Biden Team May Partner With Private Firms To Monitor Extremist Chatter Online

schwit1 shares a report from CNN: The Biden administration is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online, an effort that would expand the government's ability to gather intelligence but could draw criticism over surveillance of US citizens. The plan being discussed inside DHS, according to multiple sources, would, in effect, allow the department to circumvent' [restrictions the U.S. government has to surveil American citizens]. A source familiar with the effor...
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NOAA Unveils a Warmer Climate 'Normal' For the US

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealed new standards on Tuesday for what an average or "normal" U.S. climate looks like, showing average temperatures in the U.S. rising significantly. Updating these standards is important for helping shape government policies and what your local weather forecaster says the "average" high temperature is on a given date. NOAA releases climate averages for the preceding 30-year period every 10 ...
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Verizon's data dreams, denied

Hi and welcome to the Insider Advertising newsletter, where we break down the big news in advertising and media news, including:Jitters inside Verizon Media Group;JetBlue picks a new agency;Peloton malfunctions.First, we're seeking nominations for the world's most innovative CMOs. Submit here.And, if you got this email forwarded, sign up for your own here. FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows a Yahoo logo on smartphone in front of a displayed cyber code and keyboard Reuters Ver...
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Fewcents raises $1.6M to help publishers take payments for individual articles, videos and podcasts

Fewcents co-founders Dushyant Khare and Abhishek Dadoo Many publishers are focused on converting visitors to subscribers, but there’s another important bracket: people who want to view a premium article or video, but not enough to sign up for a subscription. Fewcents, a Singapore-based fintech startup that enables publishers to take “micropayments” for individual pieces of content, announced today it has raised $1.6 million in seed funding. Fewcents can be used to monetize articles, video an...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, Publishing, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Tech, Boston Consulting Group, APAC, DBS Bank, Koh Boon Hwee, Dainik Jagran

Review: My Octopus Teacher

— by BEV QUESTAD — Unlikely. It’s simply unlikely that anything about a skin diver in temperatures as cold as 46 degrees Fahrenheit and his obsessive compulsive disorder with a wild common octopus are going to either inspire or move me. And yet, several days and innumerable Google searches later, I am still transfixed by […]
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Sale of Coal and Wet Wood Restricted in England

Curbs on the sale of house coal and wet wood for household burning in England have come into force under new rules aimed at cutting air pollution. From a report: People will still be able to use stoves and open fires but they will need to burn cleaner alternatives. These are the first restrictions on what people can burn in their homes since the clean air acts of the 1950s. The UK's air is far cleaner now, but in recent years pollution from log burners has increased dramatically. Only 8% of hous...
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Edge AI camera runs Linux on quad -A53 SoC with Google Edge TPU

Imago’s 5MP “VisionAI” camera runs Linux on a quad -A53 SoC accompanied by a Google Edge TPU for TensorFlow Lite and AutoML Vision Edge. Other features include 2GB DDR4, microSD, GbE, and DIO. Imago Technologies GmbH announced a “freely programmable,” 5-megapixel edge AI camera designed for AI/ML and deep learning enabled image processing applications including […]
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21Nails Vulnerabilities Impact 60% of the Internet's Email Servers

The maintainers of the Exim email server software have released updates today to patch a collection of 21 vulnerabilities that can allow threat actors to take over servers using both local and remote attack vectors. The Record reports: Known as 21Nails, the vulnerabilities were discovered by security firm Qualys. The bugs impact Exim, a type of email server known as a mail transfer agent (MTA) that helps email traffic travel across the internet and reach its intended destinations. While there ar...
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‘The Lord of the Rings’ Stars Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd Are Launching Their Own Podcast

Lord of the Rings fans, we’re eating breakfast, second breakfast, and elevenses today. Our beloved Merry and Pippin are setting off on a brand new quest together. Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, who played the lovable hobbits Merry and Pippin in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, are launching their own podcast about the film franchise, called The Friendship Onion. Which we’re guessing you’ll be able to boil, mash, and throw in stew. In another life, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd might have b...
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The best iPad deals available right now including the iPad, iPad Pro, and iPad Air

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple; Alyssa Powell/Insider Apple's . Like most Apple products, you can find any given member of the iPad family discounted throughout the year, from the compact to the powerful . Apple also just updated the iPad lineup with a new iPad Pro, bringing the same M1 processor featured in Apple's newest laptops to the iPad for the first time. The new iPad Pros also offer 5G support, Thunderbolt co...
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US Commerce Dept Pressing Taiwan To Supply More Chips To US Automakers

The U.S. Commerce Department is pressing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and other Taiwanese firms to prioritize the needs of American automakers to ease chip shortages in the near term, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Tuesday. From a report: Raimondo told a Council of the Americas event that longer term, increased investment is needed to produce more semi-conductors in the United States and other critical supply chains need re-shoring, including to allied countries. "We're working h...
Tags: US, Tech, General Motors, United States, Commerce, TSMC, Raimondo, Gina Raimondo, U S Commerce Department, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Council of the Americas

New Emails Show Steve Jobs Referred To Facebook As 'Fecebook' Amid App Store Conflict

The Apple vs. Epic legal battle has brought new documents to light, revealing the strained relationship between Apple and Facebook that dates as far back as 2011. 9to5Mac reports: Around this time, Facebook had not yet released a dedicated app for the iPad, which debuted in 2010. Apple's Scott Forstall, then serving as the company's software chief, sent an email to Phil Schiller and Steve Jobs regarding a meeting he had with Mark Zuckerberg about bringing Facebook to the iPad. At the heart of Fa...
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Apple Extends Standard AppleCare Plans for Apple TV From Two Years to Three

Apple today emailed customers who have purchased a standard AppleCare plan for their Apple TV devices to let them know that coverage has been extended from two years to three years. Customers who purchased ‌AppleCare‌ for the ‌Apple TV‌ will be now receiving a total of three years of coverage based on the date that they original bought the plan. ‌AppleCare‌ for ‌Apple TV‌ end dates will be automatically adjusted. In the emails, Apple does not specify why it is extending the ‌Apple TV‌ ‌Apple...
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How to Factory Reset an AirTag So Someone Else Can Use It

When you set up an AirTag, it's automatically associated with your Apple ID, which means it's linked to your ‌Apple ID‌ and can't be used by someone else unless you reset it. Resetting can be as simple as removing an AirTag from your ‌Apple ID‌, by following these steps: Open the Find My app. Tap on the AirTag that you want to remove by choosing its name from the list. Swipe upwards to bring up the full AirTag settings. Tap on "Remove Item." Tap on "Remove" and then tap agai...
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The Daily Crunch: Tech stocks hammered after US Treasury Secretary speculates on hiking interest rates

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Are startup valuations about to fall? Hello, friends! Alex here to talk to you for a hot second about money. Then we’ll get into startups, venture capital, what Big Tech is up to and more. I promise. But hang with me for a moment. Tech stocks got hammered today: The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell by more than 2%. Cloud stocks endured twice the damage. What happened? The ...
Tags: TC, Twitter, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Holland, Silicon Valley, US Treasury, EC, Persona, Alex, Firstmark, Sarah

You Should Definitely Update Your Dell Computer Right Now

A public service announcement for anyone who, like me, is using a years-old Dell computer as their primary machine: Dell has released a security patch for a security vulnerability affecting close to 400 different computer models manufactured between 2009 and right now. That’s, uh, a lot of laptops.Read more...
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Brex, Ramp tout their view of the future as Divvy is said to consider a sale to

Earlier today recent dog-parent Alex Konrad and fellow Forbes staffer Eliza Haverstock broke the news that Divvy, a Utah-based corporate spend unicorn, is considering selling itself to for a price that could top $2 billion. For the fintech sector, it’s big news. Corporate spend startups including Ramp and Brex are raising rapid-fired rounds at ever-higher valuations and growing at venture-ready cadences. Their growth and its resulting private investment were earned by a popular approach...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Utah, Tech, Bill, Expensify, Forbes, Divvy, RAMP,, Brex, Henrique Dubugras, Alex Konrad, Airbase, Eric Glyman, Glyman

Amazon Canada Deals: Save 37% on Personal Size Blender + 52% on Tablet Stand + More Offers

Amazon Canada has awesome deals available now! Amazon Canada has great Deals of The Day, with new deals every day. Also, Amazon Canada has more great deals that include: Get La Reveuse Personal Size Blender 250 Watts Power for Shakes Smoothies Seasonings Sauces with 2 Pieces 16 oz Mug -Black, for $37.99,  (When you Click and Apply $2.00 Coupon), Save 37% off Get VEUSTAR Umbrella, 10 Ribs Auto Open Close Waterproof Travel Umbrella, Superb Teflon Coating Rain Umbrella for Men and Women, Portable...
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Tesla Remotely Hacked from a Drone

This is an impressive hack: Security researchers Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of Kunnamon, Inc. and Benedikt Schmotzle of Comsecuris GmbH have found remote zero-click security vulnerabilities in an open-source software component (ConnMan) used in Tesla automobiles that allowed them to compromise parked cars and control their infotainment systems over WiFi. It would be possible for an attacker to unlock the doors and trunk, change seat positions, both steering and acceleration modes — in short, pretty m...
Tags: Wi-fi, Uncategorized, Cars, Tesla, Hacking, Drones, Vulnerabilities, Bruce Schneier, Ralf Philipp Weinmann, Benedikt Schmotzle, Kunnamon Inc

Google just leaked its new Pixel Buds A-Series… again

Oh Google. The company is notoriously bad at containing leaks, and after apparently leaking its upcoming budget Pixel Buds a month ago, it’s done so more explicitly this time around. As spotted by 9to5Google, the official Android account today tweeted about the new ‘Pixel Buds A-Series,’ all but confirming the headphones are on their way. Credit: 9to5Google The tweet was promptly removed a few minutes later, so it was clearly a mistake. Or, if you’re a conspiracy theorist, Google’s marketing dep...
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Google May Have Inadvertently Just Spilled the Beans About the Pixel Buds A on Twitter

Google I/O 2021 is just a couple of weeks away, but in the run-up to its annual developer conference, Google may have just accidentally confirmed the existence of the Pixel Buds A on Twitter.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Sundar Pichai, Pixel, Google Io, Alphabet Inc, Google Pixel, Pixel Buds, Pixel 3, Pixel 5, Technology Internet

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Admits App Store's 30% Cut Is Similar to Consoles, Would Have Accepted Special Deal With Apple

Apple's legal battle with Epic Games is continuing on, and during the second day of the trial, ‌Epic Games‌' CEO Tim Sweeney continued his testimony against Apple. Sweeney was grilled by Apple's lawyers, and made several points seemingly favorable to Apple. In addition to mentioning how he prefers Apple's iPhone and values Apple's privacy policies that he's aiming to dismantle, Sweeney confirmed that Apple's 30 percent cut is also the "most prevalent rate" that other platforms charge. Micros...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Epic, Tim Cook, Sony, Nintendo, App Store, Epic Games, Phil Schiller, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Microsoft Sony, App Store Apple, Fortnite, Epic Games vs. Apple, Apple Sweeney

Two More Windows 10 Updates Will Remove Adobe Flash For Good

Microsoft is preparing to issue two more Windows 10 updates in June and July that will eliminate unsupported Adobe Flash Player from Windows PCs for good. ZDNet reports: The update KB4577586 called "Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player" has been available as an optional update since October and now looks set for a broader deployment. Flash Player officially reached end of life on December 31, 2020 as per an announcement by Adobe and major browser makers in 2017. "Starting in June 2021, the ...
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Technology Shares Sink Broader Market Although Dow Has Gain

Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Tuesday, dragged down by big technology companies like Apple and Microsoft.
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American schools' phone apps send children's info to ad networks, analytics firms

Get used to it, kid The majority of Android and iOS apps created for US public and private schools send student data to assorted third parties, researchers have found, calling into question privacy commitments from Apple and Google as app store stewards.…
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Software

Google leaks its own 'Pixel Buds A-Series' with new fast pairing tech

Google inadvertently revealed a new set of Pixel Buds that are coming soon..
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Revel’s Frank Reig shares how he built his business and what he’s planning

It’s only been three years since they hit the streets and Revel’s blue electric mopeds have already become a common sight in New York, San Francisco and a growing number of U.S. cities. However, Revel founder and CEO Frank Reig has set his sights far beyond building a shared moped service. In fact, since the beginning of 2021, Revel has launched an , an EV charging station venture and driven by a fleet of 50 Teslas. So we caught up with Reig to talk about what he learned from building the co...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, New York, Washington, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Brooklyn, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Hyundai, Latin America, Revel, Europe Asia

Investors cheer as Lyft’s Q1 revenue didn’t fall as much as expected

Investors gave Lyft’s value a small bump Tuesday after the American ride-hailing company reported results that weren’t quite as bad as the company, and Wall Street had expected. Shares of the Uber competitor rose as much as 4.5% in after-hours trading following the disclosure of its financial performance from the first three months of the year. As of the time of writing those gains have fallen to a smaller 2.5% gain. Turning to its results, Lyft’s revenue fell 36% to $609 million in the first qu...
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Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Admits App Store's 30% Cut Is Similar to Consoles, Would Have Accepted Special Deal..

Apple's legal battle with Epic Games is continuing on, and during the second day of the trial, Epic Games' CEO Tim Sweeney continued his...
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Apple Releases New Safari 14.1 Update for macOS Catalina and Mojave With Security Fix

Apple today released a new version of Safari 14.1 for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users, with the update introducing fixes for two WebKit vulnerabilities that were patched in macOS Big Sur yesterday. Apple's support document for the updated Safari release confirms that it addresses the same WebKit memory corruption issue and an integer overflow bug for users of older versions of macOS. Both of these vulnerabilities may have been actively exploited, so it's important for users to upgrade ...
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