Crypto Exchange Coinbase Says It Made a Mistake Buying Italian Firm Linked to Notorious Hacking Team

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acknowledged it made a major mistake when it bought Italian blockchain analytics firm Neutrino, whose senior management staff included several members of infamous Italian firm Hacking Team—which has reportedly sold powerful hacking and surveillance tools to oppressive governments.Read more...
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Arizona Prosecutor Says Uber Not Criminally Liable In Fatal Self-Driving Crash

Uber is not criminally liable in a March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, in which one of the company's self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, prosecutors said on Tuesday. "The Yavapai County Attorney said in a letter made public that there was 'no basis for criminal liability' for Uber, but that the back-up driver, Rafaela Vasquez, should be referred to the Tempe police for additional investigation," reports Reuters. From the report: Vasquez, the Uber back-up driver, could face charges ...
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Erin Condren Monthly Planner

I have been a #plannerlover for a few years now and I have gone through many different brands and versions. I finally streamlined myself down to a main planner that really works for me where I have everything for my work and my family/home. Before I start, let me say that I use my Google calendar for appointments that need alerts and I block out time in hourly chunks when I really need to be reminded to do things from calling people to having time to work. Last July, I decided to try the new Er...
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Thailand elections: contender may be charged after sharing fake news

Deputy head of up-and-coming Future Forward party falls foul of new online content lawsThe deputy leader of an up-and-coming political party contesting Thailand’s general election has become the latest target of heavily restrictive online content laws after unwittingly sharing a false news article.A spokeswoman for the Future Forward party said on Tuesday that a representative of the ruling military junta had filed a police complaint accusing Pongsakorn Rodchompoo of violating the Computer Crime...
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FDA approves esketamine nasal spray, the first new major depression drug in more than 30 years

In one of the most significant milestones for depression treatment in decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved a new drug with esketamine, a derivative of ketamine. Made by Johnson & Johnson under the brand name Spravato, the drug is meant to be taken as a nasal spray in conjunction with an oral antidepressant and is targeted to patients who have not responded to other treatments. Spravato is the first major new depression treatment to be approved by...
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Papoose Drops “Fortune 500 Freestyle”

From Google and Apple all the way to McDonald's and KFC.
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China says new law will bar demands for technology handover

BEIJING (AP) — China says it will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share. Vice Chairman of the Cabinet’s economic planning agency Ning Jizhe told reporters on Wednesday that the provision will be contained in a foreign investment law. Accusations that China demands the disclosure of […]
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A Comprehensive Analysis of the New Domain Authority

Posted by rjonesx.Moz's Domain Authority is requested over 1,000,000,000 times per year, it's referenced millions of times on the web, and it has become a veritable household name among search engine optimizers for a variety of use cases, from determining the success of a link building campaign to qualifying domains for purchase. With the launch of Moz's entirely new, improved, and much larger link index, we recognized the opportunity to revisit Domain Authority with the same rigor as we did key...
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Google Maps Adding Photo Radar Warnings For Drivers In Canada

Google Maps is warning drivers in Canada as they approach some photo radar camera locations. "The feature, which is currently being rolled out by Google, allows users to see speed limits, speed cameras and mobile speed cameras on the map before they leave," reports HuffPost Canada. "It also gives a verbal warning -- an automated voice saying 'speed camera ahead' -- when drivers are near a fixed speed camera." From the report: Police in Calgary say the feature is useful to them. "The biggest thin...
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What It's Like To Smoke Salvia For Science

Slashdot reader and Motherboard writer dmoberhaus was the final participant in the world's first brain imaging study on salvinorin A, the psychoactive chemical in salvia divinorum. He wrote about what it's like to participate in a psychedelic drug trial, and why he volunteered to smoke the world's least favorite hallucinogen for science. Here's an excerpt from his report: I was first introduced to salvia when I was a freshman in high school, and by the time I graduated I had smoked it about a do...
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Level up Mac security, and say game over to malware? System alerts plus Apple game engine equals antivirus package

Wise Wardle waves wand, whacks wily worms which work without Windows RSA Infosec guru Patrick Wardle has found a novel way to attempt to detect and stop malware and vulnerability exploits on Macs – using Apple's own game engine.…
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Level up Mac security, and say game over to malware? System alerts plus Apple game engine equals infosec toolkit

Wise Wardle waves wand, whacks wily worms which work without Windows RSA Infosec guru Patrick Wardle has found a novel way to attempt to detect and stop malware and vulnerability exploits on Macs – using Apple's own game engine.…
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4 Lessons From a 4-Week Social Media Fast

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. —Thoreau February 4, 2019  Dinner was mostly cleared from the table, but there were still a few random dishes out, and stray crumbs on the floor from the kids. Cleanup was 90% done, and I was tackling that last 10% in a slow, unhurried manner. As I was at the sink, I heard a giggle or two from the kids, who were playing in the living room. Then those giggles gre...
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12 Best Android Phones of 2019 (New, Unlocked, and Cheap) (wired news)

Wonder what the absolute best Android phone is right now? We have the answer, and some alternatives, from Google Pixel to OnePlus to LG and more. [Author: Jeffrey Van Camp]
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Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018.Read more...
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Win BIG with ChatChit Giveaway (Over $25,000 in Prizes) 3/31 Multi13+

Enter the BIG ChatChit Giveaway for your chance to win an Apple prize package that includes an Apple MacBook, latest smartphone, Apple watch, Alexa home system and much more valued at over $12,000 To... Click to read more...
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This San Francisco startup gives employees five 'inner work days' a year to stay home and self-reflect

BetterUp— a San Francisco-based startup that connects professional coaches with those seeking career advice — has been giving their employees five days off to work on themselves. Dubbed "inner work days," these five days a year are meant to give employees dedicated time for self-reflection.  "Most of the work we do in our life is outside of us," BetterUp co-founder and CEO Alexi Robichaux told Business Insider. "But part of being a professional, especially in the creative economy, is like, we ...
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fujiwaradivebar: Just got a baffling survey from Google rewards

fujiwaradivebar: Just got a baffling survey from Google rewards
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FBI Director Christopher Wray On Encryption: We Can't Have an 'Entirely Unfettered Space Beyond the Reach of Law Enforcement'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Encryption should have limits. That's the message FBI Director Christopher Wray had for cybersecurity experts Tuesday. The technology that scrambles up information so only intended recipients can read it is useful, he said, but it shouldn't provide a playground for criminals where law enforcement can't reach them. "It can't be a sustainable end state for there to be an entirely unfettered space that's utterly beyond law enforcement for criminals to ...
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Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Browser Looks Just Like Chrome

Last December, Microsoft announced that it has embraced Google's Chromium open source project for Edge development on the desktop, a move that shocked many. We now have some leaked screenshots of the browser in its current state, and they appear to show a browser resembling Google Chrome. Neowin reports: A lot of the design language and icons have remained similar to what they were like before, but there are definitely many changes that will be familiar to Chrome users. For one, the options to s...
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Pacific Northwest Relying On Nuclear Energy During Cold Snap

Slashdot reader Lije Baley writes: As the unusually long cold snap in the Pacific Northwest has both increased electric demand while decreasing snow melt and stream flows needed for hydroelectric generation, local power companies are asking their customers to conserve energy. Meanwhile, the region's last remaining nuclear plant has been a critical low-carbon resource for keeping the lights and heat on, as Forbes reports. "As reported by Annette Cary of the Tri-City Herald, the Bonneville Power A...
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Google Introduces Shoppable Ads on Google Images by @MattGSouthern

Google is introducing a new way for retailers to promote products in image search with shoppable ads.The post appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Paid Search

Minnie Ingersoll, co-founder of the fast-growing car marketplace Shift, just became a VC in LA

Minnie Ingersoll has already had an enviable career. After 12 years at Google, working as product manager and later principal with, she co-founded the venture-backed online car marketplace Shift in 2013, then she left to join the nonprofit Code for America, where she learned entirely new skills, including managing finance and marketing and recruiting. Now, Ingersoll is taking her skills, know-how and network and putting them to work at the eight-year-old, L.A.-based seed-stage firm...
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Google Is Bringing Shoppable Ads to Images Results

Taking a page out of other companies' playbooks, Google is bringing shoppable ads to search results on Google Images. Similar to such ads on Pinterest and Instagram, Google's ads will let retailers tag several products on an ad. When users hover over them, they'll see the price and brand. Google is also debuting "showcase shopping...
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Startup Law A to Z: Customer Contracts

Your startup needs customers to survive. If and when you make sales or generate installs, you are wading into the fast moving stream of commerce and exposing yourself to risk. Well-drafted customer contracts limit your liability and create legally enforceable rights to get paid for your work. In fact, contracts are actually dispute prevention mechanisms, forcing parties on either side to clearly define what is supposed to happen in advance, aligning expectations and increasing the likelihood tha...
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Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs Apple iPhone XS Max: Which is best?

Can Samsung's latest large phone topple Apple's mega-mobile?
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Why Data Is Overrated (It’s Not What You Think) (Thinks Out Loud Episode 240)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Why Data Is Overrated (It’s Not What You Think) (Thinks Out Loud Episode 240) – Headlines and Show Notes Everyone talks about how important data is for marketing today. And it is. But data is overrated for a very important reason too. The latest episode of Thinks Out Loud explains why data is overrated … and why that matters for your business. How Much Data Do We Create Every Day? The Mind-Blowing Stats Everyone Should R...
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Facebook Is Introducing a New 'Tributes' Section For Memorialized Accounts

Facebook is rolling out a new "Tributes" section for memorialized accounts that will allow people to leave messages that are 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," reports TechCrunch. "If a memorialized account has a Tributes section, however, posts made after the day it was memorialized (which prevents anyone ...
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VR hi-tech leads the people from the portable era to the AR era

VR hi-tech leads the people from the portable era to the AR era. Here is discussed the peculiarities of VR generating and formation. Some areas require transformations and innovations. Sponsoring VR and AR advancement is constantly accomplished. The inventive firms sold million VR appliances for the clients to immerse the unreal universe. The principal aim for the VR improvement is to create games and means of amusement. Another part of VR is to form and exceed the trade structure. VR output sho...
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Arizona prosecutor says Uber not criminally liable in crash

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona prosecutor has determined Uber is not criminally liable in a deadly crash last year involving a self-driving vehicle in a Phoenix suburb. The prosecutor said an investigation found that a video of the collision does not accurately depict the events that occurred. The case was referred back to the […]
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