AM Prep-Cyber Corner
IN THE NEWS: FACEBOOK UPDATES
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is out with a new set of updates — aimed at fighting the spread of false information on the popular social media site. Among the features of the updates is an expansion of Facebook’s fact-checking program. It will feature the increased use of outside expert sources, including The Associated Press, to vet videos and other material posted on Facebook. Also, groups formed on Facebook will be more closely monitored to prevent the spread of fake information. Facebook, Twitter and other popular online sites have been facing increasing criticism for the spread of extremism and misinformation.
IN THE NEWS: HOUSE VOTES TO RESTORE “NET NEUTRALITY” RULES
WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s little chance it will get through the Senate — but the House has passed a bill to restore Obama-era “net neutrality” rules. The Save the Internet Act sailed through the Democrat-controlled House 232-190 yesterday, with the vote falling pretty much along party lines. But Senate leader Mitch McConnell says the measure is “dead on arrival” in the Republican-led chamber. The Trump administration also opposes the bill. The 2015 net neutrality rules barred ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from playing favorites in regulating online traffic.
ON THE WEB: YAHOO BREACH SETTLEMENT
CYBERSPACE (AP) — There’s another settlement in the works in connection with that massive security breach at Yahoo. Under terms of the proposed deal, the nearly 200 million people who had their personal information snatched up in 2013 and 2014 will get two years of free credit-monitoring services. The legal settlement is valued at $117.5 million. That amount was bumped up from an earlier $50 million deal rejected by a federal judge. The new deal also requires judicial approval.
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IN STORES: STREAMING SERVICES - PRICES
NEW YORK (AP) — Cutting the cord? You may need to cut a larger check. In the early days of people looking to streaming services to replace traditional TV and satellite service, the idea was billed as a way to save money. But lately, online TV providers are raising prices. The latest is Google’s YouTube TV, which bumped its monthly fee up to $50 — up from the $35 it launched at. As price increases continue, it’s likely that bundles for streaming end up offering more channels — to more closely mirror what many already have with cable or a dish. And as more streaming services enter the game, it’s expected that prices for streaming will keep rising, making the alternatives not much cheaper than the cable packages they were designed to replace.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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