Google, Facebook and other tech companies threaten to quit Hong Kong over privacy law

Asia Internet Coalition, including Twitter and Apple, sounds warning over amendments to laws that could see individuals hit with ‘severe sanctions’An Asian industry group that includes Google, Facebook and Twitter has warned that tech companies could stop offering their services in Hong Kong if the Chinese territory proceeds with plans to change privacy laws.The warning came in a letter sent by the Asia Internet Coalition, of which all three companies, in addition to Apple Inc, LinkedIn and othe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Hong Kong, Technology, Google Facebook, Asia Internet Coalition, Apple Inc LinkedIn

Kaseya hack floods hundreds of companies with ransomware

On Friday, a flood of ransomware hit hundreds of companies around the world. A grocery store chain, a public broadcaster, schools, and a national railway system were all hit by the file-encrypting malware, causing disruption and forcing hundreds of businesses to close. The victims had something in common: a key piece of network management and remote control software developed by U.S. technology firm Kaseya. The Miami-headquartered company makes software used to remotely manage a company’s IT net...
Tags: Security, Indonesia, Russia, Tech, Miami, Wall Street Journal, Meyers, ESET, Victor Gevers, Kaseya, Voccola, Fred Voccola, Huntress Labs, Victor Gevers John Hammond, U K South Africa Canada New Zealand Kenya, Adam Meyers CrowdStrike

COVID Vaccines To Reach Poorest Countries in 2023 -- Despite Recent Pledges

Most people in the poorest countries will need to wait another two years before they are vaccinated against COVID-19, researchers have told Nature. From a report: Around 11 billion doses are needed to fully vaccinate 70% of the world's population against COVID-19. As of 4 July, 3.2 billion doses had been administered. At the current vaccination rate, this will increase to around six billion doses by the end of the year, researchers from the International Monetary Fund, based in Washington DC, pr...
Tags: Japan, New York City, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, United Kingdom, International Monetary Fund, Pfizer, France Germany, Mainz Germany, Cornwall UK, BioNtech, COVID

VW offloads Bugatti to Rimac to form new EV company Bugatti-Rimac

Croatian electric supercar startup Rimac Automobili is taking over Bugatti. Rimac will own a controlling 55% share in the new company, Bugatti-Rimac, with VW’s Porsche owning the remaining 45%, according to reports by the Financial Times. “Rimac and Bugatti are a perfect match in terms of what we each bring to the table,” said founder and CEO of Rimac, Mate Rimac, in a statement. “As a young, agile and fast-paced automotive and technology company, we have established ourselves as an industry pio...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Supercar, Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Hyundai Motor Group, Rimac Automobili, Rimac, Hypercar, Mate Rimac, Bugatti Rimac

REvil Gang Takes Credit for Massive Kaseya Attack and Asks for $70 Million Ransom

The REvil ransomware gang has taken credit for the Kaseya attack that has affected more than 1,000 companies worldwide and prompted an investigation by U.S. intelligence agencies. The criminals are asking for a $70 million ransom in bitcoin to publish a public universal decryptor that will unlock all affected…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Crimes, Patch, Solarwinds, Conti, U S Federal, Kaseya, Fred Voccola, REvil

Head-tracking spatial audio in tvOS 15 is awesome

Apple delivers an immersive movie experience through a set of wireless headphones, putting the Apple TV 4K ahead of Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Chromecast.
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Home Theater, Roku Amazon Fire TV

Why Email Providers Scan Your Emails (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: If you receive emails flagged as spam or see a warning that a message might be a phishing attempt, it's a sign that your email provider is scanning your emails. The company may do that just to protect you from danger, but in some situations it can delve into your communications for other purposes, as well. Google announced that it would stop scanning Gmail users' email messages for ad targeting in 2017 -- but that doesn't mean it stopped scanning them altoget...
Tags: Google, Verizon, News, Microsoft, Yahoo, Aol, Bing, Wall Street Journal, Msn, Google Microsoft, Msmash

Volvo, Daimler, Traton invest $593 million to build electric truck charging network

Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and Volkswagon’s AG heavy-truck business the Traton Group announced on Monday a non-binding agreement to build a network of high-performance public charging stations for electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and buses around Europe. The news was first reported by Reuters. The three major European automakers will invest €500 million (~$593 million USD) to install and operate 1,700 charging points in strategic locations and close to highways. They intend to finalize the a...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, European Union, Automotive, Vw, Electric Vehicles, EVs, Volvo, Daimler, Reuters, Daimler Trucks, Volkswagen AG, Volvo Group, ACEA, Volvo Daimler

ManoMano raises $355 million for its home improvement e-commerce platform

French startup ManoMano has raised a Series F funding round of $355 million led by Dragoneer Investment Group. The company operates an e-commerce platform focused on DIY, home improvement and gardening products. It is currently available in six European countries. Following today’s funding round, the company has reached a valuation of $2.6 billion. In addition to Dragoneer Investment Group, Temasek, General Atlantic, Eurazeo, Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund, Aglaé Ventures, Kismet Holdings and Ar...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Europe, Gardening, Home Improvement, France, Germany, Tech, Spain, Italy, France Newsletter, Dragoneer Investment Group, ManoMano, Philippe de Chanville, Armat Group

Open Source Audio Editor Audacity Has Become 'Spyware'

Anyone deciding to download the free and open-source audio editor Audacity is being warned that the software may now be classified as spyware due to recent updates to its privacy policy. From a report: Audacity has been around for over 21 years and classes as the world's most popular audio editing software. On April 30, the Muse Group acquired Audacity with the promise that the software would "remain forever free and open source." However, as FOSS Post reports, last week the Audacity privacy pol...
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Uber, Lyft Sweeten Job Perks Amid Driver Shortage, Lofty Fares

A shortage of drivers in the U.S. is propelling prices for Uber and Lyft rides to record highs and pushing the services to rethink how they attract gig workers. From a report: Uber and Lyft are pouring millions of dollars into incentives for drivers to return, a short-term fix that has helped alleviate the scarcity and tempered fare increases in some areas but that has also raised the companies' costs. The labor crunch isn't projected to end anytime soon. Some analysts expect the problem will pe...
Tags: Lyft, Tech, Canada, Chang, Carrol Chang Uber

Leak: Samsung to announce the Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Watch 4 in August

Samsung had a pretty quiet Mobile World Congress event, but it did tell us we’d learn more about its upcoming Google-approved smartwatch at its next Unpacked event. Unfortunately, the company didn’t tell us when exactly that would be, but a new report from Korean publication DigitalDaily News (via 9to5Google) claims the next Unpacked will take place on August 11, at 10 AM ET. According to the report, Samsung will be launching five devices at the event: Galaxy Z Fold 3 Galaxy Z Flip 3 Galaxy Watc...
Tags: Google, Startups, Samsung, Insider, Plugged, DigitalDaily News

In Private Conversation, Hackers Behind Ransomware Outbreak Lower Demand To $50 Million

The hackers who have claimed responsibility for an international ransomware outbreak have lowered their asking price in a private conversation with a cybersecurity expert, something he said may be a sign the group was having trouble monetizing their massive breach. From a report: The REvil ransomware gang, also known as Sodinokibi, is publicly demanding $70 million to restore the data it's holding ransom after their data-scrambling software affected hundreds of small and medium businesses across...
Tags: Sweden, Tech, New Zealand, Reuters, Sodinokibi, Krebs Stamos Group

Apple could launch a less-expensive iPhone 14 Max in 2022

Apple is working on a cheaper big iPhone to replace the iPhone Mini, a report from Ming-Chi Kuo says. It will probably launch as the iPhone Max in 2022.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Ming Chi Kuo, Apple iPhone 14, Apple iPhone 14 Max

Best Free Alternatives to YouTube

YouTube has encountered a number of privacy issues. For example, Google is facing a legal battle for allegedly breaching the privacy and data rights of under-13s in the UK. It has also faced numerous challenges and criticisms in its attempts to deal with copyright issues. What open source alternatives are available for YouTube?
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European Plan for Gigantic New Gravitational Wave Detector Passes Milestone

It's far from a done deal, but plans by European physicists to build a huge new gravitational wave observatory with a radical design received a boost last week. From a report: The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), which advises European governments on research priorities, added the $2.25 billion observatory, called the Einstein Telescope, to a road map of large science projects ripe for progress. Developers hope the move will give them the political validation needed t...
Tags: Tech, Hannover, David Reitze, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Leibniz University, Einstein Telescope, Harald Luck, California Institute of Technology Read


Connection to Google REST APIs (currently Drive and Sheets).Changes for 0.5Code cleanup and simplification Made tests more comprehensive Improved documentation [Author: MVSJES]
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Latest patches show Rust for Linux project making great strides towards the kernel

Torvalds reckons 'it might be mergeable for 5.14' The Rust for Linux project, sponsored by Google, has advanced with use of a beta Rust compiler (as opposed to a nightly build), testing ARM and RISC-V architecture support, new Rust abstractions, and more.…
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Chinese-owned firm acquires UK’s largest semiconductor manufacturer

Tory MP Tom Tugendhat has raised concerns about deal in light of global computer chip shortageThe UK’s largest producer of semiconductors has been acquired by the Chinese-owned manufacturer Nexperia, prompting a senior Tory MP to call for the government to review the sale to a foreign owner during an increasingly severe global shortage of computer chips.Nexperia, a Dutch firm owned by China’s Wingtech, said on Monday that it has taken full control of Newport Wafer Fab (NWF), the UK’s largest pro...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Technology sector, Data Protection, Tory, Manufacturing sector, Tom Tugendhat, Nexperia, Wingtech, Newport Wafer Fab NWF

A string of top accounts on the new pro-Trump app GETTR were hacked and defaced on its July 4 launch day, and the person claiming to be the hacker says the site still has several security bugs

Several verified accounts were targeted in the cyberattack, including those of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jason Miller, and Mike Pompeo. GETTR GETTR, founded by former Trump aide Jason Miller, was hacked on the day of its official launch. The accounts of Miller and other Trump allies were targeted Sunday, but have since been restored. A man claiming responsibility told Insider the hack was "easy", and that the site still has many bugs. See more stories on Insider's business page. GETTR, t...
Tags: Google, Politics, Technology, News, Trends, Hillary Clinton, Hacked, News UK, Donald Trump, Cyberattacks, Miller, Trump, Mother Jones, NewsMax, Jason Miller, Mike Pompeo

1H 2021 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)

Trademarks and Domain Names * Kid Car NY, LLC v. Kidmoto Techs. LLC, 2021 WL 466975 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 9, 2021):  “At the motion to dismiss stage, Kidmoto has plausibly alleged more than just the purchase of a competitor’s mark as a search engine keyword standing alone. The Counterclaim alleges that Kid Car purchased “KIDMOTO” as keyword on Google and that by using ‘kid car’ in the resulting advertisement there is a likelihood of consumer confusion.” * RVC Floor Decor, Ltd. v. Floor and Decor Outlet...
Tags: Google, Twitter, New York, Law, Court, Search Engines, Copyright, Patents, Ibm, Domain Names, Trademark, Bell, John Deere, Dent, Stebbins, Plaintiffs

Podcast #616: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling

Editor’s Note: This is a rebroadcast. It originally aired June 2020. One of the most burning questions in life is what it is you’re called to do with it. What is your life’s purpose? What great work are you meant to do? Guidance on this question can come from many sources, and my guest today says that one of the best is the Bhagavad Gita, a text of Hindu scripture thousands of years old. He’s a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and author of The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey t...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, England, New York, Life, Advice, India, New York City, America, Rome, Harvard, West, Canada, United States, South Africa, Paris

Didi App Pulled from App Stores in China After Suspension Order

China has ordered app-store operators to remove the app of Didi from their stores, the latest as tension escalates between the nation's largest ride-hailing giant and local regulators. From a report: The app has disappeared from several stores including Apple's App Store in China, TechCrunch can confirm. The nation's cyberspace administration, which unveiled the order on Sunday, said Didi was illegally collecting users' personal data. The ride-hailing giant, which counts Apple, SoftBank, and Ten...
Tags: Apple, China, Tech, Tencent, App Stores, New York Stock Exchange, Didi, Apple SoftBank, Didi App

Tom Blomfield takes first board post at Generation Home, after leaving Monzo and Angel investing

Following on from mid-June when first-time buyer mortgage lending startup Generation Home raised a $30.4m Series A round and a £300m loan facility from NatWest, it’s now adding to its board. Although known for becoming an Angel investor since leaving Monzo, the challenger bank startup he co-founded, Tom Blomfield hasn’t joined any startup boards. That changes today with the news that he is joining Generation Home. The startup launched last year with radically a different model for home buying ...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Money, Finance, Tech, Ceo, United Kingdom, Bank, Mortgage, Loans, Natwest, Financial Services, Tom Blomfield, Monzo, Blomfield

Qualcomm CEO AimsTo Outperform Apple M1 With Nuvia Laptop Chip Design

Qualcomm’s new CEO Cristiano Amon while speaking to Reuters explained that Qualcomm could end up with the “best chip" on the market after the acquisition of Nuvia. The post Qualcomm CEO AimsTo Outperform Apple M1 With Nuvia Laptop Chip Design appeared first on
Tags: Apple, Hardware, All News, Hardware News, Mobile News, Qualcomm, Reuters, Cristiano Amon, Nuvia, Apple M1

Gigabyte Says Its Intel and AMD Motherboards Support Windows 11

Majority of Gigabyte’s Intel and AMD motherboards are capable of passing the TPM 2.0 verification by simply enabling the TPM-related function in the BIOS. The post Gigabyte Says Its Intel and AMD Motherboards Support Windows 11 appeared first on
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Hear top VCs Albert Wegner, Jenny Rooke, and Shilpi Kumar talk green bets at the Extreme Tech Challenge finals

This year, TechCrunch is proudly hosting the Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals on July 22. The event is among the world’s largest purpose-driven startup competitions that are aiming to solve global challenges based on the United Nations’ 17 sustainability goals. If you want to catch an array of innovative startups across a range of categories, all of them showcasing what they’re building, you won’t want to miss our must-see pitch-off competition. You can also catch feature panels hosted by Te...
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Apple Tested Ceramic Apple Watch Edition Two Years Before It Launched

The ceramic Apple Watch Edition dated back to 2014, despite the high-end model not launching until 2016 with the Apple Watch Series 2, according to newly-shared images of a prototype casing. The images, shared on Twitter by the prototype collector known as "DongleBookPro," show a prototype white ceramic original Apple Watch casing that was manufactured in 2014. The device runs internal software for testing purposes and it was made long before the first release of watchOS, but it looks largely...
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Intel Secures TSMC’s Latest 3nm Processor Technology

Intel, America's biggest chipmaker, is working with TSMC on at least two 3-nm projects to design central processing units for notebooks and data center servers in an attempt to regain market share it has lost to Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia over the past few years. The post Intel Secures TSMC’s Latest 3nm Processor Technology appeared first on
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​LIAN LI Extends UNI FAN Line Up with the AL120

LIAN LI, announces its latest addition to the UNI FAN family with the AL120. The new interlocking and daisy-chain fans feature a larger fan propeller for improved performance. The post ​LIAN LI Extends UNI FAN Line Up with the AL120 appeared first on
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