Category Archives: Computers and Internet

$100,000 in bribes helped fraudulent Amazon sellers earn $100 million, DOJ says – Ars Technica

Looks like buyers need to be weary of even Amazon approved resellers at least in some categories. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/09/doj-amazon-workers-took-bribes-to-reinstate-sellers-of-dangerous-products/

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Facebook threatens to block news sharing for Australian users

Facebook threatens to block news sharing for Australian users https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-facebook-threatens-to-block-australian-news-sharing/ France is considering similar changes so digital platforms like Facebook and Google who benefit from news content being shared must contribute to the content. The Canadian government is considering changes … Continue reading

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Tesla employee bribed with US$1 million helps FBI arrest Russian hackers – New and Used Car Reviews, Comparisons and News | Driving

https://driving.ca/tesla/auto-news/news/tesla-employee-bribed-with-us1-million-helps-fbi-arrest-russian-hackers

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Elon Musk trots out pigs in demo of Neuralink brain implants – The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/28/21406143/elon-musk-neuralink-ai-pigs-demo-brain-computer-interface — I see the potential to do so much good but what about the harm in the wrong hands or unexpected consequences? Is China and others nation states well resourced already trying to do this in humans secretly? — … Continue reading

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Apple removes Fortnite developer Epic from App Store – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53955183

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Facebook: Apple’s iOS 14 will damage Audience Network ad business – Business Insider

https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-apple-ios-14-damage-audience-network-ad-business-2020-8

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Facebook raises settlement to $650-million in facial recognition lawsuit

July 31 2020 Facebook raises settlement to $650-million in facial recognition lawsuit https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/international-business/us-business/article-facebook-raises-settlement-to-650-million-in-facial-recognition/

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Photo or Image Resize, Reduce, Batch

Here is and easy way to batch resize photos and share on at least android. Some people prefer to avoid social misledia which is probably a good idea or want to reduce bandwidth or online storage use. Some mobile photo … Continue reading

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AI Bot Experiments

Here is some stories about AI bot experiments. The first three are from 2016 or 2017 but you may still find them interesting. I like many fell for misinformation about the first one that spread by word of mouth or … Continue reading

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EU Antitrust: Commission opens investigations into Apple’s App Store rules

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1073 Last week, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager opened a formal investigation into whether the App Store was harming competition by acting as a “gatekeeper” for third-party apps, some of which rival Apple’s own services. That investigation was launched a … Continue reading

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