From the meeting June 11
Merve provided information and shared concerns about privacy and "deepfakes" on the internet.  Technology related to social media and shopping on the internet has evolved to the extent that big businesses (like Amazon) and Social Media and advertising companies (think YouTube, Google and Facebook) can gather thousands of pieces of information about each of us.  This results in micro-targeting of each one of us, used for advertising and political purposes. 
This is not always benign! FaceBook's own internal research in 2016 revealed that "64% of all extremist group joins are due to our recommendation tools," with most of that driven by the "Groups You Should Join" and "Discover" algorithms.
Facebook's recommendation systems grow the problem!
Merve shared much more information and showed examples of deepfakes on the Internet--too much to include here--so it's unfortunate if you missed it!
 More about the meeting:
Our RYE student from Austria, Emily Haustein, shared some of her experiences and impressions of her year here in Reno.  As usual, students from other countries are amazed at the social and sports components that are an integral part of our education system.  And very pleasantly surprised how friendly we Americans are, and how willing to talk with strangers!  Safe travels home, Emily!
 - Dan Carne paid $25 for his trip to Pebble Beach in February to attend the ProAm golf tournament
 - Holly Bromley paid $70 for her 32nd wedding anniversary and escape to the desert with RYE student Emily.
 - Kyle Whaley - paid $1 for each of his 32 years of wedded bliss with Lorna.
 - Merve Hickok paid $20 for her birthday, which she celebrated on June 10.
RSR News


As part of our annual commitment to Achievement Beyond Obstacles with 3 other local clubs, RSR committed to 6 sponsors for our ABO high school grads.  Even though they didn't speak in person, they applied for scholarships and went through a lengthy process, for which each was awarded a stipend.  We will have taped speeches and/or interviews later in the year.  Please let Bob or Jonnie know if you are willing to sponsor one of our outstanding students for $100. 

Keeping in touch is important, so let Bob Stewart (rotarystewart@gmail.com) or Jonnie (jonnie.pullman@gmail.com) know of any news so we can put in in the bulletin, which will continue on at least a weekly basis.

NEXT MEETING: June 18 AT 12:30 P.M. VIA ZOOM.    
Marshall Behling "retired" in 2016, and is now a Board Advisor at the Marine Conservation Institute, a group of renown ocean scientists and policy leaders dedicated to securing permanent and strong protection for the oceans.   BUT, he was also
Senior Vice President Market Development - Vesta Inc., a fintech company focused on fraud mitigation for the mobile payment market and VP of Account Management and Business Development at Verisign.  He has degrees from UNR and San Francisco State.
Marshall will share a UNR story or two and then segue to a tale of the entrepreneurship of 3 UNR grads and how Sony took their idea away--making it smaller, and less expensive. (This story was a lecture at Harvard Business School.) Time permitting, he may talk about when working for Verisign they were approached by 2 alphabet agencies in the government to develop encryption that was unbreakable...
Marshall is very entertaining, and has local roots and relatives.  Please join us in making him feel welcome--there is room on Zoom for everyone!
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Reno South Rotary is moving from the Atlantis to a new location, effective July 9.  Details to follow.
RSR Update for Events & Programs:
June 23 - 7:30 a.m. RSR Board Meeting - let Jonnie know if you would like an invitation to attend our monthly ZOOM meeting.
June 25 - Prez Kyle's Demotion !!!!!!!!  Picnic-style bbq event with details and place to be determined.  "DARK" AT NOON  Members will receive a separate invitation via email.
July 2 - Dark in honor of our country's birthday!
July 9 - Unveiling of Prez's Bob and Jonnie's Rotary year!  Will it be Zoom?   Will it be in person?  Only the virus knows...
August 8 - Annual RSR Picnic at Burnt Cedar Beach, Lake Tahoe. (Note the date change)
World Polio Day:  October 24, 2020.  Area 8 Clubs are working together to hold a joint event--put it on your calendar! 
Area 8 Foundation Dinner: November 20, Atlantis Resort and Casino.
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