How to clean up your personal profile on Google
Google receives tens of thousands of requests to remove personal information, such as addresses and social security numbers from webpages found on their search results every year. But only about 13 percent of requests get approved. Now google is expanding its removal policy.
Meet the scientist teaching AI to police human speech
Alexis Conneau’s work has helped Facebook and Google build artificial intelligence systems that can understand dozens of languages with startling accuracy. But researchers like him also stand at the center of a battle over the technology’s risk of prejudice, censorship and abuse.washingtonpost.com
How to spot fake news online
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Manipulating videos to persuade an audience is nothing new, however, technology is making it harder and harder to tell what’s real and what’s not. As of 2020, there are 100 million deep fake videos online. The term deep fake comes from deep-learning artificial intelligence which is what gives these videos their uncanny realism. So, when debating real news versus fake news, always ask questions. Kids may actually be the savviest of us all as they spend more time on social media using editing tools like Snapchat filters and Facetune to create their own synthetic media, making them personally aware they can’t trust everything they see online.
Did you make the famous TikTok feta pasta? Show us how it turned out!
There is noting better than cheese and pasta, right? One of the latest food trends to make the rounds across the internet is the now-famous feta cheese pasta. It’s pretty simple: you roast cherry tomatoes and a block of feta cheese in olive oil (otherwise known as the confit method of cooking) until the cheese is melty and the tomatoes are jammy. AdThe combinations are seriously endless, which is why we want to see what kind of creation you came up with! You can submit a photo of your TikTok pasta, and you can even add a caption telling us how it tasted and if you changed anything up.
The internet turned a moment from The Weeknd’s halftime performance into a meme and we can’t stop laughing
In this image released on February 7th, The Weeknd rehearses for the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show at Raymond James Stadium on February 04, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TW)Last year, it was Shakira’s epic tongue trill, and this year, it’s The Weeknd looking lost inside a room full of lights and mirrors. Memes are born out of the most random moments, and the new one that came out of The Weeknd’s halftime Super Bowl show is just that: totally random. During his performance, The Weeknd had a moment in which he was wandering around a room full of hallways featuring lots of lights and mirrors. And because the internet is quick to move, this one little moment from the entire Super Bowl halftime performance has become a meme that is quickly taking over.
According to TikTok, we’ve been flipping grilled cheese sandwiches incorrectly our entire lives
I truly cannot believe I’ve been living on this planet for almost 30 years and I’ve been flipping grilled cheese sandwiches the wrong way the entire time. Thanks to the wonderful world of TikTok, the internet just learned a foolproof way to flip a grilled cheese without making any mistakes. Granted, is it really that difficult to flip a grilled cheese? Sure, but it’s nothing that ruins the sacred experience of eating a grilled cheese with a bowl of tomato soup. So, will you try out this funky technique at flipping a grilled cheese?
Some cable, internet prices creeping higher
Unless you’re in a promotional offer, if you subscribe to AT&T’s DirectTV or U-Verse, Spectrum internet or Comcast’s Xfinity cable or internet, you may be seeing higher bills. “It’s becoming an annual thing for companies to raise prices on TV and internet service,” said Consumer Reports Tech Editor Jim Willcox. This week, AT&T increased prices on most DirectTV and U-Verse packages by an extra $5 to $9 a month. Some Charter Spectrum internet customers just saw their bills jump by $5 a month. A new law requires cable and satellite TV companies to disclose the complete monthly price of the bill, including taxes and fees, when you sign up.
Bernie Sanders became a meme at the inauguration and it’s the funniest thing ever
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is seen prior to the 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Nash - Pool/Getty Images)Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is used to being turned into a viral meme (just look up the “I Am Once Again Asking You” meme), so it’s not too surprising that the outspoken senator went viral on inauguration day over a single moment captured on camera. Since the ceremony was socially distanced, seats were spread out, which caused Sanders to be sitting alone. There were even other moments captured on camera at the inauguration of Bernie that have been turned into memes. pic.twitter.com/tVgFQisnWy — Clare Malone (@ClareMalone) January 20, 2021Shoutout to #Bernie for bringing the stage presence.
We’ve been making quesadillas wrong this entire time, according to TikTok
TikTok is fantastic for endless scrolling and having a good laugh at people’s videos, but it’s also great for finding out new life hacks, and apparently, we’ve been making quesadillas wrong the entire time. First, you’ll cut halfway up the tortilla, making sure not to cut it all the way, so that the tortilla doesn’t separate into two pieces. In one section, you’ll add your ground beef or chicken. As you can see, this TikTok user decided to add pizza ingredients onto the tortilla, and doesn’t it look delicious? Making a quick and easy lunch or breakfast just got so much better, right?
Sharing on social media: How much is too much?
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Seventy-two percent of Americans use social media, and in January of 2019, there was an average of 500 million posts onto Instagram stories a day. It’s clear that we love to share what is going on in our lives, but should certain things be kept secret? People post on social media to stay connected, but could certain posts hurt us in the long run? You can turn off your iPhone’s geolocation by going to Location Services, then Camera, and choose the option Never. To receive a free weekly email on Smart Living from Ivanhoe, sign up at: http://www.ivanhoe.com/ftkRELATED: If you’re ‘doomscrolling’ social media, here’s how to take control
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ is gaining popularity, thanks to that hilarious now-viral TikTok
Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit “Dreams,” sung by the witchy Stevie Nicks, is having a breath of new life, thanks to a TikTok that recently went viral. He’s just enjoying life and jamming out to some Fleetwood Mac. The TikTok blew up on social media, and even Fleetwood Mac’s Twitter account took notice, and tweeted “We love this!” to all of its followers. As if this story couldn’t get any better, Fleetwood Mac’s drummer, Mick Fleetwood, recently joined TikTok so he could recreate the now famous video. Now twirl, Stevie Nicks, twirl!
Organizations come together to teach isolated seniors how to use the internet
SAN ANTONIO – Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, countless seniors, among the most susceptible to COVID-19, are now homebound. To help those who are feeling isolated, Adult Protective Services has teamed up with San Antonio’s faith community and the nonprofit Senior Planet, on a committee known as Silver Sabbath, to teach seniors how to go online. "Adult Protective Services is excited to work together with the Silver Sabbath Committee in our efforts to build connections for older adults in the Bexar County area," said Ann Cortez, district director for APS. Rosalind Harris, founder and executive director of the Inspiration Center, said she hopes seniors and their caregivers can take part. "So they can literally watch the seminar together," Harris said, and share what they've learned with others.
Internet for all? How the FCC could change the way we go online
Internet for all? How the FCC could change the way we go online CNET senior news writer Maggie Reardon explains proposal by the agency to regulate the Internet as a public utility -- and how that could change the way we use itcbsnews.com
Should the Internet be regulated like a public utility?
Should the Internet be regulated like a public utility? The debate over net neutrality is heating up. The FCC is expected to propose regulating the Internet like a public utility. CNET's Bridget Carey joins CBSN with more on what this means for consumers.cbsnews.com
Steps not strides expanding freedom in Iran
Steps not strides expanding freedom in Iran President Rouhani pledged to release prominent political prisoners and expand press and Internet freedoms. He has made steps not strides. Steve Kroft asks Dr. Mohammad Nahavandian, Rouhani's chief of staff, why?cbsnews.com