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A Massive Spam Attack Is Ruining Public 'Among Us' Games

Just days after US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez played Among Us to an audience of more than 435,000 viewers, InnerSloth, the developer of the popular multiplayer title, is struggling to contain a spam attack that is affecting most of the game's community. Engadget reports: The hack started to spread through the game's userbase on Thursday evening. It causes players to spam their match's text chat with messages that direct people to the YouTube and Discord channels of a person who goes...
Tags: Youtube, US, Tech, Donald Trump, Engadget, Kotaku, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Eris Loris, Forest Willard


'youtube-dl' Downloading Software Removed From GitHub By RIAA Takedown Notice

Jahta writes: The GitHub repository for the popular youtube-dl utility is offline after GitHub received a DMCA takedown notice from the RIAA. The notice claims that "The clear purpose of this source code is to (i) circumvent the technological protection measures used by authorized streaming services such as YouTube, and (ii) reproduce and distribute music videos and sound recordings owned by our member companies without authorization for such use." "Whether you're looking to backup contents of y...
Tags: Taylor Swift, Youtube, Tech, Riaa, Kyle Bradshaw, Jahta, Icona Pop Justin Timberlake


Patreon Is Banning QAnon, Joining Facebook, YouTube and Others

Patreon is the latest tech company to take action on the QAnon conspiracy theory, announcing in a blog post Thursday morning that creators promoting the movement would be banned from the platform. Business Insider reports: Patreon, a membership platform that lets fans support creators and celebrities financially through subscriptions, previously hosted 14 QAnon influencers on the platform, according to a recent report from the progressive media watchdog Media Matters for America (MMFA). QAnon, t...
Tags: America, Tech, Donald Trump, Patreon, Facebook YouTube, Facebook YouTube Etsy Spotify Triller, Patriots Soapbox Sean Morgan Praying Medic


Daily Crunch: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court

A California court weighs in as Prop. 22 looms, Google removes popular apps over data collection practices and the Senate subpoenas Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. This is your Daily Crunch for October 23, 2020. The big story: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court A California appeals court ruled that yes, a new state law applies to Uber and Lyft drivers, meaning that they must be classified as employees, rather than independent contractors. The judge ruled that contrary to the rideshare ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, California, France, Senate, Tech, Policy, Jack Dorsey, Huawei, Phil Libin, Dorsey, Zuckerberg


The Technology That's Replacing the Green Screen

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vox: As a compositor for venerable visual-effects house Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), [Charmaine Chan] has worked on films like The Last Jedi, assembling various digital elements into a beautiful, seamless image. Her job changed while working on The Mandalorian, one of the first shows to use ILM's upgrade for the green screen: LED panels that use the same technology as video game engines to place a realistic-looking world behind the actors. The resu...
Tags: Hollywood, Tech, Ilm, Charmaine, Magic ILM, Green Screen, Charmaine Chan


Garmin Introduces Esports Fitness Smartwatch For Streamers

Garmin has launched the Instinct Esports Edition, a "rugged GPS smartwatch uniquely designed for esports athletes and enthusiasts to take their gaming performance to the next level." How is that possible, you ask? Gizmodo explains: Well, for starters, the watch adds an esports activity for tracking so you can monitor your heart rate and stress during a game. Garmin also developed a new PC streaming tool that's called, sigh, STR3AMUP!, so you can create overlays that let viewers know your heart r...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, Garmin, Dan Bartel


Facebook and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress in November on how they handled the election

Shortly after voting to move forward with a pair of subpoenas, the Senate Judiciary Committee has reached an agreement that will see the CEOs of two major social platforms testify voluntarily in November. The hearing will be the second major congressional appearance by tech CEOs arranged this month. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will answer questions at the hearing, set for November 17 — two weeks after election day. The Republican-led committee is chaired by South Caro...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Jack Dorsey, South Carolina, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Lindsey Graham


The RIAA is coming for the YouTube downloaders

In ye olden days of piracy, RIAA takedown notices were a common thing — I received a few myself. But that’s mostly fallen off as tracking pirates has gotten more difficult. But the RIAA can still issue nastygrams — to the creators of software that could potentially be used to violate copyright, like YouTube downloaders. One such popular tool used by many developers, YouTube-DL, has been removed from GitHub for the present after an RIAA threat, as noted by Freedom of the Press Foundation’s Parker...
Tags: Google, Media, Developer, Youtube, Tech, Dmca, Piracy, Riaa, Association, Freedom Of The Press Foundation, Parker Higgins, Shock Horror Piracy YouTube DL


T-Mobile Screwups Caused Nationwide Outage But FCC Isn't Punishing Carrier

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Communications Commission has finished investigating T-Mobile for a network outage that Chairman Ajit Pai called "unacceptable." But instead of punishing the mobile carrier, the FCC is merely issuing a public notice to "remind" phone companies of "industry-accepted best practices" that could have prevented the T-Mobile outage. After the 12-hour nationwide outage on June 15 disrupted texting and calling services, including 911 eme...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Ars Technica, Federal Communications Commission, Pai, Ajit Pai, Mobile Pai


Microsoft Bashes Slack Complaint in European Antitrust Filing

Microsoft has privately told European competition authorities that Slack's antitrust complaint against the tech giant was motivated essentially by sour grapes [Editor's note: the link is paywalled; an alternative source was not available.]. From a report: In a recent confidential filing, Microsoft told the European Commission, which oversees competition regulation, that Slack brought its complaint against Microsoft because the lockdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic has exposed deficiencie...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, European Commission, Jonathan Prince, Slack Microsoft


Boston startups expand region’s venture capital footprint

This year has shaken up venture capital, turning a hot early start to 2020 into a glacial period permeated with fear during the early days of COVID-19. That ice quickly melted as venture capitalists discovered that demand for software and other services that startups provide was accelerating, pushing many young tech companies back into growth mode, and investors back into the check-writing arena. Boston has been an exemplar of the trend, with early pandemic caution dissolving into rapid-fire dea...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Entrepreneurship, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Harvard, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Aerospace, New England, Flagship Pioneering


Deep Science: Alzheimer’s screening, forest-mapping drones, machine learning in space, more

Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. This week, a startup that’s using UAV drones for mapping forests, a look at how machine learning can map social media networks and pre...
Tags: Health, TC, Sweden, Congress, America, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Portugal, Brazil, Machine Learning, Ibm, University of Pennsylvania, Computer Vision, Carnegie Mellon University, Penn, Don


Uber and Lyft Need To Make Drivers Employees, Appeals Court Rules

An appeals court ruled Thursday evening that an injunction issued against Uber and Lyft over the status of their drivers was an appropriate measure. CNET reports: The injunction was issued in August by Judge Ethan Schulman of the San Francisco Superior Court, who ruled that the ride-hailing companies must start classifying their drivers as employees in the state. The judge allowed the companies 10 days to appeal the ruling, which they did. The First Appellate District court in San Francisco hear...
Tags: Lyft, California, San Francisco, Tech, San Diego, Cnet, San Francisco Superior Court, Uber Lyft, Schulman, San Francisco Los Angeles, Ethan Schulman, First Appellate District court


NVIDIA Cancels GeForce RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3070 16GB: Report

VideoCardz reports: NVIDIA has just told its board partners that it will not launch GeForce RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3070 16GB cards as planned. NVIDIA allegedly cancels its December launch of GeForce RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3070 16GB. This still very fresh information comes from two independent sources. Technically GeForce RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3070 16GB could launch at a later time, but the information that we have clearly stated that those SKUs have been canceled, not postponed. NVIDIA has already...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Amd, AMD Radeon, NAVI, VideoCardz


STRAP TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES GROUND BREAKING DEVICE TO AID THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

First Ever Wearable Device to Help Blind People Navigate Without a White CaneSTRAP Technologies announced today, the creation of a hands-free device designed to be worn by the visually impaired to allow for more independence and mobility. STRAP is the world’s first total replacement of the white cane. STRAP is a wearable, hands-free, device with an innovative array of sensors that work by sending real-time information that detect obstacles at the head, chest, and below — including oncoming bum...
Tags: Startups, News, Mexico, Startup, Tech, Austin, Research and development, Austin Texas, Guadalajara Mexico, Austin Startups, Roel, Diego Roel, STRAP Technologies


The short, strange life of Quibi

“All that is left now is to offer a profound apology for disappointing you and, ultimately, for letting you down,” Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman wrote, closing out an open letter posted to Medium. “We cannot thank you enough for being there with us, and for us, every step of the way.” With that, the founding executives confirmed the rumors and put Quibi to bed, a little more than six months after launching the service. Starting a business is an impossibly difficult task under nearly a...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Disney, Tech, Hp, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ridley Scott, Belize, Streaming Media, Terms Of Service, Sam Raimi


OnePlus’s 8T handset brings faster charging and a 120Hz display for $749 

OnePlus continues its twice-yearly smartphone cycle with today’s arrival of the 8T. The latest device isn’t a huge upgrade over April’s OnePlus 8, but continues the company’s longstanding tradition of offering some of the most solid Android handsets at a reasonable price point. The cost has edged up a bit in recent years, but $749 is still pretty good for what the 8T offers. The big updates this time out are the 120Hz refresh rate for its 6.55-inch display   and super-fast charging via the Wa...
Tags: Android, Mobile, Hardware, Tech, Oneplus, Nord, Carl Pei, Warp Charge


National Guard Called In To Thwart Cyberattack in Louisiana Weeks Before Election

The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, Reuters reported Friday, citing two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in the run up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. From the report: The situation in Louisiana follows a similar case in Washington state, according to a cybersecurity consultant familiar with the matter, where hackers infect...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Louisiana, Reuters, National Guard, Louisiana National Guard


NASA To Announce New Science Results About Moon

NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency's website. From a press release: This new discovery contributes to NASA's efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration. Under NASA's Artemis program, the agency will send the first woman and next man to the lunar surface in 2024 to p...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Moon, Mars, Artemis


Xbox Chief Phil Spencer Hints at an xCloud Streaming Stick

Microsoft has teased a Chromecast-style dongle for xCloud, a video game streaming service that currently comes bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. From a report: In an interview with Stratechery, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said: "I think you're going to see lower-priced hardware as part of our ecosystem when you think about streaming sticks and other things that somebody might want to just go plug into their TV and go play via xCloud." A few moments later, he added: "You could imagine us even hav...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Xbox, Sony Microsoft, Phil Spencer, Phil Spencer Hints, Stratechery Xbox, xCloud Spencer


Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann's friendly relationship with Jared Kushner reportedly led to meeting Trump and a White House visit

Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for WeWork Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann's friendly relationship with Jared Kushner led him to visit the White House, and eventually led him to meet President Donald Trump in 2018. The relationship is chronicled in the new book "Billion Dollar Loser," which follows the rise and fall of Neumann and WeWork.  According the book, Neumann and Kushner met as young real estate moguls in New York City. After Trump's victory in 2016, Neuma...
Tags: New York, White House, Softbank, New York City, Trends, Tech, New Jersey, WeWork, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Neumann, Ivanka Trump, Adam Neumann, Rebekah, Kushner


Facebook Touts Free Speech. In Vietnam, It's Aiding in Censorship

An anonymous reader shares a report: For months, Bui Van Thuan, a chemistry teacher turned crusading blogger in Vietnam, published one scathing Facebook post after another on a land dispute between villagers and the communist government. In a country with no independent media, Facebook provides the only platform where Vietnamese can read about contentious topics such as Dong Tam, a village outside Hanoi where residents were fighting authorities' plans to seize farmland to build a factory. Believ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, United States, Vietnam, Times, Hanoi, Menlo Park, Turkey Facebook, Thuan, Vietnam Facebook, Dong Tam, Bui Van Thuan, Cuba India Israel Morocco Pakistan


Cases of Don Julio 1942 and a signature Range Rover: Here's an inside look at Adam Neumann's wild list of must-haves for WeWork's rowdy all-staff summer sleepaway party

Adam and Rebekah Neumann's list included a signature Range Rover, 12 cases of Don Julio 1942, and 24/7 security guard and drivers. Jackal Pan/Visual China Group via Getty Images Reeves Wiedeman is a business journalist whose work has been featured in New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and other major publications. The following is an excerpt from his new book, "Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork." In it, Wiedeman shares a g...
Tags: New York, London, Lorde, California, India, Softbank, Trends, Tech, Vienna, Brooklyn, Kate Spade, WeWork, Kansas City, Summer Camp, Miguel, Excerpt


Shall I buy this or that? Ask your friends using Rex, an app that brings social + ecommerce together

Rex is here to bring social commerce to the browser! Using one click, users can send out peer feedback requests to friends and family. Moreover, users have access to a personal dashboard that can be used to store any product on any website. Essentially, Rex is a peer-to-peer recommendation platform for users to engage in communal shopping. Baltimore, MD GET IT About the founding team : The Founder, Akash Mandavilli dropped out of school with only one semester left at Johns Hopkins to...
Tags: Business, India, Tech, Rex, Ibm, Watson, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Akash, Akash Mandavilli


Death of Sea Life Off Russia Peninsula 'Caused by Algae'

Blooming algae was behind a recent mass death of sea animals that saw octopuses and seals wash up on the shore off a Russian peninsula, scientists said on Friday in the final conclusion to their probe. From a report: Locals in Kamchatka, a volcanic peninsula in Russia's Far East, raised the alarm in September after the animals were found dead and surfers complained of stinging eyes. Scientists later said that up to 95 percent of marine life living along the seabed in the affected area had died. ...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Kamchatka, Far East, Academy of Sciences, Svetlana Radionova, Russia Peninsula, Andrei Adrianov, Rosprirodnadzor


CA appeals court upholds ruling that Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees

Uber and Lyft must classify their drivers as employees, an appellate court ruled yesterday evening. However, the decision will be stayed for 30 days after the court issues the remittitur, which has not happened yet. That means depending on how ballot measure Proposition 22 goes, this case may not end up being the deciding factor in how Lyft and Uber classify their drivers in California. Throughout the case, Uber and Lyft have argued that reclassifying their drivers as employees would cause...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Labor, California, San Francisco, Tech, AB, Los Angeles San Diego, Xavier Becerra, Schulman, California Superior Court, Julie Wood, Gig workers, AB 5


Financial institutions can support COVID-19 crowdfunding campaigns

Scott Purcell Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Purcell is the CEO and Chief Trust Officer of Prime Trust, an innovative API-enabled B2B open-banking financial solutions provider. The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the financial outlook for millions of people, and continues to cause significant fiscal distress to millions more, but such challenging times have also wrought a more resilient and reso...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Crowdfunding, Australia, Washington, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Tech, European Union, Banking, Chicago, Kickstarter, Venture Capital, Indiegogo, Philanthropy


EU Says Veggie Burgers Can Keep Their Name

When is a burger not a burger? When it contains no meat. At least according to a divisive proposal that was in front of the European Parliament this week, part of a set of measures that would have banned the use of terms like "steak," "sausage," "escallop" or "burger" on labels for plant-based alternative products. But after a decisive vote against the measure on Friday, it seems veggie burgers will still be on the menu. From a report: "Reason prevailed, and climate sinners lost," Nikolaj Villum...
Tags: Tech, Eu, Denmark, European Parliament, Jasmijn de Boo, Nikolaj Villumsen, ProVeg International


The rise and fall of Quibi from raising $1.75 billion before launch to shutting down just 6 months later

Rafapress/Shutterstock Quibi just announced it was shutting down only six months after launching. The service's goal was to draw subscribers in to watch short mobile content on their phones. Quibi raised $1.75 billion but failed to attract subscribers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi is officially dead, after launching during the COVID-19 pandemic and surviving just six months. On Wednesday, the company announced that it was shutting down and informed employees t...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, News, Media, Ebay, Disney, Trends, Tech, Ces, Bbc, Features, Netflix, New York Times, Dreamworks, Streaming, Silicon Valley


mmhmm, Phil Libin’s new startup, acquires Memix to add enhanced filters to its video presentation toolkit

Virtual meetings are a fundamental part of how we interact with each other these days, but even when (if!?) we find better ways to mitigate the effects of Covid-19, many think that they will be here to stay. That means there is an opportunity out there to improve how they work — because let’s face it, Zoom Fatigue is real and I for one am not super excited anymore to be a part of your Team. mmhmm, the video presentation startup from former Evernote CEO Phil Libin with ambitions to change the con...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Video, Media, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Spain, Graphics, Virtual Reality, Pixar, Computer Vision, Phil Libin, Exit