Week 201946

Alexa’s Struggle With African Accents
Alexa terrorised my Nigerian mother-in-law by refusing to grant any of her requests until she had asked at least five times, the fifth time in a forced British accent.
There’s an Outbreak of the “Black Death” Plague in China
Doctors have diagnosed patients with the “most serious” form of the plague.
NY regulators investigating Apple Card after viral complaint of sexism | Ars Technica
Customer service reportedly blamed "the algorithm" for discrepancies.
Mozilla Firefox at 15: Can privacy be the killer app?
Mozilla’s browser debuted on November 9, 2004, and became a phenom before losing ground to Chrome. Now it’s doubling down on user privacy and autonomy.

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‘OK, boomer’: 25-year-old New Zealand politician shuts down heckler – CNN
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