Dictionary.com’s new definitions help create a better world

Language doesn’t just help us communicate, it is an important part of how we understand the world. The definitions that are given to words affect how we perceive them and popular phases show social attitudes and shape our understanding of the world. As social norms change, language needs to as well and the lexicographers at […]

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Will Redefine Racism to Include ‘Systemic’ Oppression

“A couple weeks ago, I said this is the last argument I’m going to have about this,” continued Mitchum. “I know what racism is, I’ve experienced it time and time and time again in a lot of different ways, so enough is enough.”

IT firms are hiring fewer people in legacy skills, demand for cloud, data analytics rise

BENGALURU: Technology services companies are hiring fewer jobs for legacy skills during the past three to four months as they see slowdown in business due to the pandemic, said analysts, even as demand for newer digital skills is rising. They have recruited a higher number of people with skills such as data analytics, data science, […]

Desmond Howard critical of Lincoln Riley not sharing COVID data

OU most recently released COVID-19 data back on Aug. 24, announcing six more Sooner football players tested positive. That ran the team’s active case count to 17. The data came from a pair of tests on Aug. 17 and 20. Five out of 88 came back positive on the first day, while only one of […]

Our definition of ‘success’ is holding business back—it’s time for a new one

Deeper reflection leads to more wisdom in business, and leaders guided by enduring principles rather than immediate profit. Brian Chesky recently shared his thought process on Airbnb’s layoffs, which have been widely admired as being more humane and generous than the norm, demonstrating a values orientation even in the toughest of circumstances. Before determining which […]

Australian government’s data sharing principles far from agreed upon

“The researchers fervently believe they can improve public policy and programs by doing more research. Can someone point to research that supports this position? I mean, you’ve been doing research for decades, so surely there’s lots of good, systemic evidence that more data and research improves things on a public policy front, yes?”

Some scientists spot ‘unlikely’ patterns in Russia COVID-19 vaccine data: Report

The letter, published on the personal blog page of one of the signatories, said the Phase I/II trial results data showed multiple participants reporting identical antibody levels. “On the ground of simple probabilistic evaluations the fact of observing so many data points preserved among different experiments is highly unlikely,” the open letter said. However, the […]

China proposes universally-accepted global data security rules: FM

“China’s purpose is crystal clear, that is, to call on all countries to join hands to create universally-accepted global data security rules, to forge a peaceful, safe, open and cooperative cyberspace, to promote the healthy development of digital economy, and to contribute to the progress of human society,” Wang said. Enditem

Mint Mobile’s new unlimited data plan starts at just $30 a month – great value

Speaking of Visible, it feels like this new Mint Mobile plan is squarely aimed at taking on the unlimited plan from the Verizon subsidiary. At the introductory price of just $30 a month, Mint Mobile is definitely looking like the better value option right now when compared to Visible’s $40 a month plan. That said, […]

Six tech tips for remote learning: Protect your kid’s data and make sure they look good on Zoom

Teach them basic cybersecurity Hackers and scammers are eager to take advantage of the current work-and-learn-from-home chaos. Protect your kids by having “the talk” about cybersecurity. You can start by setting up a password manager like Dashlane or LastPass, installing paid anti-virus software, and if they’re older and have a phone, turning on two-factor authentication […]