Facebook today is unveiling new ways to protect its users from harassment. The two big changes focus on trying to protect victims while not provoking the harasser. One of the fixes allows users to ignore messages rather than full-on blocking them. This means that targets of harassment don’t have to receive hateful messages in their inbox, but they can still keep tabs on escalating threats by checking this other folder. Oftentimes, says Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of safety, people don’t want to block their harassers for fear of retribution. They also may want to keep tabs on the other person. This tool, says Davis, gives the “ability to see if this person is trying to reach out and what they are saying.” The other new tool tries to crack down on fake accounts made by a blocked harasser. If an account gets blocked, the person may make a new fake account to continue harassing. Facebook now tries to determine if new accounts are from a formerly blocked … [Read more...] about Facebook’s new tools make it harder to be a serial harasser on the platform
Amidst growing demand for domicile certificate and job protection following abrogation of Article 370 provisions, the BJP's Jammu and Kashmir unit on Saturday assured the people that their rights would be protected to permissible maximum limits under the Constitution.It accused opposition parties and groups of making "false and irresponsible" statements to incite public."The government is already working to protect to maximum permissible under the Constitution of India parameters, the right of local population for land ownership, Industries and jobs and there is no need for any person to worry on that account," the BJP's chief spokesperson in Jammu and Kashmir, Sunil Sethi, said in a statement here.Close He said Jammu and Kashmir is in the "safest political hands" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah and people should pay no heed to any "misgivings and misinformation" by vested elements. related news Citizenship Bill against concept of equality: BSP … [Read more...] about Rights of locals will be protected to maximum limits: J-K BJP
Drive through an unfamiliar neighborhood, and you can probably tell at a glance whether it votes Democrat or Republican just based on the numbers of sedans versus trucks parked along the street. advertisement advertisement That sounds like an assumption based purely on stereotypes about wealthy Democrats and rural, truck-owning Republicans. But it’s also backed by research. According to a new paper by out of the Stanford AI lab by researchers who were not affiliated with Google (except for coauthor Li Fei-Fei, who currently works for the company), there is an 88% chance that a neighborhood voted Democratic if its Google Street View images show more sedans than trucks. Similarly, if Street View shows more trucks than sedans, there’s an 82% chance the area voted Republican. published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals a new methodology for measuring demographic data. Typically, the federal government completes country-wide surveys to … [Read more...] about Is Google Street View The Next Big Census Tool?
We went on and on about new smartphones and stunning new buildings this year, but many of the best designs of 2017 were actually hidden in the software all around us. It’s the little things–from the interface on that new Pixel 2 to the algorithm that designed this new concert hall–that are really changing the way we use products. advertisement advertisement In 2017, we saw that play out again and again, across social media and even social justice. It was software that drove the biggest stories this year, and gave us a glimpse at what next year’s technology will bring. With that in mind, we looked back at the best interfaces of the year. Microsoft Fluent Design No company–not Apple, Facebook, or Google–has quite figured out how to integrate the old world of 2D devices with the new world of 3D or mixed reality hardware. Enter Fluid Design by Microsoft. It’s not a finished product, but a thesis: that animations and objects … [Read more...] about The 14 Most Important Interfaces Of 2017
A Hawaii federal judge has issued a new temporary restraining order, blocking the third version of President Trump’s travel ban, Politico reports. “Although national security interests are legitimate objectives of the highest order, they cannot justify the public’s harms when the President has wielded his authority unlawfully,” wrote U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in his Tuesday ruling. The new ban was set to go into effect at midnight. Judge Watson’s restraining order, which was sought by the state of Hawaii, a local Muslim cleric and others, relies heavily on the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to block the previous version of the controversial immigration policy. In its current form, the travel order was to restrict travel by citizens of eight countries, six of which are majority Muslim—Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia, and Yemen. Judge Watson’s ruling didn’t focus on the … [Read more...] about A federal judge blocked Trump’s latest attempt at a travel ban