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  • Ad blockers threaten digital marketers' ability to understand customers By The Next Web   -   Jan 21, 2019

    AD BLOCKERS THREATEN DIGITAL MARKETERS' ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND CUSTOMERS

    Digital advertisers know they're screwed. Digital marketers don't. Considering statistics like one in four US internet users are now...

    Apple, Contributors
  • Moonday Mornings: Dark Web Bitcoin transactions doubled in 2018 By The Next Web   -   Jan 21, 2019

    MOONDAY MORNINGS: DARK WEB BITCOIN TRANSACTIONS DOUBLED IN 2018

    If you didn't notice, today is Monday, January 21, which means two things. One, it's time for another Moonday Mornings; and two, it's...

    blockchain, cryptocurrency, Hard Fork
  • Why ‘right to erasure' is stopping companies from complying with GDPR By The Next Web   -   Jan 21, 2019

    WHY ‘RIGHT TO ERASURE' IS STOPPING COMPANIES FROM COMPLYING WITH GDPR

    Time may be relative, but most people will agree that whether you're launching a business or planning a wedding, two years is a lot...

    Contributors, Future of Work
  • Uber is now working on self-driving scooters and bicycles By The Next Web   -   Jan 21, 2019

    UBER IS NOW WORKING ON SELF-DRIVING SCOOTERS AND BICYCLES

    Uber has had its fair share of troubles in its efforts to put self-driving cabs on the road, but before it tackles them all, it's moving...

    Cars, United States
  • Facebook now lets you create petitions for social causes By The Next Web   -   Jan 21, 2019

    FACEBOOK NOW LETS YOU CREATE PETITIONS FOR SOCIAL CAUSES

    In the past few years, Facebook's been concentrating on community-based features like Candidate Info and Town Hall to increase users'...

    Facebook, Insider
  • The future of war is cyber By The Next Web   -   Jan 21, 2019

    THE FUTURE OF WAR IS CYBER

    Gone are the days where battles are fought in person-to-person conflicts. In the coming years, most wars will be waged via computers,...

    Contributors
  • The challenges of moderating online content with deep learning By The Next Web   -   Jan 20, 2019

    THE CHALLENGES OF MODERATING ONLINE CONTENT WITH DEEP LEARNING

    Earlier in December, the internet was abuzz with news of Tumblr's declaration that it would ban adult content on its platform starting...

    Artificial Intelligence, Syndication, Tech
  • For $40, Appz helps you win at Instagram without lifting a finger By The Next Web   -   Jan 20, 2019

    FOR $40, APPZ HELPS YOU WIN AT INSTAGRAM WITHOUT LIFTING A FINGER

    Since you probably don't want to stay tethered to posting 24/7/365, enlisting services like the Appz Instagram Assistant are practically...

    Instagram, Offers
  • The hidden secrets of insect poop By The Next Web   -   Jan 20, 2019

    THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF INSECT POOP

    Insect defecation may not seem like one of the pressing scientific inquiries of our time, but in fact the faeces of these wee creatures...

    Artificial Intelligence, Syndication, Tech
  • How IoT-enabled scooters, bikes, and cars are making streets safe By The Next Web   -   Jan 19, 2019

    HOW IOT-ENABLED SCOOTERS, BIKES, AND CARS ARE MAKING STREETS SAFE

    The flurry of anti-dockless electric scooter headlines reached critical mass last summer. “This town seriously hates electric scooters,”...

    Instagram, Contributors, Tech
  • How 2018 became Facebook's worst year in privacy and security By The Next Web   -   Jan 19, 2019

    HOW 2018 BECAME FACEBOOK'S WORST YEAR IN PRIVACY AND SECURITY

    In early December, Facebook's developer team declared the discovery of a security bug that gave developers access to photos users hadn't...

    Facebook, Syndication
  • Hiveage streamlines your freelance and small business invoicing for just $50 By The Next Web   -   Jan 19, 2019

    HIVEAGE STREAMLINES YOUR FREELANCE AND SMALL BUSINESS INVOICING FOR JUST $50

    Hiveage is trusted by 60,000 small businesses and freelancers around the globe - and with this offer, you can get a lifetime of access...

    Offers
  • The security threats of neural networks and deep learning algorithms By The Next Web   -   Jan 19, 2019

    THE SECURITY THREATS OF NEURAL NETWORKS AND DEEP LEARNING ALGORITHMS

    This article is part of Demystifying AI, a series of posts that disambiguate the jargon and myths surrounding AI. History shows that...

    Artificial Intelligence, Syndication, Tech
  • Government use of blockchain will shape our digital identity By The Next Web   -   Jan 19, 2019

    GOVERNMENT USE OF BLOCKCHAIN WILL SHAPE OUR DIGITAL IDENTITY

    To be honest, I hate the word “identity.” There's a lot of talk about this now, but if anyone is telling you they're building “identity”...

    Contributors
  • Recycling the world's plastic garbage could buy you the NFL, Apple and Microsoft By The Next Web   -   Jan 19, 2019

    RECYCLING THE WORLD'S PLASTIC GARBAGE COULD BUY YOU THE NFL, APPLE AND MICROSOFT

    This year, I served on the judging panel for The Royal Statistical Society's International Statistic of the Year. On Dec. 18, we announced...

    Apple, Syndication, Tech, World
  • AI isn't here to steal your job, it's here to make it better By The Next Web   -   Jan 19, 2019

    AI ISN'T HERE TO STEAL YOUR JOB, IT'S HERE TO MAKE IT BETTER

    The belief that AI will displace jobs has been well countered with arguments that AI actually empowers workers to focus on higher-level...

    Artificial Intelligence, Contributors, Future of Work
  • Facebook's secretly working on LOL - a meme hub meant to lure teens from Snapchat, Instagram, and Tik Tok By The Next Web   -   Jan 19, 2019

    FACEBOOK'S SECRETLY WORKING ON LOL - A MEME HUB MEANT TO LURE TEENS FROM SNAPCHAT, INSTAGRAM, AND TIK TOK

    Facebook hasn't given up on attracting teens. After numerous failed products aimed at teens - including LOL, Facebook Watch, and IGTV...

    Instagram, Facebook, Social Media
  • Popular travel app hands out Trump-shaped stress balls to anyone who books a trip to Mexico By The Next Web   -   Jan 18, 2019

    POPULAR TRAVEL APP HANDS OUT TRUMP-SHAPED STRESS BALLS TO ANYONE WHO BOOKS A TRIP TO MEXICO

    Travel app TRVL is offering Trump-shaped stress balls to travelers heading to Mexico, as a reward for those visiting in spite of damaging...

    Insider
  • The AmazonShitCarShow is some of the best crap on Prime By The Next Web   -   Jan 18, 2019

    THE AMAZONSHITCARSHOW IS SOME OF THE BEST CRAP ON PRIME

    Amazon Prime‘s marketing team recently fired some shots when it called one of the most popular automotive shows on the air today a...

    distract, Opinion
  • Facebook docs reveal a predatory policy for dealing with kids' accidental purchases By The Next Web   -   Jan 18, 2019

    FACEBOOK DOCS REVEAL A PREDATORY POLICY FOR DEALING WITH KIDS' ACCIDENTAL PURCHASES

    A federal judge this week ruled Facebook must make public internal documents that reveal the rather unsavory ways the company allegedly...

    Facebook