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Ireland suspects Russia is trying to crack transatlantic fiber-optic ocean bed cables

“Russia has sent intelligence agents to Ireland to map the precise location of the fibre-optic, ocean-bed cables that connect Europe to America,” Ireland's security agency suspects, according to this report in The Times of London. “This has raised concerns that Russian agents are checking the cables for weak points, with a view to tapping or even damaging them in the future.” Irish security officials believe Russia may be targeting Ireland as a regional base for military intelligence operations...
Tags: Europe, Post, Business, Technology, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, America, Tech, World news, Spying, Surveillance, Britain, Ireland, Moscow

What America's NSA Thinks of Python

"Now budding Python developers can read up on the National Security Agency's own Python training materials," reports ZDNet: Software engineer Chris Swenson filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the NSA for access to its Python training materials and received a lightly redacted 400-page printout of the agency's COMP 3321 Python training course. Swenson has since scanned the documents, ran OCR on the text to make it searchable, and hosted it on Digital Oceans Spaces. The material has als...
Tags: Python, Nsa, America, Tech, National Security Agency, OCR, Swenson, Zdnet, Kushal Das, NSA Thinks of Python, Chris Swenson, NSA Swenson

WeWork is bringing in a new CEO as it tries to right the ship — here's everything that's going on inside the coworking giant

WeWork pulled its IPO in 2019 after mulling a massive valuation cut to drum up investor interest, and cofounder Adam Neumann was ousted as CEO and chairman. WeWork has been slashing jobs and selling or shuttering businesses.  WeWork has announced real-estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as its new CEO, replacing Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham, who served as co-CEOs since Neumann was ousted. It's also seen a big board shakeup.  Marcelo Claure will stay on as chairman, according to The Wall S...
Tags: Google, New York, Mexico, Stanford, Wall Street, Softbank, Israel, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Kanye West, Brooklyn, Aol, Italy, Brookfield

Need a new MacBook? Check out this Presidents Day sale that can save you hundreds

Grover Cleveland served as America’s 22nd President before being narrowly defeated for re-election by Benjamin Harrison in 1888. But the undeterred Cleveland roared back four years later, winning the 1892 election for his second term in the White House. If the American people can give a president a second chance, don’t you think a gently-used MacBook should get that same shot at redemption too? In honor of President’s Day, we’ve assembled current deals on 5 refurbished MacBook models, each fully...
Tags: Apple, Post, News, White House, America, Best, Macbook, Cleveland, Shop, Intel Core, Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, Apple MacBook Air

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president — and some Oracle employees are livid

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison plans to host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. A group of Oracle employees launched a calling for the event's cancellation, saying, "Ellison's support of Donald Trump does not affirm Oracle's core values of diversity, inclusiveness, and ethical business conduct." Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, a...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, America, Trends, Tesla, Gop, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Marco Rubio, Warren, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Ellison

Married co-founders are a startup’s secret weapon

“If I was running Clearbanc by myself, it probably would have gone off the cliff eight times at this point,” says Clearbanc co-founder Andrew D’Souza.  “If I were running the company by myself, it would be half its size,” adds Michele Romanow, Clearbanc’s other co-founder. In addition to starting the $420 million-backed fintech company together, D’Souza and Romanow are in a relationship. The two initially met at an event in San Francisco, and followed up with a friendly informational int...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mexico, La, China, Groupon, America, San Francisco, Tech, Canada, United States, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, Dell, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange

America’s First Drag Queen Was Also America’s First LGBTQ Activist and a Former Slave

Negro Dive Raided. Thirteen Black Men Dressed as Women Surprised at Supper and Arrested. —The Washington Post, April 13, 1888 Sometimes, when we are engaged as either participant in, or eyewitness to, the making of history, its easy to forget the history-makers who came earlier, who dug the trenches that allow our modern battles to be waged out in the open. Take America’s first self-appointed “queen of drag” and pioneering LGBTQ activist, William Dorsey Swann, born into slavery around 1858. 30 ...
Tags: Google, Gender, Washington Post, College, France, Life, New York City, America, History, Washington Dc, Columbia University, Swann, Dorsey, Joseph, Facebook Twitter, Ayun Halliday

YouTube Censors Senate Floor Speech With Whistleblower's Name

SonicSpike shares a report from The Hill: YouTube has removed a video from its platform that shows Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) stating on the Senate floor the name of a person who conservative media have suggested is the whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. The company, home to millions of hours of video content, said in a statement on Thursday that "videos, comments, and other forms of content that mention the leaked whistleblower's name" violate its co...
Tags: Supreme Court, Youtube, Senate, America, Tech, John Roberts, PAUL R KY, PAUL, The Hill, Ivy Choi, YouTube Censors Senate

Walmart shuts down its experimental personal shopping service, Jet black

Walmart is shutting down its personal shopping service, Jet black, on February 21, after struggling to find adoption or additional investment. The service had allowed New York-area customers to text message orders for home delivery. According to its website, Jet black will now no longer accept new orders and will refund its customers their most recent $50 monthly membership fee. The retailer is trying to spin the shutdown as a learning experience, noting that part of the initiative was to test a...
Tags: Ecommerce, New York, Microsoft, America, Tech, Walmart, Retail, M-commerce, Journal, Nea, Scott Eckert, Walmart Grocery, Jet Black, Fleiss, Store No. 8, Jenny Fleiss

Trump administration aims to protect GPS with new exec order

GPS increasingly runs the entire planet. Supply chains, oceanic shipping, port docking, and even our daily movements in cars, on bikes, and walking around cities is dependent on a constellation of satellites hovering above us to make all this activity work in synchronicity. Increasingly though, GPS is under attack. GPS spoofing, where the signals from GPS satellites are spoofed to send false data, can prevent devices from getting an accurate location or any location at all. One of our TechCrunch...
Tags: Security, Government, China, India, America, Tech, European Union, Cybersecurity, Policy, Shanghai, Gps, Booz Allen Hamilton, Trump, Department of Commerce, MIT Technology Review, Coggins

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison will host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, according to The Desert Sun. Billionaires from other industries including Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus and real-estate developer Stephen Ross faced public outrage and boycotts of their companies in 2019, following repo...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, America, Trends, Tesla, Gop, United States, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Marco Rubio, Warren, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump, Ellison

The US is charging Huawei with racketeering

Ratcheting up its pressure campaign against Huawei and its affiliates, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today that it has brought 16 charges against Huawei in a sprawling case with major geopolitical implications (you can read the full 56-page indictment here). Huawei is being charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) statute. The DoJ alleges that Huawei and a number of its affiliates used confidential agreements with American...
Tags: Asia, North Korea, Government, China, Germany, US, America, Tech, Cisco, Iran, Fbi, Policy, Chicago, Canada, United Kingdom, Department Of Justice

Catching up on China’s tech influence operations in America

It’s been a dizzying few weeks following all the China news emanating from Washington DC these days. While a “phase one” trade deal with China has been signed and appears to be moving forward as of a month ago (we covered the origins of this trade war extensively on TechCrunch in 2018 and 2019), it has also become clear that the Trump administration and its various agencies are aggressively targeting China on a variety of fronts. Here’s what’s been happening with startup funding, Huawei, univers...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Asia, UK, Wtf, Justice, Saudi Arabia, Government, China, Germany, Softbank, America, Tech, Intel, Policy, Harvard

Uber’s first-ever head of diversity has left the company

Bernard Coleman, Uber’s first-ever head of diversity, has left the company, TechCrunch has learned. His last day was Friday, January 17. “Bernard’s contributions over the years helped make Uber a more inclusive and diverse company and we wish him all the best,” an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch. Coleman’s next stop is payroll startup Gusto, where he is leading the employee engagement team within the People Operations organization. Coleman wasn’t necessarily looking for a new job, but...
Tags: Google, Eric Holder, America, Tech, Hillary, TechCrunch, Coleman, Bernard, Danielle, Susan Fowler, People Operations, Danielle Brown, Bernard Coleman, Bo Young Lee, TechCrunch Coleman

Wes Anderson Releases the Official Trailer for His New Film, The French Dispatch: Watch It Online

James Pogue in the Baffler recently lamented the rise of "shareable writing," manifest in a now-common breed of article both "easy for publishers to reproduce" and for readers to absorb. Shareability requires, above all, that pieces "be simple to describe and package online." This in contrast to the writing published by, say, The New Yorker in decades past. "Every time I have a reason to pull up a piece from the archives, I am shocked at how strange and outré the older pieces read — less...
Tags: Google, Europe, Film, College, France, America, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Akira Kurosawa, Grand Budapest Hotel, Seoul, Rushmore, New Yorker, Adrien Brody, New England, Jeffrey Wright

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. The CEO of Cisco disagreed with a Trump administration proposal to take an ownership stake in Nokia and Ericsson to counter China's 5G offensive. Chuck Robbins said he disagreed with a Trump Administration proposal to buy an ownership stake in Ericsson and Nokia to counter China in 5G. Apple has added $18 billion in market value after its Chinese factories accelerated their post-coronavirus re-openings. Foxconn, which produces...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, California, China, Softbank, Nokia, America, Trends, Cisco, Tesla, Eu, United States, Beverly Hills, Jack Warner

Branding 4.0 For The 4th Industrial Revolution

In August 2019, 181 of the most powerful CEOs in the world, representing corporate giants such as JP Morgan Chase, Amazon, and Apple, made an extraordinary commitment. This commitment is so revolutionary that fully executed it will impact every facet of corporate America, from finance to governance, legal to investments, and performance to ownership. It will impact regulation, reputation, and relationships. And it will impact you. The Commitment These 181 CEOs committed to lead their compani...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Microsoft, Nokia, US, America, Unilever, Davos, United States, New York Times, Bill Gates, Patagonia, Airbnb, Deloitte, Gates

Financing for social impact and climate businesses gets a billion dollar boost with new KKR fund

KKR, the multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy investment firm, has closed on over $1.3 billion for companies focused on social and environmental challenges. KKR Global Impact says its fund will focus on identifying and investing in companies worldwide where preformance and social impact are intrinsically aligned. Specifically, the fund will invest in companies in the lower middle market that contribute toward progress along the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. “The UN SDGS were ...
Tags: TC, Finance, White House, America, Tech, United Nations, The Guardian, Un, Republican Party, George W. Bush, KKR, Director, Sierra Club, Federal Government, Head, Bush

Amazon's top spokesman blasts politicians and 'elite newspapers' for falsely accusing Amazon of 'taking over grocery in America'

Amazon spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday that lawmakers and "elite newspapers" think Whole Foods is bigger than it is because it's "the grocery store that a lot of those folks shop at." "But as you know, Whole Foods is one of the smallest known grocery chains in America," Carney said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." Carney made the remarks after the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced an antitrust probe into acquisitions made by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google paren...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Whole Foods, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Washington Dc, Carney, Cnbc, Federal Trade Commission, Kroger, Jay Carney, Jay Carney Amazon, Amazon Apple Facebook Microsoft, Alphabet Carney

The Experimental Abstract Films of Pioneering American Animator Mary Ellen Bute (1930s-1950s)

There’s been a lot of talk about the blurring of national and linguistic boundaries at the Academy Awards this year. Have we entered a new era of moviemaking internationalism? “History, that never-failing fount of irony,” writes Anthony Lane at The New Yorker, “may be of assistance at this point.” When Louis B. Mayer first proposed the Academy in 1927 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, it was to be called the International Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “The word ‘Inte...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Disney, America, Los Angeles, Bbc, Yale, Hitler, Houston, Academy, James Joyce, Walt Disney, Facebook Twitter, Fritz Lang, Anthony Lane

The Yang Gang Is Now Up for Grabs, With Andrew Yang Dropping Out

Entrepreneur and Venture for America founder Andrew Yang, the technocratic Silicon Valley bro candidate in the 2020 Democratic primaries, is out after scoring just three percent in the New Hampshire primaries.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, America, New Hampshire, Silicon Valley, New Hampshire Primary, Tech Policy, Andrew Yang

Yahoo and Tumblr Lost 33% of Their Web Traffic in the Past Several Years

If there were any major sites that took a web traffic pummeling in 2019 Yahoo and Tumblr would top the list. That's according to a new report from SimilarWeb. The report looks back on key web trends in 2019. Among those trends were some pretty bad news for some sites: 1. Total web traffic is on the rise, growing 8% in 2019 to 223 billion visits per month to the top 100 websites worldwide. 2. Mobile is fueling much of that growth. While desktop web traffic decreased 3.3% since 2017, mobile web tr...
Tags: America, Tech, Tumblr

Risky Business: Are You Protecting Your Company from Cyberattacks?

Is your small business at risk? The answer is most certainly yes. According to Brad Anderson, corporate vice president for Microsoft 365, of the 79 million global SMBs (representing 95% of all companies on the planet), “55% weathered cyberattacks, 52% of these breaches were caused by human error, and, in a quarter of these cases, sensitive customer data was breached. The average cyberattack will cost an American SMB $190,000. And after a ransomware attack, only one-third of SMBs can remain profi...
Tags: Business, Technology, Microsoft, Yahoo, America, Brad Anderson, Anderson, Right Now, Wayne, CSO, Ponemon Institute, Chris Wayne, Larry Ponemon, Keeper Security, Stuart Miles Shutterstock, Yahoo Small Business

The Woman Who Invented Rock n’ Roll: An Introduction to Sister Rosetta Tharpe

When people would ask her about her music, she would say, “Oh, these kids and rock and roll — this is just sped up rhythm and blues. I've been doing that forever.” - Gayle Wald, author of Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe What do rock and roll pioneers Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard have in common, besides belonging to the inaugural (and all male) class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees? They were all deeply i...
Tags: Google, Music, College, New York City, America, History, Chicago, Arkansas, Richard, Rock And Roll, Rosie, Berry, Facebook Twitter, Johnny Cash, Roll Hall of Fame, Duke Ellington

Parasite‘s Best Picture Oscar Is Historic. Is This the Beginning of a New Era in Film?

When Bong Joon-Ho went onstage to accept the Academy Award for Best International Film for Parasite at the 2020 Oscars, he thought his night was done. “I am ready to drink tonight until next morning,” he said gleefully. He had already collected one Oscar before that, for Best Original Screenplay. But instead, Bong would return to the stage to collect two more trophies: one for Best Director, making him the second Asian to win that award, after Ang Lee —a nd one for Best Picture. Parasite‘s ...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, New York, Hollywood, News, Mexico, Uncategorized, Awards, America, Tom Hanks, Netflix, United States, Arkansas, Korea, Kung Fu Hustle, Brad Pitt

NASA Moves Forward With International Space Station 'Hotel'

Last June NASA announced plans to host visitors on the International Space Station for just $35,000 a day. "And now we know where they'll be sleeping," reports the Motley Fool: Earlier this week, NASA announced that it has selected Axiom Space to build "at least one habitable commercial module to be attached to the International Space Station...." In this particular demonstration project, Axiom will deliver to the ISS an "element" which "will attach to the space station's Node 2 forward port,"...
Tags: Spacex, Congress, America, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Iss, Boeing, Axiom, Bigelow, ISS If Axiom

US Gov't Buys Location Data For Millions of Cellphones

America's government "has reportedly acquired access to a commercial database that tracks the movements of millions of cellphones in the U.S.," reports CNET. "The data is being used for immigration and border enforcement, according to sources and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal." Engadget's report on the news notes it's been going on "since at least 2017." The publication says the government bought the data from a company called Venntel, which in turn purchased it from a variety ...
Tags: US, America, Tech, Cnet, Wall Street Journal Engadget, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Alan Butler, WSJ The American Civil Liberties Union

Lights out at General Electric

Lights out at General Electric From all-American conglomerate to crony corporation groveling for government bailouts Frank.holub February 7, 2020 - 10:45am Bill Crosby credits General Electric Co. with powering his family into the middle class starting with his grandmother, Vera Baskin.  Baskin was born in 1888 on a farm in Mississippi, where she grew up with seven brothers. She lived through the Great Depression, moved to Atlant...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Ge, Mississippi, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Germany, Boston, New York City, Religion, America, Atlanta, Aig, Harvard

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: Longer Range & Faster Charging

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is more widely available in the United States. Standard DC fast charge provides 136 miles (80% of range) in 54 minutes. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation are among the tech features. The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is welcoming the new year with a longer range and faster charging capabilities. In truth, the Ioniq Electric is a sterling choice in the compact EV segment. But two things are holding it back from being truly great. First, it’s how Hyundai init...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Maryland, California, Oregon, Massachusetts, America, Pennsylvania, Maine, Electric Vehicles, Connecticut, New Jersey, Autos, New Mexico, District Of Columbia, Nissan

Pew: 30% of U.S. adults have used online dating; 12% found a committed relationships from it

Dating app usage in the U.S. is on the rise, but so are the issues it brings. According to a new Pew Research Center report on online dating, out today, 30% of U.S. adults have at some point used a dating app or website. That’s up from just 11% in 2013. A smaller number of U.S.adults, 12%, said they found a long-term relationship via online dating. In addition, a majority of users reported an overall positive experience with online dating. But when drilling down into specific areas, some signifi...
Tags: Apps, Tinder, America, Tech, Research, Pew, Dating Apps, Online Dating, Pew Research Center, LGB

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