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Common Sense Launches ‘Which Side of History?’ Campaign to Challenge Leaders to Reverse the Harm Tech Is Having on Democracy and Our Lives

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today Common Sense, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families in the digital world, launched Which Side of History?, a campaign to hold Big Tech accountable for sowing mistrust and spreading misinformation, threatening free and open societies, exacerbating the gap between rich and poor, creating an unequal society, and leaving an entire segment of the population behind.

Anchored by Common Sense founder and CEO James P. Steyer’s newest book, Which Side of History?: How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives (available October 13, 2020), the campaign convenes leading experts and Big Tech antagonists, such as Franklin Foer,Thomas Friedman, Shaun Harper, Julie Lythcott-Haims,Roger McNamee,Shoshana Zuboff, and others for a series of live virtual events to examine the impact of the tech sector on

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The Top 10 Health & Fitness Apps Of 2020 Have One Thing In Common (Mostly)

Health and fitness apps are winning the Covid-19 era, thanks to closed gyms. But a certain kind of health and fitness app is winning mobile, according to a new report from Apptopia.

“Six out of ten of the top Health & Fitness apps are apps that offer video workouts or video-guided exercises,” Apptopia says. “If non-workout apps like Calm, Headspace, and Flo were not included here, the ratio of video to non-video fitness apps would be even greater.”

Indeed.

Without those wellness apps, six of the top seven fitness apps include video components. Which says something about fitness in the Coronavirus era.

The top 10 health and fitness apps in the U.S. by downloads in the first half of 2020, according to Apptopia, are:

  1. Calm:
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Five common tech questions, answered

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You don’t need to spend $1,000 to get a smartphone. Here are 4 smartphones under $300.

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A woman called her company’s tech support desk, and the technician asked for her password. She replied, “Snow White Cinderella Snoopy Dopey Pinocchio Harry Potter Ariel 5.” The technician said, “That’s a great long password.” The woman replied, “Thank you! I was told my password needs to have seven characters and one number.”

Jokes aside, you should never give anyone your password. As hacking methods get more sophisticated, there are new rules for creating hard-to-crack passwords. Tap or click here to make sure your passwords are up to snuff.

It’s also essential to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) on your accounts. If someone tries to hack your account, he won’t have access to the one-time code sent to your phone or email.Here is a step-by-step guide to setting up 2FA

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Lithia Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) today announced the pricing of its public offering (the “Offering”) of 3,181,819 shares of its Class A common stock (the “common stock”) at a price to the public of $220.00 per share. In addition, the underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 477,272 shares of common stock at the same public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on October 5, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

In addition, today Lithia concurrently announced the pricing of its private offering of $550 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.375% senior notes due 2031 (the “Notes”), which represents an increase of $50 million from the offering size previously announced. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes.

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PAR Technology Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), a leading global provider of point of sale (POS) software, hardware and integrated technical solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,350,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $38.00 per share, for total gross proceeds of $127.3 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses payable by PAR Technology. All of the shares to be sold in the offering are being offered by PAR Technology. In addition, PAR Technology has granted Jefferies LLC, the underwriter of the offering, a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 502,500 shares of common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on or about October 5, 2020, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

PAR Technology expects to use the net

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PAR Technology Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), a leading global provider of point of sale (POS) software, hardware and integrated technical solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, today announced the commencement of a proposed underwritten public offering of 3,350,000 shares of its common stock. All of the shares to be sold in the offering will be offered by PAR Technology. In addition, PAR Technology expects to grant Jefferies LLC, the underwriter of the offering, a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 502,500 shares of common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

PAR Technology expects to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Ink Pact With Advertisers For ‘Common Definition’ on Hate Speech

San Francisco: After months of intensive talks with major advertisers, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have agreed to adopt a common set of definitions for hate speech and other harmful content, the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) said on Wednesday. Also Read – No Coercive Action Against Facebook Chief in Delhi Riots Case Till Oct 15: Supreme Court to Delhi Assembly

GARM is a cross-industry initiative founded and led by the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) and supported by other trade bodies, including ANA, ISBA and the 4A’s. Also Read – Gucci Unveils Jeans With Fake Grass Stains For Whopping Rs 88,000, Internet Left Baffled!

The move comes after over 200 brands including Starbucks and Levis recently pulled their advertising from Facebook and the #StopHateforProfit campaign gained momentum after celebrities, like Kim Kardashian West, froze their social media account for a day. Also Read – Soaring Popularity: Twitter Records 6.1

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Drone futures – thousands of exciting possibilities take to the air, but demand common sense

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The general public is most familiar with drones in two context –  hobbyists, photographers, and filmmakers using them to put cameras in the sky, and military forces embarking on missions where humans fear to tread. Some may be familiar with other exciting concepts, such as: 

  • Amazon et al planning to automate package deliveries by air – more on that in a separate report.
  • Pilotless electric air taxis from the likes of Uber, who want to redevelop brownfield sites as passenger interchanges, and create an integrated, on-demand transport system.
  • NASA exploring the surface of Mars via autonomous rotorcraft (some are en route to the red planet now).
  • Fixed-wing robots delivering medical supplies to remote areas.
  • Competitive racing drones swooping around 3D, neon-lit courses.
  • Swarms of illuminated craft presenting a 21st Century version of firework displays, with programmed animations at huge public events.

All of these applications and more are either

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7 common iPhone problems and how you can fix them

An iPhone that isn’t working how it should is a recipe for frustration. Whether an app keeps crashing the moment you open it, or your phone keeps freezing whenever you go back to your home screen or try to send a text, your iPhone isn’t working when you need it to and that isn’t OK. 



a close up of a cell phone: You can usually fix sluggish performance with a few taps. Angela Lang/CNET


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You can usually fix sluggish performance with a few taps. Angela Lang/CNET




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Sluggish performance can usually be fixed with a few taps. 


Don’t worry. We’ll show you where to look and the steps to take when fixing common issues of general bugginess, battery life, storage space and more. 

Correct glitches and bugs with this simple step

For random issues and bugginess, like an iPhone that isn’t staying connected to Wi-Fi, keeps freezing up or is

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State learning plans need common definition, more support says KU research



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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) – A University of Kansas research project shows that state personalized learning plans may need common definition and more support.

The University of Kansas says in 2015, he Every Student Succeeds Act mandated and incentivized states to look into the needs of individual learners through practices that include personalized learning. It said its researchers have co-written a pair of studies showing that even though all states have addressed personalized learning in their official state policies, there is no common definition for what the practice can be and little agreement on how to implement and support the practice.

KU said personalize learning is the practice of designing curriculums to match the needs of individual students based on their strengths and interests instead of a one size fits all approach. It said while personalized learning has garnished support from policymakers and researchers, the

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