The glitches took place just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States is “looking at” banning TikTok, whose China-based parent company, ByteDance, is the focus of increasing scrutiny from government regulators and privacy advocates. … [Read more...] about Widespread TikTok glitches mess with people’s likes and reality
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Some of the entrance exam coaching centres in India have already proved that online coaching can be a hit. In fact, many online teachers from Kota, the hub of engineering entrance exam coaching, are stars in their own right – with their unique formulas to crack exams. … [Read more...] about Online teaching is hot skill now, but what does it take to get there?
But for Hilderbrand, the proposal feels more like a wasted opportunity. “I do think the public realm is the place where we can give expression to the kind of society that we want, the kind of people that we want to be,” he says. “I think that’s our job. And I think a directive like this is already too specific, and too pitched, too sided.” … [Read more...] about Trump wants to build a sculpture park for ‘American Heroes.’ Here’s why that’s wrongheaded
Norway is one of many countries that rushed out apps to trace and monitor the coronavirus this spring, only to scramble to address serious complaints that soon arose over extensive user data-mining or poor security practices. Human rights groups and technologists have warned that the design of many apps put hundreds of millions of people at risk for stalking, scams, identity theft or oppressive government tracking — and could undermine trust in public health efforts. The problems have emerged just as some countries are poised to deploy even more intrusive technologies, including asking hundreds of thousands of workers to wear virus-tracking wristbands around the clock. … [Read more...] about Virus-tracing apps are rife with problems. Governments are rushing to fix them
South Korea’s, India’s, and Germany’s experiences suggest a three-question test for gauging the potential of such apps: Does the government have its citizens’ trust, leading citizens to believe that the government is not collecting data or, if it is, will not misuse it? Are citizens willing to “pay” for improved health outcomes by accepting some loss of privacy? Are there events in the nation’s history that help shift the balance in favor of citizens’ willingness to share data? … [Read more...] about Digital contact tracing won’t save Americans from COVID-19