My phone vibrates and I glance at the screen, noting the call’s “917” area code — the same as my own number. “New York City,” I note. “Might be important.” The call is from a fake credit card company…
— Read on medium.com/s/the-upgrade/our-robocall-nightmare-may-be-coming-to-an-end-b6d15a4486fa
Facebook’s user base is shrinking, particularly in the coveted 12- to 34-year-old demographic, according to new survey data compiled by market research firm Edison Research. The survey, which only collected data about users in the US (Facebook’s most lucrative market), found that 15 million fewer people use Facebook today than they did in 2017, with the biggest drop being among teen users and millennials.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2019/3/6/18253274/facebook-users-decline-15-million-people-united-states-privacy-scandals
Planning on quitting the social platform? A major new study offers a glimpse of what unplugging might do for your life. (Spoiler: It’s not so bad.)
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/01/30/health/facebook-psychology-health.html
It’s hoped the technology could one day be used for headphone-free TV watching without disturbing others or warning people of danger discreetly in situations like an active shooter attack
— Read on www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8335749/lasers-could-beam-messages-directly-to-a-listeners-ear-like-whispering-secret-from-afar-scientists-say/