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ACLU Sues LA Over Controversial Scooter Tracking System

The American Civil Liberties Union sued Los Angeles Monday over the city's requirement that electric scooter rental companies provide anonymized real-time location data. The Verge reports: The lawsuit centers on the Los Angeles Department of Transportation's use of a digital tool called the Mobility Data Specification program (MDS), which the agency created as a way to track and regulate electric scooters operating on its streets. MDS provides the city with data on where each bike and scooter tr...
Tags: California, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Aclu, Electronic Frontier Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union, MDS, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Machtinger LLP, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Mohammad Tajsar, LADOT


IEEt Fellows Stefan Sorgner & Kevin LaGrandeur on Covid19 and the Posthuman

On May 30, 2020, IEET Fellows Kevin LaGrandeur and Stefan Sorgner were featured speakers at the international symposium hosted by NYU, the Global Posthuman Network, and the NY Posthuman Research Group.  The symposium, done via videoconference, was on the topic, “The Philosophical and Political Implications of Covid19 and the Posthuman.”  It was attended by 250 people from around the globe.  All talks were 5 minutes long, with Q&A after. [Author: [email protected] (IEET)]
Tags: Future, Nyu, Stefan Sorgner, NY Posthuman Research Group, Kevin LaGrandeur, Global Posthuman Network


BTS label Big Hit Entertainment inks broad partnership with streaming tech company Kiswe

The town of New Providence, N.J. may seem like an unlikely home for a company that’s just inked a new deal with Big Hit Entertainment (the label behind the global K-pop supergroup BTS) and raised tens of millions of dollars from some of the largest venture capital firms in the United States, but Kiswe Mobile is proof that valuable startups can come from anywhere. Founded in 2013 and led by chief executive, Mike Schabel, Kiswe Mobile is now extending its relationship with Big Hit from a one-time ...
Tags: TC, Tech, United States, Washington Dc, National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, Bell Labs, Revolution Ventures, MOU, Steel, Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, New Enterprise Associates, Helsinki, Epic Games, New Providence


Slashback: Forced Social Isolation Causes Neural Craving Similar To Hunger

This is the first story in a new occasional article series we're calling Slashback. We'll be covering a topic that may not be breaking news, but is interesting to us. Today's Slashback story features an article from Scientific American highlighting the profound effect of severe social isolation on the brain. From the report: The feeling of "wanting" something has repeatedly been shown to increase dopamine transmission in the brain reward circuit (see here and here). This circuit consists of the ...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Slashback, Rebecca Saxe, Gillian Matthews, Livia Tomova, Saxelab


Moemaw Naedon – “Dr. Deadhorse” (Album Review)

Since covering Moemaw Naedon back in 2015 with his video, “A Passing Face”, to half a decade later with, “Slime Volcanoes” featuring Calig Kontra, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based rapper/producer has proved his consistency hasn’t slowed down. He has evolved into a stand out emcee and beat maker through out the years, and now his album, “Dr. Deadhorse” finally dropped this month. Consisting of 12-tracks, the only thing I have to say is DAMN! Probably one of the dopest underground projects out ...
Tags: Reviews, Los Angeles, Tech, Jazz, Odin, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Deadhorse, Calig Kontra, Moemaw Naedon, Slime Volcanoes, Deadhorse Moemaw Naedon, Seamus If Sway


Facebook Mods Sign Letter Protesting Zuckerberg's Stance on Trump Threats, Conspiracy Theories

A group of Facebook moderators has joined many of the firm’s staff in calling out CEO Mark Zuckerberg over his bullshit refusal to take actions against posts by Donald Trump that clearly violate its rules, the Guardian reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Racism, Guardian, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Content Moderation, George Floyd Protests


Senator Fears Clearview AI Facial Recognition Could Be Used On Protesters

Sen. Edward Markey has raised concerns that police and law enforcement agencies have access to controversial facial recognition app Clearview AI in cities where people are protesting the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died two weeks ago while in the custody of Minneapolis police. CNET reports: Markey, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, said Tuesday the technology could be used to identify and arrest prot...
Tags: Minneapolis, Massachusetts, Tech, Cnet, Markey, ClearView, Sen Edward Markey, Hoan, Commerce Science and Transportation Committee, Clearview AI, Clearview AI Facial Recognition, George Floyd, Markey Clearview


Apple Should Acquire DuckDuckGo To Put Pressure On Google Search, Analyst Argues

According to Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi, Apple should acquire privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo to put pressure on Google Search and tap into lucrative advertising revenue. 9to5Mac reports: According to Sacconaghi, Apple should acquire DuckDuckGo for around $1 billion as a way to put more pressure on Google and capture the advertising revenue that comes from the search industry. As reported by Street Insider, acquiring DuckDuckGo could serve as a 'stalking horse' to pressure Google...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Search, Tech, Bing, Microsoft Bing, Bernstein, Sacconaghi, Google Search Analyst Argues, Toni Sacconaghi Apple, Sacconaghi Apple


IBM ends all facial recognition work as CEO calls out bias and inequality

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna announced today that the company would no longer sell facial recognition services, calling for a “national dialogue” on whether it should be used at all. He also voiced support for a new bill aiming to reduce police violence and increase accountability. In a letter , written in support of the Justice in Policing Act introduced today, Krishna explains the company’s exit from the controversial business of facial identification as a service. IBM firmly opposes and will no...
Tags: Amazon, Senate, Tech, House, Aclu, Ibm, Krishna, Arvind Krishna


Talk about a control plane... US Air Force says upcoming B-21 stealth bomber will use Kubernetes

Google staff who protested drone AI effort could be quite interested in thisAn assistant secretary of the United States Air Force appears to have revealed that its forthcoming B-21 stealth bomber will use container-orchestration tool Kubernetes.…
Tags: Google, Linux, US Air Force, United States Air Force


Tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce are taking a stand against systemic racism, but their work with law enforcement could contradict their stances

Tech companies have made public statements condemning systemic racism as protests seek racial justice and an end to police brutality.  But some of those same companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, provide technology to police departments, which disproportionately target Black and brown communities. "People are looking to companies for more than pretty words," one expert said. "People are looking for action at a company level. Companies need to rethink their contracts and hiring practices a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Congress, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Mit, Fbi, Aclu, Ice, CBP, Salesforce, Customs


Silverfin wants to modernize accounting software with its cloud service

Meet Silverfin, a startup focused on accounting software. This isn’t about helping small startups handle accounting tasks themselves. Silverfin wants to build the cloud service for small and big accounting firms — Salesforce, but for accounting. The startup just raised a Series B funding round led by Hg — Index Ventures led the previous Series A round. While terms of the deal are undisclosed, a source told me the round is worth approximately $30 million. In order to improve productivity, Silv...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Enterprise, Tech, North America, Accounting, Sap, Index Ventures, Ghent Belgium, London Amsterdam, Silverfin, Copenhagen Silverfin


Golden Gate Bridge Starts To 'Sing' After Design Fix

San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge has started "singing" following recent changes to bicycle-path railings that appear to make music as the wind blows through them, residents have reported. The Guardian reports: Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz, a Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District spokesperson, said the sounds stemmed from long-planned wind retrofitting. "The new musical tones coming from the bridge are a known and inevitable phenomenon that stem from our wind retrofit project ...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Golden Gate Bridge, Paolo Cosulich Schwartz, Golden Gate Bridge Highway Transportation District, Cosulich Schwartz


Gold Gate Bridge Starts To 'Sing' After Design Fix

San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge has started "singing" following recent changes to bicycle-path railings that appear to make music as the wind blows through them, residents have reported. The Guardian reports: Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz, a Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District spokesperson, said the sounds stemmed from long-planned wind retrofitting. "The new musical tones coming from the bridge are a known and inevitable phenomenon that stem from our wind retrofit project ...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Golden Gate Bridge, Paolo Cosulich Schwartz, Golden Gate Bridge Highway Transportation District, Cosulich Schwartz


Amazon filed a noncompete lawsuit against another cloud VP after he took a job at Google Cloud (AMZN, GOOG)

Amazon filed a noncompete lawsuit in May against Brian Hall, a former cloud marketing vice president who took a similar job at Google Cloud. The company argues Hall's move places its confidential information at risk. Hall, the former VP, denied the allegations in a filing made on Monday, and is asking for the contract to be declared "unenforceable" by the court. Hall also says that he was led to believe that his noncompete agreement would not be enforced, and that his former boss at AWS was ab...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Aws, Seattle, Oracle, Hall, Signal, Amazon Web Services, Farrell, Brian Hall, Moyer, Google Cloud, Ashley Stewart


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Allegedly Pictured

Over the weekend some pretty interesting photos appeared over on Chiphell. They are of an alleged NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics card, which is more than likely either a prototype or engineering sample. The post NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Allegedly Pictured appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Leak, Nvidia, Graphics Card, RTX 3080, GeForce RTX 3080


The Future of Xbox Isn't Just a Console

With the Xbox Series X on the horizon, Microsoft's head of videogame hardware sees a future where consoles may no longer be front and center. Wired reports: Despite its massive push for the Xbox Series X, Microsoft is hedging its bets that a decade from now more and more gamers will be taking a "no gods, no masters" approach to where and how they play. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, thinks whether consoles will exist in 10 years is the wrong question to ask. "In the long run, to me, it's a question...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Sony, Nintendo, AAA, Spencer, Forza Horizon, Phil Spencer Head of Xbox, Spencer Read


Knott’s chicken restaurant reopens along with other Marketplace stores

People who’ve been missing Knott’s Berry Farms signature chicken dinner restaurant, as well as Peanuts Headquarters and other locations can rejoice: They’re reopening today, June 8, along with other locations at Knott’s California Marketplace. Chicken-To-Go and the Berry Market and Bakery have already reopened. The theme park itself will not open yet, and no reopening date has yet been set. Here is the current scheduled reopenings: Open now: Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant, Starbucks, Pe...
Tags: Apple, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Catalina Island, Knott, El Segundo, Newsom, Top Stories OCR, Knott's Berry Farm, Top Stories WDN, Mrs Knott, COVID, Coronavirus Closures


Analyst Argues Apple Should Acquire DuckDuckGo Search Engine

Apple should purchase a search engine to put pressure on Google, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi said Monday in a research report that was shared by Barron's. Apple and Google don't share details on the amount of money that Google pays to be the default search engine for iOS and Siri, but Sacconaghi estimates that it's around $7 to $8 billion per year, or 30 percent of the estimated $25 billion that Google generates in ad revenue from search on Apple devices. Google has long paid Apple to ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Siri, Bing, Duckduckgo, Barron, Google Microsoft, Apple Apple, Toni Sacconaghi, Sacconaghi, Google Bernstein, Siri zwnj, Google Nevertheless Apple, Analyst Argues Apple


Cox Slows Internet Speeds In Entire Neighborhoods To Punish Any Heavy Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Cox Communications is lowering Internet upload speeds in entire neighborhoods to stop what it considers "excessive usage," in a decision that punishes both heavy Internet users and their neighbors. Cox, a cable company with about 5.2 million broadband customers in the United States, has been sending notices to some heavy Internet users warning them to use less data and notifying them of neighborhood-wide speed decreases. In the case we will ...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, United States, Cox, Ars, Cox Communications


Here are 5 ways to use AI as a ‘bad apple detector’ for cops

When an apple begins to rot it creates a chemical called ethylene. If that apple happens to be in a barrel with a bunch of other apples, and the rotting causes its skin to break, the ethylene will immediately cause the other apples to start rotting. That’s why the proverb “one bad apple spoils the bunch” is meant as a warning. If you find one bad apple, all the apples around it are already rotting. Obviously, the smartest thing to do is to locate, isolate, and remove bad apples before they can p...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.5 After Releasing iOS 13.5.1 With Jailbreak Patch

Following the release of iOS 13.5.1 on June 1, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.5, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible. iOS 13.5.1 included a fix for the vulnerability that enabled the unc0ver jailbreaking tool that was released on May 24. The unc0ver jailbreak was compatible with all versions of iOS up to iOS 13.5, but since it has been patched in iOS 13.5.1, it is not possible to jailbreak a device running the iOS 13.5.1 update. Apple released a similar sec...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors


Here’s 5 ways to use AI as a ‘bad apple detector’ for cops

When an apple begins to rot it creates a chemical called ethylene. If that apple happens to be in a barrel with a bunch of other apples, and the rotting causes its skin to break, the ethylene will immediately cause the other apples to start rotting. That’s why the proverb “one bad apple spoils the bunch” is meant as a warning. If you find one bad apple, all the apples around it are already rotting. Obviously, the smartest thing to do is to locate, isolate, and remove bad apples before they can p...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


Lilium adds $35M from Baillie Gifford at a $1B+ valuation for its electric aircraft taxi service

While most air travel continues to be ground to a halt, a German startup working on what it hopes will be a major breakthrough in flying has raised more funds to continue building its service. Lilium, which is designing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft that it plans to build into a taxi-style fleet to ferry passengers within and between cities, has picked up an additional $35 million in funding. The capital is an extension to a $240 million round Lilium announced just in Ma...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, UK, Scotland, Tech, Tesla, Airbnb, Edinburgh, Aerospace, Baillie Gifford, Kitty Hawk, Joby, LGT, Gerber, Lilium


Here’s how to use DualShock 4 or Xbox One controllers on Apple devices

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can now use their respective console controllers to play on Apple devices.
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Trends, Apple TV, How-to, Xbox One controller, Dualshock 4, Ios 13, iPadOS


Startup dilution done right: Lemonade IPO edition

Every founder’s biggest fear is dilution — investors constantly carving off chunks of their equity in round after round of venture financing. Founders collectively own 100% of their companies in the beginning, but it isn’t uncommon for them to own single digits after years have gone by and millions of VC dollars have flowed into their startup. So I was a bit surprised to see the numbers today in Lemonade’s S-1 that showed just how well the company has been able to grow its invested capital and v...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Finance, Tech, Venture Capital, Initial Public Offering, Exit, Lemonade, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Growth and Monetization


Te explicamos cómo jugar Minecraft gratis

Familiarízate con el mundo de los bloques antes de pagar: estas son las maneras de jugar Minecraft gratis. The post Te explicamos cómo jugar Minecraft gratis appeared first on Digital Trends Español.
Tags: Technology, News


Microsoft desmiente retraso de un evento enfocado en Xbox Series X

Información extraoficial indicaba que la compañía cambió las fechas de una presentación planeada para junio
Tags: Technology, News, Microsoft


Homeland Security warns over ‘wormable’ Windows 10 bug

Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit is warning Windows 10 users to make sure that their systems are fully patched, after exploit code for a “wormable” bug was published online last week. The code takes advantage of a security vulnerability patched by Microsoft back in March. The bug caused confusion and concern after details of the “critical”-rated bug were initially published but quickly pulled offline. The exploit code, known as SMBGhost, exploits a bug in the server message blo...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Homeland Security


ClassTag raises $5M for parent-teacher communication

Like many working parents, Vlada Lotkina, the founder and CEO of ClassTag, wanted to be more involved in her daughter’s preschool education. A paper notice about an upcoming field trip, squeezed between messy folders in a backpack, begged for smart technology around parent-teacher communication, she recalls. Lotkina turned to other parents in the preschool class and found similar stresses. So, she teamed up with a fellow parent, Jason Olim, and launched ClassTag, a free parent-teacher communicat...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, Ukraine, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Western Europe, Wharton School of Business, Early Childhood, Founder Collective, Education tech, Recent Funding, Alleycorp, Vlada Lotkina, ClassTag



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