Tag: Syndication

4 ways social media platforms can stop hateful content after terror attacks

The deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and many others critically injured, was streamed live on Facebook by the man accused of carrying it out. It was then quickly shared across social media platforms. Versions of the livestream attack video stayed online for a worrying amount […]

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Machine learning academics are flocking to tech giants and that might be a problem

The die is very much cast when it comes to the growth of machine learning. With the expansion of tech companies like Google, Amazon and Uber, artificial intelligence-based research and products is a growth industry that’s only just getting started. Research from the International Data Commission forecasts that spending on AI and ML will rise from $12 […]

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To stay relevant in the 5G era, telcos will need to step up their IoT game

We are now in the early stages of another pivotal moment in technological evolution and paradigm shift. With artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented reality transitioning from buzz words to the backbone of developed economies, wireless connectivity enabled by 5G , a new standard for wireless telecommunications, will be the catalyst for unlocking […]

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Apps are the unexpected savior of dying indigenous languages

In a globalized world, “global languages” have come increasingly to the fore, often at the expense of smaller, regional tongues and dialects. Of all the world’s languages — around 7,000, by best estimates — only a few hundred are represented online, and a very small number predominate. English — long dubbed the “language of business” and latterly known as the lingua franca […]

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Women were fighting against sexual harassment online long before #MeToo

Just two months after allegations of sexual abuse against Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light in a 2017 New York Times article, women in at least 85 countries began using the the hashtag #MeToo, to speak against sexual harassment. In China, sexual misconduct accusations led to the firing of a professor at a […]

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Tech companies need to do more to fight child abuse content

YouTube has, yet again, failed to protect children online. Recent investigations by Wired and video blogger Matt Watson have alleged that paedophiles were using the site’s comments section to leave predatory messages on videos containing and uploaded by children, and to share links to child sexual abuse material. In response […]

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If properly enforced, GDPR can solve social media’s biggest problems

From concerns about data sharing to the hosting of harmful content, every week seems to bring more clamour for new laws to regulate the technology giants and make the internet “safer”. But what if our existing data protection laws, at least in Europe, could achieve most of the job? Germany […]

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Stingy driverless cars will clog future streets instead of parking

It’s a nightmarish vision of San Francisco’s future, like something out of science fiction: streets full of driverless cars, crawling along implacably but at a snail’s pace, snarling traffic and bringing the city to a standstill from the iconic Ferry Building to Union Square. But according to Adam Millard-Ball, associate professor […]

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Designers have an obligation to make gaming accessible for people with disabilities

Anyone can play video games, right? If you’ve been following recent buzz in the gaming industry, you might be under the impression that video games are more accessible than they’ve ever been. Popular talking points include how video game audiences are increasingly large and diverse. This perception is due, in […]

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