In a Fake Fact Era, Schools Teach the ABCs of News Literacy

Schools across the country are educating students in how to sift through today’s online avalanche of alternative facts. The post In a Fake Fact Era, Schools Teach the ABCs of News Literacy appeared first on WIRED. by Issie Lapowsky
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Estonia’s ex-president now wants the rest of the world to become digital nations too

As a devoted advocate for better digital policies within the EU, Estonia is currently one of the world’s leading countries when it comes to providing government services online. Many of its digital initiatives — such as the e-residency, online voting and tech-minded education — were implemented or refined during Toomas Hendrik Ilves‘ time in office, from 2006 to 2016 The former president gave a talk on how to build a digital nation at tech festival Brain Bar Budapest. His message was clear: To move ahead, other countries should emulate Estonia’s model of government-issued digital ID’s. “Every European country should have a digital ID offered,” he told me. TNW sat down with Ilves and…This story continues at The Next Web

by Már Másson Maack
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Apple vintage sneakers are selling on eBay at the ‘humble’ price of $15,000

Can you put a price tag on history? It seems so in this case. Private collectibles vendor Heritage Auctions is currently auctioning off a rare pair of vintage Apple sneakers that can be yours at the the humble price of just $15,000. The legendary shoe, which sports the old-school rainbow Apple logo, was originally produced in the early 1990s and was reserved exclusively for company employees. Available in limited quantities, the sneakers have rarely been photographed throughout the years. But thanks to Heritage Auctions, you can now face off thousands of fanatic Apple fan boys and girls in a heated bidding battle for a…This story continues at The Next Web
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How to Automatically Start an App When You Boot or Wake Android TV

If you’re an Android TV user, you have to ask yourself one question: how much time do you really spend on the home screen? The odds are you launch the same app every time to turn it on, and now there’s a new app that lets you do that automatically.

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Beware! This Microsoft PowerPoint Hack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

“Disable macros and always be extra careful when you manually enable it while opening Microsoft Office Word documents.” You might have heard of above-mentioned security warning multiple times on the Internet as hackers usually leverage this decade old macros-based hacking technique to hack computers through specially crafted Microsoft Office files, particularly Word, attached to spam emails. (Mohit Kumar) #HackerNews #News #Security #Internet

Stock photos trying to look bleak are best thing on Twitter now

While stock photography has widely become synonymous with bland imagery marked by a stark disillusionment with reality, the internet has begun to gradually reclaim these once discarded images and mould them into high-quality meme culture material. Curated by video game journalist Andy Kelly, Dark Stock Photos is a hilarious Twitter account that mockingly celebrates the absurdity of stock imagery. Sourcing pictures from popular stock photography platforms like Shutterstock and iStock, the parody collection features numerous photos that tried to convey a bleak message too hard, but failed miserably in the process. While the Dark Stock Photos account covers a rather broad thematic range, one thing all these images have in…This story continues at The Next Web
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