Videoconferencing keeps people connected while the coronavirus keeps them inside – but privacy and security are far from perfect

Zoom's privacy and security shortcomings are just the latest videoconferencing vulnerabilities. Knowing each platform's risks can help people avoid many of the downsides of virtual gatherings.

Elizabeth Stoycheff, Associate Professor of Communication, Wayne State University • conversation
April 10, 2020 ~9 min

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These tools help older people connect digitally while isolating

From Facebook to WhatsApp, technology is important to keeping older generations from feeling lonely while social distancing during coronavirus

Daniel Miller, Professor of Anthropology, UCL • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~5 min

 facebook  loneliness  social-isolation  phones  whatsapp  elderly-care  older-age  tech

Social media companies are taking steps to tamp down coronavirus misinformation – but they can do more

Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.

Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business, The Fletcher School, Tufts University • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~11 min

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