Facebook has recently launched an extension of the Messenger application, which caters to children aged 6 to 12 years old — Messenger Kids. Its introduction garnered mixed reviews and debates about its age-appropriateness. The company describes Messenger Kids as a “free video calling and messaging app designed for kids to connect with close friends and family” on their devices. Facebook claims that the Messenger Kids app has a controlled social media environment for children since parents have full control over their kids’ contact list. Moreover, creating a Messenger.
Today, cycling has been a popular means of transportation for its economic and health benefits. The number of bikers in the United States has significantly increased over the years and around 66.5 million Americans rode their bicycles in 2016. Bikes can be expensive. While there are those in the low-cost range of $80 to $300, high-end bikes can cost a consumer about $1000 to $5000. For this reason, cyclists are very much interested in ensuring them against theft or loss, or when they hurt somebody while riding their.
For the past few weeks, we have been seeing headlines regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and you might be wondering what the fuss is all about. The details can be intimidating and make it hard for most people to fully understand what really went on and how it affects Facebook users, which comprise a third of the world population. The following bits of information might help you have a better grasp of what happened and what it means for us users. Cambridge Analytica Cambridge Analytica is a political.
Considered the most important development in data privacy regulation in two decades, the General Data Protection Regulation or GPDR has taken effect on May 25, 2018. The regulation was up for debate for four years before it was approved in 2016, with the enforcement date set this year. This means that organizations who failed to comply within two years may face heavy fines. What exactly is the GDPR? The GDPR is a rule passed by the European Union that standardizes data protection laws across all 28 EU countries..
For most people, legalese, or the legal and technical language used in writing laws, wills, insurance policies, and other legal documents, can be intimidating. Some joke or even seriously believe that lawyers use it to sound smarter or justify higher fees. For decades, the use of plain English has been advocated. In 1972, President Nixon ordered the use of “layman’s terms” in the Federal Register. In 2010, President Obama signed the Plain Writing Act, which purpose was “to promote clear communication that the public can understand and use.”.
In the financial space, anything unregulated and unregistered would cause doubts and uneasiness. In the case of cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, financial regulators all over the world have started to find ways to oversee the blockchain, or the record of all cryptocurrency transactions, as well as to address the irregularities presented by these virtual currencies that mostly bypass financial firms, exchanges, and regulated banks. The most popular of all cryptocurrencies, bitcoin, chiefly operates outside of the conventions of a financial system; and this worries regulators as it has.
A few days ago, we were struck by the news of fashion designer Kate Spade’s passing. New York Police Department reported that she died as a result of suicide. NYPD sources also conveyed that a suicide note was found on the scene addressed to Spade’s daughter, which said something to the effect of “it’s not your fault.” The world is once again reminded about the somber reality of mental illness and suicide. Over the years, we have seen successful celebrities and public figures are taken over by depression.
In October 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral after a series of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced. It was a pivotal time in history in which women and men in the entertainment industry took to social media their experiences, insights, and convictions regarding the pressing issue. Movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp have given victim-survivors a platform and the encouragement to speak up about their own unfortunate encounters. The amount of people who have shared online goes to show how.