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Twitter Fights Religious Persecution

Twitter Combats Religious Persecution

So every day, the news headlines shout about something media rarely talks about. That something is religious hatred and harassment. Now, Twitter is doing something about it. Twitter combats religious persecution. In fact, starting today, Twitter updates and intensifies it's rules against hate speech. This especially includes tweets that attack religions and religious groups and denominations. In a safety statement, Twitter blogged their new hate speech rule will include those that dehumanizes other people's religion. It will remove tweets [...]

Facebook's AI Maps Africa's Population

Facebook AI Maps Africa’s Population

So, we all know by now that AI can do many things. Some of them good, but some of them scary and even detrimental. However, Facebook came up with an AI use that could help an entire continent. Facebook AI maps Africa's population. They have a map that shows where the African continent's 1.3 billion people live. Not only does it go country by country, but it can pinpoint right down to neighborhood by neighborhood. One reason they're doing [...]

Facebook Venerability Exposed

Facebook Venerability Exposed

So Facebook is in hot water again. But this time, it's due to a potential security leak. It's another Facebook venerability exposed. So here it is. A cyber security firm they call Up Guard discovered over 500 million Facebook records in a public server. To be more specific, a media company in Mexico named Cultura Collectiva left such records in an Amazon S3 server. These records include names, comments, posts, and likes. It may not sound like much. But [...]

The Things Google Killed

The Things Google Killed

So, do you ever wonder about the products big tech and big IT support disposes of? I'm talking about plans and/or products that never make it past Silicon Valley boardrooms. But now, there is a website that reports on Google on just that. These are the things Google killed. So yes, there is a list out there. They call it, "Killed by Google". This includes things like the Inbox email service. It also includes the Google+, that would challenge Facebook. [...]

Is Social Media Making Us Worse?

Is Social Media Making Us Worse? (Instead of Better)

So in 2010, I logged onto Facebook for the first time. Before long, I was excited to reunite with friends and classmates I haven't heard from in years. Then, as the years dragged on, the excitement wore off and the misery began. Also, I read an article that begs the question. Is social media making us worse? So this TechCrunch article says social media is changing, and not for the better. It uses a stat saying unhappier and lonelier people [...]

Internet Pioneer Fights Online Misinformation

Internet Pioneer Fights Online Misinformation

So thirty years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee gave a plan for a computer information management system. That system eventually became what we know today as the Internet. The IT support era was about to begin. But now, he finds himself in a new battle. Let's see how this Internet pioneer fights online misinformation. So Berners-Lee's new letter of concern talks about three issues of misinformation. The first is malicious intent. This includes hacking, online bullying, sextortion, and promoting criminal behavior [...]

Now, Facebook Cares About Your Privacy

Now, Facebook Cares About Your Privacy

So, a miracle is taking place in the IT support world. After years of scandal and scrutiny, from Russia hacking allegations to Cambridge Analytica, Facebook vows to do something about it. Now, Facebook cares about your privacy. So on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his plan to make Facebook more secure for all. This includes encrypting messages. This also could include combining Facebook services. I'm talking about things like WhatsApp and Instagram. Also, soon you can send messages using [...]

Does Laying Off Facebook Make Us Happier?

Does Laying Off Facebook Make Us Happier?

So in January, some people took the Dry January challenge. People agreed to quit alcohol for one month for various reasons. But what does this have to do with IT support and tech? Because maybe we should do a Facebook-free February challenge. Does laying off Facebook make us happier? So they did researches at Stamford and New York Universities. They took nearly 2,500 Facebook users who used the social media site at least four hours a day. Then these users [...]

Petcube Enhances The Pet/Owner Relationship

Petcube Enhances The Pet/Owner Relationship

So for years, IT service Petcube allowed owners to see their pets while the owners are away. In fact, they can even play with toys through this piece of IT support. But now, they came out with two devices to take it further. Petcube enhances the Pet/Owner relationship. So now, Petcube comes out with two new items. They are Petcube Bites 2 and Petcube Play 2. They both offer Alexa voice commands, a 180 degree camera, and better sound. Furthermore, [...]

Amazon's Twelve Days of Christmas

Amazon’s Twelve Days of Christmas

So we all know the Christmas carol 'Twelve Days of Christmas'. Well, Amazon is getting in the spirit...well, whatever that means to them. The #1 IT service and #1 retail site in the world has Amazon's twelve days of Christmas. So today is Amazon's twelve days of Christmas. But I must tell you...it started yesterday. However, it will go on until December 13. Each day will feature gift themes and items. Each day, they will give deep discounts on certain [...]

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