The case highlights the challenges of navigating China, where laws are often vaguely worded and only clarified much later. In last week’s meetings with Apple, officials pointed to broad new rules issued in February that ban companies with any foreign ownership from engaging in online publishing, one of the people familiar with the talks said.
A Facebook spokesperson said the new policy won’t immediately extend to less explicit or overt white nationalist and separatist sentiments. Becca Lewis, an affiliate researcher at Data & Society and the author of a recent study about far right content on YouTube, says that’s troubling. She notes that people and groups advocating for white nationalist ideas online don’t always use explicit language to describe their beliefs. It’s not easy for automated systems to detect things like hate speech, but Facebook has also left the line between outright white nationalism and implied white nationalism vague. “It’s always tricky to implement these [policies] in a meaningful way,” says Lewis. “I’m cautiously optimistic about the impact that it can have.”
Good day, readers! Ready to dive into what happened online last week? It was a doozy, and not just because Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Hillary Clinton dunked on Jared Kushner and his use of WhatsApp for government business. Outside of Washington, it was a week where New Zealand managed to do what the United States has not, and moved to ban assault weapons just days after a mass shooting.
The international police organization Interpol has issued a Red Notice for the arrest of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, in connection with a sex crime investigation in Sweden.
The S&P 500 information technology index dropped 2.73 percent, with Apple, Amazon.com and Alphabet down more than 3 percent each and the Nasdaq Composite losing 1.8 percent. The losses in just those three stocks wiped out more than $68 billion in investor wealth.
Now here’s the thing – there are already systems like OpenBeam out there that use t-slots along with special nuts and bolts and plates for connecting everything together. And by special, I mean proprietary. Sure, you can get the aluminum beams for a low, low price… but the unique nuts and bolts are going to cost you a bundle, especially when they’re often sold in very small quantities. It’s the old “give away the razor but charge a hefty sum for the blades.”
Gridiron Thunder, which raised $171,009 before its campaign ended on Sunday, was not suspended. But accusations began flying when it was revealed that at least three anonymous accounts had donated $10,000 each in the final hours of the campaign.
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Even testing systems like CAPPS II, though, could get airlines in trouble, according to Flint and Hasbrouck.
As founder and CEO, Horbaczewski is on a mission to make drone racing the Next Big Thing. Over the last two years, what began as hobbyists posting YouTube videos of recreational races on improvised courses has evolved into something resembling a legitimate sport, with household names and big purses for the best pilots. But the activity is grassroots, with annual competitions and one-off races popping up more or less at random. Horbaczewski wants to impose order on the madness by building yearlong competitions and a self-sustaining business model. The opening season kicked off with a race in Miami just before Christmas, followed by a race this month in Los Angeles. The final, sixth race of the year, tentatively scheduled for November, will mint the league’s first champion.
Revenue is now expected to be between $4.8 billion and $5.6 billion, down from its previous forecast between $5.3 billion and $6.1 billion.
Musk has said that potential customers are eager to get a Tesla electric long-haul truck, but he faces doubt that the company can deliver.
__Think locally: __Yahoo is unveiling a new search site that promises to provide a more precise guide to neighborhood businesses, making it the latest in a series of attempts to improve the Web’s focus on local information.
At first glance, this makes no sense. Global growth in Internet usage is all mobile, right? So it seems counterproductive for any developer to cast their lot with the old-school, plodding, desktop browser. We’ve got Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer. Isn’t desktop web surfing solved?
Authorities alleged he stole “hundreds of thousands of lines” of source code from Goldman Sachs in the days before he left the company. They alleged that he downloaded various software from the Goldman Sachs network and transferred it to a storage website hosted in Germany, before trying to erase his tracks from Goldman Sachs’ network.
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There’s a 90-second limit for videos on Flickr. Also, while anybody will be able to watch videos posted publicly on the site, the ability to upload videos will be limited, for the time being at least, to users with a $30$ 25-per-year Flickr “Pro” account.
Zotob and its variations can attack a computer without needing to open any software, so some users would be infected without knowing it.
With smartphones making up an estimated 40 percent of cellphone sales to those under 40 by next year, GM says those QR codes are key for attracting buyers too young to remember the Chevy Monza. QR, which stands for “quick reference,” allows smartphone users to take a picture of a barcode on a brochure or print ad and instantly be redirected to the GMC website for more information. Right now, most smartphone users have to download extra software to be QR compatible, so GM must be aiming their ads at the earliest of early adopters. It is still a concept car, after all.
Sure, you say, no such act exists. But Ashcroft himself once testified that bellyaching over what he called “phantoms of lost liberty” only serves to “aid terrorists” and “give ammunition to America’s enemies.” And recently FBI agents attempted to intimidate political activists by visiting them at their homes to warn about causing trouble at the upcoming Republican convention.
If anything, the rowers are tired to the point they’re throwing away the wireless gadgets to lessen their load. Tom Mailhot and John Zeigler, the only Americans in the competition, recently tossed a rugged, Palm-sized armband by Melard Technologies that was helping them keep tabs on their heart rates, food consumption, distance traveled, navigation patterns and water temperature. The device weighed two pounds.
That’s a big reason IBM has trained Watson, its Jeopardy-winning, cookbook-writing, all-knowing supercomputer, on cybersecurity over the last year or so. By reading all available cybersecurity literature and parsing every threat, Watson for Cybersecurity helps analysts minimize false positives, and know which of those 200,000 alerts merits specific attention. For all the flash and pomp around cognitive computing, Watson’s main job, as it exits its beta and enters the real world, is to save time.
Since the Atari age, playing computer games has been an activity largely free of the profit motive. The exception: shoot-em-up tournaments such as the Cyberathlete Professional League $150,000 2000-player Half-Life championship.