The Facebook Dance, Autonomous Cars, and our AI Future - ACM 454

· Bryan Chaffin & Jeff Gamet · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan and Jeff discuss the ongoing #deletefacebook discussion and whether it’s a tempest in a teapot. They also talk about autonomous vehicles, regulation, and our future with driverless cars, and also our future with artificial intelligence.

How to Secure Your Instagram Privacy Settings

· Andrew Orr · How-To

Now your social media accounts are private, which means that you have better control over your data, not a corporation that may not have your best interests in mind.

Former Facebook Exec Says Social Media Is Ripping Society Apart

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Chamath Palihapitiya is a venture capitalist and the co-owner of NBA basketball team The Golden State Warriors. Oh, and he  was a top executive at Facebook. And that makes his thoughts on social media salient, because he thinks social media is “ripping society apart.” He argues that Facebook and other forms of social media are little more than dopamine-producing machines that have profoundly negative effects on people and society. I recommend this as a must-watch. He also did an interview on CNBC on the topic earlier in December, where he also talked about cryptocurrency.

Snapchat Adds 2 New Features: Tint Brush and Multi-Snap

· Andrew Orr · Product News

Image of Snapchat logo. New Snapchat features include Multi-Snap and Tint Brush.

The new Snapchat features seem to bring it more in line with apps like Clips, and take it a step away from the instant gratification that originally made Snapchat explode in popularity.

Apple Should Think Differently about Social Media Tipping

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

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Apple has reportedly taken a stance on social media tipping in China that says the company should get 30% of those tips. Bryan Chaffin argues that this is a huge mistake, and that Apple should think differently.