Walmart Employees Are Out To Show Its Anti-Shoplifting AI Doesn't Work

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In January, my coworker received a peculiar email. The message, which she forwarded to me, was from a handful of corporate Walmart employees calling themselves the "Concerned Home Office Associates." (Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, is often referred to as the Home Office.) While it's not unusual for journalists to receive anonymous tips, they don't usually come with their own slickly produced videos. The employees said they...
Tags: Tech, Walmart, Cork Ireland, Bentonville Arkansas, Reese, Everseen, Concerned Home Office Associates Walmart, Concerned Home Office Associates

Next iPad Air Could Feature a USB-C Port Instead of a Lightning Port

The fourth-generation iPad Air may be equipped with a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port, according to a new report from Japanese site Mac Otakara that says the information comes from a Chinese supplier. Apple transitioned to USB-C for its iPad Pro models in 2018, but other iPads have continued to feature a Lightning port for charging purposes. Mac Otakara says that the new ‌iPad‌ Air will be based on the 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, which is in line with prior rumors that we've heard. Rumors ear...
Tags: Apple, Ipad Mini, iPad Air,, Lightning Port, Ming Chi Kuo, Mac Otakara, Kuo

Transforming the Smart Grid with Fibocom 5G Modules

NUREMBERG, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / June 02, 2020 / It automatically determines, adjusts, and controls power usage making smart grids "smart". 5G Transform the Future of SMART GRID In April 2020, ...
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Lenovo certifies all desktop and mobile workstations for Linux – and will even upstream driver updates

Could this make 2020 the mythical year of the penguin on the desktop? Lenovo has decided to certify all of its workstations for Linux.…
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Mitron app suspended from Google Play Store has pulled the Mitron app. Google red-flagged the app and decided to suspend it for violating its ‘spam and minimum functionality’ policy. According to Google’s policy, apps should provide users with a basic degree of functionality and a respectful user experience. Another clause of the policy mentions a ‘repetitive content’, which means ‘copying content from ...
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Google in $5bn lawsuit for tracking in 'private' mode

The search engine giant says it is upfront about what data is collected when users browse incognito.
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Amazon Just Dropped 3 Apple AirPods Deals — Including a Markdown on the Latest AirPods Pro

All versions of the popular wireless earbuds are on sale right now
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Apple Warns Looters With Stolen iPhones: You Are Being Tracked

Following the rioting and looting from the death of George Floyd, Apple has a message for those who power on a stolen iPhone: "This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted." Forbes reports: Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a message to his employees as those protests escalated, saying that "there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation and in the hearts of millions. To stand together, we must stand up for one another, and recognize the fear, hurt, and ou...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Tech, Tim Cook, Forbes, George Floyd, George Floyd Apple

A Look At AI Benchmarking For Mobile Devices In a Rapidly Evolving Ecosystem

MojoKid writes: AI and Machine Learning performance benchmarks have been well explored in the data center, but are fairly new and unestablished for edge devices like smartphones. While AI implementations on phones are typically limited to inferencing tasks like speech-to-text transcription and camera image optimization, there are real-world neural network models employed on mobile devices and accelerated by their dedicated processing engines. A deep dive look at HotHardware of three popular AI b...
Tags: Tech, Huawei, Qualcomm, Kirin, MojoKid

Google Faces $5 Billion Lawsuit In US For Tracking 'Private' Internet Use

Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in "private" mode. Reuters reports: The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet unit of collecting information about what people view online and where they do their browsing, despite using what Google calls Incognito mode. The complaint said Google surreptitiously collects...
Tags: Google, California, US, Tech, Reuters, Mountain View California, Google Analytics Google, Google Faces

Facebook and PayPal invest in Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant GoJek

Facebook and PayPal have made investments in GoJek, joining Google and Tencent among other high-profile technology firms that have backed the five-year-old Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm that also offers food delivery and mobile payments. Facebook, for which it is the first investment in an Indonesia-based firm, and PayPal did not disclose the size of their checks. GoJek told TechCrunch that Facebook and PayPal were participating in its ongoing financing round, which brings it total rai...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Funding, Digital, Paypal, Whatsapp, Software, Tencent, Payments

Google pulls ‘Remove China Apps’ from Play Store

Remove China Apps, an app that gained popularity in India in recent weeks and did exactly what its name suggests, has been pulled from the Play Store. The top trending app in India, which was downloaded more than 5 million times since late May and enabled users to detect and easily delete apps developed by Chinese firms, was pulled from Android’s marquee app store for violating Google Play Store’s Deceptive Behaviour Policy, TechCrunch has learned. Under this policy an app on Google Play Stor...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Apps, Asia, China, India, BJP, Tech, Beijing, New Delhi, Modi, Global Times, Baba Ramdev, Bytedance

Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use

Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in "private" mode.
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How to remove location data from your iPhone photos in iOS 13

Want to keep your personal information private? Here’s how to remove location data from photos and videos.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Photography, Trends, Social Media, How-to, Location Data, Apple privacy

The 'cursed' wallpaper photo could crash your phone if you save it

A "cursed" picture of an idyllic lake is creating havoc with smartphones that run Google's Android system.The wallpaper image, which shows a pretty sunset on a lake surrounded by mountains and forest, has a hidden bug in the coding,... [Author: [email protected]]
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Twitter names ex Google CFO Pichette as chair, Kordestani to stay on

Twitter Inc on Tuesday appointed Patrick Pichette, a former chief financial officer at Google, as the social network's board chairman, marking the first time in Twitter's history that an outsider will preside over the group.
Tags: Google, Money, businessNews, Twitter Inc, Kordestani, Patrick Pichette, Pichette

Instagram Users Flood the App With Millions of Blackout Tuesday Posts

Instagram users are flooding the platform with black squares in support of black victims of police violence as part of a Blackout Tuesday protest. CNBC reports: As of 11:45 a.m. ET, more than 14.6 million Instagram posts used the hashtag #BlackoutTuesday. Searches for "blackout tuesday image" and "blackout image" surged 400% Tuesday morning, according to Google Trends. The idea of an online movement was announced last week, when music executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang called on membe...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Minneapolis, Tech, Cnbc, Floyd, Jamila Thomas, Brianna Agyemang

Rust Enters 'Top 20' Popularity Rankings For the First Time

Programming language Rust has entered the top 20 of the Tiobe popularity index for the first time, but it's still five spots behind systems programming rival Go. ZDNet reports: There's growing interest in the use of memory-safe Rust for systems programming to build major platforms, in particular at Microsoft, which is exploring it for Windows and Azure with the goal of wiping out memory bugs in code written in C and C++. Amazon Web Services is also using Rust for performance-sensitive components...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Amazon Web Services, First Time, TIOBE, Zdnet

Senators Introduce COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Privacy Bill

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: A group of U.S. senators on Monday introduced a bill to regulate contact-tracing apps, aiming to protect user privacy as technology is used to track the spread of the novel coronavirus. The proposal is called the Exposure Notification Privacy Act and seeks to ensure that people couldn't be forced to use the technology. It also would make sure that the data isn't used for advertising or commercial purposes and that people can delete their data. The b...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Tech, Amy Klobuchar, Bill, Louisiana, Cnet, Sen Maria Cantwell, Sen Bill Cassidy, Sara Collins, CNET Cantwell

New Leak Reveals How Google's Next Android TV Dongle Will Work

Earlier this year, clues indicated that Google was working on a new streaming video dongle that would both replace the Chromecast Ultra and run Android TV. But now, thanks a new round of leaks, we suddenly have a much better look of what that device could actually be. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Android TV, Chromecast, Leaks, Rumors, Streaming Video, Consumer Tech, Sabrina, Chromecast Ultra, The Rumor Mill, The Next Android TV Dongle Is Codenamed Sabrina

Silicon Valley billionaires are lining up to condemn racism. But the tech and VC industry has a shameful, decades-long history of ignoring and perpetuating inequality. (AAPL, CRM, GOOG, FB, NFLX, INTC)

In memos to employees and public social media posts, Silicon Valley leaders voiced support for the call for social justice in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But their expressed concern for systemic mistreatment of blacks by police stands in contrast to the relatively little they've done to address endemic inequality in their own industry. More than 20 years after the Rev. Jesse Jackson called out Silicon Valley for having few blacks and Latinos among its employees, execu...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Minneapolis, Trends, Intel, Tim Cook, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Deloitte, Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz, Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Sundar Pichai, Kleiner Perkins, National Venture Capital Association

A billionaire tech investor is calling out Apple CEO Tim Cook for not speaking up publicly about the company's values amid protests over George Floyd's death (AAPL)

Tech billionaire Vinod Khosla is urging Apple CEO Tim Cook to speak publicly about the company's values in light of the ongoing George Floyd protests. Cook sent an internal memo to staff, which Bloomberg published in full. But Khosla is urging the Apple CEO to speak out despite his relationship with President Trump. Cook's memo discussed the issues of racial discrimination and inequality in the US, and outlined Apple's donation efforts and available support for employees. Khosla says Cook shou...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, California, US, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Fbi, Tim Cook, Evan Spiegel, Jack Dorsey, Khosla, Sundar Pichai, Khosla Ventures

Suit Claims Google’s Tracking Violates Federal Wiretap Law

The complaint said Google tracked and collected users’ browsing history even if they took steps to maintain their privacy.
Tags: Google, News, Google Inc, Computers and the Internet, Boies Schiller & Flexner, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Suit Claims Google

Mark Zuckerberg defends decision to allow Trump to threaten violence on Facebook

CEO says decision was ‘tough’ but ‘thorough’ as company faces harsh criticism and public dissent from employeesMark Zuckerberg is standing by his decision to allow Donald Trump to threaten violence against George Floyd protesters on the platform despite harsh criticism from civil rights leaders and public dissent from his own employees, including a public resignation.In a video conference with staff on Tuesday, Zuckerberg said that his decision to not remove Trump’s warning on social media on Fr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Social Networking, US news, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, George Floyd

Bird shuts down Circ operations in Middle East, scraps as many as 10,000 scooters

Bird has shut down scooter sharing in several cities in the Middle East, an operation that was managed by Circ, the micromobility startup it acquired in January. About 100 Circ employees have been laid off and as many as 10,000 Circ scooters have been sent to a third-party UAE-based company for recycling, according to multiple industry and company sources who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to speak with the media. The shutdown — which Bird has couched as “pausing of ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Electronics, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Tech, Qatar, Canada, United States, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Flash, Sharing Economy

BBC releases first beta of its Beeb voice assistant to UK Windows Insider members

Back in August 2019, the BBC made some waves with the news that it was developing a voice assistant called Beeb, an English language “Alexa” of its own that could interact with and control its array of radio and TV services, and its on-demand catalogue, and able to understand the array of accents you find in across the BBC’s national footprint to boot. Ten months on, it’s releasing its first live version of the service in the form of a beta to a select group of early adopters: UK-based members o...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, UK, Media, Microsoft, Entertainment, Tech, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Alexa, Strategy Analytics, Beeb, Sandi Toksvig, Amazon Google Apple, BBC Design and Engineering, Beeb BETA

Venture firms rush to find ways to support Black founders and investors

As protests against police brutality and economic manifestations of systemic racism in the U.S. continue, venture capital firms are joining the chorus of technology industry advocates lending their support to the cause. For the past three days, technology company executives and the investors who backed them have issued statements of support for the protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. Firms like Benchmark, Sequoia, Bessemer, Eniac Ventures, Work-Bench, and SaaSTR Fund founder J...
Tags: Google, New York, Tech, Black Lives Matter, Upfront Ventures, Black, Hamilton, Jason Lemkin, Initialized Capital, Eniac Ventures, Ama, Nichols, Valley, All Black, Nguyen, Mehta

The Weeknd Calls on Major Music Companies to ‘Go Big and Public’ With Blackout Tuesday Donations

The Weeknd, who on Monday donated $500,000 to black-empowerment organizations, urged the three major labels, Sony, Universal and Warner, and top two streaming services, Spotify and Apple, to “go big and public” with donations this week. “To my fellow respected industry partners and execs,” he wrote in a post on social media. “No one profits […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, News, The Weeknd, Sony Universal and Warner, Blackout Tuesday, Theshowmustbepaused

Google is sued in U.S. for tracking users' 'private' internet browsing

Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by tracking their internet use from browsers set in "private" browsing mode.
Tags: Google, Money, businessNews

iCloud Down for Many Users, Causing 'The Application You Have Selected Does Not Exist' Error [Update: Fixed]

iCloud appears to be down for many people at the current time, based on complaints from MacRumors readers and Twitter users. Apple's system status page was not initially displaying an error when the problems started, but has been updated to confirm an issue with ‌iCloud‌ account sign ins. The support site says that some users may be unable to sign in to their ‌iCloud‌ accounts and may also be unable to access ‌iCloud‌ web apps and ‌iCloud‌ Mail. Some users are seeing a message about needi...
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