THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Who’s Watching Grandma, Her Family or Big Brother?

Minnesota’s new law allows families to install electronic monitoring devices into senior homes if they have proper consent. Some think it’s a great way to ensure Grandma’s getting the help she needs, others think it’s intrusive.

By Chris Serres, Star Tribune  |  January 18, 2020
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GOP Dominance Likely to Continue at the State Level

Political attention this year will largely be focused on the presidential race, but at the start of a redistricting cycle both parties are pledging to spend record amounts on state elections.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  January 17, 2020
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Mozilla Enacts Worker Layoffs as It Struggles to Keep Up

As more people use their phones as a primary Internet source, Mozilla is getting squeezed out as Apple and Google devices favor their pre-installed browsers. Mozilla has to “do things differently, including allocating resources” toward future-leaning tech.

By Chase DiFeliciantonio, San Francisco Chronicle  |  January 17, 2020
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Fighting Misinformation Made Easier With These Free Tools

Misinformation and deepfakes are a constantly growing concern for American society and if they aren’t properly addressed, they could spark future panic. These tools can help differentiate between what’s real and fake.

By James McGinnis, Bucks County Courier Times  |  January 16, 2020
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The Secret Origins of Presidential Polling

It is off to the caucuses for the remaining Democratic presidential candidates after running a gauntlet of debates, fundraising and public opinion polls. But how did we get here? For answers, you have to look back 85 years.

By Edwin Amenta, University of California, Irvine  |  January 16, 2020
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