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Report: Firm Tracking Purchase, Transaction Histories of Millions Maybe Not Really Anonymizing Them

The nation’s largest financial data broker, Yodlee, holds extensive and supposedly anonymized banking and credit card transaction histories on millions of Americans. Internal documents obtained by Motherboard, however, appear to indicate that Yodlee clients could potentially de-anonymize those records by simply…Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Science, Technology, Privacy, Finance, Banking, Data, Cybersecurity, Motherboard, Yodlee, Pseudoanonymized


Android 11 Developer Preview with privacy and security enhancements, APIs for 5G, biometrics and more released

Google has released Android 11 Developer Preview ahead of the final release later this year so that developers can test it, this time bit early. This brings new features to help users manage access to sensitive data and files, and Google says it has hardened critical areas of the platform to keep the OS resilient and secure. For developers, Android 11 brings several features including enhancements for foldables and 5G, call-screening APIs, new media and camera capabilities, machine learning, a...
Tags: Google, Android, News, Blogging, Pixel, XL Pixel, Android 11, Android 11 Developer Preview, SDK Beta


Flywheel to stop online classes and offer trade-in for Peloton bikes after settling lawsuit

After settling a patent infringement lawsuit filed against it by Peloton, fitness startup Flywheel will stop offering its At Home online classes on March 27. Current Flywheel At Home customers were emailed a trade-in offer for Peloton bikes. Peloton said the replacement bikes are refurbished, but will function like new ones. The trade-in form needs to be completed by March 27. In an email to customers, Flywheel said its brick-and-mortar fitness centers will continue to operate. Flywheel At Ho...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Fitness, Tech, Flywheel, Peloton


How a 100-year-old French Army design outperforms today's U.S. helmets 

According to a recent research project it appears that the form – the shape and surface detailing – of the French "Adrian" helmet, a design used over a hundred years ago, is better at deflecting blast shocks than its more plainly shaped modern counterparts. An author of the study, Joost Op ‘t Eynde, a PhD student at Duke University, says "we were surprised to find that the 100-year-old helmets performed just as well as modern ones,”He and his co-authors hypothesize as to what elements play a ro...
Tags: Design, Washington, Tech, Normandy, Manufacturing, Adrian, Duke University, French Army, Military Design, Brodie Helmet, Louis Auguste Adrian


Larry Tesler, the father of cut-copy-paste, has died at 74

You might not know Larry Tesler’s name, but I can guarantee you used something he created. This former Apple computer scientist, the inventor of some of the world’s most common user interface tools — including the copy-paste — died this week at the age of 74, according to a report from AppleInsider and an obituary from Xerox. The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler. Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas. Larry passed ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Xerox, Larry, Larry Tesler


Researchers Trick Tesla Into Accelerating 50 Miles Per Hour

mrwireless writes: Security researchers were able to get multiple Tesla cars to accelerate to 85 miles per hour on a road with a speed limit of 35. They did this by simply modifying the speed limit sign with some black tape, turning a "3" into an "8." Mobileye, the company that produces the Mobileye Eye Q3 for many of Tesla's cars, downplayed the research by suggesting that the modified sign would fool even a human into reading 85 instead of 35. "Autonomous vehicle technology will not rely on se...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, MIT Technology Review, Mobileye


Julian Assange Says Trump Offered Him a Pardon to Deny Russia Hacked Democrats in 2016

Lawyers for beleaguered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claim that Donald Trump offered him a pardon if he’d claim the 2016 hacks of Democratic Party email systems had nothing to do with Russia, the Guardian reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Russia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Guardian, Espionage, Julian Assange, 2016 Election, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Guccifer 20, Julian Assange Says Trump


Chemotherapy For Cancer Could Soon Be Unviable Because of Superbugs

schwit1 quotes a report from MSN: Cancer doctors fear superbugs which can't be treated with antibiotics will soon remove chemotherapy as a treatment option for their patients, a survey has revealed. Cancer patients are more vulnerable to infections because the disease and its treatments can stop the immune system from working correctly. Of the 100 oncologists in the U.K. surveyed between December 20, 2019 and February 3, 2020 by the Longitude Prize -- which was established to tackle antimicrobia...
Tags: Tech


China and the coronavirus: Tech battles chain reaction after 'world's factory' grinds to a halt

Fears that global technology firms have become too reliant on China were reignited this week as Apple warned disruption from coronavirus was starting to weigh on sales.In a memo to investors, it said the supply of iPhones would... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, China


How to Become a Freelance Illustrator

The illustration is a kind of artwork that gives a design a lucrative form and structure. As today’s designs are almost virtual, people use different software to show their creativity over design works. Techrecur provides tips to make you a Read more… The post How to Become a Freelance Illustrator appeared first on Internet Marketing, Guest Post, B2B Marketing, Latest Technology, SEM, SEO Tips.
Tags: Technology, Seo, B2b, Upwork, Fiverr, Freelance Illustrator, Peopleperhour


Top 4 Out of the Box Online Food Delivery Business Ideas For Restaurant Startups

For those who want to run a successful food online food delivery startup, food profit margins have always been a concern and this is why it is important to get multiple incomes for your startup. Also, one of the main Read more… The post Top 4 Out of the Box Online Food Delivery Business Ideas For Restaurant Startups appeared first on Internet Marketing, Guest Post, B2B Marketing, Latest Technology, SEM, SEO Tips.
Tags: Apps, Business, Technology, Marketing, Seo, B2b, Digital Marketing, Online Food Delivery, Foods & Culinary, Food Delivery Business, Food Delivery Startups, Restaurant Startups


Codecademy has already outlived many rivals — is that enough?

Codecademy, the New York-based online interactive platform that offers coding classes in a wide variety of programming languages, is a little like background noise; it’s been operating reliably since founder Zach Sims created the company while still a Columbia University student in 2011. It’s a brand that people know and that millions have used, but because it has grown steadily, without headline-making funding rounds — or, conversely, newsworthy layoffs —  the 90-person company doesn’t routinel...
Tags: TC, New York, Codecademy, India, Tech, Brazil, Columbia University, Union Square Ventures, Naspers, Sims, Zach Sims, Coding Schools, Lambda School


Codeacademy has already outlived many rivals — is that enough?

Codeacademy, the New York-based online interactive platform that offers coding classes in a wide variety of programming languages, is a little like background noise; it’s been operating reliably since founder Zach Sims created the company while still a Columbia University student in 2011. It’s a brand that people know and that millions have used, but because it has grown steadily, without headline-making funding rounds — or, conversely, newsworthy layoffs —  the 90-person company doesn’t routine...
Tags: TC, New York, Codecademy, India, Tech, Brazil, Columbia University, Union Square Ventures, Naspers, Sims, Zach Sims, Codeacademy, Coding Schools, Lambda School


Personal details of 10.6m MGM hotel guests revealed by hackers, report says

Justin Bieber and Jack Dorsey among those targeted by hackMGM confident no financial or password data breachedPersonal details of more than 10.6 million former guests of MGM Resorts hotels, including Justin Bieber and Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, were posted on an online hacking forum this week, according to a new report. Related: Julian Assange: Australian MPs call on UK to block US extradition Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Technology, US, World news, US news, Hacking, Justin Bieber, Julian Assange, Jack Dorsey, MGM Resorts


Canadian online pharmacy, PocketPills has raised $7.35 million as it expands into Quebec

PocketPills, which bills itself as the sole online pharmacy operating in Canada, has raised $7.35 million in new financing as it expands across the country. Through partnerships with insurers like Pacific Blue Cross the company provides co-insurance reductions for prescriptions. “We have an option for you to come and join our platform just like any pharmacy,” says company co-founder and chief operating officer, Harj Samra. Samra launched the company in 2018 with Raj Gulia, a fellow proprietor of...
Tags: Health, TC, Articles, Tech, Canada, United States, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Pharmacy, Gupta, Samra, Gulia, Online pharmacy, WaterBridge, Managing Partner, Waterbridge Ventures


Facebook boss faces 'blow-dried armpit' jibes

Mark Zuckerberg faced jibes on social media over a claim that he has staff blow-dry his armpits.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech


Retail optimization startup Teikametrics raises $15M as it expands beyond Amazon and beyond ads

Teikametrics, a startup that helps retailers optimize their online ad spending, has raised $15 million in additional funding. The company launched with the goal of helping Amazon sellers advertise more effectively. More recently, it launched a similar partnership with Walmart. CEO Alasdair McLean-Foreman said that on both platforms, the startup’s Flywheel platform can improve the ad-buying process using retailer data about things like transactions, inventory and pricing. McLean-Foreman praised A...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Advertising Tech, Boston, Funding, Tech, Walmart, Mit, Ed Baker, Alasdair McLean Foreman, McLean Foreman, Teikametrics, Jerry Hausman


Flywheel Bikes No Longer Work, So You Get a Free Peloton Instead

Peloton accused rival stationary bike company Flywheel of stealing its ideas back in 2018, and now the two companies have settled. Flywheel is ending its at-home classes—both live-streamed and on-demand—in March, The Verge reported, which means Flywheel bike owners won’t have anything to watch on their giant screens.…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Courts, Exercise, Flywheel, Peloton


Leaked Document Shows How Big Companies Buy Credit Card Data On Millions of Americans

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Yodlee, the largest financial data broker in the U.S., sells data pulled from the bank and credit card transactions of tens of millions of Americans to investment and research firms, detailing where and when people shopped and how much they spent. The company claims that the data is anonymous, but a confidential Yodlee document obtained by Motherboard indicates individual users could be unmasked. The findings come as multiple Senators have ur...
Tags: Tech, Hsbc, Motherboard, Singh, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Vivek Singh, Yodlee, Bank of America Citigroup, Rutgers University As Motherboard


Lack of big tech GDPR decisions looms large in EU watchdog’s annual report

The lead European Union privacy regulator for most of big tech has put out its annual report which shows another major bump in complaints filed under the bloc’s updated data protection framework, underlining the ongoing appetite EU citizens have for applying their rights. But what the report doesn’t show is any firm enforcement of EU data protection rules vis-a-vis big tech. The report leans heavily on stats to illustrate the volume of work piling up on desks in Dublin. But it’s light on deci...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Commission, Dublin, Cnil, Dixon, DPC, CJEU, Data Protection Commission, Helen Dixon


IRS Sues Facebook For $9 Billion, Says Company Offshored Profits To Ireland

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fox Business: Facebook is slated to begin a tax trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, as the Internal Revenue Service tries to convince a judge the world's largest social media company owes more than $9 billion linked to its decision to shift profits to Ireland. The trial, which Facebook expects will take three to four weeks, could see top executives including hardware chief Andrew Bosworth and Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer called to testi...
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Ireland, Javier Olivan, Irs, Andrew Bosworth, Fox Business, Internal Revenue Service, Mike Schroepfer, Naomi Gleit, David Fischer, Facebook Ireland, Facebook U S, IRS Sues Facebook For 9 Billion Says Company


Google Users In UK To Lose EU Data Protection: Reuters

Sources told Reuters that Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead. From the report: The shift, prompted by Britain's exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions with less protection and within easier reach of British law enforcement. The change was described to Reuters by three people familiar with its plans. Google intends to require its Br...
Tags: Google, UK, Tech, Eu, European Union, Britain, Ireland, Reuters, EU Data Protection, General Data Protection Regulation Google


Android 11 tries to make floating chat bubbles a thing again

When Google first began teasing Android 10 last year – then still known as Android Q – it led us to believe the company would begin to use floating bubbles as an alternative or supplement to the standard notification shade. These bubbles allow you to interact with notifications or continue conversations easily while within other apps, and can be moved around the screen for convenient access. Unfortunately, it seems the feature was not ready for prime time and it was ultimately hidden away in the...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps


Google hit with new federal investigation over pregnant employee who claims discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has opened an investigation into a former Google employee’s pregnancy discrimination case, CNBC reports. Chelsey Glasson worked as a former user experience researcher with Alphabet’s Google for five years. She wrote an internal memo that went viral in the summer of 2019 called “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why.” This newest investigation adds to a growing pile. Google is facing a number of federal probes and w...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Technology, News, Justice, Law, Labor, Pregnancy, Tech, US news, Tech News, Employment law, Discrimination, Seattle, Cnbc


Google users in UK will soon lose EU data protection: Report

Post-Brexit, Google plans to move UK user accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, and will place them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, where privacy protections are weaker, reports Joseph Menn at Reuters. Excerpt: The shift, prompted by Britain’s exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions with less protection and within easier reach of British law enforcement. The change was described to Reuters by three people familiar with i...
Tags: Google, Europe, Post, UK, Technology, News, Privacy, Tech, Eu, European Union, Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, Brexit, Reuters, Joseph Menn


MGM Resorts data breach exposes 10.6M+ guests' info, Jack Dorsey included, home addresses and birthdates

Personal information for more than 10 million former guests of MGM resorts has been posted on a hacking forum. Among the notable data breach victims: Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey. The leaked data includes home addresses, and is said to only affect guests who stayed at the hotel chain's properties before 2018. MGM Resorts says the security incident took place in the summer of 2019, and that impacted guests were told last year. Catalin Cimpanu reporting for ZDNet: According to our analysis...
Tags: Travel, Security, Post, Business, Technology, News, Data Breach, Hacked, Las Vegas, Jack Dorsey, MGM, MGM Resorts, Zdnet, Catalin Cimpanu


How companies are working around Apple’s ban on vaping apps

Apple banned vaping apps in November 2019. Since then, the company has said very little about its decision, leaving many companies upset and confused about its blanket prohibition. Three months later, companies are working around Apple’s ban. Here’s how they’re doing it. Apple’s wide-sweeping ban on vaping affected apps from Juul, Pax and many others, including apps that calculate electrical resistance because they can be used to build vape components. It appears to have hit the cannabis indu...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, TC, Apps, Smoking, Tech, Smartphone, Cannabis, Juul, Centers for Disease Control, Pax, DaVinci, Electronic Cigarettes, Juul Pax


UCLA backtracks on plan for campus facial recognition tech

After expressing interest in processing campus security camera footage with facial recognition software, UCLA is backing down. In a letter to Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, a digital privacy advocacy group, UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck announced the institution would abandon its plans in the face of a backlash from its student body. “We have determined that the potential benefits are limited and are vastly outweighed by the concerns of the campus community,” Beck wrote. ...
Tags: TC, Education, Privacy, Beck, Tech, Surveillance, Facial Recognition, Ucla, Evan Greer, Michael Beck, MIT Brown and New York University UCLA, Matthew William Richard, Campus Safety Alliance


Best Apple TV deals and sales for February 2020: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

These Apple TV deals will make the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD a little lighter on the old bank account.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Apple TV, Home Theater, Apple TV 4K, Commerce 2020, Apple TV (3rd Gen, Apple TV Deals, Apple TV HD


Google on Dealing With Manual Actions & Reconsideration Requests via @MattGSouthern

In the latest episode of Ask Google Webmasters, John Mueller offers advice regarding manual actions and reconsideration requests.The post Google on Dealing With Manual Actions & Reconsideration Requests via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, John Mueller



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