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Samsung chairman dies at age 78

Lee Kun-hee, the long-time chairman of Samsung Group who transformed the conglomerate into one of the world’s largest business empires, died today at the age of 78, according to reports from South Korean leading news agency Yonhap. The story of Samsung is deeply intertwined with the history of its home country, which is sometimes dubbed “The Republic of Samsung.” Lee, the son of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul, came to power in the late 1980s just as South Korea transitioned from dictatorship to ...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Samsung, Tech, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Group, Lee, Yonhap, Elliott Management, Lee Kun, Lee Jae yong, Lee Myung, Chun Doo, Asian Tigers, Roh Tae, Lee Byung chul


Lee Kun-hee, Samsung Electronics chairman, dies aged 78

Transformative leader who took over from father made Samsung a global name with turnover worth a fifth of South Korea’s GDP The Samsung Electronics chairman, Lee Kun-hee, who made the South Korean company a global name, has died at the age of 78.Under Lee’s leadership Samsung rose to become the world’s largest producer of smartphones and memory chips, with overall turnover equivalent to a fifth of South Korea’s GDP. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Technology, Samsung, World news, Asia Pacific, Samsung Electronics, Lee, Lee Kun


Chrome Caught Exempting Google Sites From User Requests To Delete Data

This week the Verge reported: If you ask Chrome to delete all cookies and site data whenever you quit the browser, it's reasonable to expect that this policy applies to all websites. Recently, though, a bug in the browser meant data wasn't being removed for two sites in particular: Google and YouTube. This problem was first documented by iOS developer Jeff Johnson on his blog. Johnson found that in Chrome version 86.0.4240.75, "local storage" data for Google.com and YouTube.com stuck around e...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Tech, Johnson, Jeff Johnson


Cult Expert Predicts QAnon Adherents Will 'Get Angry and Exit'

"From my time studying cults and helping followers escape them, I can reassure you that QAnon will disintegrate in the United States over time if effective measures are taken if and when Trump is defeated," writes prominent mental health counselor Steven Haasan: When cult adherents get confused, then ashamed, then realize they've been scammed, they get angry and exit. While some followers may continue to believe in the cult for some time — especially if they stay in an information silo — eventu...
Tags: Tech, United States, Trump, Steven Haasan


Greenpeace Claims Fukushima Water Release Could Change Human DNA

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Contaminated water that could soon be released into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains radioactive carbon with the potential to damage human DNA, environmental rights organization Greenpeace has warned. The environmental group claims that the 1.23 million metric tons of water stored at the plant — scene of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster — contains "dangerous" levels of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 and other "hazard...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Cnn, Fukushima, Greenpeace, Pacific Ocean, Fukushima Daiichi, Tokyo Electric Power Company Tepco


Google Removes 3 Children’s Apps From Play Store for Purportedly Violating Its Data Collection Policies

Just because a children’s app looks innocuous doesn’t mean it’s not doing some shady stuff in the background. Google has reportedly taken action against three children’s apps in the Play Store—Princess Salon, Number Coloring and Cats & Cosplay—for allegedly violating its data collection policies, according to a report…Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Science, Privacy, Children


Google Removes 3 Children’s Apps From Play Store for Violating Its Data Collection Policies

Just because a children’s app looks innocuous doesn’t mean it’s not doing some shady stuff in the background. Google has taken action against three children’s apps in the Play Store—Princess Salon, Number Coloring and Cats & Cosplay—for violating its data collection policies, according to a report in .Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Science, Privacy, Children


Slashdot Asks: How Do You Feel About Btrfs?

emil (Slashdot reader #695) shares an article from Linux Journal re-visiting the saga of the btrfs file system (initially designed at Oracle in 2007): The btrfs filesystem has taunted the Linux community for years, offering a stunning array of features and capability, but never earning universal acclaim. Btrfs is perhaps more deserving of patience, as its promised capabilities dwarf all peers, earning it vocal proponents with great influence. Still, [while] none can argue that btrfs is unfinish...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Oracle, Slashdot, Linux Journal, Slashdot Asks


Inside a 'haunted' 150-year-old million-dollar castle hidden away in San Francisco with underground caves and a toilet in the shape of a throne

Albion Castle in San Francisco has survived two big earthquakes in the city's history, and its underground caves could save the city in the event of an emergency. Katie Canales/Business Insider Albion Castle is a four-story castle in San Francisco that was built in 1870 as a home and brewery.The tech hub has grown up and around it over the decades, and now the castle is all but hidden.It has passed from owner to owner and has been used in a number of ways, but its current owner bought t...
Tags: Travel, Google, Life, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Silicon Valley, Norman, Castle, Albion, San Francisco Bay Area, Hunter, Atlas Obscura, Gilbert, Jennifer, Bayview


Researchers Discover Second 'Key' Used By Coronavirus To Enter Human Cells

Kiuas writes: Researchers from the Technical University of Munich and the University of Helsinki have discovered a second receptor (called neuropilin-1) which is used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to enter into human cells via the nasal cavity. The discovery is important as it helps explain the rapid spread of the virus, and also helps define a potential target for antirviral intervention... The study itself was published in the Science magazine on the 20th of October. More details announced by th...
Tags: Tech, Technical University of Munich, University of Helsinki, Neuropilin, Kiuas, Balistreri, Giuseppe Balistreri, Viral Cell Biology, Balistreri Balistreri


Russians Who Pose Election Threat Have Hacked Nuclear Plants and Power Grid

The New York Times reports: Cybersecurity officials watched with growing alarm in September as Russian state hackers started prowling around dozens of American state and local government computer systems just two months before the election. The act itself did not worry them so much — officials anticipated that the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election would be back — but the actor did. The group, known to researchers as "Dragonfly" or "Energetic Bear" for its hackings of the energy sector...
Tags: Russia, Tech, United States, New York Times, Pentagon, Department Of Homeland Security, Federal Security Service, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Adam Meyers, Christopher C Krebs


iFixit Shares Full iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Teardown Revealing Interchangeable Displays and Batteries

After live streaming a teardown of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro earlier this week, iFixit today provided a more in-depth teardown that goes through all of the components in the new devices, revealing several similarities between the two. Early testing conducted by iFixit shows that the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro displays are interchangeable and can be swapped without issue, though the max brightness level of the two vary slightly. With just the displays and no other internals removed, the device...
Tags: Apple, Teardown, iFixit, Iphone 12, Creative Electron, iPhone 12 Pro


Epic says Apple ‘has no rights to the fruits of Epic’s labor’ in latest filing

Apple kicked Fortnite off the App Store in August
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Why you have to pay attention to the Indian startup scene

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. Back in August during Y Combinator’s two-day demo extravaganza, TechCrunch noted a number of startups from India that stood out from the batch. Names like Bikayi (e-commerce tools), Decentro (consumer banking APIs), Farmako Healthcare (digital health records) and MedPiper Technologies (helping hire health professionals) joined our list of favorites f...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, California, India, Tech, Intel, Chicago, Netflix, United States, Silicon Valley, Kpmg, Alex, Datto, Flipkart, Bain, Accel


Twitch Suddenly Mass-Deletes Thousands of Videos, Citing Music Copyright Claims

"It's finally happening: Twitch is taking action against copyrighted music — long a norm among streamers — in response to music industry pressure," reports Kotaku. But the Verge reports "there's some funny stuff going on here." First, Twitch is telling streamers that some of their content has been identified as violating copyright and that instead of letting streamers file counterclaims, it's deleting the content; second, the company is telling streamers it's giving them warnings, as opposed t...
Tags: Tech, Twitch, Kotaku, Rod Slasher Breslau, First Twitch


Was Quibi the good kind of startup failure?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Startup failure is easy to hold up as a type of martyrdom for progress, especially if the founders are starting out scrappy in the first place and trying to save the world. But heroic narrative gets complicated when the startup failure involves the biggest names in entertainment, dubious product decisions, and well over $1 billion in losses in an alre...
Tags: Startups, TC, MetroMile, Twitter, US, Tech, Netflix, United States, Alibaba, Switzerland, Ohio, EC, Tim Weller, Alex, Datto, Zurich


The EASIEST Way to Organize Cords, Cables and Chargers

Hey there my lovely readers. This post just gets me so excited to write. I’m going to introduce you to the system I use to organize cords, cables and chargers. And I’m pretty proud of it if I do say so myself, ha! I’ve tried so many methods in the past that just ended up frustrating me. This system allows me quick and easy access to not only the cords and chargers I need but to any instructions required as well. I don’t have to go digging in a drawer or wonder which item goes with which. It’s ni...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, Technology, Chargers, Clutter Control, Containerizing, Amazon You, Organize Cords Cables


Facebook Could Soon Be the Latest Big Tech Company Hit With Antitrust Charges

State and federal investigators are planning to slap Facebook with antitrust charges as soon as November, four people familiar with the matter told the Washington Post. Such a lawsuit would mark the government’s latest crackdown on the biggest names in the tech industry, including Apple, Google, and Amazon, for …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Antitrust, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Another One Bites The Dust, Apple Google, Antitrust Laws, Washington Post Such


iPhone marketing exec talks iPhone 12 with 5G, MagSafe, and more in new interview

As the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro make their way to customers around the world, Apple’s VP of iPhone product marketing Kaiann Drance...
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15 Useful Chrome Extensions Designed For Businesses

As we complete our daily tasks, we want some tools that could help simplify the tasks. In this article, we have compiled a list of such tools that will come in handy for your daily tasks. While collecting them, we took into account the daily tasks of the business:PlanningCommunication with potential buyers by phone and mailSearch for partners and clientsWorking with documents  Logging into various systems using passwords.All the tools described are even used by financial consultants and can be d...
Tags: Google, Sales, Linkedin, Tech


Julie Bishop's 'hipster' innovation hub out of fashion at Dfat

innovationXchange, a creativity initiative launched in 2015, has been scrubbed from the department’s organisational chat and rebranded It was one of Julie Bishop’s pet projects as foreign affairs minister: an innovation hub she described as a “gorgeous little funky, hipster, Googly, Facebooky-type place”.But the “innovationXchange” – established in 2015 to devise new ideas to deliver an increasingly tight foreign aid budget – may well have innovated itself out of existence. It has been scrubbed ...
Tags: Technology, Australia news, Australian politics, Julie Bishop, DFAT


Trump heads for Ohio as contest with Biden hits battleground states – live

As election day nears, what dirty tricks could Trump turn to?California ‘shattering prior returns’ with 6m ballots castUS election polls tracker: who is leading in the swing states?Sign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 7.20pm BST The war of words on the campaign trail is heating up. Donald Trump is still talking in North Carolina, about an hour in, in 82F heat under sunny skies (according to the pool report - your blogger is in the cloudy, cool Big Apple) and the pres...
Tags: Apple, Florida, Republicans, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, Wisconsin, Ohio, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump


iPhone 12 launch causes NHS Covid-19 app confusion

Some owners of Apple's new phones get an error message when trying to run the contact-tracing app.
Tags: Apple, UK, News


Hundreds of App Developers Want to Join New Apple-Defying Coalition

The Washington Post reports: App developers are defying Apple in record numbers, according to a new coalition of companies aimed at breaking the iPhone maker's tight grip over its mobile software and the way it governs the App Store. The Coalition for App Fairness, which launched last month and counts as members video-game giant Epic Games, dating company Match Group and music streaming service Spotify, says the original group of 13 companies has grown to 40, and it has received more than 400 ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Washington Post, Tech, Coalition, Match Group, Epic Games, Sarah Maxwell, App Store Review Guidelines, Coalition for App Fairness


How to Use Apple's New Intercom Feature

Alongside the HomePod mini, Apple introduced a new Intercom feature that's designed to let Apple device owners communicate with one another throughout the home, sending messages to specific rooms, areas, or people. Intercom works with the HomePod, ‌HomePod mini‌, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and even CarPlay, so you can dictate a voice message on any of your devices that you can have delivered to a single person in the family or all family members. How to Set Up Intercom After upda...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Intercom, HomePod, Siri zwnj, HomePod Mini, Invite People Intercom Requirements Intercom, HomePod Intercom


TV Bits: ‘Billions’, ‘F is for Family’, ‘Teenage Bounty Hunters’, ‘Dickinson’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Billions renewed for season 6. F is for Family renewed for season 5, which will be the last. Teenage Bounty Hunters canceled by Netflix. Certain actors couldn’t return for the Supernatural final season because of COVID-19. Dickinson renewed for season 3 ahead of season 2 launch. Watch the trailer for The Expanse season 5. Get ready for High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special. Black Monday will be back for season 3. The Last O.G. renewed for season 4. L...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Florida, New York, Television, Gabrielle Union, Movies, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Brooklyn, Showtime, Supernatural, Tbs, The Expanse, Kirsten Dunst


Massive Criminal Trial Begins For 'Cyberbunker' Dark Web Server

The Times of London reports: A gang of cyberexperts turned a former German military bunker into one of Europe's biggest hubs for the "dark web" and a superhighway for at least a quarter of a million offences, including drug trafficking and the falsification of identity papers, a court has been told. Four people from the Netherlands, three Germans and a Bulgarian are accused of creating a digital safe haven in which criminals could operate with impunity. Dutch News reports: Deals which were p...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Netherlands, Deutsche Telekom, Slashdot, Qbertino, Times of London, Telegraaf, Dutch News


I'm a preschool teacher who is teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here's how my job has changed, and my advice on how parents can best support their kids.

Julia Weaver is a preschool teacher in Ohio teaching virtually during the pandemic. Julia Weaver Julia Weaver is a preschool teacher in Ohio who has been teaching her students virtually during the pandemic. She teaches a group of 17 preschoolers through a mix of live Zoom calls and pre-recorded lessons uploaded to a Google Drive. Keeping her 3-year-old students' attention spans engaged has been a challenge; so has staying flexible for their parents' work schedules. The experience has made ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Careers, Trends, Teachers, Schools, Ohio, Nordic, Department Of Education, Preschool, Don, Weaver, Contributor, Virtual Learning, Contributor 2019, Sarah Bence


Debian Donates 10,000 Euros to Fund Free and Decentralized Livestreaming

PeerTube (developed by Framasoft) is "the free and decentralized alternative to video platforms, providing you over 400,000 videos published by 60,000 users and viewed over 15 million times," according to its web site. But now they're exploring livestreaming, writes Debian developer Phil Hands (Slashdot reader #2,365): Holding DebConf20 online this year highlighted the effort involved in setting up Live Streaming using Free Software — something that is beyond the reach of many smaller events wh...
Tags: Tech, PeerTube, Framasoft, Phil Hands Slashdot



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