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YouTube Kids is crawling with videos promoting self-harm, murder, and sexual exploitation

  • It’s supposed to be inoffensive, a solution for parents needing 10 minutes to shower, or some distraction that allows them to prepare dinner.
  • Another video in the same style features threats of violence, adult language, and murder.
  • Both artists, Ava Max and Billie Eilish are popular with teens and younger children, and their tracks are featured prominently in another teen-favorite app, TikTok. Max’s “Sweet But Psycho,” for example, has been used in more than two million videos according to its internal search feature.
  • In just a few minutes, I ran across several of these videos, some featuring sexual references, real or threatened violence, adult language, and drug advocacy.
  • We created YouTube Kids to make it safer and simpler for kids to explore the world through online video – from their favorite shows and music to learning how to build a model volcano (or make slime ;-), and everything in between.

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Parsing footnotes and code blocks (MDL Log #4)

  • This is motivated by Mogo's user story, where he needs to add source information to his articles.
  • Footnotes provide an alternative to linking words -- they are more natural in many contexts when citing sources.
  • I'm doing the user stories as they help me check what features I need now.
  • This will help a lot when it comes to the extension features: I'll already have examples of all the things that need to be supported, lessening the fear the design will be wrong.
  • Mogo, as most writers, starts recording her ideas and interview notes, prior to completing the outline.
  • The journal requires extensive sourcing information, both references for interviews and source links for research.
  • Mogo spends a lot of time cleaning up this information as she forgets to update links or notes.

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Boeing will start including a safety feature that customers previously had to pay for on all 737 Max aircraft

  • Boeing will start including a safety feature customers previously had to pay for on all of its 737 Max aircraft, The New York Times reports.
  • The feature, called a disagree light, will alert pilots if two sensors are giving different readings of the angle at which the plane is pointing up or down.
  • Those sensors are part of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), which points an aircraft's nose downward if the plane is flying at too steep an incline.
  • The new engines created a tendency for 737 Max aircraft to tilt upward, which makes it more likely that they will stall in midair.

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I slept on Casper's new adjustable bed frame with a built-in massage function — here's what it was like

  • While it comes with a hefty price tag, the Casper Adjustable Pro Bed Frame makes for a worthwhile investment thanks to its long list of features, like a built-in massage function, and ease of use.
  • However, it's important to note here that Casper offers free in-home setup with every purchase of an Adjustable Pro. I highly recommend taking advantage of this service, as the bed frame is extremely heavy.
  • It has the ones you would expect in an adjustable bed frame, like the ability to raise both your head and your feet, but also comes with high-end features like the massage function that help justify the price.
  • If you and your partner tend to sleep in very different positions, or if they snore and you don't, you can take it a step further with the Split King size option for an additional $995, which offers you the ability to each have control of your own side of the bed.

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Crashed Boeing planes were missing safety features that would have cost airlines extra

  • The two crashed Boeing airplanes may have lacked safety features that were only available as expensive add-ons, according to The New York Times.
  • Airlines like Indonesia’s Lion Air skimped on the upgrades, hampering crew members who were trying to pull the plane out of its fatal nose dive.
  • Last October, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers and crew members on board.
  • One of the safety features that could have helped the crew members struggling with keeping the planes in the air was a warning light, called a disagree light, that would go on if the plane’s angle of attack sensors were misaligned.
  • Following the crashes, Boeing will now stop charging for the warning light feature and make it standard in all new 737 Max planes, an anonymous source told the Times.

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Live Streaming from GDC 2019: Bringing the Player’s Voice into the Game

  • Yesterday Alexa evangelists Memo Doring and Amit Jotwani joined me for a full day of live streaming from the Alexa Twitch channel to discuss how to build voice-first games using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).
  • The stream began with a recap of what we covered at Alexa Developer Day at GDC.
  • We see this in skills that feature Echo Buttons or reconstruct traditional board game mechanics to incorporate voice.
  • We then overviewed the capabilities of in-skill purchasing (ISP), using Yes Sire as our primary example, and how to gracefully incorporate upsells and purchase flows into your voice interaction.
  • For the second half of the stream, we programmed an Alexa skill to be paired with the popular board game, Avalon.
  • In the skill, we featured complex logic to handle all of the possible combinations of the board game characters.

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These are the top 15 US banks ranked by the mobile banking features consumers value most

  • Business Insider Intelligence The Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Report uses data to inform channel investment decisions by highlighting which mobile banking features are most valuable to customers.
  • Using that consumer data, the study benchmarks the largest 20 banks and credit unions in the US by whether they offer the cutting-edge mobile features that customers say they care about most.
  • Business Insider Intelligence fielded the Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Study to members of its proprietary panel in August 2018, reaching over 1,200 US consumers — primarily handpicked digital professionals and early-adopters, making our sample a sensitive indicator of emerging features.
  • Business Insider Intelligence's Mobile Banking Competitive Edge study includes: Ally, Bank of America, BB&T;, BBVA Compass, BMO Harris, Capital One, Chase, Citibank, Fifth Third, HSBC, KeyBank, Navy Federal Credit Union, PNC, Regions, SunTrust, TD, Union Bank, US Bank, USAA, and Wells Fargo.

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How to win the lottery, according to a Romanian-born mathematician who hacked the system, won 14 times, and retired on a remote tropical island

  • You're four times as likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery.
  • Those odds apparently don't apply to Stefan Mandel, a Romanian-Australian economist who's won the lottery 14 times, The Hustle reported in a feature story about the mathematician.
  • He moved to Israel before settling down in Australia, where he won the lottery an additional 12 times.
  • Robert Pagliarini, a certified financial planner, previously told Business Insider that to prevent that, lottery winners should assemble a "financial triad" to help plan for their financial future.
  • The key way to navigate a sudden windfall like winning the lottery, Pagliarini said, is to keep calm and focus on the long term with pragmatic financial planning.
  • As for Mandel, he set his sights on hacking Virginia's lottery, but his stunts eventually landed him in an Israeli prison for 20 months.

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New Facebook Messenger Feature to Take the Frustration out of Group Chats

  • Facebook Messenger is adding a new quoted replies feature that should be especially useful in group chats, where it’s sometimes not clear who is talking to who, making the conversation trickier to follow.
  • The new feature was announced on Wednesday, and will be rolled out to the more than 1.2 billion Messenger users who will be able to long press on a message to write a reply, which will quote the message they are responding to.
  • Instead of placing a reply under the original message, the new feature will show the message a person is responding to, along with their answer, at the bottom of the conversation, that way everyone can see the latest update to the discussion, without having to scroll up.
  • The update comes almost three years after Facebook first began testing encrypted messaging on Messenger with its “secret conversations” feature.

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macOS encrypted folder

  • I recently discovered how to make an encrypted password protected folder on macOS, I thought that this might not be a well known feature and that it would be useful to share with the DEV community.
  • This is a feature build-in to macOS already so no third-party tools are needed.
  • Apple first introduced this feature in macOS Mountain Lion.
  • So if you want to hide your "top secret files" or your cat pics from your colleagues/family read ahead because it is super easy.
  • This will give you a .dmg file that can be moved or shared between devices, just don't forget the password.
  • Opening the encrypted folder is even easier than making it!
  • The .dmg will work as a mounted disk image, so any changes that you do on there will stay in the encrypted folder without needing to make a new one.

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