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Moments to Go Away Forever: Facebook Gets Rid of Photo-Sharing App

It's always sad to say “goodbye” to another photo app, but such is the cycle of life – especially when it comes to smartphone photography. Facebook is closing down shop on its Moments app because no one is really using it. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. If you're wondering why Facebook would have another standalone app alongside Instagram then you're not the only one – others couldn't figure it out either hence why the app probably failed to gain traction with any audience. Launched in 201...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Photography, News, Instagram, Pixabay, Pexels


Meet the Bots That Review and Write Snippets of Facebook's Code

Wave723 writes: To make its developers' jobs more rewarding, Facebook is now using two automated tools called Sapienz and SapFix to find and repair low-level bugs in its mobile apps. Sapienz runs the apps through many tests to figure out which actions will cause it to crash. Then, SapFix recommends a fix to developers, who review it and decide whether to accept the fix, come up with their own, or ignore the problem. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Sapienz, SapFix


Advocacy Groups Are Pushing The FTC To Break Up Facebook

An anonymous reader quotes the Verge: Advocacy groups are calling for Facebook to be broken up as a result of its Cambridge Analytica scandal, subsequent privacy violations, and repeated consumer data breaches. Groups like Open Market Institute, Color of Change, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center wrote to the Federal Trade Commission Thursday requesting a major government intervention into how Facebook operates. The letter outlined several moves the FTC could take, including a multib...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Cambridge Analytica, Open Market Institute Color of Change, Open Market Institute and Color of Change Facebook


Without proof, is Huawei still a national security threat?

It’s Huawei vs. the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe and Japan. It’s almost as if the world’s biggest surveillance superpowers don’t want Huawei cell tower and networking router equipment inside critical networks in their countries, amid concerns of the company’s links to the Chinese military. Huawei, they say, could be spying for the Chinese — and that presents a national security risk. But there’s a problem. Years of congressional hearings and “inconclusive” h...
Tags: Security, Europe, Japan, Technology, Australia, China, Russia, Tech, Cisco, Bloomberg, Beijing, Canada, Telecommunications, House, Edward Snowden, Middle East


Beta code for iOS 12.2 hints at 4 new iPads, iPod Touch upgrade

Code within the iOS 12.2 beta references four new iPad models, all with Wi-Fi and cellular options, and with Touch ID instead of Face ID. The beta also hints at a new iPod Touch. The post Beta code for iOS 12.2 hints at 4 new iPads, iPod Touch upgrade appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, News, Trends, Ipod Touch, iOS 12.2


Beta code for iOS 12.2 hints at 4 new iPads

Code within the iOS 12.2 beta references four new iPad models, all with Wi-Fi and cellular options, and with Touch ID instead of Face ID. The beta also hints at a new iPod Touch. The post Beta code for iOS 12.2 hints at 4 new iPads appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, News, Trends, Ipod Touch, iOS 12.2


Incredible New Animation Shows The Ferocious Power of a Solar Flare

NASA and the National Science Foundation helped fund something amazing. Slashdot reader astroengine writes: For the first time, scientists have created a computer model that can simulate the evolution of a solar flare, from thousands of miles below the photosphere to the eruption itself in the lower corona -- the sun's multimillion degree atmosphere. And the results are not only scientifically impressive, the visualization is gorgeous.... [W]ith increasingly-sophisticated solar observatories ...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, National Science Foundation, NCAR, Solar Dynamics Observatory, Matthias Rempel


Without proof, is Huawei really a national security threat?

It’s Huawei vs. the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe and Japan. It’s almost as if the world’s biggest surveillance superpowers don’t want Huawei cell tower and networking router equipment inside critical networks in their countries, amid concerns of the company’s links to the Chinese military. Huawei, they say, could be spying for the Chinese — and that presents a national security risk. But there’s a problem. Years of congressional hearings and “inconclusive” h...
Tags: Security, Europe, Japan, Technology, Australia, China, Russia, Tech, Cisco, Bloomberg, Beijing, Canada, Telecommunications, House, Edward Snowden, Middle East


Google's Brain Team: What does it do?

Tech firms hope better artificial intelligence will mean more compelling products.
Tags: Google, News


Beta code for iOS 12.2 may be hinting at 4 new iPad models, 7th-gen iPod Touch

The code within the iOS 12.2 beta references four new iPad models, all with Wi-Fi and cellular options, and with Touch ID instead of Face ID. The beta also hints at a new iPod Touch. The post Beta code for iOS 12.2 may be hinting at 4 new iPad models, 7th-gen iPod Touch appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, News, Trends, Ipod Touch, iOS 12.2


Google Displays Fake Phone Numbers For Some Local Businesses In Toronto So They Can Record Calls

grumpy-cowboy shared this article from the Toronto Star:: A spokesperson for Google has confirmed the service they've launched in Vancouver and Toronto to connect potential customers to trusted service providers funnels customers through ostensibly local phone numbers that are actually owned by Google for the purpose of call monitoring. Google Local Services is an addition to its search platform that connects potential customers to local service providers who pay for the advertising. It launch...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Tech, Vancouver, Google Local Services


Brazilian Mining Disaster Leaves Dozens Dead, Hundreds Missing After Waste Dam Collapses

Authorities said this weekend that the death toll from an industrial disaster in Brumadinho, Brazil in Minas Gerais state has climbed to at least 34, with some officials saying that the true toll could reach the hundreds, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Infrastructure, Mining, Conservation, Brazil, Disasters, South America, Wall Street Journal, Vale, Minas Gerais, Brumadinho Brazil


2 Pack Of Google Home Minis And Wall Mounts For $40 Shipped From Rakuten

2 Pack Of Google Home Minis And Wall Mounts For $40 Shipped From Rakuten Sign up for an account or login to your account and then at checkout use code: HOME20 Far-Field Voice Recognition Technology Multi-User Capability Dual-Band Wi-Fi Connectivity Wireless Audio Streaming via Wi-Fi 1x 1.58″ Driver for 360° Sound Works with the Google […]
Tags: Google, Deals, Electronics, Shipped From Rakuten, Shipped From Rakuten Sign


Russian YouTube-Ripping Site Wins In US Court

An anonymous reader quotes TorrentFreak: YouTube rippers are seen as the largest piracy threat to the music industry, and record labels are doing their best to shut them down. In 2017, YouTube-MP3, the world's largest ripping site at the time, shut down after being sued, and several other folded in response to increased legal uncertainty. Not all stream-ripping sites throw in the towel without a fight though. FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com, owned by Russian developer Tofig Kurbanov, remained online des...
Tags: Youtube, Virginia, Russia, US, Tech, U S District Court, Kurbanov, Tofig Kurbanov, Claude M Hilton


What (we think) we know about the Samsung Galaxy S10

The Galaxy S10 will be revealed at an event in San Francisco on February 20. This much we know for sure. Samsung sent out invites for the event sporting a giant number a few weeks back. It’s clear the company’s looking to get out ahead of what should be a fairly action-packed Mobile World Congress this year.  We know, too, that the event will be occasion for the company to talk up its forthcoming foldable. Samsung told up as much during its last developer conference — and for good measure, th...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech


Original Content podcast: Fyre Festival docs shine light on a social media-fueled disaster

Netflix and Hulu have each released their own documentaries about the infamous Fyre Festival, and the hard-working hosts of the Original Content podcast have watched both of them. We’re joined this week by Brian Heater, and the three of us are unanimous on one thing: If you’re only going to watch one of these documentaries, make it “Fyre” on Netflix. It’s the better-made movie, offering a clearer retelling of what actually went wrong at the first-time music festival in the Bahamas. But if you...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Netflix, Hulu, Roma, Bahamas, McFarland, Brian Heater, Billy McFarland, Original Content Podcast, Fyre Fraud


Can AI-Controlled Cameras Replace An Air Traffic Control Tower?

London's Heathrow airport is testing a surprising new system involving high-definition cameras, monitoring 50,000 arrivals in the month of March. Bloomberg reports: Views from the cameras will be fed into an artificial intelligence platform from Canada's Searidge Technologies Inc. that will interpret the images and reveal to controllers when a particular aircraft has cleared the runway, allowing them to clear the next flight to come in to land... If successful, the system will initially be depl...
Tags: London, Tech, Bloomberg, Canada, Heathrow, London city, Swanwick, Searidge Technologies Inc


Has the fight over privacy changed at all in 2019?

Few issues divide the tech community quite like privacy. Much of Silicon Valley’s wealth has been built on data-driven advertising platforms, and yet, there remain constant concerns about the invasiveness of those platforms. Such concerns have intensified in just the last few weeks as France’s privacy regulator placed a record fine on Google under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules which the company now plans to appeal. Yet with global platform usage and service sales conti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Ecommerce, Europe, Florida, New York, Enterprise, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Congress, California


NAMM 2019: She Rocks Awards honor Lisa Loeb, Terri Nunn, the late Janis Joplin and many more women Friday

Thirty years ago when Dale Krevens co-founded Tech 21 she remembers coming to the National Association of Music Merchants show and being mistaken for a booth model, a pretty face to attract the mostly male attendees into the amplifier company’s space on the exhibition hall floor. “Obviously it’s more widely accepted now,” she said on the red carpet of the She Rocks Awards at the House of Blues in Anaheim on Friday. “People don’t raise their eyebrows like, ‘Oh, what’s she doing here?’ “They talk ...
Tags: Yahoo, Berlin, Tech, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Janis Joplin, Michael, Metro, Macy Gray, Namm, Cam, National Association Of Music Merchants, Don, Anaheim, Alice Cooper


Google’s two-pronged plan to dominate consumer-to-business messaging

At the end of last year, Google announced it was officially pulling the plug on Allo, its latest in a long list of failed messaging apps. That list includes Google Wave, Google Plus, Google Buzz and, most recently, Google Hangouts (which has evolved into the enterprise-focused Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet). But while its consumer messaging strategy remains confusing, Google is making an aggressive two-pronged attack into the world of business messaging. As a result, it appears to be on a coll...
Tags: Google, Startups, Contributors


Amazon Begins Using 'Sidewalk Robots' In Seattle Delivery Tests

An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: The future is now: Starting this week, Amazon is testing autonomous package delivery with adorable little robot vehicles in a northern Seattle suburb. Six of the Amazon Scouts, the company announced yesterday, are now delivering packages in Snohomish County in a trial run that complements its existing delivery options... The six-wheeled vehicles are fully electric and will move at "walking pace," for the time being only during daylight hours on weekdays while ...
Tags: Amazon, San Francisco, Tech, Seattle, Snohomish County, Amazon Scout, Amazon Scouts


State of Emergency Declared in Washington State Over Measles Outbreak

An anonymous reader quotes CBS News: The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Friday over a measles outbreak that has sickened dozens of people in a county with one of the state's lowest vaccination rates. Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement that the outbreak in Clark County "creates an extreme public health risk" that could spread throughout the state... Clark County Public Health has confirmed 30 measles cases since January 1 and identified another nine suspected cases...
Tags: Washington, Cbs News, Oregon, Time, Tech, Idaho, World Health Organization, Afp, Jay Inslee, Clark County, Clark County Public Health, Washington State Over Measles Outbreak


Goodbye Google Plus, the Beautiful, the Ambitious, and the Treacherous

Goodbye, Google Plus! I say it now, with two months in advance, just in case. We can’t be sure of these two months either, who knows what will happen tomorrow and the mastodon decides to haste the shutdown. I am taking out now, all my links sending to my Google Plus profile and “business pages”. […] The post Goodbye Google Plus, the Beautiful, the Ambitious, and the Treacherous appeared first on Rodolfo Grimaldi Blog.
Tags: Google, Movies, Social Media, Google Plus, Goodbye Google, Google Plus Shutdown


How have tariffs impacted robotics?

In July, Tim Cook met Donald Trump in the Oval Office to deliver a simple message. “Our view on tariffs is that they show up as a tax on the consumer and end up resulting in lower economic growth,” the executive told the President. ”And sometimes can bring about significant risk of unintended consequences.” Cook ultimately got his way, with Trump giving some of the company’s products a last minute tariff reprieve. Even so, when time came for the company’s latest earnings report, Cook placed m...
Tags: Cook, China, Massachusetts, Tech, Cta, New York Times, Tim Cook, Donald Trump, Irobot, Harley Davidson, Idc, Trump, Oval Office, Eckhart, Gary Shapiro, Colin Angle


The facts about Facebook

This is a critical reading of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s article in the WSJ on Thursday, also entitled The Facts About Facebook.  Yes Mark, you’re right; Facebook turns 15 next month. What a long time you’ve been in the social media business! We’re curious as to whether you’ve also been keeping count of how many times you’ve been forced to apologize for breaching people’s trust or, well, otherwise royally messing up over the years. It’s also true you weren’t setting out to build “a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Congress, Molly, Washington, Tech, Eu, Spain, Bbc, Harvard, Paris, Macedonia


Total Solar Eclipse in Argentina and Chile: July 2, 2019

“If you have the opportunity to see a total solar eclipse in person, do whatever you can to see it. Not everyone will be amazed by it; but I was — and your next opportunity is in Chile and Argentina on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.” The paragraph you just read was what I wrote in this article which includes my photographs of the last total solar eclipse, which... The post Total Solar Eclipse in Argentina and Chile: July 2, 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Technology, Advice, Chile, Argentina, Health And Environment


Microsoft's head of healthcare thought it was a 'career-ending move' when Satya Nadella offered him the job. Here's why he says he's now completely sucked in (MSFT)

Peter Lee, the corporate vice president of Microsoft Healthcare, thought at first that taking on the tech giant's healthcare strategy would be a "career-ending move." But over the past few years, he's come around to it and sees companies like Microsoft playing a big role in healthcare.  "For me, it's fundamentally a question of what right do we have as a company like Microsoft to be participating in healthcare," Lee said.   DAVOS, Switzerland — When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella asked Peter Lee...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Walgreens, Novartis, Lee, Davos Switzerland, Nadella, Peter Lee, Matt Turner, Google health, Microsoft Healthcare, HealthVault


Do Debian APT and PHP Pear Patches Highlight Vulnerability In Package Management Infrastructure?

"Time and again, security experts and vendors alike will recommend to organizations and end users to keep software and systems updated with the latest patches," reports eWeek. "But what happens when the application infrastructure that is supposed to deliver those patches itself is at risk?" That's what open-source and Linux users were faced with this past week with a pair of projects reporting vulnerabilities. On January 22, the Debian Linux distribution reported a vulnerability in its APT pack...
Tags: Tech, Debian Linux, PHP PEAR


One-quarter of jobs are at ‘high-risk’ of being automated

No one will be entirely safe from automation in the future, but according to a new study out of the Brookings Institute, around 25 percent of U.S. jobs are at “high risk.” It’s a stark bit of foreshadowing in a job market that has yet to fully rebound. Roles in transportation, food prep, production and office admin are among those at highest risk, with robotics and artificial intelligence threatening to automate in the neighborhood of 70 percent of tasks, according to the study. Activities i...
Tags: Tech, Brookings Institute


Report: Citizen Lab Targeted in Botched Sting After Researching Israeli Firm's Ties to Saudi Arabia

“International undercover operatives” have been hounding members of the internet watchdog Citizen Lab, whose researchers helped reveal that an Israeli cyber-intelligence firm named NSO Group may have played a role in dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder at the hands of state-employed goons, the …Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Espionage, Citizen Lab, NSO Group, Jamal Khashoggi, Cyber Intelligence



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