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Victim of Facebook data breach shares viral video of FB "following" him"all over" internet'

Victim of Facebook data breach shares viral video of FB "following" him"all over" internet'

ShareFollowing the news of a major affecting over 530 million users, American University student Zamaan Qureshi decided to look into exactly what data the social media site had gathered about him.Qureshi said in a thread Sunday that he was "unsurprised to learn that Facebook is following [him] all over the internet." Qureshi's tweet included a video of a screen recording showing the files he downloaded on his computer as well as some of the information certain websites gave to Facebook.Qureshi is on The Real Facebook Oversight Board, a watchdog organization composed of the social media...

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TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll concept is a phone into a 10-inch tablet

TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll concept is a phone into a 10-inch tablet

Filed under:It’s a delightful mashup of previously showcased flexing and rolling conceptsTCL is once again teasing a foldable phone concept — and it’s a Frankenstein’s monster of some previously showcased flexible concepts. Called Fold ‘n Roll, it combines the company’s with an extendable display panel. The result is a 6.87-inch phone that can expand to an 8.85-inch phablet size or fully extend to a 10-inch tablet. Outside of that, the company isn’t offering any other detailed information.TCL says it’s “still exploring the technical specifications” of this type of device, which doesn’t...

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Space Junk Removal Is Not Going Smoothly

Space Junk Removal Is Not Going Smoothly

A Space Age “tragedy of the commons” is unfolding right under our nose—or, really, right over our head—and no consensus yet exists on how to stop it. For more than a half-century, humans have been hurling objects into low-Earth orbit in ever growing numbers. And with few meaningful limitations on further launches into that increasingly congested realm, the prevailing attitude has been persistently permissive: in orbit, it seems, there is always room for one more.After so many decades of the buildup of high-speed clutter in the form of spent rocket stages, stray bolts and paint chips,...

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Researchers identify a strategy to achieve large transport gap modulation in graphene

Researchers identify a strategy to achieve large transport gap modulation in graphene

April 14, 2021by Ingrid Fadelli , Tech XploreOver the past decade or so, the semimetal graphene has attracted substantial interest among electronics engineers due to its many advantageous qualities and characteristics. In fact, its high electron mobility, flexibility and stability make it particularly desirable for the development of next-generation electronics.Despite its advantageous properties, large-area has a zero bandgap (i.e., the energy range in solid materials at which no electronic states can exist). This means that in graphene cannot be completely shut off. This characteristic...

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Far-Right Extremists Unite to Peddle COVID-19 Vaccine Disinformation | Right Wing Watch

Far-Right Extremists Unite to Peddle COVID-19 Vaccine Disinformation | Right Wing Watch

|From QAnon adherents to full-blown white supremacists, far-right extremists appear to be uniting in their quest to undermine the COVID-19 vaccine.As the Biden administration has steadily improved the scale and efficiency of the vaccine rollout over the past few months, since early March with the intention of having 200 million vaccines completed by the end of April, extremist organizations have continued to push anti-vaccine propaganda aimed at undermining the government’s progress. According to , “bashing of the safety and efficacy of vaccines is occurring in chatrooms frequented by all...

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Congress, Don’t Let ISP Lobbyists Sabotage Fiber for All

Congress, Don’t Let ISP Lobbyists Sabotage Fiber for All

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItFor the first time, an American president  that wouldn’t just make a dent in the digital divide, it will end it. By deploying federal resources at the level and scale this country has not seen since electrification nearly 100 years ago, the U.S. will again connect every resident to a necessary service. Like with water and electricity, robust internet access, as the pandemic has proven, is an essential service. And so the effort and resources expended are well-worth it.The president’s plan,  of Representative James...

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You can finally ask Facebook’s oversight board to remove bad posts. Here’s how.

You can finally ask Facebook’s oversight board to remove bad posts. Here’s how.

It’s a long shot, and you can’t appeal to remove ads.Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing — and changing us.Starting Tuesday, Facebook and Instagram users have a new way to try to get offending Facebook posts removed. The oversight board, that the company has created to handle its trickiest content moderation decisions, has announced that users can now appeal decisions made by Facebook to leave posts up.It’s a big expansion in scope. For the first few months of the oversight board’s operations, users were only able to appeal to the board if they thought Facebook had...

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Forced Arbitration Thwarts Legal Challenge to AT&T’s Disclosure of Customer Location Data

Forced Arbitration Thwarts Legal Challenge to AT&T’s Disclosure of Customer Location Data

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItLocation data generated from our cell phones paint an incredibly of our movements and private lives. Despite the sensitive nature of this data and a federal law prohibiting cellphone carriers from disclosing it, repeated unauthorized disclosures over the last several years show that carriers will sell this sensitive information to almost .With cellphone carriers brazenly violating their customers’ privacy and the Federal Communication Commission , it fell to consumers to protect themselves. That’s why in June 2019...

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What's the most popular web browser in 2021? | ZDNet

What's the most popular web browser in 2021? | ZDNet

Byfor| April 14, 2021 -- 19:44 GMT (12:44 PDT)| Topic:I literally wrote the . Since then I've been keeping a close eye on web browsers, as our only choice was the WEB shell program. We've come a long way, but web browsers are still the primary way we connect with the endless fields of data, stories, and video that makes up the modern web. And, today, Google's Chrome is the way most of us work and play on the web.It's been really hard to get hard data on which were really the most popular web browsers. True, many companies claimed to have good information, such as and , but their . The US...

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Military programs aiming to end pandemics forever

Military programs aiming to end pandemics forever

It might surprise you to learn that many of the innovations deployed to counter the coronavirus were once obscure Pentagon-funded projects to defend soldiers from contagious diseases and biological weapons. The life-saving vaccine developed in record time owes a debt to these programs. To learn more, we met the man who has been leading the rapid vaccine effort, retired Colonel Matt Hepburn. An army infectious disease physician, he spent years with the secretive defense advanced research projects agency or DARPA, working on technology he hopes will ensure COVID-19 is the last pandemic.Dr....

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'Too Dangerous to Exist': Coalition Calls for Ban on Private, Corporate Use of Facial Recognition

'Too Dangerous to Exist': Coalition Calls for Ban on Private, Corporate Use of Facial Recognition

Published on by"Letting this tool of authoritarian control spread throughout the private sector has serious implications for worker organizing rights and heightens the risk of catastrophic biometric data breaches."A video surveillance camera hangs from the side of a building on May 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)A coalition of more than 20 human rights organizations released an open letter Wednesday morning calling for a total ban on private and corporate use of facial recognition, an invasive technology that the groups characterized as...

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Chinese researchers say their AI text censor is 91 per cent accurate

Chinese researchers say their AI text censor is 91 per cent accurate

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Washington State Votes to End Restrictions On Community Broadband - VICE

Washington State Votes to End Restrictions On Community Broadband - VICE

18 States currently have industry-backed laws restricting community broadband. There will soon be one less. by An error occurred while retrieving the Tweet. It might have been deleted.AdvertisementMorePrivacy Settings

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Next year’s iPhones will have 48-megapixel cameras and no mini option: Kuo

Next year’s iPhones will have 48-megapixel cameras and no mini option: Kuo

Filed under:Under-display Face ID could come in 2023The 2022 iPhone lineup will feature substantial changes to the camera system, according to analyst Ming-chi Kuo in an investor note reported on by and . Kuo says the high-end iPhones — presumably the Pro range — will use a larger 48-megapixel sensor for the primary camera. Separately, the analyst suggests that 2023 iPhones may start to use Face ID sensors under the screen as a way to get rid of the notch.48-megapixel sensors have been , but this component will reportedly be larger than most. It’ll be a 1/1.3-inch sensor with a pixel size...

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Peru’s surprise presidential front runner has fewer than 8,000 Twitter followers

Peru’s surprise presidential front runner has fewer than 8,000 Twitter followers

ByAvailable inShare this storyWhen CNN announced the results for the first round of Peru’s presidential election on Sunday, April 11, the image they used was striking — or rather, the one they didn’t use. Their chosen of the candidate who came in clear first, Pedro Castillo of the Perú Libre Party, was that of a dark silhouette.It wasn’t just a case of ignorant foreigners overlooking a key player in a Latin American election; Peru’s own national media seemed to be equally oblivious of the man who ended up gaining almost one in five votes. Just a week prior to the election, many polls saw...

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Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile kill their cross-carrier RCS messaging plans

Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile kill their cross-carrier RCS messaging plans

The Rich Communication Services (RCS) rollout continues to be a hopeless disaster. A year and a half ago, the cellular carriers created the "Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI)," a joint venture between AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon that would roll out enhanced messaging to the masses in 2020. Now,  is reporting that initiative is dead, meaning that the carriers have accomplished basically nothing on the RCS front in the past 18 months.RCS is a carrier-controlled GSMA standard introduced in 2008 as an upgrade for SMS, the ancient standard for basic carrier messaging. SMS (which...

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Virtual reality that teaches inhibitory control may be helpful in treating binge eating disorder

Virtual reality that teaches inhibitory control may be helpful in treating binge eating disorder

No Result View All Result No Result View All Result In an experiment published in the journal , a virtual reality training was found to reduce loss of control eating among participants with a history of binge eating.Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by episodes of eating large amounts of food while experiencing a loss of control. While cognitive behavioral therapy is the most popular treatment for binge eating, evidence suggests that a substantial number of patients maintain their symptoms following treatment.Researchers Stephanie M. Manasse and her team suggest that current...

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An architecture firm has designed a floating 5-star hotel that would generate its own electricity by rotating, but it may be too futuristic for its own good

An architecture firm has designed a floating 5-star hotel that would generate its own electricity by rotating, but it may be too futuristic for its own good

The design by Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio is for a five-star hotel with 152 rooms that would span more than 376,000 square feet, or about 8.6 acres. Construction on the hotel has not begun, and feasibility studies and technical assessments are ongoing, Kübra Türk, one of the architects working on the project, told Insider. The hotel would rotate to generate electrical energy, according to the architects. An artistic rendering of the floating hotel. Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio The rotation would "not produce all the energy it needs," Türk said, adding that the amount...

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Tesla data collected in China is kept in China, exec says

Tesla data collected in China is kept in China, exec says

By BEIJING (Reuters) - Data collected from Tesla Inc’s electric cars in China is stored in China, the U.S. automaker’s vice president said, after reports that China’s military has banned Teslas from its facilities.“Tesla as a company with operations in China must abide China’s laws and regulations,” Tao Lin told reporters in Beijing on Tuesday.“Our data is very well protected. Chinese data is stored in China.”Tao said Tesla, which is building electric Model 3 sedans and Model Y sport-utility vehicles in Shanghai, would share its understanding of data protection with the Chinese...

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Lawsuit: Man suffered 'great harm' after wrongful arrest based on Detroit's facial recognition technology

Lawsuit: Man suffered 'great harm' after wrongful arrest based on Detroit's facial recognition technology

The Detroit News Detroit — Attorneys representing a Farmington Hills man  seeking undisclosed damages from the city, its police chief and a Detroit police detective for "the grave harm caused by the misuse of, and reliance upon, facial recognition technology."The 75-page suit was filed on behalf of Robert Williams in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Initiative, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan.An ACLU press release Tuesday claimed: "Mr. Williams’ experience was the first...

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Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) review: Alexa’s new small budget ball

Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) review: Alexa’s new small budget ball

Smart speaker ditches puck shape but keeps solid sound and function with or without LED clock display Consumer technology editorWed 14 Apr 2021 02.00 EDTLast modified on Wed 14 Apr 2021 02.02 EDTAmazon’s fourth-generation Echo Dot has evolved from its predecessors’ puck-like appearance into a small ball, shaking up the idea of what a small smart speaker can look like.The new Echo Dot is priced the , costing from £50, although it will be frequently available at a discount at various retailers, and looks like the hit with a shrink ray.It has a fabric top and front, hard plastic sides and...

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Cracked copies of Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop steal your session cookies, browser history, crypto-coins

Cracked copies of Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop steal your session cookies, browser history, crypto-coins

Cracked copies of Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop are stealing browser session cookies and Monero cryptocurrency wallets from tightwads who install the pirated software, Bitdefender has warned.As many Reg readers will no doubt be aware, cracked software is a legitimate application that has had its registration or licensing features removed. Often distributed through BitTorrent in the days of yore, cracked software (also known as warez) appeal mainly to freeloaders who are happy to use a particular suite without paying for a licence.With Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop being two of...

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Amazon's AI-powered cameras are a double-edged sword that could make drivers safer, but also force the company to sacrifice productivity, a transportation expert says

Amazon's AI-powered cameras are a double-edged sword that could make drivers safer, but also force the company to sacrifice productivity, a transportation expert says

The word "Insider".Set up laterTwo crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Amazon recently installed AI-powered surveillance cameras in its delivery trucks that monitor drivers' behavior in what the company says is an effort to reduce risky driving behaviors and collisions.Whether the cameras ultimately accomplish that goal may depend on how much productivity Amazon is willing to sacrifice in order to keep drivers safe, according to a transportation expert who studies AI-powered safety systems.Amazon's cameras, which are made by...

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