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Update Now to Fix a Bug That Prevents Android Users With Microsoft Teams From Calling 911

Microsoft rolled out an update to Teams on Friday. Google says it will release an update for Android in January. #android
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Deadly Collapse at Amazon Warehouse Raises Questions About Its Cellphone Ban

At least six people were killed Friday night when an Amazon warehouse was struck by a tornado, causing part of the building to collapse. Bloomberg reports that the incident "amplified concerns" about a warehouse policy that Amazon has been re-implementing for its workers: banning cellphones. Amazon had for years prohibited workers from carrying their phones on warehouse floors, requiring them to leave them in vehicles or employee lockers before passing through security checks that include meta...
Tags: Amazon, National Weather Service, Navy, Tech, Bloomberg, Indiana, Illinois, The Daily Beast, Clayton, Cope, Daily Beast, Amazon Warehouse, Edwardsville Illinois, Five Amazon, Edwardsville Amazon, Clayton Cope


Judges Read Capitol Riots' Social Media Posts, Give Them Stricter Sentences

After sentencing one of the "Capitol Hill rioters" to 41 months in prison, a judge added that anyone with Facebook and Instagram posts like his would be "well advised" to just plead guilty right away. "You couldn't have beat this if you went to trial on the evidence that I saw." And other rioters are now learning the same thing, reports the Associated Press: Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson read aloud some of Russell Peterson's posts about the riot before she sentenced the ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Justice Department, Peterson, Amy Jackson, Russell Peterson


Judges Read Capitol Riots' Social Media Posts, Gave Them Stricter Sentences

After sentencing one of the "Capitol Hill rioters" to 41 months in prison, a judge added that anyone with Facebook and Instagram posts like his would be "well advised" to just plead guilty right away. "You couldn't have beat this if you went to trial on the evidence that I saw." And other rioters are now learning the same thing, reports the Associated Press: Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson read aloud some of Russell Peterson's posts about the riot before she sentenced the ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Justice Department, Peterson, Amy Jackson, Russell Peterson


Judges Read Capitol Rioters' Social Media Posts, Gave Them Stricter Sentences

After sentencing one of the "Capitol Hill rioters" to 41 months in prison, a judge added that anyone with Facebook and Instagram posts like his would be "well advised" to just plead guilty right away. "You couldn't have beat this if you went to trial on the evidence that I saw." And other rioters are now learning the same thing, reports the Associated Press: Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson read aloud some of Russell Peterson's posts about the riot before she sentenced the ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Justice Department, Peterson, Amy Jackson, Russell Peterson


Data on Tens of Thousands of South Australian Government Employees Breached in Ransomware Attack

"Russian hackers have stolen and published the personal data of tens of thousands of employees..." reports the Australian Financial Review. Government officials have confirmed the breach — part of a ransomware attack — and say the stolen data may even include info on the country's premier, according to an Australian public broadcaster: The government said the records of at least 38,000 employees, but potentially up to 80,000 workers, have been accessed in a cyber-attack on external payroll sof...
Tags: Tech, Service, Ransomware, Ireland, Queensland, Frontier, Department Of Education, Australian Financial Review, Conti, Nordic Choice Hotels, Ransomware Attack, Steven Marshall, Rob Lucas, Australian Financial Review Government, CS Energy, Australian Payroll Association


Trump Got Free Speech Wrong in Suit Over Ban, Twitter Says (slashdot)

Twitter asked a federal judge to throw out Donald Trump's lawsuit over his ban from the platform for stoking the U.S. Capitol riot, arguing the company's right to free speech is at stake -- not the former president's. From a report: Twitter's First Amendment rights "are at their apex" in the case because the editorial decisions Trump is challenging relate to matters of public concern, including threats to the peaceful transfer of power, Twitter and its chief executive officer, Jack Dorsey, said ...
Tags: Google, Twitter, News, San Francisco, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, U S Capitol, Msmash, Twitter Meta Platforms Facebook


Surveillance Company CEO Threatens To Sue Reporter For Writing About His Company (techdirt)

When a reporter sends inquiries about claims made on your website, the best response is obviously to threaten them with a lawsuit. That should ensure a steady stream of positive press and deter them from asking further questions about claims made on your website. Oh, wait. It's the other thing. It ensures you'll be at least temporarily enshrined as an asshat and litigious thug, especially when the reporter is only asking questions any logical person might when coming across these claims. Tha...
Tags: Google, News, US, United States, Scott, Chen, Tim Cushing, NDAA, Backstreet, McQuarrie, John Hang, Verkada, IPVM, Surveillance Company, Isabella Chen, Scott McQuarrie


Apple Rolls Out Updated Maps Interface in Australia (mac rumors)

Apple today announced that it has expanded its updated Apple Maps app to Australia, with Maps now offering more detailed road coverage, improved navigation, three-dimensional landmarks, and improved views of parks, buildings, airports, shopping centers, and more. "Apple Maps is the best way to explore and navigate the world, all while protecting your privacy. We are excited to bring this experience to even more users with today's rollout in Australia," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice presi...
Tags: Apple, News, Australia, United States, Apple Maps, Canada Ireland, Eddy Cue Apple, Juli Clover, Italy Apple, UK Spain Portugal


Turkey's Erdogan says social media is a 'threat to democracy'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a media conference at the G20 summit in Rome on October 31, 2021.AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File Turkish President Erdogan on Saturday called social media a "threat to today's democracy." Erdogan is seeking to enact legislation that would criminalize purveyors of online disinformation. After a new law passed last year, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter now have an office presence in the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan des...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Technology, Democracy, International, Trends, Social Media, Turkey, Rome, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Tayyip Erdogan, Freedom House, Facebook YouTube, Disinformation


Foreign Policy magazine: 'Bitcoin Failed in El Salvador.' Is the Answer More Bitcoin?

"Bitcoin mining is a process of competitively wasting electricity to guess a winning number every 10 minutes or so," writes author David Gerard in Foreign Policy magazine. And he's got an equally negative take on Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele's experiment in making Bitcoin an official national currency alongside the U.S. dollar. "When a con artist's grift starts to fall apart, he knows to move onto the next one fast..." More than 91 percent of Salvadorans want dollars, not bitcoins. The o...
Tags: Tech, Bitcoin, International Monetary Fund, El Salvador, Chivo, NAYIB BUKELE, David Gerard, Bukele, Bitcoin City


Magnus Carlsen Wins 8th World Chess Championship. What Makes Him So Great?

"On Friday, needing just one point against Ian Nepomniachtchi to defend his world champion status, Magnus Carlsen closed the match out with three games to spare, 7.5-3.5," ESPN reports. "He's been the No 1 chess player in the world for a decade now... "In a technologically flat, AI-powered chess world where preparation among the best players can be almost equal, what really makes one guy stand out with his dominance and genius for this long...? American Grandmaster and chess commentator Robe...
Tags: Tech, Moscow, Espn, Warsaw, Magnus Carlsen, Hess, Carlsen, Robert Hess, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Nepomniachtchi, Zhores, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology He


Magnus Carlsen Wins 8th World Championship. What Makes Him So Great?

"On Friday, needing just one point against Ian Nepomniachtchi to defend his world champion status, Magnus Carlsen closed the match out with three games to spare, 7.5-3.5," ESPN reports. "He's been the No 1 chess player in the world for a decade now... "In a technologically flat, AI-powered chess world where preparation among the best players can be almost equal, what really makes one guy stand out with his dominance and genius for this long...? American Grandmaster and chess commentator Robe...
Tags: Tech, Moscow, Espn, Warsaw, Magnus Carlsen, Hess, Carlsen, Robert Hess, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Nepomniachtchi, Zhores, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology He


Apple Donating to Relief Efforts Following Tornadoes in Several U.S. States

Apple will be donating to support relief efforts on the ground following tornadoes and other severe weather across parts of the central and southern United States, according to a tweet shared by Apple CEO Tim Cook on Saturday. Cook did not reveal the exact amount that Apple will be donating, but the company routinely supports relief efforts following natural disasters. At least 30 tornadoes were reported between late Friday and early Saturday across Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mi...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Cnn, United States, Tennessee, Tim Cook, Arkansas Illinois Kentucky Missouri Mississippi, South and Midwest Apple, Several U S States


New Medicine Could Replace Reading Glasses with Eye Drops

New FDA-approved eye drops could replace reading glasses for millions: "It's definitely a life changer" "A newly approved eye drop hitting the market on Thursday could change the lives of millions of Americans with age-related blurred near vision, a condition affecting mostly people 40 and older," reports CBS News. "Vuity, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in October, would potentially replace reading glasses for some of the 128 million Americans who have trouble seeing c...
Tags: Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, CBS News Vuity, Vuity, George Waring


OnePlus limits which sensors Google Camera mods can access in OxygenOS 12

For years, non-Pixel phones have been able to enjoy some of Google's camera magic, thanks to Google Camera ports/mods. Because a good part of the Pixel camera experience comes down to software,... #oneplus
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Two US Senators Urge Federal Investigations Into Facebook About Safety - and Ad Reach

Two leading U.S. Senators "are urging federal regulators to investigate Facebook over allegations the company misled advertisers, investors and the public about public safety and ad reach on its platform," reports CNBC: On Thursday, Senator Warren urged the heads of the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission to open criminal and civil investigations into Facebook or its executives to determine if they violated U.S. wire fraud and securities laws. A day earlier, Senator Can...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Bloomberg, Commission, Warren, Meta, Cnbc, Federal Trade Commission, Cantwell, Senate Commerce Committee, FTC Cantwell


From hairpin to house: woman who mastered ‘trading up’ realizes dream

Demi Skipper began her journey in May 2020, offering a bobby pin for trade on Craigslist. This month, she was offered a house in TennesseeAfter a year and a half of pouring blood, sweat and tears, Demi Skipper has successfully taken one single hair pin and traded it up all the way to a house.In May this year, the Guardian spoke to her after she’d traded three tractors for one of only a few Chipotle celebrity cards in the world, worth about $20,000. She had been inspired by Kyle MacDonald, who in...
Tags: Technology, San Francisco, Social Media, Life and style, US news, Digital Media, Tennessee, Kyle MacDonald, Tiktok, Demi Skipper


The search is on for $50m in lost cryptocurrency after two Australian exchanges collapse

Implosion of online trading hubs highlights pitfalls of what one legal expert describes as ‘tulipmania’ investmentsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingAndrew Yeo doesn’t know what’s happened to tens of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency belonging to hundreds of clients of the collapsed exchange ACX, but he aims to find out.In mid-October the veteran insolvency practitioner was appointed administrator of Blockchain Global, the company that used to run ACX, and since then...
Tags: Business, Technology, Australia news, Cryptocurrencies, Australian economy, ACX


COVID Booster Cuts Death Rate by 90%, Israeli Study Finds

An Israeli study tracked more than 843,000 people who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine — and then explored whether the results improved for the 758,000 who then also got a booster shot. The results? HealthDay reports: Boosted folks are 90% less likely to die from a Delta infection than people relying solely on the initial two-dose vaccination, Israeli data show. That protection will be critically important during the next couple of months as the Delta variant continues to dominate th...
Tags: Israel, Tech, United States, Delta, Pfizer, National Foundation, William Schaffner, Schaffner, HealthDay


Apple's app tracking transparency feature isn't an instant privacy button

A report from the Financial Times acts as a reminder of what Apple’s App Tracking Transparency settings do and do not do to protect your privacy . While asking apps to not track you does keep them... #appmakers #ios145
Tags: Apple, Financial Times


Japan’s Top 10 Google Searches of 2021 Surprisingly Diverse

With the end of the year closely approaching, end-of-year statistics have started to emerge to give readers an overall summary of the year that was 2021, this ranking in particular gathering together the most searched terms on Google for Japanese residents, which had a great deal of variety with celebrity gossip, real life events, anime […]
Tags: Google, Japan, Rankings, Olympics, Baseball, Anime, Monster Hunter, Jujutsu Kaisen, Tokyo Revengers


What's Behind the 'Birds Aren't Real' Protests?

It's not your everyday fake news, explains the New York Times. (Alternate URLs here.) In Pittsburgh; Memphis, Tennessee; and Los Angeles, massive billboards recently popped up declaring, "Birds Aren't Real." On Instagram and TikTok, Birds Aren't Real accounts have racked up hundreds of thousands of followers, and YouTube videos about it have gone viral. Last month, Birds Aren't Real adherents even protested outside Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco to demand that the company change its bi...
Tags: Youtube, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Times, Pittsburgh, Memphis Tennessee, McIndoe, Parkland Florida, Gaydos, Cameron Kasky, Peter McIndoe, New York Times Alternate URLs, TikTok Birds Aren, Bird Brigade, Birds Aren t Real


Lockpicking lawyer likes a lock

Behold the Easilok deadbolt [Amazon], which the Lockpicking Lawyer describes as "by far the best-made low-security lock I've ever encountered." He still picks it in seconds, but hey.
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Locks, Lockpicking, Lockpicking Lawyer


The weekend’s best deals: Apple’s newest AirPods, Google’s Pixel 5a, and more

Dealmaster also has discounts on 4K TVs, Apple gift cards, and tons of video games. #airpods
Tags: Apple, Google


Invasion season 1 review: the first chapter of a sci-fi epic

The first season of Invasion on Apple TV Plus feels a little incomplete. Across its 10 episodes, which chart a handful of humans grappling with an alien invasion, the story slowly teases out the... #alieninvasion #scifiepic
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Blue Origin Helps Humanity Set a New Record for Spaceflight

Blue Origin successfully completed a 10-minute suborbital spaceflight this morning. But with SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and the space agencies of Russia and China, Blue Origin also helped humanity achieve another milestone Saturday. The Washington Post explains how it will push us far past a record set in 1985 when America's space shuttle made nine flights into space: Saturday's launch will be the 13th human spaceflight of the year, two more than in 1985, when NASA carried out those nine shuttl...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, Washington, China, Russia, America, Tech, Nasa, Blue Origin, Alan Shepard, Lane, National Air and Space Museum, Levasseur, Evan Dick, Dylan Taylor, China Blue Origin


27 basic and guaranteed income programs where cities and states give direct payments to residents, no strings attached

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, talks with Michael Tubbs, founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, after holding his annual State of the City address from the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado Guaranteed income programs provide hundreds or thousands of dollars a month to participants. The programs became even more popular during the pandemic as it became clear how much direct checks help. Insider found 27 active, or recently active, guaranteed income programs in the...
Tags: Google, Minnesota, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, United States, Alaska, Stockton, Cambridge, Oakland, North Carolina, Santa Clara, Eric Garcetti


The Linux Kernel's Second Language? Rust Gets Another Step Closer

"In 2022 we will very likely see the experimental Rust programming language support within the Linux kernel mainlined," writes Phoronix, citing patches sent out Monday "introducing the initial support and infrastructure around handling of Rust within the kernel." This summer saw the earlier patch series posted for review and discussion around introducing Rust programming language support in the Linux kernel to complement its longstanding C focus. In the months since there has been more progress...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Linus Torvalds, Phoronix, Zdnet, Steven J Vaughan Nichols, Levick, Ryan Levick, Miguel Ojeda, Arm Google


Best Buy Canada Weekly Deals: Save up to $1,125 on Pre-Built Kitchen Appliance Packages + More Offers

Best Buy Canada has new weekly offers available now, that include: Major Appliances Take an extra $300 off when you buy 3 or more major kitchen appliances from the same brand + Free local delivery when you buy any 2 or more major appliances. Save 10% on all Bespoke fridges and panels. Save up to $1,125 on pre-built kitchen appliance packages. Get great deals on select Insignia major appliances. Enjoy free local delivery ($79.99 value) on select laundry pairs. Score incredible deals on Open Box...
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