• Facebook Will Use Facial Recognition Tech To Help Stop Identity Theft1

    LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST: Eric Lieberman Facebook announced Tuesday that it will be “managing your identity” with facial recognition technology. The tools, which are optional for users, will help the social media giant identify and remove photos that people are not formally tagged in and in which the subject would rather not have the

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  • Streaming Services in 20184

    Video streaming services first started as add-ons to DVDs and digital downloads. With time, the world witnessed advanced internet connections, robust streaming devices, and the rise of mobile videos. Alongside these, there was also the growth of dedicated streaming services with their own content besides the regular TV shows and movies. As noticed by the

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  • Twitter Exec Says It’s ‘No Longer Possible To Stand Up For All Speech’

    Twitter Exec Says It’s ‘No Longer Possible To Stand Up For All Speech’0

    LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST: ERIC LIEBERMAN Tech and Law Reporter A Twitter executive said Tuesday that it is “no longer possible to stand up for all speech,” just five years after a different executive described the company as the “free speech wing of the free speech party.” Speaking before British politicians, Sinead McSweeney, Twitter’s

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  • Held Hostage By Hackers, North Carolina County Refuses To Pay Ransom

    Held Hostage By Hackers, North Carolina County Refuses To Pay Ransom0

    LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST: Anders Hagstrom A North Carolina county fended off a second wave of “ransomware” attacks Thursday after the county government refused to pay the hackers $23,000 to regain nearly 50 computers. Mecklenburg County was hit with an initial phishing attack Tuesday, infecting 48 of the county’s roughly 500 computers. County Manager

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  • Digital Marketing Surpasses Traditional Outlets0

      By Dries Van Thielen Youtubers and digital media advertisers have been forecasting the catching-up of digital marketing over traditional marketing for years. Earlier this year, YouTuber Matpat proved that it is more efficient for a company to spend its advertising budget on YouTube-ads rather than Superbowl commercials. However, his findings might be somewhat subjective.

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  • Facebook Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Reduce Livestreams Of Suicide

    Facebook Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Reduce Livestreams Of Suicide0

    LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST: Eric Lieberman Facebook announced Monday that it is using artificial intelligence (AI) to reduce the amount of suicides broadcasted live on the platform. By using automatic “pattern recognition” through advanced technology, the social media company can better detect posts or live videos where a person is expressing thoughts of suicide,

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