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James Bridle: The nightmare videos of children's YouTube -- and what's wrong with the internet today | TED Talk

James Bridle: The nightmare videos of children's YouTube -- and what's wrong with the internet today | TED Talk | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising revenue. From "surprise egg" reveals and the "Finger Family Song" to algorithmically created mashups of familiar cartoon characters in violent situations, these videos exploit and terrify young minds -- and they tell us something about where our increasingly data-driven world is headed. "We need to stop thinking about technology as a solution to all of our problems, but think of it as a guide to what those problems actually are, so we can start thinking about them properly and start to address them," Bridle says.
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Is Pepper Pig just fake news for kids?  Why is YouTube generating kids worst nightmares? YouTube algorithms are recommending that these videos are relevant to our children
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BBC game challenges young people to spot "fake news"

BBC game challenges young people to spot "fake news" | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Young people can play the role of a newsroom journalist, making their own decisions on what is true or false in the new BBC iReporter interactive game.
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Spotting fake news
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Facebook's delicate dance between privacy and shareholder value

Facebook's delicate dance between privacy and shareholder value | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Most people or business decision-makers don't have the time or energy to care about Facebook privacy, said Alex Feinberg, but they should.
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Trolling and cyber-bullying: What's the difference?

Trolling and cyber-bullying: What's the difference? | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Is there a difference between online trolls and cyber-bullies? It turns out there is.
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The difference between trolling and cyberbullying - is all based on intent to do harm?
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Algeria turns off internet for high school exams

Algeria turns off internet for high school exams | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Both mobile and fixed internet lines were shut off for two hours nationwide during key school tests.
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Internet blocking in Algeria during national exams week - in an attempt to stop cheating
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WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU

WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
The messaging app is changing its rules ahead of the introduction of new data privacy regulations in May.
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Whatsapp in EU raises age to 16 to comply with GDPR
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This Is What Happens In an Internet Minute in 2018 / Digital Information World

This Is What Happens In an Internet Minute in 2018 / Digital Information World | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
This infographic shows the activity taking place on various platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and Google in each 60 second span.
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Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica following weekend claims that it illegally harvested information from 50 million users | V3

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica following weekend claims that it illegally harvested information from 50 million users | V3 | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Insider claims Cambridge Analytica used academic app to filch Facebook data of 50 million users
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Social media: How much is too much?

Social media: How much is too much? | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Using it too much can result in traits that are similar to gambling and alcohol addiction.
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Digital Citizenship - the impact of too much social media
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Deepfakes porn has serious consequences

Deepfakes porn has serious consequences | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
The ability to put an individual's face into any video could be exploited for nefarious purposes.
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Fair or too far? School's move to ban social media at home | Stuff.co.nz

Fair or too far? School's move to ban social media at home | Stuff.co.nz | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
ANALYSIS: Is the Auckland school banning social media taking a brave stand or exercising too much power?
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Social Media the disease of today's young students
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Facebook bans all ads promoting cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and ICOs | V3

Facebook bans all ads promoting cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and ICOs | V3 | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Facebook bans all ads promoting cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and ICOs
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Methodology

Methodology | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
When determining bias, there isn’t any true scientific formula that is 100% objective.  There are objective measures that can be calculated, but ultimately there will be some degree of subjective judgement to determine these.  On each page we have put up a scale with a yellow dot that shows the degree of bias for each source.  Each page also has a “Notes” section that gives some details about the source and an explanation of their bias.  When calculating bias we are not just looking at political bias, but also how factual the information is and if they provide links to credible, verifiable sources. Therefore, the yellow dot may indicate political bias or how factual a source is, or in many cases, both.  Further, we have placed a voting poll on each page for readers to vote on the bias of the source.  This provides more information for the media consumer when deciding whether to trust a source.  This is similar to how movie sites such as IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes rate their movies.  They provide the reviewer’s information and also allow the public to rate the movie.  This gives two perspectives in which people can decide whom to trust.  This voting poll also [...]
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Determining bias in online sources
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Evidence Toolkit

Evidence Toolkit | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Team up with BBC School Report and take fake news to task with the Evidence Toolkit. Equip yourself with all you need to dissect the news and figure out what's really going on.
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Fake News toolkit
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UK slips further down the Worldwide Broadband Speed League to 35th | V3

UK slips further down the Worldwide Broadband Speed League to 35th | V3 | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Madagascar offers faster average broadband speeds than the UK,Cloud Computing,Communications,Telecoms,Internet ,Cable,Fibre,broadband,Worldwide Broadband Speed League,internet,speed
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A good article to show how countries are ranked with access to Internet speeds
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Fake news: Teaching children the difference between Trump and truth | Education | The Guardian

Fake news: Teaching children the difference between Trump and truth | Education | The Guardian | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Guardian Foundation scheme makes schoolchildren reporters and editors to help them unpick fact from fiction
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Teaching how to detect fake news
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BBC - Future - What would it mean for AI to have a soul?

BBC - Future - What would it mean for AI to have a soul? | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
To ask whether it’s even possible, we first must understand and define what a soul actually is, argues Brandon Ambrosino.
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ethical discussions around AI and religion
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Who owns your image? | Stuff.co.nz

Who owns your image? | Stuff.co.nz | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Once you upload an image on social media the ownership status is often fraught with confusion.
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Copyright and your images on Facebook
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Why are so many firms so bad at handling social media?

Why are so many firms so bad at handling social media? | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Experts take us through the dos and don'ts of social media interactions with customers.
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Success tips for handling social media for businesses.
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Wetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accounts

Wetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accounts | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Chairman Tim Martin condemns trolling and says limiting social media use would be better for society.
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Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools they need. Here, Dr Neil Jacobs and Rachel Bruce from Jisc’s digital infrastructure team share their top ten resources for researchers from across the web.

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China ratchets up online censorship with AI tools to remove posts using subtle code words and images to send political messages | V3

China ratchets up online censorship with AI tools to remove posts using subtle code words and images to send political messages | V3 | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
China is using AI-driven censorship tools to remove posts subtle code words and images used to oppose its government
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China's Internet censorship is using AI to develop more sensitive and identify subtle content in it's blocking of Internet content considered against the Govt ideals.
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Is social media causing childhood depression?

Is social media causing childhood depression? | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Do children spend too much time online and does social media use make them anxious and unhappy?
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Social media - not good for childrens health
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Porn lover? Have your name and address at hand this April | V3

Porn lover? Have your name and address at hand this April | V3 | Internet and websites | Scoop.it
Privacy campaigners droop over government porn ruling
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in the UK - you will need to prove you are over 18 to view online porn
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