In a second day of congressional testimony, Zuckerberg also reveals Facebook may take action against Cambridge University for its role in the scandalMark Zuckerberg’s own Facebook data was acquired by Cambridge Analytica along with that of about 87 million other users, the social network chief executive said in his second day of testimony before the US Congress.He also said Facebook may take action against Cambridge University for its role in providing the data in question to the London political consultancy.Zuckerberg is facing a grilling before lawmakers on matters related to Cambridge Analytica’s allegedly improper acquisition of Facebook data for use in the 2016 US presidential campaign, along with Russia’s alleged use of the platform to spread misinformation.On Tuesday the social media tycoon took questions from the US Senate for nearly five hours, but resisted repeated efforts to get him to support new regulation.On Wednesday morning, dressed as the day before in a dark suit, he told the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee he disagreed with assessments that users aren’t able to control their data.
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For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved an artificial intelligence diagnostic device that doesn’t need a specialized doctor to interpret the results.The software program, called IDx-DR, can detect a form of eye disease by looking at photos of the retina.It works like this: A nurse or doctor uploads photos of the patient’s retina taken with a special retinal camera.The IDx-DR software algorithm first indicates whether the image uploaded is high-quality enough to get a result.Then, it analyzes the images to determine whether the patient does or does not have diabetic retinopathy, a form of eye disease where too much blood sugar damages the blood vessels in the back of the eye.Diabetic retinopathy is the most common vision complication for people with diabetes, but is still fairly rare — there are about 200,00 cases per year.
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Congresswoman Anna Eshoo just asked Mark Zuckerberg a really great question.Was Zuck’s own personal data sold to third parties like Cambridge Analytica?The one word answer: Yes.You can watch a clip of the exchange below:Unfortunately, Eshoo didn’t ask a follow-up question about this shocking response.She was in the middle of a rapid-fire Q session with the Facebook CEO and was only looking for “yes or no” answers.
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The automation revolution is here and millions of human workers could be replaced by machines over the next decade.Most of us will adapt or find new positions, say the experts.But new research indicates the most vulnerable segment of the human workforce might be entry-level workers, such as teens seeking summer jobs.The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently conducted a study to determine what effect automation will have on the global human workforce.Rather than examine jobs by title, the researchers chose to compare them by particular skills, resulting in a more accurate analysis of vulnerability to automation.Researchers Ljubica Nedelkoska and Glenda Quintini, who conducted the study, found that the youth workforce was particularly vulnerable to being entirely replaced by machines:
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GIF platform Tenor has announced that it will be powering GIF searches within LinkedIn Messaging, as reported by TechCrunch.The news comes just a couple weeks after Google announced it had acquired Tenor to help the company bring up GIFs inside Google images and other services like Gboard more easily.As part of the new integration, members will be able to search for GIFs within LinkedIn Messaging as well as access trending GIFs, and in the near future have a custom stream thats shows what’s being used most often within LinkedIn.The update is now available for 50 percent of LinkedIn users, and will be rolling out to everyone else in the near future.Tenor says that messages sent on LinkedIn have grown 60 percent in the past year, and that integrating GIFs on the platform will help “to create genuine connections with professional contacts such as coworkers, past colleagues or fellow alumni.” Sure, more people are sending messages on LinkedIn, and using GIFs within messaging in general has become much more popular... but is it necessary to be able to send GIFs to your colleague, recruiter, or potential candidate for a job?Is a GIF from “The Hangover” an appropriate response to agreeing to meet a superior, as illustrated by Tenor above?
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Den gode nyhed er, at Nvidias salg er stigende, hvilket betyder, at der er efterspørgsel på grafikkort.Med andre ord, så har vi gamere et dilemma.Stream Processors: 1,280 | Core Clock: 1,506MHz | Hukommelse: 6GB GDDR5 | Memory Clock: 8Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 6-pin | Porte: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0, DL-DVIDet er næsten unødvendigt at nævne, men det bedste grafikkort er det, hvor du får mest action for pengene.Lige nøjagtig her er der ingen, der kan matche Nvidias GeForce GTX 1060.For et rimelig beløb får du med dette kort fuld HD 1080p og - eventuelt med lidt overclocking - 1440p og måske ligefrem 4K-gaming.
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Apple Music has broken the 40 million subscriber mark, according to Variety, and picked up a new boss in Oliver Schusser, who’ll be running the streaming service as part of his new role as vice president of Apple Music & International Content.Apple confirmed to The Verge that Schusser will report to Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue, and will be in charge of managing Apple Music, as well as running Apple services like the App Store and iTunes outside of the US.Schusser has previously led launches of Apple services including the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks for international markets, as well as managed label, studio, and publisher relations for Apple outside the US, making him a logical fit for managing the continued growth of Apple Music, particularly as the company looks to continue to expand the reach of the streaming service beyond the US.It’s another milestone for Apple’s service, which hit 30 million subscribers in September 2017, although Apple still has a way to go before it tops Spotify’s 70 million paid subscribers around the world.That said, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple is on pace to top Spotify in the US by this summer, with the Cupertino company’s streaming service said to be growing its subscribers by 5 percent per month, compared to Spotify’s 2 percent rate.
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Growing up, Felix Hernandez spent countless hours alone in his room, staging scenes with his extensive toy collection.Today, the Cancún-based photographer makes a living doing much the same thing, building elaborate miniature sets in his studio to shoot images for brands like Audi, Nickelodeon, and Mattel."Since I was little, I preferred to be in my room playing with my toys, creating my own stories, instead of going outside and playing with the other kids.I think I’m still the same way."When he isn’t shooting commercial photography, Hernandez works on personal projects, often inspired by movies like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and Star Wars.He builds each set from scratch on a large tabletop in his darkened studio, which is equipped with every conceivable model and part he might need.
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Ligesom med alt andet her i verden, så ændrer bærbare computere sig også.Det er klart, at der vil ske ændringer hen ad vejen med disse vendbare computere, for eksempel skal vi nok regne med at se, at de fremover indeholder mindre mikroprocessorer, som i Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, men lige nu er der ikke særligt stor forskel på to-i-en’erne.Men trods det forholdsvis lille udvalg, så er der altså nogle rigtig fine eksemplarer at vælge imellem.Det gælder for eksempel Surface Book 2, der har en højtopløselig PixelSense-skærm.Til mange af dem kan man bruge Stylus pen, men ofte skal man købe dem separat, hvilket vil fremgå af vores plus og minus-lister.Den bedste to-i-én bærbare i feltet
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Nestled in the Rocky Mountains inside a facility for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the photon-generating behemoth spans an entire building.The whole thing is strung together with almost 900 feet of optical fiber.It might take a few days to figure out what went wrong.”On a good day, the machine produces 1,024 bits of data every 10 minutes, equivalent to typing 13 letters per minute.But it promises what even monkeys on typewriters can’t: completely random text.Cryptography protocols, like the ones that secure your credit card info online and your encrypted e-mails, rely on long strings of random numbers.
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Mark Zuckerberg is facing a lot of questions about Facebook’s policies, most of which involve handling user data.But there’s a running theme on the Republican side of the aisle: Facebook is censoring conservative content, particularly two pro-Trump vloggers who go by the names Diamond and Silk.Multiple legislators have asked about Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, who complained that Facebook was limiting the reach of their videos, and were told their videos were “unsafe to the community.” Facebook later told reporters that the email was “inaccurate and not reflective of the way we communicate with our community,” but that hasn’t satisfied lawmakers.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) listed a series of alleged cases of Facebook censorship yesterday, including Diamond and Silk’s complaint.“To a great many Americans, that appears to be a pervasive pattern of political bias,” Cruz said.Zuckerberg denied the allegation but called it a “fair concern,” and Cruz moved on to questions about Palmer Luckey.
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On April 19, Huawei will launch two Honor line products.One of them is the much anticipated Huawei Honor 10, while the second product is said to be the first Honor-series laptop named the Huawei Honor MagicBook.Today the company officially announced the latter will join the Honor 10 on the stage.Previously, Honor division has released a preview video on April Fools’ Day showing the upcoming Huawei Honor MagicBook.It uses an ultra-narrow frame design, which provides way better viewing experience.Unfortunately, we have no information concerning its hardware and screen resolution.
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What your parents probably scolded you for having a lack of when you were a kid; like the time you protested about the injustice of having to go to bed, or when you complained about the total lack of chocolate at breakfast.Gratitude was never something I thought would be a distinct focus in my life, not in a life and death sort of way, like I’m about to recall.I guess I’d always been pretty grateful.I was very aware of the sometimes overused and under-appreciated adage: There’s always someone worse off than you.I had a great job in teaching, amazing husband, lived the zero emission electric vehicle dream, travelled, and had found pretty acceptable gluten free food that didn’t make me question life’s meaning from time to time.We were planning to start a family, unaware that picking nursery furniture and baby clothes was going to be least of our troubles.
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The BBC is looking to adjust the salaries of Radio 1 DJs Nick Grimshaw and Greg James to reflect their reduced workload, HuffPost UK has learned.The presenters have had their on-air hours slashed after bosses announced huge changes to the schedule, with weekend shows now officially beginning on a Friday.Tabloid reports claimed this morning that the pair would continue to receive their full wages, prompting criticism from the TaxPayers’ Alliance.Nick was named as the station’s top earner last year, pocketing between £350,000 and £399,999 a year for his work with the BBC, while Greg took home between £150,000 and £199,999.The schedule move means Nick, Greg and fellow DJ Clara Amfo have been moved from a five-day week down to a four-day week.Both Nick and Greg were named on last year’s BBC pay report, which revealed the salaries of talent with the corporation who earned over £150,000.
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Tatler appears to have fallen foul of the long deadlines of monthly magazines after publishing an ill-timed feature article profiling Alexander Nix, the now suspended CEO behind scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica.The establishment monthly, targeted towards the British upper class, asks “Who has the real power?” alongside a photograph of Nix with the standfirst: “Meet the elusive, super-rich Old Etonians on a mission to influence your mind, your politics and, perhaps, even the world.”The article describes Cambridge Analytica as “just one of many companies doing deep analysis of data to find out what we’re thinking” and more than once remarks upon Nix’s apparent resemblance to Clark Kent with his “square jaw and spectacles.”However, it contains no mention of the data sharing scandal now engulfing the firm, which was first exposed by the Observer and Guardian newspapers, and in a series of Channel 4 News reports.It also omits that data from 87 million Facebook users may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, and that billions has been wiped off the social network’s share price since the scandal broke.Nor does it mention that “affable” Old Etonian Nix has been suspended from Cambridge Analytica pending a full independent investigation.
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A new/unknown smartphone from Samsung has surfaced online following the release of the Galaxy J7 duo and amidst the Galaxy Note 9 leaks and rumors.An unknown Samsung Galaxy handset has passed through TENAA, China’s version of the FCC, leaving us with a few basic details.According to the listing, the unknown device has its model number as “SM-G8850” and it is said to have a compact design.While images of the device are yet to be uploaded, the TENAA listing reveals that the SM-G8850 measures 147.7×68.7×8.4(mm), and it is said to have an overall screen size of 5.8-inches, while the actual display is 5.6-inches.The TENAA results also reveal that the Samsung SM-G8850 will be a dual SIM device, will run Android out of the box, and will be powered by a 3000mAh battery.Considering the model number of the device, some speculate that the new “SM-G8850” could be a compact variant of either the Galaxy S8 or the S9 mini, the latter is, however, more likely knowing that a device rumored to be the Galaxy S9 with the model number Samsung SM-8750 had appeared on Geekbench a few weeks back.
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Last week, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) released an initial report (PDF) on the performance of the 129MWh Hornsdale battery system that was installed by Tesla last November.It seems the market operator is pleased with the new battery, writing that the service provided by the battery system "is both rapid and precise, compared to the service typically provided by a conventional synchronous generation unit."A conventional synchronous generation unit refers to a spinning generator, like a coal or a natural gas plant.If there's excess demand for electricity, sometimes these generators can increase their output if there's some headroom, or grid managers can bring so-called "peaker plants" online to help meet peak demand.Batteries, on the other hand, have the advantage that they can start putting power on the grid right away; no need to wait for ramping up.Tesla's installation in particular can rapidly discharge 100MW for about 75 minutes.
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Under the leadership of CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is well on its way to becoming a multi-modal transportation platform.At a future of mobility event in Washington D.C. today, Khosrowshahi announced Uber’s foray into car rentals, shared bikes in D.C. and public transportation.Khosrowshahi also sat on a panel with Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss Uber’s new approach to partnering with cities.A lot of the conversation focused around making transportation safe, equitable and affordable across multiple modes.Those modes include ride-hailing, car rentals, public transportation and more.In order to achieve the goal of safe, equitable and affordable transportation, Uber is forming deeper partnerships with cities, like Washington D.C.
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Der er muligheder derude, hvis man er på jagt efter en tablet med Windows 10, som f.eks.Surface Pro, men Android-tablets er stadig den største konkurrent til iOS 11 med de mange produkter: Den nye iPad, iPad Pro 10.5, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 9.7 og iPad mini 4.Nogle Android-tablets har 10 tommer skærme, andre har syv.Nogle foretrækker det nye Android 8 Oreo, mens andre foretrækker Android 8 Oreo, Android 7 Nougat.Du kan finde enheder i alle prisklasser og størrelser, og de er de allerbedste med Googles eget styresystem.Vægt: 429 g | Størrelse: 237,3 x 169 x 6 mm | Styresystem: Android 7 | Skærmstørrelse: 9,7" | Opløsning: 1536 x 2048 pixles | CPU: Snapdragon 820 | RAM: 4 GB | Lagringsplads: 32 GB | Batterilevetid: 6,000 mAh | Kamera: 13 MP | Frontkamera: 5 MP
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The latest Windows 10 fixes, released as part of yesterday's Patch Tuesday, enable protection against the Spectre variant 2 attacks on systems with AMD processors.Earlier this year, attacks that exploit the processor's speculative execution were published with the names Meltdown and Spectre, prompting a reaction from hardware and software companies.AMD chips are immune to Meltdown but have some vulnerability to the two Spectre variants.Spectre variant 1 requires application-level fixes; variant 2 requires operating system-level alterations.Both Intel and AMD have released microcode updates to alter their processor behavior to give operating systems the control necessary to protect against Spectre variant 2.Microsoft has been shipping the Intel microcode, along with the operating system changes necessary to use the microcode's new features, for several weeks now; with yesterday's patch, similar protections are now enabled on AMD machines.
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