Zoom video meetings are being interrupted by hackers spewing hate speech and showing porn. It's called 'Zoombombing.' Here's how to prevent it.
CHICAGO — Morgan Elise Johnson has been hosting virtual meditation sessions each weekday morning through her digital media company The Triibe, to bring a sense of calm to the audience during the coronavirus outbreak.One morning last week, though, that calm was shattered.The group was using video conferencing app Zoom and had just started its session when some young men joined the meeting, Johnson said. They started heckling the wellness professional leading the meditation. Then it got worse.They took control of the screen and started searching for pornography, Johnson said. When she tried to m...
The new 'High Fidelity' and the state of the music geek in the digital age
There’s a scene in “High Fidelity,” the new Hulu series starring Zoe Kravitz as a record store owner, in which her character, Rob (short for Robyn), shows up unannounced at the apartment of British ex-boyfriend Mac.She wants to hear him say that he loves her more than his new partner, Lily, and that the couple have no plans to marry, thereby ruining Rob’s life. (Good luck with that.)But Rob needs to know something else, something equally important. Has Mac listened to her playlist?Since they split up, Rob has been doing on her own what she and her two employees, Simon and Cherise, routinely do...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Martin Schram: Bloomberg's debate falls short of his ads' promise
This we know: $300 million worth of TV and digital media ads, gushing into our homes and across our news screens, can rocket even a late-starting presidential candidate into the top tier of the White House wannabes.As New York City’s ex-Mayor Mike Bloomberg has just shown us.But this we also know: Ultimately, even a billion dollar blizzard of TV and digital ads can only work wonders when their creative messages and images of presidential decisiveness and leadership are reinforcing positive presidential messages and images we voters are also viewing each day on our free media TV and digital new...
Tribune News Service
Cards Against Humanity buys parody website ClickHole
Cards Against Humanity, the irreverent card game company, bought ClickHole on Monday from G/O Media for an undisclosed price.The all-cash deal separates ClickHole, a six-year-old parody of clickbait websites filled with purposefully inane listicles and quizzes, from humor website The Onion, which created it. The sale was first reported by BuzzFeed — one of the websites ClickHole set out to satirize.“It was a business decision,” G/O Media spokesman Matt Goodman said Tuesday.G/O Media, formerly Gizmodo Media Group, is an assemblage of popular websites that also includes The A.V. Club, Jalopnik, ...
Network of podcasts offer a place women can go to be 'understood, encouraged and uplifted'
Once she turned 40, Twila Dang noticed a shift.Everything she read, watched or listened to seemed to carry the same message: She needed fixing.“It was like, ‘I can get rid of those crow’s feet.’ ‘I can help you lose 10 pounds and get rid of those grays.’ ”The catch? “There was nothing wrong with me!” said the Bloomington, Minn. mom of three and former radio host. “If anything, I was actually the most confident I’d ever been and the most comfortable in my skin.”Conversations with friends and acquaintances convinced her other women felt the same way.“I started saying, ‘There should just be somet...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)