First News on 570 for Thursday, January 24th, 2019

 

6:13- Bill Zimpfer- A new U.S. intelligence report is out regarding global threats to the United States.  What countries are at the top of the list, and what's been included for the first time ever in the report?

6:43- William Mapp Top Tech Stories of the Week

GUESS WHAT, YOU’VE BEEN OWNED

Last Thursday, a so-called newly discovered collection of emails and passwords, dubbed, “Collection #1” has been certified as the largest data breach by volume in history.  Collection #1 has 772, 904, 991 unique email addresses with a staggering 21, 222, 975 unique password exposed.  This breach was discovered by Troy Hunt who runs the website, Have I Been Pwned .com. The data has been posted to hacking forums.What’s staggering about this breach is that it’s been derived from 2000 databases and is particularly harmful for people who use the same username and password combination across sites.  Seriously. Don’t reuse password, scramble them with letters, numbers, caps, and symbols.  This collection is for sale too. Almost 1 terabyte of usernames and passwords for sale.  *wistfully*, “1 terabyte of usernames and passwords.”

MICROSOFT ON EDGE TO DETECT FAKE NEWS

Microsoft, has added a new feature to its Edge browser called News Guard. News Guard is a user enabled feature which will identify so-called fake news for the user.  The feature pulls from a human curated list of fake news stories to determine what’s fake and what’s not.  The feature isn’t on by default, but Edge will nudge users to enable the feature when it’s not on. So far, News Guard is only inspecting US news sources, but more could be added over time. Also, news stories are curated by humans and is subject to subjectivity.  So far, a big offender is Daily Mail.

7:13- Ken Boone WX

7:43- Michael Bower- It’s Day 34 and polls are out with Senate votes on the way.  What are the most recent polls indicating about the partial government shutdown? Does there appear to be any movement from either side in the big Senate votes scheduled for Thursday? What was the latest offer that House Democrats made to President Trump including 5-billion-dollars?

8:13- STUDY: LINK BETWEEN SOCIAL MEDIA AND DEPRESSION STRONGER IN TEEN GIRLS THAN BOYS

Though social media can be a helpful tool for teenagers to learn and connect with friends, experts have long warned that too much Snapchatting or Instagramming can come with downsides.  There appears to be a connection between social media use and depressive symptoms in 14-year-olds, and that connection may be much stronger for girls than boys, according to a new study.  

Among teens who use social media the most -- more than five hours a day -- the study showed a 50% increase in depressive symptoms among girls versus 35% among boys, when their symptoms were compared with those who use social media for only one to three hours daily. 

Why do the negative effects of social media hit girls harder than boys?  

What are the red flags to watch out for?

Neuropsychologist DR. MICHELLE BENGTSON

8:23- MEN 'FACE MORE DISCRIMINATION THAN WOMEN': GLOBAL STUDY CLAIMS MALES RECEIVE THE RAW END OF THE DEAL WITH HARSHER PUNISHMENTS FOR THE SAME CRIME, COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE AND MORE DEATHS AT WORK

Women are better off in more countries than men are, a new study has found.  A method that assesses the forms of hardship and discrimination facing men and women has revealed males have it harder in 91 countries out of 134.  Women were disadvantaged in only 43.  The study looked at 6.8 billion people around the world and scientists developed a new way of measuring gender inequality.  

The UK, the US and Australia all discriminate against men more whereas Italy, Israel and China are harder environments for women, according to the study.  Researchers say this is due to men receiving harsher punishments for the same crime, compulsory military service and more occupational deaths than women.

Specialist on Gender Issues SUSAN FOSTER

8:43- Dr Erin Allgood Ask a Vet Thursday 

8:52- Dr Allgood con’t

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