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eLearning Content Trends

Link to post: https://wp.me/p7fQ2q-2UG A short list of some key trends for elearning content development. I would add (and perhaps this goes without saying by this point in time) that it all needs to work well on mobile devices to … Continue reading

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Method developed to ‘predict people’s personalities’ using phone accelorometers – ZDNet

“There are applications for this technology in social media with friend recommendations, online dating matches, and targeted advertising, but I think the most exciting part is what we can learn about ourselves,” lead study author and RMIT PhD student Nan … Continue reading

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Facebook lost control of our data and is paying a record $5 billion fine – CNET

The settlement also imposes other privacy requirements, including greater oversight over third-party apps and “clear and conspicuous notice” of its use of facial recognition. Facebook must also encrypt user passwords and regularly check for any passwords stored in plain text. … Continue reading

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It’s not that hard to unmask real people in anonymous data, researchers warn – CNET

By using just 15 demographic attributes and a bit of machine learning, researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Louvain said “99.98% of Americans would be correctly re-identified in any dataset.” The researchers said their work shows that … Continue reading

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Google bought my friend’s face for $5 – ZDNet

And then it struck me. “George, did you sign your rights to your face away?” He admitted he had. He admitted more than that: “Truthfully, I didn’t read the full waiver thing.” “So Google bought your face for five bucks … Continue reading

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Instagram expands hiding ‘likes’ to make you happier – AP

Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many “likes” people’s posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others. https://www.wral.com/instagram-expands-hiding-likes-to-make-you-happier/18520560/ Analysis: The intertwining of … Continue reading

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Poland and Lithuania fear that data collected via FaceApp could be misused – Security Affairs

He pointed out that most of the photos collected by the users are deleted from its servers within 48 hours and that is not used for other purposes. https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/88625/breaking-news/faceapp-risks.html Analysis: Who do you trust? Your current facial image = your … Continue reading

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