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Alexander Vindman: Trump Crossed a Line When He Questioned the Election
"This is alexander calling sasho almost of intimate on. Msnbc with strange Interpretation of history. Eight i had Capabilities and skills that could offer the administration to help them navigate very difficult foreign policy and diplomatic relationships and i maintained my commitment to do that and supporting the administration until the president Crossed the brightest of red lines which was attacking the very foundation of our system which is free and fair elections and the peaceful transition of power at that point there was no I could no longer take my reverence for the office of the presidency and have that supersede my duty and that's frankly what acted on. I acted on my duty so he acted on his duty. Because of president trump's questioning of the elections and his attack on free and fair elections. What did you do sasho. When the hillary clinton did that the woman you voted for for four years did did you. Did you do anything when they lied about. The russian botts for four years. I'm curious i missed that part of your
How Does TikTok's Algorithm Know You so Well?
"The wall street journal or team at the wall street journal under journalist stern created over one hundred automated talk accounts so accounts run by bots watched hundreds of thousands of videos on the app. And what they found was kind of amazing. Yeah i mean the pricing. I would say but amazing to see it visualized and put out in a concrete way. That isn't just you and i. I think this is how the algorithm is reading me exactly so many people have a kind of suspicion as to what makes them work. And it's kind of been informed by what to talk said which takes officially says that shares likes and follows player role. What content your served. But the wall street journal found that the most important thing was none of the choices you're really making. How much time spent watching it every second you hesitate or rewatch. The app is tracking you. Just how quiet. The north through this one powerful signal to talk learns your most hidden interests and emotions and drives you deep into rabbit holes of content. That are hard to escape. So each of the botts was programmed. Like a human like human with a very limited scope of passions. There would be a bought with interests of. Let's say depression and forestry that was one of the right like the sad tree loving bought it took to talk not very long to figure out the specific interests per bought somewhere between like forty minutes to two hours. A single night for me in bed on tick-tock.
The Inspiration Behind Joygage: The Streaming Service for Dementia Patients
"I'm excited to bring to you today. A service that we've all desperately needed. In the past year i'm going be talking to craig fowler about the streaming service joy gauge since the combination of the word joy and engage him. Assuming so help me. Welcome craig to the show. Thanks so much craig for being here today. Thanks for having me jennifer. So i always not always but for a long time. Especially during this whole cova craziness that we've all lived through really felt that a streaming service was something that we needed for entertainment education and anything else related to older adults and caregiving. And obviously you had that idea because you made it happen. So do you wanna tell us your background or sure. Good place to start on how you how you came to. This is probably not something that people just generally think unless they've been caregivers I'll i'll start with the story of my of my mother. My mother wanda absolutely wonderful person. She was She ended up being diagnosed in the mid. Two thousand with early onset dementia likely a vascular. They weren't really sure the time But she had had a number of symptoms and actually retired early early sixties. Before you we could tell my father night could tell that there were some things wrong. But i think like many people we sort of avoided the issue until she had a series of. Tia's which released through for a loop and when we took her into the for that they Diagnosed her as having dementia and she lived at home with my father for around ten years after that and The very end of her life just really the last six months wing to memory care unit To a couple of different ones but in ten years that my father cared for her. I was living in an eight hour. Drive away so. I would fly in all the time we try to help him but i kept finding as she got further into dementia that the biggest daily struggle that he had in the she had was really just staying engaged in staying active so many of the things that my mother wanted us to do Before dementia in her early stages dementia just weren't really accessible to her and she was very involved in church over the volunteering. Opportunities became intimidating to her. She used to love movies tv. That certain things that a number of things used to enjoy became confusing to her and she had a hard time keeping up with botts. She liked to do certain types of games early on that Word search games but over at some point in time those who came to challenging for her and frustrating for her so The the the thought of joy gauge was to was. Hey we know that there are actually quite a few things in the world available that will fit people of different cognitive abilities. People with different levels of short term memory but there are scattered around and not really usually very accessible so are thought with joy. Gauges what if we could curate and bring together All of those options and can use technology modern technology to customize those bring into individual People so that they actually have the ability using the streaming service to access a specific types of entertainment engaging activities actually fit them where they are without frustrating them but still provide enough challenge. Where they're going to enjoy them.
Jeremiah Owyang - Social Audio Analytics and Constituent Groups - Voicebot Podcast 195 - burst 07
"I want to come back to this idea social audio analytics and maybe the social audio management system this is going to be near and dear to the heart to a lot of the people who listen to this podcast because their space is accustomed to taking raw audio content transforming taxed analyzing it Actually putting it against other services and potentially returning information. So i wanted to explore that with you. A little bit we. We haven't seen that publicly yet and any of these social audio spaces you expect. People are actually doing it today. How do you think that that's going to play out. Do you expect this to be predominantly the platforms are going to try to control it and use this as a feature and trying to block other people or do you think it's mostly going to be third parties coming in and somehow getting the feed whether through direct. Api or from a rogue angle and then being able to provide that data to people who are interested in it. Yes so. I think there's maybe four constituent groups to think about here. Let's try to break this down. And i don't have all the answers here. I'm speculating so there are the platforms themselves twitter spaces and clubhouse and facebook. I think they are so twitter. Spaces already has real time voice to text translation into english which is on the lower third for some speakers. It's a three second delay about ninety percent accuracy. Ucla right yes okay. The second group would be the Government agencies and spies They're probably already doing it. But we'll never know. Group will be the traditional social media Analytics companies like salesforce and adobe salesforce acquired radian six In two thousand eleven ten years ago For three hundred million and their job was to grab all of the text based social media content. That was being produced at a rapid pace and make insights out of it and sell to brands for seven. Figure deals annually on what is being set in their market and give them analysis on share voice sentiment byproduct by region by country by network by individual by they produce. I was involved heavily with that industry now. The fourth group the fourth group i think is the one that will deploy so i. I don't think salesforce. And adobe wanna risk breaking the terms of service against twitter and risk that access that they already have in their. Api I don't think they wanna be scraping that content and also risk privacy concerns especially when a democratic administration is very concerned about privacy when it comes to social media as well as on the right hand side of the government as well they're even more concerned about suppression of so i don't think those big giant tech companies Adobe salesforce and oracle to do an ibm want to do that. So i think it's gonna be the fourth category which will be roguish punkish startups that are going to rip the content off with botts at a recording. The information then conduct voice to text analysis. And then do the other things that i already mentioned with sentiment in mining and influence analysis network. So i think it's going to be done under the covers of darkness fair enough and do you believe that the botts will be listed as users and basically some sort of fake user or are they going to be attached to a real users use. The system could be both. I mean there are. People are reporting data out of social audio by using. You know i rig systems and connecting to their ipod to other systems as well and just you know exporting that data. That's already happening.
Social Media Influenced or Influencers?
"The highest paid earner on Youtube is not old enough to get a driver's license. In fact, he's nine his name is Ryan. His channel May twenty, six, million dollars last year and fact two of the top three global earners on Youtube are under ten years old. The third highest earner is a six year old Russian girl who brought in eighteen million dollars recently, lawmakers in France passed a bill that contained similar labor protections for child social, media stars as for child actors models while protecting kids is a laudable thing to do. It feels A. Bit Strange calling this new law a win several months ago in a breakpoint commentary, we discussed teenage pop music, Star Name Billy Irish who swept the two thousand twenty grammy awards are concerns about how island had been exploited to make money apply here too when childhoods are directed toward building media, empires, Young Youtube Stars in elementary age social media influencers earn money by broadcasting their lives online and then charging money for ad placements. All of this enabled, of course, by their parents and our society and especially weird but largely unquestioned societal norm is revealed in. All of this, our culture idolizes the concept of agency justifying almost anything by the capacity to act according to One's granted wishes all of our postmodern moral claims about sexuality hinge on agency. If an encounter was consensual, it was okay. If a baby is wanted, then it's really baby if a couple wants to stay married, they should if they don't, they shouldn't no other questions to be asked however does anyone actually believed that a six year old girl who thinks she's just playing at the park with her dad but his actually being broadcast and millions. Of Subscribers Online has agency isn't even possible for her to understand realize that she's the star of kindergarten version of the Truman show of course, not kids have no concept of the dangers that kind of publicity not to mention that kind of money can pose for her personal and relational wellbeing. In fact, we only need check in on Corey Feldman or Britney Spears to see just what should be obvious that people meant to protect. THEM AREN'T French lawmakers concerned about how hard they work as noble was at intention may be the people meant to protect. Children are their parents. Still the problem created here is two pronged on the other side of the camera. That's pointed directly in the faces of celebrity kids are other kids who are obsessively consuming their content and are sold on a wrong idea of what life is ultimately all about even more new netflix documentary reveals just how much the success of social media companies hinges on our loss of agency and the social dilemma. A handful of Silicon Valley engineers and former social media executives describe how successfully algorithms keep users on their sites for as long as. Possible the five videos that pop up in the up next column on Youtube are generated by an algorithm built by people who are trained in human psychology and determine what will interest you. The next video then plays automatically after intending to watch just one, we end up watching dozens and algorithms custom sell videos. Artificial intelligence can even create them writing in medium. John. Bridled scribes the infiltration of bought created videos for children on Youtube botts determine what videos kids are watching, and then create mashups of images, songs, and Buzzword Hashtags in order to keep them. Watching and no amount of gatekeepers or regulators can keep out those with nefarious intent including those who create videos of lovable cartoon characters doing horrifying things the new. York Times covered this dangerous phenomenon a few years ago in a peace with this headline on Youtube kids startling video slipped past filters. One tampered with video featured kids, cartoon character, pepe pig being literally tortured by her dentist. It showed up on Youtube S- front page when users type in just a few basic search terms thankfully youtube caught it and eventually removed it look at the very least. Parents must diligently monitor what their kids are watching online. However, we must diligently push back on those parts of our digital culture that are now going largely unquestioned cultures most powerful, not where it is the loudest. But in what it normalizes screen time worldview messages, the inept concept of consent and yes child celebrity isn't children bear the image of God they exist because he loves them not so that they could fulfill the
Bots Outperform Humans If They Impersonate Us
"Haircut I'm looking for something. I May. Third Bats aerobics want Machine assistant never identified fight itself as a bought in the demo and Google. Got A lot of flack for that. They later clarified that. They would only launch the tech with quote disclosure built in but therein lies the A dilemma because the new study in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence suggests that about is most effective when it hides its machine identity that is if it is allowed to pose As human till our Hawaiian computational social scientists at New York University's campus in Abu Dhabi. His team recruited nearly seven hundred online volunteers to play the prisoner's owners dilemma. A classic game of Negotiation Trust and deception against either humans robots half the time the human players were told the truth about who they were matched up against against the other half. They were told they were playing a bought when they're actually playing a human or that they were battling a human when in fact he was only a bought in the scientists found that the bots actually actually did remarkably well in this game of negotiation if they impersonated humint went. The machine is reported to be human. It outperforms humans themselves else so it is more persuasive. It is able to induce cooperation and persuade the other opponents to cooperate more than humans themselves yourselves but whenever the bots true nature was disclosed their superiority vanished and Rahul. Wants says that points to a fundamental conundrum. We can now build a really efficient botts that perform tasks even better than we can but their efficiency may be linked to their ability to hide their identity. which you know feels ethically problematic those humans humans who will be deceived? Why the machine they are? The ones who ultimately have to make that choice otherwise it would violate fundamental values of autonomy respect eh for humans. It's not realistic to ask people for consent. Before every bought human interaction that would of course revealed abouts true identity
How Your Health Is Connected to Soil Health
"A functional medicine doctor Dr Hyman this is on treating the body as a system rather than treating the individual symptoms in this mini episode Dr Hyman Explores how this application of systems biology ends beyond our bodies inner workings to its interaction with the natural environment. Here's Dr Hyman in conversation with family physician and founder of the health from the soil up initially Dr Daphne Miller you're describing this sort of broad range of things where you're seeing the harm that our current agricultural production system does to the workers right because of toxic chemicals because of poor working conditions because of being almost indentured servants and human rights really is a huge issue there and the same time that your were hurting the soil that we grow our food in so our soil is depleted aren't food is depleted and then we are growing is commodity products that are turned into processed food corn wheat and soy that ended up causing all this chronic disease on the other end of the spectrum and it's this huge problem in everything's can elected and that is some of the beauty of your work where you actually are connecting the dots between all these things that don't seem connected like what is the the crow biology the soil has to do with us and you talk a lot about this and you're working I I'm fascinated sort of dig into this because again a get a little bit deeper right away about how the microbiome which is his brand new topic in medicine didn't even exist and we were in medical school connects to the microbiome of the soil and why that's important I mean for example you don't wash your organic vegetables right eat the dirt right so talk about how you came to understand that and what the science is behind that and and and what we need to do to change. What's happening I I want to say that I really appreciate what you said before for in terms of getting the big picture there because there's actually a lot of people in medicine who still don't that this really is a story on the on on helpful side of exploitation of workers exploitation of soil and then exploitation of our own bodies we who are the recipients of that food in that system and I think that's a very important notion to grab onto so we can't heal communities unless we actually take care the farm workers and take care of soil but the microbiome is this wonderful way of tracking that connection it's kind of a nerdy side intifida way of telling that story that you just told because in fact that what's so so unbelievable doing this work is that it tracks through many levels from the microbial to the cultural so micro to macro from legislated to cellular and the the story of how our internal microbiome all these you know billions of Tyrian Fungi Nemo toads how they are linked to soil is still trying to be understood in told it's not the sciences in its infancy and we know of course at our microbiome is a unique microbiome you know each one of us has an unique microbiome fingerprint it's anger print it's not the same microbiome a- soil but we know that there is a lot of cross talk we evolved as these single L. creatures out of soil we all grew up in the dirt right time gathering and and over Millennia what's happened is that aren't microbes have found their distinct niches but that they in fact do communicate and this research is slowly slowly coming out and food is probably one of the really important shuttles that you know goes back and forth in terms of informing the two microbiomes and influence facing him in different ways but it's not to say that our microbiome is the same as soil microbiome there's cross talk which is there absolutely genetic crosstalk conventional medicine encourages the diagnosis of disease followed by standardized treatment however naming disease becomes increasingly me wingless as we understand our inner workings and biological systems within the context of our entire organism Dr Hyman further explored this topic with his mentor and other a functional medicine Doctor Jeffrey Bland using the lens of functional medicine the things that you helped us know and understand really just getting people I said do those simple things that make profound differences changing the information and that you know food is information everything is information you exercise information sleep is information botts our information yeah these are all communicating with every cell and every system in your body every second and when you understand that enormously empowering because then you can do something about precisely we have now understood starting to understand I don't want to say complete understanding but we're starting to understand that this outside world the things that we eat had come from the soils and the environment from which nature nurtures have an inborn communication connection to our bodies receptor systems that signal through every DNA Aliquo all that creates our function now that is a paradigm shifting concept that were connected into the soil into the air into the water into the sun in ways that are directly it kind to these biological processes we call intracellular signal transaction for which we are involved matrices not can disconnected from the world but in in regretted part of the network of the world into our
Amazon's Ring cameras are building out surveillance for police (The 3:59, Ep. 566)
"The. Welcome to three fifty nine. I'm Joanie Saltzman, Alford. Ing, Amazon's ring smart home doorbells are helping police departments build surveillance networks, right from your neighbors front doors police departments across the country and major cities like Houston down to smaller towns with fewer than thirty thousand people have offered free or discounted ring doorbells to citizens. Sometimes using taxpayer funds to pay for the products. Ring owners are supposed to have the choice of providing police footage. But in some cases, the giveaways come with the stipulation that you have to turn over footage to police requested Alfred talks about what's going on here. Yeah. So a lot of people by rings very popular. They think that will help them. Stop package thieves or find somebody suspicious in your neighborhood and you think, oh, well, if it's just facing up, my doorstep, it's not really anything affecting me or my neighbors, until you realize that your neighbor across the street, also has this ring, and it's facing your house, and it can. Get footage of you and just build that out to your entire neighborhood because that's what it is for a lot of for a lot of police departments. Now they've been seeing that residents have ring so they call up Amazon, and they partner with them in this program called neighbors, which is less social media app available. It's kind of like next door where, you know it's just among your neighbors, and you post footage up. They're like, hey, look look at this person stealing packages watch out for him now when police partner with Amazon, they're allowed to request for footage directly from people so they can kinda put a GIO fence around, like a block, or something like that say, hey, we've been looking for this guy. We believe he's around here, can you send us kind of footage? That's supposed to be optional. But the problem is in some giveaways. The requirements are there are strings attached. Hey, like when we asked for footage, you're giving this to us, that's because we gave you this camera for free, and essentially, that's kind of setting up like a an open surveillance network for a lot of police officers who were never able to get cameras in these places. You know, when you get a security camera, that's usually for like a city or a big area not, you know on your block, and now they have it in, you know, these residential areas that they never really had surveillance footage of before. Well is the shock as reporting, this was shocking thing I think that's the MO the biggest thing that stuck out to me was just how much money Amazon is making off of this. So when you have a ring camera, you don't have to plan for it, but it's basically you don't you can't store any footage. Otherwise, you can just see, like alive, you, but you can save that video. So it's kinda useless unless you get subscription. The cheapest one starts at three dollars a month. And so, in some cases, Amazon will give these cameras away for free or heavily subsidize it. Because it's kind of this model of, like we're going to sell the the blade not the razors. The. I don't know. So in one case where they donated about, like eighteen thousand dollars to one town in subsidies. It turns out that, you know, they gave out six hundred cameras in that town. They can make all that money back in less than ten months, and then just continue to see their profits rise from that. So, you know, it's police like Amazon is asking police and do you wanna partner with us? And then police then go to residents. Do you wanna buy this, Amazon product, right? It's weird. Yeah. And all the money just goes back to him as on. Right. We also have an interview with Sony's, PlayStation CEO are e insure interviewed the CEO, and found out that game console maker is vowing to release have shared saved games backwards. Compatibility and more on its upcoming console often referred to as the PS five unofficially. Yes. So I mean, just trajectory wise, you know, it's probably going to be the PS five, they haven't said anything about that, but yeah, the CEO Jim Ryan this first interview since he started. In April, and he talked about how, you know, cloud gaming is gonna be the big thing Google with their stadia pitch is kind of moving toward that, too. They you might be able to play more games with your friends on XBox. And we might be able to play more games with just people on your old consulate. You might not even have to get the new PS five to play with your friends on that consulate Suming. That's its name a grant feature. We don't have all to play the council. Also on our own Ben FOX Reuben has a story. Also about Amazon unveiling the latest class of Alexa, prize competitors, who will be setting out to make the conversational Botts more real for these other stories, checkouts dot com. I'm Joanie salsa. Elfferding. Thanks for listening.
Twitters Pop and Hasbros Buzz
"It's Tuesday, April twenty third on the market fully. I'm Chris hill. Joining me today from 'em funds. Bill Barker, thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. We got a lot going up. We've got some on the ground reporting about Burger King's impossible Walker that they're testing in Saint Louis, we've got consumer products. We've got Toyota earnings. We're gonna start with social media Twitter's first quarter revenue was up twenty percent compared to a year ago. The stock is having a monster day shares of Twitter up sixteen percent was that good. It was a good report. It's a interesting the way they started out there announcement which was to talk about how effective they are at getting the wrong people or the wrong Botts off of their service. You don't normally see the initial quote from the CEO being about we're reducing the bad part of the business. But that is a big part of the questions that would be hang out about them. So before even really getting into the numbers, the narrative was the first thing that management focused on, and you know, market seems to be liking that I think that that's part of it. It's a interesting point because you're right. This is. One of those businesses that for the longest time that it's been a public company. We we have focused on growth, we focused on what are their monthly active users at cetera that sort of thing, but as you said the narrative around, and it's not just Twitter. But I would argue social media in general certainly Facebook being the classic case. Yeah. Part of the narrative for them is okay. Look they've got some bad actors on their if they can clean up this platform, and sort of get rid of the bad actors then. Yeah, it's it's going to be a more valuable business and therefore one worth owning. Yeah. And I think that it has for a long time been a business that people have expected they've got many of the attributes that you would want and they hadn't been monetize ING them as well as the competition, but they have something in. There are extremely effective which is. Product, which is a dicta-. And if you only were to invest in addictive products over the course of your lifetime. You would do very well. Yeah. That's true. I mean, whether it's tobacco for whatever you think about tobacco, and probably you should think the very worst things about it. I apologize to all the smokers out there. But it's an addictive product. And no matter how much we as a society try to educate ourselves about the downside of of that product. It remains extremely extremely good investment. And you know, we've got some the addictive products in front of us right now. Well, yes, editor that much better tobacco. Right. It's coffee, and it's both addictive incredibly healthy an incredibly good for you. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Unlike arguably, social media, that's one of the reasons why it is great. It's not just that coffee is great for you. But that your body created unlike many other things which are great for you. I've heard vegetables this claimed about vegetables, but they are not addictive not really. Somebody needs to work on that getting getting a little bit of addictive, you know, substance individuals all kidding aside. The idea of Jews Inc. I'm kidding. You're kidding. But I. A little frivolous, which is fine because somebody's going to work on this. Well, I was just gonna say it would be interesting to come up with a list like like, forget stock performance just come up with a list of things that are addictive, and then you know, backcheck against the stock performance. And it's like, oh, yeah. That's that's actually social media can be addictive tobacco is addictive. So is coughing, right? And social media, Facebook and Twitter, and and some other things at work on magnifying the addictive properties of of their product. And this is beginning to attract attention and backlash and Twitter. Understandably is starting its quarter by Spicer. We're working on the bad side. They're not addressing the the addiction problem. But they which I guess they probably don't see his problem. But you know, the the downside of the user platform harming other users at at the same time. I don't think that they're pulling back on, you You know. know, the notifications and the things that addict one to social media. No, I don't think they are. But I also think in the case of Twitter, it's it makes inherently good business sense to get rid of, you know, as you said the opening statement from Jack Dorsey to get rid of the bad actors because they're in the business of advertising and the more comfort that advertisers feel spending money on your platform than the more likely. They are to come back and spend more money in the future. So it's a very smart move by them. Yeah. And to go to the actual numbers, which we haven't gotten to yet basically business up about eleven percent year over year and showed that that's at the top line. That's the users and then really they did much better than that. When you get down to the bottom line in terms of the actual profits, which were ahead well beyond that. Let's move onto Hasbro first quarter profit and revenue
"botts" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"I know you've had fun this week with your half a million Twitter followers. Let's let's LOP off ten percent for Russian Botts would the on the topic of Julian Assange other than being a paragon and the personal hygiene community. How do you think history should remember Julian Assange thus far bat interior decorator? Her and and bad cat parent. But no, I Julian Assange in two thousand sixteen whatever Julian Assange started out as if he started out as a transparency advocate or what have you Julian Assange by twenty sixteen was a willing co conspirator with the Russians to provide information for a Russian information warfare programs seeking to disrupt the US elections. This isn't debatable. There's a abundant track record here of what? And why Assange did what he did. He was working with the Jere you to provide this information to the Trump campaign working to put it out there through WikiLeaks and through the Trump campaign to damage Hillary Clinton's chances of election. He did it. They were successful. They made a huge difference in the Russian effort to disrupt our elections, and and Julian Assange, even since then has been in Kutch with Sean Hannity as part of the Trump cheerleading and propaganda efforts. And all these other things, so this is a guy who was an actor in this in information warfare program. So the Russians I have zero pity or mercy for Julian Assange now, the narrowly crafted charges against him have been very carefully built. So as not to impinge on journalist prerogatives Orrin publishers progress, but this is a guy who didn't play that role. He's playing a role as a propaganda says information warfare asset for the Russians. And so I hope we see him soon in our courts, I I would like that. And he was also a guy who played a role in facilitating the one of the largest leaks of information during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in the early years of that that cost American security and customer can lives. I'm certain in the course of that. And so this is not a guy who is a journalist is not a guy who's a publisher. This is a guy who is a propaganda an a Russian asset with us from the great state of Florida veteran cat and dog parent. Rick Wilson, thank you as always for coming on the broadcast on a Friday night. You bet coming up for. Not officially in the race just yet. But we'll play you. This candidates message for the nation's second in command. And if the DP I'm not interested in feuding with the vice president. But if he wanted to clear this up he could come out today and say, he's changed his mind that it shouldn't be legal to discriminate against anybody in this country for who they are. That's all. The mayor of south bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buddha judge is officially not running for president. And yet he has a special announcement scheduled for Sunday, New Jersey democratic Senator Cory Booker and California Democratic congressman Eric swale. Well are also holding campaign kickoff events in their hometowns this weekend. It's busy out there on the campaign trail and with us tonight to talk about it. Laura baron Lopez national political reporter for politico and Juana summers. National political reporter for the Associated Press. A pleasure to have you both and want to talk to us about Buddha judge specifically he sure is getting we all watched him on Ellen. This after news getting his first round of attention. How is the scrutiny on him about to get tighter still? I mean, that's the problem with being a front runner, right? Brian is your front runner, you not only get the money and the attention the headlines, you also get that scrutiny. And I think that's why you see people asking questions particularly about his relationship with vice President Mike Pence, the former Indiana governor in recent weeks, Buddha judge has been a lot more forceful of of credit about him, particularly when it on religious grounds. We heard him saying in that clip in that clip with Ellen in particular. But when he was when when Pence was the governor of Indiana and Buddha judge was mayor of the fourth largest city at the state..
News in Brief 27 March 2019
"This is the news and brief from the United Nations two years on from the world's largest outbreak of acute watery diarrhea and cholera which affected more than a million people in twenty seventeen Yemen is seeing a sharp increase in new reported cases and deaths associated with diseases the UN children's fund UNICEF and the World Health Organization. WHO are warning that over one hundred thousand cases were reported between the beginning of the year and mid March. And that nearly a third of those affected are children under five the two UN agencies are worried that the number of suspected cholera cases is likely to increase given the early arrival of the rainy season the collapse of basic services such as life saving water systems and the poor status of sewage disposal systems in a statement released on Wednesday, Unisem F and WHO said that they're doing everything possible to avoid a repeat of the twenty seventeen outbreak Botts intense fighting access restore. Fictions and bureaucracy are hampering their efforts to fight the disease effectively staying in the Middle East eight years ago this month, the Syria conflict began leading to a humanitarian crisis that far from over on Wednesday Romesh Raja Singham, a senior official from the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs or author briefed at the Security Council on behalf of the UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock eleven point seven million people in Syria. He said require humanitarian assistance, and protection and more than five point six million Syrians are living as refugees across the region. Although fighting in the country has diminished, a growing number of civilians have been killed or injured in recent weeks. Mister, Rojas sangam told the council that the situation in the city of it lib and the surrounding areas in the north west of Syria is of grave concern with an alarming spike in civilian casualties last month, alone ninety people would kill. Of whom nearly half children at least eight six thousand people have also reportedly being displaced by this latest upsurge of violence health facilities, including hospital in syrup city, which has been deconfliction with the parties through stubborn procedures and schools are reported to have been hit humanitarian operations in organizations can to respond to needs an lip and and to prepare for the possibility of further deterioration. But as we have stated previously, a full-scale military onslaught in the area would overwhelm he mentioned response capacities. And there is an urgent need to protect tens of thousands of women in Mozambique who bore the brunt of cyclone EBay, the UN said on Wednesday in a statement. Andrea Wachner Representative of the UN population fund UNFPA in Mozambique said that the agency phys it's a race against time to provide the estimated seventy five thousand vulnerable women adolescent girls with licensing. Sexual and reproductive health services. She added that over forty five thousand births are expected in the next six months and seven thousand of those could involve life threatening complications, women and girls also face a rising risk of exploitation and sexual violence and UNFPA is working to establish safe spaces for them where information psychosocial support and referrals to medical and legal services will be available Conor Lennon UN news.
"botts" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"And you see this a lot with the Android. He goes this them is a lot of militia zaps lists run in the background and low dad's. There's always two sides to enact proposition. Why is the actual generation or creation of the Dow traffic's actually creating those averick Wests and the second part is finding one place or multiple places to actually monetize those things. And so there's the creation of the website. There is the only traffic to that website or degeneration of ad requests. And then there's doing the. Of the black hat business side of getting on boarded into addicts changes, which is actually where I consider the fraud to be because there's nothing immoral or legal about running a bunch of advert west year on site. I mean, it gets done the QA process. I went over snapped Mellish, developers all the time, but it's the actual pushing those advert Wests into a live at exchange where marketers are spending money that is the fraud department. What percentage of ads today d think are ultimately viewed by Botts or are presented in a way that I don't know add stacking or basically presented in a way that undermines their usefulness? Like, do you have a perspective on how many ads are actually getting viewed by humans or are reaching humans in a meaningful way yet if you bucket in what we quantify laced we've seen data that says about just from our own. Product is from twenty five percent disa- cross the board as never show up is the biggest one right as never rendered. You can't have any ability or any sort of measurable ability on anything that is a rancher in. There is invalid traffic where we've seen five ten percent across the board. And then you get into inap- where we've seen upwards of seventy percent invalid traffic. Sometimes let's talk about some of the the stack of technologies that go into rendering at. So let's say go to the Washington Post dot com an ad loge on the screen described. The stack of technologies have led to that ad being purchased and rendering on the page. Yeah. So Washington poses a good example, many the premium publishers, they started using what's called header bidding in that's just a set of jobs scrip-, libraries that are on the page and those jobs, libraries, essentially, make requests to the ad tech ecosystem. So those requests I go to what you call supply side platforms and these are servers. That supplies platform would be something like a Maddix..
"botts" Discussed on No Agenda
"I I do the the bat signal on the street can get an extra twenty thirty forty people in the stream maybe, but I think it's much more than that. No. I mean, Twitter and hear the Olympic L it down. I'll take an aside here until my Twitter story. So when I first started off on Twitter, I had ten thousand followers, and now I've got one hundred thousand and during that early era you could. Oh, something's ill. You should check this out. And you would get the ten thousand dollars because there was active. You know, they're really doing stuff. You would get maybe a thousand people go click on a link. The ten about right direct ARCHE number and when I detest spate while one kind of thing, maybe even more than thousand then as it got bigger and bigger now, I have one hundred thousand listeners and if I do the same tastes click on a link. With ten Thais people total number of people that click on the link six seven. Maybe that's pretty bad. Your people are dead. Well, I think they'll hold platforms dead. Fans that anybody is doing anything. I think got those same original people that would have thousands of people clicking. They've lost interest. They don't be. I don't know. Maybe it's a scam has a question. You don't think it has to do with the fact that people are tired of old car advertisements? Those are links. Just okay. Just ask his pictures time. Maybe you've been deployed for man, maybe your shadow ban who knows shadow abandoned. It's possible. Totally whatever the case the machine learning is kicking in saying this guy's posting ads. We're not getting any money from it. They don't know that it's an old dad. Studebaker? At three thirty. They're going to sell thirty four Studebaker out from under us, whatever the point is that the impact of Twitter has lessened to such a degree that you can't get anyone to click on anything anymore. They don't care and yells, very low numbers. Very low numbers. I agree with you that the interface is has become an issue. People want to see the information there. They don't want to click to find anything. That's that is the extent of laziness that we've gotten to it's too much to actually put your thumb on the link click thing, so but also it's been very quiet about the advertising scam, which we've been talking about for ten years in. This is the the fake traffic all the Botts looking like humans clicking away. There's been there's been some lawsuits has been, you know, people hauled off the court. There's some advertisers who may have pulled back or on advertising on social media platforms at all. But you really don't see any stories about it. You don't it's like the the the Nielsen ratings, you know, before we had true tracking which tracking gotten much better. Thank you, cable, boxes, and Roku and all that. So, you know, the we have the p plus one plus three plus five days to see who watched five days later. I mean that stuff is is is that's pretty scientific. But before that. It's just a sample and he asked to statistically that should be right. But it wasn't always far from it. But no one really don't talk about com. Score the same thing with the attribution of traffic. We talked about it a couple of weeks ago where you just you just buy a stupid cat video site by do deal with them and say all their traffic belongs to me and then com score goes. Okay. So we'll count that traffic for you. And the advertiser goes. Wow. Wow. Hoity toity news site. You've got some great content with some great numbers. Lemme advertise. Their meanwhile ads running on cat videos, nothing against Kennedy on the fan of the cat channel. But. Shannon's best you just don't hear about this anymore. So no riding on a big one to try to keep this scam. Going as long as you can there was a collapse with the dot com collapse in the two thousand era when we figured out that doesn't equal visits. That's that was yes, it was hits hits nonsense. But but the there was a pullback of advertising in during that little Eero in the dot com..
How your political emotions are monetized
"The yellow vest. Protests are real. Those are real people with real politics. Putting on that clothing and countries around the world and taking to the streets yell of protesters were out for the twelfth weekend of demonstrations, yellow vespers, March to denounce release violence as well as the government and the protests after yellow vest demonstrators hit the streets of France over taxes and the high cost of living similar movements of popped up around the world, including in Berta were bitter resentment about economic uncertainty are about to hit the road headed east. This movement is giving everyone inoperability to come out and say what they're unhappy with when those protests are over those people go home and log onto Facebook and Twitter and other platforms. They jump right in to the muddy as hell waters that make up any political debate online in those waters. There are extremists. And there are moderates, and there are curious bystanders. And there are people with worse intentions people who are either trying to make a buck or make you angry. Or both the world of politics is consumed with conversation about Botts spam and fake news as they should be the conversation is when he joined project between the Toronto Star. And BuzzFeed news began examining the online presence of Canada's yellow vest movement. There was one Facebook group that stood out to them as strange who was behind it. What was its purpose? And how could they pull that one page and particular out of the murk and focus on Wyatt existed? The story of the trail they followed leads us into the ugly underbelly of the internet where monitoring outrages lucrative, and where the citizens of become so mistrustful that even well-meaning real people might as well be robots that is sadly a big place, and it's eating up more digital real estate every day and this year Canada is one of its main targets. Jordan heath rulings. And this is the big story. Craig Silverman is the media editor at BuzzFeed news. And Craig before we get to what's fake about all of this can you please lay out. What exactly are the real yellow vest? Protests yellow vests is a popular movement originated in France, lers Lee started as a result of protests against a proposed new kind of gas tax that was going to be there. And then really morphed and became the kind of popular uprisings in France. It's not just kind of left and right. It's a whole smorgasbord of people who are in the streets in Paris and other parts of France, and they've been protesting there and it spread to some other places in here in Canada. We've now got kind of a burgeoning little yellow vest movement. It's not as big as what you saw in France. We you know, when the protests happened at the most the biggest have had like a couple or few hundred people a lot of times. It's people standing on the side of a highway with some signs, and it's very much rooted in opposition to the carbon tax and opposition to a lot of Trudeau's policies in. General right? And so what is yellow vest group dot com? And how does it tie into the movement in general one of the things that we've seen over the last? I don't know four to six months or so as the Elvis movement started to spread up and candidates that Facebook has been a big place where they've been organizing. So the main sorta yellow vest group has over one hundred thousand members on Facebook going back to the fall. We've just been kind of monitoring groups on Facebook pages on Facebook, not just yellow Vespa groups on the left groups on the right that we expect to be really active around you do. Well. So I have this weird beat and we have a small little team here in Toronto that does this particularly for for the whole world actually for BuzzFeed news, where we're very much focused on online misinformation, you know, trolling as well as all attempts to kind of manipulate or deceive using our new media world. So that could be social media websites. Botts trolls, all these kinds of things we have a sort of specialty in all the ways. People are faking stuff manipulating stuff online. Which kind of brings us right back to yellow vest group. Yeah. So explain what started happening or what you started to see when you're keeping your eye on it. So we're watching a lot of the right and left stuff in Canada online. We're also watching some of the Elvis groups because they're kind of political. It's interesting to see what's being shared there. And I saw this. This website pop up yellow vest group dotcom. I'd never seen a yellow vest website before. So that was the thing that piqued my interest. So now somebody's driving people to website is this like an official yellow vest website for Canada. Or is it something else? And so in looking at it, it only had two articles on it. And the thing that really stood out to me was it had ads on it. And I'm like, okay. So now, we have a scenario where perhaps there are people trying to make some money off of this movement. And this is a really common thing. I mean, we did a lot of reporting leading up to an after the twenty sixteen election in the US where we saw this huge explosion in what people came to call hypertension news. Very very pro right? Pro left. Not just disagree. With the other side. But the other side is terrible and whipping up sentiment whipping motion primarily on Facebook and people made huge amounts of money. Facebook is a great place to get people's attention. And if you can get their attention with a really outrageous or sometimes false headline. They're going to click, and they go to your website, and you make money for each visitor that comes to your website, and this this was a big thing in the US. And as we've been sort of thinking about what might happen in Canada this year, we sort of expect there to be some players who are profit driven rather than ideologically driven. So there's only two articles. But one of them stands out to you. Tell me what was in the article the one that had misinformation it so the article was built on three actual real new stories. But the key thing was the headline. And so the article was reporting how the town council in the sort of fort McMurray area had decided to put moratoriums on new job cans being built. So these were job camps from big oil companies where people would fly in they'd work their away from their family and then fly out and the. Town wants people to be more focused in the town itself, and they put a moratorium on these. And so that's real and the second thing that's real is that since about twenty fifteen there's been construction taking place on a new very large Islam center there. So for the Muslim community in the fort McMurray area. They've got a project that they're doing and the article connected. Those two things to basically say that there's no more job camps being billed in the oil sands because they're building a huge Slavic center. And a lot of the material that was being shared on the Facebook pages groups associated with this website was very anti Muslim a lot about sharia law and all these kinds of conspiracies a lot about and so that article got about fifteen thousand shares reactions and comments on Facebook, which is a pretty good amount of engagement for an article about you know, Canada and for an article in Canada in general from Canadian news media. So clearly, it was that misleading headline making people think, oh, there's no more job camps in jobs in the oil sands. Because of the biggest lung center. And what happened when you started this website picture interest? You started looking behind. Yeah. So the first thing that was clear is that nobody was actually claiming this. There is nobody saying, hi, I'm Jerry, and this is my website. And I love the elevators, and you know, I've been involved for a long time. And so one of the things that we looked at one. Of course, you know, there's ads on it. So is somebody making money? And then we also looked at how this website was being shared online. And we saw that there were accounts sharing. It very frequently basically spamming it all over Facebook into different yellow vest groups, and to me that again is behavior that says, okay? This is somebody who knows how to get traffic from Facebook and make money off of it. And so we just kind of went down the rabbit hole. Can we figure out who is actually behind this? Because it turned out that the two main Facebook accounts that have been sharing a lot of it were not really attached to real people. So we had kind of sock puppet or fake accounts. That were spreading this content. Driving people to the site making some money on it. And it certain point even started trying to get people to buy t shirts that had yellow vest slogans on. It how do you determine who's behind it? And who is behind it. Did you find out? Yeah. So we managed to figure out who is behind it. And one of the big kind of tip-offs was that the website where they were selling the t shirts is a site where anybody can sign up, you uploaded design, and you can start, you know, selling t shirts or mugs, and there was a username on that. And that username was different than the names of the Facebook accounts that have been sharing it, and it went to a guy named Craig Collins who lives in Albert who has worked in the oil sands, and who actually used to have a kind of side hustle, where he would create a jobs website jobs, like oil patch jobs dot com, where he posted job links and again the ads on the site, and he was flipping these sites. He earned over fifty thousand dollars the last three years creating and then selling to other people these jobs website. So we have somebody who understands how to kind of build a site monetize it, and then sell it, and who was actually actively concealing their identity as they were putting this yellow vest one out there did you find him. Found him send a bunch of emails. Tried calling didn't get a response. And then what we do a lot in journalism tickly within investigation is when you're about to publish something. And somebody is being cited in it. You send them what we call a no surprises. So I sent an Email with point by point by point saying, we're gonna report that the site is yours we're gonna report that you have a history flipping websites. We're gonna report that this. You know, indicates that this was a profit driven enterprise. And I also explained him that we were going to report that one of the articles that he created which went pretty viral on Facebook was also very misleading, and so just a few hours really before we were planning to publish got a phone call that was Craig Collins on the on the line how the conversation go. Well, I mean, his first words to me were total invasion of privacy, man. And so his feeling was that he had every right to conceal his identity into not have anyone know who was behind this website who is behind the Facebook accounts who is selling t-shirts and earning money from that. And that was his feeling and I explained. To him that, you know, this was a public website public issue. There was misinformation coming from his site. And that that doesn't give him the right to kind of hide who he is. And I also want to say like the person they don't necessarily understand the dynamics of libel and privacy law and things like that. So the fact that he was upset isn't surprising to me. But we ended up actually staying on the phone for like close to an hour. Talking a lot about it. We had quotes from him in the story. And he really wanted to emphasize that this was not him trying to explain the Elvis movement. He does agree with a lot of the stuff. But yes, he understands how to kind of you know, run a site and make money online. Where is the line? Is there align even between pages like this that are associated with real protests that you know, exist to coordinate the yellow vest movement and pages like this one perhaps that are dedicated to helping somebody profit off of it? How do you determine which is which looking at the website? The first thing was it has ads on it. A lot of advocacy sites. Don't have ads and also is this person going to great lengths to really promote the site and push it out there and the answer is yes, he was. And he was using to misleading impersonation Facebook accounts to spam. The stuff out there to drive that traffic. And so these are classic internet marketing techniques that we see. So with us having these hearings looking at this stuff that really fits that profile. But I think he believes the stuff, but I think he also saw an opportunity to capitalize on it. And so both things are kind of true. What are you guys do when you find things like this, which must be all the time? Do you take an active role in trying to get them removed or get them regulated or you simply reporting on them? And then kind of standing back, you know, there's a little bit of both, you know, one this is activity that's taking place on Facebook. And so if you're going to write about, it there is I think duty to go to Facebook and say, hey, you know, we found in this case we found to Facebook pages together close to about ten thousand likes. We found a Facebook group that he was running a private group that had about two thousand members. And then we found those two accounts that was spamming the content. And so we set all of that to Facebook and. We said, you know, we're gonna report on this. And I sent them the evidence that these accounts are probably not linked to real people, and we're probably violating their terms, and they did respond by removing the groups the two pages and the two accounts. Have you been seeing this kind of stuff not necessarily just associated with the Elvis, but this kind of hyper partisan political misinformation ramp up as we head into an election year absolutely us having spent the last roughly four years or so very focused a lot on US. But also, we done coverage about Germany, France, Brazil, even Japan other countries, we know that of course, this stuff kicks up a lot more when there's an election. So as baseline, you know, that's going to happen. But also Justin Trudeau has become a bit of a global icon of liberalism global icon of oke nece in some ways right of which some people love and some people hate, and so he is inspiring a lot of very strong emotions. And the second thing is that Canada has been pretty strong in measures against. Russia. And in fact, our foreign minister Christopher Lind is banned from Russia. And so all of those things, you know, as our team has been looking at it, we expect this to be really high water Mark for, you know, online campaigns and online manipulation and digital deception we expect a lot of those things to happen for this campaign in Canada. And the the increase in hypertension, news will absolutely be a part of that. I might be asking you to take me kind of down the rabbit hole here. But obviously there's a ton of partisan issues in Canada right now that people real people feel incredibly strongly about when you're looking at sites like this or or looking at the general spread of information Candida, how do you determine what is kind of good faith, angry partisanship, and what is an attempt to manipulate discord? So one piece of it is that there's nothing wrong with partisanship. And that's really really important because the danger in going too far with this stuff is that you start to squelch free speech or you start to get Facebook to have a really strong arm tactic. And that's not what we want. So you have to look at you know, one figuring out who's behind the stuff. That's really. Important who are these people are they genuine passionate person for politics or do they not care in? They're simply somebody trying to make money, and we found this in the US where literally there were companies whose job is just to run kind of niche websites would say oh politics is doing really, well, let's spend a Republican Silat spin up democratic site. So that was one indication was you had people playing both sides that clearly is not genuine partisanship. The Ellen of also the monetization piece are people actively making money from this, and you can have partisans for making money from it. But as people I've spoken to over the years, you know, they may start as a partisan, but eventually becomes a business for them. So that peace is aligned walk, but you really just have to investigate and figure out who's there and the patterns of the content that they're putting out in other cases, you know, the stuff that is completely false is it deeply misleading in terms of the headline creating false impression. So that kind of thing that doesn't help public debate that doesn't help disagreement and that kind of stuff, you know, needs to be looked at and needs to be flagged. And I think that's. Is important. And then there's also the element of attribution is this people actually in Canada who are actively involved in these sites, or can you actually trace it back to people outside of the country who are not Canadian to state entities to other people who want to influence the process, and that obviously is very problematic has it been weaponized in the other way now because one thing that I've seen a fair bit of is people accusing anyone who has a different opinion of them specifically when it comes to heated political stuff of being bought or being drills. And it's almost like now the disagreement itself has become a suspect. Yeah. We've we've gone over to somewhat into the other extreme of anytime. There's someone on Twitter who disagrees with them. Suddenly there bought their troll. And in our -bility to actually have a reason and fact face disagreement is a core part of democracy. It is a terrible thing of getting to the point where people will just write off anyone who disagrees with them as part of some kind of campaign. This is where I think journalists have to be really diligent about this work and actually figure out where is this coming from and not do lazy work where we just argue that anything that's anti Trudeau is, you know, part of some kind of disinformation campaign. Everybody has responsibility for this. And I think journalists again like us in the Toronto Star trying to look at this and trying to be diligent about it and show our work. So that people can make up their minds for themselves. What can ordinary digital citizens do not just necessarily to sort of diagnose the stuff and be wary about what they're reading and consuming, but also to sort of prevent the spread of it. Do you report it, do you reply to it and say, I know, you know, this is coming from somewhere else with the citizens arrest here. I think there's a few things that the average person can do the first piece is is just having awareness that in this median virement the stuff that you see that maybe has a lot of re tweaks or maybe has a lot of likes. It's easy to buy those. It's easy to manipulate those. So don't just go buy popularity alone. The second piece is to. About having a kind of pause. So in a lot of cases, especially with political stuff. They wanna get emotional rise to you that makes you share it. And I really encourage people before you take that action of liking or sharing a retreat or retweeting to actually pause and think about, you know, why do I wanna share this? Why do I wanna pass along is a possible that they are trying to get me to do something manipulating me? So the awareness and the pause or two really important things. And then the last thing is that you absolutely can report posts that you know, that are misleading that you think are part of some kind of larger operation or that you think are suspicious. It's absolutely something you can do. And of course, you could also, you know, send it to journalists local journalists national journalists to me, just tag you. And Jane, basically, and everything we we are absolutely happy to have that happen. And so, you know, those are those are things people can do. And I think overall I hope folks come away with it feeling like there is something for you to do you shouldn't feel overwhelmed by this. There are basic things that you can think about and do that are going to. You in the bigger picture? What is the long-term plan for this BuzzFeed Toronto Star project? The the overarching thing is we wanna look at the different players that are trying to influence public opinion and kind of play in the public debate. And so that's actually a pretty broad umbrella about it. It doesn't mean that everybody that we write about is going to be nefarious. You know, we're very interested in operations like on terra proud, and how started as an anti Kathleen Wynne thing. It's now expanding to be more national what role are they going to play in this election? And you know, this isn't a registered organization, it's somebody who's clearly a right of center partisan who's running it. They can exist in this space. But that kind of entity is a newer in terms of what we've seen in Canada. So we're looking at that. We are of course, interested can we find stuff that is originally from outside of Canada trying to influence the public debate. And also, I think we need to pay attention to any potential overreach by the social networks and also the government of Canada. You know, they're talking a lot about this elections can. Is looking at it. We don't wanna have hand government response either. And so we're certainly not just looking at you know, calling out stuff and exposing stuff. We're also trying to think is there any overreach by the platform. So the government as well to hate the term fake news. I do. I am tired of it. It must great on you after a while. It does. I mean, this is a term. I started using in twenty fourteen when I was doing a research project into the spread of rumors and misinformation online, and I didn't put a lot of thought into using it. And then, you know, used it again as we were publishing research, we're doing in two thousand sixteen you know, there was a certain amount of rigor that I used for it. It was completely false content. That was created to Steve and that had an economic motive that those are the three things that I use to identify fake news. There's no resemblance to what it's used to describe. You know, now, it's a catch all term mostly it's used by Donald Trump to condemn reporting that he doesn't agree with other politicians have kind of picked that up as well. I think Donald Trump has actually been very effective taking it and make. What he wanted to be? And so have unfortunately lot of autocratic leaders around the world, passing so-called fake news laws that are actually restraining press freedom in those places. So it's become a very loaded dangerous term in some ways. Did you coin you didn't coined the phrase? I mean, no, I didn't want it. It's a phrase that's been around for a long time. I think the most I would say is certainly helped popularize it in late twenty sixteen with some of the research and reporting that we put out there and graduations. Yeah. It's a great honor. And I will never escape it. I suppose do you think the government's need to regulate social media? I'm really big fan of governments threatening to regulate social media. I'm a big fan of them using it as a threat and getting the companies to actually take some responsibility for what is on their networks for a long time. The Facebook's and Twitter's and YouTube at the world have said, you know, we're just a platform. Yes. We have some rules. But you know, we're open and we're we're not like a new site moderate moderating content. Now, they have finally realized that they absolutely do have a responsibility. They finally realized that the outcomes of not taking you know, basic responsibility can really put people's lives in danger. I mean, the big sample of this is me, and mar where ethnic cleansing has happened. And you know, Facebook was the platform where a lot of this hate speech, and we're a lot of the organizing for this was taking place. So I like governments really putting the pressure on them to come up with better solutions putting pressure on them to be more transparent. But there's a very you could see a lot of bad laws potentially being drafted that could end up siphoning, free speech. So I am a bit wary of. Of seeing a lot of legislation come into play. My last question. Do you have a personal Facebook account, the us to talk with your great, enter, whomever? I do how do you feel about that? I. So I recently deleted in the Instagram off my phone for variety of reasons. One of which is just a mandated that they collect. I keep the Facebook app on my phone mostly because use Facebook so much for work. There's only so much research you can do of things happening on Facebook without being signed in. So I'm very conflicted about it. I don't post a lot. I don't share a lot. I don't engage a lot because I look at Facebook, and I see all of the data collection. And you know, it's sort of like seeing through the matrix. I can't look at it. And just enjoy my friends photo of their kid. I see all the other stuff around.
Could a humanoid robot take on Ninja Warrior?
"Torso to balance through the movements and power up each forty centimeter high step while using computer vision to locate the next one sure the advertisement is that such a robot could navigate through disasters to rescue squishy human stuck in precarious situations. But we can certainly imagine alternative applications, and of course, entertainment like sending it on the ninja, warrior course. Japan's Softbank bought Boston dynamics. And it's real. Botts from alphabet a little over a year ago and likely has aspirations for the technology that reach beyond hit YouTube videos. We'll keep you updated right here on your weekly tech
"botts" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"And the irony was Kouzmin really didn't shoot it. Very well. And he's the guy who usually just lights up for LeBron. He wants to. Yes. The Cavs -olutely. Right. So it's still highly possible. Again, LA times report yesterday that the Lakers have offered as I said from the start what they should offer Lonzo and Kouzmin Brandon Ingram and your man's zoo. Botts in a first rounder just they put it right on the table for the pelicans in the pelicans, are fools if they don't take that they should take it and run with it right now. Because they're not going to get a better offer simply because Rich Paul has made it crystal clear to Celtics or Knicks whomever else that there is no way that Anthony Davis is going to sign long-term with Boston or New York where he's rental probably rental property with. No hope of ownership. Just so, you know, you're going to be able to live here. But I'm never selling corral. You that is correct. So why wouldn't the pelicans just swallow the pride? That's now bubbled to the surface and just say that you mentioned pride. Anthony Davis is trying to hold us up. That's make us trade him to where he wants to. And we're of said, even though they told us this summer. Yup. We will not sign the extension and we wanted to move on. And where we wanted to move onto. Yep. So that would be a great deal for the pelicans. And I gotta tell you still got drew holiday, and you still got Jewish Randall miratec, you put those four kids in the middle of that maybe not this year. But next year in the next they would become a contender. They would be that'd be a good basketball team. Yes. When LeBron was better basketball team with AD. Well, asked about eighty and he said, I'm not gonna talk about it. It's just fantasy basketball. We don't talk about stuff like this. They always trying to get it for. Tampered. Everybody got something to say about LeBron. So he's right. He's not talking about AD. But we know what about to happen. We know somebody who's been tampering on this show for three months. My right. Why don't you get fined what about what about doing tampering? You ask me a question. I this would be a great trade for the Lakers. I've just got this guy. Just a guy. No messy. So LeBron's return. Yesterday. Wasn't the only big news. The Knicks traded Christopher singers and three other players to the Mavericks for a package. Dennis Smith junior. Deandre Jordan reports say for singers question the direction of the team the two sides met yesterday. And then the next felt that he wanted out of New York. This is the marquee name in the deal, but he's been out all season after tearing his last year canon who got the better end of this trait. Will we're going to have to wait to the summer of twenty nineteen before we find out because what the next year by getting Chris upper Saint goes and getting Hardaway and Courtney Lee out of there, they created over seventy million dollars cap space. Now, if you laying K D, you laying carry or you get a Kawai clearly they wanted to deal. There's no question about that. And then you think if they can land the number one draft pick, maybe. Swing that. And says, okay. Pelicans. What about this for a D? Now, you really in the money. But for me, if become a bluntly clear that present didn't want to be there, skipped his brother. And from what I'm hearing that his brother and Kristoff was making it very difficult about what they wanted what they weren't going to do and what they were going to do. So I thought the Knicks was was absolutely right to move on. Because you're not I about do you simply three and you coming off an injury..
"botts" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"To get this y'all get this man about my house. So if you add any of Lonzo Kouzmin, Brandon Ingram your man's zoo. Botts whatever mix and match with those hard. I still think there are enough pieces in place with the pelicans as we saw some last night, and again, no Jewish ran or no miratec that they can be credible. They can be a contender. They can be a playoff team with those kids because they're going to get good. Do you think is going to have to be things go team the team or they're going to have to and there's been reports, and I'm just throwing out rampant speculation. But Lonzo to Phoenix. I still say Lonzo is the key piece here. That's just again, I'm a much bigger fan than you are because I think he's going to be a star. So he's the one who's going to make it all go. But it might go to thirteen to go back to New Orleans to come to LA because you know. True holiday had his best season playing alongside Rondo he did. And I think he's got a lot of to in him where you're just fine with him playing them. Yeah. Ars to guard exempt for Lonzo ball. Yes. He's about as pure. All right. We ain't got no choice. Well, there you go. So I think it's gonna get done. I think they're negotiating as we speak and the clock is ticking toward a week from tomorrow at three told you July. To get a deal. Now report car, you know, what you're talking about. As we go get Katya AD, but we get the. If you haven't seen it. You should prefer D but goal. Go ahead. Maybe that six foot on a quantum? I'll take seven foot monster myself. I'll take you realize Kevin Durant is taller than Anthony Davies, he is he's much longer than we might get Katie Razi AD grown. What you come celebrating? What do you? I'm not going to be happy. You'll be the Bri got everything if he don't win it. Now, we'll eat have the best player on the planet. Is he already AD? We can't predict far ahead. Patriots while they're just a few days away from playing in their third straight Super Bowl. But it wasn't easy. Getting there Tom Brady and the patriots were the number two seed, but they still lost five games in the regular season. Patriots. Haven't won a Super Bowl while also losing five games since the two thousand one season. Which was also the start of the Brady Bella check dynasty. So skip Zet at many times that this will be Brady's greatest accommodation. If he wins the super deal with this team, Shannon. Do you agree with skip on that one? Disagree with skip shocking. No is not. They were the pre season favorites to win Super Bowl Gifty three for me. His greatest accomplishment. Skip.
One problem with fake news? It really, really works (Replay)
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by. Indeed, are you hiring with? Indeed, you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed that com slash marketplace. That's indeed dot com slash marketplace. And by Kabo this holiday season, give your loved ones the gift of stress free TV with control center Bykov. Oh, the easy way to control everything connected to your TV with just one remote control center is available at C a veto dot com and best buy control center by Kabo one remote that does it all. The problem with fake news. Is that it really really works from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Molly would. This year fake news made a huge splash as companies and governments tried to figure out who should be in charge of spotting misinformation and getting rid of it something they're still dealing with. And we'll be well into twenty nineteen MIT researchers the non Rawl has found that the not true stuff what he calls. False news is not only hard to stop. But that it's really effective. A recent study found that false news travels way, more efficiently and much farther than the truth. In an article published this year in the Harvard Business Review Arale says that misinformation can have some very real costs. There's a story from Brock Obama's presidency where a false tweet that indicated that he was injured in an explosion wiped out one hundred thirty billion dollars of equity value in a single day. These types of stories can have consequential impacts on our democracy on businesses on our national security. And so it's a problem we really need to concentrate on. So what can be done one of the things you talk about changing the incentives for companies, either disincentivising them to spread misinformation or incentivizing them to fight it. What are they doing? What could they be doing? Yes. So when you when it comes to changing, the incentives, we know now that a lot of the false news that spreads is not spread for political reasons, but is spread for economic reasons. The social media advertising ecosystem monetize his attention or eyeballs to content and if false news spreads farther faster, deeper and more broadly than the truth than it is incentivizes producers of false news to produce more false news in order to earn more advertising revenue if platforms like Facebook are to be responsible for the spread of known falsities than they could use policies. Technologies algorithms to reduce or dampen the spray. Of this type of news, which may reduce the incentive to create it in the first place. Talk to me about consumer behavior because changing consumer behavior seems like the most uphill battle of all like, well, this alternately fall on companies and or regulators. So it's interesting you talk about consumer behavior because as we were doing this study. There was a lot of congressional testimony talking about the role of bots or software programs and spreading false news. And what we found was that. In fact, bots spread false and true news at approximately the same rate. So Botts could not explain why false news traveled so much farther faster deeper and broadly than the truth over the ten years of data that we studied on Twitter what that means is human decision making is contributing significantly to the spread of false news. So understanding how to think about consumer behavior is a really important part. Of dealing with the false. News podrumedic, synon- Arale is a researcher at MIT and head of that school's initiative on the digital economy. His paper argues that algorithms will play a huge role in spotting false information online, but twenty nine thousand nine could see a new era of fake news. Forget false articles. We may start seeing lots of fake videos to I'm Molly would and that's marketplace tech. This is a PM December thirty first is coming up fast. And that means time is running out to support marketplace and make your gift go twice as far donate today. Marketplace dot org to invest in news, you value and trust and your contribution in any amount will be matched dollar for dollar by our friends at can Dida thanks for believing in what we do this. Marketplace podcast is brought to you by. Indeed when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions then zero in on qualified candidates using. An intuitive online dashboard. And when you need to hire fast, accelerate your results with sponsor jobs. New users can try for free at indeed dot com slash marketplace. That's indeed dot com slash marketplace. Terms, conditions, and quality standards apply.
Foxconn mulls Vietnam move for iPhone production to avoid effects of U.S. tariffs
"Of the on again off again trade war with China. Apple insider says box con may have a plan to deal with it where I phone is concerned. According to the report, the company is considering moving production of Jesus phone Vietnam to avoid the effects of US trade tariffs, citing a Reuters report. The peace has the head of the Vietnam chamber of commerce and industry confirming that the talks are ongoing saying simply we are discussing the possibility of this with box con Foxconn kept it even simpler saying it doesn't comment on issues related to current or potential customers or any of their products. Remember, the talk of you years ago of FOX Botts Foxconn may need them. According to the peace, a number of Foxconn executives spoke to Reuters in the last week about where production could be moved through if the company needed to mitigate the effects of the US, China, trade war, Vietnam and. Thailand were seen as the preferred locations to set up operations, though, a lack of skilled labor and inadequate infrastructure. Would be an issue in either case if such a move was made. There also seems to have been this sort of Trixie idea floated maybe Foxconn do most of the assembly and China, but put the finishing touch on iphone another country and call that other country the country of manufacture Morgan Stanley analysts Katy Hubert, he says probably not in a note to clients. The Hugues said that is our interpretation that apple would have to do more than just one stage a final assembly outside of China for the origin of the good to shift away from China. This would then likely require billions of dollars of investment from apple and partners over a multi year period. Making this a more disruptive scenario?
"botts" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"And that was when I realized I didn't even realize even while we were doing story how horrific it could get because after we came out with that three part series. We were bombarded and bombarded. I mean, you know, at the beginning, I was still trying to respond to people forget it. They weren't responding back. They just meant to pound me into silence. And so at one point I started counting. How many hate messages? I was getting you were making a database ninety hate messages per hour. And it lasted exactly a month, meaning like payroll a month, and and the this continues, and that is meant to cripple belief truth. Right. One of these messages was I want Marie arrests to be raped her repeatedly to death. Yes. That's that's actually tame compared to some of the other ones. I think this is where they all come together. When people see this it impacts values and the target which is this a middle class that. Really, the vast powers of government, and you combine them some ally told a million times is tax in general. I think in the Philippines. They used Botts alerts and labor so cheap that it's all fake accounts. I mean, even if you look at the Facebook disclosure last year, there's a little footnote that says the Philippines has a higher than average number of fake accounts. One of the. One of the messages one of the more aggressive messages was a fake endorsement by pope Francis. With the words, even the pope admires due Tei beneath the pope's image Catholic Bishops Conference in the Philippines, posted statement. May we inform the public that this statement from the pope is not true? We beg everyone to stop spreading this. But it just became a kind of truth. Yeah. Absolutely. And that's part of the reason that the support well, president has high popularity ratings at one point two eight percent and part of that is because of this groundswell of social media and people can't tell the difference journalism awards in the United States. Stay with us..
'The Facebook Dilemma' documentary explores the company's global impact
"Last night on Facebook. And I wasn't expecting it to be fantastic because who wants to sit around watch documentary about Facebook. But it actually really really was so interesting in item reporter on this learned a ton. It is called the Facebook dilemma, it's a two part series. There's another episode of it tonight. We're recording on Tuesday, which I plan to watch. But it was about earliest one of the things that I learned last night was there was misinformation that was circulating around. And during the revolution back in two thousand twelve and that Facebook, I was well aware of this. And that it was difficult for activists then and that DARPA published something like two hundred reports on a misinformation in Botts and things like that that were problem on Facebook. So Facebook had been aware of this problem that we're now like having this public reckoning with with this information for so long, right? And so it really brings into question the culture of the company, and the level of responsibility that they chose not to take perhaps freely. Well done documentary. You know, I said that the different Lucien was to twelve meant to eleven sorry long day. I really out. Well, yeah, I'm looking forward to it. I've been meaning to wash it, actually. And there's definitely been misinformation on Facebook for a long time. I remember this wasn't as far back as twenty seven. But in twenty fourteen I did a story about hoaxes the hoaxes about. Copyright notices that you could supposedly paste on Facebook to protect your information hoaxes about bananas curing cancer hoax about vaccines. I talked to Facebook back then about it. And they said, you know, we've never really tried to do anything around worrying about whether what set on our platform. It's true or not in the kinda mused. That's interesting. You know, maybe something would think about in the future. But it just clearly not on their priority list, even twenty fourteen it's really interesting because you know, in two thousand eleven the big news story was that Facebook can be of major tool in upsetting entire government. Right. Like, those those social media revolution. Is it was kind of the headline that people like to say, and and you know, they they didn't seem to take that seriously. If they did take it seriously, they didn't seem to think of through problems or or or think through how they should protect the platform if it's going to be used as such valuable ways. Yeah. It was just such a time of optimism. They people thought the people running platforms thought that they? Would just default to being forces for good in the world. Obviously. Now, we know that it's very much not necessarily true. And now we're trying to go back and figure out what went wrong anyway. I look forward to watching the documentary. Thanks to that tab, April. Yeah. I guess optimism and billions of dollars a powerful drug. But that does do it for our show today. You can get updates about what's coming up next by this on Twitter at if then pod you can Email us at if in at slate dot com. Send us your tech questions show guest suggestions or just say you can follow me and will Twitter as well. I'm at April laser and will is at Willard. Thanks again. To our guests Pablo or tomato can follow him on Twitter at Pablo to lotto. There's an underscore between his first and last name and Joan Donovan you can follow her on Twitter as well. At boston. Joan thanks. Thanks, everybody. Whose left us come at a review on apple podcast, whatever platform us. Listen. We sincerely appreciate that. If you haven't had a chance to do that. And you do listen to our show sounding like NPR pledge drive fair. But please, please Seth back with a nice view. It helps us a lot. If then as production of slate, enter tens of partnership between slate Arizona State University, a new America. Our producer is next shakeups. Thanks to Baker sound studios here in Philadelphia where I'm recording from today and thanks occupies studios in Newark, Delaware. We'll see next week.
Are you ready for Red Dead Redemption 2? (The 3:59, Ep. 480)
"Welcome to the three fifty nine. I'm Ben FOX. And I'm out for dang. And with us today is all star video game reviewer, Jeff Backus Grammy. Guys, quick hurry, four minutes. Go I was gonna I was gonna keep doing the little known fact about Jeff middle name is also FOX. Okay. All right. It's seymour. We don't often talk about video games on the show. But we wanted to take a chance to discuss red dead redemption to which is gaining a lot of attention. So Jeff my first question is why why are people so interested in this game as out it is arguably the most is will sound like a cliche, but it is arguably the most ambitious game ever made come on. It is I may have heard that before. But you chance to explain before. But it turns out it's actually kind of true it is somehow able to create one of the most believable fictionalized world I've ever interacted with. And there is something about this game that it does better than any other game out there where it is chock filled with characters events environmental effects and things that convince you one hundred percent through and through that you are in this western world, and it makes Westworld look like city slickers. So what did you like about the game? And also would didn't you like about the game? There's really not a whole lot of didn't Mike I think for a lot of people they might not be expecting a gain that really takes its time. The way read did does some of it is a drag cowboy life in eighteen ninety nine turns out, not the most exciting thing in the world moment to moment. What I did. You know, love about this game is is how quickly it was able to grab me every there's nothing there's nothing cut and pasted in this game. Every experience is unique every mission every task every actively every objective is is almost this. Bespoke kind of like, you know, beautifully. Crafted meticulous thing that is an absolute marvel to experience it is unlike anything else I've ever played. Well, thanks very much for that. Very quick explanation of red dead redemption to next up if you. One the latest easy sneakers. These days you may need a but to help you out. Alfred you wrote about the world of sneaker head bots. Tell us a little bit about it. Yeah. So I spoke with the creator of one of the more popular sneaker bought out there. The body called cyber AI oh cost about two hundred pounds to get. And then they only one hundred copies of that pot every month, and then people will try to re buy if they miss out on the sale, though, try to buy that bought for about twenty seven hundred dollars sale market on the Botts. Yeah. Market for Botts to buy sneakers. And there's also to buy those Botts now because there's only one hundred copies of them people make bots to buy those spots. And you might be wondering why so many people pay thousands of dollars for for these Botts, even and the big reason is, you know, these sneakers are basically collectibles, like even though these easies Nicos on Saturday going to sell for two hundred dollars a very good chance that on the resale market or. For like eight hundred six hundred dollars or so, and that's just like these knickers. There are sneak like the mardi MC fly sneakers that came out a few years ago, those were on an EBay auction for like forty one thousand dollars because they are extremely rare. And there's a lot of rich people out there that like wanna collect these. So is the people that get these Botts are they more collectors or are they reseller? There's a good chance that they're most likely resellers because like they're basically investing in a tool to help them make more money. I don't think they'd spend that much money to just, you know, collect these knickers on their own, but it would be a healthy investment. I I would say if you're in the re-selling business. All right last Twitter reported a drop of nine million monthly users in its latest quarter. But it stock is way up. Thanks to the company hitting a sizeable profit wanted to pitch question. You guys is Twitter somehow benefiting from all Facebook's, misery. What do you guys think about that? Yeah. I don't think it's her. Hurting them. I mean, but the fact that they lost nine million users seems like a lot. Well, they've been killing off. Incidentally, a lot of bots. Also getting a lot of fake accounts getting out of there. So I think for social media they're getting a different game. Now of I think in the past it used to always be okay. What your daily monthly average user or anything like that? And you know, it was a racist. You could get the most users. But now, I think they're more focusing on engagement and like actual users. And that's why they're okay with killing off all these like bought accounts in the past. They were just there, and it kinda help them inflate their numbers a bit to investors. But now, I think it's much more important for them to say, hey, look, we have a clean and healthy platform. Do you think Jack Dorsey is actually set if identical twins? Why would is? Is that because he's he's actually miraculously running square and Twitter at the same time. It doesn't really feel like he's running Twitter though. I don't know just like a mascot. Yeah. I wanted to mention Derek URS deep dive story about deforestation in the Amazon. The just published today if you wanna read about these stories check us out on CNN. I'm Ben FOX Rueben. I'm out for dank an object back. Thanks for listening.
"botts" Discussed on Social Pros Podcast
"And so. So when I'm working closely in when my clients have enough budget to do so it's it's really hand holding them to say, look, maybe you don't even right. Maybe you're just participating in conversation about technology. Right. Eighty maybe you're on get hub or you're on stack overflow or read it somewhere. And you're having you're conversing. And you're and they're things are way over my head. I have no idea what you know, how to how to code, you know, python or what have you? So so to me an in going back to the trust barometer. Janelle you mentioned that many times on your on your on your podcast and written about anytime as well it trust barometer. You know, I think trusting people have always been that way because we relate. I mean, I relate to you. I'm glad that we I'm looking at you right now, we are friends. We I communicate with you. I feel like I'm connected to you. And that's exactly how IT decision to when they're having those discussions. There's a connection Bill and that is where the opportunity is in. It's you're right. It's not about sharing a a campaign from Lincoln. That is not a. Son of Al you there the value from a consumer perspective is the trust building. And how do you scale that? It's very difficult to scale one conversation. I remember when you read Dell Intel and I worked member we used to have calls with like Richard been Amer and Bruce Eric Andersen. Those guys who were good friends of mine, and we used to talk about best practices. How how do we do this the right way before technology was even there, and it was all about one on one relationships very difficult to scale that though less question around, employees, advocacy, and around the authenticity and genuineness I think Michael that you're a big fan of. And of course, we speak about a lot here. The next big thing. We're seeing kind of in this world of social media an artificial intelligence as Botts idea that you're going to be interacting. You're communicating with somebody who isn't real, but has gotten very close to passing that turing test is what's going to happen with employee advocacy. When that starts to happen. Are we going to see more reliance on to kind of do those types of levels of engagement or is this going to comply? Is this gonna be like spam in Email where it's completely ton off our audience, and you we will have screwed the past decade or so that we've built up in terms of intensity, I hate that term AI. I really do. I mean, it's silver used now. Every one of my client, even though even if they're not using AI in their software. They're trying to talk about it. It's just Larry's. But anyway, I think that they're already doing that. I mean, whether or not they're using AI to to be smarter about it. There is a lot of automation happening in employee advocacy. I honestly don't see none of value in it. But while you're gonna have you're gonna have entrepreneurs who are and developers. We're going to build these Pat forms and sell it in. And here's the problem. They're going to sell it into my clients clients are going to come to an easy. How do we deploy this? And I'm going to say will you probably shouldn't even invest invented in this in the first place or maybe should have gotten a high tier of of package you because you cannot automate you can automate demand gin Lee gin, you know. Ads and things like that. That's good to automate his from a performance standpoint. You get better results. You.
Google, Botts and Samsung discussed on Murph and Mac
"Calls, but just like when iphones became water resistant. Samsung said been there done that Google already has a spam detector by its Android system. The assistant in the new pixel three launched this week from Google actually answers. Spam calls screens them and transcribes the usually bogus. Call in real time. It's great that apple has a patent for blocking. Spam calls. Spamming is only getting worse the newer Botts can spoof. Your
"botts" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Fish probably shouldn't have done this radio show today or any. I have this disgusted cover. I just hate the globalist, but it's more. And I just get flip it and because deep down folks, I can see what they're doing. We have a responsibility to stop these globalist where are the mid their country, the men in this world. We just offer our children up to the system with the floor, the water GMO earning. We let fat perverts grab airport, train them for the pedophile government, and we've just got such a six society. Wow, holy cow. Now, you know, that's bizarre. It's crazed. It's out of control is at hate speech. I don't know. I don't think so. And he does other things directed other people that probably could qualify. But again, the American people can't just sort through this stuff seriously. I mean, we're getting to a place and they're being courage now by the Senate Democrats and they've, there's apparently something else circulating in the Senate right now where they want to just seized control of the internet. A leaked memo circulating amongst Senate Democrats contains a host of crazy authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms purportedly as a way to get on get tough on Russian Botts, fake news. To save American trust. In our quote, in our institutions, democracy,.
New Nintendo Labo plane, submarine, automobile kit coming in September Nintendo Labo plane, submarine, automobile kit coming in September
"Twitter reported monthly active users fell by one million as it removed Botts and spam and failed to attract new users. Twitter says, user numbers will continue to fall this year because of that Twitter says, it's prioritizing cleaning up the platform over near-term product improvements that could drive usage. Twitter, daily, active users were up eleven percent. That's the seventh quarter in a row of daily growth. Twitter also reported its third straight quarter of positive income at one hundred million dollars for the first time overseas revenue contributed to the majority of Twitter's ad sales. Nigeria's twenty-first-century fiber ISP and Google announced they will roll out two hundred new free wifi hotspots across five cities in Nigeria. Within the next year, sights will include markets transport hubs, shopping malls, universities and more Google previously ruled out Google stationed in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Mexico. Lenovo smart display with Google assistant is now on sale at comes in versions of eight inches and one hundred ninety nine dollars and a ten point one in screen version for two hundred forty, nine dollars both with a front facing five megapixel camera yet another CAS announcement that shipping and finally Nintendo announced its first new lab. Oh, kit. Since the original launched in April vehicle kit will
"botts" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"So I imagine that if fake news was purely spread only by Botts than the diffusion analysis would make it obvious, and since it's not a salt problem, it must be that fake news is to certain extent getting propagated inorganic way to as you said, maybe it gets a boost in some way, but real people must be sharing fake information as well. Have you been able to learn anything about that process up? -solutely humans do spread misinformation, and the majority of spreading is done in fact by humans. But these. Humans are tricked, and they re tweet Botts. If we look at the retreat netter, for example, we find that the majority of the retweets of tweets containing links to fake news or misinformation or locate ability content. The majority is done by humans. But if you look at where the accounts that are retweeted by these humans, you find almost as many Botts as humans. So that means that bots are being very effective at amplifying the message boosting exactly like you said. But once it is boosted the whole point is to get you months to look at it because if it was only bought s- than it wouldn't really be a problem, right bots, talk to other Botts. Who cares? The problem of course, is that people fall for it, they can be influenced about can penetrate a network of like minded people. If you have a bunch of people who think that Trump is really terrible person, I could easily build about that infiltrates that network and spreads fake news against the Trump or criminal either way is the same. I can. Penetrate the natural people who don't like Clinton or don't like Trump and generate fake news about them. So people tend to, of course, believe things that reinforce their beliefs. We understand his wealth from psychology social psychology. We have innate biases confirmation bias elective attention and so on. So can exploit these kinds of cognitive and social biases to make sure that people who are vulnerable are exposed to misinformation that they are likely to believe. So we do find that for fake news that go viral after the first few seconds in which Botts are really dominating the spread after that it could either die out and then, okay, this is not a viral message..
"botts" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"In this case, of course, we do have some networks. They are the networks associated with the message is spread by a particular user or their neighbors. And so we used many features that characterise these networks follower network, the mentioning networks retreat network of particular account, but then we added lots of other feature. So you mentioned content. We use some part of speech tagging algorithms to look at. For example, whether an account tends to use anomalous number of, you know, adverbs or adjectives articles announce and so on and so forth wheel, you sentiment analysis to extract various descriptors of different kinds of emotional. Content will to us lots of features about the account itself. So things like how long ago it was created, whether it has a long names with lots of digits, which is often suspicious whether it has default image in this kind of thing. And then we also use temporal features. Obviously an account that tends to tweet a very often thousands of times a day. That's suspicious also if they tweeted very regular intervals, that tends to be suspicious because human communication to be burst. So we developed many features that tried to look at the regularity of the temporal features as well. In the end we had, I think, over a thousand features over twelve hundred features, and we just sort of put them all together into a model to discriminate between human or automated accounts. And we built a system which now is publish a vailable. It's called bottom meter, which does pretty well discriminating or detecting Botts. Tell me a little bit more about bottom meter and how people could try out it's available in. Multiple ways. There is a website and easiest way to get to it. His bottom meter dot ORG. You.
"botts" Discussed on Socially Supportive: Customer Care the Social Way
"Maybe you're adding on another service and i will add to this on my own which was not in the article i would also make sure that you are measuring any sort of cancellations or disconnections is it possible that in the same type of transaction you're noticing that more people are canceling out of the order or disconnecting services whatever that is you wanna make sure that you're not losing more customers and you're not realizing it second of five metrics to be interested by would be self service rate this refers to how often the bought can solve the customer's issue without escalating to a live agent we talked yesterday on how to create effective botts episode one thirty nine and there was a statistic provided that said only thirty per cent of bought transactions in one study that was done we're actually able to fully complete a customer's request without having to escalate so you'll want to understand what is the ability of the bought to be able to provide a full they're calling it a self service situa nation but really if it self service though it'd be the customer being able to solve on their own without any sort of intervention on the side of the company if you ask me but you'll want to understand the resolution rate basically that the chat bot is providing without having to escalate to a human agent three of five is satisfaction rate so now we're talking about your c set scores meaning that you'll need to make sure that you are serving the customers who are going through your chat but program you'll wanna make sure that you have that in place because you could be grinding out all of these interactions and thinking that you're doing something great because you're saving yourself some money and you're saving the customers time but to the customers like it so make sure that you are comparing your customer satisfaction scores when the customers are engaging with chat bots against.
"botts" Discussed on The CyberWire
"Caution against ill crafted regulation stifling innovation security firm proof point has outlined the brain food bought net which is for the most part engaged in serving up dodgy nutritional products and regimes often falsely branded as big successes on the popular pliuta graphic tv show shark tank the botts are sending people to pages that hawk supplements to help you diet and make you smarter all of you of course are smart enough and fit enough to need neither but you might pass this information onto friends who might be tempted always looking out for friends and now a bit about our sponsors at vm ware their trust network for workspace one can help you secure your enterprise with tested best practices they've got eight critical capabilities to help you protect detect and remediate a single open platform approach data loss prevention policies and contextual policies get you started they'll help you move on to protecting applications access management and encryption and they'll round out what they can do for you with micro segmentation and analytics vm wears white paper on a comprehensive approach to security across the digital workspace will take you through the details and much more you'll find it at the cyber wire dot com slash vm ware see what workspace one can do for your enterprise security cyber wire dot com slash vm ware and we thank them wear perspiring our show.
"botts" Discussed on The Personal Computer Radio Show
"That one phone call then the information for millions of uses on it'll save a small business countless number of calls so we are going to get moments like this right and make the experience better for uses this is going to be rolling out as an experiment in the coming weeks and stay tuned you could make an argument based on these audio clips whether or not google actually pass the turing test the technology is so lifelike that it has generated a lot of debate about the ethics of realistic robots interacting with humans people have shown concern about machines that can so easily deceive humans the technology has raised questions about what disclosures companies should make the people interfacing with the botts and how google can make sure this kind of technology is an abused hi i wanna head off a misunderstanding you had mentioned that alan turing spent the warriors working for the government that's the second world war and indeed he did but it wasn't our government of course it was the british government because chore and was burt and did receive a great many awards from the british government for his efforts in many ways he started this whole nonsense we have with personal computers he came up with the concept of the algorithm and started us on the way to offer chal intelligence as you mentioned i gotta say that that google is pointing its way to something that they didn't mention but really is pretty obvious.
"botts" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"More and more could end up limited once you open that door the the problem here is in the assumption right they they want to put out a message that piracy is rampant and that it's an there needs to be a law there already is a law a law already makes piracy illegal and they can go to court and in fact they don't even have to go to court to send takedown notices takedown notices can be sent to search engines and other hosts what they want is another weapon and so the way i look at it as okay if you're saying the current ways of dealing with the illegal behavior aren't good enough show me why you need more what is the harm that is being done that's the step that is always skipped by these industries when they push for new regulations they'll throw out big numbers others one point eight billion visits to a piracy site well guess what we would never accept that from facebook we would never say oh one point eight billion is fine we'd say wait a minute how many of those were active how how many of those were real how many of those were botts so what we need to hold these companies to the same standard and say well show me the actual harm and not i think this many downloads happen and i'm going to put a dollar value on each one of them because not every piracy download is a lost sale and the other thing is tristen i mean you you said that it's easy to get the pirated material and that used to be true i don't think it's gotten necessarily harder but it's way easier to do it legally now than it used to be to the point where i don't feel tempted i've got so many ways to get content for real that i can do with good conscience that why would i want to bother with possibly getting a virus or screwing something up or or even falling a foul of the law so the the best defense in my opinion is to just put out legal content.
"botts" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
"Checkout thanks you harmony for sponsoring this episode of the podcast and i'm sorry i don't have a personal experience with harmony we're we're talking about every dating service every day after we paid what just a filter adult yeah botts and you don't have to worry so much about it i don't think because real dudes under but there's fake of i've never been dating i can't say i disagree with you a bunch of fake fake ladies on their prolific everything yeah yeah fake men i think we're we're also in a different position i'm not talking about dating site specifically but social media in general where people know who we are so we don't have that level of anonymity so you know we definitely would lean more towards me like yeah people should pay and have their real information yeah for pay for anything we as main account there's a dating app by us single that whole statements i'm just making statements where they would show people were verified like they had to verify their identity i think they would take a picture of themselves on the camera and the app would match their face with the pictures that they had on the profile and it would like show little verified essentially tick from just holding up a picture of a picture they've given like hold a banana i i think it's a couple different angles and stuff that muck show i don't know how they would never did it because our phone tim facial detection camera oh we supposed to show a poster horse it binds you.
"botts" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Okay because lord knows the american media has plowed that terrain and furthermore that thing that meena and bomani were pointing out like anything race related on twitter facebook gets this hijacking from botts to make it even larger seem larger than it is because it's getting so much traction and being spread by so many people but my question to you guys is how in god's name can i discuss this capper nick story in a way that's new and fresh what is that no matter how much news happens what is the way to discuss this correctly where the audience isn't going to simply recoil on me and i mean white audience because black audience generally speaking is not tired of the subject the people who are tired of this subject tend to look the same and so what do i do how have a way somebody helped me out to the wrong guy if you're looking for me to come up with a what is way okay but what is the new way to discuss this there's nothing news then in the stores the store stories the story and we can be right we can be on the side of right and not provide any new angles okay but people are getting tired of at least that okay let never mind whether or not there's a side of right and a lot of people say plenty of people in our audience right now are like you can't have whatever opinions he's got at work publicly what's not a free spay what's his opinion his opinion is that black people shouldn't get shot by police officers you do not need my help make this argument i'm trying to figure out i don't care right now like who's right or wrong i'm simply trying to figure out a way to talk about it in a way that's not gonna make the audience put up its fists and turn off its radio thing that the sad part of it is the.
"botts" Discussed on CBC Radio - Spark
"In the looking at the responses and being able to say oh we're getting a lot of abuse showing up in this conversation that didn't start out that way and so maybe that something that we want to be able to look at more deeply and understand you know can we just straight up look at a conversation and give it a score i don't know but we should be able to get a lot of insight out of the research that people do on this project for twitter that hopefully something that they can incorporate into the platform twitter clearly has problems with things like trolling and abuse and botts is this idea of a health metric something that twitter needs in your opinion i don't think it's a bad idea and i can see ways that it would be useful but i don't think it's necessarily gonna solve the whole problem botts alone are difficult to detect and there's a lot of us including me who are working on finding ways to detect the bots but i think ultimately twitter needs to make a cultural decision right do we want to have these kinds of us on our platform the botts they're kind of starting to get rid of but do we want new nazis on the platform there's a ton of them there i have studied them in read hundreds probably thousands of their tweets they straight up say they're neonazis like there's no coded messaging and twitter allows this and has not blocked them those people will go out in harass other people and save just shockingly offensive things and you can report these things twitter his tended not to do anything about it and they've kind of taken this free speech almost absolutist stance which you could say all right that's what they're gonna do but if you want it to be a platform that's say gonna rival facebook is going to be hugely popular like the general world does not wanna be surrounded by free speech of salutes who are saying really terrible things and so i think having these metrics sure they're gonna help but i think really you're only going to solve the problem if twitter comes up with like a code of conduct and a culture that they want to support as.