Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?

Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?

October 18, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter…

People who really miss the office are listening to its sounds at home

People who really miss the office are listening to its sounds at home

September 15, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Earlier this year, before the pandemic and lockdowns, audio engineer Stéphane Pigeon received an unusual request: would he consider making sounds that replicated the office? “I said, ‘No, no, no, I will not do it!’” says Pigeon, the creator of myNoise.net, which has become a cult resource among people looking for background noise to help…

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And that’s really it for Google+

June 6, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Last year, Google launched the beta of Currents, which was essentially a rebrand of Google+ for G Suite users, since Google+ for consumers went to meet its maker in April 2019. While Google+ was meant to be an all-purpose social network, the idea behind Currents is more akin to what Microsoft is doing with Yammer…

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Are You Really Surprised by Our Authoritarian President?

June 3, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Over a year and a half, or a political eon, ago the focal point of our political discourse was a caravan of migrants trekking through Central America and Mexico in the hopes of winning asylum in the United States. The president, amplified by the conservative press and Republican candidates in the midterm elections, insisted “criminals…