The Verge has an excellent explainer on Section 230, particularly with regards to how it relates to social media platforms and other online publishers. (You can also read the full legal definition, if you're so inclined.) But in extremely simplified terms, Section 230 provides protection for internet platforms that show user-generated content — such as social media sites, video hosts, blogs and news sites. With Section 230 protection, those platforms can host that content without being held individually responsible for whether that content is legal under any other definition — i.e. if someone does something criminal on your platform, the person is responsible instead of the platform. Importantly, that protection also extends to moderating content, meaning a platform cannot get in legal trouble for either banning or choosing not to ban specific users or content. … [Read more...] about Thankfully for everyone, Trump’s misguided attack on social networks faces many roadblocks
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Masterpieces of Art, Compositions and Narration Researchers from London-based startup Oxia Palus demonstrated in a paper, “Raiders of the Lost Art,” that AI could be used to recreate lost works of art that had been painted over. Beneath Picasso’s 1902 The Crouching Beggar lies a mountainous landscape that art curators believe is of Parc del Laberint d’Horta, near Barcelona. … [Read more...] about AI to Hit Mars, Blunt Coronavirus, Play at the London Symphony Orchestra
While some artists fire things up first thing in the morning, others keep a different set of hours. Like Kirill Chepizhko, a 3D artist and industrial designer who has been creating hard surface designs for the past decade. “We all know real artists don’t work during the day. We crawl to our desks around 4 p.m. and work well past midnight … or am I the only one?” … [Read more...] about Remote Creation: Artists Share Tips and Tricks on Staying Productive While Working from Home
LiFi will make Wi-Fi betterIf you haven’t yet experienced an overloaded home Wi-Fi network, just speak to one of the millions of families that are experiencing this now. Streaming home entertainment in the living room, and online gaming in the bedroom, while somebody hosts a video conference in their home office, is likely to be causing trouble for many Wi-Fi networks. While many people are quickly looking for ways to improve their Wi-Fi this is an area where LiFi can help in the future. … [Read more...] about How can light supercharge the future of data?
CounterPathUCC provider CounterPath is extending its Virtual Meeting Room capabilities to all of its Bria Solo, Bria Solo Free and Bria Teams users until the end of June. More than 80 global dial-in phone numbers have also been added to support participants who do not have Bria. … [Read more...] about Paid software and services available for free during the pandemic from Microsoft, Facebook and more [updated daily]