Facebook Creates Special Post to Offer And Solicit Blood Donations

Facebook has numerous publishing options to demonstrate opinions and positions of its users, such as landmark events and organ donation. To encourage blood donation, the social network now allows its users to post on their timelines by declaring themselves donors and even soliciting donations from others.

The platform will provide a special publication type for those who are looking for donations, being able to request a specific blood type and also include where they should be made. The purpose here is very clear: to make life easier for those who need donations and to make this message common and widely disseminated.

You can register as a donor and provide detailed information such as your blood type. In addition, the information is posted privately within the social network, initially available only to the user. Then you can change the visibility so that other Facebook p

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Facebook has numerous publishing options to demonstrate opinions and positions of its users, such as landmark events and organ donation. To encourage blood donation, the social network now allows its users to post on their timelines by declaring themselves donors and even soliciting donations from others.

The platform will provide a special publication type for those who are looking for donations, being able to request a specific blood type and also include where they should be made. The purpose here is very clear: to make life easier for those who need donations and to make this message common and widely disseminated.

You can register as a donor and provide detailed information such as your blood type. In addition, the information is posted privately within the social network, initially available only to the user. Then you can change the visibility so that other Facebook participants can check it out.

Although excellent, the initiative will only be available in India starting October 1st. The Facebook does not clarify whether the goal is to bring this type of publication to other locations, but it is quite likely to happen at some point.

Audi Wants to Study the Brains of Autonomous Passenger Cars

Audi is committed to making the future of self-propelled cars the least traumatic possible for people and has launched the “25th Hour” project to understand better what this type of vehicle does right or wrong. However, the answer will not come from conventional research, but from people’s brains.

In a simulator, created in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, the brand decided to apply augmented reality to an environment that mimics a four-seater with seats facing each other.

The glasses are integrated displays, and all the surroundings are images generated with the help of projectors. The idea is to replicate a trip in a fully autonomous, level 5 vehicle and identify how certain aspects, such as lighting, noise, and interaction with notificat

Audi is committed to making the future of self-propelled cars the least traumatic possible for people and has launched the “25th Hour” project to understand better what this type of vehicle does right or wrong. However, the answer will not come from conventional research, but from people’s brains.

In a simulator, created in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, the brand decided to apply augmented reality to an environment that mimics a four-seater with seats facing each other.

The glasses are integrated displays, and all the surroundings are images generated with the help of projectors. The idea is to replicate a trip in a fully autonomous, level 5 vehicle and identify how certain aspects, such as lighting, noise, and interaction with notifications and other internal functions, affect users positively or negatively.

Preliminary tests were done with 30 people; all considered “Millennials receptive to autonomous cars,” who underwent an electroencephalogram (EEG) to have their responses measured directly through the brain, in addition to electrodermal sensors to capture other physical reactions related to the experience.

People were given different stimuli, such as noises, social media updates, and the amount of light in the environment, as well as having some tasks that should be fulfilled during the process.

The conclusion of the Audi brand was that certain conditions might favor specific behaviors such as conversation, productivity or relax while walking around. The expectation of the brand is that the project will continue for some time.

Need to Schedule a Haircut? You Can Do This on Google

There’s no question that Google (the search site, not the company!) has made life a lot easier for many people. Finding a cake recipe or finding the right route to a particular location with only browser features are already common practice for many people, but the service lead will increase with a newly available option.

From now on, Google service users will have the opportunity to search for hairdressing salons and spa centers to schedule a break or session. If you wish, you can also use the Reserve with Google site to access this amenity.

“This feature is made possible through partnerships with the top scheduling providers you might already use, including Genbook, SalonRunner, Rosy, Yocale, and WellnessLiving. And soon we’ll be adding many more, including Booksy, Envision, MyTime, Schedulicity, Setmore, Shore, SimpleSpa, SuperSalon and TimeTrade,” <a href="https

There’s no question that Google (the search site, not the company!) has made life a lot easier for many people. Finding a cake recipe or finding the right route to a particular location with only browser features are already common practice for many people, but the service lead will increase with a newly available option.

From now on, Google service users will have the opportunity to search for hairdressing salons and spa centers to schedule a break or session. If you wish, you can also use the Reserve with Google site to access this amenity.

“This feature is made possible through partnerships with the top scheduling providers you might already use, including Genbook, SalonRunner, Rosy, Yocale, and WellnessLiving. And soon we’ll be adding many more, including Booksy, Envision, MyTime, Schedulicity, Setmore, Shore, SimpleSpa, SuperSalon and TimeTrade,” says a message published on the official Google blog by Alex Russell, product manager for Google Maps.

There has also been mention that, at the moment, this service is only available to those who live in the United States, but the idea of the company is to expand it to the rest of the globe very soon.

Young People Make Less Money And Spend More on Bars

People born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s often use more credit and debit cards than cash and prefer to spend their savings on bars and restaurants than in supermarkets or with transportation.

This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Banco Neon, which evaluated the consumption habits of 26,000 young people between 18 and 35 years of age.

The survey found that 24% of a young person’s total monthly expenses are usually in a supermarket, while 20% of the amount of the month is directed to transportation. Fourth, with 8%, digital services subscribe, while other leisure activities comprise only 5% of expenses.

In relation to the duel of digital money versus cash, the use of credit and debit cards far outweigh the amount of withdrawals made by young people.

In the first half of 2017, there were 496 thousand transactions with electronic money against only 13 thousand withdrawals, according to research by Banco Neon.

Despite the massive adoption of digital mon

People born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s often use more credit and debit cards than cash and prefer to spend their savings on bars and restaurants than in supermarkets or with transportation.

This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Banco Neon, which evaluated the consumption habits of 26,000 young people between 18 and 35 years of age.

The survey found that 24% of a young person’s total monthly expenses are usually in a supermarket, while 20% of the amount of the month is directed to transportation. Fourth, with 8%, digital services subscribe, while other leisure activities comprise only 5% of expenses.

In relation to the duel of digital money versus cash, the use of credit and debit cards far outweigh the amount of withdrawals made by young people.

In the first half of 2017, there were 496 thousand transactions with electronic money against only 13 thousand withdrawals, according to research by Banco Neon.

Despite the massive adoption of digital money, physical stores are still in the youth’s mindset: only 30% of their purchases happen in virtual stores.

To make more sense, this number should be compared to the consumption habit of other age groups – and it is not difficult to assume that younger people spend more buying online compared to older people.

Study: Political Campaigns Can Manipulate Elections With Fake News

In recent months the debate on the spread of fake news has become a topical issue and giants like Facebook and Google have been sharply criticized for their role in spreading false information around the world. The proliferation of false articles and unverified information are considered by many to be a significant feature of the last election campaign in the United States.

A new study by security firm Trend Micro shows that political campaigns can manipulate elections by spending $400,000 on fakes and fake items, according to a new report that analyzes the cost of influencing Public opinion through dissemination of disinformation. The study also found that it only costs $55,000 to discredit a journalist and $200,000 to provoke a protest in the street based on false information. Th

In recent months the debate on the spread of fake news has become a topical issue and giants like Facebook and Google have been sharply criticized for their role in spreading false information around the world. The proliferation of false articles and unverified information are considered by many to be a significant feature of the last election campaign in the United States.

A new study by security firm Trend Micro shows that political campaigns can manipulate elections by spending $400,000 on fakes and fake items, according to a new report that analyzes the cost of influencing Public opinion through dissemination of disinformation. The study also found that it only costs $55,000 to discredit a journalist and $200,000 to provoke a protest in the street based on false information. These disturbing figures show how easy it is to make cyberpropaganda to have real-world results.

This study comes at a time of global concern around the piracy of elections and the different ways fake news on social networks have manipulated voters. The report explores clandestine online spots that allow campaigns, political parties, private companies and other entities to strategically create and disseminate false content to change public perceptions.

Analysis of the Chinese, Russian, English and Middle East fake news services found that these options offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional advertising and promotion efforts often use social networks to broadcast questionable content. Whether you’re in China, Russia, Europe or the US, it’s very easy to buy these services.

With targeted campaigns, false content can provoke protests. So, according to the study, campaigns can create and mount groups on social networks that discuss relevant ideologies for the cost of $40,000, wrote Trend Micro.

To maximize the scope of content, campaigns can spend $ 6,000 to have close to 40,000 I like (“likes”) of “high-quality”. In these fake news services, it will take 5000 dollars to have 20000 comments and 2700 dollars for a false report. Campaigns can go further by buying retweets and other promotional services like placement of videos on YouTube that help news to become viral.

The study noted that these campaigns rely on fake news shared as a reality to court the ideologies of the audience and give an illusion of the future, enough to force people to join a supposed cause.

Manipulating election results can also be relatively affordable for politicians and political parties, according to the report. A campaign manager can buy targeted news sites against $ 3,000 per site and then fill these sites with false information disguised as legitimate news. Maintaining these sites with false content costs $5,000 per month and social networking campaigns cost $3,000 more per month.

Buying rests and biased comments on these content can boost a campaign. Some of these networks also distribute legitimate information allowing sites to have a reputation and blur the boundary between what is propaganda and legitimate content. In total, the study found that an annual campaign of $400,000 must be able to decisively manipulate the course of an action.

A group that also wants to attack a journalist can easily mount a four-week fake news campaign. The weekly propaganda, coupled with 50,000 retweets and attracting 100,000 visits costs 2,700 dollars. In addition to discrediting the journalist, a more frightening consequence is how the report or points that the journalist wanted to raise will be engulfed in a wave of disinformation generated by the campaign, wrote Trend Micro.

Other impressive figures show that an account on social networks can become a celebrity in a month with 300,000 subscribers and for the cost of $2,600.

Given the effectiveness and low cost of these types of propaganda campaigns, some are afraid that they will become commonplace during elections. It is important that we put an end to these practices as quickly as possible before they become mainstream.

Following the debate on fake news and how they spread on social networks especially after the US presidential election, Facebook and Google have begun to develop tools to deal with misinformation.

Apple Watch Can Detect Heart Problems

The Apple Watch has the potential to become a lifeguard. Your built-in heart rate monitor is extremely accurate and can detect cardiac arrhythmia by up to 97 percent. This resulted in a new study.

The study of the University of California and the Cardiogram App involved 6158 Apple Watch users, who monitored their pulse with the health application. Most users had a normal heart attack and a normal ECG, but 200 subjects started with the diagnosis paroxysmal prescreening (a common form of cardiac arrhythmia).

Based on the data collected by Apple Watch, 139 million heart rate measurements and 6338 mobile ECGs, scientists trained a neural network. This should identify cardiac arrhythmia.

With success as shown in the following test: 51 people who were registered for a cardioversion, a special defibrillation form that restores the normal heart rhythm,

The Apple Watch has the potential to become a lifeguard. Your built-in heart rate monitor is extremely accurate and can detect cardiac arrhythmia by up to 97 percent. This resulted in a new study.

The study of the University of California and the Cardiogram App involved 6158 Apple Watch users, who monitored their pulse with the health application. Most users had a normal heart attack and a normal ECG, but 200 subjects started with the diagnosis paroxysmal prescreening (a common form of cardiac arrhythmia).

Based on the data collected by Apple Watch, 139 million heart rate measurements and 6338 mobile ECGs, scientists trained a neural network. This should identify cardiac arrhythmia.

With success as shown in the following test: 51 people who were registered for a cardioversion, a special defibrillation form that restores the normal heart rhythm, carried an Apple Watch 20 minutes before and 20 minutes after the procedure. The AI should then evaluate the data. The results of the experiment were convincing: with an accuracy of about 97 percent, the AI-based solution detected a pre-flash.

These results show that wearables, such as smartwatches, are not only a new way to monitor medical therapies for cardiac arrhythmias but can also point to health issues. Even though mobile controls will never replace conventional examination methods, they have the potential to draw people’s attention to the fact that they may suffer from a pre-emptying.

The study started in 2016 and continues to grow. Building on these results, the researchers now want to determine whether Apple Watch can also identify an impending stroke. According to Cardiogram co-founder and scientist Brandon Ballinger, a quarter of all strokes are triggered by cardiac arrhythmias.

20,000 Writers Write to China’s Own Version of Wikipedia

China’s Internet is surrounded by the Great Firewall, which holds government-critical voices from the country. Instead of only censoring content, the Chinese government now creates its own: with a state-financed Chinese variant of Wikipedia.

Since its launch in 2001, the English-language section of Wikipedia has grown to 5,662,928 articles. Around 800 new entries are added daily. Although every Internet user can change the texts that appear on the platform, repressive regimes block access to the world to keep their citizens from seeing their critical content.

In the end, Turkey blocked access to Wikipedia and accused the pageant of refusing to delete certain content. Also, Russia has recently expressed a temporary ban against Wikipedia. China is already known for its online censorship. That is why the government in Beijing has now decided to go online with its own encyclopedia.

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China’s Internet is surrounded by the Great Firewall, which holds government-critical voices from the country. Instead of only censoring content, the Chinese government now creates its own: with a state-financed Chinese variant of Wikipedia.

Since its launch in 2001, the English-language section of Wikipedia has grown to 5,662,928 articles. Around 800 new entries are added daily. Although every Internet user can change the texts that appear on the platform, repressive regimes block access to the world to keep their citizens from seeing their critical content.

In the end, Turkey blocked access to Wikipedia and accused the pageant of refusing to delete certain content. Also, Russia has recently expressed a temporary ban against Wikipedia. China is already known for its online censorship. That is why the government in Beijing has now decided to go online with its own encyclopedia.

According to the South China Morning Post, 20,000 employees currently work on the third edition of Chinese Encyclopaedia. When the project is ready, it is to go online with 300,000 articles with 1000 words each.

“The Chinese Encyclopaedia is not a book but a cultural Great Wall,” said Yang Muzhi according to the South China Morning Post. He is the chief editor of the project. The site was intended to “guide and lead public opinion.”

Academics from universities and research institutes from all over the country were asked to write articles for the Chinese Encyclopaedia. Yang said the goal was to overtake Wikipedia when the first version of the project goes online in early 2018.

At this time it is still unclear how large the influence of the Chinese government on the entries will be. What is certain is that content that is not wanted by the regime has been blocked by the Great Firewall of China.

Since its establishment, much Chinese have demonstrated how they can be circumvented using VPNs. The government announced in January 2017 that it would be harder to interfere with blocking foreign content and services.

The new encyclopedia will not only have to contend with censors but also with the competition. The Chinese Internet giants Baidu and Qihoo 360 already offer their own online reference books. And although China blocks much content online, Chinese users can use a limited version of Wikipedia. It contains only one-fifth of all articles of the original.