Supervised Learning


Sentence Similarity in Python using Doc2Vec – Kanoki

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Numeric representation of Text documents is challenging task in machine learning and there are different ways there to create the numerical features for texts such as vector representation using Bag of Words, Tf-IDF etc.I am not going in detail what are the advantages of one over the other or which is the best one to use in which case. There are lot of good reads available to explain this. It's a Model to create the word embeddings, where it takes input as a large corpus of text and produces a vector space typically of several hundred dimesions. The underlying assumption of Word2Vec is that two words sharing similar contexts also share a similar meaning and consequently a similar vector representation from the model. For instance: "Bank", "money" and "accounts" are often used in similar situations, with similar surrounding words like "dollar", "loan" or "credit", and according to Word2Vec they will therefore share a similar vector representation.


TikTok agrees to pay record $5.7-million settlement in FTC children's online privacy case

USATODAY

USA TODAY tech expert Jefferson Graham explains the pros and cons of your childrens' favorite apps. TikTok, a popular video-sharing app, has agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it illegally collected personal information from children. The FTC's complaint, filed by the Department of Justice, alleged that TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, The act requires websites and online services to direct children under 13 to get parental consent before collecting personal information. The operators of the app "knew many children were using the app but they still failed to seek parental consent before collecting names, email addresses, and other personal information from users under the age of 13," FTC Chairman Joe Simons said in a statement Wednesday.


Kyle Busch gets record-setting 52nd NASCAR Trucks win

FOX News

Kyle Busch broke a tie with Ron Hornaday Jr. for the NASCAR Truck Series victory record Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, winning No. 52 in a race delayed by rain with nine laps to go. "It means a lot," Busch said. The first 16 victories came in trucks fielded by Billy Ballew before Busch founded his own Kyle Busch Motorsports team. With Ballew in attendance at Atlanta, Busch's Tundra carried the former owner's name. "I had Billy Ballew on board with us here today," Busch said.


r/datascience - Apache Airflow running Docker Containers example setup

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As always, it depends, if we are talking about few jobs then maybe Airflow is an overkill(though a very reliable and beautiful). For me it was worth the hassle from the beginning. I could not imagine setting a cronjob to handle hundreds of dependent jobs, hourly(which was my case at work). DAGs are also very reusable - I have dozens of clients to handle and each of them has literally almost the same DAG, differing only in parameters and DB connections. I am able to define an abstract DAG and reuse it.


Facebook might have to pay billions of dollars in fines to FTC for privacy violations

Mashable

Facebook may soon set a new record, just not the kind it likes to brag about. The social network is facing a multibillion-dollar fine from the Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations, according to a new report in The Washington Post. SEE ALSO: Snopes quits Facebook's fact-checking program The FTC previously confirmed it had opened an investigation into the social network last March, following the Cambridge Analytica debacle. Last month, The Washington Post reported Facebook's potential fine could be "record-setting," and significantly higher than the $22.5 million Google was fined in 2012 -- the current record-holder for biggest FTC fine against a tech company. But now we have an idea just how massive Facebook's fine could be.


Record-setting ice hole drills 1.3 MILES through Antarctica's ice sheet

Daily Mail

A team of scientists and engineers has for the first time successfully drilled over 1.3 miles through the ice sheet in West Antarctica. Using a radical hot water drilling technique, the British Antarctic Survey team was able to drill through ice and reach the sediment below. This research will help understand how the region will respond to a warming climate. The 11-person team has been working on the Rutford Ice Stream for the last 12 weeks in freezing temperatures at low as minus 30 degrees Celsius. On Tuesday 8 January, following a 63 hour continuous round-the-clock drilling operation, the team broke through to the sediment 2152 metres below the surface.


A Fifty-Year Chicago Housing Discrimination Case Settled

U.S. News

In 1966, Dorothy Gautreaux filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Chicago Housing Authority of violating the civil rights of tenants through a policy of segregation and racial discrimination. The court agreed and prohibited the CHA from doing further building in poorer, minority neighborhoods and ordered it to create housing in mixed income and mixed race areas.


Facebook could face 'record-setting' fine from FTC

Mashable

Facebook could soon set a new record -- just not the good kind. The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly considering a "record-setting" fine for the social network, as the result of its investigation into Facebook's privacy practices following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed Facebook had exposed the personal data of millions of users. The FTC confirmed it had opened an investigation into Facebook in March. Now, The Washington Post reports that investigation could result in a massive fine for the company. "The penalty is expected to be much larger than the $22.5 million fine the agency imposed on Google in 2012," according to The Post.


U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for some of its privacy violations

Washington Post

U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users' personal data, according to three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized to speak on the record. The fine under consideration at the Federal Trade Commission, a privacy and security watchdog that began probing Facebook last year, would mark the first major punishment levied against Facebook in the United States since reports emerged in March that Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, accessed personal information on about 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge. The penalty is expected to be much larger than the $22.5 million fine the agency imposed on Google in 2012. That fine set a record for the greatest penalty for violating an agreement with the FTC to improve its privacy practices. The FTC's exact findings in its Facebook investigation and the total amount of the fine, which the agency's five commissioners have discussed at a private meeting in recent weeks, have not been finalized, two of the people said.


U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for some of its privacy violations

Washington Post

U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users' personal data, according to three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized to speak on the record. The fine under consideration at the Federal Trade Commission, a privacy and security watchdog that began probing Facebook last year, would mark the first major punishment levied against Facebook in the United States since reports emerged in March that Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, accessed personal information on about 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge. The penalty is expected to be much larger than the $22.5 million fine the agency imposed on Google in 2012. That fine set a record for the greatest penalty for violating an agreement with the FTC to improve its privacy practices. The FTC's exact findings in its Facebook investigation and the total amount of the fine, which the agency's five commissioners have discussed at a private meeting in recent weeks, have not been finalized, two of the people said.