German data privacy commissioner says Article 13 inevitably leads to filters, which inevitably lead to internet "oligopoly"

German Data Privacy Commissioner Ulrich Kelber is also a computer scientist, which makes him uniquely qualified to comment on the potential consequences of the proposed new EU Copyright Directive. The Directive will be voted on at the end of this month, and its Article 13 requires that online communities, platforms, and services prevent their users from committing copyright infringement, rather than ensuring that infringing materials are speedily removed. In a new official statement on the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Post, News, Germany, US, America, Eu, Big Tech, EUCD, Monopolism, Kelber, Article 13, Ulrich Kelber

France Considers Raising Taxes on Internet Giants

France's Finance Minister has drafted a new law to tax internet giants, reports Reuters: A three percent tax on the French revenue of large internet companies could yield 500 million euros [$568 million U.S. dollars or £429 million] per year, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday. Le Maire told Le Parisien newspaper the tax is aimed at companies with worldwide digital revenue of at least 750 million and French revenue of more than 25 million euros. He said the tax would target ...
Tags: France, Tech, Reuters, Le Parisien, Google Amazon Facebook, Bruno Le Maire, Criteo, Le Maire, Internet Giants, GAFA, Uber Airbnb Booking

Comment on crispy rice and egg bowl with ginger-scallion vinaigrette by Angela

I looked up the substitution for grapeseed oil and Google suggested canola- – I thought it was great. It suggested avocado oil as well- next time. :) I didn’t notice any smokiness. I think it depends on your stove and maybe what burner you put it on. Who needs to go to the store when you can substitute with whatever is in the cupboard!
Tags: Google, Food, Angela

Choose Your Representatives On the Open Source Initiative Board

Bruce Perens writes: The Open Source Initiative is holding an election for 6 board seats. We shouldn't have an election without a policy debate! Even if you aren't an OSI member, you can (and should) ask questions of the candidates. To do so, go to the election site, register on the wiki, and then enter questions at the bottom of each candidate's statement. The XWiki syntax is here. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Tech, Bruce Perens, OSI

Researchers obtain a command server used by North Korean hacker group

In a rare move, government officials have handed security researchers a seized server believed to be used by North Korean hackers to launch dozens of targeted attacks last year. Known as Operation Sharpshooter, the server was used to deliver a malware campaign targeting governments, telecoms, and defense contractors — first uncovered in December. The hackers sent malicious Word document by email that would when opened run macro-code to download a second-stage implant, dubbed Rising Sun, which th...
Tags: Europe, North Korea, Tech, Php, Sony, Namibia, TechCrunch, McAfee, Lazarus Group, Raj Samani, Christiaan Beek, Operation Sharpshooter

Robocall Hell, Divination Bot Returns, and a Fake MD: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The winds of time blow strangely here, in our unfortunate state of internet-enabled perpetual present, but how the heck is it already March? This is not a rhetorical question. If you could explain this to me, that would be great.Read more...
Tags: Google, Comics, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Dogs, Environment, Tech, IPOs, Mental Health, Genetics, US military, Volcanoes, Invasive Species, Pharmaceuticals, Biodiversity

Elon Musk Tweets New Details About Tesla's Model Y Electric SUV

"For anyone who thought that there was too much Tesla news this weekend, I've got some bad news for you," writes long-time Slashdot reader Rei, sharing new information gleaned from a series of tweets. "Elon Musk just announced the unveiling of the Model Y SUV on March 14th at Tesla's LA Design Studio." A surprising number of details were revealed, including non-falcon doors, a similar appearance to the Model 3, and pricing about 10% more than a Model 3, with slightly lower range, due to the...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Rei, LA Design Studio, Tesla Truck Musk

Turkey: Competition Rules Hit Google Hard In Turkey - BASEAK

Google was hit by another strike following the European Commission's €4.3 billion record fine.
Tags: Google, News, Turkey, European Commission

Microsoft builds a bot to match patients to clinical trials

Patients, sometimes desperately sick, find it hard to comb through the roughly 50,000 clinical trials worldwide and their arcane and lengthy criteria. That’s where the the Clinical Trials Bot can help.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Microsoft

Tim Cook To Investors: Apple is Working on Future Products That Will 'Blow You Away' (slashdot)

Speaking to investors on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he has "never been more optimistic" about where the company is today and where it's heading. He said the company is "planting seeds" and "rolling the dice" on future products that will just "blow you away." A story adds: Cook went on to say that Apple's eventual goal is to be able reduce the price of the 2018 Retina MacBook Air, which currently starts at $1,200. In reference to the Apple Watch and the AirPods, Cook said there's a "long, gr...
Tags: Apple, Cook, News, Tim Cook, Msmash

Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be revealed at its LA design studio on March 14

Tesla will pull back the curtains and unveil its Model Y crossover vehicle at an event in Los Angeles on March 14th, according to a tweet from chief executive Elon Musk. Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019 It’s the fifth new car design to come from Tesla’s shop since the company was founded in 2003. Musk has been teasing the car’s release since 2015, and in a January letter to shareholders said that high volume production would ...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, California, La, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Nevada, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Gigafactory, FREMONT

Is The Attention Economy Dying?

"The attention economy is dying, and it's not pretty," argues the Verge, adding "there is only so much time in the day to pay attention to things, and we as a society have reached the limit..." "The base assumption that the whole edifice is built on is becoming unstable, because what happens when society's attention is entirely monopolized? A recent report put out by the media and technology research firm Midia underscores that point: "[E]ngagement has declined throughout the sector, suggesti...
Tags: Tech, Netflix, Karol Severin, Fortnite, Midia, HBO That Netflix

What physicians can learn from anthropologists

Since the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, it has been said that health tech would dramatically revolutionize health care and the patient experience. Advocates have claimed time and time again that it would advance disease diagnosis capabilities, improve patient outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction. Belief […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Tech, Health Information Technology for Economic, Health IT, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA

Huawei: Meng Wanzhou sues Canadian government over arrest

Chinese CFO claims she was detained and interrogated before being told she was under arrestMeng Wanzhou, the chief financial officers of Chinese tech giant Huawei, is suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the national police force over her high-profile detention, saying they detained, searched and interrogated her before telling her she was under arrest.Lawyers for Meng said on Sunday they had filed a notice of civil claim in the British Columbia supreme court. Canada arrested Me...
Tags: Technology, China, Americas, US, World news, Iran, Canada, Asia Pacific, Vancouver, Huawei, British Columbia, Meng, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou

Voi Technology, the European e-scooter rentals startup, raises an additional $30M

Well, that didn’t take long. Just three months after raising $50 million in Series A funding, e-scooter rentals startup Voi Technology has added another $30 million to its balance sheet. The new round sees existing investors Vostok New Ventures, Balderton Capital, LocalGlobe and Raine Ventures participate again, alongside new investors Project A and Creandum. The inclusion of Project A won’t be entirely new news to close readers of TechCrunch. Based on my own sources, I reported that the Berlin-...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, France, Berlin, Tech, Paris, Bird, Silicon Valley, Copenhagen, Madrid, Stockholm, Accel, Atomico, Helsinki

More People Bought Physical CDs and Vinyl Than Songs on iTunes Last Year

An anonymous reader quotes BGR: Sales from individual song downloads have unsurprisingly been falling with no end in sight, thanks to the convenience of streaming options like Spotify and Apple Music. A new report, though, makes clear just how few people there are these days who will buy individual digital songs -- there are so few of them, in fact, that they were outnumbered in 2018 by people who went old-school and bought actual compact discs and vinyl records. According to the Recording Ind...
Tags: Spotify, Tech, Riaa, Recording Industry Association of America, Spotify Apple Music Amazon Music

Researcher Who Found macOS Keychain Exploit Shares Details With Apple, Despite No Bounty

After a Germany-based security researcher last month claimed to have identified a macOS security workaround to access passwords and user information stored in Keychain, he says he’s reversed his position on sharing that information with Apple, 9to5Mac reported Wednesday.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Germany, Mac OS, Exploits, Bug Bounty

Trader Joe’s Most Searched for Private Brands

Trader Joe’s is more than just a grocery store – it’s an experience that its loyal customers delight in. Shoppers often read their newsletter, the Fearless Flyer, to learn about their newest private brand product offerings. For the past ten years, Trader Joe’s has released their Customer Choice awards, a report that details which private brand products are most popular based on sales. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management Developer WorkWise took a look at what p...
Tags: Google, New York, Featured, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Grocery, Google Trends, Branding, Joe, Trader Joe's, Midwest, Northeast, Kringle, Customer Choice, Enterprise Resource Planning ERP, Kung Pao Chicken

Transportation Weekly: Polestar CEO speaks, Tesla terminology, and a tribute

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fourth edition of our newsletter, a weekly jaunt into the wonderful world of transportation and how we (and our packages) move. This week we chat with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, dig into Lyft’s S-1, take note of an emerging trend in AV development, and check out an experiment with paving. Oh, and how could we forget Tesla. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transp...
Tags: Google, Android, Transportation, Lyft, New York, China, India, Cars, Toronto, Tech, Tesla, Car, Austin, Netflix, Canada, Automotive

The Washington Post Decries 'Toxicity' in Videogames

This week the Washington Post shared the story of 20-year-old Sam Haberern, who was playing Call of Duty on his Xbox when the other players "started asking him whether he had ever testified in court or murdered anyone." "They said they were from Maryland and that they were going to come and kill me," he said. By then it was 3 a.m., and Haberern decided to quit. One of the gamers in the party then sent him a message via Xbox Live. It contained his home address. Next his house phone rang, then his...
Tags: Maryland, Microsoft, Washington Post, Tech, Fbi, Reddit, Sam Haberern, Haberern

Missing Out On Deep Sleep Causes Alzheimer's Plaques to Build Up

"Deep, non-REM sleep helps people's brains to wash away toxic proteins and waste, a new study found, reinforcing the link between sleep deprivation, aging and Alzheimer's disease," reports U.S. News & World Report. Or, as Discover magazine puts it, "Getting enough deep sleep might be the key to preventing dementia." The discovery reinforces how critical quality sleep is for brain health and suggests sleep therapies might curb the advance of memory-robbing ailments, like Alzheimer's disease... ...
Tags: New York, Tech, University of Rochester Medical Center, Maiken Nedergaard

Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos-backed fund invests in a global geothermal energy project developer

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the investment firm financed by billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Jack Ma that invests in companies developing technologies to decarbonize society, is investing $12.5 million in a geothermal project development company called Baseload Capital. Baseload Capital is a project investment firm that provides capital to develop geothermal energy power plants using technology developed by its Swedish parent company, Climeon. Like the spinoff from Google’s parent...
Tags: Google, Energy, TC, Japan, Tech, Spokesperson, United States, Bill Gates, Electricity, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Geothermal Energy, Steel, Alphabet, Carmichael Roberts, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Technology Solution for Booking Your Travel Experience: What Would Be Ideal For You?

You read the weblogs, use search engines, and scour frequent flier community forums in order to find the best deals on airfares, lodging, rental car rates, cruises, dining, entertainment, activities and visiting sites. You eventually score with a good airfare — say, $468.23 total airfare round trip in Basic Economy between Atlanta and Helsinki when departing on Sunday, March 24, 2019 and returning on Thursday, March 28, 2019 via British Airways as one of many examples... ...but you still have yo...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Atlanta, British Airways, Helsinki

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With ISS, Without Use of Robotic Arm

A day after its launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX’s uncrewed Crew Dragon spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station, CNN reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Technology, Nasa, International Space Station, Falcon 9, Iss, Spaceflight, Falcon, Commercial Crew Program, Crew Dragon, International Space Station CNN

40% of Malicious URLs Were Found on Good Domains

Help Net Security shared an interesting statistic from the 2019 Webroot Threat Report. 40 percent of malicious URLs were found on good domains. Legitimate websites are frequently compromised to host malicious content. To protect users, cybersecurity solutions need URL-level visibility or, when unavailable, domain-level metrics, that accurately represent the dangers. The report also found that while Google was the single most impersonated brand in phishing, 77% of all phishing attacks impersona...
Tags: Google, Tech, WebRoot

Does Listening to Music Have a Negative Impact on Creativity?

AmiMoJo quotes the health and science editor of Slashgear: A new study has found that listening to music may have a negative impact on creativity. This is contrary to the popular idea that music and creativity often go hand in hand. According to the researchers, the negative impact was found even in cases where the music had a positive impact on mood and was liked by the person listening to it. However, background noise didn't have the same effect... Unlike music, the noise in a library provide...
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How Technology Can Make Builders More Relevant Now

How Technology Can Make Builders More Relevant NowTo stay relevant in the changing landscape, builders must embrace technology. Here’s a closer look at the threats, opportunities and obligations of PropTech.The evolution of home ownership is happening. The question is, are builders ready to show up and compete in the changing landscape?A lot of high-level trends are being incorporated in builder communities, which isn’t a new occurrence. However, the technology piece benefiting the consumer and ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Wisdom, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Netflix, Gm, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Alex Rampell, Barnes, Austin TX, Real-estate, Austin Startups

Google Duo audio calling reportedly arriving soon to Google Home speakers

Get ready for Google Duo audio calls on Google Home smart speakers. The Google Home Hub lacks a camera but supports incoming video calls with audio-only out and now it seems Google Home smart speakers will soon support audio-only Duo calls. The post Google Duo audio calling reportedly arriving soon to Google Home speakers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Smart Home, Google Home, Google Duo, Google Home Hub, Google Home Duo audio calls

Original Content podcast: We dance with the emo heroes of Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’

Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy” opens in 1989, with 43 women across the world giving unexpected, simultaneous birth. Fast forward 30 years, and seven of those (mostly) super-powered children were adopted by a wealthy benefactor, formed a crimefighting team called The Umbrella Academy, experienced tragedy and went their separate ways. On the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, we’re joined by our original co-host Darrell Etherington to review the show. The description above only scrat...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Ellen Page, Tiffany, Vanya, Darrell Etherington, Gerard Way, Umbrella Academy, Gabriel Bá, Original Content Podcast

How to back up your Mac

Don't want to lose your data, but don't trust the cloud? Backing up your Mac is easy, but you will need to make sure that your external hard drive is properly prepared. Here is how to backup a Mac to an external hard drive. The post How to back up your Mac appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Trends, How-to, Computing, External hard drive, Don, backup Mac, How To Backup On Hard Drive, Mac hard drive, save Mac data

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