Media literacy training for Southeast Asian communities

Forty million people in Southeast Asia started using the internet for the first time in 2020. Yet the level of media literacy in the region remains relatively low. Often, people in Southeast Asia lack the skills to interpret the information they encounter online — and efforts to change this have historically been fragmented and under-resourced.As we mark 10 years since UNESCO’s first Global Media and Information Literacy Week, we want to ensure more Southeast Asians — especially first-time users...
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Immunocompromised May Need a Fourth COVID-19 Shot, CDC Says

According to updated CDC guidelines, people with compromised immune systems may get a fourth mRNA COVID-19 shot. CNN reports: The CDC authorized a third dose for certain immunocompromised people 18 and older in August. It said a third dose, rather than a booster -- the CDC makes a distinction between the two -- was necessary because the immunocompromised may not have had a complete immune response from the first two doses. A study from Johns Hopkins University this summer showed that vaccinated ...
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10 eLearning WordPress Themes

Learning sites have been widely popular due to the need for people to upskill. A lot of learning sites have popped up catering to different learning needs. For those who want to put up an educational site, you would need to have a blog that allows you to have multiple add-ins that would be helpful for your readers. Here are a couple of WordPress themes you could use in your elearning site.  1. Education Pack The Education Pack may be the right WordPress theme for you if you want ...
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Facebook tells staff to preserve documents amid heated inquiries

Several agencies are investigating the company’s workings post former employee Frances Haugen’s extensive document leakOn Tuesday, Facebook told its employees to preserve internal documents and communications for legal reasons, as governments and regulators have opened inquiries into its operations amid an onslaught of revelations from whistleblower documents.A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Reuters that the company sent a legal hold notice to all personnel for documents. “Document preservat...
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Stay safe online ahead of shopping season

Do you hear that? Click, tap, kaching! The frenzy of the year-end shopping season is upon us. In Asia, that means big shopping occasions like 10/10, 11/11 and 12/12. It also — unfortunately — means an increase in risks that users face, as more people head online and the range of threats from cybercrime increases.According to data from the United Nations, cybercrime has already risen 600% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But how and why are people still at risk? Where are people most vul...
Tags: Google, Asia, Asia Pacific, United Nations, Yougov, Google in Asia, Safety & Security, Gummy Kim, Asia Pacific Here

A Cyberattack Paralyzed Every Gas Station In Iran

Iran's president said Wednesday that a cyberattack which paralyzed every gas station in the Islamic Republic was designed to get "people angry by creating disorder and disruption," as long lines still snaked around the pumps a day after the incident began. NPR reports: Ebrahim Raisi's remarks stopped short of assigning blame for the attack, which rendered useless the government-issued electronic cards that many Iranians use to buy subsidized fuel at the pump. However, his remarks suggested that ...
Tags: Tech, Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Associated Press, Npr, Tehran, Isna, Islamic Republic, Khamenei, IRNA, Ebrahim Raisi, Raisi

Anonymity No More? Age Checks Come To the Web

In response to mounting pressure from activists, parents and regulators who believe tech companies haven't done enough to protect children online, businesses and governments around the globe are placing major parts of the internet behind stricter digital age checks. The New York Times reports: People in Japan must provide a document proving their age to use the dating app Tinder. The popular game Roblox requires players to upload a form of government identification -- and a selfie to prove the I...
Tags: Japan, France, China, Germany, Tech, Aol, New York Times, University Of California Berkeley, Hany Farid, Farid

How to Use App Privacy Report in the iOS 15.2 Beta

Apple in the iOS 15.2 beta introduced App Privacy Report, a feature that was first shown off at WWDC. App Privacy Report is designed to provide users with information on how often apps are accessing sensitive info provided to them through privacy permissions, such as location, contacts, camera, microphone, and photos. Apple also displays network activity, letting you know which domains apps are contacting in the background. How to Turn on App Privacy Report App Privacy Report can be enabl...
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PSA: New HomePod Mini Colors Launching in 'Late November' in Europe

At its "Unleashed" event last week, Apple announced that the HomePod mini will be available in three new colors starting in November, including yellow, orange, and blue. The new colors will be sold alongside the existing space gray and white options. Apple has yet to provide a specific release date for the new colors, but in Europe and India, the timeframe is slightly narrowed down. Specifically, Apple's online store says the HomePod mini will be available in yellow, orange, and blue in "late...
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New HomePod Mini Colors Launching in 'Late November' in Europe

At its "Unleashed" event last week, Apple announced that the HomePod mini will be available in three new colors starting in November, including yellow, orange, and blue. The new colors will be sold alongside the existing space gray and white options. Apple has yet to provide a specific release date for the new colors, but in Europe and India, the timeframe is slightly narrowed down. Specifically, Apple's online store says the HomePod mini will be available in yellow, orange, and blue in "late...
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Tips To Help Your Daughter Enjoy Her Quinceanera

If your daughter is fast approaching her 15th birthday, she will already be thinking about her Quinceanera, the Latin American way of announcing the arrival of womanhood. Of course, as her parent, you want her to have memorable experiences that enrich her life and with that in mind, here are a few tips to help make this social event one to be remembered for all the right reasons. Offering Morale Support – This can be a stressful time for some, so it is important that you are there to of...
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More First-Party Apple Apps Can Be Rated, Including Phone, Messages, Photos and Safari

Starting in late September, Apple began letting users rate pre-installed first-party apps in the App Store, putting them on par with third-party apps. Apple did not previously allow its own apps to be rated, even though the apps were listed in the ‌App Store‌. At the time, Apple implemented the star ratings for a limited number of its apps like Mail, Podcasts, and Maps, and now Apple is allowing additional iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch apps to be rated. As noted by developer Kosta Eleftheriou...
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DeFi Protocol Cream Finance Loses $130 Million in Latest Crypto Hack

DeFi protocol Cream Finance suffered yet another hack this year after an exploit stole at least $130 million in what could be one of the largest thefts in decentralized finance. From a report: The attack on the Ethereum-based lending protocol was first reported by The Block Crypto, which cited a tweet by PeckShield highlighting a large flash-loan transaction that carried out the theft. The burgeoning DeFi landscape has drawn in billions of dollars in investor funds, but it has been a frequent ta...
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LinkedIn Rolls Out Its Freelance Marketplace To Compete With Fiverr and Upwork

LinkedIn is rolling out a new platform for freelancers to help it better compete against the likes of Fiverr and Upwork. TechCrunch reports: Today it is taking the wraps off its Service Marketplace, a new feature that will let people advertise themselves for short-term engagements to those looking to hire people for such roles, competing against the likes of Fiverr and Upwork for sourcing skilled knowledge workers. The launch of its freelancer platform is coming alongside a few other key updates...
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Google Drive

Google Drive, the new home for Google Docs.
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How to create a new Gmail account and customize your settings

Having a Gmail account gives you access to all of Google's features, like Google Drive. Image Source/Getty Images When you create a Gmail account, Google automatically gives you a Google account which grants you access to dozens of apps and services. You can create a new Gmail account on a browser or using the Gmail mobile app. You can customize Gmail settings like your profile picture, inbox appearance, and vacation auto-responder. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for mor...
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McDonald's Partners With IBM To Automate Drive-Thru Lanes

McDonald's said Wednesday it has entered a strategic partnership with IBM to develop artificial intelligence technology that will help the fast-food chain automate its drive-thru lanes. CNBC reports: As part of the deal, IBM will acquire McD Tech Labs, which was formerly known as Apprente before McDonald's bought the tech company in 2019. McDonald's didn't disclose financial terms for either transaction. "In my mind, IBM is the ideal partner for McDonald's given their expertise in building AI-po...
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6 ways to troubleshoot when YouTube is not working

Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images If YouTube is not working for you, there are several ways to troubleshoot the problem to get it up and running. Start by making sure you have a reliable internet connection, and check YouTube's status at DownDetector. You can also close and restart the YouTube app, clear the app cache, and assess your overall internet speed. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There's no question that YouTube is...
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The 50-year-old Problem That Eludes Theoretical Computer Science

A solution to P vs NP could unlock countless computational problems -- or keep them forever out of reach. MIT Technology Review: On Monday, July 19, 2021, in the middle of another strange pandemic summer, a leading computer scientist in the field of complexity theory tweeted out a public service message about an administrative snafu at a journal. He signed off with a very loaded, "Happy Monday." In a parallel universe, it might have been a very happy Monday indeed. A proof had appeared online at...
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You can now ask Google to stop your child's pictures from showing up in searches

Chesnot/Getty Images Google is allowing anyone under the age of 18 to remove their images from search results. Google originally announced increased protections for children and teens in August, promoting internet safety. Google hopes this change will give younger people more control over their digital footprint. Google is allowing anyone under the age of 18, or their parent or guardian, to remove their images from search results.This policy change was enacted on Wednesday and is part of...
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Payments Company Stripe Is Kick Starting Market For Carbon Removal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Stripe is signing up to pay for carbon-removal technologies that haven't been invented yet. The payments company has formed a partnership with Deep Science Ventures, a London investment firm that specializes in building technology companies from the ground up. DSV will recruit scientists to develop ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. If they come up with viable concepts, Stripe will be their first customer. It will ...
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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 134 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 134 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, CSS Font Loading API, Scrolling, Rendering, Dialog Element, WebAssembly, JavaScript, Web API, WebGL, Media, WebRTC, Accessibility,...
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China says it has a quantum computer a million times more powerful than Google’s

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China recently published a paper indicating they’ve created a quantum computer that’s one million times faster than Google’s Sycamore machine. According to a report from the Global Times, the Chinese system “is 10 million times faster than the current fastest supercomputer and its calculation complexity is more than 1 million times higher than Google’s Sycamore processor.” File under: Huge, if true. Let’s be up front here, I’m not a qu...
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The latest macOS version is Monterey - here's how to check if you have it and how to upgrade

You should keep your Mac updated with the latest versions. Apple The latest macOS version is macOS Monterey, which released in October 2021. You can check what version of macOS you have by opening the "About This Mac" menu. If you don't have the latest version of macOS, you can update your Mac from this menu too. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It's been nearly 40 years since Apple released the first version of Mac OS, the operating system inside all of...
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Apple Releases Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina

Apple today released Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina, giving Mac users who do not have macOS Monterey installed access to the latest Safari features. Safari 15.1 reintroduces the previous tab design that was available prior to Safari 15. With Monterey and Safari 15, Apple introduced a new "Compact" look that changed the design of the tabs and unified them with the URL bar, but many people were not fond of that design. In Safari 15.1, Apple undid those design changes and retu...
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Your ultimate guide to the best gifts - for every budget, holiday, and type of person

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. To help you pick thoughtful, unique gifts without the stress, we rounded up all the gift guides we've written over the years. Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Giving gifts is supposed to be joyful - a way to show someone you care. We rounded up all the gift guides we've written over the years to make gift shopping less stressful. Bookmark this page for easy access to great gift ideas whenever y...
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Fall 2021 Jobs Post

We're in the midst of a great transformation in computing, one where data takes center stage and I predict this will start to have a larger effect on hiring in computer science departments. We'll see a bigger need to grow in data science, particularly machine learning and autonomous systems. Cybersecurity and quantum computing will also grow with a push due to competition with China. Quantum winter might be coming but we're not there yet.Harder to predict is the rest of computer science, such as...
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Time (And Billing Software) Is On Your Side

Expert guidance on tactics for maximizing time capture and billing in the law firm environment.
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Google rolls out tool to help minors delete photos from search

Google is now making it easier for minors or their parents to have photos of them deleted from search results.
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Robert Reffkin wants Compass to be the Amazon of real estate

The Compass CEO shared insight into his company's approach to technology and why brokers need to make decisions with the next decade in mind.
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