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Australia Proposes Bill to Stop “Weaponization” of Social Media 2

Australia Proposes Bill to Stop “Weaponization” of Social Media

Spreading Hate Australia is considering a bill designed to prevent the “weaponization” of social media — the kind of activity the Christchurch terrorist engaged in before an attack that killed 50 people in the nearby nation of New Zealand in March. “We will not allow social media platforms to be weaponised by terrorists and violent extremists who seek to …

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Why cloud storage needs to become more social 3

Why cloud storage needs to become more social

It’s common knowledge that the internet has changed the way humans use computers, as well as handheld computing devices like tablets and smartphones. The advent of wireless network technology removed geographic limitations, thereby inciting demand for the ability to access digital files from any device anywhere. Enter cloud storage.  Cloud storage gave users the ability …

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China’s Social Credit System Barred Millions from Traveling in 2018 4

China’s Social Credit System Barred Millions from Traveling in 2018

Do Not Pass Go Your bags are packed, your rooms are booked, you’re all set for your vacation; there’s just one problem, the government has canceled your tickets. As early as 2014, China began conceptualizing a Social Credit System (SCS), sort of like a credit score for citizen behavior where behaviors deemed good for society …

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China Is Censoring “Genetically Edited Babies” on Social Media 5

China Is Censoring “Genetically Edited Babies” on Social Media

Don’t Speak China isn’t content to merely distance itself from scientist He Jiankui. It also wants to build a digital wall between its citizens and the scientist’s controversial genetically edited babies experiment. According to researchers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), He’s experiment was one of the most censored topics on Chinese social media in 2018 — …

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Tariffs, BAT, and Social Credit: A US-China Debate 6

Tariffs, BAT, and Social Credit: A US-China Debate

[ad_1] Over the past few years, China’s tech ascension has become one of the hottest topics du jour. Just as there are America’s FAANG companies (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google), a trio of Chinese companies have become their own tech acronym: BAT’s Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. And China has clear aims to surpass the …

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Californians Trust the Weed Industry More Than Social Media 7

Californians Trust the Weed Industry More Than Social Media

[ad_1] No matter how you phrase it, Californians are increasingly convinced that the tech industry needs government intervention. Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer survey, released Wednesday, found that 58 percent of Californians think the tech industry should be “more regulated,” up from 46 percent in 2018. An even larger group, 68 percent think the tech industry …

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It's Not too Late for Social Media to Regulate Itself 8

It’s Not too Late for Social Media to Regulate Itself

[ad_1] Silicon Valley’s search and social media giants determine who sees what information, and how. Never before has such a small number of companies had the power to connect billions of people instantly—and with it, the ability to shape and alter the information ecosystems of entire societies. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Rob Reich is a professor …

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For News, Americans Now Officially Prefer Social Media to Newspapers 10

For News, Americans Now Officially Prefer Social Media to Newspapers

Going Digital For the first time, more Americans report getting their news from social media than from a traditional print newspaper. Now about 20 percent of Americans said they “often” go to social media for news, while about 16 percent often read a print newspaper, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted over the first …

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