Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Ars Technica supports net neutrality

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arstechnica.com - You may have noticed that Ars looks a bit different today. We're standing in solidarity with the Internet's "Day of Action," in which thousands of companies and websites are protesting plans by the U…

5 Ways Autonomous Cars Will Change Your Life

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www.inverse.com - Ready to start letting a robot drive you to work? A new infographic from Ohio University’s Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program shows the surprising ways autonomous cars will change …

Visual Studio Code June 2017

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code.visualstudio.com - Welcome to the June 2017 release of Visual Studio Code. There are a number of significant updates in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include: If you'd like to read…

Why Businesses Must Co-opt Shadow IT

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it.tmcnet.com - Denial has proven futile. Once just a worrisome trend, shadow IT has grown into a monster. The aptly named phenomenon, a known risk of data breaches and financial liabilities, pits information techno…

Dial S for SQLi: Now skiddies can order web attacks via text message

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www.theregister.co.uk - Hackers are touting a tool that allows any idiot with a smartphone to conveniently order up mass SQL injection attacks against websites. From what we can tell, you can either rent an instance of the …

5 Ways to Help Your Aging Workforce Embrace Digital Transformation

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www.entrepreneur.com - This is an obvious one, but it needs to be mentioned because it's also one of the most effective ways to get older employees on the digital transformation train. Employees in their 20s grew up in the…

Google Earth will soon let you post stories on their platform - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - While you probably post stories on your various social networks and apps, what if you could share them through the earth instead? Okay, not literally the “earth” itself, but in a couple of years, Goo…

Commission Impossible: How and why the FCC created net neutrality

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techcrunch.com - Net neutrality is viewed by many as a bright spot in the otherwise rather dim and confused tech policies of the United States, and its enemies are subject to the harshest disdain. How, many ask, coul…

The OrCam MyEye helps visually impaired people read and identify things

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techcrunch.com - Meet the OrCam MyEye, a tiny wearable device that can give you secret powers if you have vision problems. It’s a tiny device that you clip to your glasses. It has a camera, a speaker and a cable that…

SoundCloud sinks as leaks say layoffs buy little time

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techcrunch.com - A tense scene unfolded yesterday as user-generated, music-streaming service SoundCloud held an all-hands meeting to explain to employees why it suddenly had to lay off 40 percent of its staff last we…

Google acquires India’s Halli Labs, which was building AI tools to fix ‘old problems’

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techcrunch.com - Some more M&A news in the world of artificial intelligence. Today it was made public that Google has acquired Halli Labs, a very young (its first public appearance was on May 22 of this year) startup…

These are the arguments against net neutrality — and why they’re wrong

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techcrunch.com - The next few months will be full of bitter dissent regarding the FCC’s net neutrality rules, how they should be enforced, and indeed whether they should exist at all. Several primary arguments agains…

Bumble’s SuperSwipe lets you show interest before someone swipes left or right

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techcrunch.com - Bumble just launched a new feature designed to let you tell a match you’re really into them. Available now, SuperSwipe is a button that signals to a potential match that you want to match before they…

Apple unveils smart home experiences in its retail stores worldwide

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techcrunch.com - Unless you’ve had a chance to try some Apple HomeKit products in someone’s home or apartment, it can be hard to understand how it all works. In order to help with that, Apple has unveiled interactive…

Google updates its Container Engine with a focus on security

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced the latest updates to its Google Container Engine, its service for running Kubernetes-based software containers in its cloud. Like with previous releases, this update brings th…

Apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF

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techcrunch.com - You’ve questioned the status quo; you’re ready to shake things up. But does your innovative startup have what it takes to be the next Dropbox, Mint or Trello? It’s time to put your hard work to the u…

Finding Andy Cunningham

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techcrunch.com - A few weeks ago I stopped at a garage sale in Brooklyn and found a stack of Nintendo Power magazines. Nintendo Power, for the non-80s kids, was a magazine produced by Nintendo from 1988 to 2012. It w…

Ignition Partners VC Frank Artale resigns in light of misconduct allegations

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techcrunch.com - Frank Artale, a managing director at Ignition Partners, has resigned, according to the firm. Earlier this month, the firm received a misconduct complaint regarding Artale, Ignition Partners wrote on …

Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects

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techcrunch.com - After helping to launch the Partnership on AI with Google, Facebook and others; and doubling down on AI research, today Microsoft unveiled a new initiative that points to how it plans to target speci…

PayPal expands Apple integration, will become a payment option in 11 new markets

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techcrunch.com - PayPal this morning announced an expanded partnership with Apple, which will now see the payment method becoming available as an option on iOS devices, in addition to being available in more markets.…

Where Trump’s FBI nominee stands on tech’s hot privacy issues

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techcrunch.com - While questions about Russia attracted more initial scrutiny at his Senate confirmation hearing today, Trump’s proposed James Comey replacement Chris Wray did offer a few clues on his ideas about the…

Grand Central Tech unveils its fourth class of startups

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techcrunch.com - Grand Central Tech is kicking off the fourth year of its startup accelerator. As its name suggests, the organization is located near New York City’s Grand Central station. It’s not just an accelerato…

Trump and net neutrality: How Republicans can make the rules go away

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arstechnica.com - The eet neutrality rules implemented during Barack Obama’s presidency don’t seem likely to survive Donald Trump’s administration. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler crafted the ru…

Ajit Pai on net neutrality: “I favor an open Internet and I oppose Title II”

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arstechnica.com - Ajit Pai today presided over his first Federal Communications Commission meeting since being named chairman by President Donald Trump, and he promised that the FCC will eliminate regulations under hi…

T-Mobile excited about life under Trump, reversal of net neutrality rules

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arstechnica.com - T-Mobile USA is looking forward to fewer regulations and more mergers in the telecom market under President-elect Donald Trump. With net neutrality rules possibly being overturned, the company says m…

Cable lobby conducts survey, finds that Americans want net neutrality

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arstechnica.com - As US cable companies push to eliminate or change net neutrality rules, the industry's primary lobby group today released the results of a survey that it says shows "strong bipartisan consensus that …

One year later, net neutrality still faces attacks in court and Congress

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arstechnica.com - Today is the one-year anniversary of two of the biggest decisions made by the Federal Communications Commission under Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler. On February 26, 2015, the FCC voted 3-2 along pa…

Ajit Pai accidentally supports utility rules and open-access networks

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arstechnica.com - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is a big fan of former President Bill Clinton's approach to regulating Internet service. Pai has repeatedly said that the FCC should return to Clin…

Title II hasn’t hurt network investment, according to the ISPs themselves

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arstechnica.com - The Federal Communications Commission's primary justification for eliminating Title II net neutrality rules is that broadband network investment has tanked since the rules were implemented two years …

Netflix is so big that it doesn’t need net neutrality rules anymore

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arstechnica.com - Netflix has long been an outspoken supporter of net neutrality rules, but the streaming video provider says it is now so popular with consumers that it wouldn't be harmed if the rules were repealed. …

R.E.M.: Everybody Hurts (without network neutrality)

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arstechnica.com - Net neutrality isn't just an issue for policy wonks and communications lawyers, and the boys from R.E.M. want the FCC to know just how crucial a neutral 'Net remains for artists of all stripes. Or, t…

Obama: Treat broadband—including mobile—as a utility

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arstechnica.com - President Obama today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify broadband service as a utility and to impose rules that prevent Internet service providers from blocking and thro…

How Netflix, reddit—and even Comcast—pledged support for net neutrality today

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arstechnica.com - At BattleForTheNet, protest organizers make it clear that Comcast is on the opposing team. Today is the "Internet Slowdown," a protest of the Federal Communications Commission's proposed net neutrali…

AT&T joins net neutrality protest—despite suing to block neutrality rules

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arstechnica.com - AT&T says it is joining a big protest to save net neutrality—even though the company previously sued the US Federal Communications Commission in a failed attempt to get the commission's rules thrown …

Making the Internet a utility—what’s the worst that could happen?

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arstechnica.com - The cable industry takes a subtle approach to anti-Title II advertising. There seems to be nothing the broadband industry fears more than Title II of the Communications Act. Title II gives the Federa…

Mark Cuban on the tiered Internet

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arstechnica.com - If you're a basketball fan, you may know Mark Cuban as the outspoken, and sometimes controversial, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. For Internet historians, he's one of the founders of Broadcast.…

ACLU: Net neutrality needed to keep ISP “wolves” at bay

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arstechnica.com - Are Internet service providers more like wolves, foxes, bridge owners, or priests with the “sacred role of making available to citizens a forum for speech and self-expression"? According to the Ameri…

Bay Area: Join us 7/19 to discuss technical troubles with drone warfare

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arstechnica.com - Drone strikes and surveillance are a major component of modern warfare, but few people outside the military understand how these programs work. That's why former military technician Lisa Ling became …

For five years, one FCC commissioner held firm in net neutrality fight

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arstechnica.com - Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Just one member of the Federal Communications Commission who will vote on net neutrality tomorrow was on the commission the la…

Facebook Video Retargeting for Live Video and Beyond : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Have you tried retargeting your live and uploaded videos? To explore techniques for retargeting your videos, I interview Amanda Bond. The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio sho…

Building Pattern Libraries With Shadow DOM In Markdown – Smashing Magazine

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www.smashingmagazine.com - Some people hate writing documentation, and others just hate writing. I happen to love writing; otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. It helps that I love writing because, as a design consultant o…

News industry decries Facebook’s “digital duopoly,” wants government help

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arstechnica.com - The News Media Alliance, a trade group representing almost 2,000 news organizations, has asked US Congress for an exemption to antitrust law so that it can "negotiate collectively" with Google and Fa…

It's Time to Make Code More Tinker-Friendly

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www.wired.com - Back in ye olde days of the information superhighway, curious newbies had an easy way to see how websites worked: View Source. If they clicked that option in the browser, presto! It would display the…

FIGHT: The WIRED Guide to Net Neutrality

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www.wired.com - Wednesday marks a day of protest across the web, with tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, Reddit, and scores more demonstrating their support for net neutrality. Rightly so. Net neutrality is the defi…

Google joins other tech companies in Net Neutrality Day of Action - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you didn’t notice it yet, most of the websites that you visit are having an online protest of sorts this Wednesday, calling for a Net Neutrality Day of Action. This is in response to the ongoing m…

LiquidSky is a game streaming service, playing your PC games on your Android device - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - There are just some games you really can’t play on your Android device. For instance, none of you Android gamers would even imagine playing the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series on your dinky littl…

Facebook introducing ads to Messenger worldwide (beta testing) - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Since there are more than 1 billion users currently on Facebook Messenger, it was only a matter of time until they figured out how to monetize the platform. They are now in the beta testing phase for…

Nokia Health Mate app updated, still with numerous bugs - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Finally and officially, the new Nokia Health Mate is now available to download from the Google Play Store. The app formerly known as Withings has been out for some time and has been download over a m…

Piktures is an alternative to QuickPic for your Android photos - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Your smartphone’s default photo gallery viewer is probably not the most robust of apps and so you look for a third-party app to help you manage your probably tons of photos and videos. QuickPic was o…

What is a Landing Page? Best Practices & Tactics To Grow Your Business!

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marketaire.com - You might be a brick and mortar business looking to grow your audience for the first time, or you may be a more seasoned digital marketer – but we’re all travelling down the path with the goal of ach…

Unlocking Facebook Ad Retargeting Using Website Custom Audiences

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marketaire.com - The power of Facebook ads lies within its ad targeting. It doesn’t matter if your ad copy, imagery, or bidding and optimization are perfect. You absolutely need to target people that are most likely …

Mekiwi Oy : Finnish Startup To Manage Daily Life - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Antti Kananen”, CEO of the Finland based start-up “Mekiwi” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up …

Cibos : Sports Fan Mobile App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Rick Gehman'; President of the Pennsylvania – USA start-up “Cibos”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. …

betternet :Provides Parents With Information About Their Kids' Online Behavior - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Colton Shields”, Co-Founder of the Provo – USA based start-up “bettrnet” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha…

Bitrix24: A United Work Space which Handles the many Aspects of Daily Operations and Tasks that Allows you to Create your Own Social Intranet in Minutes! - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Bitrix24 is a comprehensive business collaboration platform. It contains robustly constructed tools like a CRM, calendars, file sharing, tasks, and project groups that are enhanced and unified by an …

BlackBox-BI: A French Start-Up that Provides Easy to Use Affordable Business Intelligence for Companies of all Sizes - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - BlackBox-BI makes creating business dashboards easy. From data load to dashboard creation, BlackBox-BI focus is to make each step as easy as possible without compromising on functionality. “BlackBox-…

Trendii : Social Commerce Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Christopher Latter”, Co-Founder at London – UK based start-up “Trendii” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what …

Render.st: An Easy to Use and Affordable Online Render Farm, with a Great Customer Support - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Render Street is an easy to use and affordable render farm for 3D projects with very good customer support. “Render Street” is a global provider of rendering services. Below is the full interview tha…

Xerendi Initiative : Educational Learning For Kids - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Uchenna Ibekwe”, Principa and Founder of the Virginia – United States based startup Xerendi_Initiative” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What …

Contus : Mobile App Development Company - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Today, we had an in-depth and very interesting interview with Mr. ‘Sriram Manoharan'; Founder of Contus at Tamil Nadu – India. “Contus” is a leading mobile app development company Below is the full i…

Microsoft's New iPhone App Helps the Vision Impaired Navigate the Real World - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft today announced a new app for iPhone called Seeing AI that helps those with low vision navigate through the real world. Basically, it uses AI (artificial intelligence) to describe the peopl…

Microsoft Deserves A Bigger Purpose • Jonathan Salem Baskin

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jonathansalembaskin.com - Microsoft plans to fire 3–5,000 employees, primarily in sales and marketing. It’s a drop in the bucket (more than 120,000 people work there), but evidences a fundamental shift in its business. For mo…

Pandora Is Teaming With Foursquare to Show Its Advertisers Whether Their Campaigns Drive Offline Sales

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www.adweek.com - Thanks to a partnership being announced today with Foursquare, Pandora advertisers can now get data about whether their campaigns drive foot traffic. Sandwich chain Subway and Connecticut casino Mohe…

Here's What Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter Are Doing to Support Net Neutrality

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www.adweek.com - While the Federal Communications Commission is considering changes to the way internet service providers (ISPs) are regulated, many of the most powerful tech companies are choosing to publicly suppor…

Amazon Prime is on pace to become more popular than cable TV

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www.recode.net - Someday soon, more U.S. households will be subscribers of Amazon Prime than cable or satellite TV, according to recent estimates of Amazon’s popular shipping and entertainment service. According to e…

This self-driving truck has no room for a human driver — literally

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www.theverge.com - Most experts believe the first industry to be upended by autonomous driving will be the trucking sector. What better use case for driverless technology than long-haul trucking where most of the drivi…

Michael Tsai - Blog - Fantastical 2.4 for Mac

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mjtsai.com - You can now view, create, and edit attachments on iCloud and Exchange, as well as view attachments on Google Calendar. Set and view travel time for events, and receive automatic time to leave notific…

8 Ways Marketo Uses Landing Pages to Drive Leads and Sales

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instapage.com - Founded in 2006, Marketo and its powerful marketing automation software began helping marketers all over the world effectively engage customers and prospects. Today, ten years later, the company has …

5 Things You Need to Know About Video Marketing

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www.biznessapps.com - Entrepreneur Network provides you with expertise and opportunities to accelerate your brand's growth. Learn More » You have probably heard it everywhere: video marketing is the future -- and the pres…

Simple Benefits Of Having An Iphone By Your Side

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iphonefindmyphone.com - With every advantage the iphone offers, people of all ages can enjoy the iphone. The information in this article below will help shed some light on the great conventional and quirky uses of the iphon…

Affiliate Marketing: An Easy Way To Bring In New Customers

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internetmarketinginfos.com - Internet marketing can help your products or services get their site noticed on the Internet. It may seem easy at first, but you need to learn as much as you can. The powerful advice in the article b…

Are Social Podcast Players Next?: The Quest for True Discovery

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yukaichou.com - This article was written by Contributing Writer Erik van Mechelen with input from Yu-kai Chou and Jun Loayza. Have you noticed yourself listening to more podcasts lately? Compared to five years ago, …

When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Share Your Location Using a Smartphone

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www.nytimes.com - So we might as well embrace location sharing and reap the benefits. “For the vast majority of people and the vast majority of circumstances, the benefits they get from sharing their whereabouts way e…

Instagram Launches An AI System to Blast Away Nasty Comments

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www.wired.com - Every word has at least one meaning when it stands alone. But the meaning can change depending on context, or even over time. A sentence full of neutral words can be hostile (“Only whites should have…