The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee of the UK Parliament has published its final report after more than 18 months of investigation into Facebook and its privacy practices.Members of Parliament (MPs) have requested that social media companies be required to remove “harmful” or “illegal” content on their platforms and be held liable for it according to a compulsory code of ethics, a policy that has been hotly contested in the US.This new report lays the groundwork for further legislation that could officially codify these requests into law.“Our inquiry over the last year has identified three big threats to our society,” Damian Collins, DCMS chair who has led this investigation said.“The challenge for the year ahead is to start to fix them; we cannot delay any longer.”Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Jakten på ett nytt jobb tar tid och kan leda till utmattning.Men det går att minska stressen.Att söka ett nytt jobb följs ofta av osäkerhet som kan orsaka stress, särskilt om du väljer att satsa på många webbaserade ansökningar.Jobbar du dessutom redan 40 timmar i veckan finns en risk att du slår knut på dig själv.Rachel Montanez, karriärcoach med inriktning på utbrändhet, har i en artikel i Forbes listat sina tips för att minska jobbsökarstressen.Att vila mer får dig att må bättre, men ger också energi för att tänka kreativt och målinriktat.
Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning."Divvy provides alternative financing options for potential home buyers who don't qualify for traditional mortgages.It does so by purchasing homes outright and allowing customers to pay it back in a series of monthly payments — 25% of which goes toward building equity and 75% toward paying "rent."Last October, Divvy raised a $30 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Caffeinated Capital, DFJ, and Affirm CEO, Max Levchin.Below is the investor deck that helped Divvy raise its $30 million Series A.Divvy is one of the many Silicon Valley startups working to change the way people buy homes.
Welcome back to your guide to finding out what's new online.Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what's been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now.The audio is about a minute or two long.The clock is ticking for Disney/Marvel stuff to disappear from Netflix, but Netflix has some new non-Marvel superhero programming.Say hello to The Umbrella Academy, which is based on the Dark Horse comic book series.The series focuses on children being adopted by an eccentric to become superheroes.
Image credit: pixelfit | Getty ImagesOpinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.Over the past few years, we've witnessed the rise of the Instagram influencer.Influencers have developed into content creators who wield enough marketing power to attract attention from major brands willing to engage in bidding wars over their next sponsored post.Some find this so lucrative, in fact, that “influencing” has become their sole career.A select few, who enjoy millions of followers, have been catapulted into the spotlight and are now bona fide celebrities in their own right.
If you’re looking for an alternative to the many third-party Google Chrome themes currently available on the web, the Chrome development team has a solution for you.For the first time ever, it has published 14 official themes, with color choices aimed at spicing up your browsing experience.All of the themes can be download by going the Chrome Web store.The themes come in a variety of flavors for any moment you might have in mind.The list includes Just Black, Slate, Oceanic, Ultra Violet, Classic Blue, Banana, Black & White, Honeysuckle, Rose, Serenity, Sea Foam, Marsala, High Contrast Colorful, and Pretty in Pink.you can remove one and go back to the default look by heading to the Chrome menu, clicking on Settings, and looking under the Appearance section.
Combines Leading Providers of HD Mapping Technology in U.S. and Japanese MarketsTOKYO & DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 13, 2019–Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. (“DMP”) and Ushr Inc. (“Ushr”) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which DMP has agreed to acquire Ushr, which upon closing, will establish a single, enhanced platform for accelerated development and delivery of high-definition mapping solutions.“DMP and Ushr share common values of progressing autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as well as enhancing occupant safety and comfort through HD map technology,” said Tsutomu Nakajima, President of DMP.“Through the combination, we will be able to offer automotive OEMs a comprehensive HD mapping solution for the North American and Japanese markets, with the ability to expand globally in the future.Further, we will jointly improve the technologies and expand the area of services, accelerating our customers’ ability to deploy autonomous driving and ADAS going forward.”
A new automated method to prepare digital photos for analysis will help wildlife researchers who depend on photographs to identify individual animals by their unique markings.A wildlife biologist from Penn State teamed up with scientists from Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service, using machine learning technology to improve how photographs are turned into usable data for wildlife research.A paper describing the new technique appears online in the journal Ecological Informatics."Many researchers need to identify and collect data on specific individuals in their work, for example to estimate survival, reproduction, and movement," said Derek Lee, associate research professor of biology at Penn State and principal scientist of the Wild Nature Institute.Because we often have thousands of photos to go thorough, this creates a serious bottleneck."He and his team take digital photographs of each animal's unique and unchanging spot patterns to identify them throughout their lives.
Last year, Google I/O gave us a glimpse of what augmented reality in Maps might look like, teasing a future in which our phones orient us using our cameras.The demonstration showed us improved navigation tools to properly direct users as well as pop-ups indicating surrounding businesses and shops.There was even a bouncy fox guide.It looks like the Wall Street Journal was able to demo what it said is “an early version” of Maps with AR.The feature doesn’t look too different from the one Google previewed for developers last May, with Maps appearing on the lower half of the phone’s screen as the top half navigates the user’s real-world surroundings.With some minor tweaks, even the blinking arrow system used to steer users to turn looks similar to those from Google’s presentation.
Bio-boffins at RMIT University and Monash University in Australia, and the University of Toulouse, France, claim to have discovered this ability in bees over a series of experiments.Fourteen nectar slurpers were trained to add and subtract by associating types of calculation with a color.If the objects in the picture are yellow, the goal is to subtract one element from the number of objects in the sample.The fuzzy insects are then presented with two options.One wall shows a picture with the correct number of squares after performing the addition or subtraction, and the other wall has one with the wrong number of squares.If the bee settles on the correct wall by landing, it’s rewarded with a sweet drop of nectar.
In the Waze app, users can publicize things like speed traps, accidents, and DWI checkpoints in an effort to alert other Waze users about upcoming hazards.Although Waze users have been doing this for years, the New York Police Department seems to have only learned about the practice recently.According to the local CBS news department of New York, the NYPD just sent an open letter to Google requesting the elimination of this app feature.Google purchased Waze in 2013 and has recently begun duplicating Waze features in its own Google Maps.The NYPD seems particularly incensed by the public listings of DWI checkpoints, which is where police will randomly pull over drivers in a selected area and check to see if drivers are sober.By warning other drivers about these checkpoints, the NYPD argues that criminals who are driving while intoxicated will purposely avoid the checkpoints, putting their lives — and the lives of others — in danger.
Many people grew up with the five-second rule pertaining to food that drops on the floor.Facebook Messenger introduced the 10-minute rule Tuesday.The Remove for Everyone feature Messenger debuted for iOS and Android users in Poland, Bolivia, Colombia and Lithuania last November is now available globally on both operating systems.Messages to either individual people or groups can be deleted within 10 minutes after they are sent by tapping on them and choosing Remove for Everyone, after which the message will be replaced by text indicating that it was removed.Facebook said when the feature first surfaced last November that it would retain messages that are removed “for a short period of time” in order to review them for policy violations in the event that those messages are reported prior to deletion.Vice president of Messenger Stan Chudnovsky expanded on that thought, telling Josh Constine of TechCrunch last November, “We need to make sure that we don’t open up any new venues for bullying.
Looking at the final quarter, revenues stood at $39.3 billion, up 22% year-on-year, though traffic acquisition costs (TAC), what Google pays to make sure it is the dominant search engine across all platforms, operating systems and devices, were up by over $1 billion.A glimmering ray of sunshine was higher-than-expected seasonal growth for premium YouTube products and services.Total revenues for 12 months ending December 31 stood at $136.8 billion, up 23% over 2017, while net income was back up to the levels which one would expect at Google, raking in $30.7 billion.“Operating expenses were $13.2 billion, up 27% year-over-year,” said Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat.These days are a long-distant memory, but it is the same for every business which is targeting astronomical growth.A dip in share price perhaps indicates shareholders have forgotten this concept, but Google is doing the right thing for everyone involved.
Gazmend Huskaj är doktorand i cyberoperationer och verksam vid Försvarshögskolan.Huaweis utrustning som efter brittiska tester har väckt frågor om säkerheten om de placeras i kritisk infrastruktur.– Då blir det väldigt svårt ur ett säkerhetsperspektiv att säga att ”vi litar på er och kan absolut köpa utrustning som vi placerar i vår 5G-infrastruktur”, säger Huskaj.– I förlängningen öppnar man för att främmande makts signalunderrättelsetjänst är inne i nationell telekommunikation och kan avlyssna allt vi säger.Risken ökar också för möjligheten till fysisk cyberpåverkan – sabotage av infrastruktur – anser han.Vill vi gå vidare och hur hanterar vi de risker och hot som uppstår?
The death of a crypto exchange founder has rendered the exchange unable to repay $190 million to its clients.When QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten passed away in December 2018, the exchange lost access to the funds required to pay back its customers the $190 million it owes them.QuadrigaCX lost access to these funds because the password required to access them wasn’t known to anyone except Cotten himself.As a result, the Canadian crypto exchange has filed for “creditor protection” in an attempt to avoid bankruptcy, according to CoinDesk.Apparently the password-protected funds are kept in “cold storage” and the only funds available to QuadrigaCX are stored in a “hot wallet.” The exact amounts of money stored in either the cold storage or hot wallet are currently unknown, although it seems that the bulk of the money needed to repay Quadriga’s customers is being held in cold storage.Cotten’s widow, Jennifer Robertson shed a little light on how the funds were normally handled, via a sworn affidavit filed last month with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
Fight the tab sprawl in your browser with the help of Dustman, and use the system resources that it frees up to navigate faster around the sites you are actually using.Forgotten, inactive tabs are closed after 20 minutes, though you can bring them back with a click—and pinned tabs or tabs playing audio are ignored.This particular extension is exclusive to Firefox, but you can find add-ons along similar lines for Google Chrome too.If you’re not using mouse gestures to get around the web, you’re missing out: Go forwards, go backwards, copy links, open new tabs, and much more with a flick of the mouse, without having to hunt for a keyboard shortcut or a toolbar option.This is one of the best and most versatile mouse gesture extensions for Google Chrome, but several alternatives are out there, as well as similar options for Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.If your web browsing is forever getting interrupted by the temptations of Twitter, Netflix, and others, get Impulse Blocker set up in your browser and give your willpower a little bit of help.
For many of us, the worst of flu and cold season is already here.So it’s an opportune time to run down the long list of remedies that won’t actually prevent or help you recover from these pesky infections – as well as a few that may really work.Homeopathy, not to beat an old drum, is one of the dumbest ideas to have any amount of credibility still attached to it in modern times, and that’s saying a lot.There’s no plausible reason why they should work, and more importantly, no good evidence showing that they do work.Moving on, there’s no shortage of so-called natural and herbal treatments said to either shorten or prevent colds.The organisation Cochrane, long known and respected for its comprehensive reviews of medical literature, has found little to no good evidence that commonly touted cold remedies like echinacea, garlic, or treatments advertised as Chinese herbal medicine can mitigate a cold.
That market has been dominated by HOG for decades, with alternatives supplied by Japanese cruisers — excellent bikes, but lacking that Harley attitude, that V-twin roar and stomp, and of course the outlaw credibility.Read more: Here are 4 big opportunities Harley-Davidson will tackle in the futureBut nowadays, Harley is facing homegrown competition from a resurgent Indian, an historic rival that faded in the 20th century only to recover under new ownership in the 21st.And brands such a Ducati and Triumph have made a better pitch to young riders, while the urban and entry-level markets ae coming being attacked by newcomers like Royal Enfield.Harley's outlook isn't as bad as the headlines; the Trump damage undermines the brand's growth and profitability in Europe and Asia, but H-D already has its hands full developing the right product for those markets.That timeframe is almost classic, business-school-case-study long.
Kodi 18.0 was released today, an upgrade two years in the making.The new version features a DRM decryption tool, allowing you to stream media content from third-parties within Kodi.Kodi 18.0 also features an upgraded music player, support for game emulators, and Android Leanback and voice controls.Today, Kodi 18.0 is finally live and available to all.In other words, you can consume media content from a provider you legally pay for — something like Netflix, for example — without having to swap to your Netflix app.You might be thinking that this new tool sounds legally dubious, and you’re sort of right.
When Chevrolet first introduced the hard-core ZL1 1LE variant of its venerable Camaro, the only available transmission was a six-speed manual.Now, buyers have another option.Chevrolet announced on Tuesday that the 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE will be available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a new 10-speed automatic.According to Chevrolet, this quick-shifting gearbox is more than a half-second faster around the automaker's Milford Road Course than the manual variant.It's a $1,595 option on top of the $7,500 1LE package, on top of the ZL1's $64,195 window sticker.This isn't just an off-the-rack transmission.