Millenials say online privacy not top priority

first_imgA USC co-sponsored study released Monday found that there is a significant difference in how younger and older generations think about online privacy and security.The study, sponsored by the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future and the independent company Bovitz Inc, concluded that millennials, individuals aged 18-34 years old, are more willing to share personal information as long as they receive something in return.“Online privacy is dead — millennials understand that,” said Jeffrey I. Cole, the director of the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future. “Older users have not adapted. Millennials recognize that giving up some of their privacy online can provide benefits to them.”As a whole, the survey revealed that those who are 35 years and older were more hesitant in their interactions online. In addition, 77 percent of those aged 35 years and older agreed that “no one should ever be allowed to have access to my personal data or web behavior,” but 70 percent of millennials agreed. Fifty-one percent of millennials were willing to share information with companies as long as they got something in return, compared to 41 percent of those over the age of 35 years and older.For many, including Morley Winograd, a senior fellow at the Annenberg Center on Communication, Leadership and Policy, these results were not surprising.“We’ve known the milliennials have the least concerns with privacy,” Winograd said.Many students agree that online privacy is not one of their priorities.“In general, I don’t really feel like I need to hide information from third- party companies or basic tracking,” said Troy Kozuma, a senior majoring in business administration. “If they send spam mail it’s a problem, but otherwise I’ve never noticed trouble.”Other students said the lack of concern for online privacy is a sign of the times.“Our generation is oblivious,“ said Sanford Reed, a freshman majoring in theatre. “All they care about is social media, myself included.”Though the study has prompted some to wonder if such tracking is a violation of privacy, Winograd said the benefits outweigh the costs, noting how surveillance helped authorities catch the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing as an example.“People would rather be exposed and find the bomber,” Winograd said.Erica Arnold, a freshman majoring in environmental engineering, said though she agrees that surveillance is useful for protection, it should not be abused.“If I’m in public it’s all right, as long as they don’t abuse it,” Arnold said. “It’s OK for finding terrorists, but not for smaller crimes.”Cole said this shift is extremely telling for the future of online privacy and security.Susan Metros, associate CIO of technology-enhanced learning, said that protecting one’s privacy online requires common sense.“If you put it online, you can’t assume it won’t be seen more broadly,” Metros said.Other students said they are appalled by the millenials’ obsession with online behavior but also understand that it is unavoidable.Bahar Rohani, a junior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, said privacy is still necessary when it concerns friends and coworkers.“Obviously, the stuff I put on social networks is for me and my friends,” Rohani said. “I wouldn’t want anyone I work with in a professional setting to see it.”last_img read more

Miranda Ramirez hits her stride at 2nd singles

first_img Published on February 19, 2019 at 10:56 pm Contact Eric: Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Two Harvard players watched from the sideline as their teammate, Rachel Lim, took on No. 67 Miranda Ramirez on Sunday afternoon. Ramirez easily took the first set 6-1.“This girl is sick,” one remarked to the other.Ramirez went on to win in straight sets on a slicing shot to the corner. The junior from Texas moved to 7-3 on the season for No. 19 Syracuse (6-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast), including victories over No. 52 Jessica Failla (Pepperdine) and then-No. 36 Chiara Lommer (Michigan). With Sofya Golubovskaya dealing with a shoulder issue, per head coach Younes Limam, Ramirez played the past weekend at second singles for the first time this season. She went 2-0 in the stretch, including a pair of three-game comebacks.“Miranda’s been playing at a very high level,” Limam said. “… Freshman year, I think, she did play (first singles) most of her freshman year. So we know she can play at that level.”Ramirez credited her ability to adjust to different styles for her recent success. Limam said it’s been about her court positioning. She’s been more of an aggressive baseliner and has been finishing points at the net, Limam said. Ramirez’s serve has also improved, giving her “free points.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Sunday, Ramirez faced Lim, a lefty. Ramirez was given an opportunity to use her one-handed backhand more. Gabriela Knutson said she can’t hit Ramirez’s backhand “at all” and Ramirez’s former coach, Thomas Finck, called Ramirez’s “money shot.” Ramirez has seen so many lefties in her career, pivoting to her go-to stroke is routine.“It’s always a slightly different game when I play against a lefty,” Ramirez said. “… I was able to adjust right off the bat, and it didn’t faze me at all.”Ramirez started the spring season unranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings while Knutson sat at No. 43, and Golubovskaya came in at No. 92. In the Feb. 6 iteration, Ramirez climbed to No. 67 while Knutson fell to No. 48, and Golubovskaya fell out of the top 125.Ramirez, who finished with Knutson as No. 8 in the Oracle/ITA Doubles Final Rankings, is used to the spotlight. Last year, the pair earned All-American honors in doubles. The pair has not been as dominant this season at 6-3, with one match that was left unfinished. Knutson said she believed their match against Purdue on Jan. 27 was on of the best of their careers. But they lost 7-5.With Ramirez thriving in singles, though, the duo may be just beginning their ascent again after a dominant 6-2 win against Harvard. Their shared history has led them to believe that it’s only a matter of time before the wins in doubles come. As Syracuse rebounds from its four-match losing streak, Ramirez’s play will be crucial.“So extremely proud of her,” Limam said. “… She’s been playing extremely well for a while now, so good to see.”last_img read more

Chroma Sports – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

first_img StumbleUpon Share Chroma Sports is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Chroma Head of Business & Product Development Yosef Salameh about why football is such an attractive sport for betting, how the market is changing from a consumer perspective and how betting and football stakeholders can work more effectively together.SBC: Why is football such an attractive sport for betting?YS: The amount of televised coverage that there is of football plays a part in why betting on it is such an attractive proposition. The sheer volume of available markets for a host of games also makes it an appealing sport to bet on. There are often over 100 markets for any given big match, with a number of variations to get involved in. Because a number of these can last/continue to the end of the match (unlike a simple correct score or result bet which can be down within five minutes), there is appeal to stay engaged with both the live sport and the bet you have placed. The intrinsic nature of live football and social media platforms have allowed the betting companies to interact with customers to promote, engage and market their products, and often displays of punters winning large sums against these bookies is an attractive proposition for potential consumers. SBC: From a consumer perspective, how is football betting changing?YS: Gambling on football has changed hugely over the last five years. Whereas going into a bookmakers still has its own appeal, having everything you need on your phone or device makes it a very swift process and one you can get involved in at any point during a match. Features such as in-play and cash-out have helped the market grow into what it has become. Another key element is the activation tools which some companies promote and allow fans – and even non-fans – to be a part of. These games and apps have grown in popularity over recent times, with cash incentives offered without a stake even having to be placed in a number of cases. Such games have allowed a new target market and customer base to be reached and have allowed the betting companies to grow their brand in return for a fun, easy and appealing game. In fantasy sport, a move away from the classic format of season-long games have been replaced by daily fantasy and short form games, which are easy to play, don’t necessarily consume huge amounts of time or effort and can be resolved and resulted quickly. This has allowed for a just-as-interested audience to thrive, without feeling like they have to commit hours of time per week to play the games. SBC: How can betting & football stakeholders work better and more effectively together?YS: Statistics and data are such a huge part of how the new breed of football fan engages with the sport. As the client demographic for bookmakers changes, the need for richer content and analysis, rises. The peripherals to any good sportsbook are becoming more and more important and the need to create a “destination site” for football fans is there for all to see in a crowded marketplace. SBC: What new technology do you feel will have the biggest impact on football betting?YS: Being able to create your own bespoke betslip is a big change in the industry. Being able to create your own betslip based upon whatever obscure outcomes you can think of has become extremely popular, as have the messenger services that allow you to do this. The slicker this process becomes, the more value there is to the end customer. The ability to converse in a personal way with your customer base will aid retention, and as we all know, retention is key in this industry. SBC: What key agenda, debate or discussion do you want to hear at BOFCON 2017?YS: The specialism that Chroma holds in the world of fantasy gaming makes the session on DFS and customer engagement especially relevant for us. Chroma products are all about using data and statistics to create engaging products for our clients and the rise of DFS has been a large part of defining our strategy. SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 David Webb, BetConstruct: Why meeting new regulations is the industry’s big challenge for 2019 April 4, 2019 Related Articles 10bet announce Drogba as brand ambassador September 13, 2019 Share Submitlast_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Mets exploring 3-team deal sending Noah Syndergaard to Padres, netting Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman

first_imgSuch a trade would land players from the Padres which would then be sent to Toronto in the deal for Stroman.The Athletic suggests Cal Quantrill, who is a native of Canada, may be a logical target for the Blue Jays. Related News MLB trade rumors: One player either being targeted or sold for all 30 teams The Mets are trying to get creative with a Noah Syndergaard trade.New York is exploring a three-team trade which would send Syndergaard to the Padres and help get Marcus Stroman of the Blue Jays, according to The Athletic. MLB trade rumors: One player Dodgers, Astros, Yankees would give up top prospect to get MLB trade rumors: What are the second moves Cubs, Red Sox, Yankees could make before deadline? It was also reported earlier in the day that there has been a lot of focus among teams on Padres infield prospect Luis Urias. He could be included in a deal as well especially considering Ian Kinsler has one more year left on his deal after this one.The Astros and Yankees also have interest in acquiring Syndergaard, but Houston may be setting its sights on other players of late. One of many scenarios #Mets are exploring, per sources: Syndergaard to #Padres, then using some of return to land Stroman from #BlueJays. Not known which players would go from SD to NYM if deal occurred. RHP Cal Quantrill, a Canadian native, would be logical target for TOR.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2019In this scenario, #Mets would not simply add Stroman from #BlueJays. They would acquire pieces from #Padres as well. #Astros also mounting push for Stroman due to their reluctance to meet NYM’s price for Syndergaard. Other teams also in mix for Jays’ ace.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2019Several reports have indicated in recent days the Mets are determined to trade Syndergaard, who has two years left on his deal after this season is done.This would be a pretty good indicator New York is trying to get a deal done because this is about as creative as a move as the team has made so far.It’s so creative there’s almost no way to make something like that up.last_img read more