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US Senate votes to ban TikTok app on government devices

US Senate votes to ban TikTok app on government devices

The United States Senate on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a bill from Senator Josh Hawley banning federal employees from using video-sharing app TikTok on government-issued devices, amid threats from the White House to ban the company. The app has come under fire from US lawmakers and the Trump administration over national security concerns because China's ByteDance owns the technology. The company currently faces a deadline of September 15 to either sell its US operations to Microsoft Corp or face an outright ban. Sources have previously told Reuters news agency that ByteDance...

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Return of the sovereign cloud | ZDNet

Return of the sovereign cloud | ZDNet

Byfor| August 6, 2020 -- 20:33 GMT (13:33 PDT)| Topic:A decade ago, I completed the first ever assessment of Australia's emerging "trusted" or private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. I followed this up with a 2010 opinion-editorial calling for improved "" in Australia as a model for global oversight of a hugely important market segment.  How important? The cloud computing market has become as critical to economic prosperity as other general purpose markets, such as power, water, and, of course, money. I'm happy to say that over the past decade, significant progress has been made...

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FCC lowers some prison phone rates after blaming states for high prices

FCC lowers some prison phone rates after blaming states for high prices

The Federal Communications Commission today voted unanimously to lower the prices inmates pay for phone calls from prisons and jails, but the organization reiterated its position that state governments must take action to lower prices on the majority of inmate calls.is a proposal to "substantially reduce [the FCC's] interstate rate caps—currently $0.21 per minute for debit and prepaid calls and $0.25 per minute for collect calls—to $0.14 per minute for debit, prepaid, and collect calls from prisons, and $0.16 per minute for debit, prepaid, and collect calls from jails." This is part of a...

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2 - Technology II: The Great Liberator - What Have We Done?

2 - Technology II: The Great Liberator - What Have We Done?

We and use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our .×This browser doesn't support Spotify Web Player. or for your desktop.Listen to 2 - Technology II: The Great Liberator in full in the Spotify appGet SpotifyOpen SpotifyListen to all your favourite artists on any device for free or try the Premium trial.Play on Spotify

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Downtown Miami Luxury High-Rise Home To COVID-Killing Robot

Downtown Miami Luxury High-Rise Home To COVID-Killing Robot

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Downtown Miami luxury high-rise is now home to a COVID-killing robot.It’s called the Xenex LightStrike UV ray robot.It uses bursts of ultraviolet light to destroy the coronavirus and protect against other pathogens as well.Paramount Miami Worldcenter is the first residential skyscraper in the United States to have one.Xenex LightStrike (CBS4)“We wanted to bring this technology here into Paramount, use it within our amenities, so our residents would feel that they have great security here in our building,” said Paramount Miami Worldcenter CEO Daniel Kodsi.Paramount Miami...

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This moon landing video is fake

This moon landing video is fake

You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.SEARCHSIGN IN© 2020 Fortune Media IP Limited. All Rights Reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our and |  |  |FORTUNE is a trademark of Fortune Media IP Limited, registered in the U.S. and other countries. FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by . ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by , Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: .S&P Index data is the property of Chicago Mercantile...

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Lawmakers Ask California DMV How It Makes $50 Million a Year Selling Drivers' Data

Lawmakers Ask California DMV How It Makes $50 Million a Year Selling Drivers' Data

Motherboard previously revealed the California DMV was making tens of millions of dollars a year by selling personal data.Do you work at a company selling data? Do you know of an abuse of DMV data? We'd love to hear from you. Using a non-work phone or computer, you can contact Joseph Cox securely on Signal on +44 20 8133 5190, Wickr on josephcox, OTR chat on , or email .By signing up to the VICE newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from VICE that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.

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Meet Silq- The First Intuitive High-Level Language for Quantum Computers

Meet Silq- The First Intuitive High-Level Language for Quantum Computers

Sometime in the 1970s, the computing world hit its first major breakthrough - Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson at AT&T Bell Laboratories founded the Holy Grail of C programming. It took another 50 years for programmers to achieve a milestone of similar force - a language that brought a comparable level of simplicity and functions to quantum computing.Introducing Silq - “A new high-level programming language for quantum computing with a strong static type system”- the first and only one of its kind!Martin Vechev, associate professor of computer science at ETH Switzerland, says it all began...

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China warns Japan a TikTok ban would affect relations: report

China warns Japan a TikTok ban would affect relations: report

China has warned Japan that banning ByteDance’s short-video app TikTok would have a “large impact” on bilateral relations, broadcaster TBS reported Friday, citing unnamed Japanese government sources.A group of lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has decided to push for steps to restrict the app over concerns people’s data could end up in the hands of the Chinese government, local media reported.The foreign ministry was not immediately available to comment. The government has not said it is considering banning the app.U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday a sweeping...

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Microsoft now lets you run Android apps in Windows 10

Microsoft now lets you run Android apps in Windows 10

ByMicrosoft has announced a new feature that allows Windows 10 users running Insider builds to launch their Android apps directly in Windows 10.This feature is only supported on and allows Android to stream apps to your Windows 10 devices.To use this feature, Samsung Galaxy users must first link their device with Windows 10 using the Your Phone app.Once this is done, they can select the 'Link to Windows' button, and a list of the available apps will be displayed in Windows 10, as demonstrated below.Windows 10 users can then launch an Android app and display it in its own window that runs...

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Facebook obliterates Romania-based troll farm of accounts masquerading as Black Trump supporters

Facebook obliterates Romania-based troll farm of accounts masquerading as Black Trump supporters

Facebook said Thursday it had deep-sixed a Romania-based troll farm rife with accounts masquerading as Black Americans supporting President Trump. The posts purported to be from a guy named David Adrian, who lived in Montana but also somehow simultaneously in Romania, NBC News reported. But the person was fictitious, with a stolen profile photo. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all removed accounts, said. Advertisement The disclosure came in Facebook’s monthly , begun to try and weed out misinformation that could skew elections and other important decisions. The platform’s head of security...

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Microsoft’s Nadella is making a smart bet with TikTok — there’s more to gain than some realize

Microsoft’s Nadella is making a smart bet with TikTok — there’s more to gain than some realize

This summer has been eventful for ByteDance, the owner of the rapidly growing social network TikTok.First, the Indian government banned the application from distribution in the country, due to concerns that the Chinese government might access user data. Then a number of U.S. companies warned employees to remove TikTok from their work phones. Most recently, President Trump threatened to ban TikTok in the U.S.Into this maelstrom has stepped Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, with an offer to purchase the U.S. business of TikTok. Nadella has earned a reputation as a savvy operator. He has...

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Facebook iOS gaming app launches with no games ... - 9to5Mac

Facebook iOS gaming app launches with no games ... - 9to5Mac

TodayA iOS gaming app has been forced to launch without access to any games, thanks to an App Store policy which bans streaming gaming services.Facebook Gaming allows users to play games, as well as watch the gameplay of popular streamers – but iOS users cannot play games …Facebook told The Verge that earlier versions of the apps which allowed gameplay were rejected ‘multiple times’ by Apple, and the app was when all games were removed.“Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple’s approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app — meaning iOS users...

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US Military Released Video of Trump's 'Super Duper Missile'

US Military Released Video of Trump's 'Super Duper Missile'

1217445The secretive hypersonic missile video montage leaves many questions unanswered. The U.S. Army released rare footage of its secretive hypersonic missile on Tuesday, in a video montage first acquired by . The missile has been to by U.S. President Donald Trump as his "super duper missile." The video shows a hypersonic test launch from Hawaii conducted on March 19th 2020 in what the army refers to as Flight Experiment 2. And that's pretty much all we know about the missile except from some reports that state it will be reaching speeds of Mach 17.Trump has said that this  has an accuracy...

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A 5th dimension may explain quantum theory | by Tim Andersen, Ph.D. | The Infinite Universe | Aug, 2020 | Medium

A 5th dimension may explain quantum theory | by Tim Andersen, Ph.D. | The Infinite Universe | Aug, 2020 | Medium

We know that the universe has four dimensions, but why only four? Why not five?String theorists claim that the universe has many dimensions: 10, 11, or 26, but that all but the four are curled up so small that we can’t detect them.That’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about a real 5th dimension, one that is as big and uncurled as the other four.The idea that the universe might have a fifth dimension came hot on the heels of the realization that the universe had four dimensions. In 1919, only four years after Einstein published his theory of General Relativity, a scientist...

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Intel NDA blueprints – 20GB of source code, schematics, specs, docs – spill onto web from partners-only vault

Intel NDA blueprints – 20GB of source code, schematics, specs, docs – spill onto web from partners-only vault

CopyUpdated Switzerland-based IT consultant Tillie Kottmann on Thursday published a trove of confidential Intel technical material, code, and documents related to various processors and chipsets."They were given to me by an anonymous source who breached them earlier this year, more details about this will be published soon," Kottmann on Twitter, suggesting someone had broken into Intel's systems and siphoned off the material. More leaks of secret Intel documents are promised.A spokesperson for Intel told us the information was likely taken from its Resource and Design Center, which is a...

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Facebook Criticizes Apple's App Store Policies, Launches Gaming App on iOS Without Games

Facebook Criticizes Apple's App Store Policies, Launches Gaming App on iOS Without Games

Guides The macOS Big Sur Public Beta is now available. Here's how to get it. iOS 14 Public Beta is out now. Learn how to get it on your iPhone or iPad Wait for Arm? Or just buy a Mac now? Let's discuss. Apple has made it easier to keep track of conversation threads in Messages by allowing users to pin threads in the app.• • • • • • Upcoming Fall 2020Previewed at WWDC in June. Fall 2020Apple's next-generation macOS operating system. Late 2020iPad Pro-like design? New screen sizes? September 2020Four new phones in three sizes expected with 5G and new AR capabilities.• • • • Friday August 7,...

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Trump Signs Executive Orders to Ban US Transactions With Chinese Companies ByteDance and Tencent

Trump Signs Executive Orders to Ban US Transactions With Chinese Companies ByteDance and Tencent

Guides The macOS Big Sur Public Beta is now available. Here's how to get it. iOS 14 Public Beta is out now. Learn how to get it on your iPhone or iPad Wait for Arm? Or just buy a Mac now? Let's discuss. Apple has made it easier to keep track of conversation threads in Messages by allowing users to pin threads in the app.• • • • • • Upcoming Fall 2020Previewed at WWDC in June. Fall 2020Apple's next-generation macOS operating system. Late 2020iPad Pro-like design? New screen sizes? September 2020Four new phones in three sizes expected with 5G and new AR capabilities.• • • • Friday August 7,...

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The U.S. Has AI Competition All Wrong

The U.S. Has AI Competition All Wrong

The development of artificial intelligence was once a largely technical issue, confined to the halls of academia and the labs of the private sector. Today, it is an arena of geopolitical competition. The United States and China each invest billions every year in growing their AI industries, increasing the autonomy and power of futuristic weapons systems, and pushing the frontiers of possibility. Fears of an AI arms race between the two countries abound—and although the rhetoric often outpaces the technological reality, rising political tensions mean that both countries increasingly view AI...

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Network sniffers find COVID-19 did not break the internet – though it was behind a massive jump in outages

Network sniffers find COVID-19 did not break the internet – though it was behind a massive jump in outages

CopyGlobal internet disruptions went up 63 per cent after February and remained elevated throughout the first half of 2020 compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to net and cloud researcher ThousandEyes.In March, as much of the world entered pandemic-related lockdowns, the number of outages across ISPs, cloud providers, content delivery networks, and domain name systems hit around 1,200 globally, said.Under normal conditions, the number of outages ranges from 700 to 800 per month. By June, they had fallen back but not to pre-pandemic levels: there were still 44 per cent more than in...

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TikTok ban would ‘set really bad long-term precedent', says Mark Zuckerberg

TikTok ban would ‘set really bad long-term precedent', says Mark Zuckerberg

Log in using your social network accountWant an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium.Hi {{fullName}}CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he is “really worried” about the prospect of rival social media app being banned in the US.The technology billionaire told employees at a staff meeting that President Donald Trump’s plan to ban the Chinese-owned app would set “a really bad long-term precedent”.Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that would prevent TikTok from operating in the US unless it is sold to a non-Chinese company, claiming that apps like TikTok “threaten the national...

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CAPTCHA vs. 2-Factor Authentication: Can 2FA Replace CAPTCHA?

CAPTCHA vs. 2-Factor Authentication: Can 2FA Replace CAPTCHA?

GeeTest Aug 041147Over 290,000 websites and mobile apps worldwide are protected by GeeTest captcha Email SubmitCopyright © 2020 GEETEST

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New radiation-resistant material makes it safer and cheaper to recycle spent nuclear fuel

New radiation-resistant material makes it safer and cheaper to recycle spent nuclear fuel

August 6, 2020by Kelsey Adkisson,Scientists have developed a radiation-resistant material that makes it safer and cheaper to capture radioactive off gases that are generated during the recycling of spent nuclear fuel and the operation of some advanced reactors. Current technologies are expensive, and this new material makes it more efficient to capture noble gasses like xenon and krypton, which are byproducts of nuclear fission. Plus, captured non-radioactive xenon can be repurposed for use in medicine and commercial lighting.In a recent study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's...

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