Facebook prohibits foreign-funded ads for Indonesia election

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Facebook says it will not allow election advertisements for Indonesia’s upcoming presidential election that are purchased from outside the country. The announcement on Facebook’s website says the restriction took effect Monday morning and is part of “safeguarding election integrity on our platform.” Facebook has been criticized for allowing foreign interests to […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, Indonesia, Nation, Jakarta, Indonesia AP

Gender discrim shock: Google ran the numbers, recalculated pay, and yup, raises for the fellas

According to this algorithm, newbie softeng blokes were underpaid – whew, fancy that Although Google has been repeatedly accused of unfairly paying men much more than women, during its latest salary review the Silicon Valley giant found instead thousands of fellas were being underpaid.…
Tags: Google, Software, Silicon Valley

Welding Glass To Metal Is Now Possible Using An Ultrafast Laser System, Researchers Report

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have welded glass and metal together using an ultrafast laser system, in a breakthrough for the manufacturing industry. Various optical materials such as quartz, borosilicate glass and even sapphire were all successfully welded to metals like aluminum, titanium and stainless steel using the Heriot-Watt laser system, which provides very short, picosecond pulses of infrared light in tracks along the materials...
Tags: Tech, Duncan, Heriot Watt University, Heriot Watt, EPSRC Center for Innovative Manufacturing

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro First Impressions

A few days back, Xiaomi literally shocked the Indian smartphone market, if not the entire world with its pricing for Redmi Note 7 Pro. While some portray this move as desperation to capture the market, we disagree to it wholeheartedly, considering their sales history. Smartphone market have come a longway! Having said that Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone, the company’s latest mid-range at a starting price of Rs. 13,999. Following the sequence of launch in the recent past, one c...
Tags: India, Blogging, Previews, Xiaomi, Samsung Galaxy, Redmi, Redmi Note 7 Pro

Xiaomi Mi Max and Mi Max Prime will not get MIUI 11 as the company terminates software support

At the MIUI 9 Global launch, Xiaomi highlighted the fact that even 5-year-old phones including Mi 2/2S will be supported for MIUI 9 Global Stable update but lately things are changing, probably due to many devices launched in past couple of years. A few months ago, the company announced that it has decided to drop MIUI development for few devices including Mi 5, Mi 4, Mi 4S, Mi 4C and Redmi Note 3 Pro (called Redmi Note 3 in India), now as per a post on MIUI Forum, Xiaomi has decided to suspe...
Tags: News, China, India, Global, Blogging, Xiaomi, MIUI, Xiaomi Max, Mi Max, Xiaomi Mi Max, MIUI Forum, Mi Max Prime, Mi Max MIUI 11, Mi Max Prime MIUI 11, Xiaomi Mi Max MIUI 11, Xiaomi Mi Max Prime MIUI 11

500 Startups Japan becomes Coral Capital with a new $45M fund

The 500 Startups Japan crew is going independent. The VC firm announced a $30 million fund in 2015, and now the follow up is a new $45 million fund called Coral Capital. Helmed by James Riney and Yohei Sawayama, just like 500 Startups Japan, Coral will essentially continue the work the U.S. firm  made in Japan, where it made more than 40 investments including Kakehashi , satellite startup Infostellar , SmartHR and Pocket Concierge, which was acquired by American Express . “Coral provide...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Business, Japan, Entrepreneurship, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Economy, United States, Venture Capital, Coral, Founder, Dave Mcclure, Startup Ecosystem

Google recalculated its wages, and yup, raises for underpaid fellas. So can you forget those gender discrim claims?

See, we're totally not screwing over women, insists ad giant Although Google has been repeatedly accused of unfairly paying men much more than women, during its latest salary review it instead found, surprise, surprise, actually a load of fellas were underpaid.…
Tags: Google, Software

With New Cash, iUNU to Help More Greenhouses Monitor, Manage Plants

People in the Pacific Northwest who grow plants in greenhouses and nurseries face good odds of turning a profit on their 2019 harvests, according to Spokane, WA-based Northwest Farm Credit Services, which supports farmers, ranchers, and other agribusiness in the region.This positive outlook comes thanks to steady demand for crops, a strong U.S. economy, and a booming housing market, and the trend could even compel some greenhouse operators to invest in new equipment and technology. One startup ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Agriculture, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Farms, Agtech, Greenhouse, Spokane WA, National blog main, Seattle blog main, Seattle top stories

Report: The NSA's Domestic Metadata Collection System Is Not Being Used and May Be Discontinued

The National Security Agency has “quietly shut down” the mass surveillance program it implemented after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to analyze metadata on domestic calls and text messages, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing an episode of the Lawfare podcast with “senior Republican congressional…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nsa, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Terrorism, New York Times, Espionage, National Security Agency, Patriot Act, Mass Surveillance, Metadata

Facebook is introducing a new “Tributes” section for memorialized accounts

Facebook is rolling out a new feature for memorialized accounts that will allow people to leave messages in a Tributes section that is separate from the rest of the profile’s timeline. Depending on a memorialized account’s privacy settings, friends can currently still post on its timeline, including in the comments of posts the person made before they died. If a memorialized account has a Tributes section, however, posts made after the day it was memorialized (which prevents anyone else from ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Death, Social Media, Tech

Maryland Democrat Party Official and Lawyer Calls for Doxing ‘Terrorist’ Gun Owners

By calling for doxing them, Robbie Leonard shows us who the real homegrown terrorist is. (Graphic obtained from Delegate Robin Grammer's Facebook page) U.S.A. – -( “Maryland ‘Gun Bill Day’ Turns Ugly – State Dem Secretary Threatens to ‘Dox’ Protesters,” a Monday story in the Washco Chronicle reports. “Many of those testifying arrived in shirts stating that they “will not comply” with new gun control laws. This took a turn for the worst when the Maryland Democratic Party secretar...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Maryland, Guns, Virginia, Fbi, Resistance, Democrat, District Of Columbia, Rosa Parks, Henry David Thoreau, Alexander Hamilton, Democrat Party, Lexington, Leonard

It looks like Amazon stopped promoting an anti-vaccine movie 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, DVDs of those movies remain available for purchase on Amazon — with one, "Man Made Epidemic," listed as "Amazon's Choice" at...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Washington, Trends, Amazon Prime, World Health Organization, MacBook Air, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Adam Schiff, Clark County, Schiff, Amazon Choice, Facebook Afterwards YouTube

March 1st Google Update: The Mysterious Case of the 19-Result SERPs

Posted by Dr-PeteLate last week (Feb 28 - Mar 1), we saw a sizable two-day spike in Google rankings flux, as measured by MozCast. Temperatures on Friday reached 108°F. The original temperature on Thursday was 105°F, but that was corrected down to 99°F (more on that later). Digging in on Friday (March 1st), we saw a number of metrics shift, but most notably was a spike in page-one Google SERPs with more than 10 organic results. Across the 10,000 keywords in MozCast, here's what we observed at ...
Tags: Google, US, Seo, New York Times, Macy, Pete, Mozcast, Dr-Pete, PeteLate, MozCast Temperatures

Google's Project Zero Team Releases Details on 'High-Severity' macOS Bug

Google’s bug-zapping Project Zero team has uncovered what it said was a “high-severity” flaw in the macOS kernel, Wired reported on Monday, and revealed the details on March 1 following the expiration of a 90-day period for Apple to patch the exploit.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Science, Technology, Privacy, Bugs, Cybersecurity, Project Zero, macOS

Alphabet's Security Start-Up Wants To Offer History Lessons

Chronicle, a security start-up owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, plans on sharing what it learned from a cyberattack against Google nearly ten years ago. The hack was conducted by the Chinese military and was "one of the most starting cyberattacks on an American company by government-affiliated agents," reports The New York Times. The lessons it learned from that incident will be brought to other companies through a widely anticipated new product called Backstory. From the report: The ...
Tags: Google, Tech, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, National Security Agency, Alphabet, Stephen Gillett, Don, Aurora, Google Project Zero, Chronicle, Operation Aurora, Google Chronicle, Mike Wiacek

China’s YY eyes overseas live streaming with $1.45B Bigo buyout

One of China’s top live streaming companies YY bought a stake and obtained the right to purchase a majority share in Bigo last June, and now the other shoe has dropped after YY fully acquired the Singapore-based startup behind live streaming app Bigo Live and short-video service Like. That’s according to an announcement YY made on Monday, which disclosed it has bought out the remaining 68.3 percent of all the issued and outstanding shares of Bigo for a price tag of about $1.45 billion. Bigo’s co...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Entertainment, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Paraguay, Tencent, WeChat, Angola, Cambodia, App-store, Vietnam, Live Streaming, Yy

Alphabet snoop: If you're OK with Google-spawned Chronicle, hold on, hold on, dipping into your intranet traffic, wait, wait

No, no, it's not an April Fools. Backstory wants to sniff your packets for hackers RSA Google-spawned security outfit Chronicle this week unveiled a service that analyzes telemetry data from customers' networks to detect cyber-attacks lurking among the rivers of packets.…
Tags: Google, Software, Chronicle, RSA Google

Need a new tablet? Here are the best iPad deals for March 2019

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for March 2018. The post Need a new tablet? Here are the best iPad deals for March 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends

Democrats Will Introduce Bill To Bring Back Net Neutrality

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Monday that Democrats will introduce a net neutrality bill to replace the open internet rules that were repealed in 2017. In a letter to her Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said a bill called the "Save the Internet Act" will be unveiled Wednesday and will be introduced in the Senate as well. The text of the legislation has not been released, and it's unclear what will be included in the bill. Democrats hav...
Tags: Senate, Tech, Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Calif, Pelosi, Federal Communications Commission FCC

Linux 5.0 “Shy Crocodile” Arrives With Google’s Adiantum Encryption

Robert McGillivray Linus Torvalds just released version 5.0 of the Linux kernel, codenamed “Shy Crocodile”. Linux 5.0 includes Google’s new encryption tech as well as support for AMD FreeSync, Raspberry Pi touch screens, and more goodies. Linux 5.0 arrived on March 3, 2019. As Linus explained back in January on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML,) this isn’t really a huge release: The numbering change is not indicative of anything special. If you want to have an official reason, it’s that ...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Raspberry Pi, Asus, Nvidia, Linux, Amd, Lenovo, Linus, AMD Radeon, Robert McGillivray Linus Torvalds, Crocodile Linux, Linux Kernel Mailing List LKML, OMG Ubuntu, Adiantum Google

120 Data Brokers Just Registered In Vermont Under a Landmark Law

tedlistens writes: Vermont's newly enacted data broker law is the only law of its kind in the U.S. so far, and it's forced any company collecting data on its citizens to register with the state. Fast Company wrote about the limitations of the law and compiled a list of the companies, what they do, and tips for opting-out if possible. The Vermont law only covers third-party data firms -- those trafficking in the data of people with whom they have no relationship -- as opposed to "first-party" d...
Tags: Google, Tech, Vermont, Amazon Facebook, TransUnion, Equifax Experian, Acxiom Oracle, state Fast Company, Spokeo ZoomInfo White Pages PeopleSmart Intelius

Apple, PC, HD, DM: No, we’re talking about health care

I was in the hospital when I heard the word “apple.”  Without hesitating, I reached into my pocket to see if I had my phone.  But the person speaking was referring to the fruit, not the product.  This got me thinking: “Has technology and our products now become more important than our health?” Technology surrounds […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Diabetes, Mobile Health, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA

Precursor Ventures just raised a second fund to zero in on pre-seed-stage startups

Precursor Ventures, a 3.5-year-old, seed-stage investment firm in San Francisco, just closed its second fund with $31 million in capital commitments, roughly double what it raised for its debut effort in 2017. Somewhat amazingly, it has 75 portfolio companies to show from that first fund, and many more that it has been quietly funding with the second. Not only does it show how far smaller pools of capital can go, but Precursor is run by a single general partner, longtime VC Charles Hudson, forme...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Phil Libin, Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures, Hunter Walk, The Athletic, Carrot Fertility, Juniper Square, Sydney Thomson, Ayanna Kerrison, Hudson More, Uncork Juniper Square

Verify: Investigation slams government ID scheme

Only a third of universal credit claimants who use Gov.UK Verify have been able to authenticate their identity.
Tags: UK, Tech

VW’s futuristic all-electric dune buggy embraces its 1960s’ roots

Volkswagen has added another member to its ever-expanding I.D. line of concept electric vehicles that’s meant to showcase the automaker’s electric future. This time it’s the I.D. Buggy, an all-electric dune buggy with some 1960s California subculture flair. The I.D. Buggy, which made its global debut Monday at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, is meant to show the versatility of the automaker’s modular electric drive toolkit chassis, or MEB. The MEB, which was introduced in 2016, is a fl...
Tags: Transportation, California, China, Germany, Cars, Tech, Automotive, United States, Vw, Tennessee, Transport, Volkswagen, EVs, Chattanooga, Hanover, North American International Auto Show

UK among countries with priciest mobile data plans in Europe

Ranking of 230 countries placed UK 136th, with India as cheapest countryThe UK is one of the priciest countries in Europe for mobile phone data, with Britons typically paying almost six times more than their counterparts in Finland, according to a new study.Some may also be surprised to see that the top 10 cheapest countries in the world include the likes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Sudan. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Technology, India, UK News, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, Finland, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo Rwanda

Google asked about pay equity and learned it was mostly underpaying men

When Google reviewed its own pay structure recently, it yielded an unexpected result: It was underpaying more men than women for doing similar work, the company revealed in a blog post published Monday.The annual analysis comes... [Author: [email protected]]
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DPTH simulates fake bokeh and depth of field effects with any phone

While the fake depth of field look on smartphones might not be everybody’s cup of tea, they’re definitely very popular. And while they’ve improved in quality and believability a lot over the last few years, they’re still not quite as good as you can get with a real large sensor camera like a DSLR or […] The post DPTH simulates fake bokeh and depth of field effects with any phone appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Ios, Android, Photography, News, Dslr, Bokeh, Smartphone Photography, Fake Bokeh, DPTH

Netflix defends its impact on the movie business ahead of Oscars debate

Netflix did pretty well at this year’s Academy Awards, but it’s also facing pushback from some big names in the movie business. “Roma” took home more high-profile Oscars (Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography) than any Netflix or streaming original before it. But it lost out to “Green Book” for Best Picture, a race where its association with Netflix may have hurt its chances — though it faced other obstacles, like the fact that the Academy has never given Best Pict...
Tags: TC, Hollywood, Media, Tech, Netflix, Oscars, Cannes film festival, Academy Awards, Academy, Roma, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Variety, Buster Scruggs, Sean T Collins

Microsoft To Offer Band Refunds, Announces End of Apps and Services

Microsoft is officially killing off its Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Dashboard apps and services on May 31st. "The software giant already discontinued its wrist-worn Band fitness tracker more than two years ago, but the company has kept the Band apps running to support existing users," reports The Verge. "That will now change on May 31st, with the backend services ending and the apps being removed from the Microsoft Store, Google Play, and Apple's App Store." From the report: Existing Ban...
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