Friday Five for June 10, 2022

Following is a list of things BruinTechs should know and share with others:

1. Event: BruinTech Forward - How to Zoom Like a Pro

Ever wonder how some people look like newcasters when they are Zooming? In this hour-long workshop, we will cover Zoom settings, external equipment options, and lightning and camera techniques that will help you take your Zoom presentation to the next level RSVP here

2. Graduating senior has helped lead efforts to make UCLA’s websites accessible to all

Like many UCLA students in the class of 2022, Michael Ting worked a job in high school before starting college. Ting spent the summer before his freshman year greeting customers and taking orders in the drive through line at McDonald’s.

Unlike every other UCLA student graduating this year, Ting will leave campus as the person most responsible for making information and learning materials on the university’s most popular websites more accessible to those with disabilities. Continue reading.

3. WTF NFT

This free daylong event explores NFTs with expert panelists, from technologists and scholars to artists and advocates. Start with a primer on NFTs—what they are, how they work, and why you should care. Then hear from artists who are active in the NFT space discuss their work and the unique challenges they face in this new frontier. Other panels will address blockchain technologies, how individuals and collectives are creating new communities, and how museums and other institutions might navigate the shifting landscape. RSVP here

4. Google misdirects one in 10 searches for abortion to ‘pregnancy crisis centers’

One in 10 Google searches for abortion services in US “trigger states”, where the procedure is likely to become illegal if the US supreme court overturns Roe v Wade, are being misdirected to clinics known as “pregnancy crisis centers” that do not actually provide care, according to a new study. Continue reading.

5. UK’s antitrust watchdog finally eyes action on Apple, Google mobile duopoly

The U.K.’s competition watchdog has published its final report on a comprehensive, year-long mobile ecosystem market study — cementing its view that there are substantial concerns about the market power of Apple and Google which require regulatory intervention. Continue reading.