Who Developed Secure Sockets Layer?

When the first book was sold online in 1995, few realized how much the internet would change over the course ... Read more Who Developed Secure Sockets Layer? The post Who Developed Secure Sockets Layer? appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
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Police Use Family-Tracking App on Son's Phone to Show His Dad Was Near Huge Blaze at Ex-Employer

Authorities linked a man to a factory arson that destroyed “well over a million” dollars in property last month by convincing his son to give them access to an app that would allow them to view the suspect’s movements, Forbes reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Location, Forbes, Life360, Family Tracker

The FTC's focus on 'small' acquisitions by tech companies is the first shot in a big new battle (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, AMZN, FB)

The Federal Trade Commission's move to probe past acquisitions by the big tech firms is one more regulatory worry for those companies. The agency plans to study the "hundreds" of deals the companies have made over the last 10 years that the companies hadn't previously had to report to it. There's growing concern inside and outside the agency that the companies have used such deals to quash nascent competitors. As a result of the study, the FTC could force the companies to unwind some of their ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Congress, US, Trends, European Union, Commission, Silicon Valley, Harry, University Of California Berkeley, Doj, Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission

By 2050, the US Will Lose $83 Billion a Year Because of All the Nature We've Destroyed

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: The world economy depends on nature, from coral reefs that protect coastal cities from flooding to insects that pollinate crops. But by the middle of the century, the loss of key "ecosystem services" could cost the world $479 billion each year. The U.S. will lose more than any other country, with an $83 billion loss to the GDP per year by 2050. That's a conservative estimate. The projection comes from a report, called Global Futures, from Wo...
Tags: US, Tech, Mozambique, Madagascar, Togo Vietnam

Branding 4.0 For The 4th Industrial Revolution

In August 2019, 181 of the most powerful CEOs in the world, representing corporate giants such as JP Morgan Chase, Amazon, and Apple, made an extraordinary commitment. This commitment is so revolutionary that fully executed it will impact every facet of corporate America, from finance to governance, legal to investments, and performance to ownership. It will impact regulation, reputation, and relationships. And it will impact you. The Commitment These 181 CEOs committed to lead their compani...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Microsoft, Nokia, US, America, Unilever, Davos, United States, New York Times, Bill Gates, Patagonia, Airbnb, Deloitte, Gates

Financing for social impact and climate businesses gets a billion dollar boost with new KKR fund

KKR, the multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy investment firm, has closed on over $1.3 billion for companies focused on social and environmental challenges. KKR Global Impact says its fund will focus on identifying and investing in companies worldwide where preformance and social impact are intrinsically aligned. Specifically, the fund will invest in companies in the lower middle market that contribute toward progress along the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. “The UN SDGS were ...
Tags: TC, Finance, White House, America, Tech, United Nations, The Guardian, Un, Republican Party, George W. Bush, KKR, Director, Sierra Club, Federal Government, Head, Bush

AI Shortcuts Speed Up Science Simulations By Billions of Times

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Modeling immensely complex natural phenomena such as how subatomic particles interact or how atmospheric haze affects climate can take thousands of hours on even the fastest supercomputers. Emulators, algorithms that quickly approximate these detailed simulations, offer a shortcut. Now, work posted online shows how artificial intelligence can produce accurate emulators that can accelerate simulations across all of science by billions of times. ...
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Google Cloud is preparing to close its $2.4 billion acquisition of data analytics company Looker, and CEO Thomas Kurian says it will make more acquisitions 'when the time is right' (GOOG, GOOGL)

In the past year, Google Cloud has announced it will acquire the data analytics company Looker, as well as smaller companies like Alooma, Elastifile, and CloudSimple.  At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said that acquisitions are a way for the company to expand its reach. Kurian also said that Google Cloud is not dependent on acquisitions to grow, but it will make acquisitions "appropriately when the time is right." Visit Business...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Vmware, Alphabet, Looker, Elastifile, Chronicle, Microsoft Amazon, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Google Cloud, Kurian, Thomas Kurian, Alooma Elastifile

People Born Blind Are Mysteriously Protected From Schizophrenia

Motherboard reports on the possible explanations for why people born blind are protected from schizophrenia: Over the past 60-some years, scientists around the world have been writing about this mystery. They've analyzed past studies, combed the wards of psychiatric hospitals, and looked through agencies that treat blind people, trying to find a case. As time goes on, larger data sets have emerged: In 2018, a study led by a researcher named Vera Morgan at the University of Western Australia look...
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Google Ads Makes it Easier to Review a Campaign’s Change History via @MattGSouthern

An update to Google Ads will make it easier to determine how campaign changes impact ad performance.The post appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Paid Search

United States: Google v. Oracle: Will Software Be Free? - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Referred to as "the copyright case of the century," the Supreme Court could determine the fate of software protection in Google v. Oracle, namely that of Java.
Tags: Google, News, Supreme Court, United States, Oracle, Cadwalader Wickersham, Taft LLP

Jeff Bezos buys lavish Beverly Hills estate for record $165m – report

Amazon founder purchases nine-acre estate once owned by Warner Bros president, Wall Street Journal saysJeff Bezos has set a new property price record in Los Angeles with the purchase of a $165m Beverly Hills estate, the Wall Street Journal reported.The Amazon founder’s purchase of the home from the media mogul David Geffen is the largest amount paid for a single-family Los Angeles-area home. The nine-acre estate originally belonged to Jack Warner, the late former president of Warner Bros Studios...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Internet, Los Angeles, E-commerce, Beverly Hills, Jack Warner, Warner Bros, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Napoleon, David Geffen, Bezos, Josephine, Warner Bros Studios Warner

Fiddler Labs, SRI and Berkeley experts open up the black box of machine learning at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

As AI permeates the home, work, and public life, it’s increasingly important to be able to understand why and how it makes its decisions. Explainable AI isn’t just a matter of hitting a switch, though; Experts from UC Berkeley, SRI, and Fiddler Labs will discuss how we should go about it on stage at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI on March 3. What does explainability really mean? Do we need to start from scratch? How do we avoid exposing proprietary data and methods? Will there be a performance hit?...
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How To Find Trending Products To Sell Online (2020)

Are you still trying to find out what to sell online? Starting your first online store can make your anxiety go off. You want to hit a “ball” with your first idea, but you also don’t want to chase unicorns. Read more… The post How To Find Trending Products To Sell Online (2020) appeared first on Internet Marketing, Guest Post, B2B Marketing, Latest Technology, SEM, SEO Tips.
Tags: Seo, E-commerce, Devices, Drones, Consumers, B2b, Make Money Online, Digital Marketing, mCommerce, Business Products & Services, Sell Online, Trending Products

Sundance: Feels Good Man charts a path of redemption for Pepe

Can a meme be redeemed? That’s the central question in Arthur Jones’ Feels Good Man — a documentary that premiered at Sundance this year charting the course of the creator of Pepe the Frog, a comic book character turned universally recognized meme, as he attempts to reclaim it from racists and shitposters. The sweet, gentle pacing of the doc fits well with the calm, sensitive demeanor of its creator Matt Furie . Furie is described as “ethereal” by one of his friends in the piece and that’s ...
Tags: TC, 4chan, Tech, Culture, Animation, Internet Culture, Jones, Artist, World Wide Web, Pepe, Sundance, Matt, Internet Memes, Arthur Jones, Furie, Anti-defamation League

WHO Has Finally Named the New Coronavirus

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ScienceAlert: The UN health agency on Tuesday announced that "COVID-19" will be the official name of the deadly virus from China, saying the disease represented a "very grave threat" for the world but there was a "realistic chance" of stopping it. "We now have a name for the disease and it's COVID-19," World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva. Tedros said that "co" stands for "corona", "vi" for "virus" and "d" fo...
Tags: China, Tech, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Zika, Tedros, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, China s National Health Commission, COVID, Geneva Tedros

15-Year-Old Fights the FAA's Anti-Model-Flying NPRM With Social Media

NewtonsLaw writes: The FAA has issued an NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) that would effectively see the end of the traditional hobby of flying RC planes, helicopters and drones. As well as mandating remote ID on store-bought products it would effectively (over time) outlaw scratch-built craft as well. This stands to have a hugely negative impact on those STEM/STEAM programs that have in the past used drones and RC planes as a teaching tool and a way of getting kids into electronics, engine...
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Will Apple, Facebook or Microsoft be the future of augmented reality?

Tim Merel Contributor Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor VR/AR startup valuations reach $45 billion (on paper) Despite short-term questions, games software/hardware to top $200 billion by 2023 Apple is seen by some as critical to the future of augmented reality, despite limited traction for ARKit so far and its absence from smartglasses (again, so far). Yet Facebook, Microsoft and others...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Column, Hardware, Microsoft, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Snapchat, Venture Capital, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Head-mounted Displays

Mark Zuckerberg still dreams of space, but there's no escape from Earthly problems

Welcome to this week's edition of Trending, the newsletter where we highlight BI Prime's biggest tech stories. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. If this is your first time here, this is how you can get Trending in your inbox every week. This week: Facebook's space dreams have not been extinguished Way back in 2014, Facebook announced a plan to bring the internet to the skies, and it formed an internal team called the Connectivity Lab to ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, China, Trends, Federal Communications Commission, Reddit, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Rob, Goldman Sachs, West Coast, Swift, SpaceX Falcon

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy says his biggest surprise is 'how long it took' for other tech giants like Microsoft and Google to enter the cloud market (AMZN)

Amazon Web Services boss Andy Jassy spoke on Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference about how AWS had a head start in the cloud industry. Jassy says he was surprised at how long it took for other technology giants to build a cloud like Amazon's. Currently, Microsoft and Google Cloud are competing with AWS in the cloud industry. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon Web Services started offering its cloud services in 2006, well ahead of its rival...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Aws, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy, AMZN, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Jassy, Thomas Kurian

Redfin and Opendoor expand their partnership

The two tech-oriented real estate companies announced Wednesday that their partnership is moving into nine new cities.
Tags: Florida, Technology, Minneapolis, Radio, Tennessee, Arizona, Portland, Nashville, North Carolina, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Redfin, Industry News, Charlotte, Raleigh

Jeff Bezos Drops $255 Million in Wild L.A. Real Estate Shopping Spree

The Roaring ’20s redux has only just begun, but it’s already been a whirlwind decade for Amazon head honcho Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, former TV news anchor Lauren Sanchez. The couple made their public red carpet debut in India, purchased their neighbors’ home in Washington D.C., and have just capped off a Beverly Hills […]
Tags: Amazon, Washington, India, Tech, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Moguls, Beverly Hills Post Office, Hilton & Hyland, Lauren Sánchez

Jeff Bezos Spends $255 Million in Wild L.A. Real Estate Shopping Spree

The Roaring ’20s redux has only just begun, but it’s already been a whirlwind decade for Amazon head honcho Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, former TV news anchor Lauren Sanchez. The couple made their public red carpet debut in India, purchased their neighbors’ home in Washington D.C., and have just capped off a Beverly Hills […]
Tags: Amazon, Washington, India, Tech, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Moguls, Beverly Hills Post Office, Hilton & Hyland, Lauren Sánchez

Karma Automotive to lay off 60 more workers at California headquarters

Karma Automotive is laying off 60 workers at its Irvine, Calif., headquarters, just three months after cutting 200 workers, according to documents filed with the California Employment Development Department. The Chinese-backed California-based startup filed the notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires employers to alert the state of mass layoffs. The WARN report was updated Wednesday. The Orange County Register was first to report the layoffs. A Karma...
Tags: TC, California, China, Cars, Tech, Karma, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Henrik Fisker, Fisker, Moreno Valley, Orange County Register, Irvine, Irvine Calif, Wanxiang, Karma Automotive

California Introduces Law To Stop Delivery Apps Screwing Over Restaurants

On Tuesday, California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to protect restaurants from being exploited by food delivery platforms that add restaurants without permission and withhold customer data. Motherboard reports: For years now, companies such as DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, and Uber Eats have engaged in shady practices to add more restaurants to their platforms, extract more fees from restaurants and customers, and defeat rival platforms. One consequen...
Tags: California, Tech, San Diego, Gonzalez, Lorena Gonzalez, DoorDash GrubHub Postmates

FAA’s proposed remote ID rules should make compliance easy

Jon Hegranes Contributor Share on Twitter Jon is the CEO and co-founder of Kittyhawk, the leading provider of unmanned software and airspace systems. More posts by this contributor Separating fiction from feasibility in the future of drone delivery When Josh, my co-founder, and I founded Kittyhawk, we saw the need for a new way to aviate with the demands and opportunities that unmanned systems would c...
Tags: Transportation, Column, Tech, Nas, Policy, Washington Dc, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Josh, Jon, Kittyhawk, ASTM, NPRM, LAANC, National Airspace System NAS, Washington Dulles International Airport KIAD

Microsoft's marketing exec in charge of Teams defends the workplace chat app's rapid user growth numbers: 'passive actions do not count' (MSFT)

Microsoft's workplace chat app, Teams, has grown rapidly, reaching 20 million daily active users in November and putting pressure on Slack.  Microsoft's head of marketing for its Microsoft 365 division, a bundle of business apps which includes Teams, Jared Spataro, defended Team's daily active user numbers, addressing previous criticism from rival Slack, which said the user growth is not organic.  Spataro said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Wednesda...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Ibm, Skype, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Butterfield, Spataro, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Goldman Sachs Technology, Slack Microsoft, Jared Spataro

Federal Workforce Too Reliant On College Degrees, Says Trump Administration

dcblogs writes: In the federal government, approximately 30% of the 2.1 million civilian employees have a master's degree or above. That's compared to about 15% at large firms in the private sector, according to the White House's 2021 budget. The federal workforce is also older than the private sector. The average age of federal workers is 46, versus 42 for all others. The age gap is most acute for the youngest workers, with only 7.3% of the federal workforce younger than age 30 compared to 23% ...
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Man Who Refused To Decrypt Hard Drives Is Free After Four Years In Jail

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A Philadelphia man has been freed after a federal appeals court ruled that his continued detention was violating federal law. Francis Rawls, a former police officer, had been in jail since 2015, when a federal judge held him in contempt for failing to decrypt two hard drives taken from his home. The government believes they contain child pornography. After losing that appeal, Rawls raised another challenge: the federal statute that allows ...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Ars Technica, Philadelphia, Rawls, 3rd Circuit, Francis Rawls

Elizabeth Holmes Gets Theranos Conspiracy Charges Thrown Out, Not Off the Hook Yet

A judge in the sprawling case against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and former company president Ramesh Sunny Balwani has thrown out some of the charges after her defense team argued prosecutors’ case was too broad and too vague, SFGate reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Startups, Science, Technology, Crime, Medicine, Fraud, Scams, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Blood Tests, Ramesh Sunny Balwani

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