The Most Popular Posts On Facebook Are Plagiarized

In Facebook's "widely viewed content report" released last week, The Verge's Casey Newton noticed something arguably just as damning as the spread of COVID-19 misinformation or rise of vaccine hesitancy: almost all of the most-viewed posts on Facebook over the past quarter were effectively plagiarized from elsewhere. From the report: Facebook's report details the top 20 most widely viewed posts on the network over the past three months. One of the posts was deleted before Facebook published it. ...
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Infosys Public Services to digitise Manitoba Public Insurance ops

US-based Infosys subsidiary Infosys Public Services on Thursday said it will digitally transform Manitoba Public Insurance, a Crown corporation that provides auto insurance and driver services. Infosys Public Services CEO Eric Paternoster said that the company, along-with Celtic, had previously helped 19 jurisdictions across North America modernize and digitise various vehicle and driver licensing processes. Founded in 2009, Infosys Public Services helps public sector organisations navigate the...
Tags: Business, US, Tech, Celtic, North America, Growth, Infosys, Manitoba Public Insurance, Infosys Public Services, Manitoba Public Insurance a Crown, Eric Paternoster

Wipro partners with DataRobot to provide solutions in augmented intelligence

Bengaluru-based global IT giant Wipro has announced that it will co-develop solutions in augmented intelligence with Boston, Massachusetts-based AI solutions provider DataRobot. Augmented intelligence can be defined as a design pattern that combines people and artificial intelligence working in tandem to help humans with better cognition in the areas of decision making and learning. DataRobot provides an augmented intelligence platform and Wipro said that it will utilise its skills in enterpris...
Tags: Business, Tech, Ai, Boston Massachusetts, Wipro

After 18 Years, SCO's IBM Litigation May Be Settled for $14.5 Million

Slashdot has confirmed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware that after 18 years of legal maneuvering, SCO's bankruptcy case (first filed in 2007) is now "awaiting discharge." Long-time Slashdot reader rkhalloran says they know the reason: Papers filed 26 Aug by IBM & SCOXQ in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware for a proposed settlement, Case 07-11337-BLS Doc 1501: By the Settlement Agreement, the Trustee has reached a settlement with IBM that resolves all of the remain...
Tags: Tech, Ibm, Delaware, Estates, Slashdot, U S Bankruptcy Court, Trustee, SCO, U S Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, SCO Group, IBM SCO, IBM SCOXQ in U S Bankruptcy Court, Utah Litigation

Parents of Teens Who Stole $1 Million In Bitcoin Sued By Alleged Victim

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet, written by Charlie Osborne: The parents of two teenagers allegedly responsible for stealing $1 million in Bitcoin are being sued. According to court documents obtained by Brian Krebs, Andrew Schober lost 16.4552 in Bitcoin (BTC) in 2018 after his computer was infected with malware, allegedly the creation of two teenagers in the United Kingdom. The complaint (.PDF), filed in Colorado, accuses Benedict Thompson and Oliver Read, who were minors at the...
Tags: UK, Colorado, Tech, United Kingdom, Reddit, Thompson, Zdnet, Bitcoin BTC, Schober, Charlie Osborne, Oliver Read, Benedict Thompson, Brian Krebs Andrew Schober, Thompson Schober

Daily Crunch: In latest tech crackdown, China plans severe algorithm restrictions

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 Friday, August 27, 2021. What a week! In the last 24 hours we’ve had big news from around the world, including China’s latest regulatory push, Apple making modest concessions regarding the App Store and, of course, startup news aplenty. Oh, and Canva CEO Melanie Perkins is coming to Disrupt. — Alex Canva CEO Melanie Perkins w...
Tags: Apple, TC, Texas, China, Tech, Tesla, App Store, Department Of Homeland Security, CVC, Forbes, U S Department of Justice, SPAC, Fisher, Lordstown, Newsletters, Natalia

T-Mobile Says Hacker Used Specialized Tools, Brute Force

T-Mobile said a cyberattack earlier this month that exposed millions of customer records was carried out using specialized tools to gain entry to the network, followed by brute force-style hacking techniques to access user data. From a report: "In short, this individual's intent was to break in and steal data, and they succeeded," Chief Executive Officer Mike Sievert said Friday in a statement, the company's fullest account yet of what happened. The company has hired cybersecurity provider Mandi...
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OnePlus Buds Pro review: Much better

What does a company have to do to differentiate wireless earbuds in 2021? The near ubiquity of good hardware has made this an increasingly difficult question to answer. I’ve probably tested around 10 different sets of buds over the last year or so, and honestly, they were all pretty good. Companies like Nura and Nothing are taking interesting approaches to the category, but for hardware makers who also sell their own handsets, sometimes being the best pair of headphones for a specific mobile dev...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Earbuds, Oneplus, Oppo, ANC, Wireless Earbuds, Nura, Brian Heater From

Jason Momoa Teases His Buddy Cop Movie With Dave Bautista:

Aquaman and Drax: we might not see them teaming up anytime soon, but how about a Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista buddy cop movie? What started out as a simple tweet from Bautista last week quickly went viral and seems to be snowballing into a more and more likely Hollywood dealmaking scenario.Have you seen "See?" The Apple TV+ series, starring Momoa, is back for a second season as of today, and it could mark the first of many collaborations between Momoa and Bautista, who appear to get along swimm...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, News, Hawaii, Jason Momoa, Leitch, Baba, Denis Villeneuve, David Leitch, Bautista, Dave Bautista, Steven Knight, Momoa, SlashFilm, James -RSB- Corden

Jason Momoa Teases His Buddy Cop Movie With Dave Bautista: "It's Safe To Say That One Is Happening"

Aquaman and Drax: we might not see them teaming up anytime soon, but how about a Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista buddy cop movie? What started out as a simple tweet from Bautista last week quickly went viral and seems to be snowballing into a more and more likely Hollywood dealmaking scenario.Have you seen "See?" The Apple TV+ series, starring Momoa, is back for a second season as of today, and it could mark the first of many collaborations between Momoa and Bautista, who appear to get along swimm...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, News, Hawaii, Jason Momoa, Leitch, Baba, Denis Villeneuve, David Leitch, Bautista, Dave Bautista, Steven Knight, Momoa, SlashFilm, James -RSB- Corden

Samsung Is the Latest SSD Manufacturer Caught Cheating Its Customers

Crucial and Western Digital have recently been caught swapping the TLC NAND used for certain products with inferior QLC NAND without updating product SKUs or informing reviewers of this change. Now, Samsung was caught doing something similar. Samsung is "swapping the drive controller + TLC for a different, inferior drive controller," according to ExtremeTech. "The net effect is still a steep performance decline in certain tests." From the report: The other beats of this story are familiar. Compu...
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Making a splash in the marketing world

“There are three common blunders that most SaaS marketers make time and again when it comes to clarity and high-converting content,” says Konrad Sanders, founder and CEO of The Creative Copywriter, “1. Not differentiating from competitors. 2. Not humanizing ‘tech talk.’ 3. Not tuning their messaging to prospects’ stage of awareness at the appropriate stage of the funnel.” In an oversaturated market, how can you differentiate yourself? This week in marketing, Sanders took the time to answer that,...
Tags: Google, TC, Marketing, Linkedin, Tech, Content Marketing, SaaS, Romania, Experts, Anna, Sanders, Natalia, Robert Katai, Growth Marketing, Verified Experts, Anna Heim

Apple Launches 'No Sound' Repair Program for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Models

Apple today announced the launch of a new service program that addresses an issue that can cause some iPhone 12 and 12 Pro devices to experience sound issues. According to Apple, a "very small percentage" of ‌iPhone 12‌ and 12 Pro models may experience sound problems because of a component that can fail on the receiver module. Affected devices were manufactured between October 2020 and April 2021. ‌iPhone 12‌ and 12 Pro owners who have a device that does not emit sound from the receiver wh...
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Amazon slashes iPad Pro 12.9 price by a ton today

The new 2021 iPad Pro has not only Apple's M1 chip but also a Liquid Retina XDR display, 256 GB of storage, and a USB-4 port.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Computing, Tablet Deals, Apple deals, Ipad Pro Deals, Computing Deals, Amazon 2021, 12.9-inch Apple Ipad Pro

Extra Crunch roundup: Pre-pitch tactics, Warby Parker S-1, Israel’s fintech ecosystem

Forget what you’ve heard: There are many shortcuts to success. Tapping into someone else’s experience is a tried-and-true method, which is why two-time Y Combinator participant Chris Morton wrote a guest post for Extra Crunch with advice for founders hoping to be accepted by the famed accelerator. Morton, who has also reviewed thousands of YC applications, shares his thoughts on when to submit an application, what to do if you miss the deadline and whether you’ll need to relocate if accepted. “R...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Europe, Buzzfeed, Finance, China, Boston, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, United States, SaaS, Venture Capital, Romania, Andreessen Horowitz

Academics Bypass PINs for Mastercard and Maestro Contactless Payments

A team of scientists from a Swiss university has discovered a way to bypass PIN codes on contactless cards from Mastercard and Maestro. From a report: The now-patched vulnerability would have allowed cybercriminals to use stolen Mastercard and Maestro cards to pay for expensive products without needing to provide PINs on contactless payments. Discovered by a team from the Department of Computer Science at the ETH Zurich university, the attack is extremely stealthy and could be easily deployed in...
Tags: Tech, Mastercard, Eth Zurich, Department of Computer Science

What's New With the Health App in iOS 15: Data Sharing, Lab Result Improvements, COVID Vaccine Records and More

Apple made some notable improvements to the Health app in iOS 15, primarily focused on helping iPhone users care for elderly parents and others who might need additional medical oversight and help. There are extensive sharing features that let users keep an eye on the health data of a loved one, plus bonus features like walking steadiness metrics and improvements to how lab results are presented. This guide highlights all of the new additions in the ‌iOS 15‌ Health app. Walking Steadiness...
Tags: Apple, Health, Featured, Health And Fitness, Share Health Data Health

'Whole Mouth' Toothbrushes Are a Thing Now

Unnervingly futuristic, these bulky, high-tech toothbrushes promise to scrub your choppers thoroughly in 20 seconds. WSJ: Dentists like Dr. Lana Rozenberg are overly familiar with two eternal fibs: that their clients floss regularly, and that they brush their teeth for at least two minutes twice a day. "Most people don't brush their teeth for two minutes," said the Manhattan-based industry veteran. "Thirty seconds is more like it," or under a second for each of their 32 teeth. But what if, in th...
Tags: Tech, Manhattan, PAUL, St Petersburg Fla, Lana Rozenberg, Kristopher Paul

Apple launches new iPhone 12 service program for ‘no-sound issues’

Apple today has launched a new service program for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro users who are facing issues with their device’s speakers....
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How to Play Region-Locked Games on Your Xbox

Like the Nintendo Switch and Sony’s PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles, the Xbox Series X|S and its older sibling the Xbox One are region-free devices. That means you can buy and play Xbox games released in other countries and play them on your console.Read more...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Computing, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Lifehacks, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Store, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, Xbox System Software, Technology Internet, Regional Lockout

US Intelligence Agencies Split On COVID-19 Origins, Offer No High-Confidence Conclusions In New Report

The U.S. intelligence community said Thursday that it was divided over the exact origin of Covid-19 in China. CNBC reports: "After examining all available intelligence reporting and other information, though, the IC remains divided on the most likely origin of Covid-19. All agencies assess that two hypotheses are plausible: natural exposure to an infected animal and a laboratory-associated incident," the unclassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said. In May, P...
Tags: China, Tech, Joe Biden, Biden, Cnbc, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, IC, COVID, US Intelligence Agencies Split On COVID

SCOTT GALLOWAY: Facebook has been on a mission to create a virtual reality 'metaverse' since 2016 - here's why it won't work

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage at an Oculus developers conference in 2016. Glenn Chapmann/AFP via Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway discusses Mark Zuckerberg's trek to expand Facebook into a virtual reality 'metaverse.' See more stories on Insider's business page. "The gr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Christopher Nolan, Microsoft, Indonesia, China, US, Trends, Earth, Tim Cook, Sony, Kickstarter, Reddit, Cbs

New unified ‘Backup by Google One’ system, UI widely appearing in Android Settings

Back in July, "Backup by Google One” started rolling out as an expansion to the existing Android backup service with new settings...
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Hisense's new U8G is the brightest 4K TV I've seen for under $1,500

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Hisense U8G 4K TV delivers impressive performance for the money. Hisense Hisense's 65-inch U8G 4K TV delivers the brightest HDR performance I've seen for under $1,500. With excellent contrast and solid Android streaming, this is the new mid-range TV to beat. Read more about why you can trust our tech team to provide the best product recommendations. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky 65-in...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, TV, Android TV, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Os, Netflix, 4k, Sony, Va, Lg, Vizio, Tvs

TikTok bans viral ‘milk crate challenge’ over safety concerns

TikTok has banned the popular ‘milk crate challenge’ from its platform due to concerns that users participating in the trend could be seriously injured. The challenge saw TikTok users stacking milk crates into a pyramid and then attempting to climb across the unstable structure. A spokesperson from the company told TechCrunch in an email that “TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we remove videos and redirect searches to our Community Guidelines to discourage s...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tiktok, Viral trends, Meme Challenges

What's New on Apple TV+ in September 2021

Though I’ve been an Apple TV+ subscriber for going on a year—mostly because a free year came with my iPhone 12 Mini—I still don’t quite understand it. A streaming service with almost nothing on it except for the scant original content Apple has managed to produce doesn’t make sense to me, not in the era of a billion…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Hbo, Technology, Reese Witherspoon, Disney, Apple TV, Companies, Netflix, Itunes, Jennifer Aniston, Computing, Lifehacks, Smart TV, Apple Inc, Josh Friedman

Why Apple Won Its Legal Settlement With Developers

Apple said it had made major concessions, but a closer examination suggests that the tech giant and the app makers’ lawyers were big winners.
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Linux 5.14 set to boost future enterprise application security

Linux is set for a big release this Sunday August 29, setting the stage for enterprise and cloud applications for months to come. The 5.14 kernel update will include security and performance improvements. A particular area of interest for both enterprise and cloud users is always security and to that end, Linux 5.14 will help with several new capabilities. Mike McGrath, vice president, Linux Engineering at Red Hat told TechCrunch that the kernel update includes a feature known as core schedulin...
Tags: Security, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Samsung, Tech, Intel, Ibm, Linux, Kernel, Operating Systems, Mcgrath, Suse, Red Hat, Linus Torvalds, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Apple Expands Efforts to Vaccinate Employees, But Doesn't Mandate Vaccines

Apple is further pushing its employees in the United States to get vaccinated now that the Food and Drug Administration has officially approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, reports Bloomberg. Apple has launched a new internal web page, sent out an employee memo, and is holding internal talks as part of its vaccination campaign."Apple is asking everyone who has access to the vaccine and is able to get vaccinated to do so as soon as you can," the company said in the memo, which was sent to staf...
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