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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Your Kid’s School Is Probably Collecting Tons of Data on Them

Your Kid’s School Is Probably Collecting Tons of Data on Them

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We’re living in a time when cyber-bulling, self-harm, suicide and school shootings are all things that parents and educators need to worry about. And as technology became more prevalent in the classroom, an obvious solution was born—monitor what our kids are searching, reading, viewing and writing to look for red flags. As a result, schools…
Connected On The Web, South Korean Teenagers Enter Into Digital Detox

Connected On The Web, South Korean Teenagers Enter Into Digital Detox

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Computer cafes in South Korea, such as the Oz PC Bang in the Gangnam district of Seoul, are often shiny places with big, comfy chairs, huge screens and fast Internet. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption toggle caption Michael Sullivan/NPR Computer cafes in South Korea, such as the Oz PC Bang in the Gangnam district of Seoul,…
The web is deeply puzzled by YouTube star Logan Paul’s strange Fox Company interview

The web is deeply puzzled by YouTube star Logan Paul’s strange...

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YouTuber Logan Paul appeared on Fox Business Monday afternoon, and his responses left the internet wondering what exactly was going on — debating whether it was a stunt or if the vlogger needs media training. The interview with Fox's Liz Claman was intended to discuss the fight for popularity among various social media platforms, including…
“WHAT OCCURRED????” How a remote tech composing gig showed to be an old-school fraud

“WHAT OCCURRED????” How a remote tech composing gig showed to be...

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Enlarge / Maybe this is the "Mark Taylor" I seek... Getty Images | vladru After a layoff dumped me into the job market for the first time in more than a decade, I had an all-too-close encounter with a new breed of digital fraudsters who prey on the unemployed. These high-tech predators use a new…
Ashton Kutcher’s not-for-profit wishes to eliminate kid sex abuse on the web with support from a $280 million TED-sponsored fund

Ashton Kutcher’s not-for-profit wishes to eliminate kid sex abuse on the...

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In 2018, the United States saw millions of reported instances of child sexual exploitation on the internet. Many of these harrowing stories have escaped public notice, said Julie Cordua, the CEO of Thorn, a nonprofit that builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse. Cordua works with the company's co-founder, Ashton Kutcher, to encourage companies…
Mark Zuckerberg states that Facebook is refocusing itself around personal privacy. Individuals on the web state they’re not so sure. (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg states that Facebook is refocusing itself around personal privacy....

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On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg published a long Facebook post explaining his intentions to make the social network more "privacy-focused." To do so, Zuckerberg said Facebook would begin by making messages encrypted by default, and automatically deleting them after a period of time. No definite timeline was provided, as the chief exec said these changes would…
Infinite Information evaluation: The dystopia that waits for when the Web heads out

Infinite Information evaluation: The dystopia that waits for when the Web...

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Warning: Mild spoilers ahead. Cranky. Irritable. Anxious. That's how I feel when my home security-camera livestream goes black, when my bank's website goes down and sequesters my money, or when my Twitter feed doesn't refresh automatically. Maybe you feel the same way, maybe you don't. But it's undeniable that most things we interact with today…
Mark Zuckerberg stired anger by attempting to deflect Facebook’s issues on ‘the web’

Mark Zuckerberg stired anger by attempting to deflect Facebook’s issues on...

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Mark Zuckerberg has angered commentators by seemingly conflating Facebook with the internet at large. In a post marking Facebook's 15th birthday, Zuckerberg tried to emphasise the positive. He first alluded to concerns surrounding Facebook, but pulled the internet as a whole into the discussion. Here's an excerpt from the 1,000-word post, emphasis ours: "As networks…
5G cordless service is coming, however do not anticipate it to super-charge your smart device’s web anytime quickly

5G cordless service is coming, however do not anticipate it to...

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A new generation of wireless technology is coming, promising internet speeds as fast or faster than the fastest wired connections. But it could be years before the new networking is widely used or even available. That's the assessment of Deloitte in a new report offering its technology predictions for 2019 and beyond. The giant consulting…
‘That was not proper habits’: NASA roasted Elon Musk for cigarette smoking weed survive on the web

‘That was not proper habits’: NASA roasted Elon Musk for cigarette...

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters on Thursday that Elon Musk's smoking weed live on the internet "did not inspire confidence," The Atlantic reported. Musk's company SpaceX became the focus of a NASA safety review after he smoked cannabis on a livestreamed "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast in September. Bridenstine commented publicly on the incident for…

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