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ITGS   Why did you choose ITGS? I’ve chosen ITGS because I am interested in learning about how Computer works and I believe that it would support me later for when I go to University on Graphic Designs or Digital Art. I also think that in the future, ITGS will be important later on as […]

Why ITGS?

Answering questions about ITGS and more! Why did I choose ITGS? I choose ITGS as one of my IB subjects because : I think technology is one thing that will keep develop more and more in the future. Technology will unlikely to stop developing just to what we have today. So, I think it is […]

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Techies think we’re on the cusp of a virtual world called ‘the metaverse’. I’m skeptical | Sean Monahan | The Guardian “In a recent interview with The Verge, an enthusiastic Zuckerberg described the metaverse as “the successor to the mobile internet,” and a kind of “embodied internet, where instead of just viewing content – you […]

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Facebook Wants Us to Live in the Metaverse | The New Yorker “The metaverse is “a virtual environment where you can be present with people in digital spaces,” he said. It’s “an embodied Internet that you’re inside of rather than just looking at. We believe that this is going to be the successor to the […]

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Why is the English spelling system so weird and inconsistent? | Aeon Essays “Some standards did spread and crystallise over time, as more books were printed and literacy rates climbed. The printing profession played a key role in these emergent norms. Printing houses developed habits for spelling frequent words, often based on what made setting […]

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How DuckDuckGo makes money selling search, not privacy – TechRepublic “It’s actually a big myth that search engines need to track your personal search history to make money or deliver quality search results. Almost all of the money search engines make (including Google) is based on the keywords you type in, without knowing anything about […]

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Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds | Coronavirus | The Guardian “The vast majority of Covid-19 anti-vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories originated from just 12 people, a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) cited by the White House this week found.” Tags: ITGS, misinformation, fake news, social media, […]

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Can facial analysis technology create a child-safe internet? | Identity cards | The Guardian “Take Yoti, for instance: the company provides a range of age verification services, partnering with CitizenCard to offer a digital version of its ID, and working with self-service supermarkets to experiment with automatic age recognition of individuals. John Abbott, Yoti’s chief […]

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Welcome to dystopia: getting fired from your job as an Amazon worker by an app | Jessa Crispin | The Guardian “Instead, the robots are here not to replace this lower tier of underpaid and undervalued work. They are here to smugly sit in the middle, monitoring and surveilling us, hiring and firing us. Amazon […]

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Facial Recognition’s Latest Failure Is Keeping People From Accessing Their Unemployment Benefits | Techdirt “Some unemployment applicants have said that ID.me’s facial recognition models fail to properly identify them (generally speaking, facial recognition technology is notoriously less accurate for women and people of color). And after their applications were put on hold because their identity […]

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