Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Eat a banana! Get off Twitter! How to be more productive at work

Getting stuff done is hard. Getting stuff done while there is a pandemic rumbling on is almost impossible. Even for work-from-home lifers who haven’t had to make an adjustment to their professional environment, it can be a struggle to summon the energy to get through a list of tasks. But perhaps change is still within our grasp. If you struggle to get through your to-do list, here are some productivity tips from experts.Embrace the Eisenhower matrixThis is a piece of paper divided into a four-square grid, with squares marked “Urgent”, “Not urgent”, “Important” and “Not important”. Take every task you have to do each day and place it in one of the squares. As Barnaby Lashbrooke, a productivity expert and the founder of the virtual assistant service Time Etc, puts it: “Anything urgent and important should be done by you as soon as possible. Anything important but not urgent should be scheduled in your calendar for later. Anything urgent but not important should be delegated to someone else. Anything neither urgent nor important gets cut; it’s just not worth your time or effort.”Don’t be a prisoner to emailAllocate times to check for messages. Photograph: Prostock-Studio/Getty ImagesFaye Cox, a mindset and…

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Everyone's a Critic: Copyright Considerations for YouTube and Twitch Reaction Videos (Part II)

In Part I of this blog post, I explained what a reaction video is, how it could constitute copyright infringement under the Copyright Act, and how the possible legal exception for “criticism” or “review” might apply to a reaction video. In Part II of this blog post, I further analyze this exception through both a Canadian and U.S. legal lens (no pun intended). Canadian and U.S. Perspectives on Criticism and Fair Use/Fair Dealing Support for the position that a reaction video would be “criticism” or “review” under the Copyright Act is that a reaction video has already been the subject of a high-profile U.S. court case recognizing it as criticism. In fact, the court actually went as far as to recognize a reaction video as falling under the U.S.’ similar (but not parallel) “fair use” exception for copyright infringement. In Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, a 2017 decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the plaintiff, YouTuber Matt Hosseinzadeh (MattHossZone) sued Ethan and Hila Klein (h3h3productrions) for creating a reaction video about one of his amateur comedic short films. In the video, the Kleins recorded themselves heavily criticizing and mocking the video’s storyline and dialogue.…

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WhatsApp won't bend to government's calls for less encryption

WhatsApp has been under fire from all angles in recent months, following its planned rollout of new privacy terms that’ll allow it access to cross-platform data. Now the reverse is true. WhatsApp is challenging the UK government’s call to reduce encryption on its messaging platform.  WhatsApp sticking to its guns According to TechRadar, the UK government has issued a call to reduce WhatsApp’s encryption, which has been described by their home Secretary Priti Patel as “not acceptable”. That comment in itself raises quite a few questions: would the UK government prefer its citizens’ devices be easily hacked? Don’t they care for digital security?  It feels odd backing a Facebook-owned platform in its campaigns, but this time around they’ve… got a point. The whole thing reeks of a giant PR campaign aimed at gaining support from privacy groups. But we can also back it, because it’s sensible.  Governments may push for less encryption in a platform or a device for ‘the greater good’. More accessibility and backdoors into people’s devices may help state agencies track criminals and terrorists. It may help in high-profile court cases or allows for innocent people to have cases dropped against them. But, should that give them…

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Speaker series for UOG's virtual Tech Fest starts Wednesday

Pacific Daily News Published 6:32 p.m. ChT June 15, 2021 CLOSE Fifteen competitors participated in the first ever Guam Cornhole Club Tournament conducted at the Tamuning Multipurpose Park on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Pacific Daily NewsThe public is invited to tune into a series of “Tech Talks” and esports matches this week as part of the University of Guam Office of Information Technology’s third annual Tech Fest.The event this year focuses on the theme of “Tech’s New Normal” and highlights how technology has bridged people together, helped education and sparked new hobbies during the pandemic. “It’s been 15 months of pandemic living ... so we wanted to focus on how things are being done now,” said Manny Hechanova, the university’s interim chief information officer, in a news release. The free conference is targeted toward high school, college, graduate and anyone interested in technology. No registration required.News: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: lack of child care not reason to claim benefitsNews: 'We are feeling the ramifications': Behavioral Health sees spike in clients in FY 2021Tech Fest’s virtual “Tech Talk Series,” will start at 1 p.m. Wednesday on Zoom, featuring speakers talking about the way technology has reinvented businesses and education in the past year.  At 10…

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United States: Some Interesting CDA Section 230 Developments: A Novel FCRA Victory, A …

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. In the past month, there have been some notable developments surrounding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act ("CDA" or "Section 230") beyond the ongoing debate in Congress over the potential for legislative reform. These include a novel application of CDA in a FCRA online privacy case (Henderson v. The Source for Public Data, No. 20-294 (E.D. Va. May 19, 2021)) and the denial of CDA immunity in another case involving an alleged design defect in a social media app (Lemmon v. Snap Inc., No. 20-55295 (9th Cir. May 4, 2021), as well as the uncertainties surrounding a new Florida law that attempts to regulate content moderation decisions and user policies of large online platforms. Florida's SB 7072 On May 24, 2021, the Florida governor signed a bill (SB 7072) that, among other things: prohibits large "social media platforms" (i.e., over 100 million global monthly users) from willfully deplatforming Florida political candidates, bars any action to shadowban or deplatform a "journalistic enterprise" based on the content of its publications, and prohibits deplatforming or limiting access to a user's posting without first giving notice and offering…

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Snapchat introduces Public Profiles for Businesses

Public Profiles for businesses on Snapchat enables all brands to stay connected with their audiences.Snapchat will now allow businesses of all sizes a free, permanent home on Snapchat to house all unique content. Announced at Snap Partner Summit 2021, Public Profiles will give brands the ability to get discovered organically, engage with customers, build a following, sell products, and manage profiles - all from one discoverable place.They will enable brands to connect with customers organically by highlighting useful and engaging content. Additionally, through public profiles, brands can showcase existing Lens AR Experiences, and share shoppable products directly within the Snapchat app. Alongside these features, brands will have access to insights for their businesses. It will also allow Snapchatters to subscribe to brand profiles and stay up-to-date with content, new product launches and more.Key features of a Public Profiles include -i) Public Stories to share latest updates and behindthe scenes to drive deeper connections with theSnapchat communityii) AR Lenses to give Snapchatters immersive ARexperiences. Once linked to the Profile, these Lenseswill also be discoverable through both SnapchatSearch and Lens Exploreriii) Highlights to permanently showcase the best-curated content such as public snaps, stories, photos, and videos. This is the best way for…

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Cathie Wood Offloads $9.3M In Snapchat, Buys $32M In Etsy

Cathie Wood-led Ark Investment Management on Monday shed 145,727 shares, worth about $9.26 million, in Snapchat parent Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) on the day shares of the social media company fell.  Snap shares closed 0.81% lower at $63.57 on Monday. Wood’s firm sold the shares in Snap via the Ark Fintech Innovation ETF (NYSE: ARKF).  ARKF still holds about 1.75 million shares, worth $111.98 million, in the social media company that ranks twelfth among a total of 44 stocks in the fintech innovation ETF.  Ark also holds 921,260 shares, worth $58.56 million, in Snap via the Ark Next Generation Internet ETF (NYSE: ARKW).  See Also: Cathie Wood Sells Snapchat, DocuSign For Second Straight Day, Buys Spotify The New York-based investment firm bought 183,172 shares, worth about $32.12 million, in Etsy Inc (NASDAQ: ETSY), an e-commerce platform for handmade goods and vintage items. Shares of the company closed 2.70% higher at $170.30 on Monday.  The investment firm first bought the shares in Etsy earlier this month, a day after the company revealed plans to buy Gen Z-focused reseller Depop for $1.63 billion as it looks to expand into the fast-growing clothing resale category. ARKW, which bought the shares of the company,…

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WhatsApp New Update: Messaging App Changes Colour, 'Mark as Read' Feature And Alot More

The instant messaging app WhatsApp is constantly testing new features and making changes to the platform. According to the report of WABetaInfo, the company released a new WhatsApp beta update a few months back and since then there was a slight change in the WhatsApp notification through the update. Under this, some elements of WhatsApp notifications coming in dark mode, such as Reply and Mark as Read, will be changed to dark blue instead of green. Currently, the company is testing this feature. It cannot be said about how long it will be released for common users. Also Read - WhatsApp Voice Calls Now Available on Jio Phone, Other KaiOS-Based Feature Phones But now the company has again made some changes to its interface to bring back the green color back. Earlier in the WhatsApp beta update for Android version 2.21.11.5, the color of the profile picture was also changed. According to WABetaInfo reports: “WhatsApp has reverted the changes, restoring the old green color. What is the reason? Some users complained that the new color wasn’t correctly visible in the notification, due to its contrast: probably WhatsApp has listened to the feedback, restoring the green color.” Also Read - WhatsApp's…

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