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Gillmor Gang: Check and Balance

The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday March 2, 2019. Netflix and the mining of social capital, bingewashing and the new prime time, how AOC asks the right questions. Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @fradice, @denispombriant, @mickeleh, @kteare, @stevegillmor Liner Notes Live chat stream The Gillmor Gang on Facebook
Tags: TC, Tech, Netflix, Gillmor Gang, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Aoc, Gillmor, Tina Chase Gillmor, Denis Pombriant, Michael Markman


Facebook Is Suing Four Chinese Companies for Allegedly Selling Fake Accounts

Facebook is suing four companies and three individuals based in China it alleges have been creating and “promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers” on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, as well as other social media sites, the company announced on Friday. In addition to the alleged efforts to create…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, China, Social Media, Courts, Bots, Trademark, Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior


Ask Slashdot: How Is It Even Legal For Websites To Gather And Sell Users' Data?

Long-time Slashdot reader dryriver sees it like this: Lets say that I follow a person named John D. around for days without permission, make note of what John D. does and where he buys with timestamps accurate to the second without John D. knowing it is happening, analyze what kind of personality traits John D. has, enter that data into an electronic database where it is stored forever, and also make the data purchaseable to any third party who is interested. Would I be breaking the law if Jo...
Tags: Tech, John, Slashdot, John D


If You Own a Microsoft Band and Were Still Using It Until March 1, You Might Be Owed a Refund

Microsoft’s Band smartwatch and fitness tracker—production of which was mercifully discontinued in 2016—has finally reached the end of its lifespan. The Verge reported that Microsoft has announced its intention to sever all remaining support for the Band on May 31, 2019, with both backend services and the apps being…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Microsoft Band, Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers, Refund


Europe Frightened By US 'Cloud Act', Fearing National Security Risks

"A foreign power with possible unbridled access to Europe's data is causing alarm in the region. No, it's not China. It's the U.S.," writes Bloomberg (in an article shared by hackingbear). "As the U.S. pushes ahead with the 'Cloud Act' it enacted about a year ago, Europe is scrambling to curb its reach." Under the act, all U.S. cloud service providers, from Microsoft and IBM to Amazon -- when ordered -- have to provide American authorities with data stored on their servers, regardless of wher...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Microsoft, China, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Ibm, Donald Trump, Huawei Technologies, Laure de la Raudiere


Salisbury Novichok attack link to Russia made using Google

Police said they realised the seriousness of the case when they found Sergei Skripal online.
Tags: Google, UK, News, Russia, Sergei Skripal, Salisbury Novichok


Salisbury Novichock attack link to Russia made using Google

Police said they realised the seriousness of the case when they found Sergei Skripal online.
Tags: Google, News, Russia, Sergei Skripal, Salisbury Novichock


Google Pops the Redirect Link Building Trick by @martinibuster

Google's John Mueller explains why a popular link building trick offers no ranking advantage.The post Google Pops the Redirect Link Building Trick by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller


Viz Media Has Issued Over 200 Million Copyright Takedown Requests

American anime and manga distributor Viz Media has been revealed as one of the world’s most prolific when it comes to issuing copyright takedown requests, submitting over 200 million in its lifetime: the fourth-highest of any copyright holder. Google’s latest transparency report shows that Western anime and manga licensor Viz Media has requested the takedown […]
Tags: Google, Law, Copyright, Statistics, Piracy, Anime, VIZ Media


Google's New .dev Domain Opens To All

On Thursday, Google began officially selling their new .dev domains to anyone, Engadget reports: To claim a .dev, all you need to do is sign up with your registrar of choice (Google, naturally, is an option). As a bonus, Google is offering a free .dev domain to anyone who applied for a ticket to the Google I/O event happening this May. The domains will be secure by default, as they all require HTTPS, and Google has already moved many of its own sites (including web.dev, opensource.dev and flut...
Tags: Google, Tech, Engadget


Google Pops the Redirect Link Building Balloon by @martinibuster

Google's John Mueller explains why a popular link building trick offers no ranking advantage.The post Google Pops the Redirect Link Building Balloon by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller


Google’s Martin Splitt Explains How JavaScript Sites are Indexed by @MattGSouthern

In the first installment of a new web series, Google's Martin Splitt explains how the search engine indexes JavaScript sites.The post Google’s Martin Splitt Explains How JavaScript Sites are Indexed by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Martin Splitt


How A Lobbying Firm May Have Submitted Fake FCC Comments

Remember when dozens of Americans said their names were used for fake comments sent to America's FCC opposing net neutrality? Now Gizmodo's taken a hard look at their past interviews with Dan Germain, the CTO of a company that helps lobbyists construct digital "grassroots" campaigns -- and at the conservative nonprofit Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF). Attempting to confirm or disprove the alleged link between CQ and CFIF, Gizmodo initiated its own review of the API data logs last week, f...
Tags: Fcc, America, Tech, Api, Gizmodo, Cto, Germain, Dan Germain, Center for Individual Freedom CFIF, CFIF Gizmodo


Report: China's Social Credit System Has Blocked Tens of Millions of Rejected Plane and Train Tickets

China’s dystopian “social credit” system—which penalizes citizens found to have engaged in some type of misconduct by imposing a number of restrictions on their activities—has already resulted in tens of millions of rejected attempts to purchase plane or train tickets, the Guardian reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Surveillance, Guardian, Social Credit


Do physicians have a right to be forgotten?

When we all lived in villages, knowing individual merchants allowed you to identify and avoid the cheats. As we urbanized, brand names became the reputational marker. But when you are dealing on the internet, where no one “knows you’re a dog,” what guarantee do you have? A case involving a Dutch physician who argued that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Surgery, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


How Can You Decide Which VPN To Trust?

Slate's senior technology writer reports that his hunt for a reliable ISP "led me on a convoluted journey through accusations and counteraccusations, companies with shadowy leadership and those with conflicts of interest, and VPN ratings sites that might be even shadier than the companies they're reviewing." Many VPNs appear to be outright scams. Others make internet browsing sluggish. Free versions bombard you with ads. It's a world so thicketed that the leading firms and experts can't agree o...
Tags: China, Tech, Silicon Valley, Vpn, AnchorFree, Joseph Jerome, Center for Democracy Technology They


10 reasons you should buy the $1,000 iPhone XS instead of the more affordable iPhone XR (AAPL)

Apple's current iPhone lineup includes the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. The iPhone XR is more affordable than the iPhone XS, but there are several good reasons to consider the more expensive phone. Apple's iPhone X changed the smartphone landscape. It's tough to find a new Android phone that doesn't have a "notch," for example. To follow up the iPhone X, Apple announced not one, but two new smartphone designs in 2018. The iPhone XS and XS Max continued the tradition of the iPhone ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Max


This is the smartphone of the future: no holes, no ports, no wires, and no buttons

Meizu, the 11th-largest smartphone maker and one of the most popular consumer tech brands in China, announced its latest smartphone in January. The Meizu Zero is the first "true non-porous wireless smartphone," the company claims, meaning the phone has no ports, holes, or wires. Take a look at the radical design of the Meizu Zero. SEE ALSO: Hold on to your current smartphone for as long as you can The Meizu Zero doesn't have any holes — even for the speaker. Instead, the phone features Meizu’...
Tags: Apple, China, Samsung, Trends, Meizu, Meizu Zero


Report: China's Social Credit System Has Blocked Tens of Millions of Plane and Train Tickets

China’s dystopian “social credit” system—which penalizes citizens found to have engaged in some type of misconduct by imposing a number of restrictions on their activities—has already resulted in tens of millions of rejected attempts to purchase plane or train tickets, the Guardian reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Surveillance, Guardian, Social Credit


Workplace Theft Is On the Rise

rfengineer tipped us off to this story. The Atlantic reports: Your office is a den of thieves. Don't take my word for it: When a forensic-accounting firm surveyed workers in 2013, 52 percent admitted to stealing company property. And the thievery is getting worse. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reports that theft of "non-cash" property -- ranging from a single pencil in the supply closet to a pallet of them on the company loading dock -- jumped from 10.6 percent of corporate-theft ...
Tags: Tech, Atlantic, Don, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Mark R Doyle, Jack L Hayes International


Google Clock now also supports Pandora, YouTube Music as alarm options

Google Clock, through its version 6.1 update, finally added Pandora and YouTube Music as alarm options. Users will now be able to choose tracks from these services to wake them up, instead of jarring sounds or annoying jingles. The post Google Clock now also supports Pandora, YouTube Music as alarm options appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Spotify, News, Trends, Pandora, Youtube Music, Google Clock, Pandora YouTube Music


Lightning Lamp

Nature inspired cloud shaped table lamp handcrafted out of metal and glass. Lightning lamp designed by Jiyoun Kim was inspired by old Korean phrase “Being struck by a thunder out of blue sky”. Also check out: Mushroom Lamps
Tags: Design, Tech, Jiyoun Kim


5G phones are here but there’s no rush to upgrade

This year’s Mobile World Congress — the CES for Android device makers — was awash with 5G handsets. The world’s No.1 smartphone seller by marketshare, Samsung, got out ahead with a standalone launch event in San Francisco, showing off two 5G devices, just before fast-following Android rivals popped out their own 5G phones at launch events across Barcelona this week. We’ve rounded up all these 5G handset launches here. Prices range from an eye-popping $2,600 for Huawei’s foldable phabet-to-tablet...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, TC, Mobile, Verizon, Asia, Internet Of Things, South Korea, Europe, China, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Eu, Barcelona


5G phones are here but don’t rush to upgrade

This year’s Mobile World Congress — the CES for Android device makers — was awash with 5G handsets. The world’s No.1 smartphone seller by marketshare, Samsung, got out ahead with a standalone launch event in San Francisco, showing off two 5G devices, just before fast-following Android rivals popped out their own 5G phones at launch events across Barcelona this week. We’ve rounded up all these 5G handset launches here. Prices range from an eye-popping $2,600 for Huawei’s foldable phabet-to-tablet...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, TC, Mobile, Verizon, Asia, Internet Of Things, South Korea, Europe, China, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Eu, Barcelona


Video games could help uncover your hidden talents — and make you happier

If you’ve ever wondered whether you could make a real contribution to the world but aren’t sure you have any really meaningful talents, perhaps you should look at how you play computer games. A growing body of research suggests that the virtual world can show you what you are truly capable of. While some people see video games as a means of living out fantasy, the truth is who we are in the virtual world largely reflects who we are in the real one. For instance, one piece of research has found t...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Tech, Syndication


Amazon has removed anti-vaccine conspiracy documentaries from Prime Video, but it's still promoting one of them as 'Amazon's Choice' (AMZN)

On Friday, Amazon removed anti-vaccination movies from Prime Video, BuzzFeed News reported. Earlier that day, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent an open letter to Amazon expressing concerns that Amazon is recommending anti-vaccination products and accepting paid advertising with misinformation about vaccination. Although Prime members can no longer watch those movies for free, DVD's of those movies remain on that platform — including one that is listed as Amazon's Choice and one that is a bestseller...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Washington, Trends, Amazon Prime, World Health Organization, MacBook Air, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Adam Schiff, Clark County, Schiff, Amazon s Choice, Facebook Afterwards YouTube


It’s no Apple Watch, but the Vtech Kidizoom is a cheap smartwatch for kids

Looking for a cheap, no-nonsense smartwatch for kids? The Vtech Kidizoom DX2 smartwatch lets your child take photos, videos, play games, and track steps. With a $15 discount, it's very affordable. The post It’s no Apple Watch, but the Vtech Kidizoom is a cheap smartwatch for kids appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, VTech Kidizoom


The promise and peril of "sonification": giving feedback through sound

The majority of applications use "visualization" to give feedback and responses to users: think of graphs, alerts, and other visual cues about what is going on inside a computer, or what the computer has detected in the world. Sonification is the aural equivalent of visualization: communication from computers to humans by means of sound. There's some of this already in the world: alert chimes, system beeps, and talking voice assistants. But in an age of constant earbud use, there is lots of...
Tags: Google, Post, Dataviz, News, Ui, Ux, Thompson, Kpis, Trump, Georgia Tech, Clive Thompson, Sonification, Late Stage Capitalism, Attention Economics, Google Fi Lyft, Muratori


Four New DNA Letters Double Life's Alphabet

Joe_NoOne (Slashdot reader #48,818) shares this update from Nature: The DNA of life on Earth naturally stores its information in just four key chemicals -- guanine, cytosine, adenine and thymine, commonly referred to as G, C, A and T, respectively. Now scientists have doubled this number of life's building blocks, creating for the first time a synthetic, eight-letter genetic language that seems to store and transcribe information just like natural DNA. In a study published on 22 February in Sc...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Benner, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla California, Steven Benner, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Floyd Romesberg, Alachua Florida


2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups Where seed and early-stage funding is growing, contracting or holding steady Over the past year, we’ve written a lot about the rise of supergiant venture capital funds. Ever since the rollout of the $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, established VCs have been outdoing each other to raise ever-bigger funds. But let’s not write the epita...
Tags: TC, Column, New York, California, China, Boston, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, Silicon Valley, Mary Meeker, Menlo Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Spark Capital



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