Interestingly, while Provision's survey participants did include older folks, the average age of the 4,038 survey participants was 39, right at the upper age of the millennial generation. Millennials are generally considered to be the generation born between 1981 (39 years old) and 1996 (24 years old). According to the survey, 70% of this generational cohort are concerned that a parent or grandparent will become a victim of a robocall scam. … [Read more...] about Watch out for this nasty new trend in robocall scams
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This still doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve found the criminal, though. For example, if he used public Wi-Fi to commit the crime, authorities can only trace the activity to that public access point. However, they can then do things like examine security camera footage to see who visited that establishment or used that machine at a specific time. … [Read more...] about Can Law Enforcement Really Track Someone Down with an IP Address?
One of the most striking things about Quibi is how fully and handsomely realized it is. Production values are high, the app is easy to navigate via thumb swipes, and its so-called Turnstyle technology, which lets users flip their phone from vertical to horizontal and back without compromising the viewing experience, is arguably an improvement over Netflix and YouTube’s landscape mode. Its content includes feature-length movies structured in chapters of seven to ten minutes each, such as Most Dangerous Game, a thriller in which Liam Hemsworth’s terminally ill character agrees to be hunted by bored rich guys to provide for the family he’ll leave behind; docuseries like Blackballed, about the saga of Clippers owner Donald Sterling; reality shows; and news programming, which Quibi originally referred to in-house as “Daily Essentials.” The news programs were made with media partners from TMZ (celebrity gossip) to CBS (60 in 6, targeting people for whom 60 … [Read more...] about Is Anyone Watching Quibi?
That’s what kind of we’re saying across the board that we just need to be realistic about how pervasive this intrusion is. But again, last week’s FISA vote was not helpful to me. Because that was unnecessary. That was gratuitous. We would go along with you saying, “We got a warrant. We want to go through that person’s browsing account. We think that person is a heinous individual who has committed a crime or is potentially going to commit a crime.” That’s fine. But this wholesale compromise of people’s privacy is just now increasingly a part of the culture. … [Read more...] about Sen. Ed Markey on the politics of technology
Former Uber India executives say incentives were sharply cut in early 2017 because of growing pressure from the U.S. head office to improve financial performance ahead of an initial public offering (IPO), which values it at as much as $90 billion. Uber is set to debut on Friday on Wall Street. … [Read more...] about RPT-As Uber gears up for IPO, many Indian drivers talk of shattered dreams
If you're a fan of flooding your home with music, with the same thing playing at the same time in multiple rooms (and I should point out that I mean wirelessly, having helped my father run what seemed like miles of speaker cable in our homes back in the 1980s), then don't bother. … [Read more...] about Modern Dad on HomePod: It’s only for the Apple Faithful