Sandy Hook Parents Decry Facebook's Weak Moderation In Open Letter To Mark Zuckerberg

Forbes Technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during the VivaTech trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. After years of being harassed by'hoaxers,' the parents of a first-grader slain at Sandy Hook are demanding that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg better regulate misleading and hateful content on his platform. In an open letter published this week, the parents of murdered 6-year-old Noah Pozner criticized Facebook and its CEO for not doing enough to prevent the spread of lies on the world's biggest social media platform. Published online by the Guardian, the letter was written by parents Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, whose son was one of 25 victims in a fatal December 2012 shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. "Almost immediately after the massacre of 20 little children, all under the age of seven, and six elementary school teachers and staff, the attacks on us began," Pozner and De La Rosa wrote.


Artificial intelligence could 'evolve faster than the human race'

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A sinister threat is brewing deep inside the technology laboratories of Silicon Valley, according to Professor Stephen Hawking. Artificial Intelligence, disguised as helpful digital assistants and self-driving vehicles, is gaining a foothold, and it could one day spell the end for mankind. The world-renowned professor has warned robots could evolve faster than humans and their goals will be unpredictable. Professor Stephen Hawking (pictured) claimed AI would be difficult to stop if the appropriate safeguards are not in place. During a talk in Cannes, Google's chairman Eric Schmidt said AI will be developed for the benefit of humanity and there will be systems in place in case anything goes awry.


Professor Stephen Hawking warns of rogue robot rebellion evolving faster than humans

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A sinister threat is brewing deep inside the technology laboratories of Silicon Valley, according to Professor Stephen Hawking. Artificial Intelligence, disguised as helpful digital assistants and self-driving vehicles, is gaining a foothold, and it could one day spell the end for mankind. The world-renowned professor has warned robots could evolve faster than humans and their goals will be unpredictable. Professor Stephen Hawking (pictured) claimed AI would be difficult to stop if the appropriate safeguards are not in place. During a talk in Cannes, Google's chairman Eric Schmidt said AI will be developed for the benefit of humanity and there will be systems in place in case anything goes awry.


Blockchain and Cyber Security Udemy

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The high level of dependency on the internet and technology today has resulted in new revenue streams and business models for organizations, but with this arises new gaps and opportunities for hackers to exploit. Cybercriminals have become increasingly complex and are attempting to steal valuable data like financial data, health records, personal identifiable information (PII) and intellectual property, and are resorting to highly profitable strategies like disrupting the overall operations of a business via DDoS attacks, or monetizing data access via the utilization of advanced ransomware techniques. So, will blockchain technology be a cybersecurity help?


Facebook to live-stream 17 high school football games

Los Angeles Times

Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here. Facebook is joining the growing lists of media companies getting into the business of live-streaming high school sports. Facebook and ASBN, a Denver-based sports media group, announced a partnership to live-stream 17 high school football games to fans on Facebook's Watch platform. The first game will be Friday night's matchup of Concord De La Salle and Oakland Bishop O'Dowd.