Local bank president joins Rep VanderWall for State of the State

first_img23Jan Local bank president joins Rep. VanderWall for State of the State Categories: VanderWall News,VanderWall Photos Photo Information: State Rep. Curt VanderWall (right), of Ludington, hosted Ray Biggs (left), president of West Shore Bank in Ludington and immediate past chairperson of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, as his guest on the House floor during Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. The governor discussed priorities for the coming year during the speech.last_img read more

Helge Høibraaten Norwaybased online TV specialist

first_imgHelge HøibraatenNorway-based online TV specialist Vimond Media Solutions has opened a new regional office in New York city to support its growing business in North America.Vimond said that it had large-scale deployments in North America last year, withComcast and Thomson Reuters both launching online services based on Vimond Media Solutions’ product portfolio and professional services.Vimond’s CEO, Helge Høibraaten, and CTO, Glenn Pedersen, will oversee the expansion and are both now based in New York.“Vimond’s traction in the US made it clear to us that now is the right time for us to take the venture to the next level. We felt we could strengthen our presence far beyond the borders of Europe by establishing ourselves in New York” said Høibraaten.“This way, we  can  offer high level, on-the-ground collaboration and support to our customers across the US, and a direct channel of communication to the R&D headquarters”.last_img read more

Fed up with Facebook Heres how to break it off

Fed up with Facebook? You’re not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle—allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions of users to influence elections. Worried about being on Facebook? Some options explained Explore further This screenshot taken Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in New York, shows a recently deleted Facebook profile page. Before deleting your account, rescue your posts and photos. Facebook lets you download the data you’ve shared with Facebook since you joined. If you’re not quite ready to delete Facebook, deactivating your Facebook is an option. (Facebook via AP) Citation: Fed up with Facebook? Here’s how to break it off (2018, March 23) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-fed-facebook.html Even before that, users have considered dumping Facebook after growing tired of political disagreements with friends and relatives. And studies have shown that the mindless scrolling that Facebook is so good for can leave us feeling depressed.While Facebook has tried to address some of these problems, it’s not enough for some users. If you are one of them, there are options. Hard as it might seem to quit, especially for those entwined with it for years, it can be done.Mostly.___GOODBYE FOREVERBefore deleting your account, rescue your posts and photos. Facebook lets you download the data you’ve shared with Facebook since you joined. This includes your posts and photos, as well as the “activity log”—the history of everything you’ve done on Facebook, such as likes and comments on posts, use of apps and searches. The download also contains your profile, messages, list of friends, ads you’ve clicked on and IP addresses you’ve used to connect to Facebook.This process should give you a good—perhaps scary—idea of what Facebook has on you.What you won’t get are photos other people shared with you, even if you’ve been tagged. You need to save those individually. And some stuff will remain, including what others have posted about you, your chats with others and your posts in Facebook groups (though your name will be grayed out). To delete all this, you’ll need to sift through your “activity log,” accessible through your profile page, and delete each item individually.Once you’ve saved everything and gone through your activity log, sign in one last time. Go to bit.ly/198wIoI and click on the blue button. You can’t get that from the settings page, as Facebook, it may seem, doesn’t want you to leave. Facebook says the process could take a few days. Your delete request will be cancelled if you log back in during this time. Facebook says it may take up to 90 days for all the data associated with your account to be wiped, but you can’t change your mind after the first few days are up.If you used your Facebook account for third-party apps and sites, you’ll need new usernames and passwords for each. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. ___TRIAL SEPARATIONIf you’re not quite ready for a divorce, deactivating your account is an option. To do this, go to your account settings.Deactivating means other people won’t be able to see your profile, but if you log back in, the whole thing is canceled and you are “active” again. Ditto if you log into an outside app or site using your Facebook account.___FOMO (FEAR OF MISSING OUT)Depending on whether you were a full-time Facebook addict or an occasional lurker, the psychological separation could prove harder or easier than the physical one. Facebook has become a one-stop shop for so many things. You can keep up with friends and family, find out about or create local events, buy and sell stuff, keep up with the news, raise money for a cause or join groups of like-minded people such as parents, porch gardeners and people with a rare disease.There are other places to do many of these things, though likely not all at once. There’s Eventbrite for events, Letgo for buying and selling stuff, Peanut for moms to connect, Meetup to find and meet like-minded people, GoFundMe for raising money and Twitter, or, gasp, your local newspaper’s website for the news.If you find your mind wandering back to Facebook as you go through your day, thinking how you might craft a post about a thought you’ve just had or an article you came across, it’s OK. Let it go. It’s all part of the breakup process.And while you may not see updates about near-forgotten schoolmates or that random person you met six years ago, the people who matter most will stick around. For them, there’s email, the phone, and meeting in person for coffee.___ABOUT THOSE OTHER APPSIf your boycott of Facebook has more to do with your view of the company than with tiring of the Facebook service, you might consider deleting Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger as well—they are all owned by Facebook. Deleting your Facebook account won’t affect your Instagram or WhatsApp account. If you want to keep using Messenger, you can create an account using your phone number instead of your Facebook profile. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

NZealand privacy tsar accuses Facebook of failing to cooperate

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Credit: CC0 Public Domain New Zealand’s privacy regulator on Monday accused Facebook of failing to cooperate on tackling livestreaming in the wake of the Christchurch mosques massacre, saying founder Mark Zuckerberg was “disingenuous” about its systems. © 2019 AFP The gunman livestreamed his rampage at two mosques on March 15 on Facebook, with the footage proliferating widely online despite the platform saying it “quickly” removed the footage.Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said Zuckerberg was “disingenuous” in saying bad actors were going out of their way to circumvent Facebook’s systems.”They actually didn’t have any systems to detect the events in Christchurch,” Edwards to Radio New Zealand, adding that a delay on livestreaming would be a good interim measure.”It is a technology that is capable of causing great harm… He (Zuckerberg) can’t actually tell us, or won’t tell us, how many suicides are livestreamed, how many murders, how many sexual assaults.”In fact I’ve asked Facebook exactly that last week and they simply don’t have those figures or won’t give them to us.”Zuckerberg said last week that a delay on live feeds was not on the cards despite pressure on the US firm to crack down on the sharing of violent video or images.Edwards added that the social network needed to step up and be responsible for the content that the site hosts.”This is a global problem. The events that were livestreamed in Christchurch could happen anywhere in the world,” he added.”They have been responsible for appalling content that set the preconditions for genocide in Myanmar. They have enabled their service to be manipulated by Russian trolls to influence the outcome of elections.”Australia last week passed controversial laws that could see social media executives from firms such as Facebook or YouTube face jail for failing to take down violent extremist content quickly.Measures that Facebook says it is considering after the Christchurch attacks, which claimed the lives of 50 people, include barring people who have previously violated its community standards from livestreaming.center_img Explore further Citation: NZealand privacy tsar accuses Facebook of failing to cooperate (2019, April 8) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-nzealand-privacy-tsar-accuses-facebook.html No plans to delay livestreams despite NZ massacre: Facebook’s Zuckerberglast_img read more

Private Member Bill to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism introduced

first_imgPrivate Member Bill to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism introduced in Lok SabhaSanjay Jaiswal (BJP) introduced the bill “to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism.”advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 00:20 IST No discussion took place on the bill | File photo from PTIHIGHLIGHTSAltogether 44 private member bills were introduced in the Lower HouseThe Law Commission had earlier said that compulsory voting was not feasibleBJP’s Sanjay Jaiswal introduced the bill “to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism”A private members bill which seeks to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday.Sanjay Jaiswal (BJP) introduced the bill “to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism”.No discussion took place on the bill.Altogether 44 private member bills were introduced in the Lower House.Besides, a private member Bill to provide for compulsory voting by the electorate in the country was introduced by Janardan Singh Sigriwal (BJP).The Law Commission had earlier said that compulsory voting was not feasible.Introducing the bill, the Member said that in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, over 33 per cent of registered voters did not vote, which was not a good sign for democracy.He cited example of Algeria, Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy and Switzerland where there was compulsory votingAdmitting that the country might face some challenges in implementing compulsory voting, Sigriwal said it could provide ‘e-voting’ facilities.Ajay Mishra (BJP) said the country should move forward towards one country, one election.Stating that the voting process should be further simplified and there need not be any compulsory voting, Mishra said if any government collapses before the end of its 5 year term, then the power to govern the state should be vested with governor or President for the remaining tenure.Nishikant Dubey (BJP) said there are 28 countries in the world which had implemented compulsory voting and even after implementing it in Australia the voter turnout was 90 per cent.He demanded a discussion on the Supreme Court order to give NOTA button in EVMs and also the verdict on NJAC.C R Chaudhary (BJP) said the government is mulling sending e-ballot papers to NRI voters residing out of India which can send back via post.While, CM Ramesh (BJP) moved a Constitution Amendment Bill that did not give details, Pratap Singh Bajwa moved “The Safeguarding and Adjucating Farmers’ Economic Rights Commission Bill”.M V Rajeev Gowda introduced The Reserve Bank of India (Amendment) Bill, 2018, while Vandana Chavan introduced bills that included The Children with Specific Learning Disabilities Bill 2018, The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education and The Contract Labour Amendment Bill.KTS Tulsi introduced the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2019, Binoy Viswan The Minimum Wages Amendment Bill, Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe The Companies Amendment Bill, Vikas Mahatme The Promotion Social and Emotional Learning in Schools Bill and Rakesh Sinha introduced The Population Regulation Bill.Parvesh Sahib Singh (BJP) introduced a bill to provide for the compulsory use of bio-degradabale packaging materiaL in the supply and distribution of certain commodities.This was with the aim to curb the usage of plastic and other such non-degradable material in packaging.Shashi Tharoor (Congress) introduced a bill to provide for the establishement of a States and Union Territories Reorganisation Commission.This is to recommend the reorganisation of States and Union Territories to the Central Government through periodic review of demands for new States or Union Territories.Also Read | Pakistan will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from IAF forward airbasesAlso Read | Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi heckled in London over press censorshipAlso Watch | Army general exposes Pakistan’s lie on terror; Al Qaeda chief threatens India; moreFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow Lok SabhaFollow PakistanFollow Terrorismlast_img read more