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Uber appoints Pradeep Parameswaran as new head of its Asia Pacific business

Uber has appointed Pradeep Parameswaran, who oversaw the ride-hailing giant’s business in India and South Asia for two years, as the regional general manager of its Asia Pacific region operations. Parameswaran, who starts his new role next week, will be tasked to improve Uber’s presence in the nine nations in the Asia Pacific region where the company currently operates. “There is huge potential to serve more Uber customers and continue innovating across the diverse region, whether that be tax...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, Asia Pacific, Zomato, South Asia, Jain


These are the best cheap MacBook deals for June 2020

If you’re in the market for a new MacBook, our deals roundup will help make your choice a little easier.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro


Developer Warns VR Headset Damaged Eyesight

Software developer Danny Bittman tweeted about how he's convinced that his eyesight was damaged from wearing a VR headset for hours a day. The BBC reports: Danny Bittman, who has worked as a virtual reality developer for four years, suggested it could have affected his eyesight. "Just had my first eye doctor visit in three years. Now I'm very worried about my future VR use. I have a new eye convergence problem that acts like dyslexia. The doc, a headset owner, is convinced my VR use caused this....
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Vr, Association of Optometrists, Danny Bittman, Ceri Smith Jaynes


Some States Have Embraced Online Voting. It's a Huge Risk.

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Politico: On Sunday, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan revealed numerous security flaws in the product that West Virginia and Delaware are using, saying it "represents a severe risk to election security and could allow attackers to alter election results without detection." In fact, it may be a decade or more before the U.S. can safely entrust the internet with the selection of its lawmakers and presid...
Tags: West Virginia, Tech, Delaware, University Of Michigan, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Joe Kiniry, Kiniry


Android 11’s public beta is out — here are the best new features

Google today released the first public Android 11 Beta. Normally the company would leave its biggest announcements for Google I/O, but with coronavirus canceling that event, the update was released today without much fanfare. That’s not to say the update isn’t a big one though – there are several useful new features, including changes to notifications, bubble conversations, security improvements, and more. Here are some of the best ones. Conversations, refined The most notable update is a change...
Tags: Google, Startups, Insider, Plugged


Report: Facebook Helped the FBI Exploit Vulnerability in a Secure Linux Distro for Child Predator Sting

Facebook security personnel and engineers helped the FBI track down a notorious child predator by helping a third-party company develop an exploit in a security-focused version of the Linux operating system, Tails, per a Wednesday report by Vice. But they did so quietly and without notifying the developers of Tails…Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Social Media, Surveillance, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, CSAM


The best encrypted messaging apps for iOS and Android

Encrypted messaging apps ensure your communications are truly private. We round up the best apps available.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, Messaging Apps, Encrypted Messaging, Buying Guides


Tesla Joins 4-Digit Club, Share Price Cracks $1,000

Tesla has become the world's most valuable automaker -- surpassing Toyota -- as its stock pushes to a new high at $1,000 a share. Slashdot reader 140Mandak262Jamuna writes: Tesla is in a tear lately, after better than expected sales report from China. Elon Musk himself tweeted, during the trading session too, that it was overvalued at $760. The speculation seems to be centered on the idea that Tesla is going to join S&P500 by eking out a token profit this quarter. Most people think it is due to ...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Toyota, China Elon Musk, Tesla Joins, Digit Club Share Price Cracks, Ihor of S3, Reflex Research


The 'Useless' Perspective That Transformed Mathematics

Representation theory was initially dismissed. Today, it's central to much of mathematics. From a report: When representation theory emerged in the late 19th century, many mathematicians questioned its worth. In 1897, the English mathematician William Burnside wrote that he doubted that this unorthodox perspective would yield any new results at all. "Basically what [Burnside was] saying is that representation theory is useless," said Geordie Williamson of the University of Sydney in a 2015 lectu...
Tags: Germany, Tech, University of Sydney, Burnside, Emily Norton, Jared Weinstein, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Geordie Williamson, William Burnside, Boston University Read


Zoom shuts account of US-based rights group after Tiananmen anniversary meeting

Free speech fears raised after US company says it closed human rights group’s account to comply with local lawsZoom temporarily closed a US account of activists who met to mark the anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, raising alarm about free speech on the fast-growing video-meeting service.US-based rights campaigners turned to Zoom, which has become a way of life for many people during the coronavirus lockdown, to connect more than 250 people to remember Beijing’s crushing of the ...
Tags: Technology, Protest, China, US, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Tiananmen Square protests 1989, Zoom, Tiananmen Square, Tiananmen


European Police Bust Alleged Pirate Streaming Service With Over 2 Million Users

Sick of streaming paywalls and unending searches on multiple services to find where that one movie doesn’t cost five bucks? Seems like a whole lot of people in Europe are too. Police throughout the European Union have taken down a TV and movie streaming ring that they claim involved over 2 million subscribers, dozens…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Hbo, TV, Science, Technology, Crime, Movies, European Union, Netflix, Streaming, Piracy


European Police Bust Alleged Pirate Streaming Service With Over Two Million Users

Sick of streaming paywalls and unending searches on multiple services to find where that one movie doesn’t cost five bucks? Seems like a whole lot of people in Europe are too. Police throughout the European Union have taken down a TV and movie streaming ring that they claim involved over two million subscribers,…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Hbo, TV, Science, Technology, Crime, Movies, European Union, Netflix, Streaming, Piracy


Amazon Pauses Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech For a Year

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Amazon on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, reversing its long-time support of selling the technology to law enforcement. Civil liberties activists have voiced concern that facial recognition could lead to unjust arrests during demonstrations against police brutality, racial injustice and the death of George Floyd. Critics also have questioned the software's accuracy, pointi...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Tech, Ibm, Amazon Web Services, Thorn, Reuters, Marinus Analytics, George Floyd


Watch Rocket Lab’s 12th launch ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ take off tonight

Rocket Lab’s delayed 12th launch is scheduled to take place tonight late night Pacific time, mid-afternoon on the 11th at the company’s New Zealand launch facility. The Electron rocket will be taking payloads to orbit from NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and the University of New South Wales. “Don’t Stop Me Now,” named after the favorite Queen song of board member Scott Smith, who passed away in February, was originally scheduled for takeoff in late March. The delay is due to, of cou...
Tags: Space, Tech, Nasa, Earth, New Zealand, Queen, East Coast, Pacific, Aerospace, Launches, National Reconnaissance Office, Don, Boston University, UNSW, SCOTT SMITH, Rocket Lab


Cox Readies a Re-entry Into Mobile

Mike Dano, reporting for Light Reading: Cox Communications -- one of the nation's largest cable providers -- is preparing to launch a mobile service, according to several sources familiar with the company's plans. However, the details of Cox's mobile strategy, including when it might launch and which wireless network provider it might partner with, are still unclear. AT&T executives have publicly indicated that the carrier is looking to sign MVNO partnerships with cable operators, and the source...
Tags: Verizon, Tech, Comcast, Mvno, Cox, Todd Smith, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Xfinity Mobile, Altice Mobile, Cox Readies, Mike Dano, Altice USA Comcast, T Mobile s network A Cox


iOS 13.6 Beta Saves Your Reading Position in Apple News Articles

The iOS 13.6 beta, which is currently in testing, introduces an Apple News feature that's designed to save your place in an article when you start reading something and then exit out of the article or the app. In iOS 13.5.1 and earlier, if you exit out of an article while reading it and then attempt to return to that same article later, the ‌Apple News‌ app automatically starts back at the beginning of the article. In iOS 13.6, it opens back up to the place that you left off so you don't nee...
Tags: Apple, Apple News, Ios 13


Babylon Health Data Breach Allowed Users To View Other Patients' Video Consultations

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Babylon Health has acknowledged that its GP video appointment app has suffered a data breach. The firm was alerted to the problem after one of its users discovered he had been given access to dozens of video recordings of other patients' consultations. A follow-up check by Babylon revealed a small number of further UK users could also see others' sessions. The firm said it had since fixed the issue and notified regulators. Babylon allows its memb...
Tags: UK, Tech, Bbc, Babylon Health, Babylon


Amazon’s facial recognition moratorium has major loopholes

In a surprise blog post, Amazon said it will put the brakes on providing its facial recognition technology to police for one year, but refuses to say if the move applies to federal law enforcement agencies. The moratorium comes two days after IBM said in a letter it was leaving the facial recognition market altogether. Arvind Krishna, IBM’s chief executive, cited a “pursuit of justice and racial equity” in light of the recent protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a white police o...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Publishing, Privacy, Minneapolis, Congress, Massachusetts, Tech, Aclu, Computing, Ibm, Customs, Facial Recognition, New England, Federal Government, American Civil Liberties Union


Amazon won’t say if its facial recognition moratorium applies to the feds

In a surprise blog post, Amazon said it will put the brakes on providing its facial recognition technology to police for one year. The moratorium comes two days after IBM said in a letter it was leaving the facial recognition market altogether. Arvind Krishna, IBM’s chief executive, cited a “pursuit of justice and racial equity” in light of the recent protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis last month. Amazon’s statement — just 102 words in len...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Publishing, Privacy, Minneapolis, Congress, Massachusetts, Tech, Spokesperson, Aclu, Computing, Ibm, Customs, Facial Recognition, New England, Federal Government


Here are the best features of Android 11 beta

Android 11 beta is now available to developers
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Google Android, Android 11, Android 11 Beta


Just Eat Takeaway confirms it’s gobbling up Grubhub in a $7.3B deal

Consolidation in the world of on-demand food ordering and delivery continues apace. Today, Just Eat Takeaway — the European company that only just got its own $7.8 billion merger approved by regulators in April of this year — officially that it has reached an agreement to acquire Grubhub in the U.S. for an enterprise value of $7.3 billion. The company said the combined operation — which processed 593 million orders in 2019 — will have over 70 million combined active customers globally. Under t...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, China, US, Tech, Chicago, North America, Exit, Matt, Maloney, GrubHub, Groen, Matt Maloney, North America Jitse Groen, Jitse


Theaters are ready to reopen, but is America ready to go back to the movies?

Last week, AMC marked its earnings report with a somber note. The movie theater giant warned of losses reaching up to $2.4 billion, courtesy of COVID-19-related closures, adding that “substantial doubt exists about our ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time.” AMC isn’t alone. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on theaters that rely on in-person foot traffic for the vast majority of their income. And as they’ve waited to reopen, some theaters have marked ...
Tags: Twitter, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, California, Cdc, New York City, Amc, Disney, America, Tech, Nbcuniversal, Sony, Selena Gomez


HBCUVc founder Hadiyah Mujhid on one way investors can advance racial equity

In response to VC’s sudden rush to invest in more Black founders, Black venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have penned a bunch of advice on the best way to tap into talent.  Among the strategies? Team up with Black firms already doing the work. Some firms have said that they’re going to turn to HBCUVc, a non-profit organization that helps students from historically black colleges and universities enter venture and tech. In response to an outpouring of donations and support for HBCUvc, its fou...
Tags: TC, Business, Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles, Tech, Chicago, United States, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Black, Startup Company, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, HBCU, Corporate Finance, Hadiyah Mujhid, HBCUvc


Uber and Lyft drivers are now employees under California law, according to a new ruling from regulators (UBER, LYFT)

California's Public Utilities Commission said in an order Tuesday that Uber and Lyft drivers are "presumed to be employees" under AB-5, the state's new gig work law. The agency, which oversees ride-hailing companies, said they must now comply with existing regulations related to employees. The ruling is a significant defeat for Uber and Lyft, which had argued publicly and in lawsuits that their drivers were properly classified as independent contractors. Uber, Lyft, and other similar services ...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, Uber, California, Trends, Commission, San Diego, Cpuc, Los Angeles San Francisco, AB, California Public Utilities Commission, TNC, Public Utilities Commission, Uber Lyft, Uber and Lyft, Rideshare Drivers United


‘Crossing Swords’ Trailer: Hulu’s New Stop-Motion Series is a Raunchy Medieval Adventure

If you took Game of Thrones, ran it through a cutesy Playmobil-style filter, and put the executive producers of Robot Chicken behind it, you’d get Crossing Swords, the new stop-motion animated series coming to Hulu. Robot Chicken executive producers John Harvatine IV and Tom Root created and wrote the 10-episode stop-motion animated series, which taps into just the brand of goofy gore and raunchy jokes that their fans love, now in a medieval setting. Watch the Crossing Swords trailer below. ...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, Television, Movies, Netflix, Animation, Game Of Thrones, Hulu, Playmobil, Patrick, Nicholas Hoult, Hoult, Robot Chicken, TV Trailer, Tara Strong, John Harvatine


New Twitter Feature Nags You For Sharing Articles Without Opening Them

If you try to tweet the link to an article you haven't opened, Twitter may suggest that you read it before posting. It's all part of a new feature the company is rolling out in an effort to "help promote informed discussion." Business Insider reports: "Sharing an article can spark conversation, so you may want to read it before you Tweet it," the announcement reads. It's one of the latest measures Twitter has taken in recent months to more actively steer discourse on the app. It's not clear whet...
Tags: Twitter, India, Tech, Brazil


Illegal Netflix, Amazon Streamers Cut Off After European Arrests

European police busted an illegal streaming ring that provided service to 2 million people and was so sophisticated that it had its own customer-service team. From a report: The criminal network operated for over five years and offered more than 40,000 channels, movies, documentaries and other content, according to European police coordination agency Europol. The scale of the operation shows how the big streaming platforms still struggle to deal with content theft as criminals find new ways to h...
Tags: Tech, Paypal, Europol, Netflix Walt Disney Co


How to Download Speaker Notes in Google Slides

With Creator Studio, you can easily convert your Google Slides presentation into animated GIFs and video slideshows. The add-on can also extract speaker notes from your slides and export them as a text file in Google Drive. To get started, open your deck in Google Slides, go to the Addons menu and choose Creator Studio. Next, select the Speaker Notes menu and you’ll see just the speaker notes of all slides in a popup window that you can download and print. How are S...
Tags: Google, Seo, Archives, Google Slides, Google Apps Script, Google Slides Google Slides, Print Settings and Preview Here


Tulsa is trying to build a startup ecosystem from scratch

When you think about startup hubs, Tulsa, Oklahoma is probably not the first city that comes to mind. A coalition of business, education, government and philanthropists are working to foster a startup ecosystem in a city that’s better known for its aerospace and energy companies. These community leaders recognized that raising the standard of living for a wide cross-section of citizens required a new generation of companies and jobs — which takes commitment from a broad set of interested parties...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Oklahoma, Economic Development, Glassdoor, Tulsa Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa


Grado unveils its $420 Hemp Headphone

Grado has a new pair of their signature headphones on the way, and between the pricing, hemp-infused wooden body and pot leaf insignia, it’s clear they’ve got their eye on a very particular customer. The Brooklyn-based audio brand known for their rich, open-air sound has a pretty established lineup at this point but over the past few years they’ve been playing around more with limited editions that use different types of wood and composites to house their audio components. The Hemp Headphone’s s...
Tags: TC, Tech, Brooklyn, Grado



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