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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.