Trump Pushes To Reap Biometric Data From Immigrants, Americans

Six million would-be U.S. immigrants face expanded collection of their biometric data, including iris scans, palm-, and voice-prints, facial recognition images, and DNA, under a proposed federal rule. The Department of Homeland Security also for the first time would gather that data from American citizens sponsoring or benefiting from a visa application. Bloomberg Law reports: Years in the making, the biometrics immigration rule has garnered more than 160 comments since its Sept. 11 publication....
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Proposal Would Give EU Power To Boot Tech Giants Out of European Market

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The EU wants to arm itself with new powers to take on big technology companies, including the ability to force them to break up or sell some of their European operations if their market dominance is deemed to threaten the interests of customers and smaller rivals. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton told the Financial Times that the proposed remedies, which he said would only be used in extreme circumstances, also include the ability to exclude l...
Tags: Tech, Eu, Brussels, Financial Times, European Parliament, Breton, Thierry Breton, EU Power To Boot Tech Giants, European Council Read

A dozen disaster scam warnings

Here are 12 scam avoidance tips, six for catastrophe victims and six for those who want to help. Tropical Storm Beta hanging off the Texas Gulf Coast Monday, Sept. 21, afternoon. Image courtesy the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Hurricane Center (NHC). The Atlantic hurricane season has already made the record books. Fires are devastating vast areas of the Western United States. Unusual weather events like the Midwestern derecho have wrecked homes an...
Tags: Google, Taxes, California, Atlantic, Fema, Social Security, Red Cross, Irs, Salvation Army, Don, United Way, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Internal Revenue Service, Western United States, Texas Gulf Coast, Charity Navigator GuideStar

Major Activision Hack Reportedly Compromises Over 500,000 Call of Duty Players

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Forbes: According to reports, more than 500,000 Activision accounts may have been hacked with login data being compromised. The eSports site Dexerto has reported that a data breach occurred on Sunday, September 20. The credentials to access these accounts are, Dexerto said, being leaked publicly, and account details changed to prevent easy recovery by the rightful owners. Activision accounts are mostly used by players of the hugely popular Call of Duty fr...
Tags: Tech, Activision, Forbes, Dexerto, Martin Jartelius CSO

Quibi Reportedly Weighs Selling Itself Less Than 6 Months After Launching

According to The Wall Street Journal, the mobile streaming service Quibi is exploring strategic options including a possible sale. "It is also considering raising more money or going public through a merger with a specially formed company that could help it fund deals," adds CNET. From the report: It declined to comment directly on the report, but Quibi said in a statement that it "has successfully launched a new business and pioneered a new form of storytelling and state-of-the-art platform." I...
Tags: Tech, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wall Street Journal, Cnet, Meg Whitman, Quibi

What are iOS 14’s App Clips and how do you use them?

App Clips are another new iOS 14 feature, enabling you to download snippets of apps without overloading your iPhone. Here's how to find, use and delete them
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Ios 14, App Clips, Apple iOS 14, iOS14

Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Antitrust Investigation, Trump Relationship, Working From Home and More in Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook this evening spoke at The Atlantic Festival where he discussed privacy, antitrust issues, remote work, and his relationship with United States President Donald Trump. Cook's interview starts at about 15 minutes into the video On the topic of the ongoing U.S. antitrust investigation into Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Cook said that "big companies deserve scrutiny," something that's "fair but important" for the American government. He said he has "no issue" with A...
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Chinese Leaders Split Over Releasing Blacklist of US Companies

Beijing has sped up development of a blacklist that could be used to punish American technology firms, but officials say leaders are hesitating to pull the trigger, with some arguing a decision on the list should wait till after the U.S. election. From a report: The debate highlights Beijing's continued grappling with how to respond to the Trump administration without driving the relationship closer to collapse. So far, the Chinese leadership has tried to respond in kind to Washington's actions ...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Tech, Beijing, Tencent Holdings, Trump, Huawei Technologies, Hu Chunhua

Facebook Will Let People Claim Ownership of Images and Issue Takedown Requests

Facebook is going to let people take more control over the images they own and where they end up. The Verge reports: In an update to its rights management platform, the company is starting to work with certain partners today to give them the power to claim ownership over images and then moderate where those images show up across the Facebook platform, including on Instagram. The goal is to eventually open this feature up to everyone, as it already does with music and video rights. The company di...
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Samsung Cancels Developer Conference Due To Ongoing Pandemic

Samsung announced today it has canceled its annual developer conference citing the need to prioritize the safety of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. XDA Developers reports: There had been speculation that the South Korean tech giant would axe the show, not just due to the ongoing pandemic but because there isn't much to announce. In previous years, Samsung had used the event to announce updates to its software services like its digital assistant Bixby, but these software additions hav...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Tech, Bixby, Samsung Daily

Daily Crunch: This TikTok deal is pretty confusing

Companies send out conflicting messages about the TikTok deal, Microsoft acquires a gaming giant and the WeChat ban is temporarily blocked. This is your Daily Crunch for September 21, 2020. The big story: This TikTok deal is pretty confusing This keeps getting more confusing. Apparently TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has reached a deal with Walmart and Oracle that will allow the Chinese social media app to continue operating in the United States, and the deal has been approved by Donald...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Microsoft, China, US, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, United States, Ireland, Zynga, Donald Trump, Oracle, Bethesda, Michael Carter

PSA: New Apple Watch Owners Have to Return Entire Device for Ill-Fitting Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop

With the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple introduced two new band options, the Solo Loop and the Braided Solo Loop. These new bands are unique because they have no clasps, buckles, or other fasteners, and instead use a stretch design to allow them to pull onto the wrist over the hand. Because these bands are not adjustable, Apple sells each one in nine different sizes to make sure each person gets a snug fit. To get the right sizing, Apple offers a printable tool [PDF] and also measurement compari...
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How to set a default mail app in iOS 14

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Apple’s iOS 14 is an improvement in many ways — it gives you more freedom in organizing your apps, it finally makes widgets worth looking at, and (my favorite) allow you to set at least a few new default apps other than Apple’s homegrown options. Here’s how to do that with the mail app. It’s always been my philosophy that if we must be forced to use Apple’s ap...
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AirPods Studio Rumored to Come With U1 Chip, Ultra-Wideband Said to Be Vital to Future Apple Ecosystem (mac rumors)

Proven leaker known as "L0vetodream" has today shared a range of information about the ultra-wideband U1 chip in Apple's upcoming AirTags item trackers and AirPods Studio headphones. The first of a series of tweets shared today simply stated that AirPods Studio will contain an ultra-wideband U1 chip. It seems likely that the U1 chip would be used in ‌AirPods Studio‌ to track the location of the headphones in the Find My app, but it could also have other functions such as directional detec...
Tags: Apple, News, Hartley Charlton, AirPods Studio

Nokia 8.3 review: A PureView camera phone in all but name

The Nokia 8.3 really should wear the famous PureView name, as the camera is excellent, but what about the rest of the phone? We find out in our reivew.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Nokia, Trends, Nokia 8.3 5g

Impossible Foods nabs some Canadian fast food franchises as it expands in North America

After rolling out in some of Canada’s most high-falutin burger bistros, Impossible Foods is hitting Canada’s fast casual market with new menu items at national chains like White Spot and Triple O’s, Cactus Club Cafe and Burger Priest. While none of those names mean anything to yours truly, they may mean something to our friendly readers to the North. However, I have heard of Qdoba, Wahlburgers and Red Robin. And Canadian customers can also pick up Impossible Foods -based menu items at those ch...
Tags: Food, TC, Asia, New York, Restaurants, Tech, Canada, United States, M&a, Food And Drink, North America, Impossible Foods, Qdoba, Momofuku, Momofuku Nishi, Impossible Burger

Apple’s Privacy Push Hurts Media Owners Relying on Advertising and Subscription Revenue

Key Insight: Some hope Apple will become more collegiate in its approach to the in-app advertising ecosystem. Apple is Silicon Valley's self-appointed champion of online privacy, a stance that sets it apart from its peers in the Big Tech realms, many of which rely on substantive advertising revenues. Noble as the stance may be--not to...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Magazine, Silicon Valley, Ad Tech & Mar Tech, Data & Privacy

Gig Economy Company Launches Uber, But For Evicting People

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: SINCE COVID-19 MANY AMERICANS FELL BEHIND IN ALL ASPECTS," reads the website copy. The button below this statement is not for a GoFundMe, or a petition for calling for rent relief. Instead, it is the following call to action, from a company called Civvl: "Be hired as eviction crew." During a time of great economic and general hardship, Civvl aims to be, essentially, Uber, but for evicting people. Seizing on a pandemic-driven nosedive in emplo...
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The Fairphone 3+ Is a Repairable Dream That Takes Beautiful Photos

A few weeks ago, I found myself in need of a repair for a borked camera lens on my iPhone 11. I do everything in my power to essentially encase my Apple products in bubble wrap, but a nearly imperceptible fracture in one lens had greatly impacted the functionality of my phone’s camera. I hadn’t anticipated that…Read more...
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How to upload photos to iCloud and sync your photos across all of your devices

With iCloud, you can access all of your photos on all of your devices. wagnerokasaki/Getty Images You can upload photos to iCloud from your iPhone, iPad, PC, or Mac computer and easily sync photos across all of your devices. To use iCloud Photos in Windows you need to download and install the iCloud desktop app.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. iCloud does more than just backup your iPhone and iPad. iCloud can keep your photos in sync across all your devic...
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How to Turn on FaceTime Creepy Eyes in iOS 14

I don’t FaceTime much, but I have frequently been accused of not “appearing present” in various video chats because I tend to stare at the screen, not the camera pointing at me, whenever I’m talking or watching others speak. And because there’s no shortage of technological innovation in the world, Apple has found a…Read more...
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The best exercise bikes

An exercise bike is a great way to keep your heart healthy and muscles toned, and it could help you lose weight or maintain it where you want it. Having a stationary bike at home allows you to work out at any time you like without having to commute to the gym or worry about if it's nice enough outside to ride your bike.Our top pick, the NordicTrack's S22i Studio Cycle, is a high-quality at-home bike that offers a deep library of on-demand content like instructor-led courses and digital rides acr...
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iOS 14 Resets iPhone's Default Apps To Apple's Safari and Mail After Reboot

Users have found a major bug in Apple's iOS 14 iPhone software. The free software upgrade, which Apple made publicly available last week, includes features many users had long asked for, such as better ways to organize apps, living programs called widgets on the home screen, and the ability to change which default apps the phone uses to browse the web or send an email. That last one doesn't appear to work. From a report: A growing chorus of Twitter users has been posting about the bug in Apple's...
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How to change the size of the Dock on your Mac computer in 2 ways, along with its position and behavior

It only takes a few clicks to change the Dock size on a Mac. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can change the size of your Dock on a Mac by going through the System Settings menu. If you go through the System Settings menu, you can enable magnification (Dock icons will grow when you hover over them) and change the Dock's location on the screen. You can also change the size manually by clicking on the black lines in the Dock and dragging your mouse. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference...
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A Lack Of (Good) Faith: Why Social Media Needs To Respect Section 230 Immunity

Call me old fashioned, but I actually like the healthy exchange of ideas.
Tags: Technology, Law, Free Speech, Section 230, Tom Kulik, Communications Decency Act

How to use iOS 14’s picture-in-picture mode to watch video

One hotly anticipated new iOS feature is support for picture-in-picture, which lets you view video alongside other apps on your iPhone. Here's how to use it.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Apple iOS 14

CDC removes updated guidelines around COVID-19 aerosol transmission, but this expert explains why it should reverse the reversal

Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, I got the chance to speak to Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and health economist who is a Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists. Dr. Feigl-Ding has been a frequent and vocal critic of some of the most profound missteps of regulators, public health organizations and the current White House administration, and we discussed specifically the topic of aerosol transmission and its notable absence from existing guidance in the U.S. At th...
Tags: Health, TC, Japan, Cdc, White House, Tech, Ap, Chemistry, United States, Transmission, Techcrunch Disrupt, Trump, Federation of American Scientists, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Occupational Safety and Health, Trump Administration

Apple Watch Series 5 GPS 44mm Gold Aluminum Case With Pink Sport Band For $299.99 From Amazon

Apple Watch Series 5 GPS 44mm Gold Aluminum Case With Pink Sport Band For $299.99 From Amazon This was selling for $384.99 yesterday and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon. Related: Pre-Order Just Released Apple iPads And Apple Watches From Amazon, Plus Save With AMEX/Capital One/Chase/Discover Offers! GPS Always-On Retina display 30% larger […]
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I flew from Europe to DC and stayed at the Conrad DC — here's what it was like to spend a night of self-imposed quarantine in a 5-star hotel

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Jennifer Ceaser/Business Insider With most of Washington DC's major attractions closed due to the pandemic, the nation's capital is largely free of tourists.I flew to DC from Europe on essential business and stayed at The Conrad Washington DC for one night as part of a week-long self-imposed quarantine.I selected this hotel based on Hilton's CleanStay program and mandated use of face coverings in p...
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Apple makes 4 different iPad models — here's which ones are the newest

With four different models and several generations, it's not always clear what the newest iPad is, so we've broken it down for you.The latest iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Air all launched in 2019. The newest iPad in 2020 is the freshly updated iPad Pro.You can also check out for more advice on which iPad to buy.There's a huge variety of to pick from, and not all stores make it clear which model is the latest — not only plenty of different models, but also plenty of different generations.There a...
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