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How Misinformation - and one Facebook Group - Threatened a Federal Investment in Montana

The New York Times describes a six-year grass roots effort to fund historic preservation and natural resource conservation in Montana — and how it collided with Rae Grulkowski, a 56-year-old businesswoman who had never before been involved in politics, and her very influential Facebook group: Ms. Grulkowski had just heard about a years-in-the-making effort to designate her corner of central Montana a national heritage area, celebrating its role in the story of the American West. A small pot of ...
Tags: Facebook, Congress, Montana, Tech, New York Times, The Times, Times, Adolf Hitler, Don, Facebook Group, Steve Daines, Great Falls, Greg Gianforte, Bob Kelly, Cascade County, Richard Ecke


Learn how to reach customers the right way with this $15 Google Ads marketing bootcamp

You can spend hours and hours creating blogs, promotional content, and fancy landing pages for your business. But if you're not reaching the right clientele, all this hard work can fall on deaf ears, or blind eyes, digitally speaking. But if you can't gain more customers, how do you expect your business to grow?  —
Tags: Google, Post, News, Shop


Google worked with Facebook to undermine Apple’s attempts to offer its users greater privacy protections

Google worked with Facebook to undermine Apple’s attempts to offer its users great privacy protections, 12 state attorneys general alleged in an update to an antitrust lawsuit against the search engine. The attorneys general also accused Facebook and Google of engaging in an illegal advertising deal, with the latter leveraging monopoly power over its adtech business by helping Facebook make better bids in ad auctions, which would make it easier for Facebook content to appear in more Google Ads....
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Business, News


Mixed AR Headset Lynx R1 Gets Its First Third-Party Review

Long-time Slashdot reader TuringTest writes: The mixed AR/VR standalone headset Lynx R1, which is undergoing an already-funded Kickstarter campaign, got this week its first third-party hands-on review by independent reviewers Cas and Chary VR. Check also the video that the company released yesterday demonstrating for the first time the combined color pass-through AR, VR and its incorporated Ultraleap hand-tracking capabilities of the device. at Slashdot.
Tags: Tech, Kickstarter, Slashdot, CAS, TuringTest, Ultraleap


Elon Musk Takes a Dig at Tim Cook Over Apple’s premium cleaning cloth

Take a look at Cook’s tweet below and Musk’s response. Apple had recently launched a ‘polishing cloth’ priced at Rs 1,900 in India. It is made of nonabrasive materials and although the microfibre cloth has an Apple stamp on it, the jury is still out on what makes a cleaning cloth so special to be sold at such an exorbitant price. [Via]
Tags: Apple, Business, Cook, News, India, Tim Cook, Musk


Palantir's Peter Thiel Thinks People Should Be More Concerned About 'Surveillance AI'

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel "believes that people should be more worried about 'surveillance AI' rather than artificial general intelligences," reports CNBC: The venture capitalist, who co-founded big data firm Palantir, said at an event in Miami on Wednesday that on the path to AGI, you get surveillance AI, which he described as a "communist totalitarian technology." Those that are worried about AGI aren't actually "paying attention to the thing that really matters," Thiel said, adding that g...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Bloomberg, Paypal, Peter Thiel, Miami, Silicon Valley, Agi, Palantir, Cnbc, CIA FBI, Thiel, Clearview AI, Anduril Palantir, U S Army Thiel


Xpeng Unveils a Flying Car That Also Drives on Roads - Plus a Bionic Horse

"HT Aero, an affiliate of Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng Inc., launched a new flying car on Sunday that it says can also drive on roads," reports CNBC (in a story shared by Slashdot reader PolygamousRanchKid ): The company says it plans for a rollout in 2024. The car is not commercially available right now. And HT Aero said the final design might change. HT Aero's vehicle will have a lightweight design and a rotor that folds away, the company said. That will allow the car to drive on roads...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Cnbc, Aero, Slashdot, Xpeng, XPeng Inc


US Air Force Announces Plans for a Micro Nuclear Reactor in Alaska

This week the U.S. Air Force announced that it's chosen Alaska's Eielson Air Force Base as the site for its first "micro" nuclear reactor test program. The Drive reports: The U.S. military, as a whole, together with the Department of Energy has been increasingly looking into micro-reactor designs as possible ways to meet ever-growing electricity demands, including for units on the battlefield, as well as to help cut costs and improve general operational efficiency by reducing reliance on foss...
Tags: Tech, Alaska, Pentagon, Air Force, Department Of Energy, NRC, Arctic Circle, US Air Force, FAQ, Fairbanks, U S Air Force, U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Eielson, Eielson Air Force Base, Defense s Strategic Capabilities Office


Apple Says Notch is a 'Smart Way' to Give Users More Space for Content on New MacBook Pros

The notch on the newly redesigned MacBook Pro offers a "smart way" to give users more room for their content and allowed Apple to make the bezels thinner and provide more screen real-estate to customers, an Apple official has said during a recent media interview. The inclusion of a notch on the entirely revamped MacBook Pros was a surprise and was one of the few last-minute rumors that surfaced ahead of Apple's "Unleashed" event last week. As expected, some social media users have criticized ...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Macbook, Macbook Pro, 16, MacBook Pros, MacBook Pro 14" &, Shruti Haldea, Mac Product Line, Apple Says Notch


Digital Nomad Communities Want to Build the Infrastructure for an Internet Country

It's estimated there are 10.9 million digital nomads just in the U.S. — and two digital nomads writing for The Next Web point out they're just part of a larger trend. "As of 2021, there are over 35 million digital nomads Are they also about to start changing the world? Digital nomads' growing numbers and financial clout have caused dozens of tourist-starved countries to update their travel policies for borderless workers. In Summer 2020, a handful of nations launched visa programs to attract d...
Tags: Tech, Estonia, Eastern Europe, Lauren, Lauren Razavi, Barbados Bermuda Costa Rica Anguilla Antigua, Plumia Plumia, SafetyWing Plumia, Plumia


Cadbury Site Puts Bollywood Star in AI-Generated Ads For Local Businesses

"Big businesses and brands that suffered during the pandemic found their way back," says a new ad from the British confectionary company Cadbury. "But the smallest stores still suffer..." So in response, Cadbury "has come up with an AI tool that will enable customers to create an ad for their local stores for free," reports BGR — and all the ads magically include Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan: Cadbury (via NW18) says that it has used machine learning and AI technology to recreate the actor's f...
Tags: Tech, Bollywood, Diwali, Shah Rukh Khan, Cadbury, Cadbury Site Puts Bollywood Star


Why The FBI Held Back a Ransomware Decryption Key for 19 Days

America's Federal Bureau of Investigation "refrained for almost three weeks from helping to unlock the computers of hundreds of businesses and institutions hobbled by a major ransomware attack this summer," reports the Washington Post, "even though the bureau had secretly obtained the digital key needed to do so, according to several current and former U.S. officials." The key was obtained through access to the servers of the Russia-based criminal gang behind the July attack. Deploying it immed...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, Russia, America, Tech, Fbi, New Zealand, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Emsisoft, Senate Homeland Security Committee, Kaseya, Christopher A Wray, Wosar, Fabian Wosar Emsisoft


Google worked with Facebook to undermine Apple's attempts to offer its users greater privacy protections, complaint alleges

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. Daniel Leal Olivas/WPA/AP, Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, & Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News/Getty Images Facebook and Google worked together to circumvent Apple's privacy measures, 12 state attorneys general argued in an updated legal complaint from 2020. Apple's privacy tools have made it harder for other tech companies to pinpoint users for their ad auction model. Regulators and other ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Congress, Trends, Tech, Regulation, Antitrust, Sundar Pichai, Federal Trade Commission, User Privacy, Google Facebook, Justin Sullivan Getty, Tech Insider


Trump's Truth App Bans Criticism of Itself - and Also 'Excessive Use of Capital Letters'

Time magazine spotted three things in the terms of service for former U.S. president Trump's "Truth Social" site: - Despite advertising itself as a platform that will "give a voice to all," according to a press release, TRUTH Social's terms of service state that users may not "disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site." In other words, any user who criticizes Trump or the site can be kicked off the platform... - [W]hile portraying itself as a refuge for free sp...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Washington Post, Tech, Time Magazine, Trump, Software Freedom Conservancy, Trump Media Technology Group, Trump s Truth Social, Big Tech TRUTH Social, Trump s Group


'Best Open Source Software of 2021' Identified by InfoWorld Listicle

"Money may not grow on trees," argues InfoWorld, "but it does grow in GitHub repos." (as well as other open-source code-hosting sites). "Open source projects produce the most valuable and sophisticated software on the planet, free for the taking, dramatically lowering the costs of information technology for all companies..." Then they picked out a few to recognize and honor with their 2021 Best of Open Source Software Awards. The winners include: Windows Terminal, which they describe as a ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Gpu, InfoWorld, Dart Presto, Apache Lucerne Unlike Elasticsearch


Traffic-Redirecting Rootkit Somehow Got a Microsoft-issued Digital Signature

Cybersecurity researchers at Bitdefender say cyber criminals have been using a rootkit named FiveSys "that somehow made its way through the driver certification process to be digitally signed by Microsoft," reports ZDNet: The valid signature enables the rootkit — malicious software that allows cyber criminals to access and control infected computers — to appear valid and bypass operating systems restrictions and gain what researchers describe as "virtually unlimited privileges". It's known for ...
Tags: Microsoft, China, Tech, Zdnet, Bitdefender, Digital Signature, Bogdan Botezatu


A handwritten letter by Steve Jobs featuring his thoughts on Zen Buddhism will go up for auction - and could sell for $300,000

The letter, dated February 23, 1974, was written just a day before Jobs' 19th birthday. David Paul Morris/Getty Images A handwritten letter by the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be auctioned on November 3, per Bonhams. The British auction house said the note could sell for up to $300,000. It features Jobs' thoughts on Zen Buddhism and his desire to travel to India. A letter written by the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs when he was 18 years old has been put up for auction. Britsh auct...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, News, Steve Jobs, India, Trends, Tech, Cnn, Auction, Tim Brown, Cnbc, Kumbh Mela, Santa Cruz, Zen Buddhism, Apple Mac, Bonhams


A handwritten letter by Steve Jobs featuring his thoughts on Zen Buddhism will be put up for auction - and could sell for $300,000

The letter, dated February 23, 1974, was written just a day before Jobs' 19th birthday. David Paul Morris/Getty Images A handwritten letter by the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be auctioned on November 3, per Bonhams. The British auction house said the note could sell for up to $300,000. It features Jobs' thoughts on Zen Buddhism and his desire to travel to India. A letter written by the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs when he was 18 years old is to be put up for auction. Britsh auct...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, News, Steve Jobs, India, Trends, Tech, Cnn, Auction, Tim Brown, Cnbc, Kumbh Mela, Santa Cruz, Zen Buddhism, Apple Mac, Bonhams


YouTube is facing a reckoning. Insiders explain how CEO Susan Wojcicki skirted scrutiny for years and why that could be about to change.

Welcome back to Insider Weekly! I'm Matt Turner, co-editor-in-chief of business at Insider.YouTube is a $1 trillion tech giant you likely rarely think about. That's deliberate.The video giant, part of the tech behemoth Alphabet, has a global audience that watches more than 1 billion hours' worth of videos every day. In the first half of this year, it booked $13 billion in revenue. As a standalone company, it would be worth $1 trillion, according to one analyst. And yet, while Jeff B...
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I tried Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's work hack and meditated twice a day. I felt noticeably less stressed after just 15 minutes.

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey tries to meditate for two hours each day and has attended several meditation retreats. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's daily wellness habits include fasting, five-mile walks, and two hours of meditation. He said the strict routine helps him manage the stress of running both Twitter and Square. I tried meditating in 15-minute blocks for one week and felt noticeably less stressed at work. Apart from his beard and two simultaneous CE...
Tags: Wellness, Productivity, Twitter, News, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Meditation, Jack Dorsey, Marc Benioff, Dorsey, Buddhist, Vipassana, Tech Insider


A new, never-before-seen document from the Snowden archives was just published

Before he wrote the best-selling book Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, journalist Spencer Ackerman was part of the Pulitzer-winning team at The Guardian who first reported on the trove of national security documents leaked by Edward Snowden. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Snowden, Nsa, America, Drones, Edward Snowden, National Security, National Security Council, Cia, Drone Strikes, Spencer Ackerman, Drone Strike, Extrajudicial Killings, Drone Be Evil, Manning Snowden Ellsberg


How to Create a Business Email

A business email is an incredibly important tool. It helps you keep your personal life separate instead of mixing it all together, and it looks more professional overall. Using business email addresses, you can create a better customer experience for others while also keeping things organized. There are plenty of free business email account options available for you to choose from. In this article, we’ll look at some of the best free business email address options out there and how to get start...
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Will Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro work with 5G? The answer is complicated

Google's new Pixel phones have a lot of promise, but also plenty of unanswered questions about 5G support.
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Qatar Airways glamorous new business class suite is traveling the globe on its newest plane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - take a look

Inside a Qatar Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Thomas Pallini/Insider Qatar Airways started flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2021 with a new business class product. A total of 30 business class s2uites comprise the cabin with sliding doors for privacy. New innovations including a wireless charging pad can also be found in the suites. Qatar Airways has a new product to offer its premium cabin customers that are flying on the newest addition to the airline's aircraft family. ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Atlantic, Aviation, Airbus, Boeing


What has the M&G has been up to?

Hello from the other side The post What has the M&G has been up to? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Media, Opinion, Policy, Resilience, Unemployment, South Africa, Stereotypes, Strength, Openaccess, ANC, FNB, Top Six, Mail & Guardian, COVID-19


Apple is being sued by a San Francisco man for $1,383.13, the exact cost of his iPhone 12. He says the company refused to fix the device while it was under warranty.

San Francisco's Apple Store. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images An Apple iPhone owner sued the tech giant for $1,383.13, the exact cost of his phone. Theodore A. Kim filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court last week. Kim said the company refused to repair his iPhone despite it being under warranty. An iPhone user in San Francisco has sued Apple for the exact cost of his iPhone, saying the company refused to repair the device despite it being under warranty. Theodore A. Kim ...
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Apple is being sued by a San Francisco man for $1,383.13, the exact cost of his iPhone 12. He says the company refused to fix the phone while it was under warranty.

San Francisco's Apple Store. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images An Apple iPhone owner sued the tech giant for $1,383.13, the exact cost of his phone. Theodore A. Kim filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court last week. Kim said the company refused to repair his iPhone despite it being under warranty. An iPhone user in San Francisco has sued Apple for the exact cost of his iPhone, saying the company refused to repair the device despite it being under warranty. Theodore A. Kim ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lawsuit, News, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Smartphones, David, Tim Cook, Retail, Phones, Kim, Vietnam


The Man Who Stole and Then Sold Data on 178 Million Facebook Users Gets Sued by Facebook

"Facebook has filed a lawsuit on Friday against a Ukrainian national for allegedly scraping its website and selling the personal data of more than 178 million users on an underground cybercrime forum," reports the Record. According to court documents filed Friday, the man was identified as Alexander Alexandrovich Solonchenko, a resident of Kirovograd, Ukraine. Facebook alleges that Solonchenko abused a feature part of the Facebook Messenger service called Contact Importer. The feature allowed us...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Ukraine, Facebook Messenger, Alexander Alexandrovich Solonchenko, Solonchenko, Kirovograd Ukraine Facebook, Facebook Messenger Between


Our journey to open source during Google Summer of Code

Every year, Google organizes a program called Summer of Code (GSoC). Students worldwide can write open source code under an open source mentoring organization and get paid to do so! You get to work on cool open source projects, network with talented engineers, and get paid during the summer break. How cool is that!?
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MMMUT Gorakhpur Faculty Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Teaching Faculty Vacancy Recruitment in MMMUT Gorakhpur Online applications in the prescribed format are invited for the various Teaching Faculty Government Job Vacancy posts of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor (Payscale as per UGC/U.P. State Govt. norms) in various academic departments of Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT), Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) (Advertisement No. T/1/2021) MMUT Gorakhpur Faculty Recruitment 2021 Positions : Regular Vacancies .....
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