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City Builds Open-Access Broadband Network With Google Fiber As Its First ISP

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Google Fiber's wireline broadband is expanding to a new city for the first time in several years as part of a public-private partnership to build an open-access network that any ISP can use to offer service. The new network will be in West Des Moines, Iowa. Google Fiber "paused" plans to expand to new cities in October 2016 amid lawsuits filed by incumbent ISPs and construction problems that eventually led to the Alphabet-owned ISP's complet...
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Security Cameras Can Tell Burglars When You're Not Home, Study Shows

schwit1 shares a report from CNN: Some popular home security cameras could allow would-be burglars to work out when you've left the building, according to a study published Monday. Researchers found they could tell if someone was in, and even what they were doing in the home, just by looking at data uploaded by the camera and without monitoring the video footage itself. The international study was carried out by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Chinese Academy of S...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, Tyson, Queen Mary University of London QMUL, QMUL, Chinese Academy of Science, Security Cameras Can Tell Burglars, Gareth Tyson


Too little, too late: Facebook’s Oversight Board won’t launch until ‘late fall’

Facebook has announced that the limp “Oversight Board” intended to help make difficult content and policy decisions will not launch until “late fall,” which is to say, almost certainly after the election. You know, the election everyone is worried Facebook’s inability to police itself will serious affect. On Twitter, the board explained that as much as it would like to “officially begin our task of providing independent oversight of Facebook’s content decisions,” it regrets that it will be un...
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Eric Lefkofsky: Updating Solutions In Healthcare

Eric Lefkofsky founded Tempus in 2015. This technology company is based in Chicago, Illinois. Tempus has been created to store data. They are building a molecular and clinical database of information for doctors caring for cancer patients. Through artificial intelligence, doctors are able to access resources as it relates to cancer allowing them to provide a quick, real-time diagnosis with personal patient care as their focus. Tempus hopes to use its technology as an updated library of all infor...
Tags: Technology, Medicine, Eric Lefkofsky, Lefkofsky, Tempus, Philanthropist, Chicago Illinois Tempus


Finally revealed: identity of hacker blamed for stealing from 300+ companies and governments, in 44 countries

Unsealed court documents reveal the identity of Fxmsp, a hacker from Kazakhstan who is blamed for information theft from more than 300 companies and governments, in 44 different countries around the world. Patrick O'Neill at MIT Technology Review reports on the hacker identified as a 37-year-old man from Kazakhstan. Known as Fxmsp, the hacker became famous in 2019 when that he advertised access and source code for leading cybersecurity companies, amid claims he could make an individual “the i...
Tags: Security, Post, Technology, News, Washington, Mit, Tech News, Hacking, Hackers, Kazakhstan, Patrick O Neill, Western District, MIT Technology Review, Group IB, Turchin, Fxmsp


Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world

The last thing America needs right now is a brain drain Tech leaders and immigration lawyers have reacted with alarm to a Trump administration diktat that foreign university students in the US must return to their home countries if their college only offers online-only courses mid-pandemic.…
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News Brief: June updates from the Google News Initiative

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the news community has rapidly adjusted to new working conditions and challenges. But their core mission of providing quality information remains unchanged. We’re expanding our resources to help drive revenue growth for newsrooms, supporting journalists through fellowship programs and adapting online resources to help grow editorial and verification skills. Here’s what the Google News Initiative launched in June.Expanding global trainings for journalistsOver the com...
Tags: Google, Europe, News, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Vietnam, North America, GNI, Neil Varcoe, Google News Initiative, Anymind Group, Kai Ridenoure, European Journalism Centre EJC, First Draft News


China blackmailing dissenters in US to return home – FBI chief

Christopher Wray condemns Operation Fox Hunt campaign‘A sweeping bid to target Chinese nationals Xi sees as threats’Chinese agents have been pursuing hundreds of Chinese nationals living in the US in an effort to force their return, as part of a global campaign against the country’s diaspora, known as Operation Fox Hunt, the FBI director has said. Related: Apple under pressure to act after TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, China, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Fbi, Asia Pacific, Fox Hunt, Christopher Wray, Hong Kong Continue, Operation Fox Hunt, Tiktok


U.S. is investigating claims that TikTok violated children's privacy

The FTC and the Justice Department are investigating claims that TikTok, the popular social media app with close ties to China, violated a 2019 agreement to protect children's privacy. Reports Diane Bartz at Reuters, The Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others in May asked the FTC look into their allegations TikTok failed to delete videos and personal information about users age 13 and younger as it had agreed to do, among other violations. Reuters co...
Tags: Post, Family, Technology, Kids, News, Privacy, Children, Law, China, Social Media, US news, Tech News, United States, Justice Department, Ftc, Reuters


Cops Seize Server That Hosted BlueLeaks, DDoSecrets Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Authorities in Germany have seized a server used by the organization that published a trove of US police internal documents commonly known as BlueLeaks, according to the organization's founder. On Tuesday, Emma Best, the founder of Distributed Denial of Secrets or DDoSecrets, a WikiLeaks-like website that has published the police data, said that prosecutors in the German town of Zwickau seized the organization's "primary public download serve...
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Five years of Google for Startups in Korea

I found my passion for supporting startups during my first visit to Pakistan in 2013. After working at Google for more than three years, I’d decided to take on a project helping women entrepreneurs in Asia Pacific. That’s how I ended up speaking to Pakistani university students, hearing from talented female founders with a vision for change, and working to connect them with mentorship and resources. Here were smart women with big ideas—it was incredible to see them make meaningful contributions ...
Tags: Google, Asia, Entrepreneurs, Asia Pacific, Pakistan, Korea, Tokyo, Seoul, Wanted, Google in Asia, Yoonmin Cho, JARANDA, Seojung Chang, Chaehyun Lee, Bokkee Lee


Mathematician Ronald Graham Dies At 84

The American Mathematical Society has announced the passing of Ronald Graham, "one of the principal architects of the rapid development worldwide of discrete mathematics in recent years." He died July 6th at the age of 84. From the report: Graham published more than 350 papers and books with many collaborators, including more than 90 with his wife, Fan Chung, and more than 30 with Paul Erdos. In addition to writing articles with Paul Erdos, Graham had a room in his house reserved for Erdos's fre...
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AMD Launches Ryzen 3000XT Series CPUs At Higher Clock Speeds To Battle Intel

MojoKid writes: Last month, AMD made its Ryzen 3000XT series processors official, after weeks of leaks and speculation. Ryzen 3000XT series processors are tweaked versions of the original 3000X series products, but with higher clocks and the ability to maintain turbo frequencies longer. Launching today, AMD's new Ryzen 5 3600XT is a 6 core/12-thread processor, with a 3.8GHz base clock and a 4.5GHz max boost clock. That's a 100MHz increase over the 3600X. The Ryzen 7 3800XT is an 8-core/16-thread...
Tags: Tech, Amd, RYZEN, Battle Intel


iPhone 12 Sizes Compared with iPhone SE, 7, 8, SE 2, X, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max [Update]

Apple is planning on launching the iPhone 12 this fall which is rumored to be coming in 3 different sizes: 5.4", 6.1" and 6.7". The middle size (6.1") matches up with the currently shipping iPhone 11, but the other two sizes will be entirely new. Over the weekend, there was some excitement about how well the new 5.4" ‌iPhone 12‌ compares to the original iPhone SE. Those who have been hoping for a smaller iPhone see the 5.4" model as possible successor to the original ‌iPhone SE‌ in terms of o...
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iPhone 12 Sizes Compared with iPhone SE, 7, 8, SE 2, X, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

Apple is planning on launching the iPhone 12 this fall which is rumored to be coming in 3 different sizes: 5.4", 6.1" and 6.7". The middle size (6.1") matches up with the currently shipping iPhone 11, but the other two sizes will be entirely new. Over the weekend, there was some excitement about how well the new 5.4" ‌iPhone 12‌ compares to the original iPhone SE. Those who have been hoping for a smaller iPhone see the 5.4" model as possible successor to the original ‌iPhone SE‌ in terms of o...
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Apple's Homegrown Chips Could Be the End for AMD Graphics in Macs

Apple’s transition to its own Mac silicon has brought up a slew of questions, and now it seems like the future of the company’s third-party graphics card support in Macs is up for debate.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Mac, Intel, Nvidia, Amd, Graphics Cards, AMD Graphics


Only 9% of Visitors Give GDPR Consent To Be Tracked

Marko Saric, a digital marketing consultant and blogger, conducted his own experiment to find out how many visitors would engage with a GDPR banner and grant GDPR consent to their information being collected and shared. For his study, Saric used Metomic for his GDPR consent banner and tested it on two different websites during June. "Site 1 was a site about a tech topic with the majority of visitors coming from Google organic search (60%) and browsing from laptop or desktop devices (60%)," write...
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Samsung will reveal the next Galaxy Note on August 5

Samsung’s next big Unpacked event is scheduled for August 5. As is the trend these days, the unveiling will be online-only, following in the footsteps of big virtual events from the likes of. Microsoft and Apple. It’s Samsung’s first crack at the format. The company just made it under the pre-COVID-19 shutdown wire back in February for the Galaxy S20 launch. The headliner of next month’s event will no doubt be the next version of Samsung’s popular phablet line. The Galaxy Note S20 has leaked...
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Ennio Morricone (RIP) and Sergio Leone Pose Together in Their Primary School Year Book, 1937

Little did they know where life would take them--and how their futures would be intertwined. A great find by @ddoniolvalcroze.... Ennio Morricone (RIP) and Sergio Leone Pose Together in Their Primary School Year Book, 1937 is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.
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Trump Administration Begins Formal Withdrawal From WHO

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The White House has officially moved to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), a senior administration official confirmed Tuesday, breaking ties with a global public health body in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. has submitted its withdrawal notification to the United Nations secretary-general, the official said. Withdrawal requires a year's notice, so it will not go into effect until July 6, 2021, ...
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Daily Crunch: Magic Leap gets a new CEO

There’s new leadership at troubled startup Magic Leap, Uber launches grocery delivery and Palantir files to go public. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 7, 2020. The big story: Magic Leap has a new CEO Can Peggy Johnson, the former vice president of business development at Microsoft, turn things around for Magic Leap? The augmented/mixed reality company laid off most of its staff in April, and while it managed to raise another $375 million to keep going, that fundraise meant the departure of ...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Kerry Washington, Microsoft, India, US, Tech, Dallas, Miami, Fox News, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Johnson, Qualcomm, Palantir, Latin America


Apple Pay Could Be Used to Make Payments With QR Codes in the Future

Code in iOS 14 suggests that Apple is working on a feature that would let users make payments with Apple Pay by scanning a QR code or barcode with the iPhone camera. References to the feature were found in the Wallet app by 9to5Mac after updating to the second iOS 14 beta that was released today. The feature for scanning a QR code does not work at this time, but it appears users will scan a QR code with the ‌iPhone‌'s camera to pay bills using an Apple Pay-compatible card stored in the Walle...
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Microsoft Brings Android OS Development for Surface Duo In-house With Movial Acquisition

Microsoft is forming a team internally under the Microsoft Devices division that will handle the development of the Android OS for Surface Duo going forward. Windows Central: According to my sources, up until now, Microsoft had contracted the OS work out to third-party vendors such as Movial, who had the expertise required to bring Android to life on Surface Duo. Movial is a software, services, and design engineering company that was working closely with Microsoft on Surface Duo during its proto...
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Ennio Morricone (RIP) and Sergio Leone Pose Together in the Primary School Year Book, 1937

A great find by @ddoniolvalcroze.... Ennio Morricone (RIP) and Sergio Leone Pose Together in the Primary School Year Book, 1937 is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.
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This app solves the biggest problem with video calls that Google and Zoom haven't been able to figure out

Mmhmm is an app that will eventually allow people to virtually share their screen with others in a video call while also remaining in the picture. Founded by ex-Evernote CEO Phil Libin, the app will let you share your presentation, a web browser, or even a live newscast by adding a virtual camera into your regular Zoom or Google Meet calls. The service is a solution to a problem experienced by many amid a mass migration to videoconferencing and remote work. The app is still in beta, but the co...
Tags: Google, Trends, Silicon Valley, Sequoia Capital, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Biz Stone, Phil Libin, Julia, Apple Google, Google Apple, Instagram Twitter, Libin, Google Meet, Kevin Hartz, PayPal Mmhmm


Nokia To Add Open Interfaces To Its Telecom Equipment

Nokia has become the first major telecom equipment maker to commit to adding open interfaces in its products that will allow mobile operators to build networks that are not tied to a vendor. Reuters reports: The new technology, dubbed Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN), aims to reduce reliance on any one vendor by making every part of a telecom network interoperable and allowing operators to choose different suppliers for different components. Currently, Nokia along with Ericsson and Huawei su...
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'Disappointing' Zuckerberg meeting fails to yield results, say Facebook boycott organizers

Civil rights groups say company did not commit to concrete plan to address hate speech and misinformationThe organizers behind a major advertiser boycott of Facebook have called a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg and other executives “disappointing”, saying the company failed to commit to concrete solutions for addressing hate speech and misinformation on the platform.Officials at Facebook, including Zuckerberg, the CEO, and Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, met with members of the coalition...
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Facebook boycott leaders ‘disappointed’ after meeting with Zuckerberg, Sandberg

What began as a relatively small effort by activist organizations to hold Facebook accountable for perceived policy failings has snowballed into a mass corporate backlash—and a rare moment of discomfort for a company that enjoys its status as one of tech’s untouchable giants. As the #StopHateforProfit campaign continues to attract surprisingly mainstream corporations to its boycott of Facebook advertising, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and the newly back-at-Facebook Chief Product Officer Chri...
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7th Former eBay Employee Charged In Cyberstalking Campaign Targeting Natick Couple

A seventh former eBay employee is now facing federal charges in connection with a cyberstalking campaign that allegedly targeted a Natick couple who wrote critical content about the company in its newsletter. From a report: Philip Cooke, 55, of San Jose, Calif. is charged with conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses. Cooke, who was a former Santa Clara police captain and was supervisor of security operations at eBay's European and Asian offices, is expected to ...
Tags: Ebay, Boston, New York City, Tech, Santa Clara, SAN JOSE Calif, Cooke, San Jose California, Natick, James Baugh, David Harville, Philip Cooke



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