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A major privacy advocacy group is calling on the FTC to force Google to divest the Nest business after it failed to let consumers know about a hidden microphone (GOOG, GOOGL)

After revelations that Google failed to let consumers know of a microphone in its Nest security devices, the longtime privacy advocacy group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take action. On Wednesday, EPIC sent a letter to the FTC, alerting the commission of the potential consumer risk and requesting that Google divest of its Nest hardware products. "The FTC should now commence an enforcement action against Google with the ai...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mac, Congress, Trends, Epic, Xiaomi, Ftc, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Electronic Privacy Information Center Epic, Alan Eustace, Sen Warner, VP of Engineering and Research, FTC Nest Google


PC maker Lenovo's third-quarter profit beats expectations, powering share surge

Lenovo Group, the world's largest personal computer maker, posted better-than-expected quarterly results and shrugged off the impact of a bruising Sino-U.S. trade war, sending its shares soaring 11 percent to three-year highs.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Lenovo, Lenovo Group the world


Companies including Nestle, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns

Days after a YouTube creator accused the platform of enabling a “soft-core pedophilia ring,” several companies have suspended advertising on the platform, including Nestle, Epic, and reportedly Disney and McDonald’s. Nestle that all of its companies in the U.S. have paused advertising on YouTube, while a spokesperson for Epic, maker of the massively popular game Fortnite, said it has suspended all pre-roll advertising. Other companies that confirmed publicly they are pausing YouTube adverti...
Tags: Google, Videos, TC, Youtube, Advertising, Disney, Tech, Reddit, Watson, Nestle, Child Safety, Grammarly, Child Exploitation, McDonald, Walt Disney Co, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children


Lenovo's Mobile Profits Are a Bit of a Mirage

Four years after closing its acquisition of the Motorola phone brand, Lenovo Group Ltd. has finally posted a profit in its mobile-phone business. The deal closed in October of that year, meaning that it took 16 quarters to turn a profit.
Tags: Motorola, Science, Lenovo, Lenovo Group Ltd


Software Startup Portfolium Acquired by Salt Lake City’s Instructure

The software of Portfolium, a San Diego startup that hosts online portfolios for students trying to showcase their achievements to potential employers, is set to join the portfolio of Utah educational software company Instructure.Instructure (NYSE: INST) has agreed to acquire privately held Portfolium. No financial terms of the deal, which was announced Tuesday, were disclosed.Founded in 2014 by CEO Adam Markowitz, Portfolium sells academic institutions access to what it calls its ePortfolio ne...
Tags: Deals, Utah, Education, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Tech, Higher Education, SaaS, Venture Capital, San Diego, M&a, Salt Lake City, Bridge, Merger, Financing


Facebook Is an 'Innovator in Privacy,' Says Guy Who Runs Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is fond of suggesting that all the criticism of his globe-spanning social media empire comes from either the misinformed or the malicious. In fact, Facebook is really all about protecting the privacy of its users! That’s the line he took in a Wednesday interview with Harvard Law Professor…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Privacy, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Zuckerberg, Harvard Law, Guy Who Runs Facebook


Best Samsung Galaxy S10 cases and covers

If you've splashed the cash for a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S10, then you'll want to take steps to protect your investment. With a metal frame and glass curves, the S10 needs some cover. Check out the best Samsung Galaxy S10 cases. The post Best Samsung Galaxy S10 cases and covers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Buying Guides, Best cases, Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10, Galaxy Unpacked 2019


Samsung Galaxy Watch Active hands-on review

Launched among a massive array of other new products, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active could easily have been missed at Galaxy Unpacked 2019 -- which would be unfortunate. This is a sensibly designed, correctly sized smartwatch suitable for almost all wrist sizes, with comprehensive fitness features. The post Samsung Galaxy Watch Active hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Wearables, Samsung, Trends, Health & Fitness, Samsung Unpacked 2019, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active


The best Google Home tips, tricks, and Easter eggs to try

The Home functions in a similar fashion to its main competitor, the Amazon Echo, but has the added benefit of select Google services. Here are few tips to help you make the most of the newfangled device. The post The best Google Home tips, tricks, and Easter eggs to try appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Home, Trends, Tips, Tricks, Smart Home, Easter Eggs, Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, Google Home


Where to find Chelsea vs. Malmo on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chelsea vs. Malmo in the Europa League, you’ve come to the right place. Turner and Univision’s coverage of the UEFA club competitions enters another week with their coverage of Chelsea vs. Malmo. FOX Sports no longer has the rights, so if you want to watch the game on TV, UniMas is the only channel broadcasting the match on television. Match: Chelsea vs. Malmo Kickoff: Thursday, 3pm ET Looking to watch Chelsea vs. Malmo online from your...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Uefa, Europa League, Cnbc, Turner, Malmo, Univision


Google Takes New Policy Approach Amid Growing Global Threats

In an internal email, the company’s new global policy chief, Karan Bhatia, described the reorganization as a reaction to policy makers who are increasingly empowered to regulate the company’s core businesses, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel decisions. Bhatia, a former deputy U.S. trade representative under Republican President George W. Bush, joined Google in June from General Electric Co. He is bolstering teams that deal with specific challenges such as ant...
Tags: Google, Science, Republican, George W Bush, General Electric Co, Bhatia, Karan Bhatia


Make sense of your data with these essential keyword segments

Posted by TheMozTeamThis blog post was originally published on the STAT blog. The first step to getting the most out of your SERP data is smart keyword segmentation — it surfaces targeted insights that will help you make data-driven decisions. But knowing what to segment can feel daunting, especially when you’re working with thousands of keywords. That’s why we’re arming you with a handful of must-have tags. Follow along as we walk through the different kinds of segments in STAT, how to create t...
Tags: Google, Seo, Ppc, Cpc, TheMozTeam


Cybersecurity Expert Questions Existence of Embedded Camera On SIA's Inflight Entertainment Systems

Vitaly Kamluk, an information security expert and a high-ranking executive of cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab, went on Twitter with concerns about an embedded camera in Singapore Airlines' (SIA) inflight entertainment systems. He tagged SIA in his post on Sunday, asking the airline to clarify how the camera is being used. Yahoo News reports: SIA quickly allayed his fears of unwanted surveillance by assuring Kamluk that the cameras have been disabled, with no plans to use them in the future. ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Sia, Singapore Airlines SIA, Yahoo News, Kaspersky Lab, Panasonic Avionics, Vitaly Kamluk, Kamluk


Toxic Mooseculinity

The twitter account @TheScaryNature posted this image with the caption "these two Bull Moose died in battle and became frozen in ice", and the only thing I can think of is "Toxic mooseculinity." The photographer, as revealed by Google's reverse image search feature, is Brad Webster: Webster says there are several theories on what happened to the moose, but the most likely scenario to play out is that the two moose were fighting over a female when one was knocked unconscious or suffered a broken ...
Tags: Google, Post, News, America, Wonderful Creatures, Webster, Bull Moose, Brad Webster


Apple's Services Focus Makes Sense, but Don't Ignore Hardware

The pivot to services should help improve the tech titan's growth, but hardware is still critical.
Tags: Apple, Finance, Article, Don, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 6b98e4d5-a9de-562a-8991-20c2696fd81b


You don’t need a licence to drive the Citroën Ami One

Citroën seems to have it the nail on the head by calling its Ami One a ‘disruptive all-electric object’, and not a car. Barely 2.5 meters long, the Ami One stems from an idea that traveling is an activity, and a car should only be as permanent as the need of that activity. The video above makes a pretty bold claim by saying that YOU choose how long you want (to rent) your car. Five minutes, five hours, five days…months , or even five years. This sounds like a gimmick, but think about the fact ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Future, Car, Automotive, Citroën, Ami One


On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn

Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In doing so, the company has officially entered the unicorn club. Founded in 2013 by Stanford graduate Shing Chow, Lalamove provides logistics and delivery services in a similar style to ride-hailing apps like Uber but it is primarily focused on business and corporate customers. That gives it more favorable economics and a more loyal customer base than its co...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Lyft, Uber, Asia, Hong Kong, Money, Indonesia, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Stanford, China, Southeast Asia, Collaborative Consumption, India, Funding, Tech


Samsung Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S9: How much better is Samsung’s new flagship?

You'd naturally expect the Samsung Galaxy S10 to be better than last year's S9, but just how do the two phones differ? We break down the specs and compare Samsung's flagships in various categories to pick a winner. The post Samsung Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S9: How much better is Samsung’s new flagship? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Buying Guides, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10, Samsung Unpacked 2019


Samsung Revamps Flagship Range With 5G, Low-Cost Options

The South Korean technology giant introduced four new phones in its Galaxy S range -- the S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G. The S10 and S10+ are direct successors to last year’s S9 and S9+, while the S10e and S10 5G are two new models for the company: a low-end phone aimed at Apple’s iPhone XR, and a high-end version priced above $1,000. It also showed off the Galaxy Fold, a smartphone with a screen that expands to tablet size.
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung


Britain and Germany Will Not Ban Huawei, Citing Lack of Spying Evidence

An anonymous Slashdot reader writes from a report via Reuters: Despite persistent U.S. allegations of Chinese state spying, Britain said it is able to manage the security risks of using Huawei telecom equipments and has not seen any evidence of malicious activity by the company, a senior official said on Wednesday. Asked later whether Washington had presented Britain with any evidence to support its allegations, he told reporters: "I would be obliged to report if there was evidence of malevolenc...
Tags: Washington, France, Angela Merkel, Tech, Britain, Huawei, National Security Agency, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Ren Zhengfei, Meng Wanzhou, Germany Will Not Ban Huawei


Security token offerings aren’t looking much better in 2019

Pressed to explain who is using them, and why, 99 percent of cryptocurrencies let out all their air, go flying around the room making a raspberry sound, hit the wall and fall behind the couch forever. The party is over. A few, however, can present a credible use case. “Tokenized securities” could be one of them: a more open and efficient way to transact shares and notes as well as distribute cash flows. Proponents of “security token offerings” (STOs) have been telling that story now for a little...
Tags: US, Tech, Tesla, Bitcoin, SEC, Cnbc, Cryptocurrency, Startengine, Ico, Edgar, US Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, ICOS, Distributed Ledger, Dentacoin, Tzero, Silicon Valley Business Journal From


Vox Lawyers Briefly Censored YouTubers Who Mocked the Verge's Bad PC Build Video

An anonymous reader writes: In case you missed the latest drama to take place in the YouTube tech community, Ars Technica reports how Vox Media attempted to copyright strike two reaction videos that mocked The Verge's terrible PC build guide video that could have ruined a $2,000 system for a beginner PC builder. That effort failed when the tech community sounded the alarms; YouTube removed the copyright strikes and Vox Media had to retract their takedown notice. From the report: "Last week, The ...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Ars Technica, Vox, Vox Media, Patel, Nilay Patel, Sottek


These four charts show why Apple's China troubles aren't going away anytime soon (AAPL)

Apple's problems in China are likely to linger, HSBC's Erwan Rambourg said in a new research note. Wealthy Chinese are starting to shift their brand preferences to Huawei from Apple, Rambourg said, citing a proprietary survey. They also don't want to spend what Apple charges for its latest phones, according to the survey. And many want their next phone to support 5G, but Apple isn't expected to offer an iPhone compatible with the new wireless standard until late next year. Don't expect Apple'...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, China, Trends, United States, Hsbc, Xiaomi, Huawei, Aapl, Greater China, Angela Ahrendts, HSBC Global Research, Erwan Rambourg, Rambourg, Greater China China Taiwan, Huawei Rambourg


This robotics museum in Korea will construct itself (in theory)

The planned Robot Science Museum in Seoul will have a humdinger of a first exhibition: its own robotic construction. It’s very much a publicity stunt, though a fun one — but who knows? Perhaps robots putting buildings together won’t be so uncommon in the next few years, in which case Korea will just be an early adopter. The idea for robotic construction comes from Melike Altinisik Architects, the Turkish firm that won a competition to design the museum. Their proposal took the form of an egg-lik...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Architecture, Robots, Korea, Robotics, Seoul, MAA, Robot Science Museum, Melike Altinisik Architects


Top lawyer at Tesla leaving after two months on the job

After lurching from crisis to crisis last year, Tesla appeared to have found its footing in January when it reported its second consecutive quarterly profit and said it had more than enough cash to pay off bonds coming due in March. The calm did not last. On Wednesday, Tesla said its general counsel was leaving […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Markets, Tesla


PC maker Lenovo returns to third quarter profit, beats estimates

Lenovo Group Ltd said on Thursday it swung back to a net profit in the December quarter, beating market expectations, due to a strong performance across its major business groups.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Lenovo, Lenovo Group Ltd


Advertisers Boycott YouTube After Pedophiles Swarm Comments on Videos of Children

Google said it had deleted the accounts and channels of people leaving the comments in question, but acknowledged “there’s more to be done.”
Tags: Google, News, Online Advertising, Google Inc, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Child Abuse And Neglect, YouTube.com


Can you guess which face is real, and which is computer generated?

Computers have recently gotten much, much better at a somewhat unsettling skill: generating fake human faces. As in, creating an image of a human who has never existed before. We saw the concept go a bit viral this week with ThisPersonDoesNotExist, a website hooked to a machine that generates a new face every few seconds. Or the feline version that dreams up (sometimes nightmare inducing) cats, ThisCatDoesNotExist. Now its been turned into a game. Think you can tell which human is… well, human? ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Ai, University of Washington, StyleGAN


Culture secretary to meet Mark Zuckerberg in US after snub to MPs

Jeremy Wright visits Facebook HQ following founder’s refusal to face Commons committeeThe culture secretary has flown to meet Mark Zuckerberg in California, despite the Facebook boss refusing to come to the UK to answer questions from a parliamentary committee.Jeremy Wright is due to meet the social network’s founder at Facebook’s global headquarters on the outskirts of San Francisco, as the government prepares to unveil its proposals for regulating internet companies. These could place a legal ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, California, US, San Francisco, UK News, US news, Jeremy Wright, Facebook HQ


Google Is Expected To Reveal Game Streaming Service At GDC In March

Google has sent out invites to this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC) press event, where the company is expected to unveil a new game streaming product. ExtremeTech reports: There have been rumors about a Google game stream product or service for several years. Initially, leaks pointed to a hardware platform called Yeti that would stream games to a connected display. In late 2018, Google rolled out a game streaming test called Project Stream. To publicize the demo, it worked with Ubisoft t...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Sony, Ubisoft, GDC, Creed Odyssey, Creed Odyssey Google



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