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Month: July 2022

Gen Z watching Tiktok

Gen Z watching Tiktok

Gen Z is now using Tiktok for online search, plus now watches more Tiktok content than Youtube content. Tiktok is eating into Google search, maps and Youtube, plus Instagram. Youth want more “visual rich” content – fast paced short videos are replacing IG’s still photos, Youtube’s long videos, and Google search results.

Oregon Supreme Court says businesses can sue those who post online reviews

Oregon Supreme Court says businesses can sue those who post online reviews

Specifically, Oregon distinguishes between “journalists” who receive enhanced protection for lawsuits, and citizens, who do not have the same free speech protections. The state’s highest court declined to extend certain free speech protections available to the media to ordinary people, batting down arguments that anyone with an internet connection and an opinion now acts as a journalist. Source: Online reviewers in Oregon on notice: Supreme Court declines to offer ordinary people higher media protection from libel suits – oregonlive.com As…

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New York requires applicants to hand over their social media account IDs

New York requires applicants to hand over their social media account IDs

Many of recent mass shooters had posted items of concern on social media but none of them had concealed weapons permits. Thus, this would not have stopped any of the recent mass murders. As missed warning signs pile up in investigations of mass killings, New York state is rolling out a novel strategy to screen applicants for gun permits. People seeking to carry concealed handguns will be required to hand over their social media accounts for a review of their…

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Chinese researchers say they can use AI to measure party loyalty

Chinese researchers say they can use AI to measure party loyalty

Researchers in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui say they have developed a device that can determine loyalty to the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) using facial scans. Source: Chinese researchers develop device they say can test loyalty of ruling party members — Radio Free Asia Says it uses facial recognition and emotion detection AI, combined with EEG and other metrics to determine one’s political party loyalty.

The media hyped chaos that did not happen

The media hyped chaos that did not happen

By midday Monday, fewer than 1,000 flights were delayed in the U.S. Earlier in the weekend, airlines had canceled hundreds of flights while more than 10,000 were delayed. Source: U.S. flight disruptions finally ease as the holiday weekend winds down They spent the past two weeks telling us that airline travel was in total chaos and the 4th of July weekend would be a total meltdown. it was not. They then began lumping “delayed” flights into with the “canceled” numbers…

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