Facebook Messenger Kids probably won’t ruin your children

It is a information about an app that kids can used it about the age between 6 to 12. But most of them doesn’t really understand and drug it and stick it into the internet. When the writer founds out that there are some of the people trying to sell cigarattes and drugs to the kids. That totally distort their life not even in psychological, it also physical. So therefore, let the kids use the app too early is not a good thing when it has the face chat and tags.

https://www.popsci.com/facebook-messenger-kids-safety

 

The Risks of Investing in Digital Currency

Bitcoin has been in the news a lot recently. Today, you can buy a bitcoin for just 16,000 USD. Tomorrow, however, there is no telling how much they could be worth. The price fluctuation of the bitcoin makes it a risky investment.

With risk comes great reward though. According to Coindesk, there was a point in 2011 that you could have bought a bitcoin for 3 dollars. Just last year you could have bought one for 800 dollars. If I spent nine dollars on bitcoin at that time in 2011, I would have almost $50k worth of bitcoin right now. With such a high reward, many people are more than willing to take the risk and invest in bitcoin.

The CEO of Coinbase urges people to invest wisely when it comes to bitcoin. The huge-and very random- fluctuation of the market value means that at any moment an investor can lose all of his or her money.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/09/investing/bitcoin-coinbase-warning/index.html

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

The German founds out that lots of Chinese used fake account on Linkedln in order to steal the information from German officials. It means that lots of hackers use this ways in order to steal others informations. In my point of view, I think we need to figure out a way in order to guarantee ourselves. Not only on the social medias, also our personal informations. Because it will damage our lives as the technology grows, more and more informations will get explore on the internet.

 

Sources: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42304297

Net Neutrality

Lately net neutrality has been a country wide debate. From re-tweeting posts attempting to raise awareness to men in suits giving spiels on your local news channel of how abolishing net-neutrality is good for us. Due to the free reign broadband providers will have it will come to no surprise when the cost to be apart of the “online community” is soon at an all time high. The negative effects wouldn’t stop there. On a small scale, it could impact the number of places that allow free wifi. On a larger scale, due to the inevitable price surges less people will have access to the internet. Which in turn means less people will be aware of what’s going on in the world. Ignorance is not to be tolerated especially in this day of age. In a poll ran in class during a clicker question, Dr.Pursel noticed majority of the class viewed the news on social media. According to an article posted by the Pew Research Center, the Journalism and Media sector, “The portion of Americans who get their news on a mobile device has gone up from 54% in 2013 to 72% today.” Well obviously as the internet and the way we interact with it advances so will the number of its consumers, but with the amount of people that rely on the internet to provide them with sound news increasing as it has over the years, is this truly the best time? When twitter has become a platform to voice the voiceless, is this the time to give internet providers the ability to potentially impact this?

 

 

 

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/fcc-net-neutrality-repeal-will-lead-to-higher-prices-fewer-choices-2017-12

1. Pathways to news

A Solution to Notorious LA Traffic?

It’s an image we are all familiar with- a four lane highway completely jammed with cars struggling through rush hour in LA. Los Angeles, a city known to have poor public transportation systems seems to be in luck. Elon Musk, the wealthy and ambitious founder of Tesla and The Boring Company has been considering the idea of a unique system of underground tunnels to solve the traffic problem plaguing LA for quite some time. The first steps are being taken finally to make his dream a reality.

The tunnels will run from one point directly to your destination, rather than taking stops along the way like a subway. Apparently the “carts” will travel upwards of 100 miles per hour, which will shorten commutes drastically.

There are many critics who think that his idea will not work. This is mostly because of the tremendous cost of excavating such a huge area. However, Musk has made it his goal to develop a cheaper and more efficient method of tunneling. The company has already been cleared by the government to tunnel along a 10 mile stretch according to CNN’s Matt Mcfarland. It should be interesting to watch how this process goes and to see if a 60 mile tunnel system under LA is actually viable with Musk’s mining technology.

If these tunnels were to be built, it would totally change LA commuting and the city in general would be more productive. Many experts have stated that The Boring Company really has its work cut out for it-some even calling the task Herculean. Only time will tell at this point if the solution that Musk proposes will work.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/06/technology/elon-musk-underground-loop/index.html

Signature Solution?

Mastercard and Discover customers will not have to sign their John Hancock when making purchases beginning in 2018. The companies believe technology has advanced to where customers will remain safe enough to use even without the implementation of a signature at checkout. Among these security techniques are dual-authentication, biometrics, and the chip that is present on all newly issued cards. In addition to these measures being taken, some argue this decision should have occurred awhile ago either because of negligence by cashiers not comparing signatures as they are supposed to do and/or how prevalent online shopping has become and that it does not require a signature. The elimination of this process will speed up the check out process and make customers more happy in doing so.

Gartenberg, C. (2017, December 07). Discover is the latest major credit card company to do away with signatures. Retrieved December 10, 2017, from https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/7/16747876/discover-credit-card-no-signature-april-2018

No more signing on the dotted line. (2017, October 19). Retrieved December 10, 2017, from https://newsroom.mastercard.com/2017/10/19/no-more-signing-on-the-dotted-line/

IOT is Changing the Future

Everyone discusses the Internet of Things, the IOT… however, how is the IOT really going to change our lives?

The Internet of Things is making another world, a quantifiable world, where individuals and organizations can deal with their assets in better ways, and can improve all the more opportune and educated choices about what they need or need to do. This new connected world conveys with it key changes to society and to customers. By detecting our encompassing condition, the IOT will make numerous viable upgrades in our reality, expanding our accommodation, wellbeing and security, while in the meantime enhancing vitality, effectiveness and solace. The IOT will be a new source of wealth creation.

IOT gadgets can be grouped in three classifications wearables, smart home devices, and M2M gadgets. The initial two classifications are the most critical for customers. ‘Wearables’ are the gadgets that individuals carry with them, which for the most part connect by means of Bluetooth to a mobile phone, and from that point to the Internet. This classification incorporates gadgets, for example, smart watches, fitness bands and other devices to help individuals to live more ‘carefully’ – expanding the wearer’s familiarity with how well they rest, the amount they move around, observing their imperative signs, and so on.

Smart home devices are likewise part of the IoT and for the most part associate with the Internet by means of ZigBee low power remote correspondence and the home router. These incorporate every single residential gadget, from lights and light changes to movement sensors, indoor regulators, entryway bolts and computerized window ornaments. By means of its WiFi association with the switch, the PDA likewise turns into an online dashboard and control gadget for Smart Home applications.

The third class, M2M (Machine to Machine) devices, includes those that are specifically associated with the phone arrange, for example, autos that can report their area (if there should arise an occurrence of a mishap or burglary), or vending machines that can call in when their stocks are running low.

The key part of the IoT – whether wearables or smart devices – isn’t the sensor, but the application. Associating the sensors is troublesome, however separating data from information is the essence. Valuable data extricated from the information can mentor individuals by reaffirming when things go wrong or by cautioning or making a move if something turns out badly; and information examined can be utilized to think about circumstances, to mentor and to help make upgrades. This is gradually beginning to dawn on makers and specialist co-ops alike. Individuals are keen on the IoT and in the event that it encourages them to enhance parts of their lives. Upgrades are not accomplished by sensors alone: a totally different way of thinking is required, and it will take some time for the new worldview to be completely grasped.

Anheuser-Busch Purchases 40 Tesla Trucks

CNN announced last week that there has been a purchase of 40 Tesla trucks by the beverage giant, Anheuser-Busch. This marks a radical difference in the way that transportation in the United States might be viewed in the coming years. If there are findings that there are better efficiencies and practices with these new vehicles, there might be a tremendous change in the single largest distribution industry in the United States. Since this is a market leader making this move there might be a following afterwards if there are key indications of success in this venture. Imagine the hundreds of thousand big rigs on the road today and the pollution that these different vehicles add to our environment. As mentioned before, this is by far the most channel of distribution used in the United States for freighting materials around, so this could save us in environmental costs while also producing benefit for the companies that use these new vehicles. All of this could lead to yet another case of disruptive innovation (or disintermediation) in what is known as a pretty standardized industry. This could change the way rest stops and stations function because of the nature of how these vehicles operate. Who knows what steps could happen afterwards if this becomes a standard. Would this allow for a more accessible commercial view for electric vehicles? Could this perhaps allow us to move forward with the idea of mainstream sustainability in parts of industry that are notorious for pollution? This is all speculation for sure, but the capabilities for this change in industry could lead to benefits for both companies and individuals alike. These cell designs could power our homes, schools, and even major office buildings. It takes steps to adopt technologies like this, but this is definitely a step in the right direction.

 

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/07/technology/anheuser-busch-tesla/index.html

Spotify and Using to Data to Provide Consumer Insights

I have been a user of Spotify Premium, the paid version of the streaming service Spotify, for more than three years now. Over the years, Spotify has always impressed me about what they have to offer their users based on the data they give Spotify. Last week, Spotify released their “2017wrapped” service. When you click on the website 2017wrapped.com and sign in to your Spotify account, you are provided with a slew of insights about your usage of the service over the past year. After presenting you with all of your note worthy data, such as how many songs you skipped, number of unique songs and artists you listened to, and much more, they present you an image of insights that you can share and compare with friends. My insights are attached below. After that, you can go in app to find two playlist generated by Spotify: “Your Top 2017”, your top 100 songs of the year, and “The Ones That Got Away”, songs similar to those you listen to from 2017 that you haven’t heard. This isn’t the first time Spotify has done these special insights. As the cited Forbes’ article notes, Discover Weekly, a weekly playlist of thirty new songs built based on your listening history, has been around for a few years now and has become extremely popular. Spotify has proven that insights based on data can be very entertaining and gratifying for users, and at least for me, has boosted my loyalty to their service. What could other companies learn from Spotify about using all their data? Or what can other companies do to present their data in a way that is meaningful to consumers?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2017/10/30/the-amazing-ways-spotify-uses-big-data-ai-and-machine-learning-to-drive-business-success/#26b26b04bd2f

Facebook’s Year in Review isn’t as fun as they think it is

Whether it’s for the Year in Review or the Friend Anniversary videos, Facebook loves to use its algorithms to show us what we’ve been up to on Facebook. Unfortunately for them and for us, often times our activities really aren’t as exciting as they think. This can make these videos awkward and weird, like a friendship anniversary video showing us that we liked our friend’s posts a whopping 10 times over the last three years, or it can make it downright upsetting by reminding us of a time we were so distraught we posted about it. This isn’t the case for all videos, but a significant amount of them seem to be pretty underwhelming in my and my friends’ opinions.

While this clearly isn’t as big a deal as a breakthrough in technology, it does seem a little odd that Facebook hasn’t noticed this phenomenon yet. It seems as though they don’t have much interest in improving whatever program collects the information for these videos. Although the technology for sentiment analysis is relatively basic at this point in time, this seems like a great opportunity for Facebook to further develop it in order to create more positive videos and fewer awkward or uncomfortable ones.

Source:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/7/16745656/facebook-year-in-review-ai-2017-terrible