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Facebook Live post nets wiretapping guilty plea for student

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland university student has pleaded guilty to illegally wiretapping a congressional staffer and putting the conversation on Facebook Live without consent. The state prosecutor’s office said Monday a plea agreement was reached with Jake Burdett, a Salisbury University student. Under the agreement, Burdett will receive probation before judgment and 100 […]
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Appeal by Amazon’s Zappos on data breach suit rejected by U.S. High Court

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by Inc.’s Zappos unit, letting a lawsuit proceed over a 2012 hack that exposed the personal information of 24 million customers. The online shoe and clothing retailer argued unsuccessfully that the customers couldn’t sue without proof of concrete injury, such as the impending misuse […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Markets, Retail, Technology

Long-awaited video service expected from Apple on Monday

Apple is expected to announce Monday that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. It’s a long-awaited attempt from the iPhone maker, several years after Netflix turned “binge watching” into a worldwide phenomenon. The new video service is expected to have original TV shows and movies that […]
Tags: Business, Entertainment, Nation, Technology, Television

Utah family suffers extreme stalking through service calls

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted service providers repeatedly being sent to their home, according to the homeowner and police. Walt Gilmore’s family in suburban Salt Lake City has been the target since August of a stalker using phone calls and texts to send […]
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Loss of old Myspace artifacts highlights the impermanence of the web

The tremendous loss of digital artifacts highlights the impermanence of the web, and the ease with which files and posts that helped define internet culture and history can be so readily discarded.
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Chinese president visiting Monaco amid European tech worries

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Monaco and France amid mixed feelings in Europe about China’s growing global influence. Xi is paying the first state visit by a Chinese president to the tiny Mediterranean principality of Monaco on Sunday. He will meet with Prince Albert II and discuss economic and environmental […]
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As it gets set for IPO, Lyft outlines all the reasons ride-sharing could fail

Lyft is due to be the first giant tech startup to list its shares on the stock market this year — and it has laid out all the roadblocks that could derail not only its own business, but the ride-sharing industry itself. From dockless scooters and bicycles to self-driving cars, any number of transport modes […]
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Why Early Google and Facebook Employees Are Rallying to Protect Kids from Social Media

Algorithms are driving behaviors that may very well be inadvertently targeting society’s most vulnerable, and the Social Media obsession may be harming children in ways that we are just beginning to understand. Social media is one of those topics that divides people. Some see it as oxygen–they can’t live without it–and others see it as ...
Tags: Psychology, Social Media, Technology, Children, Facebook, Google

Apple's crown is slipping – will news and TV shows be its next big thing?

Tim Cook has made Apple the most valuable brand in the world – will this be a new success or a sign of the company’s problems?“It’s showtime,” reads the invite for Apple’s next big launch. It sure is. On Monday at the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theatre in Apple’s $5bn space-age campus in Cupertino, California, the company’s chief executive, Tim Cook, will unveil his big plans to become a modern media mogul.Details of the plans are sketchy but it appears Apple will be launching a new platform for news...
Tags: Apple, Business, Technology, Film, Culture, Tim Cook

Software for Affinity Networks

I’m been looking around for software to help me manage an increasing number of affinity networks. These are networks that I’ve created around different topics, such as the books I’ve written – like Startup Communities and Venture Deals – as well as topics I’m exploring with small to medium sized groups of people. So far I’ve tried a bunch of stuff and have ended up back at email groups, which is the least common denominator. I’ve tried a few different products for email groups and always end ...
Tags: Technology, Affinity Networks, Networks, Software

Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship. The dpa news agency reports the biggest protest Saturday was in Munich, where 40,000 people marched under the motto “save your internet.” Thousands of others took […]
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Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest files for IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest on Friday filed for an initial public offering of stock. It follows a similar filing with securities regulators earlier this month by ride-hailing company Lyft in what is shaping up to be a busy season for technology IPOs. Also expected to sell stock to the public in […]
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Apple’s big week of tiny product upgrades: Here’s what is worth your money — and not

Apple quietly introduced new AirPods, iPads and iMacs this week. Here's a rundown on what's good — and what's still missing — from each of this week's updates.
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Don’t skimp on your Wi-Fi router or extender

Patrick Marshall answers your personal technology questions each week.
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How to avoid messages from the dead: 6 tips from Facebook

My last Facebook Messenger text to my mother-in-law was on Jan. 27.  “How are you feeling?” I asked. Lung cancer devastates quickly. She died a few days later. And like so many who lose loved ones, I posted a tribute to her on my Facebook page as the family gathered for her funeral. Imagine my shock, then, when she wrote back on March 6. Messages from my deceased mother-in-law. (Screenshot by Teri Sforza/SCNG, The Orange County Register) “I am feeling very good now. It’s really very silent h...
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Facebook messages from the dead, and how to avoid them

My last Facebook Messenger text to my mother-in-law was on Jan. 27.  “How are you feeling?” I asked. Lung cancer devastates quickly. She died a few days later. And like so many who lose loved ones, I posted a tribute to her on my Facebook page as the family gathered for her funeral. Imagine my shock, then, when she wrote back on March 6. “I am feeling very good now. It’s really very silent here. How are you all doing?” the Messenger message said. Then, a few minutes later: “I hope that you are g...
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Apple, Amazon, and Uber are moving in on health care. Will it help?

Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google have been busy investing in health care companies, developing new apps, and hiring health professionals for new business ventures. Their current focus appears to be on tech-savvy millennials, but the bulk of health care expenditures goes to the elderly. Big tech should look to integrating its most promising health care devise, the smartphone, more thoroughly into health care. None Health care spending in the United States reached $3.5 trillion in 2017, ro...
Tags: Health, Technology, Business, Data, Medicine, Social change, United states, Google, Uber, Health care

How is Technology Playing its Part in the Banking Industry?

#Sponsored The financial and banking arena have embraced technology for serving clients better and faster. The advent of technology has changed the financial market and turned it into digitalized. These data internet comes at a cheap price and it becomes convenient enough to transfer data. This, in turn, changing the way the banks are serving their customers. However, technology, irrespective of their kind, comes at a certain price. Even though implementing the technologies can be expensive, the...
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Canadian company to build plant that will remove CO2 from atmosphere — convert it to fuel

Negative emissions technologies remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it or convert it to fuel.In addition to capturing carbon, Carbon Engineering also converts stored carbon into a fuel that can be used by everyday vehicles.The ability to profit from carbon capture and conversion will surely help make these kinds of technologies more cost-effective. None To hit the international goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius this century, reducing emissions and using renewable energi...
Tags: Technology, Environment, Innovation, Business, Climate change

Florida Man Googles self to find out which Florida Man he is

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It turns out there’s a “Florida Man” in all of us. A new social media challenge is allowing people to look up what version of “Florida Man” they are based on their birthdays. “Florida Man” has become shorthand for a unique brand of idiocy mined from the Sunshine State’s never-ending news […]
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BBC journalists concerned over Tony Hall's Huawei meeting

BBC News staff raise concerns over director general’s meeting with embattled Chinese firmThe BBC director general, Tony Hall, is to meet executives at Huawei next week, raising concerns among some journalists at the corporation about the broadcaster’s coverage of the Chinese technology company.BBC News journalists have raised concerns about the potential conflict between the corporation’s need to provide independent and critical coverage of China with the rest of the organisation’s financial nee...
Tags: BBC, Tony Hall, Media, China, World news, Asia Pacific, UK news, The news on TV, Television, Culture, Television & radio, Huawei, Technology, Telecommunications industry, Business

Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions

The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars. By Beth GardinerJohn German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The exam compared what came out of their exhausts, during the lab tests that were required by law, with emissions on the road under real driving conditions. German and his colleagues at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in the US ...
Tags: Travel and transport, Air pollution, Health, Pollution, Automotive industry, Volkswagen (VW, Society, Business, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, Tesla, Elon Musk, Motoring, Technology, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environment

‘I made $3.75 an hour’: Lyft and Uber drivers push to unionize for better pay

Drivers for the rideshare companies are seeing much of their pay go to expenses while Lyft and Uber prepare for their IPOsFor over a year Rob Mead has worked as an Uber driver in Reno, Nevada, to supplement his income as a public sector worker. Now he’s wondering if it is worth it. “After gas, added monthly rideshare insurance, wear-and-tear, constant oil changes and taxes that $300 for 30 hours of work I thought I made in a week actually averages down to about $90 after expenses,” said Mead. R...
Tags: US unions, Uber, Lyft, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Business, Technology, US news

NIT Silchar Recruitment - Non-Teaching Vacancy

Non-Teaching Vacancy in NIT Silchar National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar (Assam) invites applications in prescribed format from Indian Nationals possessing possessing consistently good academic record and requisite qualifications and experience for recruitment of the following sarkari naukri Non-Teaching Vacancy posts. ( = || []).push({}); NIT Silchar... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNauk...
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Comcast to sell streaming-TV bundle for internet customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month. The new service, “Flex,” available March 26, brings together apps that customers already pay for, like Netflix, Amazon’s video or HBO, and free services like YouTube, Pluto and Tubi, and lets users search for TV shows and […]
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Neo-Nazi website operator ordered to disclose his net worth

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website operator must disclose his net worth to attorneys for a Montana real estate agent who sued him for orchestrating an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against her family. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch on Tuesday ordered The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin to turn over a financial statement of his […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Montana, Nation, Missoula, Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin, Mont AP, Jeremiah Lynch

German Wikipedia blacked out in protest of EU copyright plan

BERLIN (AP) — Wikipedia’s German-language page has been blacked out in protest of a proposal to change European Union copyright rules. Visitors to the online encyclopedia’s German section were greeted Thursday with a statement from Wikipedia authors urging them to contact EU lawmakers to try to stop the bill. The most controversial section would require […]
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First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle. Thursday’s animated Google Doodle shows the composer playing an organ in celebration of his March 21, 1685, birthday under the old Julian calendar. It encourages users to compose their own two-measure melody. Google says the Doodle uses […]
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Attend TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on the future of transportation

The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations in AI, robotics, electric battery development, digital platforms and manufacturing. A mobility revolution is in the making. And TechCrunch is here — and we’re not just along for the ride. We’re here to uncover new ideas and startups, root out vaporware and dig into the tech and people spurring this change. In short, we’re helping drive the conversation ar...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Technology, California, Articles, Events, Tesla, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bird, San Jose, Mobility, Manufacturing, Nissan

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