27 May 2018

Why Ghana's Clam Farmers Are Digging GPS

They have been working the same stretches of river for decades — but have no proof of ownership. Now technology comes to the rescue.

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26 May 2018

Newark Police Camera System Relies On Residents, Stirring Privacy Concerns

To bolster safety, the high-crime New Jersey city is installing hundreds of cameras. But the new technology is raising civil liberties issues, as the footage is available to anyone with a cellphone.

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25 May 2018

Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients' Phones Inside ERs

Personal injury law firms are targeting people as they enter emergency rooms with location-based mobile ads. The trend is raising concerns among patients and health privacy experts.

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Jaron Lanier: How Can We Repair The Mistakes Of The Digital Era?

Jaron Lanier says tech giants are battling for our attention to manipulate our behavior. But how did we get here? Lanier offers insights from the Internet's early days and a possible path forward.

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Tristan Harris: What Is The Cost Of Infinite Distractions?

Designer Tristan Harris says attention is at the core of human experience. He argues that our addiction to technology has the power to threaten our very capacity to think, reason and problem solve.

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Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?

What exactly is attention, and how can we reclaim it? Neuroscientist Amishi Jha says there's a powerful link between mindfulness, meditation and attention.

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Manoush Zomorodi: Has Constant Stimulation Replaced Boredom?

With a never-ending stream of stimulation, we rarely experience boredom. But tech podcast host Manoush Zomorodi says we actually need to feel bored in order to jump-start our creativity.

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Zeynep Tufekci: How Is Our Attention Packaged And Sold As A Commodity?

Why is it so easy to burn through an hour on YouTube or Facebook? Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains how advertisting algorithms have turned our attention into a valuable commodity.

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Oregon Couple Unplugs Alexa After Private Conversation Is Recorded

The couple tells KIRO-TV that they had a private conversation. Their Amazon Echo recorded it, and then sent the audio to someone on their contact list. Amazon says this is extremely rare.

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Why A Europe-Wide Data Protection Law Matters To Others

David Greene talks to Helen Dixon, Ireland's Data Protection commissioner, about a Europe-wide law that takes effect Friday, which also affects Internet users in the U.S. and globally.

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24 May 2018

3 Things You Should Know About Europe's Sweeping New Data Privacy Law

The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect Friday, but it also has implications in the U.S. Firms like Spotify and eBay now say you can ask them to delete data about you they've stored.

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Sweeping Internet Privacy Protection Regulations To Take Effect

One of the biggest changes in data privacy ever takes effect in Europe Friday. The rules, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, will have implications for U.S. consumers of social media.

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22 May 2018

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Watch: Mark Zuckerberg Speaks To European Union Parliament

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with European Union Parliament members on Tuesday to discuss allegations that the personal data of European Facebook users was misused.

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BlackBerry Key2 could pack 6GB of RAM and an octa-core chipset

BlackBerry Key2 could pack 6GB of RAM and an octa-core chipset: BlackBerry Key2 could pack 6GB of...

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Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Recognition

The low-priced, cloud-based facial recognition can track and identify people as they walk down the street. U.S. police have generally held off on using Amazon's service in real time.

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Crowdfunders Left Hanging By 3D Headphone Startup's Abrupt Closure

"To fail at the five-yard line is a tragedy," the company said in a statement. More than 10,000 people had shelled out $200 or more for Ossic X headphones on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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21 May 2018

How Schools Across The Country Are Working To Detect Threats Made On Social Media

Some schools are working with outside technology companies to scan social media for threats against them and their students, in hopes of preventing mass shootings and student suicide.

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Canonical Announces Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Here Is What’s New

Canonical officially announced today its Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system for computers, IoT, and cloud environments.

More than six months in the works, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is dubbed “Bionic Beaver” and it’s Canonical’s seventh LTS (Long Term Support) release. It will be supported with security and software updates for five years, until April 2023, during which it will receive no less than five maintenance updates, each one bringing updated kernel and graphics stacks from newer Ubuntu releases.

As expected, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS brings numerous new features and changes, starting with using the X.Org Server as default display server again instead of Wayland, which was used in Ubuntu 17.10. While Canonical plans to re-enable Wayland as default display server in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, for now will be provided as a Technical Previe… (read more) OpenSource Fuente: April 26, 2018 at 11:09AM https://ift.tt/2r2smx1

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A Data Detox for a healthier, balanced digital life

A Data Detox for a healthier, balanced digital life: Fight toxic data buildup and eliminate anxiety...

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