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Who’s your match? ‘Voter’ app lets millennials swipe right to pick candidates

Millennials will soon become the largest portion of the electorate, but they are also the group less likely to vote. 26-year-old web developer Hunter Scarborough hopes to engage more millennials in politics through his app “Voter.” Voter asks users a variety of questions to match them to candidates, parties, and influencers that best align with their […]

Introducing ‘Gab’: Free speech Twitter alternative

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After the revelation that Facebook manipulated its trending topics section and a series of suspensions of conservative Twitter accounts, many people have expressed the need for an alternative social media outlet to share their views. In July, after Twitter banned Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, WikiLeaks threatened to create their own platform because “our supporters are threatened by a space of feudal justice.” This […]

Schools must prepare millennials to defend against cyber attacks [Opinion]

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Most people have had a feeling that someone is watching them only to turn around to see that no one is there. But imagine if you were to discover that indeed you were secretly being watched, and it had been going on for more than 5 years without your knowledge. That’s a pretty scary thought, […]

Virtual gun control: Apple replaces pistol emoji

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Apple has engaged in virtual gun control as the company decided to replace the pistol emoji with a water gun emoji in the next version of the iPhone and iPad operating system, according to CNN Money. The gun swap is just one of the many emoji changes that Apple has planned for iOS 10 that shows the […]

Awkward interaction with a millennial? Blame smartphone dependence

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Those who turned to their phones to avoid awkward family conversations during the holiday weekend weren’t alone, especially among millennials. As highlighted by CNET, 40 percent of millennials admitted to using their smartphone to escape a family gathering, according to Bank of America’s “Trends in Consumer Mobility Report.” Grouping all social interactions together, the report says […]

The party of no (fun): Dems seek to regulate Pokemon Go

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Democrats have the reputation of being the party that wants the government to stay out of your bedroom — just so long as you’re not playing Pokemon Go in there. New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D) is proposing new regulations to the new augmented reality game Pokemon Go, claiming it threatens public safety. “Like any […]

Pokémon Go: Ruining the world, yet making America thin again

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Pokémon Go is the first augmented reality game the streams straight into a player’s phone and allows them to use their real-life location to find and capture Pokémon. It’s ground breaking, promotes fitness, and is destroying the world. In a little more than a week since the game was launched, it was downloaded to more Android phones […]

Journal: Smart phones harming millennial health

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The digital age has physically weakened the youth. The Journal of Hand Therapy released a study revealing that young adults have replaced manual labor for computers, leading to a significant loss of grip strength and worse eye strain. The study found that “men now aged 20-34 had weaker grips and hand strength than those of the same […]

Instagram launches new business profiles and tools for business owners

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Attention, Instagram addicts, and social media natives, alike: the social networking site has announced new tools for business use, benefitting the social media and business realms all in one. Instagram is constantly updating its features to reach a wide variety of audiences, not just its avid millennial user base. Coming soon, with the efficiency and easy access of the […]

Pro-life organizations use mobile surveillance technology to infiltrate abortion clinics

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A Boston advertising executive has developed a plan to send pro-life ads to young women’s cell phones while they are in abortion clinics through the use of mobile surveillance technology. Copley Advertising CEO John Flynn realized that this technology can be helpful in determining which women are at risk of getting an abortion, though the technology […]

14-year-old CEO turns down $30 million offer for his business [VIDEO]

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A 14-year-old entrepreneur rejected a $30 million offer for his first-aid vending machine idea. Taylor Rosenthal, 14, created RecMed, a vending machine that dispenses first aid products, and the young CEO spoke to Fox Business‘ Varney & Co about his business path. Rosenthal came up with the idea in eighth grade when enrolled in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy class. Having […]

How millennials can guard against hackers

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Angelo Sotiro, founder of the millennial-charged social platform DeviantArt, has insightfully said, “To be successful online, you have to be nimble and evolve where the opportunities are.” For a generation of young adults who overwhelmingly depend on technology for basic life skills, such as financial management, and are living in a cyber world characterized by […]

Self-driving taxis: Closer to reality than you think

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The future is now, as tech companies announced plans to test driverless cars on public streets by 2018. Regulations and legal issues could slow ambitions, but the technology has made great leaps in recent years. The biggest concern isn’t the technology, but public reluctance to embrace the cars. Thanks to rapid advances in artificial intelligence, […]

Police can get a “fingerprint warrant” to unlock your iPhone

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Subverting encryption on the iPhone isn’t an issue when the government can compel citizens to unlock their smartphone with a fingerprint. Federal law has established that law enforcement can compel a “fingerprint search warrant” to gain access to a suspect’s smartphone, according to The Atlantic. Constitutional concerns about the access have been dismissed because it’s […]

Millennial author: Fact-check politicians like I screened my lowlife Tinder date [Exclusive Excerpt]

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Below is a preview of “Government Gone Wild: How D.C. Politicians are Taking You for a Ride — And What You Can Do About It,” provided exclusively to Red Alert Politics by Kristin Tate (a.k.a. “The Libertarian Chick”). Chapter 9: Our Unprecedented Opportunity for Success — or Jackassery My shoes were soaked as I hurried […]

Privacy threat? Government plans to subvert phone encryption

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If the FBI can’t persuade Congress to pass legislation forcing tech companies to break their encryption for law enforcement, they’ll turn to hackers. Amy Hess, executive assistant director for science and technology, told a Congressional panel that “encrypted communications continue to pose a challenge to the American law enforcement, and to the safety of the […]

Thank millennials for bank technology revolution

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For many people these days, a trip to the bank is becoming increasingly rare. A recent survey conducted by New York-based financial services company Bankrate.com, found that almost 4 in 10 Americans have not visited a bank or credit union in the last 6 months. That seems hard to believe, unless you consider how technology has revolutionized […]

College students start awesome businesses: Why not more?

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Thanks to The Social Network, everyone thinks Facebook when it comes to a company started by college students. But, as Time pointed out, while it “may be the most familiar of college startup stories … it’s hardly the only one.” Some of the most well-known companies came from college students, including Insomnia Cookies, Reddit, The Onion, and Snapchat. For those who […]

Study: Millennials on pace to take 25,700 selfies EACH in their lifetime

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What’s worth a millennial’s time? Taking a good selfie, apparently. It must be why they spend one hour a week on them. That means it takes seven minutes for the selfie, as a study from Now Sourcing and Frames Direct showed. As the study declared, “millennials ruled the selfie.” Some other simple stats include how […]

Study: Social media debates aren’t pointless, some actually change minds

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Social media debates can seem full of trolls, time wasting, headaches, and heartaches, but theses online arguments may be more productive than you thought. So say Dr. Jayeon Lee of Lehigh University and Dr. Teresa A. Meyers of George Mason University in their study, “Can Social Media Change Your Mind? SNS Use, Cross-cutting Exposure and Discussion, and […]