|:00||TITLE: Improving Digital Literacy||justin robert young|
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|sl||Snapchat announced Snap Game, a platform for users to play real-time multiplayer games, supported by six-second unstoppable ads. Snap also launched an AR platform called Scan with partnerships from Photomath and Giphy. And App Stories will let developers insert Snapchat stories into their own apps, with Tinder and Houseparty two of the first to do so. Snapchat also unveiled a new slate of 10 original series.|
|jury||After a review of international projects and partnerships, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has decided against "accepting new engagements or renewing existing ones with Huawei and ZTE... due to federal investigations regarding violations of sanction restrictions. MIT said it will revisit its collaborations with Huawei and ZTE over time.||https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/04/tech/mit-huawei-zte/|
|tm||WhatsApp for business customers launched on iOS after previously being Android-only. According to Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, WhatsApp Business has been adopted by millions of businesses worldwide since its debut.|
|sl||The Australian parliament passed The Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material law Thursday, which creates new offences for content service providers and hosting services that fail to notify the Australian federal police about, or fail to swiftly remove videos depicting terrorist acts, murders, attempted murders, and so on.|
|tm||9to5 Google reports Google has sent music artists an email letting them know it will shut down the Gogole Play Artist Hub April 30. Artists will need to publish songs with a YouTube partner like CDBaby or TuneCore in order to stay in the streaming service as Google transitions Google Play Music to YouTube Music.|
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|:33||jury||Amazon made three sets of filings with the International Telecommunications Union last month by the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of Kuiper Systems LLC, which is based in Washington DC. Amazon's Project Kuiper plans to provide low-latency broadband internet access using 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit. Amazon confirmed to GeekWire that Kuiper is one of its projects, saying it will target 56 degree north to 56 degree south latitude which would cover 95% of the Earth's population. , Spacex, Softbank-backed OneWeb, Telesat and Facebook and Boeing-backed LeoSat are among other companies attempting the same thing.|
|:37||sl||Amazon announced six new skills for Amazon Voice services from health care companies like Cigna and Boston Children's hospital, and yes they are HIPPA compliant. The skills can help schedule appointments, check recent blood sugar readings, check prescription delivery status and deliver updates from caregivers. Developers who want to make their own health care skills must apply to an invite-only program to participate.|
|:40||tm||Microsoft is making changes in how it will roll out its May update to Windows 10 codenamed 19H1, in order to avoid the problems it had with its October update. First a release preview will come out next week with a month for testing. Also the choice between monthly updates out twice yearly feature updates will be made clearer and users will be able to choose monthly updates that do not include feature updates, at least until that version of Windows reaches end of life (which is 18 months). Users will also be able to delay monthly updates for a week for up to 5 weeks. Microsoft will also adjust Active Hours, the time when it won't push updates, based on your usage. A new dashboard will make it easier to see what else you need to update, like drivers, in order to get everything working. And Microsoft will use Machine Learning to help identify important bug reports, including reports on Twitter and Reddit.||https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-home-edition-users-are-big-winners-as-microsoft-overhauls-its-update-process/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6i|
|:43||jury||The Internet Archive published a catalogue of 490,000 MySpace songs from between 2008 and 2010, originally thought to be lost after a server migration error. The saved tracks were apparently collected by an “anonymous academic group” that was studying music networks during MySpace's popularity. The group contacted the Internet Archive with the files. The music can be played through an online interface designed to look like MySpace’s original music player.|
|:46||sl||Tesla delivered 63,000 cars last quarter, down 31% from the previous quarter. ReCode's Rani Molla points out that while Tesla sells a lot fewer cars than Toyota or Ford, Tesla's Model 3 was the best selling luxury car last year according to Car and Driver. The Model 3 sold 138,000 cars. Number 2 was the Lexus RX at 112,000. But Tesla likes to talk about the Model 3 as a mass market car, and Elon Musk has predicted demand for 500,000 Model 3s in 2019.|
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|:50||Old, Online, And Fed On Lies: How An Aging Population Will Reshape The Internet|
|Buzzfeed has a story called "Old, Online, And Fed On Lies: How An Aging Population Will Reshape The Internet"|
We are going to try not to critique the article itself. It opens with a good premise. There are people trying to bridge the digital divide, particularly with retirees.
Some of its points
- 65+ will soon be the US largest age group
- Multiple studies arguing older people are not as good at spotting accurate news and more likely to spread fake news
- Research published in Science Advances in January found "users over 65 [on Facebook] shared nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains as the youngest age group.”
- loneliness can affect cognitive functions and physical and mental health, and can result in a decline in the ability to self-regulate. This could cause people to gravitate towards like-minded views.
- Older people are generally more likely to be victims of fraud as our critical abilities will decline with age.
So in sum, as always, as we all age, we have a harder time keeping up with new things and the internet is no exception. Also, people who are new to the internet have a harder time getting used to it than people who have had it for awhile or all their life. I think this is age-independent.
So. is there actually a new problem?
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I have a daughter that is about to turn 10 and it's gotten me and my wife talking about smart devices for her. My wife is hesitant to give her a smartphone as by the time we lock it down, it will be little better than a feature phone. Plus, being a kid, she could lose it. We were thinking about a smartwatch with cellular connectivity so she could reach us should need to.
I was wondering what all the other parents are doing or thoughts about kids and smartphones.
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