A Supreme Court ruling affirming Canada’s carbon tax opens the door for a startup explosion

Last week the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that the national government’s plan to tax carbon emissions was legal in a decision that could have significant implications for the nation’s climate-focused startup companies. The ruling put an end to roughly two years of legal challenges and could set the stage for a boom in funding and commercial support for Canadian startup companies developing technologies to curb greenhouse gas emissions, according to investors and entrepreneurs representing some ...
Tags: TC, Supreme Court, Articles, Tech, Canada, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Xprize, Oil And Gas, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Justin Trudeau, Alberta Ontario, Richard Wagner, Canadian Supreme Court, Gencho Petkov, BeZero Carbon

Parler Referred Violent Content to the FBI 50 Times, Angering Users

Parler confirmed Saturday that it had referred dozens of violent posts to America's Federal Bureau of Investigation, reports Newsweek. But even after a blog post explaining its reasons, "some of the platform's users were less than impressed." Parler, which faced significant backlash in the wake of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by former President Donald Trump's supporters, referred violent content to the FBI at least 50 times prior to the pro-Trump riot, The Wall Street Journal repor...
Tags: America, Tech, Fbi, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Newsweek, U S Capitol, Parler

YouTube bans staged animal rescue videos

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for March 29. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on: Vice Media layoffs.NBCU mulls a subscription-based video service.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. YouTube says it removed videos or stopped running ads on some of these vide...
Tags: Google, Media, Youtube, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Digital Media, Nbcuniversal, Vice Media, Sundar Pichai, Nbcu, John Cena, Vin Diesel, Athletic, Newsletters, New York Times ABC

Drone pilot melts his machine for stunning volcano video

Keen to get some amazing shots, this pilot flew his DJI drone so close to a lava-spewing volcano that part of the machine melted.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Drones, Iceland, Drone Video, Drone Pilot

Patch your iPhone and iPad: Apple security update stamps out active exploit

Urgent security patch also lands on Apple Watch
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Ajaib raises $65M Series A extension led by Ribbit Capital, increasing the round’s total to $90M

Ajaib, the Indonesian investment app, has added $65 million to its Series A, bringing the round’s new total to $90 million. The extension was led by Ribbit Capital, the fintech investor that also led Robinhood’s $3.4 billion funding last month. Ajaib is Ribbit Capital’s first investment in Southeast Asia. The extension will be used to expand Ajaib’s product development and engineering capabilities. The startup, which claims to run the fourth largest stock brokerage in Indonesia based on number o...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Stocks, Robinhood, Fintech, Nubank, David Velez, Ribbit Capital, Horizons Venture, SG Lee, Ajaib

Adweek Podcast: Creativity From Across the Globe

On this episode of 'Yeah, That's Probably an Ad,' Adweek's international editor David Griner is joined by our growing international creative coverage team to discuss worldwide trends in creativity and some of the campaigns that have made waves in the industry. Stream the new episode below, listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or find it...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Creative, Adweek, Across the Globe, David Griner, Adweek Podcasts

New 'Godzilla Vs. Kong' Movie Sets a Global Pandemic Box Office Record

The Los Angeles Times reports: This weekend's international rollout of Warner Bros.' "Godzilla vs. Kong" set a new pandemic record for a Hollywood film, a hopeful sign of an imminent return to moviegoing. The film, which opens in North American theaters and on HBO Max on Wednesday, debuted in 38 overseas markets to an impressive $121.8 million, including $70.3 million in Chinese receipts. That's the biggest debut for a Hollywood film in China since 2019. The monster smackdown also grossed $12...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, China, New York City, Tech, Los Angeles Times, Comscore, Kong, Tenet, Warner Bros Godzilla, New Godzilla Vs Kong Movie Sets

Why a Young Professor Turned Down a $60,000 Research Grant From Google (slashdot)

"When Luke Stark sought money from Google in November he had no idea he'd be turning down $60,000 from the tech giant in March," reports CNN: Stark, an assistant professor at Western University in Ontario, Canada, studies the social and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence. In late November, he applied for a Google Research Scholar award, a no-strings-attached research grant of up to $60,000 to support professors who are early in their careers. He put in for the award, he said, "because o...
Tags: Google, News, Cnn, Mitchell, Margaret Mitchell, Stark, Luke Stark, EditorDavid, Gebru, Western University in Ontario Canada, Google Gebru

Man Released From Prison After 37 Years Baffled by Smartphones

Last year at least 18 U.S. states began releasing prisoners close to the ends of their sentences or elderly/medically vulnerable prisoners at greater risk of contracting Covid-19, reports NBC News. So after 37 years in prison, Renaldo Hudson was in for a surprise: He was handed a Samsung smartphone, a piece of technology that wouldn't have been imaginable to an American in 1983. "People would say things like they were so simple." said Hudson, 57. "'Listen, go to your browser and open this up....
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Hudson, Department of Motor Vehicles, COVID, Renaldo Hudson

UNIX's Founders Created Another OS at Bell Labs: 'Plan 9'

The team behind UNIX also built another operating system at Bell Labs, writes the corporate CTO and president of Nokia Bell Labs: Starting in the late 1980s, a group led by Rob Pike and UNIX co-creators Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie developed "Plan 9". Their motivation was two-fold: to build an operating system that would fit an increasingly distributed world, and to do so in a clean and elegant manner. The plan was not to build directly on the Unix foundation but to implement a new design fro...
Tags: Nokia, Tech, Dennis Ritchie, Bell Labs, Cto, Unix, Ken Thompson, Nokia Bell Labs, Rob Pike

How to scan a QR code on Android and iOS

Here's how to scan a QR code on your iPhone or Android phone. Many phones have built-in QR code scanners, but if yours doesn't, we recommend some apps to help.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Qr Codes, Qr Code, QR, Tier 4

How to add a contact in WhatsApp Messenger on Android and iOS

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps on the planet. Here's how to add your iOS and Android contacts to your WhatsApp list to easily stay in touch.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, Whatsapp, How-to, Chat App, Tier 4, Best Messaging Apps

Small Local Businesses Face Mask Dilemma as Mandates Are Eased

When your state lifts the masking mandate, how should you conduct business? According to a survey by Near Media, the majority of consumers support masking. The consumers also prefer businesses which strictly enforce it. Consumers could respond using one of four choices: More likely to do business with them; Neutral, will not affect my spending; Less likely to do business with them; or I will never shop there again. “Women and older consumers are most supportive,” said Mike Blumenthal, co-founde...
Tags: Google, US, Sales, Midwest, Blumenthal, Small Business News, Mike Blumenthal, Small Local Businesses Face Mask Dilemma

To improve accountability, Norrsken VC ties partner compensation to its portfolio’s sustainable successes

With the close of its latest investment fund, Norrsken VC is is taking an unprecedented step in tying the compensation of its partners to the positive changes the firm’s portfolio companies have on the world — and not just their financial returns. The firm, which released its impact assessment for 2020 last week, has invested in companies that address seven of the United Nations’ seventeen sustainable development goals, and is benchmarking its performance on goals that range from the tightly mon...
Tags: Food, TC, Finance, Tech, Healthcare, United Nations, Energy Efficiency, Un, General Partner, Larsson, European Investment Fund, Norrsken Foundation, Norrsken VC, Norrsken, Tove Larsson, Agate Freimane

New Online Science Fiction Dictionary Pushes Back Origin of the Word 'Robot' to 1920

"Fans of science fiction learned last week that the word 'robot' was first used in 1920 — a full three years earlier than originally thought," according to a blog post at They call it "a major SciFi discovery hiding in plain sight": The "massively important yet obvious" change in date was confirmed with a search of the Internet Archive, which has a digitized first edition of the Czech play, R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots, published in 1920. There on the title page, hiding in pla...
Tags: Tech, Oxford, Universal Robots, Jesse Sheidlower, Sheidlower, R U R Rossum, Pulp Magazine

Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine Is Streaming Free on YouTube

Earlier this year, Michael Moore released the 2002 documentary Bowling for Columbine on his official YouTube channel. The winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the film “set out to investigate the long, often volatile love affair between Americans and their firearms, uncovering the pervasive culture of fear that keeps the nation locked and loaded.” Criterion goes on to write: Equipped with a camera and a microphone, Moore follows the trail of bullets from Littleton, C...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Atlanta, Current Affairs, Beverly Hills, Kmart, Boulder, Marilyn Manson, Michael Moore, Nra, Flint Michigan, Columbine, Facebook Twitter, Moore, Charlton Heston

Amazon Argues With US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on Twitter

The Hill reports that Amazon engaged in "a heated Twitter exchange" with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren "after the lawmaker claimed that it and other large corporations 'exploit loopholes and tax havens to pay close to nothing in taxes.'" The exchange began after Warren (Democrat - Massachusetts) tweeted a clip from Thursday's Senate Finance Committee hearing, in which she accused Amazon and other companies of "manipulating the tax code to avoid paying their fair share." Hours later, the Amazo...
Tags: Amazon, Elizabeth Warren, US, Tech, Warren, Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders, Hill, Bezos, Senate Finance Committee, Bessemer Alabama, Amazon News Twitter, Warren Democrat Massachusetts

Attackers Breach 21,000 Microsoft Exchange Servers, Install Malware Implicating Brian Krebs

Security researcher Brian Krebs wants you to know... "New data suggests someone has compromised more than 21,000 Microsoft Exchange Server email systems worldwide and infected them with malware that invokes both KrebsOnSecurity and Yours Truly by name. Let's just get this out of the way right now: It wasn't me." The Shadowserver Foundation, a nonprofit that helps network owners identify and fix security threats, says it has found 21,248 different Exchange servers which appear to be compromised...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Watson, Brian Krebs, Exchange, David Watson, KrebsOnSecurity, VirusTotal, Shadowserver Foundation, Microsoft Exchange Server, Shadowserver Foundation Europe, Shadowserver, Microsoft Powershell

Ancient computer found in shipwreck decoded by scientists

Today, if you want to know when the next solar eclipse is going to be, you turn to Google. If you lived in ancient Greece, though, you might have used a device now known as the Antikythera mechanism.Considered the world's first analog computer, this marvel of ancient engineering used dozens of bronze gears to predict the positions of the Moon, Sun, and five planets, as well as the timing of solar and lunar eclipses.Divers discovered the Antikythera mechanism while exploring a Roman-era shipwreck...
Tags: Google, Astronomy, Space, Science, Greece, Earth, Computers, Innovation, Planets, Saturn, Ucl, Venus, Babylon, University College London UCL, Sun Moon, National Archaeological Museum

Amazon Argues With US Senator Elizabeth Warren on Twitter

The Hill reports that Amazon engaged in "a heated Twitter exchange" with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren "after the lawmaker claimed that it and other large corporations 'exploit loopholes and tax havens to pay close to nothing in taxes.'" The exchange began after Warren (Democrat - Massachusetts) tweeted a clip from Thursday's Senate Finance Committee hearing, in which she accused Amazon and other companies of "manipulating the tax code to avoid paying their fair share." Hours later, the Amazo...
Tags: Amazon, Elizabeth Warren, US, Tech, Warren, Hill, Senate Finance Committee, Amazon News Twitter, Warren Democrat Massachusetts

A massive hack that Google thwarted was actually a counterterrorism operation

Security researchers regularly reveal software vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit, or even have exploited in the past. In some...
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Chrome, Edge, and the user between

Every time I read the news on Google Discover on my phone, I see various articles that, for one reason or another, proclaim that the...
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Scientists Boost an Idea Long Thought Outlandish: Reflecting the Sun's Rays

"The idea of artificially cooling the planet to blunt climate change — in effect, blocking sunlight before it can warm the atmosphere — got a boost on Thursday when an influential scientific body urged the U.S. government to spend at least $100 million to research the technology," reports the New York Times: That technology, often called solar geoengineering, entails reflecting more of the sun's energy back into space through techniques that include injecting aerosols into the atmosphere. In a n...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, South Asia, Stanford University, Chris Field, Woods Institute

Basketball is Life on This Island - 'Alaskan Nets' Doc Teaser Trailer

"The last hope to save a community on the brink." A festival trailer has debuted for an indie documentary film titled Alaskan Nets, marking the directorial debut of filmmaker Jeff Harasimowicz. In Alaska's last native reserve, two cousins lead their local basketball team to its first state championship in more than 30 years. It's about a basketball team from an island off the coast of Southeast Alaska of called Metlakatla (see Google Maps) aka "Met". Harasimowicz adds: "Places like Metlakatl...
Tags: Google, Movies, Trailer, Alaska, Chris Pratt, Southeast Alaska, To Watch, Metlakatla, Jeff Harasimowicz, Harasimowicz

cURL's 20th Anniversary Celebrated With 3D-Printed 'GitHub Steel' Contribution Graph

This week Swedish developer Daniel Stenberg posted a remarkable reflection on the 20th anniversary of his command-line data tool, cURL: curl was adopted in Red Hat Linux in late 1998, became a Debian package in May 1999, shipped in Mac OS X 10.1 in August 2001. Today, it is also shipped by default in Windows 10 and in iOS and Android devices. Not to mention the game consoles, Nintendo Switch, Xbox and Sony PS5. Amusingly, libcurl is used by the two major mobile OSes but not provided as an API...
Tags: Tech, Sony, Nintendo, Github, Roku Apple, Stenberg, Daniel Stenberg, GitHub Steel Contribution Graph, GTA V Fortnite PUBG

Sunday's Best Deals: Ninja Hot + Cold Brew Coffee Maker, Solar-Powered Flickering Torches, Ergo Standing Desk Converter, Heidi & Oak Drawer Organizers, and More

A Ninja Hot and Cold Brew coffee system and a six-pack of Heidi & Oak drawer organizers lead Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Microsoft, Newegg, Macys, Kindle, Samsung, Walmart, Star, Best Buy, David, Ferrari, Sony, Xbox

5 current and former junior bankers explain what their daily schedules are really like as burnout mounts: 'Ninety-five hours a week, that's nothing special'

Hello everyone!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:Confessions of Wall Street's burned-out junior bankers.Female former employees say they faced sexism at Fine Brothers Entertainment, the YouTube giant behind the viral 'Kids React' videos. Plus: The latest on the David Dobrik Vlog Squad scandal. It's actually a horrible...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Finance, Wall Street, Satya Nadella, Trends, Credit Suisse, Burnout, Goldman Sachs, Espn, WeWork, Sundar Pichai, Marc Andreessen, Chamath Palihapitiya, Trump

OpenSSL Fixes a High-Severity Flaw That Allowed Crashing of Servers

"OpenSSL, the most widely used software library for implementing website and email encryption, has patched a high-severity vulnerability that makes it easy for hackers to completely shut down huge numbers of servers," reports Ars Technica: On Thursday, OpenSSL maintainers disclosed and patched a vulnerability that causes servers to crash when they receive a maliciously crafted request from an unauthenticated end user. CVE-2021-3449, as the denial-of-server vulnerability is tracked, is the resul...
Tags: Nokia, Tech, Ars Technica, Peter, Filippo Valsorda, Samuel Sapalski

MI: Detroit Suspect Snatched Open Carry Pistol Off Bystander ~ VIDEO

U.S.A. –-( On 28 January, a young man in a red hoodie snatched a pistol from a man openly carrying it, in Detroit, Michigan. The robbery occurred in the BP gas station at Seven Mile and Wyoming Ave. A confederate held the store door open. It was unclear if there was another confederate in the getaway vehicle. The getaway vehicle did not have a rear license plate. Google maps BP at Seven Mile and Wyoming, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten The man openly carrying the pisto...
Tags: Google, Post, Guns, Department Of Defense, Wyoming, Arizona, Detroit, Open Carry, Kenyatta, Detroit Michigan, Wayne County, Wayne County Michigan, Detroit Police Department, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch

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