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POLICE LOG for August 21 Driver Issued Summons Solicitors Going Door To

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, August 21, 2019:Surayya Sana (31, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License. Sana was involved in a 2-vehicle crash on Middlesex Avenue. (10:11am)A caller reported two older male parties attempting to gain access to a residence on Tomahawk Drive. Police responded. Parties were family members of a neighbor who were at the wrong house. (12:33pm)A Lexington Street caller reported two white males in blue shirts going door-to-door in the area claiming to work for Verizon. Police responded. Parties were advised to apply for a solicitor’s parties. Parties agreed not to solicit until they obtain permit. (1:59pm)A female juvenile was reporting missing from Milestone Group Home on High Street. She went missing around 4pm. (5:54pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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YouTube recommendations for altright videos have dropped dramatically study shows

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first_imgSOPA Images Google has made “major changes” to its recommendations system on YouTube that have reduced the amount of “alt-right” videos recommended to users, according to a study led by Nicolas Suzor, an associate professor at Queensland University of Technology.During the first two weeks of February, alt-right videos appeared in YouTube’s “Up Next” recommendations sidebar 7.8 percent of the time (roughly one in 13). From Feb. 15 onward, that number dropped to 0.4 percent (roughly one in 250).Suzor’s study took random samples of 3.6 million videos, and used 81 channels listed on a recent study by Rebecca Lewis as a starting point. That list includes voices like Richard Spencer, an American white supremacist, but also includes more mainstream voices like Joe Rogan, who does not self-identify as alt-right but often plays host to more extremist voices on his podcast (including alt-right figures such as Alex Jones).The drop appears significant, but it’s difficult to figure precisely how that drop occurred. We don’t know if YouTube is targeting ‘alt-right’ videos specifically or if the drop off is part of broader changes to YouTube’s recommendation system.YouTube has long spoken about making changes to recommendations. As early as two weeks ago, YouTube was criticised for allowing the flat-Earth movement to flourish using its platform.In response, YouTube has attempted to curtail what it refers to as false information. YouTube says freedom of speech is central to its core tenets, even when people express controversial beliefs, but has been working to reduce the spread of misinformation on its platform.YouTube has also been investing in surfacing credible voices on its platform. “In the last year alone,” said one recent YouTube blog post, “we’ve made hundreds of changes to improve the quality of recommendations for users on YouTube.”In that same blog post, YouTube said it was planning to reduce “recommendations of borderline content and content that could misinform users in harmful ways — such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the Earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.”YouTube stated it would be a gradual change, and apply to less than 1 percent of the content uploaded on YouTube.In a statement sent to CNET, a YouTube spokesperson said the platform wasn’t targeting alt-right videos.”We announced in January that we are reducing recommendations of borderline content or videos that could misinform users in harmful ways. We have not had a chance to thoroughly review this study, however, our recommendation systems are not designed to favor or demote specific misinformation based on specific political perspectives.”Speaking to CNET, Nicolas Suzor is looking for more transparency from YouTube regarding how and why certain videos are recommended.”It’s not good enough that we have to guess about how well these systems are working,” he said, “and our research can only observe from the outside. YouTube has done a lot to improve transparency about its terms of service enforcement on a high level over the last year, but they still need to do more to help people understand how their algorithms are operating.” YouTube 0 Post a comment Tags Digital Media Culture Share your voicelast_img read more

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Rings peepholemounted video doorbell cam is here

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first_img How to install the Ring Video Doorbell 2 The best video doorbells you can buy today Here’s the rundown on Ring’s new smart outdoor security lights Read the full review Comments Ring also recently introduced Smart Lighting, motion-sensing outdoor lights that work with Ring’s other home security products.  The Ring Door View Cam is available now for purchase.Originally published Jan. 7 at 9:01 a.m. PSTUpdate, June 18: Confirms availability and shipping. Share your voice CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Now playing: Watch this: 1:53 Ring Door View Cam review: A video doorbell designed for apartment dwellers Further reading Amazon 3 How to install the Ring Door View Cam Tags The $199 Door View Cam has a rechargeable battery, which means there’s no hardwiring involved. Ring says there’s no need for drilling or making any other major changes to your door, but you do need a door with a peephole for it to work.Remove your existing peephole, place the Door View Cam on the front and back of the door, along with the battery and the removable faceplate. Ring’s Door View Cam comes with:1080p HD resolutionMotion detectionMicrophone and speakerRechargeable batteryNight visionRing isn’t the first company to introduce a smart doorbell like this. Ezviz, Remo+ and Yale have announced similar products.  Security Cameras Security The first batch of Ring Door View Cams are now shipping out to customers who pre-ordered them. Chris Monroe/CNET The Ring Door View Cam, the latest smart doorbell from Amazon’s smart home security company, is shipping out to customers starting today. last_img read more

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Dishs Sling TV Adds Discovery Networks to Lineup While HBO and Univision

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first_imgStarting Wednesday (Nov. 28), Sling Blue now includes Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery (ID) and TLC; the Sling Orange package includes ID and MotorTrend (formerly Velocity).Discovery’s American Heroes Channel and Destination America are now available in Heartland Extra add-on ($5 extra per month); Science Channel is now available in News Extra add-on (also $5 monthly). Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia are now available in Sling TV’s Best of Spanish TV lineup ($10/month standalone at or $5/month as an add-on).Discovery channels not available on Sling TV include Animal Planet, Discovery Family or Oprah Winfrey Network. Sling TV already included networks formerly from Scripps Networks, which is now part of Discovery; Sling Blue includes Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel and Sling Orange includes HGTV and Travel Channel.“We are thrilled to add Discovery networks to Sling TV’s lineup as they bring highly requested channels that offer immersive programs for any age group,” Warren Schlichting, president of Sling TV, said in a statement.Current customers who subscribe to eligible Sling TV services and/or add-on package will automatically see the Discovery networks appear in their channel guide.For the third quarter of 2018, Dish posted its biggest quarterly net subscriber loss to date — sequentially dropping 367,000 satellite TV customers while gaining only 26,000 Sling TV subscribers. Dish president and CEO Erik Carlson told analysts that roughly half the Dish TV subscriber losses in Q3 were related to the dropping of Univision programming, which was pulled from the lineup on June 30.Dish chaiman Charlie Ergen, speaking on the company’s Nov. 7 earnings call, acknowledged that the loss of HBO will cause Dish and Sling TV to lose customers in Q4. He blasted AT&T as using HBO as an “economic weapon” to extract unreasonable economic terms from Dish. HBO CEO Richard Plepler called Ergen’s comments “a silly but transparent attempt on Dish’s behalf to muddy the waters for reasons only they can explain.”Sling TV offers programming from Disney/ESPN (in the Sling Orange bundle), Fox, NBC and NFL Network (in Sling Blue), as well as networks from partners including AMC, A+E Networks, Scripps, Turner, Viacom, GSN, Hallmark, Showtime, Starz and Epix. Sling raised the price of the Orange bundle from $20 to $25 per month this summer. Sling TV, Dish Network’s internet TV service, has added nine Discovery networks on its national and Spanish-language services, along with several thousand VOD titles.At the same time, Sling TV customers currently remain without access to Univision or HBO channels, amid ongoing contract disputes between Dish and the programmers. As of the end of September, Dish reported a total of 2.37 million Sling TV subscribers but the lack of Univision and HBO threatens to impede its near-term growth.With the launch of Discovery networks on Sling TV, pricing remains unchanged. The over-the-top service offers two plans — the single-stream Sling Orange, which includes Disney and ESPN networks; and the multistream Sling Blue, which includes NBC and Fox networks — priced at $25 per month each, or $40 per month when purchased together. Popular on Variety Pictured above: Discovery Channel’s Shark Week ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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