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YouTube looks to clean up kids programming, boots over 500 children channels
FBI arrested a man who they said made threats against the cops in YouTube postings. YouTube said it had changed policies to remove ads from inappropriate videos that target families and block inappropriate comments on videos featuring minors. YouTube rewards creators of videos that get lots of views with financial incentives, by splitting the ad revenues 55-45% with them. In an earlier statement this week, YouTube said it takes child safety seriously and have clear policies against child endangerment.
Driverless buses in Singapore 'by 2022'
Singapore plans to introduce driverless buses on its public roads by 2022. The government says they will be piloted in three new neighbourhoods which will have less-crowded roads designed to accommodate the buses. The buses will be used to help residents travel in their communities, and to nearby train and bus stations. Densely-populated Singapore hopes driverless technology will help the country manage its land constraints and manpower shortages. At least 10 companies are currently testing driverless car technology in Singapore, Mr Khaw added.
iPhone supplier stops illegal overtime
Foxconn, a main supplier for Apple's iPhone, says it has stopped interns from working illegal overtime at its factory in China. It comes after a Financial Times report found at least six students worked 11-hour days at its iPhone X plant in Henan province. Apple said the secondary school students worked voluntarily but they should not have been allowed to work overtime.
How Robots May Make Radiologists' Jobs Easier, Not Redundant
Earlier this month a team of computer scientists at Stanford University announced that their artificial intelligence program had diagnosed pneumonia on chest X-rays more accurately than human radiologists. One of the scientists, Andrew Ng, tweeted. In fact, they ought to be relieved:.
Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages
Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the US presidential election last year. Yet the disclosure falls short of notifying more than 100 million other users who came across the pages' ads and posts, and may have liked, shared or commented on them.
Broadband ads to ditch 'misleading' speeds
Broadband firms will no longer be able to advertise their fast net services based on the speeds just a few customers get, from May next year. It follows research that suggested broadband advertising can be misleading for consumers. Our new standards will give consumers a better understanding of the broadband speeds offered by different providers when deciding to switch providers. I'm delighted to see that Cap is finally changing the way broadband speeds are advertised.
Rollback of Net Neutrality Has Small Businesses Worried
For small businesses, a rollback could fundamentally change how, and whether, they do business. Things are already difficult enough as it is for a small businesses, Mr Callicott said. More than a quarter of small firms said they planned to expand their e-commerce platforms in 2017, according to the National Small Business Association. Weakening or undoing net neutrality protections would be disastrous for American businesses, according to the letter.
How to find and discover new podcasts
LOS ANGELES - There are hundreds of thousands of podcasts to listen to, and finding them has gotten easier than ever, thanks to apps, the connected speaker and smart TVs and streaming boxes. Apple Podcasts app logo If you have an iPhone, you'll want to start with the re-designed Podcast app, which has bolder visuals, but works the same way as always.
These whales use boulders for a good back scratch
In the summer of 2014, a team of researchers spotted a handful of odd-looking bowhead whales in a bay off the northeastern coast of Canada. Apparently, they were in the bay for a good scratching, according to a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE. Many spent their time alternating between resting or rubbing their chins, heads, backs, and sides against the boulders in the bay.
If Portugal is a net neutrality nightmare, we're already living in it
In Portugal, with no net neutrality, internet providers are starting to split the net into packages, he wrote. It's also seriously misleading - in a way that misses a more important and subtle point about net neutrality. Portugal doesn't have net neutrality, so it ended up with a dystopian cable-style internet is also a bad argument for other reasons. For one thing, Portugal is part of the EU, which published widely praised net neutrality rules last year.
With Net Neutrality On The Chopping Block, Communities Are Taking Matters Into their Own Hands-And Scaring The Hell Out Of Comcast
We should be loud and clear in the coming weeks like we've been before: net neutrality is crucial to helping everyone, regardless of where they live or how much money they make, get online. Last week, 19 towns across Colorado voted to allow the exploration of creating a local, public alternative to expensive private providers. That means residents could have a say in whether a new public network maintains the principle of net neutrality, whatever the FCC decides in the future.
DJI's latest pair of drone goggles are designed for racing
Drone maker DJI has released a new version of its DJI Goggles for drone racers. They're called the DJI Goggles RE, short for racing edition. While the original goggles are white, these come in matte black with red leather on the headband. These new goggles are also compatible with non-DJI branded drones and third-party flight controllers like the F3 and Naze. There does happen to be a bundle with the OcuSync Air System and DJI Goggles Backpack that goes for $859.
Apple's Thanksgiving ad encourages you to do wild gymnastics with your AirPods in
Apple's Thanksgiving ad this year teaches us that if we all wear AirPods, we can transport ourselves into a Stranger Things-esque world - minus the monsters and the grime - filled with ballet and sexy lighting. The music video ad is a weird, almost literal interpretation of Sam Smith's Palace, except instead of the woman's head being filled with ruins, it's filled with romantic spotlights and plenty of wild gymnastics.
The best streaming shows to binge-watch this Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is upon us, and for a lot of people, that means that we have an extended break from work to enjoy family and friends. From the start of the season, Castle is a recluse, carrying massive emotional baggage from his time in Afghanistan. Best seen with: Ask your friends and family if they liked Seven, Zodiac, True Detective, or The Silence of the Lambs.
YouTube says it will block predatory comment sections on videos of minors
After a Verge story detailed glaring examples of predatory comments on videos of children, YouTube announced today that it will turn off comments entirely on videos where it detects predatory behavior. At the time, YouTube removed several of the videos provided by The Verge, some of which had hundreds of thousands or more views. The company said it was using technology to flag problematic videos more quickly, and would remove ads from inappropriate videos targeting families.
'Crazy Jigsaw Puzzles' Improve Our Views of Coral Reefs
A century ago, if you wanted to document ocean life, you'd throw on a 60-pound glass helmet, dive in and sketch whatever passed by with a lead pencil on a zinc tablet. Over the last few years, technology has catapulted oceanography into a new era of discovery. It's like doing one of the most crazy jigsaw puzzles you can ever imagine, said Stuart Sandin, a coral reef ecologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.

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