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PH offers humanitarian aid as Japan recovers from Typhoon Hagibis

Marje Pelayo   •   October 14, 2019   •   167

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government is ready to provide humanitarian assistance to the government of Japan following the massive destruction brought about by the ‘violent’ Typhoon Hagibis that struck the east Asian country over the weekend.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo cited President Rodrigo Duterte’s expression of sympathy to the Japanese people for the victims of the disaster.

“The Philippine embassy in Tokyo is closely monitoring the situation and is now in coordination with the members of the Filipino community in typhoon-affected areas in Japan,” Panelo said.

“As we offer our prayers, the Office of the President has likewise asked the Department of Foreign Affairs to get in touch with its Japanese counterpart for possible humanitarian assistance we can provide,” he added.

Public broadcaster NHK reported more than 30 people were killed, almost 20 people went missing and over 160 people were injured after ‘Hagibis’ brought record-breaking volume of rainfall and flooded huge swaths of residential districts on Saturday (October 12) and Sunday (October 13) in Tokyo and other areas in central, eastern and northeastern region,

‘Hagibis,’ which means ‘speed’ in Filipino language, inundated cities and towns across Japan including those in Nagano, Niigata, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures.

Rescue efforts were ramped up for survivors as many trapped in their homes after major rivers overflowed their banks on the onset of what Japan considered as the ‘heaviest’ typhoon to hit the country in decades.

Many people were forced to abandon submerged homes.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a ministerial meeting on the typhoon held on Sunday (October 13) extended his condolences for all those who lost their lives and offered sympathy to all those impacted by Typhoon Hagibis.

Fukushima residents after Typhoon Hagibis: ‘We’ve never seen damage like this’

Robie de Guzman   •   October 15, 2019

Rescue works are underway in flooded areas in Kawagoe, Saitama prefecture, Japan, 13 October 2019. According to latest media reports, at least 26 people have died and more than 20 are missing after powerful typhoon Hagibis hit Japan provoking landslides and rivers overflowing across the country. EPA-EFE/JIJI PRESS

Fukushima residents on Tuesday (October 15) took stock of the damage left in the wake of Hagibis as the death toll of the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66.

The highest death toll was in Fukushima prefecture north of Tokyo, where levees burst in at least 14 places along the Abukuma River, which meanders through a number of cities in the largely agricultural prefecture.

At least 25 people died in Fukushima, including a mother and child who were caught in floodwaters, NHK said. Another child of the woman remains missing.

Part of Masaharu Ishizawa’s family’s back garden had been washed away, breaking water pipes and electricity lines.

The family was using water carried from a local community center to clean up.

Two doors down, an old house had collapsed after the flood washed its foundations away.

About 133,000 households were without water while 22,000 lacked electricity, well down on the hundreds of thousands initially left without power but a cause for concern in northern areas where temperatures are falling.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliament committee on Tuesday (October 15) that the government is planning to classify the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis as a “catastrophic disaster.” (Reuters)

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Japan’s capital braces for what could be heaviest rain in 60 years

Robie de Guzman   •   October 11, 2019

A handout photo made available by NASA shows a visible image acquired from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Terra Satellite of Typhoon Hagibis approaching the southeast coast of Japan, 09 October 2019 (issued 10 October 2019).  EPA-EFE/NASA GODDARD MODIS RAPID RESPONSE

A powerful storm approached Japan on Friday (October 11), threatening to batter its capital with the heaviest rain in 60 years, disrupting a Formula One Grand Prix and rugby’s World Cup and raising fears of transport chaos.

Typhoon Hagibis, which means “speed” in the Philippine language Tagalog, is due to make landfall on the main island of Honshu on Saturday (October 12), a month after one of the strongest typhoons to hit Japan in recent years destroyed or damaged 30,000 houses and caused extensive power cuts.

The storm could be the strongest to hit Tokyo since 1958 and people should also prepare for high waves and storm surges, Yasushi Kajihara, forecast division director at the Japan Meteorological Agency, told media during a Friday briefing.

Rugby World Cup organisers on Thursday (October 10) cancelled Saturday’s game between England and France as well as New Zealand’s match against Italy due to the risk from the typhoon. Japanese Formula One Grand Prix organisers also cancelled all practice and qualifying sessions scheduled for Saturday.

Typhoon Hagibis is expected to pass over or get close to Tokyo and neighbouring areas including Chiba prefecture, which is still recovering from a devastating typhoon Faxai that struck a month ago. (Reuters)

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DFA calls on Filipinos in Japan to keep safe ahead of Super Typhoon Hagibis

Marje Pelayo   •   October 11, 2019

MANILA Philippines – The trough of Typhoon Hagibis is now affecting the eastern section of Mindanao, the state weather service PAGASA said Friday (October 11).

It will bring cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in CARAGA, Davao region, and Northern Mindanao.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to the effects of localized thunderstorms.

Likewise, the northeasterly surface windflow remains prevailing over Luzon.

When it reaches Japan this weekend, the weather system is expected to develop into a super typhoon.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has categorized ‘Hagibis’ as a violent typhoon which is the highest category in Japan’s typhoon scale.

Thus, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo advised Filipinos in Japan “to stay alert and regularly monitor news and announcements” from the Japanese Government and the JMA.

“The Embassy has asked Filipinos in Japan to be careful as heavy rains, strong winds, high waves, and storm surges are likely to occur, and to avoid travelling to potentially affected areas until the typhoon has dissipated,” the DFA said in a statement.

The DFA also reminded Filipinos especially in the Greater Tokyo Area that train operations could be suspended especially if the super typhoon does not change its forecast path.

Thus, it is necessary for travelers to always check the latest information from airlines, train companies, and other public transportation companies to be able to prepare and act ahead of the possible disaster.

Filipinos needing assistance may contact the Embassy’s hotline numbers +81 80 4928 7979 and +81 80 7000 7979.

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The News App That’s Testing a Promising Way to Build In Privacy From the Ground Up PSP Hacks

These days privacy online feels like an unattainable dream. Everything you do becomes data for companies, which sell that data to affiliates, which then sell your data back to you in the form of targeted ads and personalized recommendations. That is just how things are. But what if it didn’t have to be?

Last week, I met with a team from Canopy, a tech startup that’s created a software developer kit that it hopes will enable companies to create personalized experiences without compromising your privacy. As a proof of concept, earlier this week, the company launched its first app, Tonic.

The idea behind Tonic isn’t exactly new. It’s one of those curated reading experiences—you get shown a bunch of articles, you pick the ones you like, and the next day you get new material to read based on your preferences. The main difference is you don’t have to sign up for an account or enter in your personal data, like age, gender, email, phone number, or location. Instead, it pulls data in a way that’s intended to not betray your privacy while still allowing the app to make intelligent predictions about stories you may want to read.

Theoretically speaking, if Canopy were to license its software to, say, Spotify, it would mean that you’d still get a pretty accurate Discover Weekly playlist, but neither Canopy nor Spotify would know exactly what you were listening to or when, according to the company. That could have some significant implications if you were to apply that kind of privacy-protecting tech to location data, for example.

The key is something called differential privacy, a framework that has its basis in mathematics. It’s a way to share information about a group and its behaviors while protecting the privacy of individuals within that group by obscuring data that exposes your identity.

“Differential privacy is a framework that allows you to make tradeoffs between privacy and accuracy,” Bennett Cypher, a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told me over the phone. More specifically, Cypher told me, the basic principle is you define an Epilson parameter (math!) that generates noise or confusion to obscure a data set. It’s like giving a ballpark estimate—you get a sense of something, but you don’t know the exact particulars. The higher the parameter, the less noise and more accurate your information. A lower parameter means more noise and greater privacy.

Before your eyes cross, a real-life example Cyphers gave me is the census. The government has a lot of aggregate data about its citizens—and it probably wants to share demographic information from that set without revealing anything about any one particular individual. Let’s say you live in a small census block with only one or two people. It wouldn’t take a genius to figure out personal information about you, given the right parameters. Differential privacy would be a way to summarize that data without putting any one individual at risk.

So, how does that translate to private yet personalized experiences online? Canopy’s head of product, Matthew Ogle, told Gizmodo the secret sauce is in your phone. Instead of creating a behavior model of each user on a server, as many apps do, Canopy does that locally on your phone. When the app does make a request of Canopy’s server for content, what it sends is an encrypted, differentially private version of your behavior. So instead of a model built on your individual preferences, you’re an indistinguishable part of an aggregate of users who like the same things you do.

For most of us, never needing to sign up for another service to reap the benefits of doing so sounds ideal. We do that now because the perks of a personally curated experience seem to outweigh the cost of giving up your privacy. It’s much easier to feel the benefits of an auto-generated playlist than vague privacy violations that you may not even know are happening. That said, it seems like a no-brainer to do this for everything. So why isn’t this more of a thing?

One reason is differential privacy hasn’t been around for that long. “It’s sort of new,” says Cyphers. “There’s not a lot of agreement on what a good parameter is—people are sort of making it up as they go. It’s important for companies to be upfront with what parameters they’re using.”

As for Canopy’s Tonic app, the stakes are low. Reading recommendations don’t carry the same risk as financial transactions or location data, though Canopy’s team did indicate that applying it to those type of data was a feasible long-term goal if things go well. Still, there are limitations as to how far differential privacy can go at the moment.

“One problem is in order to get that tradeoff between privacy and accuracy, for a lot of applications it doesn’t make sense,” Cyphers says. To get a lot of privacy, you have to add a lot of noise, so it becomes sort of useless. It only works in very specific applications.”

For starters, differential privacy isn’t like encryption, where you can just slap it onto varying technologies and call it a day. You can’t send a differentially private email. A differentially private photo would look like static. It works in Tonic’s case because the tech is being applied to the act of discovery.

“The privacy and accuracy tradeoff is real,” Canopy founder and CEO Brian Whitman said over email. He noted that while differential privacy isn’t well-suited to generalized machine learning tasks—think predicting something about a unique person’s behavior—because accuracy would take a significant hit. That said, when it comes to discovering likes and preferences, nothing about that has to be about the individual on the backend.

“The point is we’re not trying to pinpoint a single thing about a single person,” White said. “That is still hard with differential privacy and federated learning. We are understanding larger populations and doing a great job of it. We never should have built recommenders that understood people individually anyway.”

Basically, something like Tonic is a baby step in the right direction. Differential privacy has been used elsewhere—Apple, for instance, said it uses it in improving features like QuickType and Emoji suggestions, as well as some Safari features, and disclosed the Epsilon parameters used. (That said, there’s some disagreement as to how well Apple implemented the tech, leading back to the need for companies to be transparent about their parameters.) Still, even with differential privacy’s limitations, given the looming possibility of federal privacy legislation and discerning users, it wouldn’t be surprising if it starts popping up more frequently in the apps and services we all use—and that’s probably a good thing.

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After Fox News Poll, Late Night Wonders Where Trump Can Turn for Support PSP Hacks

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A new Fox News poll found that 51 percent of Americans surveyed believe President Trump should be impeached and removed from office.

Rudy Giuliani Associates Arrested as Support for Impeachment Rises: A Closer LookCreditCreditVideo by Late Night with Seth Meyers

“Damn, and that’s a Fox News poll. So you know they only called landlines, CB radios and V.F.W. halls.” — SETH MEYERS

“Fox News is what Trump watches to feel good about himself. That’s like if a kid turned on ‘Sesame Street’ and Big Bird was just smoking a cigarette going, ‘Face it, kid, you’re never going to learn how to spell.’” — SETH MEYERS

“If Trump can’t rely on Fox News to make himself feel better, what can he watch? His aides are going to have to replace his TV with a mirror and hope he doesn’t notice.” — SETH MEYERS

“Which is a big deal coming from Fox News. We can’t even get a majority of Americans to agree on who should play Batman.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“I would love to have been with him when he saw this. He’s sitting there, enjoying Lou Dobbs time, this pops on the screen. I bet he spit his McFlurry all over the room.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“According to prosecutors, two associates of Rudy Giuliani who were arrested last night had purchased one-way airline tickets out of the country. But of course, Giuliani’s most dangerous associate has his own plane.” — SETH MEYERS

“These guys also helped Giuliani collect dirt on the Bidens in Ukraine. They are literally dirtbags.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“The men have been advised to get themselves a good lawyer, which immediately rules out Rudy Giuliani.” — JAMES CORDEN

“But who could have ever guessed Rudy Giuliani would have two henchmen named Lev and Igor? Not only does Trump hire the worst people, he hires the worst people that go on to hire more of the worst people. It’s like a worst-people nesting doll he’s got.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“I can’t believe a guy who looks like a vampire had a henchman named Igor. Is this a Mary Shelley novel? What was Igor’s job? To open Rudy’s coffin? ‘Master, arise.’” — SETH MEYERS

“I love to watch Trump turn on these guys who would kill for him. We’re about three weeks away from him claiming he never met Rudy Giuliani.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“Jeopardy” featured Kimmel sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez in a clue this week, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” celebrated by giving him his own segment with the cast of “Zombieland: Double Tap.”

“Closet accounts” (or feeds dedicated to how to procure clothing items worn by celebrities, influencers, and other public figures) are the latest craze on social media.

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WeWork’s Wi-Fi Is Woefully Insecure PSP Hacks

This week, we talked to Edward Snowden about his years in exile—and reviewed Permanent Record, his new book about the same. And that’s just for starters!

The Air Force has made it official: It’s bringing a satellite to the Defcon hacking conference next year for poking and prodding. Teams will have to submit an initial proposal and show their mettle in a “flat sat” situation, where all the satellite components are arrayed on the ground. And the chosen few who pass those steps will get to try to hack a satellite in real time in Las Vegas.

Elsewhere, DDoS attackers have gotten even more clever, which could lead to big problems. New research shows that Roku and Amazon Fire TV channels track user behavior even when you ask them not to. And Huawei has been shut out of an international cybersecurity group, which could leave the company’s devices more exposed in the long run.

Lastly, it’s well worth your time to read this feature from our October issue about a murder case in which a Fitbit played the role of star witness.

And there’s more! Every Saturday we round up the security and privacy stories that we didn’t break or report on in-depth but which we think you should know about nonetheless. Click on the headlines to read them, and stay safe out there.

Add WeWork’s Wi-Fi to Its List of Troubles

It’s been a tough stretch for WeWork, between embarrassing revelations about its founder, Adam Neumann, and a delayed initial public offering. Add to the pile its Wi-Fi security practices, which recent scans have shown leave documents potentially exposed to anyone else who shares the space. WeWork does offer some enhanced networking security features, like a private VLAN or private office network, but those cost extra. Not ideal when your shared office space also could mean sharing sensitive data with strangers.

What Exactly Happened at That Saudi Oil Field

It’s still not entirely clear what struck the Saudi Arabian oil facilities on September 14 that disrupted a significant portion of Saudi production—or, importantly, where it came from. But Ars Technica has done its level best to work through the intricacies of which drones and missiles may have come from which parties. The picture still isn’t in perfect focus, but at least you can see the likeliest culprits based on the best information available.

A First-Hand Experience With License Plate Tracking

If you thought the problem of license plate readers tracking you for profit might have somehow gotten better this decade, surprise! It has in fact gotten worse. Motherboard tapped into a system called the Digital Recognition Network, which lets private investigators and the federal government alike keep tabs on cars through space and time, powered in part by “hundreds of repo men” who drive around with cameras that capture the plates of any passing cars. It’s easy to overuse “Panopticon” as a point of reference, but really, what else would this be?

Pen Testers Arrested for Apparently Doing Their Job

It’s a fairly standard practice these days to hire security professionals to look for holes in your security protections. It’s known as penetration testing, or a “pen-test.” In Iowa, one such endeavor appears to have gone a bit off the rails, as two men hired by the Dallas County court administration system to attempt to steal court records were arrested in connecting with burglary charges. The people who hired the security team say that they didn’t intend for anyone to actually enter the building. At the very least, now they know their alarm system works.


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An Engineer Explains Why You Should Always Order the Larger Pizza PSP Hacks

In general, the more pizza we have the better, so get ready for some good news. It is almost always better value to order larger-sized pizzas, according to math (well, an engineer). Here’s why.

Over at NPR’s Planet Money blog, Quoctrung Bui explains:

One day last year, an engineer and I went to a pizza place for lunch. The engineer told me he wasn’t very hungry, but he said he was going to get the 12-inch medium instead of the 8-inch small—because the medium was more than twice as big as the small, and it cost only a little bit more. This sort of blew my mind.

…The math of why bigger pizzas are such a good deal is simple: A pizza is a circle, and the area of a circle increases with the square of the radius.

So, for example, a 16-inch pizza is actually four times as big as an 8-inch pizza.

And when you look at thousands of pizza prices from around the U.S., you see that you almost always get a much, much better deal when you buy a bigger pizza.

They also include an interactive graph that compares average pizza prices from pizzerias and chains across the country. You can drag the slider at the bottom of their graph to see exactly how much larger that bigger pizza is compared to the smaller ones, and at the average prices for each, how much you actually come out ahead.

For example, One 18-inch pizza has roughly the same area as 1.7 14-inch pizzas or 5.1 8-inch pizza, To get the same amount of pizza you get in an $18.68 18-inch pizza, you’d have to spend an extra $5.29 on 14-inch pizzas, or an extra $23.09 on 8-inch pizzas. See how the numbers add up? It’s almost universally a better deal—mathematically, mind you—to just get the bigger pizza.

Of course, this is a mathematical exercise—a rational, logical method of determining how to get the most return on your pizza investment. Obviously it doesn’t make sense to buy a massive pizza if you can’t eat it all, don’t want to overeat, don’t have the funds to purchase the larger size or have no way to store the leftovers. But for all other occasions, get the big pizza.

This story was originally published on 10/23/16 and was updated on 9/17/19 to provide more thorough and current information.

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How Google invests in news PSP Hacks

Every time you search on Google, there are thousands, sometimes millions, of webpages with helpful information. When you’re looking for news, those pages could be from a large traditional news publisher or a new digital outlet. They could be from a local news site, or a small publisher specializing in health or fitness or food or fashion. Our job is to sort through those and connect you with the most relevant information. 

At the same time, we recognize that the internet has changed the way we find and access information, and that publishers are facing challenging business environments as a result. So I’d like to talk about how we connect people with news and how we support news publishers around the world. 

Our approach to search 

People trust Google to help them find useful and authoritative information, from a diverse range of sources. To uphold that trust, search results must be determined by relevance—not by commercial partnerships

That’s why we don’t accept payment from anyone to be included in search results. We sell ads, not search results, and every ad on Google is clearly marked. That’s also why we don’t pay publishers when people click on their links in a search result. 

To operate in any other way would reduce the choice and relevance to our users—and would ultimately result in the loss of their trust in our services.

At the same time, we work closely with the news industry to provide value to publishers and journalists around the world. We do this in many ways—through Google Search and Google News, which help people find and access news content and enables us to send large amounts of traffic to publishers. We’ve also created advertising and subscription tools that help publishers grow new revenue, and our funding of programs and training as part of the Google News Initiative provides benefits to the news industry.

The changing news industry

When I was growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s, my local newspaper was, in a sense, the internet of my community. It was where I kept up with local events but also where my dad found my first car, where I found my first job, where my mom found recipes for Sunday dinner and discount coupons for the ingredients. Today the internet has dramatically changed how we do all of those things through the vast array of information and services found there.

This shift has affected the revenue streams that publishers have traditionally relied on. Readers no longer go to newspapers for classified listings of jobs, apartments, or used cars. Instead, they go online to access a new world of options, whether that’s apartment listings, or for the latest food and fashion tips, movie reviews and recipes. Advertisers have followed suit, increasing spending on the websites of thousands of online publishers and service providers; they now have enormous choice in how they reach people online. 

How Google provides value to publishers

Advertising remains a key revenue stream for publishers (along with subscriptions)—but they have also shifted their focus to digital. Publishers want to be found by users so they can then grow revenue through ads or by converting readers into loyal subscribers. And Google helps publishers and journalists by helping people find news content and sending them to news sites.

In the world of print, publishers pay newsstands to display their newspapers and magazines so readers can discover them. Google provides this benefit to publishers at no cost. This creates real value: In Europe alone, people click on the news content Google links to more than 8 billion times a month—that’s 3,000 clicks per second we drive to publishers’ own websites. For large news publishers, a study by Deloitte puts the value of each click between 4-6 euro cents. 

Beyond the traffic we send to publishers, we continue to invest in and provide value to the news industry in other ways. Google’s advertising technologies are used by many websites, including news publishers, where publishers retain the vast majority of the ad revenue. In 2018, Google sent more than 14 billion dollars to publishers around the world. 

Our Google News Initiative is investing $300 million to help news publishers around the world develop new products and business models that fit the different publishing marketplace the Internet has enabled. And we continue to make improvements to connect people with news from our products. 

Giving everyone better access to relevant and authoritative news, from a range of diverse sources, helps them stay informed about the news that matters to them. The news industry is fundamental to the health of our open societies and we’re committed to playing our part in ensuring a successful and sustainable future for news.

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NBCU launches LX, a local news network aimed at younger cord cutters PSP Hacks

NBCU is again going after Gen Z and millennials with the launch of a new digital news brand and soon-to-arrive streaming network, called LX — short for “Local X.” Local, because the focus is on local news and “X” because…well, it sounds cool? (NBCU says it’s for LX’s “exponential abilities,” if you want the official reasoning.)

The service will be run by NBCU’s 42-station group, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, which will next year begin delivering LX’s programming as both an over-the-air and streaming network.

The company says the news programming on LX will feature “visually rich,” longer-form content — which is a switch from NBC’s other, earlier efforts in targeting the younger demographic.

For instance, NBC’s new streaming news network, NBC News Now, launched in May, delivers hourly live updates called “Briefly’s” as one of its key features. NBC also invested in a Snapchat news show, “Stay Tuned,” where it delivers a selection of top stories in just a few minutes.

LX is a different sort of news-telling experience — one that’s more akin to a news magazine, rather than a traditional local newscast.

Its “Visual Storytellers,” as the reporters are called, will work within their own communities — including LA, Boston, Dallas, Miami and New York — to offer local stories and background on complex issues, says NBCU.

Among the group of storytellers are LA’s Chase Cain, formerly of Hulu, who will use 360-degree videos as part of his storytelling efforts; Ngozi Ekeledo, previously a reporter for the Big Ten Network in Chicago, now in Boston; a two-time Emmy winner whose background is in local TV news, Clark Fouraker, in Dallas; plus Bianca Graula, a bilingual journalist who will focus on Miami stories; and former Vice News Tonight reporter Alexa Liautaud, in New York.

The programming launched on Monday with stories about climate change, urban farming, a surfing program for black women in California and a young female Asian chef and James Beard nominee who launched a successful restaurant without experience or training.

Currently, the content is airing on YouTube at NBCLX, on LX.com and across social media platforms (@NBCLX.)

In April 2020, LX will debut as an over-the-air streaming network with live programming included, too. That means local newscasts will be added into the mix of coverage.

And the network will feature fewer and shorter ad breaks at that time, the company says.

More broadly, the service aims to attract an audience of younger people who no longer watch television in the traditional sense. Today’s cord cutters and “cord nevers” often get their news from social media, podcasts, apps and other digital-first sources.

That’s a challenge for a news division focused on local TV.

“Our younger audiences want stories that are relatable. They want to feel a connection with the people delivering the news to them. They want more context about what’s happening in their neighborhoods. LX will deliver this and more,” said Valari Staab, president, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, in a statement. “Our team has been working hard to create a place that younger audiences can go to watch stories that are about them, and get the background about complex issues happening in their own backyard but still walk away feeling inspired about the power we all have to affect positive changes for our communities,” she added.

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