Families organize their lives with project-management software

“When Tonya Parker, a mom in Illinois, wanted to better organize her family life a little over a year ago, the first thing she did was set her kids up on Trello, a web-based project-management tool. Parker’s four children, ages 9 to 18, now use Trello, which is more typically used at work, to keep up with chores, to-do lists, shopping, and homework.” Find out if other families successfully organize their chaotic lives with project-manament tools at The Atlantic.

Women fight to hold big tech accountable for online trolls

“Lisa Cameron is a member of the British Parliament. She’s also a victim, and survivor, of online trolls … Her inbox, Facebook and Twitter accounts filled with insults about her appearance, rape fantasies, pictures of decapitated bodies, threats to her family, and anti-Semitic slurs (Cameron is Jewish) …Cameron’s #MeToo story — and those of her female colleagues in Parliament — has helped usher in a new era in the United Kingdom: digital assault is understood as a real threat, one that is pushing the government to hold tech giants accountable for their role as hosts to these attacks. Read more about it at NPR.

Kids learn how to make a bot army at DEFCON

DEFCON Hacking Conference is going on right now in Las Vegas. One of the seminars targets kids and shows them how to create their own bot army. “The goal isn’t to launch a new flurry of hoaxes and chaos on social media for the 2020 US presidential election. It’s to teach the next generation of voters about how easily fraud erupts social media and to break down the tools foreign actors use to spread disinformation,” co-founder Nico Sell said. Read more about it at CNET.

Teen wins more than $1 million playing video game

A teen who frustrated his mom gaming 8 hours a day became a millionaire in the Fortnite World Cup. “Jaden Ashman, 15, told the BBC that he started playing Fortnite when it was first released in 2017 and had been practicing in his room as long as eight hours a day ever since, much to his mother’s annoyance.” He and his Dutch teammate placed second and won $2.25 million. Read more at Business Insider.