Insurance Adjusted by Social Media

New York’s Department of Financial Services has recently released new guidelines that allows life insurance companies to adjust insurance premiums based on social media posts. Some experts have said that this practice could soon extend beyond New York. It is understood and mostly accepted that insurance premiums will be adjusted due to factors such as age, gender, marital status… but should these companies be allowed to factor in information from social media? Does this act go a step too far into clients social lives?

Holding Social Media Accountable

As many are aware, there has recently been a tragedy in New Zealand. The footage of this tragedy was captured and streamed live through Facebook Live. While Facebook was quick to remove the footage, there were already many views and by that time it was too late. Before being removed, the video had around 4,000 views and was quickly spreading throughout other areas of the internet. This brings up the questions of whether social media platforms are doing enough to combat violent and crime inciting videos being posted on their cites and whether the platforms should be held responsible.

The FBI now have more access to your data

This article, details the new tools that the FBI are able to employ when persuing a suspect. They are now able to get a warrant that lets them into peoples phones. The warrant allows them to unlock peoples phones for research purposes by using their fingerprins or face ID. This article details how these warrants were used on Michael Cohen, a former fixer for Donald Trump. The other strategies that they used were tracking him by where his phone was picked up on cell towers.

Technology changing too fast for laws?

 This article discusses the rapid increase of use and importance that technology has in our society and how some laws are outdated and other new laws need to keep up with the speed of the constant changes in technology. A great example of this is the NSA's secret surveillance in regard to a variety of things.

Connecticut Woman loses job over racist rant

In todays day and age, it seems, that once a month or once every few weeks someone loses their job or position of power because of what they say on social media, or what they said that was recorded by someone else. This story is one of the most recent in this trend. Corrine Terrone, worked at Hamden Public schools in New Haven Conneticut before a video of her yelling racial slurs at, and subsequently, spitting on, a black woman and man.

Russia’s New Internet Bill

I found this article interesting as it discusses the passing of Russia’s new internet bill and the country’s response. Russia has been trying to tighten restrictions on internet browsing and just passed its first movement:

Facing Reality

A lot of the posts in this section are about the affects of social media and how it has really taken over our lives. I found this article on Global News that discusses the affects for people who decided to DELETE their social media accounts, and how their lives have changed since then from it. One person interviewed shares that they are a lot happier without social media. He added that "I choose not be be apart of this whole world because I see in other people the negative feedback cycle of being on social media. I've read the reports about how people feel sad on social media...

In 2016, Forbes Magazine...

In 2016, Forbes Magazine released Carrie Kerpen’s article where she discussed the many ways social media has changed human nature over time. What I found particularly intriguing about her writing was her point about these effects not only impacting the young.In 2016, Forbes Magazine released Carrie Kerpen’s article where she discussed the many ways social media has changed human nature over time.

I found this article to be...

I found this article to be extremely interesting because I for one thought that teachers would very much dislike technology in the classroom, however, this article proves differently. It states that 75% of educators believe that technology is helpful and a great addition to both learning and teaching. They believe it makes learning more fun for the students, prepares them better for the future, help students learn at a pace that is comfortable for them, and many other reasons as well.

Insurance Adjusted by Social Media

New York’s Department of Financial Services has recently released new guidelines that allows life insurance companies to adjust insurance premiums based on social media posts. Some experts have said that this practice could soon extend beyond New York. It is understood and mostly accepted that insurance premiums will be adjusted due to factors such as age, gender, marital status… but should these companies be allowed to factor in information from social media? Does this act go a step too far into clients social lives?

Holding Social Media Accountable

As many are aware, there has recently been a tragedy in New Zealand. The footage of this tragedy was captured and streamed live through Facebook Live. While Facebook was quick to remove the footage, there were already many views and by that time it was too late. Before being removed, the video had around 4,000 views and was quickly spreading throughout other areas of the internet. This brings up the questions of whether social media platforms are doing enough to combat violent and crime inciting videos being posted on their cites and whether the platforms should be held responsible.

The FBI now have more access to your data

This article, details the new tools that the FBI are able to employ when persuing a suspect. They are now able to get a warrant that lets them into peoples phones. The warrant allows them to unlock peoples phones for research purposes by using their fingerprins or face ID. This article details how these warrants were used on Michael Cohen, a former fixer for Donald Trump. The other strategies that they used were tracking him by where his phone was picked up on cell towers.

Technology changing too fast for laws?

 This article discusses the rapid increase of use and importance that technology has in our society and how some laws are outdated and other new laws need to keep up with the speed of the constant changes in technology. A great example of this is the NSA's secret surveillance in regard to a variety of things.

Connecticut Woman loses job over racist rant

In todays day and age, it seems, that once a month or once every few weeks someone loses their job or position of power because of what they say on social media, or what they said that was recorded by someone else. This story is one of the most recent in this trend. Corrine Terrone, worked at Hamden Public schools in New Haven Conneticut before a video of her yelling racial slurs at, and subsequently, spitting on, a black woman and man.

Russia’s New Internet Bill

I found this article interesting as it discusses the passing of Russia’s new internet bill and the country’s response. Russia has been trying to tighten restrictions on internet browsing and just passed its first movement:

Facing Reality

A lot of the posts in this section are about the affects of social media and how it has really taken over our lives. I found this article on Global News that discusses the affects for people who decided to DELETE their social media accounts, and how their lives have changed since then from it. One person interviewed shares that they are a lot happier without social media. He added that "I choose not be be apart of this whole world because I see in other people the negative feedback cycle of being on social media. I've read the reports about how people feel sad on social media...

In 2016, Forbes Magazine...

In 2016, Forbes Magazine released Carrie Kerpen’s article where she discussed the many ways social media has changed human nature over time. What I found particularly intriguing about her writing was her point about these effects not only impacting the young.In 2016, Forbes Magazine released Carrie Kerpen’s article where she discussed the many ways social media has changed human nature over time.

I found this article to be...

I found this article to be extremely interesting because I for one thought that teachers would very much dislike technology in the classroom, however, this article proves differently. It states that 75% of educators believe that technology is helpful and a great addition to both learning and teaching. They believe it makes learning more fun for the students, prepares them better for the future, help students learn at a pace that is comfortable for them, and many other reasons as well.
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