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Auction of early Apple memorabilia owned by the company's original product design engineer

Jerrold C. Manock, Apple employee #246, is auctioning off his personal collection of Apple memorabilia and historical items. Manock started at Apple in 1979 and led the industrial design of the Apple II and the first Macintosh among other products. Along with Manock's offerings like the Steve Jobs-signed contract for the Apple II project, a 1983 Mac 128k with an "in appreciation" plaque, and Apple beach towels, the auction includes other people's items like a working Apple-1. Online bidding is...
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Steve Jobs, Auctions, Manock, Bid Different, Jerrold C Manock Apple

29% of Small Businesses Will Start a Website This Year

Kudos if you have a website for small your business because many small business owners still don’t have websites for their businesses. According to the latest survey from Visual Objects, about one-third of small businesses (29%) plan to begin using websites for the first time in 2020. Needless to say, a good website can work like a well-oiled machine to generate leads. However, not all small businesses have websites. In fact, around 36% of small businesses are working without websites, states t...
Tags: Google, Post, Digital, Sales, Small Business News, Website Digital

Wirecutter compares popular products to counterfeits

Can you tell which of these products is counterfeit? Wirecutter had manufacturers send them the real thing, then bought the same item from Amazon. There were, of course, differences to be found. The counterfeit glove, which we purchased from this Amazon page from a third-party seller, looked almost identical to the real thing, with near-perfect packaging. The major differences: • The real glove’s blue lines were cleaner, and there was a tag inside with material information as well as a loop for ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, News, Walmart, Wirecutter, Faaaaake

Dow drops 1,000 over Coronavirus

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummetted more than 1,000 points as news of a spreading coronavirus outbreak suggests wider coming damage to the global economy. Today's stock market drop was the worst for the Dow in two years, and wiped out all gains so far in 2020. From AP: Nervous investors scrambled for safety, loading up on gold, U.S. government bonds and other safe-harbor assets. The price of oil fell sharply on expectations that demand for energy would tumble. The Dow lost 1,031 poi...
Tags: Apple, Health, Post, Business, News, Microsoft, Finance, China, US, Bank Of America, Economy, Public Health, Dow, JPMorgan Chase, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Unleash your mobile app development skills with this world-class training

Everyone's got their nose in a phone these days, and that doesn't seem like it's going to change anytime soon. With the increase in mobile device and e-commerce reliance comes increased need for developers who can build the apps we're all so glued to. In fact, employment of devs is expected to grow up to 13% by 2028, quite a bit faster than other occupations. Milk that for all its worth by snapping up the 2020 Mobile App Developers Bundle and teaching yourself these in-demand technologies. With ...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Shop

Canada investigating facial recognition company Clearview AI over privacy, security concerns

Canada's privacy authorities on Friday said they are investigating New York-based Clearview AI over concerns the facial recognition technology may not comply with Canadian privacy law. “Clearview AI bills itself as a tool for law enforcement, scraping the internet for publicly available photos and using facial recognition to identify potential suspects,” reports Moira Warburton at Reuters, “Critics in both Canada and the United States have raised concerns about the lack of consent of those s...
Tags: Security, Post, Business, New York, News, Privacy, US, Tech, World news, US news, Tech News, Canada, United States, Facial Recognition, Quebec, Ontario

DOT ORG DRAMA: New promises from private equity firm trying to buy up .org

Ethos, the private equity firm owned by Republican billionaires that is trying to buy the rights to operate the internet’s .org domain range, said on Friday it will cap price hikes, and will agree to create an advisory board with veto powers to partly address some of the concerns of the nonprofit community. Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow and Jason Weisberger wrote previously about this story on Boing Boing, for those catching up: • ICANN hits pause on the sale of .ORG to Republican billionaires...
Tags: Post, Business, Usa, Technology, News, California, Tech, Icann, Tech News, Republican, Cory Doctorow, Jason Weisberger, American Bible Society, Public Interest Registry, Org, Ethos Capital

Facebook allows pro-Bloomberg posts from paid staffers, may change that now

Facebook is reportedly considering making it just a wee bit clearer that pro-Bloomberg political campaign posts come from paid staffers on Michael Bloomberg's political campaign. Yes, 2020 is bonkers. Facebook is considering ways to show when a paid campaign staffer shares a political post on the site, reports Julia Boorstin at CNBC. “This comes after Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign said it was paying staffers to post on social media on its behalf.” Oh. Excerp...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Elections, Technology, News, Tech, Bloomberg, US news, New York Times, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Cnbc, Mike Bloomberg, Picks, Cambridge Analytica

Trump mad that U.S. intel briefed lawmakers on Russian military attack on 2020 elections

• U.S. intelligence briefed House on Russia to ensure Trump's re-election. • Classified briefing to lawmakers made Trump angry • Trump said Democrats would “weaponize” news of Russian military campaign • Trump was mad DNI Joseph Maguire would let staff appear • That's why Maguire's out, Richard Grenell's in as 'acting' DNI. In Washington last week, U.S. intelligence officials told lawmakers that Russia is carrying out a military-grade attack on the 2020 elections, with the goal of making Americ...
Tags: Post, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, California, Washington, White House, Germany, Russia, US, Tech, World news, US news

Leaked Twitter demo shows red banners to indicate lies and disinformation under tweets

"Twitter is experimenting with adding brightly colored labels directly beneath lies and misinformation posted by politicians and public figures," reports Ben Collins at NBC News. “Twitter tells me it's a possible iteration of something that will roll out on March 5. Possible community moderation coming, too. We've got screenshots.” From Ben's NBC News reporting: In this version, disinformation or misleading information posted by public figures will be corrected directly beneath the tweet by fa...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Post, Technology, News, Media, Wikipedia, Nbc News, Social Media, Tech, US news, Tech News, House, National Security, Nancy Pelosi, Calif

Trump WH urges Supreme Court to kill Alphabet's appeal vs Oracle on same day Trump attends Larry Ellison's re-election fundraiser

Sure, this absolutely passes the corruption smell test. Everything is fine. Trump and his klepto-regime are (of course) supporting Oracle's Larry Ellison in his Supreme Court fight with Google. The same day the same Larry Ellison hosted a massive fundraiser for Trump in California. From reporting by Malathi Nayak at Bloomberg News: The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an appeal by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, boosting Oracle Corp.’s bid to collect more than $8 billion in r...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Technology, News, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, California, Tech, Tech News, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, U S Supreme Court

'Sandworm' hacking group linked to Russian GRU's Main Center for Special Technology, says U.S.

• U.S. State Department blames Russia for cyberattacks that hit neighboring Georgia in October 2019 • By identifying Russia's digital assaults on neighbors, US hopes to raise awareness of ongoing GRU attacks on US Andy Greenberg at WIRED reports today on a State Department announcement that identifies Russia as having been responsible for online military attacks against its neighboring nation, Goergia, last October. From the WIRED story: For more than a decade, Russian hackers have torment...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, Elections, Technology, News, Internet, Russia, US, Georgia, Ukraine, West, 2020, Hackers, National Security, State Department

Data breach at U.S. agency in charge of securing Trump's communication

The Defense Information Systems Agency, which calls itself a combat support agency of the Defense Department on its website, employs 8,000 military and civilian employees. The DIA, which is responsible for secure White House communications, said Social Security numbers and other personal data its network held, was likely compromised, reports Reuters, citing a letter sent to compromised individuals. U.S. agency responsible for Trump's secure communication suffered data breach: letter h...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, Technology, News, White House, Tech, US news, Data Breach, Social Security, Defense Department, Trump, Reuters, DISA, Defense Information Systems Agency, U S Secret Service

Google hit with new federal investigation over pregnant employee who claims discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has opened an investigation into a former Google employee’s pregnancy discrimination case, CNBC reports. Chelsey Glasson worked as a former user experience researcher with Alphabet’s Google for five years. She wrote an internal memo that went viral in the summer of 2019 called “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why.” This newest investigation adds to a growing pile. Google is facing a number of federal probes and w...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Technology, News, Justice, Law, Labor, Pregnancy, Tech, US news, Tech News, Employment law, Discrimination, Seattle, Cnbc

Google users in UK will soon lose EU data protection: Report

Post-Brexit, Google plans to move UK user accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, and will place them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, where privacy protections are weaker, reports Joseph Menn at Reuters. Excerpt: The shift, prompted by Britain’s exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions with less protection and within easier reach of British law enforcement. The change was described to Reuters by three people familiar with i...
Tags: Google, Europe, Post, UK, Technology, News, Privacy, Tech, Eu, European Union, Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, Brexit, Reuters, Joseph Menn

MGM Resorts data breach exposes 10.6M+ guests' info, Jack Dorsey included, home addresses and birthdates

Personal information for more than 10 million former guests of MGM resorts has been posted on a hacking forum. Among the notable data breach victims: Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey. The leaked data includes home addresses, and is said to only affect guests who stayed at the hotel chain's properties before 2018. MGM Resorts says the security incident took place in the summer of 2019, and that impacted guests were told last year. Catalin Cimpanu reporting for ZDNet: According to our analysis...
Tags: Travel, Security, Post, Business, Technology, News, Data Breach, Hacked, Las Vegas, Jack Dorsey, MGM, MGM Resorts, Zdnet, Catalin Cimpanu

Steam’s Google result reads “F☠️ck Epic Games Store”

The broken ASCII-art "FUCK EPIC GAMES STORE" wasn't placed intentionally by Steam to show up as the store's description in Google search results, but there it is, all the same. Google and its algorithmic gods picked the phrase, a comment left by a user of the site, for reasons known only to itself. [Rock Paper Shotgun]
Tags: Google, Post, Games, News, Messages, ASCII, Rudeness

This 10-foot cloth Lightning cable won’t break like those fragile Apple cables and is only $15

While we all love our iPhones and iPads, celebrating the releases of their latest and greatest versions, it’s amusing to consider how much we at the same time HATE the main item that keeps these little tech marvels powered up and working. No, Lightning cables don’t exactly inspire feelings of awe and wonder. It’s more like...anger and frustration. That’s because we all know that in a matter of weeks, and in many cases, just days, that freaking cable will get kinked, peeled, or frayed to the poin...
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Cupertino, Shop, MFi Certified Lightning

Jeff Bezos just pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his billions.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, has pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change. Bezos became nearly $2 billion richer after selling some of his Amazon stock earlier this month. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $130 billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration co...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Elon Musk, Instagram, Yahoo, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, Bill Gates

Open-source rotary cellphone

Justine Haupt made this handsome and completely functional rotary cellphone. Her design is open-source and you can even buy a case kit from her company, Sky's Edge Robotics. You have to find and carefully modify your own rotary dial, though -- they're apparently no longer made -- as well as a few other components. Why a rotary cellphone? Because in a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that w...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Phones, Justine Haupt, Sky s Edge Robotics

At Wayfair, ~550 workers laid off in 'Valentine's Day Massacre'

An estimated 550 people who worked at Wayfair lost their jobs last Thursday, in what has been dubbed Wayfair's 'Valentine's Day Massacre.' The layoffs included 350 workers at the online shopping firm's Boston headquarters. “I thought I would be an insider to what was happening — I was completely blind-sided," one former HR employee said. From Mary Hanbury's story at Business Insider today: Between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, hundreds of Wayfair's US employees were asked to gather in...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Layoffs, Technology, News, Labor, Boston, Berlin, US, Tech, US news, Tech News, Shah, Wayfair, Niraj Shah

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

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

Facebook: Bloomberg campaign memes won't be classified as political ads

We've written here at Boing Boing before about Mike Bloomberg's awful memes, which the 2020 presidential hopeful's campaign machine crapped out on Facebook and Instagram this week with awful accounts like FuckJerry. Facebook said Friday it will allow 'influencers' like FuckJerry to produce sponsored content for political campaigns, as long as the posts are clearly identified as ads, but sponsored political content will not be placed in Facebook’s political Ad Library, unless they're "boosted" ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Internet, US, Bloomberg, US news, Tech News, United States, Memes, Michael Bloomberg, Mike Bloomberg, Picks

Fishing and Travel: In-depth Travel Advice for the International Angler

Fishing and Travel: In-depth Travel Advice for the International Angler Why do you travel so much just to catch fish? This is one of the commonly asked questions us travelling anglers get from friends and family. In this post, I like to share why travelling has become such an important factor in fishing or angling, and why you should travel more too if you are still hesitant to do so. Do the Research Most start off by choosing their targeted species,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, Inspiration, How To, Jack, Vanuatu, Featured Post, Ocean Blue Fishing Call, Angling Trips, Fishing Travel Advice, Fishing Trip Advice, International Angler

Fishing and Travel: An In-depth Travel Advice for the International Angler

Fishing and Travel: An In-depth Travel Advice for the International Angler Why do you travel so much just to catch fish? This is one of the commonly asked questions us travelling anglers get from friends and family. In this post, I like to share why travelling has become such an important factor in fishing or angling, and why you should travel more too if you are still hesitant to do so. Do the Research Most start off by choosing their targeted speci...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, Inspiration, How To, Jack, Vanuatu, Featured Post, Ocean Blue Fishing Call, Angling Trips, Fishing Travel Advice, Fishing Trip Advice, International Angler

Moscow: Twitter and Facebook fined 4 million rubles each for refusing to store data on Russian citizens in Russia

A court in Moscow today issued fines of 4 million rubles each against Twitter and Facebook for the social media companies' refusal to store data about Russian citizens inside Russia. The fines of nearly $63,000 are, as the saying goes, barely a rounding error for either of those massive internet companies. But they're the largest fines Russia has levied against any tech company since president Vladimir Putin began tightening his grip on the internet starting around 2012, with a bunch of new law...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, Business, Technology, News, Internet, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Tech News, Moscow, Facebook Twitter, Twitter Facebook, Twitter and Facebook

DOJ charges Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou with racketeering, conspiracy to steal IP

The Department of Justice on Thursday announced a 16-count superseding indictment against the Chinese technology company Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou. Among the charges: racketeering and conspiracy to steal intellectual property. Here is the full text of the DoJ announcement: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 13, 2020 Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Subsidiaries Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiracy to S...
Tags: Post, Business, Technology, Crime, News, Justice, North Korea, China, Tech, World news, US news, Iran, Fbi, Tech News, United States, Dallas

UK to empower media regulator Ofcom to regulate internet, remove 'harmful' content

The UK government has announced a plan to put media regulator Ofcom in charge of regulating the internet, with a focus on removing illegal content and minimizing “harmful” content. Executives at internet firms may face big fines or prison if they are determined by the government to have failed to protect users from “harmful and illegal content” online. The Office of Communications, aka Ofcom, is the UK government's regulatory and competition authority for broadcasting, telcoms, and postal ind...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, Politics, UK, News, Internet, Government, World news, Ofcom, Nicky Morgan, Ukpoli, Alex Hern, Priti Patel, Jim Waterson, Matt Biddulph

Do I Need a Blog for my Online Business?

Opinions on the usefulness of a blog for an online business differ. Some believe it to be an indispensable part of one’s online presence that no business can neglect – especially if it offers an Internet-based product or service. Others consider it a largely useless gimmick that occupies too much of the time and effort that can be better applied elsewhere. The reality, as usual, is somewhere in between. A blog can be tremendously useful to promote your business and improve brand recognition – bu...
Tags: Google, Post, Internet, Sales, Tips, Luckyposting

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