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Google’s newest app Blog Compass helps bloggers in India ma…

Google’s newest app Blog Compass helps bloggers in India ma…

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Google has been heavily focused on serving the needs of Indian web users with the recent launch of apps like Tez for payments, Areo for food ordering, Neighbourly for communities, data-friendly versions of apps like Search and YouTube, and others. Now, the company is launching an app to serve the need of Indian bloggers with an app called “Blog Compass.” The new app, now in beta, quietly popped up in the Google Play Store this week with a note that’s it’s “only available in India.” According to its Play Store description, Blog Compass helps bloggers manage their sites and find topics to write about based on Google’s trending topics. These suggestions will also be based on the bloggers’ interests and posting history, it says. The app also helps bloggers manage
Facebook and Twitter Have a Message for Lawmakers: We’re Tr…

Facebook and Twitter Have a Message for Lawmakers: We’re Tr…

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Ms. Sandberg is a veteran of Washington politics. She was the chief of staff to the former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers during the Clinton administration, and now oversees policy for Facebook, among other things.Mr. Dorsey, known for his taciturn style, has been on a media blitz in recent weeks as Twitter has tried to shore up its reputation. He is not well known in Washington and will have to defend Twitter from accusations of political bias in a manner that doesn’t further rile lawmakers.Both executives have been preparing for the hearings for several weeks. They each have been coached by company lawyers and Facebook and Twitter’s Washington policy staffs on what questions specific lawmakers may ask and which ones may use the hearings to level new accusations or threats of regu
European publishers accuse Google and Facebook of ‘plunderi…

European publishers accuse Google and Facebook of ‘plunderi…

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Many of Europe’s biggest news publishers have stepped up lobbying for a proposed European copyright law that would force companies such as Google and Facebook to more aggressively police copyright online and potentially pay them for links and snippets of content. The first version of the proposed copyright rules, an attempt to harmonize disparate laws across Europe, was initially defeated in an EU parliamentary vote in July. However, they will come up for another vote this month. At the center of the debate are two controversial provisions: Article 13 would require platforms like Google/YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and others to monitor potential copyright infringement much more aggressively or face liability. These sites would thus be compelled to scan cont
Google Is Rigged. Just Not the Way Trump Thinks It Is. – Sk…

Google Is Rigged. Just Not the Way Trump Thinks It Is. – Sk…

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President Trump caused a stir last week when he tweeted that Google’s search results are “rigged” against him and others, and that Google failed to promote his first address to Congress. He further charged that the power of Google, Facebook, and Twitter represent a “very antitrust situation.”Beyond the poor grammar, Trump’s allegations were shot down in many quarters, including by Google, although there are calls by Republicans for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate the search engine for alleged political bias.In a Google search Friday of “Trump news” — the query he cited before unleashing his Twitter rant — the only search results visible on the first page on desktop were from ABC News, the Washington Post and The Hill, along with three Trump tweets. On the second page w
Google releases free AI tool to help companies identify chi…

Google releases free AI tool to help companies identify chi…

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Stamping out the spread of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is a priority for big internet companies. But it’s also a difficult and harrowing job for those on the frontline — human moderators who have to identify and remove abusive content. That’s why Google is today releasing free AI software designed to help these individuals. Most tech solutions in this domain work by checking images and videos against a catalog of previously identified abusive material. (See, for example: PhotoDNA, a tool developed by Microsoft and deployed by companies like Facebook and Twitter.) This sort of software, known as a “crawler,” is an effective way to stop people sharing known previously-identified CSAM. But it can’t catch material that hasn’t already been marked as illegal. For that, human modera
Professional Development Plan for the New School Year Prese…

Professional Development Plan for the New School Year Prese…

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision as well as Scott Hough, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services presented the 2018-2019 Professional Development Plan at the Thursday, Aug. 30 Board of Education meeting. Richter explained that the plan is updated every year. The district monitors what had occurred during the previous year through surveys and feedback from staff, especially teachers and administrators. We try to align our professional development plan with the district’s goals and initiatives, he said. The principals put together individual school plans, and the district integrates those plans into a districtwide program, he explained. Richer outlined nine professional development goals for the 2018-2019 school year. The f