People Around World Want Unbiased News | Pew Research Center

A global median of 75% want their news media to be unbiased when covering political issues, yet many say the news media do a poor job of reporting on political issues fairly.

Source: People Around World Want Unbiased News | Pew Research Center

Βαριά πρόστιμα για τα προσωπικά δεδομένα | Επιχειρήσεις | Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ

Βαριά πρόστιμα, σχεδόν εξοντωτικά, ειδικά για τις μεγάλες επιχειρήσεις, φέρνει ο νέος ευρωπαϊκός κανονισμός, που θα ισχύσει αυτόματα και στη χώρα μας από τον προσεχή Μάιο και αφορά το νέο θεσμικό πλαίσιο για την προστασία των προσωπικών δεδομένων.

Source: Βαριά πρόστιμα για τα προσωπικά δεδομένα | Επιχειρήσεις | Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ

Facebook tries fighting fake news with publisher info button on links | TechCrunch

Facebook thinks showing Wikipedia entries about publishers and additional Related Articles will give users more context about the links they see. So today it’s beginning a test of a new “i” button on News Feed links that opens up an informational panel. “People have told us that they want more information about what they’re reading” Facebook product manager Sara Su tells TechCrunch. “They want better tools to help them understand if an article is from a publisher they trust and evaluate if the story itself is credible.”

Source: Facebook tries fighting fake news with publisher info button on links | TechCrunch

Special Report: Blockchain World – IEEE Spectrum

When Bitcoin was unleashed on the world, it filled a specific need. But it wasn’t long before people realized the technology behind Bitcoin—the blockchain—could do much more than record monetary transactions. That realization has lately blossomed into a dazzling and often bewildering array of startup companies, initiatives, corporate alliances, and research projects. Billions of dollars will hinge on what they come up with. So you should understand how blockchains work—and what could happen if they don’t.

Source: Special Report: Blockchain World – IEEE Spectrum

Israel Facebook: Mistranslated post creates security alert – BBC News

A post saying “good morning” in Arabic was reportedly mistranslated to say “attack them” in Hebrew.

Israeli police arrested a Palestinian man last week after a Facebook post he made saying “good morning” in Arabic was mistranslated to read “attack them” in Hebrew, local media have reported.

Police confirmed that the construction worker was briefly held under suspicion of incitement but was released as soon as the mistake was realised.

The post showed a photo of the worker next to a bulldozer in the West Bank.

Such vehicles have been used to attack Israelis in the past.

There is only one difference in lettering between the colloquial Arabic phrase for “good morning to you all” and “hurt them”, pointed out The Times of Israel.

 

Source: Israel Facebook: Mistranslated post creates security alert – BBC News

For $1000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use | UW News

Privacy concerns have long swirled around how much information online advertising networks collect about people’s browsing, buying and social media habits — typically to sell you something.

But could someone use mobile advertising to learn where you go for coffee? Could a burglar establish a sham company and send ads to your phone to learn when you leave the house? Could a suspicious employer see if you’re using shopping apps on work time?

The answer is yes, at least in theory. New University of Washington research, to be presented in a paper Oct. 30 at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society, suggests that for roughly $1,000, someone with devious intent can purchase and target online advertising in ways that allow them to track the location of other individuals and learn what apps they are using.

Source: For $1000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use | UW News

 

DNA Robots Can Deliver Molecular Packages – IEEE Spectrum

These miniature machines could help assemble electronics and medicines

Miniature robots with arms and legs made of DNA can sort and deliver molecular cargo, a new study finds. Such DNA robots could be used to shuffle nanoparticles around on circuits, assemble therapeutic compounds, separate molecular components in trash for recycling, or deliver medicines where they need to go in the body, researchers from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena say.

Source: DNA Robots Can Deliver Molecular Packages – IEEE Spectrum