Facebook released the data as part of its fifth Community Standards Enforcement Report, which it introduced in response to criticism of its lax approach to policing its platforms.In a blog post announcing the data, Facebook said the company had improved its “proactive detection technology,” which uses artificial intelligence to detect violating content as it is posted, before other users can see it.”We’re now able to detect text embedded in images and videos in order to understand its full context, and we’ve built media matching technology to find content that’s identical or near-identical to photos, videos, text and even audio that we’ve already removed,” the statement said.The company also said it put warning labels on about 50 million pieces of content related to COVID-19, after announcing at the start of the pandemic that it was banning misinformation about the virus that could cause physical harm. Topics : Facebook Inc on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which it attributed to improvements made to its technology for automatically identifying text and images.The world’s biggest social media company removed about 4.7 million posts connected to organized hate organizations on its flagship Facebook app in the first quarter of 2020, up from 1.6 million pieces of content in the previous quarter.It also removed 9.6 million Facebook posts containing hate speech in the first quarter, compared with 5.7 million pieces of content in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The movers and shakers on the Blueliners want to keep the dream alive and are eagerly looking for new players to populate the roster.The Blueliners, playing in the intermediate division of women’s recreational hockey, is coming off of a very successful 2011-12 season and is looking for an even better season this year.The squad anticipates entering the Spokane Hoctoberfest to defend is 2012 title, and take back the Nelson Icebreaker crown from the Vernon Vipers later in the season. The Blueliners actively seek out tourneys in BC, Alberta and the States — and have a lot of fun playing hockey. The team begins weekly practices on this October on Sundays at 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. Anyone Interested in playing can contact Loreli at 250-359-2996 or [email protected] For 18th seasons the Nelson Blueliners have been challenging all comers.
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Dyyno, which allows its users to stream and record live video from any application on their desktops, is launching a major upgrade of its service today. The company’s service will now allow users to stream live and recorded video streams in full 1080p HD resolution. Dyyno has also dropped the price for personal accounts – which can stream HD video – to zero. These personal account support up to 100,000 concurrent viewers. Previously, these accounts started at $10 per month.For the time being, Dyyno can only stream videos from Windows PCs. The company does offer a browser plugin for watching these videos on the Mac and Windows. The company’s CEO Raj Jaswa told us that a Mac client is on the company’s roadmap. We took a closer look at the service’s features when the company launched in August. While the desktop client has evolved since then, the basic features remain the same.In our tests, the service worked just as advertised and the image quality of the 1080p streams was very high. It takes a decent broadband connection to work well, however – the HD video streams take up about 3Mbps. Dyyno supports up to 30 frames per second and encodes its videos in H.264. The company does not automatically scale the video streams down for users with slower connections, though for on-demand video, content owners can choose different bitrates for their videos. Running Dyyno’s desktop client is very easy. After installing the application, you just have to drag the Dyyno logo from the client to any window on your computer and it will automatically start to stream this video on your personal Dyyno page. In addition to live streaming, users can also create a “WebTV” channels that plays videos at a set time. Requires a PluginThe fact that it takes a browser plugin to run the service could be a roadblock for some potential users, however. On the other hand, no other service that we are aware of offers free 1080p live streaming. PricingAs Dyyno’s platform is based on a P2P architecture, it only makes sense for the company to offer the live streams for free. After all, the more users watch the stream, the easier it will be for Dyyno to deliver the video. The company does charge users who want to store more than 1GB of video for on-demand streaming on Dyyno’s servers $10 per month. Dyyno does not charge for bandwidth. The P2P architecture doesn’t lend itself for on-demand streaming, so Dyyno chose to charge for this aspect of its service. The company also offers business channels for $100 month, which include a total of 10 video channels and up to 100GB of storage. The company’s high-end account, the Dyyno Broadcast station, costs $1,000 per month, and allows users to store an archive of up to 1,000GB of video and broadcast more than 100 concurrent video streams. Both the business and the broadcast accounts are stripped of all Dyyno’s branding. Dyyno plans to offer an ad revenue share model to companies that subscribe to these higher-end accounts and who want to make use of Dyyno’s on-demand streaming solutions. frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Tags:#Google#NYT#p2p#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Searching for file-sharing information via Google is going to take a little bit more effort now, thanks to new steps taken by the search engine to remove all sorts of references to torrents from its instant search and autocomplete features.In December, Google said it was taking steps towards “making copyright work better online.” Among other things, it promised that “terms that are closely associated with piracy” would no longer appear in autocompletes. Although it may be seen as an effort to crack down on illegal file sharing, the move is a troubling one, particularly for those who provide BitTorrent services. No surprise, these companies are quick to point out that there are many legitimate uses for torrents. audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Forbidden from Autocomplete Arbitrarily?Part of the problem with this new implementation, as TorrentFreak noted when it broke the story, the list of banned terms is “seemingly arbitrary.” No version of the word “torrent” will work for instant search – neither the software “uTorrent,” nor “BitTorrent,” the name of a protocol and a San Francisco-based company. But while the cyberlockers RapidShare and Megaupload are now forbidden, other sites like HotFile and MediaFire are not. Furthermore, you can still find the names of other popular torrent sites, including The Pirate Bay.TorrentFreak cites a response from RapidShare, who say that “We knew about Google’s plans for quite a few weeks now. We embrace that certain search suggestions will not put a wrong complexion on RapidShare anymore, but we are concerned that at the same time the legitimate interests of our users will also be affected.” The company adds that “RapidShare is one of the most popular websites worldwide. Every day hundreds of thousands of users rely on our services to pursue their perfectly legitimate interests. That is why Google has obviously gone too far with censoring the results of its suggest algorithm. A search engine’s results should reflect the users’ interests and not Google’s or anybody else’s.”For now, you can still search for torrent information. While your search queries won’t autocomplete, the results aren’t censored. Yet.Image credits: TorrentFreak
“We really like you, but your price is higher than what we are paying now.”If your prospective client is dissatisfied enough to move, they are dissatisfied enough to pay more for the better result that you are selling.The difference between your price and their incumbent supplier’s price is the value of eliminating the dissatisfaction that is compelling your prospect to change.Matching the PriceIf you are simply matching the price, you aren’t selling. You are allowing your prospect to gamble, to make a bet that what they are doing is working for them, that only their lousy supplier needs to change. This is why so many buyers change from one supplier to the next supplier to the next, never getting the result that they really need. The salespeople that call on them don’t sell them on change. They just replace the current supplier, leaving the dissatisfaction right where they found it.Reducing the PriceIf you are actually reducing the price, then “price” is what you are really selling. You aren’t selling the greater value that you create. Instead, you are removing the resistance to buying by eliminating price as an obstacle. You are trying to make selling easy. This lets the customer off the hook when it comes to change. They aren’t paying for new value, and they have no skin in the game. This is what weak salespeople and weak sales organizations do.Increasing the PriceWhen you ask for more money, your prospective client has to get serious about change. They are now paying more, and they are going to expect more. If you are really selling, you’ve helped your client understand what is going to need to change on their end, in addition to them paying more for the results they need. You will have told them about the time, the energy, and the leadership that is going to be required. And you will have sold them on the value that you are going to create and why it is worth paying more to obtain. If your prospective client is dissatisfied enough to move, they are dissatisfied enough to pay more for the better result that you are selling. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now
Touch Football Australia (TFA) has undertaken a review of our Sport Education Courses and link to our athlete development pathway and game resources.With the introduction of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) FTEM framework of athlete development – www.ausport.gov.au/ftem, TFA has aligned this framework in both our coach, referee and athlete development programs. This commenced in 2013 and now is expanding to include the Referee Coach pathway.The process for individual course review has commenced and as this is undertaken further information will be updated and provided in due course. This has commenced with the Foundation Referee Coach Course which has been drafted and piloted late in October, and will continue into the Talent, Elite and Mastery areas in 2016.Furthermore the previous ‘workbook’ and accreditation system for referee coach levels 2-4 is no longer in circulation and cannot be completed as of this date.All future referee coach accreditation will be conducted through the FTEM model, and updating or recognition of prior learning/current competence requirements for coaches accredited in the previous system will also be provided in due course, once the curriculum is finalised.For more information, please click on the attachment below. If you require any further information please contact Tara Steel via email – [email protected] or phone 02 6212 2800. Related Filesreferee_coach_framework_update_memo-pdfRelated LinksRef Coach Framework
LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 15: A detail of an official NCAA Men’s Basketball game ball made by Wilson is seen on the court as the Iowa State Cyclones play against the Connecticut Huskies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)It’s been a tough week for Iowa fans. This past Tuesday, former football star Tyler Sash passed away at the age of just 27 years old. Friday, former basketball player Roy Marble, the leading scorer in Hawkeyes history, died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was only 48 years old.Friday afternoon, Iowa released a touching six-minute tribute video in Marble’s memory. You can view it below.A Tribute Video to Roy Marble http://t.co/EyoS82ilVl— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) September 11, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with Marble’s friends and family during what’s surely been a tough week.
Advertisement Login/Register With: Known for his roles in such Canadian-filmed series as The CW’s “Nikita” and Global medical drama “Remedy”, Ontario-born actor Dillon Casey is revealing a secret he’s kept hidden for a long time: he was an addicted to opioids, and it nearly cost him his career.In an in-depth interview with the Toronto Star, Casey, 35, recalls how his addiction led him to be fired from a recurring role on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” when he berated the episode’s director when he asked, “Are you stoned? Your eyes looked glazed.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Dillon Casey (George Pimentel/WireImage) Twitter Facebook