November 16, 2018

The future of Voice and the implications for News

By Nic Newman, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism From Reuters News Agency One in ten of both the US and UK populations regularly use voice-activated speakers Voice technologies are fast growing in popularity and are likely to move beyond the home, becoming embedded in every part of our lives. But how are these […]

Learn how to crush your fear of public speaking, plus other business skills with these online classes

BY TEAM COMMERCE From Mashable f you can confidently go on stage and speak in front of a large group of people without feeling like you’re going to throw up your guts, then congratulations, you’re better than 90% of the population. But if you automatically tense up and your stomach goes up in knots and […]

CMA Awards 2018 list of winners

From CBS Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted the 52nd Country Music Awards on Wednesday, live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Chris Stapleton had the most nominations, with five nods, and he won the night’s first award for song of the year, “Broken Halos.” Stapleton won again for the song with the award for single […]

US: Michael Avenatti arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

By Eli Watkins and Cheri Mossburg, From CNN (CNN) Attorney Michael Avenatti has been placed under arrest on suspicion of felony domestic violence and was booked early Wednesday evening. Los Angeles Police Department officer Jeff Lee said the domestic violence report was taken on Tuesday in West Los Angeles and the arrest was made Wednesday. […]

Brexit: EU leaders dismiss talk of renegotiating draft agreement

From BBC EU leaders have dismissed talk of renegotiating the draft Brexit deal and warned the UK’s political situation could make a “no-deal” more likely. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was “no question” of reopening talks as a document was “on the table”. Meanwhile French PM Edouard Philippe said there was a need to […]

‘Toxic’ is a sadly perfect word of the year for 2018

BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable 2018 has been one toxic year. You know it, we know it, and the Oxford Dictionary knows it. The prestigious publisher has chosen their Word of the Year, and this time, it’s “toxic.” “The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that is judged to reflect the […]

Lies, damn lies, and HQ2

By John Biggs From TechCrunch Cities are far from future-proof. That’s a mistake. There are few things certain in our world except for the uplifting tendencies of technology. I’ve spent the past few years trying to prove this to myself, at least, by interviewing hundreds of thinkers on the topic. I’ve come to a singular […]

Mozilla adds website breach notifications to Firefox

By Natasha Lomas From TechCrunch Mozilla is adding a new security feature to its Firefox Quantum web browser that will alert users when they visit a website that has recently reported a data breach. When a Firefox user lands on a website with a breach in its recent past they’ll see a pop up notification […]

Facebook responds to the New York Times’ blockbuster exposé

By Steve Dent From engadget But fails to address some of the report’s key findings. The New York Times recently published a bruising Facebook report saying, among other things, that the social network knew about Russian interference well before it said, feared Trump supporters and lobbied against critics. The nature of the article stunned even […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

    Cayman Islands: RCIPS FCU Warns of Phishing Email Targeting Customers of a Local Bank, 15 November The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit has been made aware of a phishing email that has been sent to the online banking customers of a local bank in an attempt to obtain their login information. The email, which […]