‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

Rob Leathern, director of product management at Facebook, said the archive and other changes would “help prevent the abuse” of the company’s advertising tools. “It’s no longer possible to advertise in obscurity on Facebook,” Mr. Leathern said in a statement. But critics, including some civil rights experts and researchers, say that Facebook’s recent efforts have […]

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Internet of Things technology can boost classroom learning and bridge gender divide

To do this the researchers, led by Dr Jim Ang and PhD student Pruet Putjorn, developed a bespoke IoET platform called OBSY (Observation Learning System) that featured several components, such as a light reader and temperate monitor, which could then send data wirelessly to tablet computers the children had already been provided with by the […]

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Facial scan technology makes debut in airports

Biometric boarding uses measurements of facial features to match passengers’ images against passport photo data on file with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. – Renata Sago/Marketplace The line to board one of British Airways’ evening flights to London from Orlando International Airport was long. Nearly 250 passengers — some retirees, business people and families who had visited amusement […]

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Technology has driven us into a cognition crisis. Is there anything we can do about it?

Remember those few minutes you spent on Instagram during your lunch break? They might make you less productive. The blue light reflecting from your television? It’ll prevent you from falling asleep. The slew of angry rants you read on Twitter? They’ll nearly drive you crazy. ‘The cognition crisis is a major concern for our generation.’ […]

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How Technology Is Improving Operational Efficiency — And Our Health

Orangetheory uses its OTbeat technology to monitor heart rate during the workout.Orangetheory As technology continues to evolve, many companies are taking advantage of the advanced data and analytics at their disposal. Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) is one of them, transforming their own technology into a personalized workout experience modeled around the individual. This month, I spoke […]

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