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WHO Team Member to New York Times: What We Learned in China

Peter Daszak is part of the World Health Organization's 14-member team investigating the origins of the coronavirus. This weekend on Twitter he described "explaining key findings of our exhausting month-long work in China" to journalists — only to see team members "selectively misquoted to fit a narrative that was prescribed before the work began." Daszak was responding to a New York Times article which painted China as uncooperative for failing to hand over some raw data. But ironically, the ...
Tags: New York, China, Tech, New York Times, The Times, World Health Organization, Times, Wuhan, Peter Daszak, Daszak


It Looks Like Google’s Starting to Update Its Major iOS Apps

There are signs the waiting could be over. It seems like Google has finally decided to start updating its major iOS apps. The company released an update for YouTube this weekend, more than two months after its last update. Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Privacy, Youtube, Google Search, Computing, Ios 6, App Store, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, Technology Internet, Science And Technology In The United States


Nissan says it's not in talks to make Apple's autonomous car: report

Nissan Motor Co. on Sunday denied reports it was in talks with Apple Inc. to develop an autonomous electric car, Reuters reported.
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Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai get back on the phone with Australia for more pay-for-news talks

Compulsory arbitration code clears committee without amendments, but cracks show as one major local signs big Google deal Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai have again spoken to Australian treasurer Josh Frydenberg about the nation’s plan to force the two tech giants into compulsory arbitration to pay local publishers for news content shared or indexed on their platforms. Frydenberg added he believed the two companies were close to doing deals to pay local publishers.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Australia, Software, Sundar Pichai, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg


Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai get back on the phone to Australian for more pay-for-news talks

Compulsory arbitration code clears committee without amendments, but cracks show as one major local signs big Google deal Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai have again spoken to Australian treasurer Josh Frydenberg about the nation’s plan to force the two tech giants into compulsory arbitration to pay local publishers for news content shared or indexed on their platforms. Frydenberg added that he believes the two companies are close to doing deals to pay local publisher...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Software, Sundar Pichai, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg


Clubhouse Will Strengthen Security After Researchers Find That Data Could Be Accessed by the Chinese Government

A group of researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory has determined that Clubhouse’s data protection practices allowed its users’ data, possibly including their raw audio, to potentially be accessed by the Chinese government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Social Media, Tor, Software, Computing, Microsoft Office, Clubhouse, Secure Communication, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Stanford Internet Observatory, Cross Platform Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet


Two WHO Team Members Dispute Report China Wasn't Cooperative for Covid-19 Investigation

Friday the New York Times (following up on reports from the Wall Street Journal) wrote that China had "refused to hand over" important raw data to a 14-member World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus, reporting that "their Chinese counterparts were frustrated by the team's persistent questioning and demands for data." But Saturday two of those 14 team members disputed that characterization, posting on Twitter that "This was NOT my experience" — even though th...
Tags: China, Tech, New York Times, World Health Organization, Times, Wall Street Journal, Hubei, Fischer, Peter Daszak, Daszak, Thea K, Chinese Int Epi


Australian media company does deal with Google, Facebook; Govt closes in on 'significant' media pay day

Seven West Media has become the largest Australian news media business to strike a deal with Google to pay for journalism in a partnership announced on Monday before the nation's Parliament considers draft laws to force digital giants... [Author: [email protected]]
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Google strikes deal with major Australian news organization over payments

Seven West Media has become the largest Australian news media business to strike a deal with Google to pay for journalism in a...
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Major Australian media company strikes Google news pay deal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Seven West Media has become the largest Australian news media business to strike a deal with Google to pay...
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How the NSA-led US Cyber Command Wishes You a Happy Valentine's Day

Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: The U.S. Cyber Command, headed by the National Security Agency's director, has been a part of America's Department of Defense since 2009. Today this unified combatant command wished its followers on Twitter a happy Valentine's Day, adding "As our gift to you, we present 12 crypto challenges designed by the information security community. "Love is in the air, find it if you can. #BeOurValentine #cryptochallenge #VDayGifts." They shared a link to the offici...
Tags: Nsa, America, Tech, Department Of Defense, National Security Agency, Valentine, U S Cyber Command, US Cyber Command


Clubhouse app: what is it and how do you get an invite to the audio app Elon Musk uses?

The exclusive invitation-only social networking app is a hybrid of conference calls, talkback radio and HousepartyPart talkback radio, part conference call, part Houseparty, Clubhouse is a social networking app based on audio-chat. Users can listen in to conversations, interviews and discussions between interesting people on various topics – it is just like tuning in to a podcast but live and with an added layer of exclusivity. Continue reading...
Tags: Apps, Elon Musk, Technology, Censorship, Social Media, World news, Houseparty Clubhouse


CBS All Access Ad Awareness Campaign Reminds Apple TV Owners About Its Rebrand to Paramount+ Next Month (mac rumors)

CBS has begun reminding subscribers to its CBS All Access streaming service on Apple TV that its rebranding to Paramount+ will launch on March 4. CBS All Access, which is available as an individual ‌Apple TV‌ Channels subscription, appears to have rolled out its ad awareness campaign on the streaming service in the last day or two. CBS All Access is becoming Paramount+ on March 4, but as a CBS All Access subscriber, you don't have to do a thing. You'll have full access to Paramount+ via y...
Tags: Apple, News, Mtv, Cbs, Paramount, Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Hardwick, Apple TV Channels, Apple TV Don, Paramount CBS MTV


Australia's Seven West Media Strikes Partnership With Google; Shares Jump

(Reuters) - Seven West Media Ltd on Monday entered into an initial deal with Alphabet Inc's Google to form a long-term partnership, that will see...
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Australia's Seven West Media Strikes Partnership With Google

(Reuters) - Australia's Seven West Media Ltd said on Monday it entered into an initial deal to form a long-term partnership with Alphabet Inc's...
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Australia's Seven West Media Strikes Deal With Google for News

By Byron KayeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Seven West Media Ltd became the country's first major news outlet to strike a licensing deal with...
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Big Tech’s Unlikely Next Battleground: North Dakota

A vote on a bill this week is part of a movement that could cost Apple and Google billions of dollars. State legislatures are becoming...
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Chevrolet Bolt EUV and EV – It’s a Small World After All

In launching the Bolt EUV and EV, leave it up to Chevrolet and Disney’s Imagineers to spin a pretty good tale. Nick Cho, the creator of TikTok, better known as YourKoreanDad, was the host of their launch video. Cho gleefully tells us Chevrolet is debuting Super Cruise for the first (it is already available on some […] The post Chevrolet Bolt EUV and EV – It’s a Small World After All appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Disney, General Motors, Green, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, EVs, Cho, GM Death Watch, Nick Cho, crossover SUV, YourKoreanDad


Chevrolet Bolt EUV and EV – It’s a Small World After All [Update]

In launching the Bolt EUV and EV, leave it up to Chevrolet and Disney’s Imagineers to spin a pretty good tale. Nick Cho, the creator of TikTok, better known as YourKoreanDad, was the host of their launch video. Cho tells us Chevrolet is debuting Super Cruise for what it claims is the first true hands-free driver […] The post Chevrolet Bolt EUV and EV – It’s a Small World After All [Update] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Disney, General Motors, Green, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, EVs, Cho, Nick Cho, crossover SUV, YourKoreanDad


Cryptocurrency Magnate's Plan to Turn 67,000 Acres into Blockchain-Based 'Smart City'

"A cryptocurrency company that owns 67,000 acres in rural northern Nevada wants state government to grant technology companies power to form local governments on land they own," reports the Associated Press. Jeffrey Berns, CEO of Nevada-based Blockchains LLC, ultimately envisions "a city where people not only purchase goods and services with digital currency but also log their entire online footprint — financial statements, medical records and personal data — on blockchain." The Associated P...
Tags: Tech, Associated Press, Nevada, Berns, Storey County, Jeffrey Berns, Blockchains LLC, Blockchain Based Smart City


Why Some Amazon Delivery Drivers Hate Its Safety Monitoring App

Amazon is using AI cameras to monitor drivers of its delivery vans for safety issues — but also a second driver safety app on their phones. Though it's named Mentor, Mashable reports that "it doesn't seem to be helping..." CNBC talked to drivers who said the app mostly invades their privacy or miscalculates dangerous driving behavior. One driver said even though he didn't answer a ringing phone, the app docked points for using a phone while driving. Another worker was flagged for distracted ...
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Venture capitalist Balaji Srinivasan reportedly suggested doxxing a journalist who reported on narratives he didn't like

Balaji Srinivasan speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017. Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Tech investor Balaji Srinivasan reportedly suggested siccing 'the Dark Enlightenment audience' on a journalist, the New York Times said. Srinivasan made the comment in a 2013 email to a far-right blogger, the Times reported. Some distrust of the mainstream media has circulated in Silicon Valley for years.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tech inves...
Tags: Media, Privacy, Trends, Tech, New York Times, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, Andreessen Horowitz, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Metz, Free Speech, Srinivasan, Victoria Cavaliere


WHO Investigators Now Believe Coronavirus was 'Circulating Widely' in Wuhan in December

"Investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO) looking into the origins of coronavirus in China have discovered signs the outbreak was much wider in Wuhan in December 2019 than previously thought," reports CNN, "and are urgently seeking access to hundreds of thousands of blood samples from the city that China has not so far let them examine." The lead investigator for the WHO mission, Peter Ben Embarek, told CNN in a wide-ranging interview that the mission had found several signs of th...
Tags: China, Tech, Cnn, Switzerland, Who, Wuhan, World Health Organization WHO, Peter Ben Embarek, Embarek


Huawei founder and CEO says Apple makes the best 5G phones

Huawei co-founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said that Apple has the best 5G handsets in the world with its iPhone 12 series. Ren also said...
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WHO Investigators Now Believe Cornavirus was 'Circulating Widely' in Wuhan in December

"Investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO) looking into the origins of coronavirus in China have discovered signs the outbreak was much wider in Wuhan in December 2019 than previously thought," reports CNN, "and are urgently seeking access to hundreds of thousands of blood samples from the city that China has not so far let them examine." The lead investigator for the WHO mission, Peter Ben Embarek, told CNN in a wide-ranging interview that the mission had found several signs of th...
Tags: China, Tech, Cnn, Switzerland, Who, Wuhan, World Health Organization WHO, Peter Ben Embarek, Embarek


Clubhouse Criticized Over User Privacy Policies

How does the trendy new audio-chatroom app Clubhouse handle user privacy? Recode reports: What if you didn't give Clubhouse access to your contacts, specifically because you didn't want all or any of them to know you were there? I regret to inform you that Clubhouse has made it possible for them to know anyway, encourages them to follow you, and there isn't much you can do about it. When I joined, I didn't give Clubhouse access to my contacts; as has been my policy since childhood, only I may de...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Clubhouse


Drones used by police to monitor political protests in England

BLM, Extinction Rebellion and animal rights protests all targeted as forces expand use of dronesPolice have used unmanned drones to monitor political protests, including those held by the non-violent Black Lives Matter movement, new research shows. In 2020 drones were also used by police at animal rights protests, Extinction Rebellion and anti-HS2 demonstrations, and in one instance, an extreme-right protest. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Technology, Protest, Police, Environment, UK News, Surveillance, Animal Welfare, Hs2, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter Movement, Drones (non-military, Extinction Rebellion


The Series A deal that launched a near unicorn: Meet Accel’s Steve Loughlin and Ironclad’s Jason Boehmig

The only people who truly understand a relationship are the ones who are in it. Luckily for us, we’re going to have a candid conversation with both parties in the relationship between Ironclad CEO and cofounder Jason Boehmig and his investor and board member Accel partner Steve Loughlin. Loughlin led Ironclad’s Series A deal back in 2017, making it one of his first Series A deals after returning to Accel. This episode of Extra Crunch Live goes down on Wednesday at 3pm ET/12pm PT, just like usual...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, California, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Accel, Ironclad, Kevin Busque, Lightspeed, Fenwick West, Loughlin, Gaurav Gupta, Grafana, Steve Loughlin


How Our Brutal Science System Almost Cost Us a Pioneer of mRNA Vaccines

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: As the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived at Penn Medicine last year, Penn Today reported with great pride, "It was mRNA research conducted at Penn—by Drew Weissman, a professor of Infectious Diseases, and Katalin Karikó, an adjunct associate professor—that helped pave the way for the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID vaccines." While Weissman and Karikó are coronavirus vaccine heroes these days, Dr. David Scales — who studied under Weiss...
Tags: Tech, Penn, Slashdot, Penn Medicine, Weissman, Kati, Moderna, Penn Today, Drew Weissman, Katalin Karik, Karik, David Scales, Karik Still Karik


India government arrests 21 year old for sharing a Google doc tweeted by Greta Thunberg on farmers protests

Disha Ravi was held for sharing a document designed to help ongoing protests against new farming laws.
Tags: Google, India, Greta Thunberg, Disha Ravi



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