The Commerce Dept and FTC may have more teeth when it comes to actually placing financial consequences on companies that don't do what the Trump administration wants. But there's a high likelihood that any action taken against companies by either group would hit a strong legal rebuttal. After all, Section 230 is the law, and that means in this case the existing law is on Twitter, Facebook and Google's side. It would take actual Congressional work to make changes to Section 230 itself — until that happens, I don't foresee any actual changes in the way these companies are operating regarding speech, moderation and content display. Techdirt's headline summed it up nicely: "Two Things To Understand About Trump's Executive Order On Social Media: (1) It's A Distraction (2) It's Legally Meaningless." … [Read more...] about Thankfully for everyone, Trump’s misguided attack on social networks faces many roadblocks
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The recent Dark Energy Survey collected data from over 300 million galaxies. To study them with unprecedented precision, the Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign teamed up with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. … [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
Therefore, looking to the future, what are some of the ways that light can help us increase the data pipe and help us expand our wireless capabilities? In reality, the ways in which light can enhance wireless communications are only limited by our imagination as light can provide faster more reliable communication anywhere there is light. However, there are few specific ways light communications can help get more data to your home and your device. … [Read more...] about How can light supercharge the future of data?
Surfshark VPNDemand for VPNs has skyrocketed with the spread of the coronavirus, as businesses and individuals look to preserve their online privacy and bypass internet restrictions. Surfshark is giving away six-month VPN plans to small businesses (up to ten employees), in a bid to help them weather the storm. … [Read more...] about Paid software and services available for free during the pandemic from Microsoft, Facebook and more [updated daily]