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Audioburst lets you search through radio and podcasts

August 9, 2017

Try an Audioburst search Think of it as the Google of audio, a search engine that’s able to find, and let you hear audio from podcasts and radio shows. In June, the company announced a $6.7 million round of funding led by Japanese speech recognition tech company Advanced Media along with other investors. It’s able to index audio programs and make them searchable through a variety of [...]

Google CEO about employee fired for ‘advancing harmful gender stereotypes’

August 8, 2017

Here is the full text of the memo in question by fired Google engineer James Damore. And here is Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s open letter to Google employees; “First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it. However, portions of [...]

The Well-Meaning ‘Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act’ Could Be A Trojan Horse

August 7, 2017

It’s hard for me to argue about a proposed law called Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act. After all, I’m co-founder and CEO of ConnectSafely.org, an internet safety group, and have been active in child protection organizations for decades. But this proposed law, which has the support of several prominent Republican and Democratic senators, may have some unintended consequences both [...]

Keeping your kids safer(r) on Kik

August 4, 2017

Click to read Parents guide Thomas Fox-Brewster’s recent Forbes post about child exploitation on Kik raises issues that can’t be ignored. As Fox-Brewster documents, there have been reports of far too much illegal child abuse material on the service as well as cases of young people being targeted for grooming. Coincidentally, this report came the same week that my non-profit internet [...]

How to be sure you’re using reputable filters when looking at the eclipse of the sun

August 3, 2017

America will experience an eclipse of the sun on August 21st but before you look up, look up to the sky, look on the Internet for a list of reputable vendors. As Forbes.com pointed out: Fortunately, there are special eclipse glasses you can get that allow you to watch the eclipse without harming your eyes. Unfortunately, some eclipse glasses aren’t safe to use, so you shouldn’t use [...]

White House officials and Eric Trump respond to fake emails

August 1, 2017

CNN and CNET are reporting how Eric Trump, fired White House Communications DirectorAnthony Scaramucci and Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert wound up responding to fake emails from a British prankster that appeared to be coming from fellow White House staffers. CNN story CNET story [...]

Dystopian Fear Of Facebook’s AI Experiment Is Highly Exaggerated

August 1, 2017

The media is full of reports about Facebook’s recent artificial intelligence experiments that resulted in machines creating their own language that humans couldn’t understand. It’s been further reported that Facebook pulled the experiment out of fear that they had created something they couldn’t control. While the story is not completely fake news, it has been distorted [...]
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