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|This is the Daily Tech News for May 22nd, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
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|The Guardian published what it says are leaked policy guidelines for Facebook moderators, describing when to remove posts. The Guardian published excerpts from around 100 manuals it obtained.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-moderation-idUSKBN18I04A?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|Ford announced it is replacing current CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, chairman of Ford's Smart Mobility subsidiary that handles autonomous cars.||https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/business/ford-motor-chief-executive.html|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that patent infringement suits can only be filed in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated. This overturned a ruling last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that suits could be brought anywhere a company’s products are sold. Kraft had filed a suit against Heartland beverages of Indiana in Delaware court. More than 40% of patent lawsuits in the US are filed in the Eastern District of Texas. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kraft-heinz-idUSKBN18I1SZ|
|Dish is the first TV service to make its hardware compatible with Amazon Voice Services. Customers can enable the Dish TV skill and pair it with their Dish Hopper DVR. Users can then speak commands like “change the channel to Bravo” or “rewind 30 seconds.”||https://www.cnet.com/news/dish-customers-can-channel-surf-with-amazon-alexa/|
|HP announced several laptop upgrades Monday. HP Elite x2, a tablet with a detachable keyboard case now uses Core i processors, in place of Core m. That means processing power gets a big boost though battery life drops from 10 to 8 hours. Screen resolution improved to 3000 x 2000 and the hard drive bumped up to a 360 GB SSD. The Elite x2 goes on sale next month starting at $999.99. The Elite 13 gets a little thinner and adds a USB-C port. The Elite 13 starts at $1,049.99.||https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/5/22/15667472/hp-spectre-x2-envy-13-laptop-upgrades|
|A study in Nature titled “Mineral supply for sustainable development requires resource governance” authored by scientists from South Africa, USA, South America, Europe, and Australia indicates the world is in danger of running out of Cobalt and Coltan (aka Tantalite). Coltan is needed to make tantalum capacitors used in almost every kind of electronic device. Cobalt is used in lithium ion battery cathodes, as well as to improve oxidation in Nickel-cadmium and Nickel metal hydride batteries. More than 60% of the world's supply of cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been accused of using child labor in its mines.||https://www.iafrikan.com/2017/05/22/report-suggests-that-we-could-be-running-out-of-technology-minerals-like-cobalt/|
|The Lindbergh Foundation has partnered with Neurala to use machine learning in its system of quadcopters that are used to catch poachers as part of its Air Shepherd program in parts of Africa. Neurala’s AI sifts through video footage sent from UAVs in the field to identify elephant and rhino poachers in real time, before the poachers reach herds.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/21/drones-ai-help-stop-poaching-africa/|
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|Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence | News | The Guardian||https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/may/21/revealed-facebook-internal-rulebook-sex-terrorism-violence?CMP=share_btn_tw|
|Facebook Files | The Guardian||https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/facebook-files|
|Facebook content moderation guidelines leaked | Ars Technica||https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/05/facebook-moderator-guidelines-leaked-tory-internet-regulation/|
|Facebook disabled more than 14,000 accounts in one month for revenge porn and sexual extortion - The Verge||https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/22/15674938/facebook-revenge-porn-accounts-disabled|
|Facebook’s content moderation rules dubbed “alarming” by child safety charity | TechCrunch||https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/22/facebooks-content-moderation-rules-dubbed-alarming-by-child-safety-charity/?ncid=rss|
|Facebook and Censorship: More Transparency Is Required | Fortune.com||http://fortune.com/2017/05/22/facebook-censorship-transparency/|
|- Guardian says it saw more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts.|
- violence, hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism, self-harm, match-fixing, cannibalism.
- Moderators say they often have “just 10 seconds” to make decisions
- Facebook reviews more than 6.5m reports a week relating to potentially fake accounts
- It is trying to walk the line between being an open speech platform, and not running afoul of community sentiments and laws.
Hence you get things like: photos of non-sexual physical abuse and bullying of children do not have to be deleted or “actioned” unless there is a sadistic or celebratory element.
-Facebook is trying not to be the judge of the content while hoping to eliminate posts that are universally condemned.
“violent language is most often not credible until specificity of language gives us a reasonable ground to accept that there is no longer simply an expression of emotion but a transition to a plot or design.”
Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management: “We build technology, and we feel responsible for how it’s used. We don’t write the news that people read on the platform.”
|“Facebook cannot keep control of its content,” said one source. “It has grown too big, too quickly.”|
Q: IS it Facebook’s content?
Facebook more and more being compared to a publisher. A publisher employs its writers and edits them. It does entirely control what it’s people say. It can therefore be sued for libel and slander.
On the other extreme the Post office is not considered a publisher and is not responsible for the messages sent through its system
What about a notice board? Or billboards? Notice boards often have rules about what can be posted and what cannot and the owner of the boards can enforce them but the posters themselves are held liable for the information.
Facebook does not fall neatly into any of these categories.
EU's E-commerce Directive. Article 15 of the law states that providers acting as a "mere conduit," "caching," or "hosting" service aren't obliged "to monitor the information they transmit or store." The directive also makes it clear that there is no "general obligation actively to seek facts or circumstances indicating illegal activity."
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Just listened to episode 3034 where you mentioned roumors surrounding Apples possible CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) technology. Thought I would share my 5cents.
As a Type 1 diabetic and tech fanatic I am always excited to hear about new gadgetry. I have been lucky enough to be able to use (and afford) two different CGM products currently on the market here in Australia.
The first was the Freestyle Libré from Abbott which consists of an NFC enabled glucometer and a disposable sensor. The sensor (that run for about $92 AUD each) has a subcutaneous cannula and sits on your arm for two weeks. You tap the sensor with the glucometer to retrieve your current blood sugar levels and the previous 8 hours of readings.
The second is the Medtronic 640G insulin pump, a Bluetooth solution that communicates between a similar sensor that sits on your stomach and the pump. This one lasts only 6 days but the power source/Bluetooth module is rechargeable (the sensor itself disposable). The bigger advantage here is that it is in constant communication with the pump and is capable of shutting off the insulin supply should your levels drop too low. The consumables cost about $3000 a year on a subscription system.
It is certainly a massive improvement over constant finger prick tests which only give you instantaneous data, whereas CGM solutions show you the trends giving you access to vast amounts of data.
The biggest problems I see are accessibility and buracracy, at current prices not everyone can access them and with all medical technology it takes years to reach market. I am very interested to see how Apple attack this space.
From Mildly wet and cold Perth Australia.
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