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Social media giants grilled on hate content

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok asked about their role in the recent violent events in Washington......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcJan 20th, 2021

Antitrust Advocate Who Coined the Phrase "Net Neutrality" Joins Biden"s White House

Tim Wu coined the phrase "net neutrality". He's the author of The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age , and Bloomberg calls him an "outspoken advocate for aggressive antitrust enforcement against U.S. technology giants." They add that.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 57 min. ago

The Biden Administration Weighs the Social Cost of Carbon

A new White House policy tries to put a dollar value on the future harm of greenhouse gas emissions......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Reddit Hires CFO As It Considers IPO

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Reddit, the social network and online bulletin, said on Thursday that it had appointed its first chief financial officer, Drew Vollero, in a move toward tidying up the company's books befor.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Tesla has closed its forums to launch a social platform and fans are not happy

Tesla plans to shut down the forums section on its website as it launches a new social platform called the Tesla Engagement Platform, a move that’s raised the ire of a community of its most ardent supporters. Tesla first announced the new engag.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Blind trust in social media cements conspiracy beliefs

The ability to identify misinformation only benefits people who have some skepticism toward social media, according to a new study from Washington State University......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Ecosystem services: Species are our livelihoods

Functioning ecosystems provide the basis for security, basic material needs, health, social interaction and individual liberty. This is how the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 2005 described it, dividing ecosystem services into the following categori.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Sports information on social networks leaves out women, disabled and minority disciplines

Researchers from the University of Seville and Pompeu Fabra University argue that sports information on social media is dominated by men and football. This leaves out women's sports, sports featuring athletes with disabilities and minority discipline.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

When Facebook, Twitter flag posts as "unverified," readers listen

Readers pay attention when social media sites label an article as "unverified" or "suspicious," a new study suggests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

A mass exodus from California? Not exactly, says new study

New research released today by the UC Berkeley California Policy Lab finds that, contrary to some news media reports suggesting a mass exodus from California, most moves in 2020 happened within the state. Exits from California in 2020 largely mirrore.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

YouTube removes channels run by Myanmar"s military as violence escalates

YouTube and TikTok are taking down problematic content in Myanmar amid a disturbing escalation of violence in the country after a military coup......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Policy Brief: The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

On 25 February 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IL & DMEC Rules) under Section 87 read with Section 79(2) of.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Why Electronic Health Records Haven"t Helped U.S. With Vaccinations

Covid-19 has laid bare crippling interoperability issues .entry-content .tisubhead { color: #999999; font-family: verdana; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; letter-spacing: 1px; margin-bottom: -5px !important; te.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic has increased loneliness and other social issues, especially for women

Social distancing guidelines have reduced the spread of COVID-19, but lockdowns and isolation also have created or aggravated other well-being concerns, reports new research. Mayo Clinic investigators found a significant increase in loneliness and a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Animal aggression depends on rank within social hierarchies

Humans and animals alike constantly size up one another. In the workplace, a new employee quickly learns which coworkers are the most respected—and therefore hold more power. Big brothers boss around little brothers. In nature, a dominant male chim.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Social distancing in nature

Forager ants do it, vampire bats do it, guppies do it, and mandrills do it. Long before humans learned about and started "social distancing due to COVID-19," animals in nature intuitively practiced social distancing when one of their own became sick......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

"Urban Sun is not intended to create a guaranteed safe space" says Studio Roosegaarde

Studio Roosegaarde's Urban Sun proposal to use ultraviolet lights to make outdoor spaces safer from Covid-19 can only be used at night and people still need to wear masks and observe social distancing, the designer has explained. Read more S.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Visible Touch: How Cameras Can Help Robots Feel

Computer vision combined with deep learning can replicate the sense of touch in some social robots The dawn of the robot revolution is already here, and it is not the dystopian nightmare we imagined. Instead, it comes in the form of soci.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Social commerce startup Elenas raises $6M and plans for international expansion

Colombian startup Elenas says it’s helping tens of thousands of women make money by selling products online. And today, it announced that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. That’s on top of the $2 million seed round that Elenas.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Call of Duty patch brings "biggest download day on record"

Download records were broken last week when Call of Duty released a major update, Virgin Media says......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Boss of Chinese gaming titan NetEase calls for shared parental leave

China’s relaxation of its one-child restriction has not delivered the population targets set by its policy planners. In 2019, the birth rate in China slumped to a seven-decade low, which experts attribute to changes in social attitudes, skyrock.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021