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Results of Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine Produced Antibody Response

Russia's "Sputnik-V" COVID-19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early-stage trials, according to results published on Friday by The Lancet medical journal that were hailed by Moscow as an answer to its critics. Reuters reports: The results of the two trials, conducted in June-July this year and involving 76 participants, showed 100% of participants developing antibodies to the new coronavirus and no serious side effects, The Lancet said. Russia licensed the two-shot ja...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Moscow, Lancet, Reuters, The Lancet, Kirill Dmitriev


Trump Administration Issues Directive Aimed At Enhancing Cybersecurity In Space

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Today, the Trump administration released its fifth Space Policy Directive, this one designed to come up with a list of best practices for the space industry on how to protect their spacecraft from cyber threats. The goal is to encourage the government and space industry to create their space vehicles with cybersecurity plans in place, incorporating tools like encryption software and other protections when designing, building, and operating thei...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Trump


Facebook removes Patriot Prayer pages in bid to halt 'violent social militias'

Joey Gibson, founder of group with 45,000 followers accuses Facebook of double standardFacebook has taken down the pages of US right-wing group Patriot Prayer and its founder Joey Gibson, a company spokesman said, as part of efforts to remove “violent social militias” from the platform.Patriot Prayer has hosted dozens of pro-gun, pro-Trump rallies and attendees have repeatedly clashed with leftwing groups around Portland, Oregon, where one supporter of the group was killed this week. Continue re...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Protest, Social Networking, Oregon, US, World news, US news, Portland, Portland Oregon, Trump, Joey Gibson, Patriot Prayer


Facebook boots Patriot Prayer, a far-right group with a history of violence

Facebook removed accounts belonging to far-right group Patriot Prayer and its leader Joey Gibson on Friday, citing a new effort to eradicate “violent social militias” from the platform. That effort emerged through a policy update in mid-August to the company’s rules around “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations.” Those changes resulted in the removal of a number of groups and pages linked to the pro-Trump conspiracy theory known as QAnon and some militia organizations, as well as groups and...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Usa, Youtube, Tech, Portland, Trump, Gibson, Vancouver Washington, Danielson, Proud Boys, Antifa, Online Extremism, Joey Gibson, Patriot Prayer


Huawei Finally Launches Brilliant Google Alternative

Since Huawei's latest smartphones have no access to Google's Play Store, many crucial apps aren't available. David Phelan from Forbes reports that TomTom Go Navigation has launched on Huawei's own "AppGallery" app store, filling the void of navigation apps and making AppGallery a potent alternative to Google's Play Store. Phelan writes: TomTom [...] is an unquestionable big beast in the world of mapping with huge name recognition. It also has an offline setting, something that's strikingly impor...
Tags: Google, Tech, Google Maps, Huawei, TomTom, Forbes, Phelan, David Phelan, Huawei Mobile Services, TomTom Go Navigation


A Single Text Is All It Took To Unleash Code-Execution Worm In Cisco Jabber

Until Wednesday, a single text message sent through Cisco's Jabber collaboration application was all it took to touch off a self-replicating attack that would spread malware from one Windows user to another, researchers who developed the exploit said. Ars Technica reports: The wormable attack was the result of several flaws, which Cisco patched on Wednesday, in the Chromium Embedded Framework that forms the foundation of the Jabber client. A filter that's designed to block potentially malicious ...
Tags: Tech, Cisco, Ars Technica, CEF, Cisco Jabber, Watchcom Security


One more week to save on TC Sessions: Mobility

Mobility may be one of the fastest moving technologies going, but procrastination is an equal-opportunity affliction that can strike even the most dedicated founders and devotees. Fortunately, Saint Expeditus, patron saint of procrastinators great and small, called in a favor. Early-bird pricing for passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, which takes place October 4-6, remains in effect for one more week. Find out where your got-up-and-go got-up-and went and buy your pass before the new deadline —...
Tags: TC, Tech, Ford, Gm, Goodyear, Wunder Mobility, TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, Melika Jahangiri, Karin Maake


France To Spend $8.4 Billion on Digital as Part of Stimulus Plan

The French government unveiled a massive $120 billion stimulus package earlier this week to recover from the economic downturn -- it represents 4% of the country's GDP. As part of this support plan, the government plans to spend a significant chunk of money on all things digital -- startup investment, infrastructure investment and digital transformation. From a report: I interviewed France's digital minister Cedric O earlier today to get some details on how it's going to work. Overall, France wi...
Tags: France, Digital, Tech, Cédric O


The best Android apps (September 2020)

Create a phone productivity hub for work, school, and chores, then kick back with well-deserved entertainment.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Android Apps, Buying Guides, Best Android Apps


Daily Crunch: Peloton might expand its product lineup

Peloton’s product lineup is both getting cheaper and more expensive, Nintendo announces a new retro device and Palantir reveals more about its governance plans. This is your Daily Crunch for September 4, 2020. The big story: Peloton might expand its product lineup Peloton is preparing to add new products at both ends of its pricing range, according to a report in Bloomberg. Specifically, it’s planning to add an entry-level treadmill that would retail for less than $3,000, as well as a highe...
Tags: Health, Google, Europe, Hardware, Nsa, Tech, Bloomberg, Nintendo, North America, Palantir, Yandex, Alex Wilhelm, Peloton, Neuberger, Daily Crunch, MLU


Amazon Drivers Say Smartphones-In-Trees Scheme Has Been Thwarted

Amazon.com contract drivers have noticed a sudden change this week in how the company assigns delivery routes, a sign that it has found a way to prevent rogue operators from gaming the system to snatch orders first. From a report: Bloomberg on Tuesday revealed that drivers were putting smartphones in trees outside Whole Foods and Amazon delivery stations in the Chicago area to get a jump on rivals. Drivers in Las Vegas and the Washington, D.C., area also reported spotting mysterious phones outsi...
Tags: Amazon, Whole Foods, Washington, Tech, Bloomberg, Chicago, Tennessee, Las Vegas, Amazon Drivers Say


Pentagon Says It Will Stick With Microsoft For $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Contract

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: The Pentagon said Friday it will stick with Microsoft for a major cloud contract that has been disputed in court for months. The JEDI, or Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, deal has become one of the most hotly contested contracts for the Department of Defense. The contract is intended to modernize the Pentagon's colossal IT infrastructure and could be valued up to $10 billion for services rendered over as many as 10 years. "The Department h...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Department Of Defense, Pentagon, Cnbc, Dod, Court of Federal Claims, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, JEDI Cloud, Government the Pentagon, Preliminary Injunction Order


Slashdot Asks: Favorite YouTube Channels For Web Development and Programming?

Dev & Gear created a long list of YouTube channels that offer technical videos to help you learn web development from scratch or just improve your skills. Some of the channels listed include: LearnCode.academy, Dev Ed, Traversy Media, Codecourse, and Wes Bos. Is your favorite YouTube channel for web development and programming included on the list? If not, let us know what it is in a comment. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Tech, Dev Ed Traversy Media Codecourse


How to add alt text to images in Squarespace to make your website more accessible

Adding alt text to images on your Squarespace site makes it more accessible. Gary Yeowell/Getty Images You can add alt text to images in Squarespace to boost your website's SEO and make it more accessible.An image's file name acts as the alt text by default if no other alt text is provided.Changing or adding an image's alt text can be accomplished with just a few clicks.Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.Alt text, the text associated with an image that is somet...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Squarespace, Tech Insider, Alt Text, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Abigail Abesamis, Accessibility Options, Gary Yeowell Getty, Abigail Abesamis Business Insider, Squarespace Gallery


How to use your iPhone's keyboard as a trackpad and freely move the cursor for more efficient typing

Use your iPhone's keyboard as a trackpad to type more efficiently. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images It's possible to use your iPhone's keyboard as a trackpad and easily move your cursor around when typing. Moving your cursor lets you insert text in different locations and make more precise edits to your writing. To use your iPhone keyboard as a trackpad, just press and hold your spacebar. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Every smartphone user out there know...
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Coronavirus updates: Google gives employees a COVID mental health day off; 410K US deaths predicted by January

Labor Day weekend presents risks, experts say. New Zealand extends restrictions. More than 100 Iowa schools report cases. Latest COVID-19 news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Storelift Launches Autonomous Convenience Stores Using AI and Computer Vision

schwit1 shares a report from VentureBeat: As physical retail struggles amid the global pandemic, storeowners are rapidly trying to adapt to new realities that also include growing competition from Amazon. But a French startup called Storelift believes it can create a new convenience store concept that leans on many of the same AI and computer vision tools used in Amazon Go stores to reinvent the shopping and checkout experience. This week, Storelift announced that it has launched its first two s...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Storelift


How to use Sign In with Apple to log into websites and apps with your Apple ID

It's easy to use the Sign In with Apple feature. Apple; skitching by William Antonelli To use Sign In with Apple, you simply need to select the option when asked to log into a participating app or website. Selecting the Sign In with Apple option will let you log into a service using your Apple ID username and password. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've signed up for a website or app lately, you've probably noticed that most sites and apps offer...
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'Super Mario 3D All-Stars' brings a trio of classic games to the Nintendo Switch on a limited run — here's how to buy the collection before it's gone for good

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. "Super Mario 3D All-Stars" brings three classic Mario games to the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo "Super Mario 3D All-Stars" is a Nintendo Switch collection featuring "Super Mario 64," "Super Mario Sunshine," and "Super Mario Galaxy."All three classic games have been upgraded to high definition resolution and given updated controls, though the general look and feel will remain the same.However, Nintendo ...
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10 totally wireless earbuds that deliver quality sound without breaking the bank

Earbuds can be supremely frustrating. The appearance of a $30 pair doesn't often differ noticeably from a $150 pair. And alarmingly enough, you can't always detect much audio difference between the two either. That often means buying a pair of wireless earbuds for commuting or working out can turn into a crapshoot without some trusty guidance. Well, consider this your insider's guide. We've assembled 10 of our favorite earbud models that sound great — and all are currently anywhere from $5 to...
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Being Selfish Won’t Help Your Career

The evidence is in: Nice guys and gals don’t finish last, and being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead. That’s the clear conclusion from research that tracked disagreeable people—those with selfish, combative, manipulative personalities—from college or graduate school to where they landed in their careers about 14 years later. “I was surprised by the consistency of the findings. No matter the individual or the context, disagreeableness did not give people an advantage in the competition for ...
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Amazon Deletes 20,000 Reviews After Evidence of Profits for Posts

Amazon has deleted approximately 20,000 product reviews, written by seven of its top 10 UK reviewers, following a Financial Times investigation (Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source) into suspicious activity. From a report: The FT found evidence the users were profiting from posting thousands of five-star ratings. Those who had their reviews deleted included Justin Fryer, the number one-ranked reviewer on Amazon.co.uk, who in August alone reviewed $19,000 worth of product...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Ebay, Tech, Financial Times, Amazon UK, Fryer, Amazon Deletes, Justin Fryer


US stocks stage huge comeback, still close lower in volatile post-jobs-report session

Spencer Platt/Getty Images US stocks ended Friday lower, even after the August jobs report showed strong job additions and a better-than-expected unemployment rate.Major indexes were dragged lower by their most heavily weighted tech stocks for a second straight day.Mega-cap tech names like Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet led declines.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.US stocks closed lower to cap off a volatile session. Major indexes dove shortly after the market open, onl...
Tags: Google, Washington, Softbank, US, Trends, CIO, Morgan Stanley, Amazon Microsoft, Matthew Fox, Ian Cassel, Spencer Platt Getty Images US


The Apple Watch is finally getting 1 major feature it's been missing that Fitbit has offered for years. Here's everything we know about the next model so far.

The Apple Watch Series 5 Crystal Cox/Business Insider Apple is expected to release a new Apple Watch in 2020, as it's done every year since 2015.The biggest new addition to this year's watch is expected to be sleep tracking, a feature that would help Apple catch up to rivals like Fitbit and Samsung.Otherwise, the next Apple Watch, which is expected to be called the Series 6, is rumored to come with faster performance and better water resistance. Here's what else we know.Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Apple, Google, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Features, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Mark Gurman, Apple Apple, Justin Sullivan Getty, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo


Scene Bust Triggered Historic Drop In 'Pirate' Releases

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Every day, millions of people download or stream pirated content including movies, TV-shows, games, MP3s, and books. Many of these files originate from a small and tightly organized 'community' commonly known as The Scene, which is made up of dozens of smaller 'release groups.' These groups tend to operate in the shadows with little or no public profile. At least, that's what the unwritten rules dictate. That's for good reason as the people ...
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Apple commits to support human rights - 'We believe in the critical importance of an open society'*

*Offer void where banned by local law Apple has posted a Human Rights Policy in an attempt to placate shareholders and quell criticism of its handling of censorship requests.…
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AI-drawn voting districts could help stamp out gerrymandering

Gerrymandering is one of the most insidious methods out there of influencing our political process. By legally changing the way votes are collected and counted, the outcomes can be influenced — even fixed in advance for years. The solution may be an AI system that draws voting districts with an impartial hand. Ordinarily, districts that correspond to electoral votes within a state are drawn essentially by hand, and partisan operatives on both sides of the aisle have used the process to create di...
Tags: TC, Wtf, Government, Tech, Society, Artificial Intelligence, Aclu, Ohio, North Carolina, University Of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Cain, Cho, Bruce Cain, Wendy Tam Cho, Cho Cain


DoD reaffirms Microsoft has won JEDI cloud contract, but Amazon legal complaints still pending

We have seen a lot of action this week as the DoD tries to finally determine the final winner of the $10 billion, decade long DoD JEDI cloud contract. Today, the DoD released a statement that after reviewing the proposals from finalists Microsoft and Amazon again, it reiterated that Microsoft was the winner of the contract. “The Department has completed its comprehensive re-evaluation of the JEDI Cloud proposals and determined that Microsoft’s proposal continues to represent the best value to...
Tags: Amazon, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Drama, Washington Post, Government, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Oracle, Dod, Court of Appeals, Jedi, Court of Federal Claims, Pentagon JEDI contract, JEDI Cloud


How to delete apps on your Android device in 2 different ways

Androids offer two ways to remove apps from your home screen. T3 Magazine/Getty Images There are two ways you can delete apps on your Android device: permanently or by temporarily relocating them.  You can delete apps entirely from your Android through the phone's settings app or remove them from your home screen by dropping them into the app drawer. When you move an app to the app drawer, its data is not deleted, and you can access it. If you delete the app entirely, its data will also be...
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iOS 14 Photos and Camera: QuickTake Shortcut, Photo Captions, Mirrored Selfies, and More

iOS 14's biggest changes focus on the Home Screen, the App Library, redesigned compact interface for phone calls and Siri, Picture in Picture, the Translate app, and updated privacy protections, but Apple also improved many of its existing apps to add new features and functionality. The Photos and Camera apps didn't get new designs, but received some notable changes like captions, navigation improvements, new shortcuts for capturing images, and more, with all of the new additions to the two a...
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