Wading into the World of Online Dating in China

Noble Horvath

The Mandarin term shengnu literally means “leftover woman.” It was coined to describe China’s growing crop of middle-class women who, thanks to new educational and economic opportunities, have been able to rise to unprecedented ranks within Chinese society—at the expense of their love lives. Nearing (or, heaven forbid, passing) the age of 30, these women find themselves materially successful but romantically unattached.

As a female in her mid-20s, living in China with a graduate degree and no significant other, I’ve been particularly sensitive to the term’s use. But while local media and gossipy mothers often use it derisively, my leftover sisters and I have come to embrace it as a badge of honor worn by independent women who know what they want and are unwilling to settle.

And why should we. In 1979, the one-child policy was implemented to curb population growth. Because of culturally engrained preferences for male heirs

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Internet watchdog warns on live broadcast of terror attacks online

Noble Horvath

Behind the outsized online presence of the global social media giants sits a counter-terrorism agency that is forging a fightback against the spread of extremism.

Eighteen months after the attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, was broadcast live online by the gunman, few doubt the challenge a similar episode would pose for the major social media companies.

For Nicholas Rasmussen, executive director of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, the shock waves from Christchurch still haunt those who police online content.

“Christchurch could certainly happen today but I think what could happen today would be you would get a co-ordinated, cohesive response that would narrow the window, not maybe to zero or five seconds, but would narrow the amount of time that awful content would be available to a global audience on mainstream platforms,” he told The National.

Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussen believes the Christchurch attack being live-streamed to a global audience has acted as an accelerant on his work. AFP
Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussen believes
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Slow internet plagues regional artists, as art world moves online during COVID-19 lockdown

Noble Horvath

When COVID-19 altered the known landscape, regional artists found themselves in uncharted territory that required some seriously creative navigating.

Suddenly, every gallery, music venue and dance studio was closed, and every writers’ festival was cancelled or postponed.

Artists of all ilks were unable to collaborate with their peers, network professionally, and — worst of all — reach their audiences.

Like many authors and book illustrators, Victoria-based Shelley Knoll-Miller did most of her professional networking at writers’ festivals and literary conferences.

“When the first lockdown occurred, I had several conferences lined up and book visits lined up as well, and then suddenly, that was just kiboshed,” Ms Knoll-Miller said.

Over the past five months, artists around Australia have partially solved these problems by harnessing the connective powers of the internet, and developing creative ways of making and sharing art.

But many of Victoria’s regional artists — including Ms Knoll-Miller who lives

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How Hackers and Tech CEOs Keep Their Kids Safe Online

Noble Horvath

The digital world isn’t something your kids choose to be a part of; it’s thrust upon them. They need it to socialize, complete school assignments, and simply exist in the modern world. And while social media and the Internet offer opportunities to expose your kid to the world they also, well, expose your kid to the world. So, how do you ensure they’re healthy and safe in their digital lives? Ask some hackers-turned-dads what they do.



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READ MORE: The Fatherly Guide to Keeping Kids Safe Online

That’s why these seven pro-tips for managing your kid’s tech don’t just come not just from fellow dads, but also from industry insiders who have walked the talk with gadgets — and children — of their own. As one-time hackers and online explorers themselves, they understand the allure, adventure, and education that unfettered Internet access can provide. But as parents,

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In 2020, Californians will have new privacy rights online

The internet is going to look, and work, a little different starting today. That’s because Californians have new rights over how their personal information is gathered, stored and sold by any company operating in the state as of Jan. 1, thanks to the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA.

As businesses scramble to get in compliance with the law, you’ve probably seen a rash of pop-up notifications and emails about privacy policy updates. You also may have noticed the small-print “do not sell my information” buttons that have started appearing at the bottom of websites.

But what are these new rights? How can you actually exercise them? And will any of this make a difference in how you use the internet?

Three new rights are at the heart of the CCPA, the strongest consumer data privacy law in the nation: the right to know, the right to delete, and the

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Online Gadget Stores for Your Tech and Gaming Needs


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Electronic devices may not be as essential as food and medicines, but we need them to survive the lockdown nonetheless.

Gadgets enable us to work from home and keep us busy or entertained while on quarantine. More importantly, they help us stay connected to loved ones who are away from us.

You don’t have to wait for what seems like forever to get a replacement for your broken laptop or mobile phone. You can order from an online gadget store and have the item delivered or pick it up directly at the shop.

For your home office or gaming needs, take your pick from this list of legitimate online gadget stores in the Philippines that let you shop from home during the quarantine.

Where to Buy a Smartphone, Laptop, or Any Gadget Online

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Online Safety | USAGov

Internet Fraud

Scam artists defraud millions of people each year by using internet services or software. These scams trick victims into sending money or giving out personal information. That’s why it’s important to protect yourself and to report internet fraud if you have been victimized.

Types of Internet Fraud

Understand how these  common types of internet fraud work.

  • Data breaches occur when sensitive data (personal or financial information) is leaked from a secure location. Afterwards, it can be used in an untrusted environment at a corporate or personal level.

  • Malware is dangerous software that is designed to disable computers and computer systems.

  • Phishing or spoofing uses fake emails, text messages, or copycat websites to steal your personal information. It may steal credit card and bank account numbers, debit card PINs, and account passwords.

  • Internet auction fraud involves the misrepresentation of products on an internet auction site. Or, it can occur

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“As a parent of a struggling Middle School student with Dyslexia, reading has always been
a challenge. We use NaturalReader Software and the MP3 export feature almost daily to
help him get through lengthy reading assignments. NaturalReader has been instrumental in
helping him to excel in school!.”

– Mary Hardin

“I no longer strain my eyes trying to read tiny fonts in e-mails or web pages or spend
time recording my own voice for teaching purposes. I have a “bilingual” NaturalReader
and it has become a very useful tool. By the way, my students haven’t noticed that my
“friend” Kate, who reads lessons so nicely, is a computer..”

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“As an assistive technology advocate for an Independent Living Center for Riverside
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children with learning disability and dyslexia. I have cerebral palsy myself and this
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