Teenage chat guide helps parents spot online dangers

Parent Info website includes dictionary of abbreviations used by teenagers in chatrooms, many dealing with online sexual relationships

Parents concerned their children are “zerging” or giving away their ASL will be able to decode social media using a language guide launched by government.

The dictionary translates abbreviations used by teenagers, including get naked on cam (GNOC) and age, sex, location (ASL) often used by children using anonymous chatrooms to disclose their personal details.

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Student’s drone crashes into Kentucky stadium before college football game

  • Unmanned aircraft was recovered near the suite level
  • No injuries to spectators or damages to the facility

A student’s drone crashed into a part of newly renovated Commonwealth Stadium before the Wildcats faced Louisiana-Lafayette in the season opener, Kentucky officials confirmed Saturday.

School spokesman Jay Blanton said via email that the unmanned aircraft was recovered near the suite level. He added that there were no injuries to spectators or damages to the facility, which just underwent a $120m renovation.

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No names attached: college students drive anonymous apps trend

Yik Yak and Whatsgoodly give social media-saturated millennials a new way to openly share campus anecdotes. But with anonymity surfaces bullying and hate

As mobile phones and apps have become increasingly centralto one’s college experience in the past few years, a new type of app has emerged: the anonymous kind.

In 2013 the app Yik Yak was created. And by 2014, it was being used at more than 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide, according to its founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington.

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Will robots create more jobs than they destroy?

As advancing technology changes the face of employment in the 21st century, is the human workforce being made obsolete?

Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley software firm and the author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. Geoff Colvin is senior editor at large at Fortune magazine and author of Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will.

Martin Ford To understand why today’s information technology could have a much more dramatic impact on employment than anything we’ve seen before, it’s best to begin by considering the nature of work performed by most of our population. The reality is that a very large fraction of our workforce is engaged in activities that are on some level routine, repetitive and predictable. This is not to say that most people have jobs that are rote-repetitive, but rather that most workers face the same types of challenge again and again and that most of their actions and decisions can be predicted, based on what they have done in the past.

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