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Jury Out on Online Suicide-prevention Tools; ‘TorrentLocker’ Is Back

Posted March 2nd, 2017 at 12:31 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Big Questions Surround Facebook’s Suicide-Prevention Tools Facebook has been ramping up its suicide-prevention tools to include ways to encourage users to report people whose Facebook streams contain signs of self-injury. The person with the perceived suicidal tendencies then sees a message that provides resources for help. Writer Rachel Metz says experts see […]

Autism Groups Look to Tech for Help; China Unveils Zapping Robocop

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 11:16 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Autism Advocates Look to Tech but Cash Is Tight Technology could hold the key to help individuals with the autism spectrum disorder, but autism advocates lack the funds to pursue this avenue. Parents and advocates hope apps, robots and wearable devices can open up the world to autistic children and help them […]

Connectivity vs. Privacy; Huawei Thinks Big; US-EU Digital Gap

Posted March 3rd, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings   The Disturbing Consequences of Ultra-Connectivity The meaning of connectivity is taking on a whole new meaning as it extends to everyday gadgets, cars, implants and much more. And that opens up new possibilities for abuse of privacy and security. Mobile World Congress: Huawei Wants to Take on Apple In an interview […]

Tech Sightings, September 23, 2014

Posted September 23rd, 2014 at 2:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Rises to Top of China Rich List Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma has become China’s richest man with an estimated fortune of $25 billion. According to Hurun Reports of China’s super-rich for this year, Ma has relegated to second place Wanda property group chief Wang Jianlin, whose fortune is estimated at $24.2 billion. […]

Tech Sightings, July 8, 2014

Posted July 8th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Jack Ma’s Journey to Build Alibaba Was Full of Crazy Alibaba founder Jack Ma, an English teacher, went on to start an e-commerce business that is able to take on global multi-billion-dollar companies.This is the subject of a new movie titled “Crocodile in the Yangtze” that offers a comprehensive look at the journey that lead […]