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Apple is entering the video-streaming race, taking on Netflix, Amazon, Disney and others with a monthly subscription of $4.99. The company also announced three new iPhones, even as their sales have been slowing.

Tech Tuesday: Social Media Censorship

Aug 13, 2019

The White House is calling for significant changes in how large tech companies manage speech on their websites.

A draft executive order from the White House would put the Federal Communications Commission in charge of developing new regulations clarifying how and when the law protects social media websites when they remove or suppress speech on their platforms.

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: social media censorship and more.

Tech Tuesday: Apps For Accessibility

May 14, 2019
Columbus State student Patrick Simmons uses the new Blindspot app to navigate around the Columbus State campus.
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Smartphones are changing how people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired interact with the world around them, affecting everything from grocery shopping to travel.

Today on Tech Tuesday: mobile apps designed for people who are blind and visually impaired.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that a major antitrust lawsuit against Apple over its App Store can move forward. The 5-to-4 ruling immediately plunged Apple's stock prices and opened the door to the possibility of enormous future damages against the company.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh, appointed by President Trump last year, wrote the decision for himself and the court's four liberal justices. In it, he stressed that the court majority was taking no position on the merits of the lawsuit but said that under long-standing precedent the suit could proceed to its next stages.

Tech Tuesday: 5G Update, NewsGuard and Airpods

Apr 9, 2019
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Information and disinformation both spread like greased lightning on the internet. 

Sourcing what you see takes more time. 

Two longtime news executives have teamed up to help the rest of us suss the fake from the factual.  

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, a startup that vetes what you see on the internet and the debut of 5G. 

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Apple announced a new lineup of smartphones, including a new watch, last week during their annual September press conference. The Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are available for pre-order, while the iPhone XR is set to launch next month.

And a Vermont-based software company that scans social media to intervene and prevent tragedy. 

Today on Tech Tuesday, new Apple products, whether or not social media monitoring will help stop school shooting, and more.

Tech Tuesday: Meme Monitization and the GDPR Law

Jun 5, 2018
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As internet memes have become pop culture phenomenons, many companies sought to make a profit by selling merchandise with the trending images. However, by the time the t-shirts and coffee mugs are produced and shipped, the buzz over a meme diminishes. Join us as we discuss how making money off of memes is becoming more difficult.

We also look into the GDPR law recently passed in Europe and other recent tech news and products.

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Advancements in artificial intelligence have led to applications within surveillance systems.  Startups have begun to integrate AI technology in CCTV, in an effort to better organize and locate video files. We'll look at the pros and cons of AI in surveillance. 

Also, a look at digital screen addiction and how to curb an obsession with our devices. 

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In the age of social media, a new type of warfare has emerged. State-backed internet trolls and terrorist propaganda peddlers are taking advantage of these new platforms to spread divisive messages that have real-world consequences. Today, a look at social media as the battlefield of the 21st century. Also, how companies are using your data to predict when a career change is on the horizon.

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New polls show Americans aren't excited about a more automated future. Also, Ohio State University’s new Digital Flagship University initiative will place an iPad into the hands of every incoming undergraduate student beginning next school year. The initiative will boost learning in app development and coding. 

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Need an iPad? Enroll at Ohio State.

Under a new partnership announced Wednesday, beginning in autumn 2018, all incoming first-year students at all Ohio State campuses will get free iPads.

Early leaks of new designs had stirred anticipation for Apple's new smartphone — and on Tuesday Apple delivered on all the predictions with a $699 iPhone 8 and a $999 special-edition iPhone X (as in "10"). The 10th-anniversary iPhone is the biggest redesign in years, with an all-screen front that eliminates the home button and can use facial recognition to unlock the display.

But it was the new Apple Watch that got Wall Street — and many tech observers — excited on launch day.

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Airbnb has become a convenient fallback position for scores of travelers who prefer the so-called online sharing economy. Last year, the company implemented a nondiscriminatory policy, but a Rutgers University study has revealed that Airbnb hosts are still more likely to reject queries from disabled travelers.

 Today on Tech Tuesday: disability discrimination in the sharing economy. Also, the risks of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoins, and news from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple, the company known for its devices, has plans to start making original movies and television programming, Hollywood insiders tell NPR. Hollywood seems to be happy to have Apple enter the game, but some say the company will face some challenges.

When producer Sid Ganis first heard that Apple wanted to make TV and movies, "I thought to myself, 'What? And why?' "

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Twenty years after Congress signed it into law, the Communication Decency Act’s protection of websites is being challenged. Refugees are using smartphones and social networks for survival and to find resources in Greece. Apple is releasing the new iPhone 7 as well as the Apple Watch Series 2, unveiling controversial new features. 

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