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Paragon Is Working To Get Its nfs3 Filesystem Into the Linux Kernel

Jim Salter writes via Ars Technica: In March of last year, proprietary filesystem vendor Paragon Software unleashed a stream of anti-open source FUD about a Samsung-derived exFAT implementation headed into the Linux kernel. Several months later, Paragon seemed to have seen the error of its ways and began the arduous process of getting its own implementation of Microsoft's NTFS (the default filesystem for all Windows machines) into the kernel as well. Although Paragon is still clearly struggling ...
Tags: Microsoft, Samsung, Tech, Ars Technica, Paragon, Linux kernel, Jim Salter, Torvalds, Paragon Software, Ted Ts, Konstantin Komarov


US Air Force Invests In Hermeus' Hypersonic Aircraft Development

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Interesting Engineering: The U.S. Air Force joins a group of venture capital firms in making a $60 million investment in Hermeus, a Georgia-based startup that is striving to make the world's first reusable hypersonic aircraft, a press statement reveals. The new contract, awarded on July 30, sets ambitious objectives for Hermeus, to be accomplished over the next three years. These include the building of three prototypes of the company's Quarterhorse aircr...
Tags: New York, London, Ge, Tech, Georgia, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, US Air Force, Mach, U S Air Force, TBCC, Hermeus, Aviation International News Hermeus


WeChat’s youth mode is illegal, says lawsuit, as China steps up attack on Tencent

The messaging app does not comply with laws protecting children, say prosecutors, in fresh crackdown on tech firms Prosecutors in Beijing have initiated a civil lawsuit against a subsidiary of Tencent, saying the “youth mode” on the company’s popular social messaging app WeChat does not comply with laws protecting minors. Related: No cults, no politics, no ghouls: how China censors the video game world Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, China, Beijing, Tencent, Chinese Economy


How do I create an effective product roadmap? Perspective from Movin Jain, Phonepe’s Director of Product

document.createElement('audio'); https://anchor.fm/s/1311e348/podcast/play/38421247/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fstaging%2F2021-08-07%2Fba749cde2493ffa3ad71276cd4a167d2.m4a How do I create an effective roadmap? Perspective from Movin Jain, Phonepe’s Director of Product. The ‘Moving FWD with Ashish Sinha’ show brings you actionable wisdom from accomplished leaders – all delivered in a bite-sized format. Catch Moving FWD with Ashish Sinha show on your fav podcast app: Spotify ...
Tags: Google, Business, Tech, Ashish Sinha, Movin Jain, Movin Jain Phonepe


Even Google Thinks Sideloading Apps on Android Is a Horrible Experience

So much is revealed when court documents are officially unsealed, and in the case of Epic Games’ antitrust complaint against Google, we now know that Google considered buying the Fortnite maker outright “squelch this threat.” Google also apparently attempted to convince Epic Games not to limit Fortnite to sideloading…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Science, Technology, Computing, Tencent, App Store, Operating Systems, Epic Games, Alphabet Inc, Potomac Maryland, Sideloading, Tim McSweeney, Technology Internet


PSA: Apple Can't Run CSAM Checks On Devices With iCloud Photos Turned Off

An anonymous reader quotes a report from iMore: Apple announced new on-device CSAM detection techniques yesterday and there has been a lot of confusion over what the feature can and cannot do. Contrary to what some people believe, Apple cannot check images when users have iCloud Photos disabled. Apple's confirmation of the new CSAM change did attempt to make this clear, but perhaps didn't make as good a job of it as it could. With millions upon millions of iPhone users around the world, it's to ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, CSAM


Learning SPARQL with Wikidata

SPARQL has a lot of similarities to SQL and also is very different. Here I am going to get the English works of Rabindranath Tagore from Wikidata. I will use this as an exercise to learn SPARQL. As you will see, I have not tried to explain the terms here as I expect some knowledge of SQL and Semantic Triples. Since I go step by step, I think it's easy to understand. This blog post is in continuation to my other blog posts about Learning about Semantic Web and Triple, Trying WikiData. L...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Semantic Web, Rabindranath Tagore, LANG, Wikidata, DESC, Sparql, Semantic triple


Young People Get Their Knowledge of Tech From TV, Not School

According to a survey from Consultancy Accenture, young people born in the 90s are less likely to be getting their information about tech careers from school and teachers than social media, TV series and film. ZDNet reports: Social media ranks top for information sources about career aspirations (31%), beating out parents by a small margin (29%) and teachers by a larger margin (24%). Gen Z are more likely to learn about a future in the tech sector from TV and film (27%) than from school (19%). A...
Tags: UK, Tech, Accenture, UK Ireland, Shaheen Sayed Accenture


The Future of Cryptocurrency Is Being Decided in Biden's Infrastructure Bill

Two competing amendments to the Senate's infrastructure bill may shape the future of cryptocurrency in the United States as senators fight over who must be subject to new tax reporting requirements. Motherboard reports: One proposal wants to exempt miners, hardware manufacturers, and developers, putting the focus on centralized cryptocurrency exchanges and trading apps. But the Biden administration has thrown its weight behind another amendment that would grant exemption only to those behind so-...
Tags: Congress, Senate, Tech, United States, Biden, Ron Wyden, Rob Portman, Pat Toomey R Pa, Cardano, Dogecoin, Mark Warner D Va, Lukka, Olya Veramchuk, Motherboard On Wednesday, Cynthia Lummis R Wyo


Daily Crunch: SpaceX’s stacked Starship and Super Heavy booster taller than Great Pyramid of Giza

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. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for August 6, 2021. We made it to Friday. High-fives all around. If you own stocks or cryptos, you are wrapping up the week on a high. Crypto prices are rising while some indices are hitting records. Before we get into the news, don’t forget that TechCrunch is launching another newsletter! The first edition of This Week in Apps by ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Spacex, Supreme Court, Singapore, India, Africa, Samsung, Tech, Healthcare, Netherlands, Wheel, Utrecht, Lidar, Latin America


‘Spider-Man’ Breakout Jacob Batalon to Headline Syfy’s ‘Reginald the Vampire’

Spider-Man’s best friend is about to go batty, but not in the way you might think. There’s no Batman here, just the undead. Jacob Batalon, known for his role as Lego Death Star builder and “guy in the chair” Ned Leeds in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home, will play the title role in Reginald the Vampire on Syfy. Deadline reports that Batalon will lead Reginald the Vampire, which has flown straight to series with a 10-episode order. If you’re a fan of What We Do in the Shad...
Tags: Google, TV, Movies, News, Johnny B Goode, Chuck Berry, Peter Parker, Vampire, Reginald, Jacob Batalon, Ned Leeds, LEGO Death Star, Batalon, Johnny B Truant, Reginald the Vampire, Syfy Deadline


Ransomware Attack Forces Indiana Hospital To Turn Ambulances Away

Hackers are going after U.S. hospitals with a fresh wave of cyberattacks this week just as coronavirus cases surge around the country. From a report: Eskenazi Health, a health-care service provider that operates a 315-bed hospital, inpatient facilities, and community health centers throughout Indianapolis, was crippled by a ransomware attack that began between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, a spokesperson told The Daily Beast. By 8 a.m. Eskenazi Health was turning ambulances away and diverti...
Tags: Tech, Indianapolis, The Daily Beast, Eskenazi Health, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Sanford Health, Eskenazi, Bill Gassen, Sanford Health and Eskenazi Health


LG's rollable OLED TV is a marvel of technology, but at $100,000 it's not ready for prime time

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. OLED R has three viewing modes: line view (left), zero view (center) and full view (right) LG LG's rollable OLED TV, the Signature OLED R, costs a whopping $100,000 and is now available to order. OLED R offers the same best-in-class picture as the LG C1 while adding a unique rollable function. The extravagantly priced TV clearly isn't meant for a mass market, but it's impressive to see in ac...
Tags: Reviews, TV, Trends, Tech, 4k, Porsche, New Jersey, Lg, Oled, Tvs, Ultra Hd, Hdmi, 4k Tvs, Tech Insider, OLED tvs, Kevin Webb


Gillmor Gang: Time Delay

Writing our way out of the place we’re in is tricky. The words come easily enough, each measured for its emotional weight in the stream of issues we face. It’s possible this paragraph will disappear as I find my ground. Mandates, Cuomo, Olympic mental gymnastics, where we were two weeks ago and how it relates to right now. Let’s triangulate: forget Trump. Forget the Republicans and progressive Democrats who together slow down passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Forget the evasions ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Video, New York, Hollywood, New York City, Digital, Tech, Gang, Gillmor Gang, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Don


Edward Snowden and EFF Slam Apple's Plans To Scan Messages and iCloud Images

Apple's plans to scan users' iCloud Photos library against a database of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) to look for matches and childrens' messages for explicit content has come under fire from privacy whistleblower Edward Snowden and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). MacRumors reports: In a series of tweets, the prominent privacy campaigner and whistleblower Edward Snowden highlighted concerns that Apple is rolling out a form of "mass surveillance to the entire world" and setting a ...
Tags: Apple, Snowden, Tech, Fbi, Edward Snowden, Eff, San Bernardino California, Syed Farook, CSAM, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF MacRumors


Apple Confirms It Will Begin Scanning iCloud Photos for Child Abuse Images (slashdot)

Apple will roll out a technology that will allow the company to detect and report known child sexual abuse material to law enforcement in a way it says will preserve user privacy. From a report: Apple told TechCrunch that the detection of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is one of several new features aimed at better protecting the children who use its services from online harm, including filters to block potentially sexually explicit photos sent and received through a child's iMessage account...
Tags: Apple, News, Microsoft, Siri, Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University, CSAM, Dropbox Google, Msmash


Apple Promoting Exclusive Deals for Apple Card Users in the Wallet App (mac rumors)

Apple this week began highlighting exclusive offers that are available for Apple Card holders, with the offerings presented right in the Wallet app when accessing the ‌Apple Card‌. As noted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple is offering ‌Apple Card‌ users free access to Apple News+ and unlimited coffee with any order from Panera bread. Looks like Apple is planning some sort of “Offers” feature for the Apple Card. I just saw a free News+ offer (sponsored by Panera Bread) in my Wallet app o...
Tags: Apple, News, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Apple News, Juli Clover, Panera Bread, Mark Gurman Apple, Apple Card


Is Google TV replacing Android TV?

Android TV is getting a new look, smarter features, and a new name -- Google TV. Our FAQ will help you find out what's changing and when to expect the switch.
Tags: Google, Android TV, Trends, Chromecast, How-to, Home Theater, Movies & TV, Google TV, Google TV replacing Android TV, what is Google TV


The inside story behind the season finale of 'Physical'

The season finale of Apple TV+'s "Physical" brought to a, erm, climax a story that began as a tale about an unfulfilled housewife (Rose Byrne) in the '80s and concluded with a woman set free. Well, she's at least starting to set herself free.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Rose Byrne


The head of Facebook-owned WhatsApp slammed Apple's plan to scan iPhones for child abuse images as a 'setback for people's privacy all over the world'

Will Cathcart. Will Cathcart/LinkedIn The head of WhatsApp shared concerns over Apple's new data scanning software plan in a tweet thread. Apple plans to release software the scans users' phones for images of child sex abuse materials. The thread refers to user data privacy and the potential of intrusive government surveillance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Will Cathcart, the head of Facebook's WhatsApp instant messaging app, called out Apple's decision ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, US, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Algorithms, Data Privacy, Cathcart, CSAM, Tech Insider, Will Cathcart, Francis Agustin, Cathcart Will Cathcart, Exploited Children Facebook


WhatsApp Says It Won't Be Scanning Your Photos for Child Abuse

Apple’s new tool to suss out potential child abuse in iPhone photos is already sparking controversy. On Friday, just one day after it was announced, Will Cathcart, the head of Facebook’s messaging app, WhatsApp, said that the company would decline to adopt the software on the grounds that it introduced a host of legal…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Will Cathcart


Extra Crunch roundup: build a founding team, choose a VC and recruit your board

Assembling a startup team is harder than assembling 10 IKEA dressers, and the stakes are much, much higher. Starting with the assumption that 90% of startups will fail and the most successful ones take an average of six years to IPO, founders must make careful decisions about whom they invite to join the core team. Will that stellar engineer become a great CTO? Should your product person be opinionated, or a team player? Are you even the best choice for CEO? ThoughtSpot CEO Sudheesh Nair shared ...
Tags: Tech, Amsterdam, Ikea, Ryan Lawler, Boston Dynamics, Bain Capital Ventures, Deliveroo, Alex Wilhelm, Fika, Ryan, Tony Conrad, Adkins, Walter Thompson, Dan Rosen, Matthew Harris, Starling Bank


Can You Recycle a Hard Drive? Google is Quietly Trying To Find Out

Rare earth magnet recycling is about so much more than sustainable data centers. From a report: The U.S. alone generates nearly 17 percent of all used hard disk drives -- the largest share globally -- and researchers have estimated that if all of these data storage devices were recycled, they could supply more than 5 percent of all rare earth magnet demand outside of China, potentially helping meet the demand of the information technology sector as well as clean energy companies. A consortium of...
Tags: Google, Seagate, China, Tech, University Of Arizona, Frost, Purdue University, Resources Conservation and Recycling, Hongyue Jin, Recontext, Kali Frost


How to turn off AMBER alerts on your iPhone or Android

AMBER alerts are a special type of notification, but can still be turned off. Tim Robberts/Getty Images Although you should keep them on, you can turn off AMBER alerts on both iPhones and Androids. To turn off AMBER alerts on an iPhone, head to the Notifications section of your Settings app. On an Android, you can turn off AMBER alerts with the Wireless Emergency Alerts menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The AMBER Alert system is a national emergency respons...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Trends, Smartphones, Amber Alert, Notifications, Facetime, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Emergency Alert, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, William Antonelli, Tim Robberts Getty, Public Safety Alerts Flip the AMBER Alerts


Edmunds Reviews Ford's BlueCruise Hands-Free Driving Technology

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Edmunds, written by Cameron Rogers: BlueCruise operates on the same principle as Super Cruise. Once the vehicle is traveling on one of the 100,000 miles of qualified roadways (Ford dubs these Hands-Free Blue Zones) and certain conditions have been met, a graphic appears in the instrument panel to let you know that BlueCruise is ready for activation. Simply press the cruise control button on the steering wheel and you can take your hands off the wheel to l...
Tags: Tech, Ford, Gm, Edmunds, Rogers, Mustang Mach, Ford Co, CAMERON ROGERS, BlueCruise, Edmunds Reviews Ford


Spotify postpones plans to add AirPlay 2 support on its iOS app

Spotify users may have to wait longer to get full AirPlay 2 support on Apple devices. The company confirmed this week that plans to add...
Tags: Apple, Spotify


The Evolution of Car Keys and How They’ve Changed

Daddy is your son recently curious about the several types of automotive car keys out there. And, why not? He wishes to know the very existence of that traditional key hanging up on the wall and the one that he turns on the button now. Well, now that your kid’s question has made you take a deep plunge into the knowledge pool, you set a path to discover all about the automotive car keys out there. In much of today’s world, the car keys are fast-evolving with technological change. After all, thi...
Tags: Technology, Cars, General Motors, Jazz, Bmw, Car Keys, Evolution of Car Keys


The Right Humidifier For Any Home

Humidity can majorly impact health and well-being. If your home doesn’t have sufficient humidity, it can aggravate respiratory issues and dry out your skin. In the event of an excess, you run the risk of promoting the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and even insects, such as house dust mites, all of which thrive in damp, warm environments. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends keeping indoor humidity between 30 to 50 percent. Unless your house is already equipped with ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Siri, Consumer Product Safety Commission, United States, Cbs, Essentials, Crane, Vicks, Alexa Google, Levoit, Amazon HoMedics, Amazon Vicks, Amazon Multitasky Glow Getter, Multitasky Honeywell Mistmate Honeywell Mistmate, Dyson Aircare


Growth roundup: Recruiting a team, writing successful newsletters, 14 questions for paid search ads

“The growth industry is definitely maturing. Less hacks, more teams, more focus on velocity,” Ward van Gasteren, founder of Grow with Ward told us in an interview this week. “Everybody within the field is getting to know the best practices very quickly and implementing them even quicker. So then what?” Working with a growth professional can alleviate some of the pressure on founders who are finding their way. In our discussion, van Gasteren spoke about the importance of knowledge — qualitative f...
Tags: TC, Tech, Advertisements, Experts, Richard, Paid Search, Growth Hacking, Ward, Perrin, Newsletters, Hillhouse, Email Newsletters, Growth Marketing, Sam Richard, Stewart Hillhouse, Ward van Gasteren


Crypto community slams ‘disastrous’ new amendment to Biden’s big infrastructure bill

Biden’s major bipartisan infrastructure plan struck a rare chord of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats, but changes it proposes to cryptocurrency regulation are tripping up the bill. The administration intends to pay for $28 billion of its planned infrastructure spending by tightening tax compliance within the historically under-regulated arena of digital currency. That’s why cryptocurrency is popping up in a bill that’s mostly about rebuilding bridges and roads. The legislation’s voc...
Tags: Energy, TC, Republicans, Colorado, Finance, Government, Senate, White House, Tech, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Democrats, Wyoming, US Treasury, Biden, Jack Dorsey



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