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Barr's Summary of Russian Cyber Interference in the 2016 Election Is Comically Light on Details

On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr released his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into alleged Russian interference to boost Donald Trump in the 2016 elections—a report that states it took “19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic…Read more...
Tags: Robert Mueller, Russian Election Interference, Russia, Cybersecurity, Hackers, Hacking, Internet Research Agency, Facebook, Social Media, Elections, 2016 Election, Technology


The five: magnetoreceptive animals

Scientists have discovered that humans may be able to pick up on the Earth’s magnetic field. Here are some other species with animal magnetismLast week, researchers from the California Institute of Technology announced that they believe humans have the ability to pick up on the Earth’s magnetic field – a power known as magnetoreception. In an experiment, participants’ brains were described as “freaking out” when the magnetic field was changed unexpectedly. Continue reading...
Tags: Zoology, Biology, Science, Technology


Report: String of Massive Blazes at Sea Worrying Shipping Industry

International shipping concerns are worried about a wave of major nautical blazes that have resulted in death and injury among crew as well as damage to ships and cargo running in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Fires, Shipping, Grande America, Maritime, Mega Ships, Disasters, Technology


Elon Musk Is Still Fighting the SEC in Court Over His Bad Tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk really, really wants to keep tweeting without any other adults looking over his shoulder, despite a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year ordering him not to send out tweets that could affect Tesla’s stock without getting pre-approval from company officials.Read more...
Tags: Elon Must, Elon Musk, Tesla, Twitter, Social Media, Securities And Exchange Commission, Sec, Technology


No One Knows How Users Will Pay for Google Stadia Yet, But an Ad-Supported Model May Be Tricky

This week, Google announced its fancy new Stadia game-streaming service to the world—though the question of just how the tech giant is planning on monetizing it remains quite open. It’s not clear whether users will gain access to Stadia’s stable of games by purchasing individual titles, paying a monthly subscription…Read more...
Tags: Stadia, Google, Video Games, Streaming, Video Game Streaming, Advertising, Ad Supported, Subscriptions, Technology


Either the CEO of AT&T Staged a Robocall During a Live Interview or No One Is Immune to This Plague

The robocalling problem just keeps getting worse and worse—last year, the Federal Communications Commission ordered telecommunications executives to start doing something about the problem, which one report in January 2019 estimated had exploded to the tune of 26.3 billion robocalls placed to U.S. numbers annually.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Wireless, Phones, Att, Apple Watch, Robocalls, AT amp, Randall Stephenson


Poll: 25 Percent of European Adults Think Maybe Robots Should Be Calling the Shots, Not Politicians

A January 2019 poll conducted by the Center for the Governance of Change at Spain’s IE University has found considerable anxiety throughout Europe about the pace of automation and technological change, Quartz reported—though it also found that about a quarter of respondents believed that maybe artificial intelligence…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, Spain, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Robots, Ai, Polls, Center for the Governance of Change


Elizabeth Holmes and her firm Theranos show why we must stop fetishising entrepreneurs | Arwa Mahdawi

How did the ex-CEO, now facing criminal charges, find fame and fortune? By aping the persona of a ‘tech genius’Elizabeth Holmes did not change the world, as she once promised, but she certainly captured its attention. The story of the founder of the now defunct blood-testing company Theranos is everywhere. There is a bestselling book, a popular podcast and a new documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, directed by the Oscar winner Alex Gibney, which premiered in the US on Mond...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Stanford, US, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Arwa Mahdawi, Henry Kissinger


How Elizabeth Holmes exploited the fetishisation of entrepreneurs | Arwa Mahdawi

How did the ex-CEO, now facing criminal charges, find fame and fortune? By aping the persona of a ‘tech genius’Elizabeth Holmes did not change the world, as she once promised, but she certainly captured its attention. The story of the founder of the now defunct blood-testing company Theranos is everywhere. There is a bestselling book, a popular podcast and a new documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, directed by the Oscar winner Alex Gibney, which premiered in the US on Mond...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Technology, Stanford, US, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Arwa Mahdawi, Henry Kissinger


Guy Who Ran Verizon's Failing AOL-Yahoo Hybrid Leaving With $60 Million Golden Parachute

Tim Armstrong, onetime Google executive and former CEO of AOL and its successor, Verizon’s troubled, digital media-focused Oath group, departed Verizon in 2018 just months before the corporation took a $4.5 billion accounting charge on Oath. According to a Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal, he’s walking away…Read more...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Science, Technology, Media, Yahoo, Digital Media, Aol, Wall Street Journal, Tim Armstrong, OATH, Late Capitalism, Verizon Media Group


Kapersky Labs Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple in Russia Over App Store Policies

Russian cybersecurity firm Kapersky Labs has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in Russia, claiming that latter firm used its monopoly over the App Store to force the company to remove app control and Safari browser blocking from the iOS version of its Kapersky Safe Kids app, ZDnet reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Science, Technology, Russia, Monopoly, Smartphones, Cybersecurity, Antitrust, App Store, Parental Controls, Screen Time, Kapersky Labs


Report: National Enquirer Publisher Paid Jeff Bezos's Lover's Brother $200,000 for Bezos Dick Pics

The pro-Donald Trump National Enquirer obtained nude and other intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez—which Bezos says it used as leverage in a blackmail attempt—by paying $200,000 to Sanchez’s brother Michael Sanchez to hand over text messages between the two, the Wall Street…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Media, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, Sánchez, AMI, Michael Sanchez, American Media Inc, MacKenzie Bezos, Lauren Sánchez, Bezos Dick Pics, Donald Trump National Enquirer


The SEC Says Elon Musk's Rationale for Continuing to Send Out Bad Tweets 'Borders on the Ridiculous'

Last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a baffling tweet saying that he had “funding secured” to take the company private at a share price of $420 (which some readers may recognize as the weed number). It turned out no such deal had been finalized, the Securities and Exchange Commission slapped Musk with fraud…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Social Media, Tesla, Courts, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, SEC Says Elon Musk


This May Be the Hideous Logo for Google's New Game Streaming Service

A Google exhibit at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday appears to be teasing some sort of hardware related to its widely rumored video game streaming service, albeit with a logo that looks like Doritos and the wifi symbol had a monstrous love child.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Video Games, San Francisco, Chromecast, Streaming, Game Streaming, Game Developers Conference, Video Game Streaming


College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


Report: Ethiopian Transport Official Says 737 Max 8 Jet Crash Has 'Close Similarities' to 2018 Crash

Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said that black box data shows the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019, killing 157 people, bears close resemblances to the crash of another Boeing 737 Max 8 flying with Lion Air that was lost in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Airplanes, Plane Crash, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Addis Ababa, Ntsb, Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing, Boeing 737, Boeing 737 MAX


Facebook Says It Removed 1.5 Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within 24 Hours

Facebook said on Saturday night that within 24 hours of a horrific attack on Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others on March 15, it had blocked 1.5 million attempts to share a video of the attack live-streamed on Facebook by the shooter. Over 1.2 million of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Propaganda, Islamophobia, Christchurch, Christchurch New Zealand, Right Wing Extremism, Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within


NASA’s zero-gravity plane: How astronauts train for microgravity

There is no way to shield astronauts on earth from the effects of gravity. Astronauts train for space by going on an airplane that flies high at an arc so that the force lifts them in the air. However, we can only achieve about a minute's worth of weightlessness this way. NASA researchers have nicknamed this plane the "Vomit Comet."
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, Flight, Innovation, Ask an astronomer


Trump Now Just Accusing Google of Aiding the Chinese Military, or Whatever

In yet another example of some morsel of news carrion being dragged all the way up to the top of the White House before being partially digested and regurgitated onto a bunch of Twitter eggs, Donald Trump accused tech giant Google of aiding the Chinese military (as well as “Crooked Hillary Clinton”) on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, White House, China, Social Media, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Peoples Liberation Army, Sure Whatever


Keen, a San Antonio SaaS Startup Owned by Scaleworks, Hires New CEO

San Antonio—Ben Kuhn has been promoted to become the CEO of Keen, a San Antonio startup that helps software developers with custom application programming interfaces for data collection and analytics.Kuhn was hired as the general manager of Keen in 2018, having previously worked at healthcare companies DaVita and Genentech. Most recently, he co-founded another software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup in San Antonio, Luka Health, which he left for Keen.Keen is owned by Scaleworks, an investment firm...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Science, Technology, Developer, Trends, Startup, Tech, ROI, Analytics, Developers, Software, SaaS, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Software Development


IonQ Path to Thousands of Qubits and Quantum Supremacy

Quantum Supremacy is defined as the point when quantum computers become faster than regular computers. Quantum computers can become thousands of times more powerful when the number of qubits are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Future, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Quantum Computers, Qubits, Trapped Ion, Quantum Supremacy, Ionq


Thousands of ICE Employees Have Access to Massive, Nationwide License Plate-Tracking System

Records obtained by the ACLU of Northern California in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit show that local city governments are piping automated license plate reader (ALPR) data to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, the organization wrote on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Immigration, Dhs, Surveillance, Aclu, Ice, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Mass Surveillance, Northern California, Customs Enforcement, Automated License Plate Readers


Alleged North Korean Front Company Still Using the Same Brand Name on Social Media, Apparently

A company that the United Nations has said is a front for North Korean intelligence agencies, Global Communications Co. (Glocom), has continued its efforts to advertise sanctions-violating military hardware on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, Motherboard reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Youtube, North Korea, Social Media, Kim Jong Un, United Nations, Sanctions, Global Communications Co Glocom, Facebook Twitter and YouTube Motherboard


Spring statement policies focus on Brexit and hi-tech future

Chancellor promises a global Britain and announces funds for science and digital projectsThe chancellor outlined a package of measures at the spring statement designed to prepare Britain for life outside the EU, as well as for the hi-tech digital jobs of the future.Alongside the central update on the economy, other announcements made by Philip Hammond included: Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Eu, Communities, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Digital Media, Philip Hammond, Brexit, Digital Britain, Spring statement 2019


Portland Lawmakers Want to Block 5G Rollout, Citing Shaky Health Risks

City officials in Portland, Oregon are preparing a Wednesday vote to oppose the rollout of next-generation 5G networks in the city, Inverse reported on Tuesday. The move, which is supported by Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioners Chloe Eudaly and Amanda Fritz, is motivated in part because of disputes with the federal…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Fcc, Telecommunications, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Portland, Wireless, Portland Oregon, 5g, Amanda Fritz, Ted Wheeler, Chloe Eudaly


U.S. Warns Germany: Don't Let Huawei Build Your 5G Networks or Else

The U.S. government has sent a warning to Germany that it may limit what information is handed over via intelligence-sharing agreements if the latter country allows Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to build its next-generation 5G networks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Germany, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Espionage, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, 5g, Don, Peoples Liberation Army


Report: Man Arrested for Threatening Google Didn't Know His Wife Deleted His YouTube Account

A YouTuber arrested on Sunday by Mountain View, California police for suspicion of threatening Google drove all the way from Waterville, Maine to confront staff for allegedly terminating his account on Google subsidiary YouTube—unaware that it was actually his spouse who deleted it, BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Crime, Youtube, Police, Social Media, Law Enforcement, BuzzFeed News, Mountain View California, WATERVILLE Maine


Tim Berners-Lee on 30 years of the world wide web: 'We can get the web we want'

What started out as an idea for a way scientists could share information went on to change the world. Three decades later, its founder reflects on his creationThirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee, then a fellow at the physics research laboratory Cern on the French-Swiss border, sent his boss a document labelled Information Management: A Proposal. The memo suggested a system with which physicists at the centre could share “general information about accelerators and experiments”.“Many of the discussi...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Networking, Internet, Cern, Tim Berners Lee, Berners Lee, LHC


OpenAI Made Super Spam Generator and Now Seeks Investors and Profit

Last month, OpenAI announced that they had made an AI system could be used for next-generation super spam and a tsunami of fake news. They chose to keep the super-spam system secret to prevent misuse... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Deep Learning, Openai


Tim Berners-Lee on 30 years of the web: 'If we dream a little, we can get the web we want'

What started out as an idea for a way scientists could share information went on to change the world. Three decades later, its founder reflects on his creationThirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee, then a fellow at the physics research laboratory Cern on the French-Swiss border, sent his boss a document labelled Information Management: A Proposal. The memo suggested a system with which physicists at the centre could share “general information about accelerators and experiments”.“Many of the discussi...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Networking, Internet, Cern, Tim Berners Lee, Berners Lee, LHC



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