19Aug/22

What Netflix documentary The Most Hated Man on the Internet gets right (and wrong) about ‘revenge porn’

Jennifer Grant, University of Portsmouth

The most hated man on the internet, according to a new Netflix docuseries, is Hunter Moore. The convicted criminal and self-described “professional life ruiner” Moore enabled the non-consensual distribution of thousands of private images by founding “revenge porn” website Is Anyone Up?.

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18Aug/22

EskomSePush alerts users to rolling blackouts while Panda provides spaces to vent their frustrations

  • Power outages by Eskom lead to surge in app downloads
  • Apps help build community dialogue, solve problems
  • Digital literacy needed to protect data privacy

By Kim Harrisberg

At the start of each school day, South African teacher Lori Cooperman prepares her lessons, plans students’ meals and – most importantly – checks an app to see if there will be electricity. Continue reading

17Aug/22

Caste in California: Tech giants confront ancient Indian hierarchy

OAKLAND, Calif, Aug 15 (Reuters) – America’s tech giants are taking a modern-day crash course in India’s ancient caste system, with Apple (AAPL.O) emerging as an early leader in policies to rid Silicon Valley of a rigid hierarchy that’s segregated Indians for generations.

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17Aug/22

Battle Infinity Takes India By Storm and the World is Next – IBAT token Launches on Pancakeswap Exchange 17 August, 16:00 UTC

Battle Infinity, the India-based metaverse games platform, is launching on its first exchange on Wednesday 17th August.

Trading in its IBAT token will begin at 16:00 UTC on the Pancakeswap decentralised exchange. Pancakeswap is the largest exchange running on the BNB Smart Chain of the giant Binance global crypto trading platform.

Battle Infinity’s IBAT token presale began on 11 July 2022 and sold out in 25 days – 65 days ahead of the originally scheduled end date. Continue reading

17Aug/22

Fathom’s First Catholic Feature Film, SLAVES AND KINGS, Opens Nationwide August 22 & August 23

The new feature film SLAVES AND KINGS produced by the Claretians and Stellarum Films, directed by Pablo Moreno (Luz de Soledad, Poveda) and starring Antonio Reyes (The Ministry of Time, Gran Hotel), Alba Recondo (La Brujas de E’lente), and Carlos Canas (Luz de Soledad, Drug Squad), is set to premiere in movie theaters nationwide via Fathom Events and Bosco Films on August 22 (English) and August 23 (Spanish). Watch the official trailer here. Continue reading

16Aug/22

Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses Begin Use Case in Japan for Ambulance Emergency Medical Care

Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that its M400 smart glasses are currently being trialed in Japan for an emergency medical care plan with the objective of providing early treatment in an effort to improve patient outcomes and lifesaving rates for critically ill patients undergoing transport to the hospital. The collaborative effort on this trial involves Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, the Shunto Izu Fire Department, and AVR Japan Co., Ltd. Continue reading

16Aug/22

PHANTASIA Consulting reveals radical Formula 1 concept for a new golden era

Amidst the ongoing discussions about the Formula 1 regulations for 2026, a radical concept could disrupt the future of the sport. PHANTASIA Consulting analysed the drivers behind the most exciting times in Formula 1 and decoded the key factor of a golden era: technological freedom. Based on their findings, the marketing strategists developed a new approach for Formula 1. Continue reading

15Aug/22

OPINION: Besides AI, regulation key to fight mis/disinformation

By Anya Schiffrin, director of the Technology, Media and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

When worries about online mis/disinformation became widespread after the 2016 U.S. election, there was hope that the tech giants would use artificial intelligence (AI) to fix the mess they created. The hope was that platforms could use AI and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to automatically block or downrank false. illegal or inflammatory content online without governments having to regulate.
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15Aug/22

How trauma survivors can harness spiritual contemplation to process stress – new research

Catrin Eames, Liverpool John Moores University

Trauma, such as surviving or witnessing road accidents, natural disasters and violence, can shake up our lives, challenging our core beliefs and views of the world.

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15Aug/22

Nearly 70% of Premier League footballers are abused on Twitter – we used an AI to sift through millions of tweets

Bertie Vidgen, Alan Turing Institute and Angus Redlarski Williams, Alan Turing Institute

As the new Premier League football season gets underway, a few things are certain. There will be goals, drama and excitement, and unfortunately, players will be subjected to vile abuse on social media.

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