Internet

August 23, 2019

Would Joe Kennedy run towards Ed Markey from the left — or the fitting?

Rep. Joe Kennedy III will reportedly decide whether to launch a 2020 primary challenge against Sen. Ed Markey in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the question is why.
August 23, 2019

YouTube disabled 210 accounts for spreading disinformation about Hong Kong protests

Google just published a blog post revealing that it has disabled 210 YouTube channels that the company says “behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.” Google cites the behavior as being “consistent with recent observations and actions related to China announced by Facebook and Twitter.” The accounts were disabled earlier this week.
August 22, 2019

How to observe and restrict your information utilization on an Android telephone

Although many data plans these days are advertised as “unlimited,” most actually have a cut-off point when your data stream is going to slow radically. If you don’t want to pay the premium prices that “unlimited” plans demand, then it’s even more important that you avoid going beyond your maximum data allowance, or there will be high penalties to pay. Either way, it’s smart to monitor your data flow — not only to make sure you don’t pass your limits, but also to find out if you need to rethink your current data plan.
August 22, 2019

Why an MIT Media Lab professor resigned over the varsity’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein

A week and a half after his death, Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to MIT continue to roil the Cambridge university.
August 22, 2019

6 individuals — between 62 and 85 — arrested for alleged sexual exercise in Conn. conservation space

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Six people ranging in age from 62 to 85 face sex charges after being arrested in a conservation area in Connecticut.
August 22, 2019

The struggle towards poisonous gamer tradition has moved to the classroom

It was the phones that tipped off Bo Ruberg.Ruberg, a UC Irvine assistant professor in the department of informatics, was teaching “Games & Society.” It was November 2017, and the course was a required class taught to 260 students, the majority of which are typically male freshmen. Ruberg kept a strict no-screens policy in their classes — an easy enough ask to keep students from texting or scrolling through Instagram when they should be paying attention. But this was different: a dozen or so people holding up their phones, recording their lecture on gender without even the effort of hiding it. The class felt strangely fuller. Ruberg paused, reminded students of the policy, and assumed they would put them away. They kept their cameras trained on Ruberg.
August 21, 2019

A bunch of celebrities posted a copyright hoax to Instagram

Famous actors and musicians, the head of the US Department of Energy, and regular Instagram users have been spreading a hoax memo that claims the company will soon have permission to make deleted photos and messages public and use those posts against them in court.
August 21, 2019

Rick Perry Deletes Instagram Privacy Policy Hoax After Widespread Mockery

United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry joined several celebrities and other gullible social media figures in sharing a hoax "Instagram privacy policy" change that harkens back to bogus AOL-era chain emails.
August 21, 2019

A New Hampshire time capsule from 1969 was opened this 12 months. It was empty.

A lot can happen in 50 years.Moon landings, the rise of portable electronics, the internet, and the host of innovative gadgets and ideas we now have in the digital age are all among the changes the world has seen in the last five decades.
August 21, 2019

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser strikes nearer to launch with new beta model

Microsoft is making a beta version of its Chromium Edge browser available to download today. The Microsoft Edge beta will be available for all supported versions of Windows and macOS, and the software maker is encouraging businesses and regular enthusiasts to take a closer look at the new browser. So far, there have been more than 1 million downloads of preview builds of Edge, and Microsoft says it has received more than 140,000 individual pieces of feedback.