IAS media quality report shows UK improvements in brand safety and viewability

Reading Time: 7 minutes Brands have been clamoring for ways to mitigate the risk of their ads supporting dangerous or harmful content. At the same time they by necessity are looking to reach as wide an audience as is possible – and consumers are continuing to flock to digital video. The challenge for digital video platforms, then, is to … Read more

Pixel ‘Personal Safety’ gets automatic video recording when you trigger ‘Emergency SOS’ [U]

Reading Time: 4 minutes image Credit:9to5GoogleCar Crash Detection is a key part of the Pixel experience, and Google is now updating the Personal Safety app with the ability to automatically record video when you invoke an Emergency SOS. The UI has also been refreshed with Material You. Update 10/14: Version 2021.09.16 is more widely rolling out — via the … Read more

Facebook sets some internal message boards to private, including discussions on platform safety and election integrity, limiting which employees have access (Ryan Mac/New York Times)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryan Mac / New York Times: Facebook sets some internal message boards to private, including discussions on platform safety and election integrity, limiting which employees have access  —  Facebook told employees on Tuesday that it was making some of its internal online discussion groups private, in an effort to minimize leaks. #Facebook #sets #internal #message … Read more

In open letters, NHTSA calls Tesla's use of NDAs with its FSD customers "unacceptable" and questions its use of an OTA safety update instead of issuing a recall (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch: In open letters, NHTSA calls Tesla’s use of NDAs with its FSD customers “unacceptable” and questions its use of an OTA safety update instead of issuing a recall  —  The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a pair of letters to Tesla targeting the company’s use … #open #letters #NHTSA … Read more

IIT Madras Researchers developing Data-Driven Strategies to enhance Road Safety in Tamil Nadu

Reading Time: < 1 minute IIT Madras Researchers developing Data-Driven Strategies to enhance Road Safety in Tamil Nadu – India Education | Latest Education News | Global Educational News | Recent Educational News Home IITs IIT Madras Researchers developing Data-Driven Strategies to enhance Road Safety in Tamil Nadu #IIT … Read more

Tile revamps its lineup with IP67 water resistance, longer ranges, and safety features to avoid unwanted tracking, and announces Tile Ultra with UWB support (Victoria Song/Gizmodo)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Victoria Song / Gizmodo: Tile revamps its lineup with IP67 water resistance, longer ranges, and safety features to avoid unwanted tracking, and announces Tile Ultra with UWB support  —  Tile adds a new lost and found feature, safety from unwanted tracking, and a new ultra-wideband tracker.  Sound familiar?  —  Alerts #Tile #revamps #lineup #IP67 #water … Read more

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will give evidence to the UK Parliament's Online Safety Bill committee on October 25 (BBC)

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC: Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will give evidence to the UK Parliament’s Online Safety Bill committee on October 25  —  Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower who accuses the technology giant of putting profit ahead of safety, will give evidence to the UK Parliament later this month. #Facebook #whistleblower #Frances #Haugen #give #evidence #Parliament039s #Online #Safety … Read more

VISUS initiative to address school safety assessments in Zimbabwe

Reading Time: 5 minutes More than 70 participants joined the launch session of the Visual Inspection for defining the Safety Upgrading Strategies (VISUS) Initiative which helps to assess the safety of schools in Zimbabwe, with an initial focus on schools in Chimanimani district. This initiative is being implemented in the context of the Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP) funded … Read more

Tesla delays Full Self-Driving beta rollout to ~1,000 drivers with perfect safety scores of 100, Elon Musk says due to a "few last minute concerns" (Kim Lyons/The Verge)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kim Lyons / The Verge: Tesla delays Full Self-Driving beta rollout to ~1,000 drivers with perfect safety scores of 100, Elon Musk says due to a “few last minute concerns”  —  The “Full Self-Driving” update was supposed to roll out to 1,000 more Tesla owners Friday  —  Tesla has delayed the rollout … #Tesla #delays … Read more

Former Twitch employees say company routinely valued speed and profit over safety and security in new report

Reading Time: 4 minutes Massive data breach “seemed inevitable”. Following this week’s massive Twitch data breach – in which everything from site source code to streamer payouts were apparently leaked – a new report has accused the company of fostering a culture that values “speed and profit over the safety of its users and security of its data.” That’s the … Read more