill of Downvoting “Bad Comments” on FacebookThumbs down!
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May 3 2018 1:09 PMA Monkey Can’t Hold Copyright. But What About a Robot?Soon, we may give more rights to artificial intelligence than to animals.
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April 24 2018 4:10 PM13 Going on Old Enough to Share Your Personal DataWhy do users 12 and younger get basic digital data protections than teens and adults don’t?
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April 16 2018 8:07 AMBefore Facebook, There Was GeoCitiesThe FTC’s 1998 case against an early web pioneer laid the groundwork for data privacy discussions today.
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April 15 2018 2:47 PMBeyoncé Redefined Music, Perfection, Human Life as We Know It at Coachella: Reports
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April 9 2018 6:39 PMA Breath of Fresh, Condescending, Aggressive Air on Corporate TwitterKäthe from T-Mobile Austria’s Twitter account may be terrible at her job, but at least she’s honest.
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April 3 2018 2:25 PMWaymo Wants You to Know It Has No Interest in Your DataBut is that a promise it can keep?
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March 5 2018 1:30 PM“Full of Emotion, a Little Bit Shaky,” Three Weinstein Accusers Presented Together at the Oscars
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March 4 2018 11:41 PMTiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph Reassure America That The Oscars Are Still Pretty White
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March 2 2018 12:56 PMAustralian Comedian Sammy J Schools America on Gun Control in Playground Politics
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Feb. 28 2018 6:30 PMTa-Nehisi Coates Takes On Another Superhero
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Feb. 28 2018 3:04 PMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in March
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May 21 2018 6:04 PMThis School District’s Facial Recognition Software Will Not Prevent a Mass Shooting
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May 15 2018 7:30 AMChange the Passwords on Everything After a BreakupEven your smart doorbell.
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May 10 2018 12:59 PMGoodbye, Mii. Hello, Facebook Avatar?The same week we find out Facebook is developing social avatars, Nintendo is shutting its down.
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May 7 2018 5:55 AMGet Sunburned, or Contribute to the Death of Coral ReefsSunscreen producers are putting tourists in a no-win situation.
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April 30 2018 4:26 PMI Don’t Date Men Who Yell at AlexaHow you treat your digital assistant says a lot about you.
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April 17 2018 9:30 AMThe EU Is Trying to Decide Whether to Grant Robots Personhood
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April 15 2018 4:35 PMLaura Ingraham Stops by SNL’s “Weekend Update” to Announce Her Exciting New Sponsors
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April 15 2018 11:31 AMSNL Reunited Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro for a Mueller-Cohen Lie Detector Test
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April 6 2018 10:19 AMThe Ick Factor of Computers That Converse Like PeopleCan A.I. risk sounding too human?
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March 5 2018 4:40 PMWatch Frances McDormand’s Oscar Thief Show Off His Award for “Best Producer”
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March 5 2018 1:05 AMFrances McDormand Asked Every Nominated Woman to Stand With Her During Inspiring Acceptance Speech“I’ve got some things to say.”
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March 4 2018 9:38 PMJimmy Kimmel Offers a Jet Ski to Whichever of Tonight’s Oscar Winners Gives the Shortest Acceptance Speech
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March 2 2018 10:42 AMAustralian Censors Cut Lady Bird’s C-Bomb, But Aussies Love the Word Anyway
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Feb. 28 2018 3:53 PMLet David Lynch Turn You into a Typing Wizard in This Lynchian Parody Typing Gaming
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Feb. 28 2018 12:49 PMThe Teaser for Wreck-It Ralph 2 Is Here, and It Might Remind You of a Chappelle’s Show Skit

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