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Google Is Subject to PIPEDA in Canada

The Internet, it is proverbially thought, lives forever. That is, until jurisdictions around the world started to develop the “right to be forgotten.” In 2017, a complaint was made to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada that Google violates the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), by displaying links to news articles with personal and sensitive information about him. This wasn’t the first privacy complaint that the Commissioner faced about Google, which previousl...
Tags: Google, Law, Court, Canada, United States, Parliament, Newton, Federal Court, PIPEDA, Lavigne, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Crookes, Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner, LaChance, United Food and Commercial Workers Local, Clearview AI Inc


Kamereo gets $4.6M to connect farmers and F&B businesses in Vietnam

While working as the chief operating officer of a pizza chain in Vietnam, Taku Tanaka saw how difficult it is for restaurants to connect with farmers. Many small F&B businesses can’t buy in large volumes, so they rely on nearby markets or multiple suppliers who only sell one category. In turn, this means farmers are disconnected from the end customers of their products, making it hard to predict selling prices or plan their crops. Tanaka founded Kamereo, B2B platform with its own warehouse and l...
Tags: Food, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Farmers, Alibaba, Agriculture, Vietnam, Rakuten, B2b, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Tanaka, Food And Beverage, Pinduoduo


Investigation Reveals Widespread Cellphone Surveillance of the Innocent

Cellphones "can be transformed into surveillance devices," writes the Guardian, reporting startling new details about which innocent people are still being surveilled (as part of a collaborative reporting project with 16 other media outlets led by the French nonprofit Forbidden Stories). Long-time Slashdot reader shanen shared the newspaper's critique of a "privatised government surveillance industry" that's made NSO a billion-dollar company, thanks to its phone-penetrating spy software Pegaus...
Tags: Washington Post, France, Tech, Cnn, Guardian, Pegasus, Financial Times, Amnesty, Slashdot, NSO, Jamal Khashoggi, Amnesty International s Security Lab, Amnesty s Security Lab


Vinyl Album Sales Jump 108% In First 6 Months of 2021

Long-time Slashdot reader phalse phace writes: 2021 is turning out to be an even stronger year for vinyl album sales than in 2020. In the first six months of 2021, 19.2 million vinyl albums were sold, outpacing CD volume of 18.9 million, according to MRC Data, an analytics firm that specializes in collecting data from the entertainment and music industries. That is a 108% increase from the 9.2 million that were sold during the same period in 2020. And according to MRC Data, Record Store Day 202...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot, MRC Data, MRC Data an analytics


Blue Origin Auction Winner Backs Out, 18-Year-Old Flies Instead

18-year-old Oliver Daemon will become the youngest person ever to travel to space as the fourth passenger on Blue Origin's first crewed mission this week to the edge of outer space (flying with Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk). The Atlantic calls it "a rather unusual bunch": When they take off on Tuesday, they will each fulfill a personal dream, but as a crew, they're making history: No group like this one has ever gone to space together before. Even the parti...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark, Bezos, Breakfast Club, John Glenn, Utrecht University, Daemen


Gillmor Gang: Catching Up

As the pandemic dwindled enough to get in our car with dogs, SiriusXM, and our children in the rear view mirror, we drove to South Carolina. Tina had endured the last year and almost another half while her mother languished with aging pets, her husband in a facility, and eventually his death. As the miles melted away, we alternated between MSNBC, the Beatles channel, and a mixtape of soul, Steely Dan, and Bill Withers. For years, we’d dreamed of a way to live from anywhere, and now the pandem...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Video, Tech, Brent, Gillmor Gang, Msnbc, Facetime, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Charleston, Tina, Bill Withers, Gillmor, Tina Chase Gillmor


Music Streaming Inquiry Finds 'Pitiful Returns' For Performers

A committee in the U.K. Parliament says the music industry is weighted against artists, with even successful pop stars seeing "pitiful returns," reports the BBC: They are calling for a "complete reset" of the market, with musicians given a "fair share" of the £736.5 million that UK record labels earn from streaming. In a report, they said royalties should be split 50/50, instead of the current rate, where artists receive about 16%. The findings came after a six-month inquiry into music stream...
Tags: UK, Tech, Bbc, U K parliament, Digital Culture Media, Julian Knight, Ivors Academy and Musicians Union


Will a New Law Help the Chinese Government Stockpile Zero-Days?

"Starting September 1, 2021, the Chinese government will require that any Chinese citizen who finds a zero-day vulnerability must pass the details to the Chinese government," reports SecurityWeek, "and must not sell or give the knowledge to any third-party outside of China (apart from the vulnerable product's manufacturer)." Brief details are provided in a report by the Associated Press (AP) published Tuesday, July 13, 2021. No source is provided beyond the statement, "No one may 'collect, sell...
Tags: China, Tech, Ap, Cto, Associated Press AP, Cyberspace Administration of China, CISO, Katie Moussouris, Jake Williams, Joseph Carson, Moussouris, Luta Security, BreachQuest


The Case Against SQL

Long-time Slashdot reader RoccamOccam shares "an interesting take on SQL and its issues from Jamie Brandon (who describes himself as an independent researcher who's built database engines, query planners, compilers, developer tools and interfaces). It's title? "Against SQL." The relational model is great... But SQL is the only widely-used implementation of the relational model, and it is: Inexpressive, Incompressible, Non-porous. This isn't just a matter of some constant programmer overhead, l...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot, RoccamOccam, Michael Stonebraker, Graydon Hoare, Jamie Brandon


Apple 10.9″ iPad Air 4th Gen Now Just $499.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Update: Alive again and now just $499.99 shipped in all colors! Update: DEAD! New Apple 10.9″ iPad Air 4th Gen Now Just $539.99 Shipped From Amazon Available in Space Gray, Sky Blue, Silver, Rose Gold, Silver, or Green. This sells for $599 directly from Apple and is the lowest price ever from Amazon. Stunning 10.9-inch Liquid […]
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Ready to tackle MIT's recommended reading list for summer 2021?

As we enter the heart of summer, many of us will find ourselves with added time for relaxation and deep reading. The following titles represent a selection of recent offerings from MIT faculty and staff. Happy reading!Novel, Biography, and Memoir"The Planet After Geoengineering" (Actar, 2021)By Rania Ghosn, associate professor of architectureThis graphic novel makes climate engineering and its controversies visible in five stories assembled from the deep underground to outer space. Each "geo-sto...
Tags: Asia, Books, New York, Science, Technology, Mexico, America, Spain, Mit, Culture, Britain, Williams, Ford, Innovation, Literature, Homeland Security


Latest leaks indicate new iPhones may have always-on displays like Apple’s Watch

It’s not the first time we’ve heard this rumo
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Amazon's Elasticsearch Fork 'OpenSearch' Reaches General Availability 1.0 Milestone

Mike Melanson's "This Week in Programming" column shares an update on Amazon's ongoing battle with scalable data search solution ElasticSearch: Earlier this year, AWS completed its fork of ElasticSearch with the first release of OpenSearch. If you haven't followed along, the whole affair was a bit of a tug of war between AWS and Elastic, with AWS eventually coming out seemingly on top. After Elastic changed the licensing on ElasticSearch in an attempt to prevent AWS from selling a service based ...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Aws, Elasticsearch, Mike Melanson, Elasticsearch Fork OpenSearch, OpenSearch


Summit to explore redefining the future of education

‘If education must address the needs of society, then we have to adapt to the current and future needs’ The post Summit to explore redefining the future of education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Technology, Education, Openaccess, Tertiary Education, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Pandemic, COVID-19, Future of Education Summit 2021


Boeing Slows 'Dreamliner' Production After New Manufacturing Issue

"A new production problem has surfaced with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, further delaying deliveries of the popular wide-body jets..." writes the Wall Street Journal. Long-time Slashdot reader phalse phace shares their report: Boeing halted handing over Dreamliners to airlines in late May, after federal air-safety regulators declined to approve the plane maker's proposed method of inspecting the jets for previously disclosed production defects. It was the second such pause in the past year... ...
Tags: Tech, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration


Tahoe's Workforce is Disappearing, As Many Can No Longer Afford to Live There

200 miles east of Silicon Valley, "A disproportionate number of people who purchased homes in Tahoe in 2020 are employees of some of the largest tech companies in the Bay Area," a real estate brokerage firm specializing in data analytics recently told Outside magazine. Of the 2,280 new-home buyers Atlasa identified throughout the Tahoe region in 2020, roughly 30 percent worked at software companies. The top three employers were Google (54 buyers), Apple (46), and Facebook (34)... There is, howe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Tech, Silicon Valley, Tahoe, Bay Area, Tahoe Basin, Tahoe Dave, Atlasa, Sierra Sotheby, Dave Wilderotter, Alex Mourelatos, Tahoe s North Shore, North Tahoe Public Utility District, Tahoe Transportation District


Revealed: murdered journalist’s number selected by Mexican NSO client

On 2 March 2017, Cecilio Pineda Birto made a broadcast about alleged corruption. Hours later he was deadThe hitmen came for Cecilio Pineda Birto as he swung in a hammock at a carwash, waiting for his pickup to be cleaned.The 38-year-old freelance reporter was shot dead on 2 March 2017 in Ciudad Altamirano, a town in the southern Mexican region of Tierra Caliente – a battleground for rival organised crime factions. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, Mexico, Americas, Malware, Journalist safety, Espionage, Organised Crime, NSO, Tierra Caliente, Cecilio Pineda Birto, Ciudad Altamirano


Scientists Find Evidence of Mile-high Tsunami Generated By Dino-killing Asteroid

Slashdot reader sciencehabit shares news from Science magazine: When a giant space rock struck the waters near Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula 66 million years ago, it sent up a blanket of dust that blotted out the Sun for years, sending temperatures plummeting and killing off the dinosaurs. The impact also generated a tsunami in the Gulf of Mexico that some modelers believe sent an initial tidal wave up to 1500 meters (or nearly 1 mile) high crashing into North America, one that was followed by smal...
Tags: Mexico, Tech, North Dakota, Louisiana, North America, Gulf of Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula, Dino, Chicxulub, University of Vigo, Sean Gulick, University of Texas Austin Gulick, Chicxulub Cores, Alfio Alessandro Chiarenza


The end of open source?

Shaun O’Meara Contributor Share on Twitter Shaun O’Meara, global field CTO at Mirantis, has worked with customers designing and building enterprise IT infrastructure for 20 years. Several weeks ago, the Linux community was rocked by the disturbing news that University of Minnesota researchers had developed (but, as it turned out, not fully executed) a method for introducing what they called “hypocrite commits” to the Linux ker...
Tags: Column, Developer, Opinion, Tech, Open Source Software, Linux, EC, Kernel, Operating Systems, Mirantis, Cto, Kubernetes, University of Minnesota, Foss, Shaun O'Meara, Alva Linux


JavaScript, GitHub, AWS crowned winners in massive survey of 32,000 developers

Devs across the world reveal their tools, language choices, and more. A survey of nearly 32,000 developers has confirmed the dominance of JavaScript, showing a remarkable 91 per cent using GitHub, and growth in use of AWS despite the efforts of Microsoft and Google.…
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Aws, Linux


China Secretively Launches Reusable Suborbital Vehicle for Space Transportation System

"China conducted a clandestine first test flight of a reusable suborbital vehicle Friday as a part of development of a reusable space transportation system," reports Space News: The vehicle launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Friday and later landed at an airport just over 800 kilometers away at Alxa League in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC) announced. No images nor footage nor further information, such as altitude, flight...
Tags: China, Tech, Falcon, Chen, Inner Mongolia, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, CASC, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology CALT, Alxa League, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp CASC, Chen Hongbo


Gurman: Redesigned MacBook Pros to Launch Between September and November

Apple can be expected to release its redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros sometime between September and November, as part of another packed fall season for new product launches, according to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman says that the new MacBook Pros will go into production in the third quarter and can be expected to be announced by Apple "between September and November at the latest." Apple last year announced an updated M...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Macbook, Mark Gurman, Don, MacBook Pros, Gurman, Macbook Air Macbook Pro, MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Pro Don, Macbook Pro 16, MacBook Pros Learn


Tesla is letting people take out a 'Full Self-Driving' subscription for $199 per month

Elon Musk. Maja Hitij/Getty Images Tesla is offering a new payment method for its Full Self-Driving (FSD) software. Customers can now pay $199 a month, rather than $10,000 upfront. Tesla says customers can cancel their subscription whenever they want. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla owners can now subscribe to have the company's "Full Self-Driving" software in their cars, rather than paying upfront for it, as first reported by Electrek.Tesla announced the new pay...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Transport, Subscription, Nhtsa, FSD, Tech Insider, Electrek Tesla, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Full Self Driving, Weekend BI UK


iPhone 13 May Feature Apple Watch-Inspired Always-On Display

Following a successful supercycle launch of the iPhone 12 last year, Apple aims to make another "big splash" with its upcoming 2021 iPhones, which can be expected to feature larger batteries, smaller notches, improved performance, and more advanced displays that may sport an always-on mode. In the latest publication of his weekly Power On newsletter, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman outlines what customers can expect from this year's iPhone. According to Gurman, in line with previously leake...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Gurman, iPhone 13, Bloomberg Related Forum


More Bitcoin Miners Head to America, Partly for Cheaper Energy

"Well before China decided to kick out all of its bitcoin miners, they were already leaving in droves, and new data from Cambridge University shows they were likely headed to the United States," reports CNBC: The U.S. has fast become the new darling of the bitcoin mining world. It is the second-biggest mining destination on the planet, accounting for nearly 17% of all the world's bitcoin miners as of April 2021. That's a 151% increase from September 2020. "For the last 18 months, we've had a se...
Tags: China, Russia, America, Tech, Canada, United States, North America, Cambridge University, Cnbc, Thiel, Nic Carter, Castle Island Ventures, Marathon Digital, Blockcap, Fred Thiel, Darin Feinstein


Millennials are breaking free from their desk jobs and working remotely in places like Mexico - leaving a path of destruction in their wake

Hello!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:"Digital nomads" are destroying tropical paradises. 3G's merger of Kraft and Heinz is killing morale and choking innovation. Amazon's Prime Air drone-delivery team is in upheaval. Black women in money management on Glenn Harvey for Insider What's trending this morning:Youn...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Europe, Mexico, Newsletter, Trends, Remote Work, Georgia, Austin, Prime Air, Amazon Prime Air, Estonia, Heinz, Boeing, Lonely Planet


New Jersey brothers who made 60 million robocalls to sell cesspool cleaners must pay $1.66 million penalty

The FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule requires telemarketers to disclose the seller's identity. Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock Three New Jersey brothers settled for $1.66 million after making 59.6 million robocalls. "Hello, this is not a sales call or a solicitation," the robocalls began. About 63% of the numbers called were on the National Do-Not-Call Registry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three New Jersey brothers will pay $1.66 million to settle a federal lawsu...
Tags: News, White House, Sales, Trends, Tech, New Jersey, Carney, Department Of Justice, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, Robocalls, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Sean, Carbo


Gurman: iPhone 13 could feature an Apple Watch-like always-on mode

In another edition of his 'Power On' newsletter, Bloomberg Mark Gurman talks about what he expects Apple will unveil with iPhone 13.
Tags: Apple, Gurman, Bloomberg Mark Gurman


From the Editor's Desk: Imagining Android 17 on the Pixel 6

Google's next phones might still be up-to-date and fully supported in October 2026, finally making them competitive with the iPhone's...
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How to Stay Under Your 15 GB of Free Storage From Google

If you’re smart about how you use your space in the cloud, you don’t have to pay extra.
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