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Google, Facebook among internet giants facing surprise tax

Internet giants like Google and Facebook are in Government sights, with Cabinet understood to have agreed to explore a new tax on multinational companies targeting digital revenues.Prime Jacinda Ardern is expected to announce the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Cabinet, Google Facebook, Jacinda Ardern


Man finds 30-year-old Apple computer. It still works

A New York professor has Gen Xers reminiscing about their childhood after he posted images of his decades old Apple lle computer on Twitter Saturday night.
Tags: Apple, New York, News, Stories


Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards

An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning. While the company says the issue has been resolved and was not the result of fraud, the headache isn’t over for affected sellers because Monday is a federal holiday in the United States, and many financial institutions are closed. Etsy sellers are required to have a valid credit or debit card on file with Etsy in order to have a payment account....
Tags: TC, Etsy, Tech, E-commerce, United States, Bug, Etsy Conversations, Payment Error, Etsy 's Community Forums and Twitter, An Etsy


What a European education project can tell us about Brexit – podcast

When the writer Peter Pomerantsev was a teenager, he was sent to a school that was part of the European Schools network, which counts Boris Johnson among its alumni. He discusses what the project can tell us about the EU. Plus: the Guardian’s UK technology editor, Alex Hern, on AI advancements The writer Peter Pomerantsev was 15 when his parents moved to Germany and enrolled him at the European School in Munich. The schools were set up in 1956 with the aim of educating the students to be “in min...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Education, Germany, Eu, European Union, Munich, Boris Johnson, Peter Pomerantsev, Brexit, Alex Hern, Brexit Boris Johnson, Artificial intelligence (AI, European School, Brussels Pomerantsev


'No, You Can't Ignore Email. It's Rude.'

Yes, we're all overwhelmed with email. One recent survey suggested that the average American's inbox has 199 unread messages. But volume isn't an excuse for not replying. Ignoring email is an act of incivility, reads an opinion piece. From the story: "I'm too busy to answer your email" really means "Your email is not a priority for me right now." That's a popular justification for neglecting your inbox: It's full of other people's priorities. But there's a growing body of evidence that if you ca...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Marie Kondo Ping Read


UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

NEW YORK (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month investigation. The parliamentary committee that prepared the report […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation


UK lawmakers recommend stiffer social media regulation

NEW YORK (AP) — A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook to better control harmful or illegal content. A report published Sunday says social media sites should have to follow a mandatory code of ethics overseen by an independent regulator. The report called […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, United Kingdom


Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world’s third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires — and unicorns. When President Joko Widodo, who is seeking a second term, asked challenger Prabowo Subianto about his policies for supporting Indonesian unicorns a look of bafflement passed across […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Indonesia, Nation, Joko Widodo, Jakarta Indonesia, Prabowo Subianto


Your smart light can tell Amazon and Google when you go to bed

As Amazon.com and Google work to place their smart speakers at the center of the internet-connected home, both technology giants are expanding the amount of data they gather about customers who use their voice software to control other gadgets. For several years, Amazon and Google have collected data every time someone used a smart speaker […]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Technology, Television, News


Apple Acquires Voice App Startup PullString (mac rumors)

Apple recently purchased PullString, a San Francisco startup that enables the design and publishing of voice apps through its PullString Converse platform, reports Axios. PullString could be used to improve the voice capabilities of Siri, Apple's personal voice assistant. On its website, PullString says that it can be used to "collaboratively design, prototype and publish voice applications for Amazon Alexa."At PullString, we strive to help people talk effortlessly with voice technology ...
Tags: Apple, News, San Francisco, Pixar, Amazon Echo, Amazon Alexa, Juli Clover, Siri Apple, Amazon Alexa Google, Google Assistant Apple, Apple Acquires Voice App Startup, Axios PullString


'Digital Gangster' Facebook Intentionally and Knowingly Violated UK Privacy and Competition Rules, British Lawmakers Say

British lawmakers on Sunday accused Facebook of having "intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws" in the country, and they called for investigations into the social media giant's business practices. From a report: The sharp rebuke came in a 108-page report written by members of Parliament, who in 2017 began a wide-ranging study of Facebook and the spread of malicious content online. They concluded that the United Kingdom should adopt new regulations so law...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, United Kingdom, Silicon Valley, Parliament, Digital Gangster Facebook Intentionally


The next wave of ‘unicorn’ startups focus on software

SAN FRANCISCO — Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them — one that looks very different. Silicon Valley’s current crop of highly valued tech startups, which include now-household names like Uber and Airbnb, all benefited from the […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, San Francisco, Silicon Valley


Pakistan's flag is Google's top result for 'the best toilet paper in the world.' Here's why

If you’re searching Google for “the best toilet paper in the world,” you won’t come across Charmin or Angel Soft. The top results: The green and white national flag of Pakistan.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Pakistan, Usa Today


UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook

A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company singled out for “disingenuous” and “bad faith” responses to democratic concerns about the misuse of people’s data. In the report, published today, the committee has also called for Facebook’s use of user data to be investigated by the UK’s data watchdog. In an evidence session to the committee late last ...
Tags: Security, Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Russia, US, Social Media, Business Model, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, United States


Fake Donald Trump on Our Fake National Emergency

Fake Donald Trump on Our Fake National Emergency is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.
Tags: Google, Comedy, College, Current Affairs, Donald Trump, Facebook Twitter


Researcher Scans All IP Addresses of Austria, Finds a Ton of Things That Shouldn't Be Online

Christian Haschek scanned the entire Austrian IP space and found IP cameras, printers, and industrial control systems and a range of other devices that should not be online. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Tech, Austria, Christian Haschek


Tokyo Is Testing a New System to Detect 'Guerilla' Rain and Tornadoes Up to 30 Minutes in Advance

Officials in Tokyo are testing a new technology that utilizes weather radar and terrestrial digital radio waves to “quickly and precisely predict torrential rain and tornadoes” up to 20 to 30 minutes in advance, the Mainichi reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Japan, Science, Technology, Climate Change, Tokyo, Meteorology, Rain, Tornadoes, Mainichi, Extremeweather, Guerilla Rainstorms


Stop saying, “We take your privacy and security seriously”

In my years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. “We take your privacy and security seriously.” You might have heard the phrase here and there. It’s a common trope used by companies in the wake of a data breach — either in a “mea culpa” email to their customers or a statement on their website to tell you that they care about your data, even though in the next sentence they all too often admit to misusing or losing it. The truth is, most compan...
Tags: Google, Security, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, California, Tech, Marriott, Equifax


Google Fixing Chrome API To Prevent Incognito Mode Detection

AmiMoJo writes: When browsing the web with Google Chrome, some sites are using a method to determine if a visitor is in a regular browsing session or in incognito mode. As this can be considered a breach of privacy, Google will be changing how a particular API works so that web sites can no longer utilize this technique. Chrome supports the FileSystem API, which allows sites to create a virtual file system that lives within the sandbox of the browser. This allows sites that utilize large asset...
Tags: Google, Tech, Chrome Gerrit


Key points from parliamentary inquiry into disinformation

At 108 pages and covering a wide terrain, comprehensive report damns FacebookWeighing in at 108 pages, the final report of the parliamentary committee investigating disinformation makes devastating reading for Facebook, which is accused of greedily squeezing as much profit out of user data as possible, while deceiving or obstructing anyone daring to scrutinise the company’s activities.But the committee’s inquiry has covered an extraordinary amount of terrain in its 18-month lifespan, from Russia...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, UK News, Brexit, Cambridge Analytica, FacebookWeighing


Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news

Company broke privacy and competition law and should be regulated urgently, say MPsFacebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”.The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Russia, Social Media, UK News, World news, Digital Media, House Of Commons, Data Protection, Privacy & the media, Digital Culture Media


Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by fake news report

Company broke privacy and competition law and should be regulated urgently, say MPsFacebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”.The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Russia, Social Media, UK News, World news, Digital Media, House Of Commons, Data Protection, Privacy & the media, Digital Culture Media


A digital gangster destroying democracy: the damning verdict on Facebook

Parliament’s report into fake news raises many questions, but will the government act? Facebook is an out-of-control train wreck that is destroying democracy and must be brought under control. The final report of parliament’s inquiry into fake news and disinformation does not use this language, precisely, but it is, nonetheless, the report’s central message. And the language it does use is no less damning.Facebook behaves like a “digital gangster”. It considers itself to be “ahead of and beyond ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Parliament, Cambridge Analytica


Canada’s answer to Tesla is a $15,500 electric three-wheeler

It’s all-electric like a Tesla. It’s priced like a Ford Fiesta. It’s one of the oddest-looking vehicles you’ve ever seen — and it may just redefine the commuter car. As General Motors prepares to shut the plant near Toronto that got car-making started in Canada more than a century ago, a new model is taking […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Toronto, General Motors, Tesla, Canada


What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

Joel Wallenstrom Contributor Joel Wallenstrom is president and chief executive of Wickr, a secure communications company. Before Wickr, Joel co-founded iSEC Partners, one of the world's leading information security research teams, later acquired by NCC Group, and served as Director for Strategic Alliances at @stake, one of the very first computer security companies in the industry. More posts by this contributor Exposure of your sensitive data is...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Column, Human Rights, Microsoft, Privacy, France, Oregon, US, Eu, European Union, Cryptography, United States, Computing


Man discovers 30 year old Apple computer still in working order

A New York professor has Gen Xers reminiscing about their childhood after he posted images of his decades old Apple lle computer on Twitter Saturday night.
Tags: Apple, New York, Cnn


UK security chiefs: Huawei risk in 5G can be contained

US has pressured its allies not to use Chinese group amid fears of cyber espionageUK security chiefs have advised that the risk of using Huawei technology in the new superfast 5G could be contained despite US warnings about opening the telecoms network up to Chinese cyber-espionage, according to sources.The US has reportedly been pressuring the UK and other allies not to use Huawei technology for critical infrastructure, arguing that it could be too risky when the Chinese state is engaged in spy...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, China, US, UK News, World news, Telecommunications industry, Espionage, Huawei, 5g


House Bill Requires Pornography Filter on All Phones, Computers Purchased in Kansas

Two bills introduced in the Kansas House on Wednesday generate funding for human trafficking programs by requiring all new internet-capable telephones or computers sold in the state to feature anti-pornography software and by mandating adult entertainment businesses charge a special admissions tax. From a report: Sabetha Rep. Randy Garber sponsored legislation requiring the software installations and dictating purchasers would have to pay a $20 fee to the state, and whatever cost was assessed by...
Tags: Tech, Kansas, Garber, Kansas House, Sabetha, Randy Garber


Study blames YouTube for rise in number of Flat Earthers

Conspiracy theories shown on video-sharing site persuade people to doubt Earth is roundResearchers believe they have identified the prime driver for a startling rise in the number of people who think the Earth is flat: Google’s video-sharing site, YouTube.Their suspicion was raised when they attended the world’s largest gatherings of Flat Earthers at the movement’s annual conference in Rayleigh, North Carolina, in 2017, and then in Denver, Colorado, last year. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Youtube, World news, Earth, Alphabet, Denver Colorado, Rayleigh North Carolina


The best Honor View 20 cases to keep your midrange beauty intact

With power to rival flagships, great looks, and a stunning camera, the Honor View 20 is an excellent phone -- but it still needs protection from hazards. Here are some of the best Honor View 20 cases. The post The best Honor View 20 cases to keep your midrange beauty intact appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Honor, Buying Guides, Accessory of the Week, Honor View 20



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