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Google’s login chief doesn’t mind Apple’s new sign-in button - The Verge
We only log the moment of authentication. It’s not used for any sort of re-targeting. It’s not used for any sort of advertising. It’s not distributed anywhere. And it’s partly there for user control so that they can go back and see what’s happened. We have a page, part of our security checkup, that says, “here’s all the connected apps, and you can go and break that connection.” This current product, I haven’t seen how it will be built, but it sounds like they will log that moment as well and then also, every email that’s ever sent by that company, which sounds a lot more invasive. But we’ll see how the details work out.
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2 days ago by leolaporte
Popular Soccer App Spied on Fans Through Phone Microphone to Catch Bars Pirating Game Streams
Spain’s data protection agency has fined La Liga, the nation’s top professional soccer league, 250,000 euros ($283,000 USD) for using the league’s phone app to spy on its fans. With millions of downloads, the app was reportedly being used to surveil bars in an effort to catch establishments playing matches on television without a license.
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2 days ago by leolaporte
Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Faces New Hurdle With Lawsuit by States - The New York Times
“exactly the sort of consumer-harming, job-killing megamerger our antitrust laws were designed to prevent.”
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3 days ago by leolaporte
The One Rule of Content Moderation That Every Platform Follows
What should be clear to both sides, by now, is the extent to which these massive corporations are making up the rules of online speech as they go along. In the absence of any independent standards or accountability, public opinion has become an essential part of the process by which their moderation policies evolve.
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3 days ago by leolaporte
Fortnite maker Epic acquires social video app Houseparty | TechCrunch
What does a gaming company do after raising $1.25 billion? Acquisitions seem like a pretty good place to start. Epic Games — of Unreal Engine and the ridiculously successful Fortnite phenomenon — has has just picked up Houseparty. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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3 days ago by leolaporte
You (probably) don’t need ReCAPTCHA | kevv.net
t’s worth noting how much easier it is to successfully solve ReCAPTCHAs when the user is logged into their Google account, thus allowing Google to associate their actions with their real identity. A similar effect is often reported for users of non-Google browsers, who notice ReCAPTCHAs take more time to complete in Firefox over Chrome. This is in-line with many other anti-competitive techniques that Google has used over the years to help grow their market share.
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4 days ago by leolaporte
Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet - Vox
Images are increasingly the means by which people communicate, as technology developments like faster wifi and better phone cameras have encouraged a surge in image taking. More than 50 percent of Twitter impressions now involve posts with images, video or other media; Twitter used to be text-only.
The number of interactive gamers worldwide grew 6 percent to 2.4 billion people last year, as interactive games like Fortnite become the new social media for certain people. The number of people who watch those games — rather than participate — is swelling, too.
As privacy becomes a bigger selling point, expect more options to make your online communications safe. In Q1, 87 percent of global web traffic was encrypted, up from 53 percent three years ago.
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4 days ago by leolaporte
The Day the Music Burned - The New York Times
These epiphanies would not have been possible without masters. “Working without the master tapes,” Martin says, “would be like a chef having to use precooked food.”
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4 days ago by leolaporte
This Deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg Tests Facebook’s Fake Video Policies - VICE
The video, created by artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe in partnership with advertising company Canny, shows Mark Zuckerberg sitting at a desk, seemingly giving a sinister speech about Facebook's power. The video is framed with broadcast chyrons that say "We're increasing transparency on ads," to make it look like it's part of a news segment.
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4 days ago by leolaporte
Apple Has Capacity to Make All iPhones for U.S. Outside of China - Bloomberg
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s primary manufacturing partner has enough capacity to make all iPhones bound for the U.S. outside of China if necessary, according to a senior executive at Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer now makes most of the smartphones in the Chinese mainland.
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4 days ago by leolaporte
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg reached out to Speaker Pelosi. She hasn’t called him back. - The Washington Post
Pelosi’s decision not to engage with Zuckerberg, one of the most powerful technology executives in the world, reflects her frustration with how Facebook handled a manipulated video clip of remarks by the speaker, said the people, who were not authorized to speak publicly.
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4 days ago by leolaporte
News Publishers Go To War With the Internet — and We All Lose
Most legacy publishers have come up with no sustainable business strategy for a changing world. So they try to stop the world from changing by unleashing their trade associations [read: lobbyists] on capitals from Brussels to Berlin to London to Melbourne to Washington
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5 days ago by leolaporte
Border Agency’s Images of Travelers Stolen in Hack - The New York Times
An official at the agency said it learned on May 31 that a federal subcontractor had transferred copies of the images to the subcontractor’s network, which the agency said was done without its knowledge and in violation of the contract. The subcontractor’s network was then hacked.
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5 days ago by leolaporte
Apple is Listening – Marco.org
By the end of 2016, in addition to the generally buggy, neglected state macOS seemed to be perpetually stuck in, Apple had replaced its entire “pro” Mac lineup with controversial, limiting products that seemed optimized to flex Apple’s industrial-design muscles rather than actually addressing their customers’ needs.
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5 days ago by leolaporte
Google Made $4.7 Billion From the News Industry in 2018, Study Says - The New York Times
“The study blatantly illustrates what we all know so clearly and so painfully,” said Terrance C.Z. Egger, the chief executive of Philadelphia Inquirer PBC, which publishes The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com. “The current dynamics in the relationships between the platforms and our industry are devastating.”
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5 days ago by leolaporte
Microsoft’s Xbox Elite 2 controller arrives on November 4th for $179.99 - The Verge
Microsoft has even included USB-C support and Bluetooth, and a rechargable battery that lasts for up to 40 hours per charge. It looks like the controller design has been updated to include a wrap-around rubberized grip, too. Overall, it looks like a solid update to the existing design, with a lot more customization options and the key connectivity support gamers have been asking for.
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5 days ago by leolaporte
Microsoft acquires Psychonauts-maker Double Fine Productions | TechCrunch
Double Fine Productions notably raised around $3 million in a Kickstarter campaign to create a title, later called Broken Age. The idea of crowdfunding a game was pretty novel at the time when they did it 2012. It is of course, more commonplace now.
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5 days ago by leolaporte
Microsoft Project Scarlett Xbox: 8K graphics, SSD, and ray-tracing in 2020 - The Verge
Microsoft is including a custom designed CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture, and it’s promising this new console will be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X. Microsoft is also using fast GDDR6 RAM, that it claims will “usher in resolution and framerates we’ve never seen before.”
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5 days ago by leolaporte
A8M #723 - Preparando un Viaje - AVpodcast
Nuevo Podcast en AppsMac en 8 Minutos: A8M – Preparando un Viaje
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september 2018 by deckard67

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