Algorithmic Injustice, a Visa Mill and More in MuckReads

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Machine Bias, ProPublica

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Machine Bias: There’s Software Used Across the Country to Predict Future Criminals. And it’s Biased…

There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks.

Can algorithms be biased? There is an algorithm being used across the country to predict criminal conduct. Turns out it’s nearly twice as likely to “falsely flag black defendants as future criminals” than white defendants.

Making The Grades, Buzzfeed

In 1991, Northwestern Polytechnic University in California had just 16 students. Today, the school boasts a student body of more than 6,000, with virtually all of the students coming from overseas. This investigation asserts that NPU has turned itself into an “upmarket visa mill” and inflated – or made up – grades to allow students to stay in the country.

America’s atomic vets: ‘We were used as guinea pigs – every one of us’, Reveal

In the years following World War II,  “the U.S. detonated 200 above-ground and undersea nuclear bombs,” according to this story. As many as 400,000 veterans, as a result, may have been exposed to dangerous levels of radiations. Many of those veterans today are still fighting – for recognition of the risks they faced and compensation for the harm they suffered.

A Failure of Oversight,  APM Reports

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State, county and federal supervision didn’t convey worry about Mesabi Academy

A flawed, confused system prevents judges, social services officials and guardians from discovering critical information about the condition of the residential treatment facilities regulated by the…

Hospital drugs leading to hospital highs, 9News

Hospital Highs: Hospitals fail to report employee drug thefts

In the medical world of multi-million dollar budgets and splashy promotional campaigns, some believe hospitals need to be less concerned about damaged reputations and more concerned about safety.

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