Facebook to release early findings from civil rights audit, activist group says

Color of Change says Facebook has a lot of work to do to regain the public’s trust. https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-to-release-early-findings-from-civil-rights-audit-activist-group-says/ We may know more about Facebook‘s civil rights audit soon. Civil rights group Color of Change on Friday said Facebook has agreed to release an update on the status of its civil rights audit and early findings by the end of the year. The group on Thursday met … Continue reading Facebook to release early findings from civil rights audit, activist group says

People’s Republic of Desire: A powerful peek inside China’s livestreaming frenzy

Review: The provocative and heartfelt documentary shows how Chinese youth, having tasted wealth, are lost in the digital world. https://www.cnet.com/news/peoples-republic-of-desire-documentary-review-inside-china-livestreaming-frenzy/#ftag=CAD590a51e In China, young people are making a ton of cash broadcasting themselves online. But at what cost? The provocative and heartfelt documentary People’s Republic of Desire explores Chinese millennials’ current obsession with livestreaming on a digital platform called YY. Livestreaming is so popular with Chinese youth that … Continue reading People’s Republic of Desire: A powerful peek inside China’s livestreaming frenzy

Senators want to give FTC more authority to combat illegal robocalls

https://www.cnet.com/news/senators-want-to-give-ftc-more-authority-to-combat-illegal-robocalls/ Lawmakers are continuing their push to end robocalls. On Wednesday, Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota introduced the REAL PEACE Act, which would expand the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to crack down on telecom companies that facilitate illegal robocalls. (In case you’re wondering, the witty acronym stands for “Robocall Elimination At Last Protecting Every American Consumer’s … Continue reading Senators want to give FTC more authority to combat illegal robocalls

Anna and the Apocalypse: A Christmas zombie movie, with song and dance

Spoiler-free review: The undead, high school outcasts, the holidays, musical?! If you’re tired of jolly holiday films, this one may be worth watching. https://www.cnet.com/news/anna-and-the-apocalypse-review-a-cliche-zombie-movie-with-a-touch-of-heart/ Anna and the Apocalypse is a Christmas musical featuring zombies and high school drama. Yes, you read that right. A movie about the undead, with song and dance. If that premise isn’t weird to you, I don’t know would be. I couldn’t … Continue reading Anna and the Apocalypse: A Christmas zombie movie, with song and dance

NASA admin: The US is returning to the moon ‘sooner than you think’

The Thursday announcement is part of the a long-term plan to study the Moon and Mars. https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-will-announce-moon-partnerships-with-private-companies-tomorrow/ The US is returning to the Moon. NASA  will unveil new “Moon partnerships” with US companies on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET, the space agency said in a blog post. Partnering with private enterprise is the next step for the US’s long-term study and exploration of the Moon and … Continue reading NASA admin: The US is returning to the moon ‘sooner than you think’

5G will cover roughly 1.5 billion people by 2024, researchers say

Mobile data consumption will hit more than 21GB per month. https://www.cnet.com/news/5g-will-cover-roughly-one-and-a-half-billion-people-by-2024-researchers-say/ The next generation of wireless technology is speeding your way. 5G will reach more than 40 percent of the world’s population and cover 1.5 billion people by the end of 2024, according to the latest mobility report from telecommunications company Ericsson, which says its networks currently carry nearly half the world’s mobile traffic. The report came … Continue reading 5G will cover roughly 1.5 billion people by 2024, researchers say

Facebook ‘has a black people problem,’ fails black workers, ex-manager says

A former employee publishes a memo saying it’s “a pattern of behavior deeply connected to the culture” at the social network. https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-has-a-black-people-problem-fails-black-workers-ex-manager-says/ Facebook is under fire for alleged discrimination. On Tuesday, a former manager at the company shared a memo he sent earlier this month to all of Facebook’s employees, detailing the social network’s “black people problem.” Shortly after sending the memo, on Nov. 8, Mark … Continue reading Facebook ‘has a black people problem,’ fails black workers, ex-manager says