There’s a fundamental incongruency between being inflexibly pro ‘free speech’ and operating a global social network for civil public discussion.Facebook is struggling with it too.The principle of free speech on which the United States was founded was not conceived with our modern interconnectedness in mind, nor has it scaled to adapt to it.Women and people of color have been attacked this way for years and have been demanding change for years.But the operators of these new communication utilities must also uphold the spirit of free speech rather than the letter.That will require challenging, messy, expensive and inefficient solutions.
It doesn't matter who owns the server, since even if it is MS Ireland, they're almost certainly a wholly owned subsidiary of MS US, meaning that MS US owns that data regardless.And if the US government compels MS US to hand the data over, they'll be making a request that's illegal in the country where the action must be undertaken, regardless of whether it's MS US or MS Ireland doing the deed, so in that regard it also doesn't matter who owns the server.Of course, just because it doesn't matter who owns the server doesn't mean it's legal for the US government to make that request, nor that it's legal for MS (regardless of which brand we're talking about) to hand the data over.Ideally, the people on the ground in Ireland would simply refuse to comply with the order if MS was compelled to hand over the data.After all, the US government has no authority over them, nor an ability to prosecute them, nor an ability to pursue a prosecution of them via diplomatic channels given that the request was illegal in the first place.In fact, the proper way for this to work is that the US government uses those diplomatic channels to seek an extraction of the data pursuant to its treaties with Ireland or the EU.
Readers share a report: In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on established safety levels.The EPA's determination sets a level ten times the drinking water standard for radiation recommended under President Barack Obama.It could lead to the administration of President Donald Trump weakening radiation safety levels, watchdog groups critical of the move say."It's really a huge amount of radiation they are saying is safe," said Daniel Hirsch, the retired director of the University of California, Santa Cruz's program on environmental and nuclear policy."The position taken could readily unravel all radiation protection rules."The change was included as part of EPA "guidance" on messaging and communications in the event of a nuclear power plant meltdown or dirty bomb attack.
When it comes to patents, Samsung Electronics is one of the top manufacturers to get patents in wearable technology.Recently, the US Patent and Trademark Office approved Samsung’s patent for a bracelet with a flexible display.This patent was originally filed back in August 2015 in the United States but it was granted to them six days ago.This display of this bracelet is not just flexible, it can be stiffened away from the bracelet base to present a vertical display.Furthermore, it can also be rotated to get a wider horizontal screen which will be better suited for some activities.Well, Samsung fans should not get their hopes up just yet, Samsung’s patent applications roll out on a daily basis and it gets approval in thousands of its applications but only a few of these devices are ever produced.
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Every single one of the gold or platinum atoms in it were probably formed by the violent collision of two neutron stars in the distant past of our galaxy.Such collisions have long been predicted and modelled by astrophysicists, but scientists have finally detected one as it happened, in a galaxy 130 million light years away.As announced this morning at a press conference hosted by the U.S. National Science Foundation, detectors in Europe and the United States picked up minute vibrations in the fabric of space at 8:41 AM Eastern time on August 17th.These vibrations were gravity waves, and they are produced when astronomically massive objects experience significant accelerations, which means an awful lot of energy is involved.Previous observations of gravity waves using the twin LIGO detectors in Livingston, Louisiana and Hanford, Washington couldn’t resolve where in the sky the waves were coming from, but just a few weeks ago LIGO was joined by the Virgo gravity wave detector near Pisa in Italy.However, this was only the start of the international campaign to glimpse the aftermath.
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For some time now, Samsung has dominated the US market, however, it appears that Apple has made some appreciable gains because the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel shows that Samsung and Apple had an equal amount of market share in the US.Samsung would not really be worried because the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy J3 (2016) are performing quite well in the UK.While Apple grew its market share by 3.7 percentage points year-over-year to 35 percent, Samsung only saw a growth of 0.8 percentage points year-over-year.Samsung’s market share remained stagnant at 35.2 percent for the past three months ending August 2017.Reports have it that the largest carrier in the US, Verizon, did not do very well with Samsung devices and that affected Samsung’s share.While Apple approached a 50 percent share within Verizon.
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Apple has been ordered to pay $439.7 million to the patent-holding firm VirnetX for infringing on four patented technologies that were apparently used in FaceTime and other iOS apps.While this is the final judgement from the US District Court the case is being argued in, Apple tells The Verge that it plans to appeal the ruling — continuing this long-running patent battle, which began back in 2012.VirnetX first filed suit against Apple in 2010, winning $368 million just two years later.It then sued again in 2012, which is the suit that’s being ruled on today.Apple initially lost the suit, then filed for a mistrial.It won a new trial, lost that trial, was ordered to pay around $300 million, then lost some more and is now having that amount upped even further.
The US Supreme Court will review a case concerning whether law enforcement can demand data stored overseas from a US-based email provider, according to a court order released Monday.The case, United States v. Microsoft Corp., began in 2013 when a New York judge issued a search warrant seeking records and emails from a Microsoft account in a case connected with a criminal investigation.After concluding that the emails investigators sought were located on one of its servers in Ireland, Microsoft refused to hand over the information, arguing that a US judge has no authority to hand out warrants for search and seizure of property or data abroad.The judge later rejected Microsoft's request to stop the warrant and a court ruled in 2014 that Microsoft must hand over the emails.Microsoft again refused, saying that the US doesn't have the right to access email communications from people who are not living in the country.An appeals court eventually ruled that Microsoft didn't have to supply the data to law enforcement.
New statistics from Kantar Worldpanel shows that Iphone sales in the summer went relatively well – the IOS increased its market share among smart phones in most major markets, with only two exceptions.Lining is measuring the sales of mobiles in Australia, France, Italy, Japan, China, Spain, the Uk, Germany and the united states, and in the five largest EU countries combined.the IOS market share rose the most in Spain, where the share for the three-month period ended 31 August was 11.4 percent, 4.4 percentage points higher than in the previous year.IN the US, the proportion rose from 31,3% to 35%, and in China from 13.4 to 17.7 percent.the Uk was the only market where IOS declined significantly, by 2 percentage points (from 35.9 to 33.9 percent), which Line the explains with well-placed promotions from Samsung.In Japan fell IOS market share slightly, by 0.1 percentage points.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether law enforcement authorities, armed with a valid search warrant from a federal judge, can demand that the US tech sector hand over data that is stored on overseas servers.In this case, which is now one of the biggest privacy cases on the high court's docket, the justices will review a lower court's ruling that US warrants don't apply to data housed on foreign servers, in this instance, a Microsoft server in Ireland.The US government appealed, contending it has the legal right, with a valid court warrant, to reach into the world's servers with the assistance of the tech sector, no matter where the data is stored.The case has huge foreign policy ramifications as well.Federal authorities sometimes demand that the US tech sector comply with court orders that conflict with laws of countries where the data is housed.The dispute the Supreme Court chose to consider centers on the US government having obtained a valid warrant for e-mail messages as part of a drug investigation.
As to the reason for the filing in advance of the all-important holiday season, the company pointed to a looming deadline to pay back $400 million of the $5 billion in long-term debt on its balance sheet.The timing couldn't be worse.Even though the company announced that it is not immediately closing any of its 1,600 stores, the bankruptcy filing signals instability to skittish toy suppliers and certainly puts shoppers "in play" to consider Walmart, Target and Amazon for their holiday purchases.While excessive debt and real estate overhang are contributing to the demise of the company, quite frankly, its real problem is far more severe.Here are the three key reasons why Toys R Us is going bankrupt and why its proposed turnaround actions may be futile:Its brand story has lost its relevance.
The success of China’s dockless bike-sharing startups has flipped that script, and now U.S. companies are scrambling to catch up.In China, though, bike sharing has exploded seemingly overnight, thanks to an influx of venture capital and a model that eschews docks, making expansion cheaper and easier.Dockless bike companies scatter their bikes around a city, and customers use an app or scan a code to unlock them.Dockless Chinese companies are expanding into the US.On Monday, San Francisco-based LimeBike said it raised $50 million in funding led by Coatue Management, valuing the company at $225 million.What’s more, they’ve figured out basics like how to enter a market, how to build internet-connected bikes that lock themselves, and how much to charge.
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Security researchers have discovered a huge flaw in WiFi that affects just about every gadget we use and could give hackers easy access to our networks and our devices.The vulnerability surrounds WPA2, a type of security protocol that protects almost every router and home WiFi network in the world.Belgian security researchers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens discovered the vulnerability and have already alerted major worldwide organisations including the United States’ Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) who are expected to give a full statement on the vulnerability later today.Without getting bogged down in the technicalities the vulnerability exploits the way that devices communicate with each other over a WiFi network and how they prove to each other that they’re genuine and safe.The researchers however were able to break through this encryption by using a trial-and-error approach until they had successfully generated the encryption key.This then gave them full access to the network and potentially all the un-encrypted information that was being sent around it.
”In these situations is the damage always in the title”, says Florian Hellmig, president of the investment company Pomegranate Investment who want to beat the coins of Iran's internetsektor.he's referring to is Donald Trump's latest move, if it kärnvapenavtal reached between Iran, the united states and six other countries two years ago.president of the united states pointed out in a speech on Friday that the agreement is bad and that Iran, according to him, do not follow the provisions of the agreement.Donald Trump would, however, not withdraw from the agreement, but sent the matter to the u.s. congress.so far, nothing has significantly changed in the agreement which eased the sanktionstrycket from the united states and the EUROPEAN union on Iran's economy, " said Florian Hellmig.”There are so many details that are completely unchanged, and they are very important.
the software industry professionals will come to Finland now faster pace than before.Them now a residence permit quickly, on average in three weeks.by the end of September in Finland is by according to become more than a thousand specialist from non-EU countries, i.e. the same amount as all of last year combined.Entrants will facilitate the skills shortage, which especially in the gaming industry, firms have lamented for a long time.by far the most from outside the EU arriving in the special experts will also be from India, about 650.Russia, China, the united states and japan from the beginning of the year less than a hundred mechanics in each.
Facebook will start employing people who are classified in an attempt to counter states that might seek to influence the future choice through the platform.Facebook will provide the people in the mission to receive government information about potential threats, stated the sources to Bloomberg News.the Same people added that the workers also will seek to more proactively questionable promotions on the social nätverksjätten in the face of different options.Facebook declined to comment on the data.Read more: Facebook required information about 6000 activistsPersons who have received the green light for the national security of the united states are those that previously worked in the public or within the intelligence community.
The chinese search engine Sogou has applied for public listing in the united states.At the ipo to bring in 4.8 billion.This despite the fact that only the third largest search engine in ChinaThe chinese search engine Sogou has applied to be listed in the united states, and aiming to draw up to 600 million dollars, about 4.8 billion.. a Few details about the subscription price has not yet been presented, writes Renaissance Capital.Sogou was founded in 2005 and is behind China's third largest search engine.During the past year up to 30 June, revenues amounted to almost 5.8 billion kronor, or 711 million dollars.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether email providers have to comply with search warrants seeking customer messages if the material is stored outside the U.S., the latest clash between technology companies and the government over access to private data.The case, which centers on a battle between the federal government and Microsoft Corp. , is part of a broader tussle between tech firms and law enforcement over consumers’ digital information.The new case adds to a blockbuster docket in which the justices already were preparing to hear a separate case on whether authorities need search warrants for data showing the location of cellphone users.In the email case, the government in 2013 applied for a search warrant requiring Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft to turn over email information for a customer who allegedly was using the account to conduct criminal drug activity.A magistrate judge issued the warrant.Microsoft handed over some account-identification information that was stored in its facilities in the U.S., but it declined to turn over actual email messages, which it said were stored at a data center in Ireland.
At the beginning of the month, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the US, at long last, will go back to the moon.“I’m excited to get boots back on the ground,” says Debra Needham, a planetary scientist at the Marshall Space Flight Center.“I’m saying that it happened,” Needham says.“But I’d like to prove it.”Proving it, for Needham and her colleagues, means going to places on the moon that were never explored by the Apollo astronauts in the 1960s and 1970s—including the far side of the moon where radio communication with Earth is more difficult.NASA scientists are also interested in the South Pole-Aitken Basin, which is the moon's biggest and oldest impact crater.
Editor’s note: This was contributed by Steve Yang, co-founder and Marketing Director for Grizzly Panda Media, a digital marketing agency helping foreign companies establish themselves in China.Jack Ma is on a mission, a mission to sell the “China Dream.” On September 25 Alibaba Group hosted their Gateway 17 event in Toronto, Canada, with feature speakers Jack Ma, Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau, and a fireside chat with Laurent Potdevin, current CEO of Lululemon, a Canadian venture that’s seen some success in China.But of course, this wasn’t Alibaba’s first Gateway 17 event in the West.Just little over 3 months ago, Alibaba hosted the same event in Detroit and even Martha Stewart came for a fireside chat on the topic of “Exporting the Martha Stewart Lifestyle”.There was a VR shopping booth, a chance to take a photo with a virtual Jack Ma, and of course the infamous Alibaba AI Robots.All of this in an attempt to court more international SMEs from both the United States and Canada to become merchants on Alibaba’s TMall Global Platform and use Alipay.
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