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Google Faces Lawsuit Over Tracking In Apps Even When Users Opted Out

Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company's recommended settings for stopping such monitoring, a lawsuit seeking class action status alleged on Tuesday. Reuters reports: The new complaint in a U.S. district court in San Jose accuses Google of violating federal wiretap law and California privacy law by logging what users are looking at in news, ride-hailing and other types of apps despite them having turned off "Web & App Activi...
Tags: Google, California, Tech, San Jose, Reuters, Privacy Controls Google


Samsung: Expect 6G In 2028, Enabling Mobile Holograms and Digital Twins

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: [A]s 5G continues to roll out, 6G research continues, and today top mobile hardware developer Samsung is weighing in with predictions of what's to come. Surprisingly, the South Korean company is preparing for early 6G to launch two years ahead of the commonly predicted 2030 timeframe, even though both the proposed use cases and the underlying technology are currently very shaky. Given that the 5G standard already enabled massive boosts in dat...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Digital Twins, VentureBeat Similarly Samsung


Adam Neumann is back in the shared economy business with an investment in GoTo Global

Adam Neumann, the controversial co-founder and former CEO of WeWork, has taken a 33% equity stake in GoTo Global, a shared mobility company that operates in Israel and Malta and aims to expand into Europe later this year. Neumann’s family office, 166 2nd Financial Services, invested $10 million into GoTo Global, as part of a $19 million Series B round. As part of his investment, Neumann will be able to appoint one board member on his behalf. Existing shareholder Shagrir Group Vehicle Servi...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Israel, Tech, Automotive, United States, WeWork, Madrid, Malta, Neumann, Adam Neumann, SoftBank Group, Shagrir, 2nd Financial Services, GoTo Global


19 Scholarships for MS in Canada [2020]

Are you looking for scholarships in Canada? Google for “scholarships in Canada” and you will get hundreds of pages. But you don’t get the application process, evaluation criteria and timeline to apply. I have good news for you! We’ve curated top 19 scholarships in Canada that you must apply, provided you meet their criteria. We’ve covered everything that you need to know to successfully submit your scholarship applications. For more information check the link below: https://admissiontable.c...
Tags: Travel, Google, Canada, Andy Rodriguez


Istio Community Wary of Google's New Open Source Trademark Protection Scheme

Google says it's a way for open source projects to protect trademarks, but others see it as a way to retain control of its open source projects.
Tags: Google, Linux


The best Nokia 5.3 cases to keep your budget phone protected

Keep this $200 budget-friendly beast safe from daily bumps and accidents with one of the best Nokia 5.3 cases.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Nokia, Trends, Buying Guides, HMD Global, Accessory of the Week, Nokia 5.3


The best Nokia 5.3 cases

Keep this $200 budget-friendly beast safe from daily bumps and accidents with one of the best Nokia 5.3 cases.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Nokia, Trends, Buying Guides, HMD Global, Accessory of the Week, Nokia 5.3


Your Car Is Spewing Microplastics That Blow Around the World

rmdingler shares a report: When you drive, tiny bits of plastic fly off your tires and brakes. Now scientists have shown how all that road muck is blowing into environments like the Arctic. When the world fully transitions from cars that run on dinosaur juice to cars that run on electricity, humanity will have eliminated a major source of planet-warming carbon dioxide and a major threat to human health -- air pollution kills nearly 550,000 children under age 5 each year. But a hidden environment...
Tags: Americas, Tech, Nature Communications, Europe Asia, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Nikolaos Evangeliou, Arctic Greenland


Baby Was Infected With Coronavirus In Womb, Study Reports

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Researchers on Tuesday [reported in the journal Nature Communications] strong evidence that the coronavirus can be transmitted from a pregnant woman to a fetus. A baby born in a Paris hospital in March to a mother with Covid-19 tested positive for the virus and developed symptoms of inflammation in his brain, said Dr. Daniele De Luca, who led the research team and is chief of the division of pediatrics and neonatal critical care at Par...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Paris, Zika, University of Pittsburgh, Nature Communications, De Luca, Robert Romero, Magee Womens Research Institute, Daniele De Luca, Paris Saclay University Hospitals, Yoel Sadovsky


White House Reportedly Orders Hospitals To Bypass CDC During COVID-19 Data Collection

The Trump administration is now ordering hospitals to send coronavirus patient data to a database in Washington, DC as part of a new initiative that may bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a report from The New York Times published on Tuesday. The Verge reports: As outlined in a document (PDF) posted to the website of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), hospitals are being ordered to send data directly to the administration, effective tomorrow...
Tags: Cdc, White House, US, Tech, Washington Dc, The Times, Peter Thiel, The New York Times, Trump, Department of Health and Human Services HHS, HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Palantir The Silicon Valley


Verizon Has Turned To Google Cloud's Contact Center AI To Automate Phone Calls

Verizon has turned to Google Cloud's Contact Center AI to automate its customer-service phone calls and chatbot conversations. The Register reports: The Contact Center AI technology will, we're told, use natural-language recognition to transcribe on-the-fly customers as they talk down the line. This speech-to-text output will be fed into Dialogflow, a platform that parses the text and generates responses in real-time. Similarly, written conversations with online support chatbots will be processe...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Tech


Old-school security hole perfect for worms and remote hijackings found lurking in Windows Server DNS code

You'll want to patch that – and all these other bugs fixed by Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, VMware, SAP, Google Mega Patch Tuesday Microsoft on Tuesday patched a wormable hole in its Windows Server software that can be exploited remotely to completely commandeer the machine without any authorization. It was one of hundreds of security bugs squashed today by Redmond along with Oracle, Adobe, VMware, SAP and Google.…
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Software, Sap, Redmond


Unravel the symbols of ancient Egypt

Today marks the anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, the tool that first unlocked the mystery of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Ancient Egyptians used this writing system more than 4000 years ago to record their stories, but only a select group knew how to read and write them. But today, thanks to the new Google Arts & Culture tool Fabricius, anyone can interactively discover this fascinating language by means of three dedicated gateways: First, you can “Learn” about the language of...
Tags: Google, Egypt, British Museum, Arts And Culture, Giza, Rosetta Stone, Tut, Howard Carter, Coughenour, Chance Coughenour, Fabricius, Google in the Middle East, British Museum Rosetta Stone, Museem, Macquarie University Psycle Interactive Ubisoft


TikTok's under pressure from the US government, and competitors like Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram are capitalizing on the app's uncertain future (FB, GOOGL, SNAP)

The Trump administration recently said it's considering placing a ban on TikTok, the viral app with ties to China through its parent company, ByteDance. In the wake of the threatened ban, competing short-video apps — like Dubsmash, Byte, and Triller — have seen an uptick in their download numbers as TikTok users prepare to migrate to other platforms. The situation has also opened a window for tech companies, including YouTube and Instagram, to roll out new formats and features reminiscent of T...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, China, India, US, Trends, Dubsmash, Trump, Reuters, Triller, Snapchat YouTube, Bytedance, Tiktok, Sensor Tower Data


Tesla lands at least $14.7 million in tax breaks to locate Cybertruck factory in Texas

Lawmakers in Texas just gave Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk another incentive to locate its next factory there. Commissioners in Travis County, home to Austin and the possible next Tesla factory, approved Tuesday property tax breaks worth at least $14.7 million — and potentially more — over 10 years. The incentives are on top of $46.6 million in property tax abatement that the Del Valle School District Board approved earlier this month.  News of the approval pushed Tesla shares 3.5% higher in ...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nashville, Nevada, Oklahoma, East Coast, Travis County, Austin Statesman, Del Valle School District Board


We mapped out Netflix's 56 most powerful executives and their roles in an exclusive interactive chart, including its new CMO (NFLX)

Netflix, the global leader in streaming TV, is having a moment now that more people are staying home. But it still faces pressure to hold on to its standing as legacy-media and tech rivals pursue their own streaming plays. Business Insider spoke with current and former Netflix employees, as well as industry experts, to identify the 56 most powerful executives leading key growth areas at the company. They include influential execs such as Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and new Chief Marketi...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Black Mirror, Ted Sarandos, Reed Hastings, Hastings, Comcast AT T, Scott Stuber, New York Times Dealbook, Todd Yellin, Bozoma Saint John, Bela Bajaria, Greg Peters


Is It Time To Kill the Penny?

COVID-19 has constipated the economy and prompted the U.S. Mint to cut back on coin production to keep its workers safe. As NPR's Greg Rosalsky writes, this could be a rallying cry for a long-running movement that has lost steam in recent years: Kill the penny! "With the closure of the economy, the flow of coins through the economy has ... kind of stopped," explained Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell last month. Is now the time to kill the penny? From the report: Last year, almost 60% (PDF) of...
Tags: Tech, Npr, Federal Reserve, White, Michael White, U S Mint, Jerome Powell, Wake Forest University, Greg Rosalsky, Robert Whaples


With no mandate to shut down, even if employees get sick, one expert calls Silicon Valley's reopening 'a very easy route of transmission' (FB, GOOGL, GOOG, AAPL, AMZN)

Public health experts warn that an office is an inherently risky environment for spreading COVID-19. But major tech companies like Apple and Facebook are starting to send some employees back to the office, even as coronavirus cases in much of the country, including in California, continue to rise. How a workplace handles COVID-19 in its ranks is often left up to the company. There is little mandate from federal or state governments in how companies should deal with and communicate infections t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, New York, California, Cdc, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley, The New York Times


iOS 14: How to Check Headphone Audio Level in Real Time

Last year in iOS 13, Apple introduced new hearing features in the Health app that are designed to help users avoid being exposed to high levels of sound when wearing headphones for an extended period of time. In iOS 14, Apple is advancing its hearing features by adding the ability to measure the volume level of what you're listening to in real time. With the new feature, Apple is putting more emphasis on the health dangers of being exposed to high volume audio. Listening to something at 80 de...
Tags: Apple, Hearing, Control Center, Ios 14


Google Steers Users To YouTube Over Rivals

A Wall Street Journal investigation found that Google gives its online video service YouTube the advantage when choosing the best video clips to promote from around the web. From the report: Take a clip of basketball star Zion Williamson that the National Basketball Association posted online in January, when he made his highly anticipated pro debut. The clip was popular on Facebook Inc., drawing more than one million views and nearly 900 comments as of March. A nearly identical YouTube version o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, National Basketball Association, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Levin, Facebook Inc, Zion Williamson, Lara Levin


Tesla lands another tax break to locate Cybertruck factory in Texas

Lawmakers in Texas just gave Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk another incentive to locate its next factory there. Commissioners in Travis County, home to Austin and the possible next Tesla factory, approved Tuesday property tax breaks worth at least $14 million over 10 years. The incentives are on top of $46.6 million in property tax abatement that the Del Valle School District Board approved earlier this month.  News of the approval pushed Tesla shares 3.5% higher in after-hours trading. The ag...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nashville, Nevada, Oklahoma, East Coast, Travis County, Austin Statesman, Del Valle School District Board


Dear Sophie: What are my F-1 and other immigration options after graduation?

Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney. “Whether you’re in people ops, a founder or seeking a job in Silicon Valley, I would love to answer your questions in my next column.” “Dear Sophie” columns are ...
Tags: TC, Immigration, Employment, Tech, Silicon Valley, Employment law, Berkeley, Alcorn, Employment Rights, Sophie Alcorn, Dear Sophie


German Court Bans Tesla Ad Statements Related To Autonomous Driving

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Germany has banned Tesla from repeating what a court says are misleading advertising statements relating to the capabilities of the firm's driver assistance systems and to autonomous driving, a Munich judge ruled on Tuesday. Tesla can appeal the ruling. The case was brought by Germany's Wettbewerbszentrale, an industry sponsored body tasked with policing anti-competitive practices. The Munich court agreed with the industry body's assessment and b...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Tesla, Munich, Reuters, Tesla Germany


VidMob rethinks video production in the pandemic era

VidMob, which started out as a marketplace connecting marketers and video editors, now bills itself as a “creative technology platform.” There’s still a marketplace, but it’s part of a broader suite of tools for managing video production and turning those videos into online ads. And the company has continued to evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Founder and CEO Alex Collmer told me that how customers use the platform has changed substantially in recent months. For example, he said that one of ...
Tags: Startups, Media, Advertising Tech, Tech, Vidmob, Citi, Corbett, Mihir, Alex Collmer, Collmer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Megan Corbett


TV News Roundup: Apple TV Plus Unveils ‘Ted Lasso’ Trailer (Watch)

In today’s TV news roundup, Apple TV Plus released the trailer for new comedy series, “Ted Lasso,” and “Alex Rider” gets release dates in new territories, including the U.S. and Germany. DATES “Alex Rider,” a coming-of-age spy thriller series, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in Germany and Austria on Aug. 7 and on IMDb […]
Tags: Apple, News, Germany, Austria, Bear Grylls, Jason Sudeikis, Amazon Prime Video, Alex Rider, Ted Lasso


Daily Crunch: Behold, The TechCrunch List

TechCrunch launches a major new initiative, Amazon tests a smart shopping cart and ICE backs down from its controversial student visa rule change. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 14, 2020. The big story: Behold, The TechCrunch List Back in June we published a story with the rather grandiose headline “How we’re rebuilding the VC industry. It was, in effect, announcing The TechCrunch List, which has been a months-long project to bring more transparency to who actually writes first checks for sta...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, US, Tech, United States, Comcast, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, Howard Schultz, Roku, Starbucks, Huawei, Blackstone, Greylock


This founder launched AppDynamics in the 2008 recession and later sold it for $3.7 billion – now he raised $20 million for a new startup with a plan to win in this tough economy

Jyoti Bansal founded AppDynamics during the 2008 recession — and sold it a decade later for $3.7 billion. He says the recession was good for AppDynamics, and give the startup focus during a tough economic period.  Now Bansal is launching a new cybersecurity startup, Traceable, which searches applications' computer code for security issues. Bansal says persisting while rivals fade, bringing a product quickly to market, and improving the product with customers' is a winning formula.   Visit Busi...
Tags: Google, Trends, Cisco, Jyoti Bansal, Appdynamics, Lehman Brothers, Bansal, Gerhard Eschelbeck, Eschelbeck, Sanjay Nagaraj


How to set up an Amazon Fire TV Stick

Quickly access content on your favorite streaming platforms, like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV+.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, How-to, Home Theater, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Netflix Hulu Amazon, Streaming Devices


Spanish politicians hacked, Spain has been NSO Group client for 5 years: Report

The mobile phones of a number of politicians in Spain, including the president of Catalonia's parliament, were recently hacked. The government of Spain has been an NSO customer since 2015, reports Motherboard on Tuesday. NSO Group is an Israeli company that sells surveillance and hacking tools to governments around the world. From more reporting Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Joseph Cox at Vice Motherboard, who say they “confirmed the specifics with security researchers who investigated...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Post, Technology, News, Spain, Catalonia, Tech News, Hacking, Hackers, Motherboard, NSO, Lorenzo Franceschi Bicchierai, Joseph Cox, NSO Group


How to download and keep YouTube videos on an iPhone

We show you how to download YouTube videos to your iPhone for viewing anytime, even when you are offline.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Youtube, Trends, How-to, Youtube Video, Tier 4



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