Privacy complaint targets European parliament’s COVID-19 test-booking site
Privacy complaint targets European parliament’s COVID-19 test-booking site
💬feedproxy.google.com | Friday, Jan 22, 2021 10:01 am

The European Parliament is being investigated by the EU’s lead data regulator over a complaint that a website it set up for MEPs to book coronavirus tests may have violated data protection laws. The complaint, which has been filed by six MEPs and is being supported by the privacy campaign group noyb, alleges third party


Google Shuts Loon Helium Balloon Project
Google Shuts Loon Helium Balloon Project
💬www.nytimes.com | Friday, Jan 22, 2021 09:16 am

Begun nearly a decade ago, Loon was one of the company’s high-profile, cutting-edge efforts. But it was difficult to turn into a business.


Didi to subsidize trips for vaccinations with $10M global fund
Didi to subsidize trips for vaccinations with $10M global fund
💬feedproxy.google.com | Friday, Jan 22, 2021 08:53 am

As countries around the world prepare to vaccinate people against the coronavirus, tech companies are rushing to demonstrate their willingness to help fight the deadly virus. China’s ride-hailing leader Didi Chuxing is pledging a $10 million fund to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts in 13 markets outside its home country China, the company said on Friday.


 Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia
Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia
💬abcnews.go.com | Friday, Jan 22, 2021 08:30 am

Google is threatening to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government proceeds with plans to make tech giants pay for news content


Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia
Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia
💬www.bbc.co.uk | Friday, Jan 22, 2021 07:23 am

The tech giant says it will remove its main search function from Australia if it passes a new law.


Bernie Sanders' inauguration mittens meme: The funniest versions     - CNET
Bernie Sanders' inauguration mittens meme: The funniest versions - CNET
💬www.cnet.com | Friday, Jan 22, 2021 03:56 am

The Vermont senator's image is still everywhere -- a bobblehead is coming, and his campaign made a sweatshirt that sold out immediately.


Google parent Alphabet to shut down Loon, its internet-beaming balloon project     - CNET
Google parent Alphabet to shut down Loon, its internet-beaming balloon project - CNET
💬www.cnet.com | Friday, Jan 22, 2021 02:50 am

The project's business was unsustainable, Alphabet says.


QAnon believers seek to adapt their extremist ideology for a new era: ‘Things have just started’
QAnon believers seek to adapt their extremist ideology for a new era: ‘Things have just started’
💬www.washingtonpost.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 11:52 pm

With Q having vanished and Trump out of office, far-right extremist groups are targeting disillusioned believers online in hopes of further radicalizing them to a new cause.


PC market soars, driving Intel's revenue and profits unexpectedly higher
PC market soars, driving Intel's revenue and profits unexpectedly higher
💬www.pcworld.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 11:23 pm

Outgoing Intel chief executive Bob Swan previously told PCWorld that he was worried that, when the pandemic hit, PC sales would drop off a cliff. As Intel’s fourth-quarter earnings revealed, the exact opposite occurred.Intel reported $5.9 billion in profits and $20 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, with profits down by 15 percent


Facebook Asks Oversight Board Whether Trump's Account Should Be Restored Now
Facebook Asks Oversight Board Whether Trump's Account Should Be Restored Now
💬www.npr.org | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 11:20 pm

The social network referred its decision to revoke the former president's posting privileges to its Oversight Board, an independent panel of experts.


Apple seeds release candidate beta build of macOS Big Sur 11.2
Apple seeds release candidate beta build of macOS Big Sur 11.2
💬appleinsider.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 10:54 pm

Apple on Thursday provided participants of its developer beta testing initiative the release candidate build of its upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update.Apple's betas are made available via the Apple Developer Center for participants in the Developer Beta program, though hardware already using beta software can also perform an over-the-air update. Public beta versions of


Judge rules that Amazon won’t be forced to host Parler
Judge rules that Amazon won’t be forced to host Parler
💬nypost.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 10:33 pm

A federal judge on Thursday declined to force Amazon to bring controversial social network Parler back onto its cloud service. Parler had sued Amazon Web Services last week after the tech titan forced it to go dark — a decision that AWS blamed on the social network’s failure to police the threats of violence the...


Microsoft Edge will open your email from the new tab page
Microsoft Edge will open your email from the new tab page
💬www.pcworld.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 10:19 pm

Microsoft’s latest version of its Edge browser, in conjunction with Microsoft Bing, are rolling out some intriguing new features as part of the latest Microsoft Edge version 88 update. The most unique: Edge will now show a few new emails when you open a new tab page.Edge 88 offers some nifty new security features, such as


Facebook Outsources Decision On The Future Of Trump's Account To An Independent Panel
Facebook Outsources Decision On The Future Of Trump's Account To An Independent Panel
💬www.npr.org | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 10:17 pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Nick Clegg of Facebook about the company's decision to refer questions on the suspension of former President Donald Trump's account to its independent Oversight Board.


House Oversight Committee chairwoman requests FBI probe of Parler, including its role in Capitol siege
House Oversight Committee chairwoman requests FBI probe of Parler, including its role in Capitol siege
💬www.washingtonpost.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 10:06 pm

The request is part of a broader inquiry into a site that gained rapid new popularity last year as a freewheeling alternative to Twitter, gaining traction in particular among conservatives.


 US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines
US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines
💬abcnews.go.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 09:14 pm

The U.S. government has approved routes for a potential system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming


Behind those dancing robots, scientists had to bust a move
Behind those dancing robots, scientists had to bust a move
💬nypost.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 07:32 pm

WALTHAM, Mass. — The man who designed some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots was on a daunting mission: programming his creations to dance to the beat with a mix of fluid, explosive and expressive motions that are almost human. The results? Almost a year and half of choreography, simulation, programming and upgrades that...


Samsung Galaxy S21 review: It’s a great Honda, not a great Mercedes
Samsung Galaxy S21 review: It’s a great Honda, not a great Mercedes
💬www.androidauthority.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 05:01 pm

Not everyone wants (or can afford) a Merc. The Galaxy S21 is for people who need something great but also practical.


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: Ultra refined
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: Ultra refined
💬www.androidauthority.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 05:00 pm

Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra is a powerhouse smartphone, but can it fix the legacy burdened by its predecessor?


Ubuntu Comes to M1 Macs with New Linux Port
Ubuntu Comes to M1 Macs with New Linux Port
💬www.reviewgeek.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 02:29 pm


EU regulators are scrutinizing how employers monitor workers, including via video surveillance or key logger tech, and whether such actions violate GDPR (Catherine Stupp/Wall Street Journal)
EU regulators are scrutinizing how employers monitor workers, including via video surveillance or key logger tech, and whether such actions violate GDPR (Catherine Stupp/Wall Street Journal)
💬www.techmeme.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 10:00 am

Catherine Stupp / Wall Street Journal: EU regulators are scrutinizing how employers monitor workers, including via video surveillance or key logger tech, and whether such actions violate GDPR  —  Remote work adds surveillance risks, privacy experts say  —  European privacy regulators are scrutinizing how employers collect workers' personal data …


Galaxy S21: Samsung copies Apple again, and both Android and iPhone fans suffer     - CNET
Galaxy S21: Samsung copies Apple again, and both Android and iPhone fans suffer - CNET
💬www.cnet.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 09:00 am

Commentary: Samsung dropping a few features makes sense, but there would be real courage in keeping at least some of them.


Simulated racing, which rose to prominence during the pandemic as NASCAR and F1 postponed races, appears to be paying off for fans, race teams, and even tracks (Roy Furchgott/New York Times)
Simulated racing, which rose to prominence during the pandemic as NASCAR and F1 postponed races, appears to be paying off for fans, race teams, and even tracks (Roy Furchgott/New York Times)
💬www.techmeme.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 08:10 am

Roy Furchgott / New York Times: Simulated racing, which rose to prominence during the pandemic as NASCAR and F1 postponed races, appears to be paying off for fans, race teams, and even tracks  —  Nearly a year into the experiment, digital racing appears to be paying off for fans, race teams and even tracks.


Hulu February 2021: Every new movie and show coming this month     - CNET
Hulu February 2021: Every new movie and show coming this month - CNET
💬www.cnet.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 07:25 am

The shortest month of the year is packed with fresh content on Hulu.


This startup says its AI can better spot a healthy embryo — and improve IVF success
This startup says its AI can better spot a healthy embryo — and improve IVF success
💬feedproxy.google.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 06:57 am

With every year, AI is beginning to bring more standardized levels of diagnostic accuracy in medicine. This is true of skin cancer detection, for example, and lung cancers. Now, a startup in Israel called Embryonics says its AI can improve the odds of successfully implanting a healthy embryo during in vitro fertilization. What the company


Accounting automation startup Georges raises $42.4 million and rebrands to Indy
Accounting automation startup Georges raises $42.4 million and rebrands to Indy
💬feedproxy.google.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 06:45 am

French startup Georges — or Georges.tech — is raising a new round of funding of $42.4 million (€35 million). The company is also getting a new name and will be called Indy going forward. The startup has been building an accounting automation application for freelancers and small companies. Singular is leading today’s funding round. You


How Wondershare PDFelement Enables Faster, Simpler, and Smoother PDF Editing Than Ever
How Wondershare PDFelement Enables Faster, Simpler, and Smoother PDF Editing Than Ever
💬www.howtogeek.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 05:04 am


The handwarming story of how Bernie Sanders got his inauguration mittens
The handwarming story of how Bernie Sanders got his inauguration mittens
💬www.washingtonpost.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 04:06 am

They were made by Jen Ellis, a second-grade teacher in Essex Junction, Vt.


Parler Finds a Reprieve in Russia—but Not a Solution
Parler Finds a Reprieve in Russia—but Not a Solution
💬www.wired.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 03:02 am

The far-right platform still hasn’t found a US-based home. Where it lands could have serious consequences for its users’ privacy.


Tim Cook gifted Trump first 2019 Mac Pro off assembly line
Tim Cook gifted Trump first 2019 Mac Pro off assembly line
💬appleinsider.com | Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 02:48 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave former President Donald Trump the first 2019 Mac Pro to come off the production line at partner manufacturer Flex, according to a disclosure statement released on Wednesday.Trump toured the Flex plant in Austin, Texas, in late 2019 to prop up his administration's promise to boost American production might. Apple has