George Mitchell

George Mitchell

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The fake news plague has reportedly spread to fact-checking websites.On fact-checking pages like Snopes and Politifact, fake news ads popped up, with one claiming the First Lady Melania Trump was leaving the White House, according to a report from the New York Times.The article redirected to a website made to look exactly like Vogue, as part of the fake news campaign.After a few paragraphs, it would drift off into a skin care cream advertising.The fake news popped up on the fact-checking websites thanks to Google's AdWords system, which automatically places ads based on a target audience.It's unclear how the fake news ended up on Snopes and Politifacts.
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British spy agencies have collected and shared huge databases of personal and social media information on millions of individuals, and effectively circumvented the investigatory body tasked with surveillance oversight, according to documents newly obtained by Privacy International, a London-based consumer advocacy group.In the latest episode of a years-long legal challenge, Privacy International told the United Kingdom’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) on Tuesday that, for several years, bulk datasets containing a wealth of personal information, including social media data, have been shared with foreign governments, law enforcement agencies, and industry partners.According to letters disclosed to the group in court, these transfers have taken place behind the backs of the solicitors appointed specifically to hold the intelligence community accountable.Social media data collected by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was shared with MI5 and MI6 respectively, the IPT heard Tuesday.The data was also shared among industry partners as well as foreign intelligence agencies.A leading industry partner identified at the hearing is the University of Bristol, researchers at which, according to classified US documents leaked by Edward Snowden, have been given access to personal and communication datasets amassed by GCHQ.
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GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 are sharing mass personal data with mininal privacy safeguards, Privacy International has told a tribunalThe data-sharing practices of government surveillance agencies break privacy law and are not subject to sufficient oversight, a court has heard.Most of the UK citizens who are targeted for bulk data collection are not of “legitimate intelligence interest”, said Ben Jaffey QC for Privacy International, according to The Guardian.GCHQ has said it requires foreign intelligence agencies and commercial partners to adopt privacy practices equivalent to its own when processing bulk data, but MI5 and MI6 do not make such requirements, Jaffey said.“The effect will be the circumvention of the UK legal regimes,” he argued in Southwark crown court.Even in the case of GCHQ, documents disclosed by Edward Snowden showed that the University of Bristol was given broad access to highly sensitive data, the group said.
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elisa's share valuation requires a clear profit growth.the OP's Kimmo Stenvall tell you what the company's earnings report, but worth taking into consideration.according to market information, competition between operators is increased again in the third quarter.the market situation to tell the first Elisa on Wednesday morning published the results in its.This case we have only to subscribers
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Nanopore technology, which is used to sequence DNA, is cheap, hand-held and works in the jungle and in space.The use of this technology to identify peptides or proteins is now a step closer.University of Groningen scientists have used a patented nanopore to identify the fingerprints of proteins and peptides, and it can even detect polypeptides differing by one amino acid.The results were published on 16 October in the journal Nature Communications.They have solved two main problems that have hampered attempts to analyze and sequence proteins with nanopores: getting polypeptides into the pore and identifying differences in proteins by recordings of current.Getting the polypeptide inside the pore and to pass through nanopores is therefore a challenge', explains associate professor of Chemical Biology Giovanni Maglia.
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John and Matt start with new group chat rules as well as VPNs and end up talking about deeper questions the economic implications of a truly tech-savvy Chinese government, specifically:Rules affecting group chats in WeChat, QQ, and Baidu TiebaThe technical sophistication of China’s internet control policyHow China’s policy towards the internet helped create BATWhat a China with perfect information might look likeCorrection: Google’s market share when it left was around 30%.
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People have been forecasting the death of the PC for years, and while all that noise is clearly overblown, there is one segment of the computing world that should probably go away: the traditional clamshell laptop.Now I’m not saying we should do away with notebooks PCs as we know them or more specialised notebooks like mobile workstations or gaming laptops, I just think it’s past time we replaced all the boring old notebooks with 2-in-1s.There’s not a single thing a normal clamshell can do that a 2-in-1 can’t, and it’s been 15 years since the first convertible came out, so it’s not like you have to shell out a big premium for that added flexibility either.And for years, Lenovo’s line of Yoga 2-in-1s have been among the best thanks to flexible hybrids with solid (and pretty sleek) builds and top-notch specs that were held together by the best hinge in the business.On the new Yoga 920, that package is getting even better thanks to the addition of full Windows Pen and Ink support and new far-field microphones that in a number of ways have turned the Lenovo’s new high-end Yoga into the computer the Surface Laptop wishes it could be.And for all that extra money, the Surface Laptop’s biggest advantage is really just its 13.5-inch screen which has a slightly higher 2256 x 1504
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Kwon Oh-huyn haluaa jättää Etelä-Korean elektroniikkateollisuuden ylpeyden uuden johdon käsiin.Samsungin toimitusjohtaja Kwon Oh-hyun kertoi perjantaina irtisanoutuvansa.Kwon toimi Samsungin toimitusjohtajana, Samsungin hallituksen varapuheenjohtajana sekä Samsung Displayn toimitusjohtajana.Hän astuu kaikista tehtävistään sivuun maaliskuussa 2018.”Tämä on jotain mitä olen miettinyt pitkään ja hartaasti jo hyvän tovin.Päätös ei ole helppo, mutta minusta tuntuu, etten voi siirtää sitä enää kauemmas,” Kwon sanoi henkilöstölle lähetetyssä kirjeessä.
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AmiMoJo writes: A startup in the Netherlands is developing the "Crowbar," a bird feeder that takes discarded cigarette butts as payment for dispensing food.A camera recognises cigarette filters and rejects any other objects placed in the Crowbar.The idea isn't entirely original, a gentleman in the US has already built a similar device and trained crows to deposit coins.The hope is that crows will be able to keep cities clean, sort through refuse and perform other tasks for our mutual benefit.Popular Mechanics notes that crows "are some of the smartest animals in the world," suggesting this means "we could harness their abilities for the greater good of our planet."
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Following a pair of reports detailing decades of sexual harassment and abuse by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, Amazon Studios has cut ties with the his studio and has canceled a high-profile television drama from David O. Russell, according to the Los Angeles Times.The studio ordered two seasons of the Silver Linings Playbook director’s untitled project, which was set to star Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, and Michael Shannon.Russell, De Niro, and Moore released a statement yesterday saying that they supported Amazon’s decision to cancel the show.The move comes with a high cost: the project was reportedly budgeted at $160 million for both seasons.Weinstein was an executive producer on the project, which was reportedly a mafia crime series set in the 1990s.The studio is moving forward with a Weinstein co-production from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, The Romanoffs, but without the support of the beleaguered company.
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Newegg’s got a sale on video games going into the weekend.Right now you can get Blizzard’s Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition for $36 with coupon code EMCBRBD25.This game is normally $60—the standard edition is $30—meaning you’re getting 40 percent off.In the case of Overwatch, the GOTY tag means you get 10 bonus loot boxes as part of the package—don’t tell Hayden.Newegg’s sale lasts until just before end of day on Thursday, October 19.To get the deal you have to be on Newegg’s promotion email list, but you can just hand over your email under the “Apply Promo Codes” section at checkout to take care of that.
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Building a token sale is at once quite simple – you build a token and sell it – and quite complex.A number of issues crop up immediately including, but not limited to, the need for an expensive team of lawyers, marketers, social media experts, and, until now, an expensive crew to build your smart contract.His service, CoinCreator, allows non-programmers to build simple smart contracts in a few minutes.“Early this year we began looking for an end-to-end platform that facilitated everything we needed to build, deploy, and monetize compliant Initial Coin Offerings in one place,” said Cohen.“As we searched we quickly realized that nothing like this exists.“Today if you want to create an ICO the only real option is to hire a team of blockchain developers, lawyers and accountants, and marketing gurus or build all the smart contract components yourself.
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Stephen King's stories are all the rage in Hollywood right now, and this is the latest project to get a big-screen adaptation.It was only a matter of time before the Hollywood adaptation machine turned its attention to The Talisman, Stephen King and Peter Straub’s 1984 novel about a young boy on a quest to save his mother that has him journeying through the American heartland and a dangerous, alternate version of our own world in order to recover a powerful crystal.The adaptation of the novel is being penned by The Fault in our Stars director Josh Boone, who’s currently hard at work on X-Men spinoff movie The New Mutants.The adaptation of The Talisman was initially envisioned as a television series, but it’s now being developed as a movie.Frank Marshall (Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark) will produce the film with Amblin Entertainment, and Variety reports that Boone might end up directing the movie in addition to penning the script.“Twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer embarks on an epic quest — a walk from the seacoast of New Hampshire to the California coast — to find the talisman that will save his dying mother’s life,” reads the official synopsis of the story on King’s website.
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In a rather bonkers stunt, Irish telecom eir replaced all the black dots in the Oct. 6 issue of Daily Mail Magazine with colored dots.And it was every dot—every period, every dot in a colon and semi-colon; every dot above a letter i or j (technically known as tittles—you learn something new every day).The insanely detailed, magazine-wide stunt was explained with a full-page ad that ran in the back of the magazine.To suggest that eir can help you eliminate “black spots” in your home or office where your mobile signal is weak.“No more black spots,” says the headline on the ad, which elaborates:At eir, we don’t like black spots.
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Yet every day, experienced marketers waltz into the office with their latest banner ad idea.This is partly why I'm building an AR company that helps make ads more interactive, but also a tell-tale sign that disruption is inevitable.Marketers are desperate to increase numbers and generate traffic using old-school techniques such as SEO, content, social, email, webinars and influencers.Of course, consumers sense these tactics and are feeling increasingly suffocated by belligerent ads while marketers aimlessly spin their wheels.After all, when the first banner ad was created by Joe McCambley in 1994 for AT, it spread like wildfire.“My children tell me that’s like inventing smallpox.”
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Chris Lacy har varit rapp att implementera funktioner från både Pixel Launcher och nya Androidversioner i sin hemskärmsersättare Action Launcher.Senaste tillskottet är samma typ av nedre sökfält som i Pixel 2.Egentligen rör det sig om samma typ av fält som tidigare, kallat Quickbar, med skillnaden att fältet nu kan ligga längst ned på skärmen.Användare kan antingen använda designen från hemskärmsappen i Pixel 2, eller göra det till ett genvägsfält (se bild nedan).Funktionen aktiveras genom att gå till appens inställningar och välja Quickbar > Style > Search box (dock).Action Launcher är gratis i Google Play, men det krävs ett köp inifrån appen för att låsa upp alla funktioner.
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Indian ice cream brand Havmor has rolled out a nine-second animated video as part of its strategic brand repositioning exercise.The film titled MadeOfMilk is conceptualized by Creativeland Asia and features two animated cows fighting over the pronunciation of Havmor.The cows, which are called gaiz in Hindi, disagree about the brand name, while one pronounces it as Havmor, the other pronounces it as Havmoo.The film is airing across TV and digital media.Chaitanya Rele, VP, head of marketing, Havmor Ice Cream said: “ The communication for Havmor has always been fun-filled and vibrant as the brand stands for goodness made real, and MadeOfMilk pushes that thought further in a humorous way.With the help of the two Cool Gaiz, we want to catch the attention of the audience and make the brand memorable.”
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In the past we’ve seen a bunch of these, from Napoleon (following Empire) to Attila (following Rome 2), releases that are kinda pitched as full sequels, but which players can quickly tell still have a lot in common with the game they’re following, from unit rosters to the menus.There’s just so much going on here, so much to separate it from its predecessor, from some enjoyable new races to a map that already ranks as one of Total War’s best.Where the first game was set in the Old World, dominated by The Empire, TWW2 takes place in Warhammer’s New World, a completely fresh area where the human presence is limited to some pirates and colonists.Instead, the focus here is on four new races: the High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen and Skaven.The battle maps in this game can be absolutely stunning.The pink and yellow lines here show two rival factions performing their own (you can follow them back to the source for a precision strike).
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Perching is turning out to be a very desirable skill for aerial robots.The ability to land on walls or ceilings, rather than having to go to the ground, gives a drone the advantage of being high up in the air (probably why you’re using a drone in the first place) without the disadvantage of having to spend a lot of energy not falling.We’ve seen lots of different perching techniques, most of them bio-inspired, including many different flavors of claws, spines, grippers, and adhesives.One of the best perchers in the animal kingdom (although it rarely gets credited as such) is the spider.And spiders don’t just perch: They build infrastructure.By using tensile anchors to support structures made of silk, spiders can create custom-stabilized perching locations that would otherwise not exist, because they’re in mid-air.
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O2 Scotland coverage makes progress in 2017O2 says it will have connected more than 800 Scottish towns and villages to 4G by the end of the year.The operator says the challenging terrain of the country has made it difficult to extend coverage but it has endeavoured to find solutions.For example, it has installed one mast at Fort William to provide coverage around Ben Nevis and will helicopter in engineers to build another one higher up the mountain so climbers are covered.It has also installed 85 generators so coverage isn’t affected by power cuts caused by weather conditions in the hard to reach locations in the highlands and islands.However there have also been efforts in more urbanised areas, such as a 50 metre mast on the outskirts of Inverness and a trial of small cells in Aberdeen, which will form the basis for a national rollout ahead of 5G.
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