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Consumers want internet to ‘forget’ best data used in ad ta…

Consumers want internet to ‘forget’ best data used in ad ta…

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Many of the best data categories for online ad targeting are among those consumers most want to remain private, according to research from Mindshare covering Australia, India, the UK and the US. The WPP media agency’s monthly survey asked: "What information about a person do you feel they have the right to not be available on the internet and remove from search engines?" The top five most popular data points to remove from the internet were phone number (59%), income (57%), current address (57%), properties owned (54%) and children (47%). Income is one of the major targeting mechanics used in online advertising. While the strongest desire for control of this information came from the 55-64 and 65-plus age groups, almost half (49%) of 18- 24-year-olds felt the same, with
AWS And IBM Want To Move Internet Traffic Off The Ocean Flo…

AWS And IBM Want To Move Internet Traffic Off The Ocean Flo…

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM Cloud recently announced plans to deploy satellite-based cloud connectivity. At face value, this seems extravagant. It may be hard to see the value of launching and maintaining a satellite constellation, given the ground station costs and bandwidth constraints of the past. But technology has evolved. The costs for building and launching satellites are improving dramatically. The real improvements are just being deployed: mobile-influenced ground-to-satellite communications will significantly lower the cost of building ground stations and improve satellite communications bandwidth and reliability. Watery Distances are the Challenge Undersea cables connect our global internet. Deploying and maintaining them is expensive. To-date, undersea cables have be...
Internet conspiracies link wildfires to takeover schemes – …

Internet conspiracies link wildfires to takeover schemes – …

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As investigators conduct a painstaking probe for the causes of California’s devastating wildfires, conspiracists have spawned their own theory: ignition by a secret cabal of nefarious “internationalists,” including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sergey Brin, who seek to run the world. “There are hidden powers behind these calculated strikes in California,” warns one YouTube video, titled “An Open Letter To the People of California.” In Facebook forums, YouTube videos and Reddit threads amassing tens of thousands of views, believers swap manipulated images of “light pillars” from the sky — proof, they say, that rural homes were targeted to burn, forcing residents into cities, where they can be more easily controlled by shadowy forces scheming at oppression. People have long reac
NY State bill would review social media, internet history a…

NY State bill would review social media, internet history a…

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The New York State legislature is considering a bill to include social media and internet search history in background checks for firearm purchases. (WHAM photo)NEW YORK (WHAM) — People applying for a pistol permit or renewing a license could have their social media accounts and internet history reviewed. It's part of a newly proposed bill in the New York State Senate.State Senator Kevin Parker of the 21st District introduced Senate Bill 9191 in attempts to keep firearms out the hands of people who may be violent.The measure requires, "social media and search engine reviews prior to the approval of an application or renewal of a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver; requires a person applying for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver or a renewal of such licen
State bill would review social media, internet as part of b…

State bill would review social media, internet as part of b…

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New York, New York - People applying for a pistol permit or renewing a license could have their social media accounts and internet history reviewed. It's part of a newly proposed bill in the New York State Senate.State Senator Kevin Parker of the 21st District introduced Senate Bill 9191 in attempts to keep firearms out the hands of people who may be violent. The measure requires, "social media and search engine reviews prior to the approval of an application or renewal of a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver; requires a person applying for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver or a renewal of such license to consent to having his or her social media accounts and search engine history reviewed and investigated for certain posts and/or searches over a period of...
Film Review: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Film Review: Ralph Breaks the Internet

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“Ralph Breaks the Internet” ventures into a buzzing and unpredictable technological world beyond the accustomed scene of classic arcade games. Six years after the release of “Wreck-It Ralph,” we are graced with a sequel that once again features the good-bad guy who demolishes buildings with his fists, and his spunky, candy-coated friend who glitches during car races. It’s out with the old and in with the new, as “Ralph Breaks the Internet” explores a realm away from retro-arcade games and connects to the inner workings of the World Wide Web. After the steering wheel of the Sugar Rush game console breaks, Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) is left discouraged and homeless with her game permanently out of commission. But when she and Wreck-It Ralph (John Reilly) discover that a s