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Thai Activists Fight for Web Freedom; Google to Train Millions in Africa

Posted July 27th, 2017 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Thai Activists Work to Keep Open Web Amid Online Freedom Restrictions Thailand’s military junta has been steadily pursuing people who allegedly have defamed the country’s king on Facebook and other online services. Writer Janjira Sombatpoonsiri notes that hundreds of websites were blocked in May as internet restrictions increased. But pro-democracy activists are […]

Social Media’s Live Streaming Woes; Microsoft Kills Mobile Passwords

Posted April 19th, 2017 at 11:56 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s tech Sightings: Saving Social Media as Live Streaming Murder Becomes New Normal It took Facebook three hours to take down one video. Before it did, the video showing the murder of a 74-year-old man in Cleveland was copied, circulated, and watched at least 1.6 million times. CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the issue on the […]

More IoT-based Cyberattacks Coming; AR, VR Help With Low Vision

Posted October 25th, 2016 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Friday’s IoT-based DDoS Attack Has Security Experts Worried Many experts believe cyberattacks that exploit Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices are just getting started. The massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that took down major websites last Friday reportedly exploited Internet-enabled webcams and digital recorders. Experts have been warning for some […]