Quote of the Day: “Connie, where can I find sushi?”
The future is officially here now that you can have a robot in your hotel lobby. Connie is Hilton Hotel’s newest employee. Named after Hilton’s founder, Conrad Hilton, the IBM powered Nao robot greets guests when they arrive and answer questions for them. Don’t get too excited though, Connie is just a pilot bot that can only been seen at the Hilton in McLean, VA. (Source Engadget)
Verizon Slammed With FCC Net Neutrality Fine
Verizon has been in some trouble with the FCC for violating net neutrality rules with their use of supercookies. While supercookies are not cookies that are super, they allow websites to better target ads to visitors but without tracking or being able to opt out. The FCC said no no no to Verizon and is having them pay up a hefty $1.4 million and make sure they have customer permission before sharing tracked data. From now on Verizon needs to be thinking clarity and informing when it comes to dealing with customers and data. (Source The Verge)
Youth in Trouble Over Trump Tweet
We know it can be hard to not tweet your feelings. 20-year-old Eli Martinez of Chicago tweeted, “I think I have to kill Trump. None of y’all gon do it, I have to take measures into my own hands.” and a few days later Secret Service was knocking on his door. Turns out the Secret Service is taking all tweets seriously and has been paying visits to question those tweeting threats to any of the presidential candidates. (Source Mashable)
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