Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally collected location data from smartphone users even after they opted out (GOOG, GOOGL)

Arizona has filed a lawsuit against Google accusing it of illegally collecting smartphone users' location data, attorney general Mark Brnovich said in a press release on Wednesday. The lawsuit claims Google violated Arizona's consumer fraud laws by tracking users' locations even when they had disabled location tracking settings and demands Google repay any money it made as a result. "The Attorney General and the contingency fee lawyers filing this lawsuit appear to have mischaracterized our se...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, European Union, Arizona, Associated Press, Doj, Justice Department, Mark Brnovich

Anti-Porn Filters Stop Dominic Cummings Trending On Twitter

The Guardian reports that Twitter's anti-porn filters have blocked Dominic Cummings' name from trending on the platform, despite Boris Johnson's chief adviser dominating British political news for almost a week. From the report: As a result of the filtering, trending topics over the past five days have instead included a variety of misspellings of his name, including #cummnings, #dominiccummigs and #sackcummimgs, as well as his first name on its own, the hashtag #sackdom, and the place names Dur...
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How It Works: Electric Vehicle Skateboard Chassis

Electric vehicles offer automakers new ways to put a car together, and one of those is with a skateboard chassis. The driveline components are integrated into it, and the battery becomes part of the floor -- making it easier to assemble and to use in as many vehicles as possible. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jil McIntosh

Apple Card Transactions Can Now Be Exported in Quicken and QuickBooks Formats

Apple Card users can now export their transactions in two new formats, Quicken (QFX) and QuickBooks (QBO), as noted by Kyle Seth Gray. The new additions will make it more convenient for many users to import their ‌Apple Card‌ data into Intuit's flagship financial software applications. Apple first added the ability to export ‌Apple Card‌ transactions in CSV format back in January, and Open Financial Exchange (OFX) format was added in February. Earlier this month, Quicken for Mac users discov...
Tags: Apple, Intuit, Quicken, Quicken for Mac, Apple Card, QuickBooks Formats, Kyle Seth Gray

Vietnam accelerates – dare we say it? – digital transformation for a fourth industrial revolution

Prime Minister gives e-cash and e-government a hurry-up as Apple tunes in to its manufacturing smarts Vietnam has accelerated its adoption of all things digital.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Vietnam

YouTube Premium/Google Play Music Customers: Get A Free Google Nest Mini!

YouTube Premium/Google Play Music Customers: Get A Free Google Nest Mini! Simply login to your Google account in the app or in a browser via the link above to claim your free Google Nest Mini. A $49 discount will be applied on the final checkout page. Shipping is free. Nest Mini is the 2nd gen […]
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How to add your LastPass account to Google Authenticator for an added layer of password security

When you add LastPass to Google Authenticator, you get an extra layer of identity authentication and protection from hackers and bad actors.  To add LastPass to Google Authenticator, you will need a computer and mobile device at the ready.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LastPass is a locally encrypted way to store all your passwords and other essential data securely in one place. Despite all its security features, for some, LastPass's master password syste...
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Arizona sues Google over 'deceptive' location tracking

PHOENIX — Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.The suit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich stemned from an investigation that began after The Associated Press reported on Google's location tracking in 2018.The suit alleges Google violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and it seeks to claw back profits from the tracking.“Every company has a responsibility to be truthful t...
Tags: Google, Technology, News, Ap, Arizona, Associated Press, Phoenix, Mark Brnovich, Maricopa County Superior Court, Brnovich

Trump to sign social media executive order, after lashing out at Twitter

Always an aggrieved victim, isn't he. Donald Trump got super mad when Twitter added a little fact-checking note on a couple of his bogus 'voter fraud' disinformation tweets. Next, Trump threatened tthreatened to shut down Twitter, one of the platforms he falsely accuses of stifling conservative voices. Now, he is said to be planning to sign some kind of social media executive order to express his outrage. [email protected] will sign an executive order shortly about social media and int...
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Apple Watch, Fitbit as first line of defense? Tests expand on whether wearables could predict coronavirus

Tests are expanding to explore whether wearables such as the Apple Watch and Fitbit can be used to track and perhaps detect COVID-19 prior to onset.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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AMD Roadmap 2022 names new APUs, USB 4.0 and DDR5 Support

AMD just loves it when a plan comes together, and its ability to accomplish goals laid out in every roadmap. With the upcoming B550 motherboards, Matisse Refresh Ryzen 3000 CPUs, RDNA 2 graphics cards and eventually the release of Ryzen 4000 series APUs and CPUs, things are looking good for the read team. The post AMD Roadmap 2022 names new APUs, USB 4.0 and DDR5 Support appeared first on
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Amd, Vermeer, Raphel, Vega Graphics, rDNA 2, AMD Leaks, AMD News, AMD Roadmap, Cezanne APU, Rembrandt APU

Japan Enacts High-Tech 'Super City' Bill Where AI, Big Data and Other Technologies Are Utilized To Resolve Social Problems

The Diet enacted a bill Wednesday to create "super cities" where artificial intelligence, big data and other technologies are utilized to resolve social problems. The Japan Times reports: The bill revising the national strategic special zone law passed the House of Councilors by a majority vote with support mainly from the ruling coalition. The revision stipulates procedures to speed up the changing of regulations in various fields to facilitate the creating of such smart cities. The government ...
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Staples Canada Offers: Get Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6″ ADM Laptop for $699.99

Staples Canada has a great offer available now, where you can get Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6″ ADM Laptop Ryzen 5 4500U Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Windows 10, for $699.99, with FREE shipping. This offer is valid online for a limited time. Staples has FREE shipping on all orders. Click here to start shopping at Staples Canada. 
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Arizona AG sues Google over claims Android user location data was collected even when digital tracking off

• Mark Brnovich (R) sued Google on Wednesday, alleging violation of user privacy. Arizona's state Attorney General is suing Google over claims the company collected Android users' location data even when users turned digital tracking off. Reporting by Tony Romm at the Washington Post: The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages in arguing that Google, the maker of the Android smartphone operating system, set up its mobile software in a way that enriched its advertising empire and deceived device o...
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Coronavirus: Have we respected the lockdown?

What data from Google tells us about how much - and how little - we have been travelling.
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Apple & Paramount Partner for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon

Apple & Paramount partner for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon After it was reported last month that Oscar winner Martin Scorsese (The Irishman) was in negotiations with multiple streaming services for financing his long-in-development adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon, The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that Paramount Pictures and Apple have entered final talks to co-finance the film. RELATED: Quentin Tarantino Reveals Rick Dalton’s Fate With the project set to star ...
Tags: Apple, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Fbi, Netflix, Oscar, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Eric Roth, Martin Scorsese, Leo Dicaprio

Trump plans to sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech (TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL, FB, AAPL)

The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, has said President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order "pertaining to social media," several White House reporters aboard Air Force One tweeted on Wednesday. McEnany gave no details about what Trump's order would do but said it would be signed Thursday, according to Yamiche Alcindor, the "PBS NewsHour" White House correspondent. The Washington Post reported that the order might encourage federal agencies to investigate tech compani...
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Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech (TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL, FB, AAPL)

Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the President plans to issue an executive order "pertaining to social media," several White House reporters aboard Air Force One tweeted on Wednesday. McEnany gave no details about what Trump's order would do, but said it will be signed on Thursday, according to PBS Newshour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor. The proposed order comes after Twitter added a fact-checking label Tuesday to the president's tweets falsely claiming mail-in voting i...
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Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the adoption of new technologies and cultural shifts that were already well underway. According to a clutch of heavy-hitting investors, this dynamic is particularly strong in gaming and extended reality. Unlike other segments of the startup and tech world, where valuations have been slashed, early-stage companies focused on building new games, gaming infrastructure and virtual or extended reality entertainment are having no trouble raising money. They’ve eve...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Gaming, Entertainment, Tech, Venture Capital, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, New Horizons, Epic Games, Social Media Platforms, Travis Scott, Scooter Braun, Marshmello, Phil Sanderson

Apple in Final Talks to Produce Martin Scorsese's 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

Apple is in final talks with Paramount to co-finance and produce "Killers of the Flower Moon," a Martin Scorsese film that has Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro attached, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will cost upwards of $150 million, a price tag that led the project's backers to look for ways to mitigate its cost. MGM and Netflix were also potentially interested. "Killers of the Flower Moon" is based on the David Grann book of the same name.Set in 1920s Oklahoma when the...
Tags: Apple, Fbi, Netflix, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Oklahoma, Paramount, MGM, Martin Scorsese, David Grann, Osage Nation, Killers of the Flower Moon, Flower Moon, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple

General Electric Finally Manages to Jettison Its Historic Lighting Business

General Electric is no longer in the light bulb business, the company announced on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Ge, Defense, Industry, Aviation, General Electric, Smart Homes, Lighting, Light Bulbs, Savant Systems

Leaker Shares Details on 'iPhone 13' Camera

The next-generation iPhone 12 lineup coming in fall 2020 isn't out yet, but Fudge (@choco_bit), a leaker who sometimes shares information on upcoming Apple devices, today offered up details on what Apple has in store for the 2021 iPhone 13's camera setup. A simple design drawing depicts a device with a four camera array, which Fudge claims will have the following features: 64-megapixel wide-angle lens with 1x optical zoom and 6x digital zoom 40-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x-5x opti...
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Sony Is Planning a PS5 Conference For As Early As Next Week

Sony is planning a digital event to showcase games for its next-generation PlayStation 5 that may take place as early as next week, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Bloomberg reports: The virtual event could be held June 3, though some people also cautioned that plans have been in flux and that the date may change. Other PlayStation 5 events may follow in the coming weeks and months, and Sony is not expected to reveal every essential detail on the console during its first...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Sony

Video streaming: Lockdown sees fifth of UK homes sign deals

Britons turned to Disney+ in droves, data suggests, but Apple TV has struggled to engage viewers.
Tags: Apple, UK, News, Disney, Lockdown

ThinkComputers Podcast #224

This week on the Podcast we talk about AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series refresh CPUs, Intel buying Rivet Networks, when to expect Big Navi and Ampere GPUs, and much… The post ThinkComputers Podcast #224 appeared first on
Tags: Podcast, Tech, Intel, Tech News, EKWB, MSI, Amd, NUC, Pac-Man, Intel NUC, ThinkComputers Podcast, NAVI, Ryzen Refresh, Big Navi, Nvidia Ampere, Rivet Networks

U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

Arizona on Wednesday filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google alleging that the company used "deceptive" and "unfair" practices to obtain the location data of users.
Tags: Google, Money, businessNews, Arizona, Alphabet Inc

Modernizing a Classic Fullsize Jeep’s Drivetrain, Axles, and Interior

I recapped some of the highlights from the buildup of my 1953 Willys DJ-3A, aka the Hazel Flattie, by going through some of the old buildup story photos that either never appeared online or that are buried somewhere in the pre-SEO world of creative wring that the Google bots don’t tend to scrape into the
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Apple Partners With Paramount on Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

After months of figuring out budget concerns over Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” adaptation, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Paramount has enlisted Apple to get the film over the hump. Sources tell Variety, Paramount will still distribute the murder mystery drama with Apple coming on to finance the pic and also serve as the films […]
Tags: Apple, News, Leonardo Dicaprio, Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon, Variety Paramount, Apple Partners With Paramount, Leonardo DiCaprio Paramount

Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus vs. Google Nest Hello

Deciding between two smart doorbells can be difficult, but here's an in-depth comparison of two top models.
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Turla Hacker Group Steals Antivirus Logs To See If Its Malware Was Detected

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Security researchers from ESET have discovered new attacks carried out by Turla, one of Russia's most advanced state-sponsored hacking groups. The new attacks have taken place in January 2020. ESET researchers say the attacks targeted three high-profile entities, such as a national parliament in the Caucasus and two Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Eastern Europe. Targets could not be identified by name due to national security reasons. [...] The C...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Pentagon, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Zdnet, ESET, Turla, Matthieu Faou, Turla Hacker Group Steals Antivirus Logs

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