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And tech industry doesn't get off lightly in civil rights probeThe world's most powerful governments are today accused of bankrolling surveillance kit and training for smaller and dubious nations – and the tech industry stands to benefit.In a dossier published on Tuesday, civil-rights warriors Privacy International said that top governments – from the US, UK and China to France, Germany, and the European Union – are financing, training and equipping countries, including authoritarian regimes, with surveillance capabilities.It said that some of the funds for such programmes were being badged as development.The US spent more than $20bn in security aid in 2017, with recipients of training and kit over the years including African nations and Afghanistan.Privacy International said that despite such efforts boosting recipients’ security capacities, it can also play “a defining role in maintaining the ability of recipient governments to exercise functions of the state and political control.”
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Last week, Tesla started allowing all customers to configure and order the Model 3.Tesla's US website does not allow customers to order the Model 3, as of Monday morning.After clicking the "Order Now" button for the vehicle, users are shown the following message: "Designed to attain the highest safety ratings in every category, Model 3 achieves 220 miles of range while starting at only $35,000 before incentives.Model 3 deliveries are beginning in the US based on whether you are an employee, if you own a Tesla, and when you placed your reservation, and will continue by country."A Tesla spokesperson said they were looking into it.After clicking the "Order Now" button for the vehicle, users are shown the following message:
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Serieentreprenören Jens Nylander founded the Automile in 2014.the Company has, among other things, developed a system that measures the bilförares habits and in what condition a car is in a digital logbook.the Automile sell their subscription services to other companies that have large vehicle fleets.the Idea is that it will increase the productivity and reduce the costs of time wasted, fuel consumption and injuries in traffic.Now, the increase in turnover in the group's Swedish companies significantly, according to a recent annual report.In 2017, revenue grew by 88 per cent from 14.6 million to 27.5 million.
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Studying past climate events can be like that, with likely explanations waiting in limbo for years until good evidence turns up—or points to another explanation.About 13,000 years ago, the warming out of the last ice age temporarily reversed course around the North Atlantic.This cold “Younger Dryas” period lasted almost 2,000 years.Global ocean circulation is a bit like a branching conveyor belt, with currents pushing water one way at the surface and allowing it to return along the bottom.In the Atlantic, surface currents move north until they grow salty and cold, at which point they stop being less dense than the underlying deep water.If a large volume of fresh water is rapidly dumped into the salty North Atlantic, for example, the surface water layer loses density and can’t mix downward.
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Efter att Kina infört straffavgifter mot amerikanska varor i vad som ser ut som en upptrappning av handelskriget mellan USA och Kina, valde elbilstillverkaren Tesla att höja sina priser i Kina.Tesla höjer priset på "folkbilen" Model X med drygt 20 procent.En Model S går från att ha kostat 710 000 yuan, motsvarande 1,1 miljoner kronor, till 840 000 yuan.Den kinesiska marknaden växer på bred front, så även gällande importen av bilar.För Tesla står Kina för cirka 15 procent av totala försäljningen under förra året med totalt 103 000 fordon.Men uppgifter om att bolagets vd Elon Musk ska närvara vid ett evenemang tillsammans med den kinesiska regeringen i Shanghai i dag fick aktien att stiga efter handelsdagen, den stärktes 3,1 procent.
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Photographers looking for extra height or horizontal distance to support their cameras can take a long look at 3 Legged Thing‘s new Trent monopod, due to ship in August.Highlighting the monopod’s rugged stability, the British camera accessory company named it for Trent Reznor, lead singer for industrial rock band, Nine Inch Nails.Weighing in a just over 1.3 pounds with a 29mm maximum tube diameter, the monopod can support 65 pounds of camera and lenses at its maximum 80-inch extension.The Trent is 24 inches long when it’s fully retracted for transport.The added versatility of dual standard-sized connecting threads at each end means you can use the Trent in a variety of roles, including as a boom for a camera or microphone.To make it easier for professionals who often need to adjust their gear quickly and often, 3 Legged Thing developed Bubble Grip technology.
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Over the weekend, Chinese self-driving startup JingChi’s (景驰科技) co-founder Pan Sining accused CFO Lu Qing and others of forging signatures in shareholder’s meetings and illegally removing him from his positions as executive director and statutory representative, local media has reported.Pan wrote in a post on his official social media account demanding a response from JingChi: “Without the legal process, I am still the executive director and statutory representative of the company.”Pan claimed the case has been filed to the Beijing Municipality Haidian District People’s Court.On Sunday (8 July), JingChi issued a statement refuting Pan’s claim.The company responded saying that Pan is no longer an employee of JingChi and that Pan has been removed from his position as legal representative and executive director of the company, in accordance with the law and company bylaws.It is speculated that JinChi’s internal drama stemmed from Wang Jing, the founder and formal CEO of JingChi, who stepped down from his position in February due to a dispute with former employer Baidu who claimed that Wang violated his non-compete agreement and used Baidu’s self-driving technology to compete against Baidu.
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The evolutionary journey of how dogs came to occupy millions of human living rooms is a complicated one, filled with detours and false starts.It suggests the first domesticated dogs to come to the Americas were brought by humans migrating from Asia, only to be later wiped out when Europeans began regularly making their way to the New World starting in the 15th century.A Pembroke Welsh Corgi at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2017.Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images)Dozens of researchers collaborated for the expansive study.They analysed the mitochondrial DNA (the small, but unique bit of DNA only passed down from mothers) of 71 ancient dogs recovered from archaeological sites in North America and Siberia, the northernmost region of Asia that once held a land passage between the continents.
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Well, for one, there wouldn't be any Jurassic Park movies.And two, it gives the opportunity for video games that will let you do what Jurassic Park characters couldn't: create the perfect dinosaur theme park.I've been playing "Jurassic World Evolution" for the last couple of weeks for many, many hours, and anyone who has a hint of fondness towards dinosaurs and the Jurassic Park movies will surely share my enjoyment.You can build your own dinosaur theme park that doesn't make the same mistakes in the movies, where hundreds of people die as a result of questionable actions.But you have to manage your dino's happiness, as well as your guests'.To make dinosaurs, you have to use your Expedition Center to find fossils around the world, then extract the DNA to get a more complete dino genome.
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In an update released Thursday, the Inbox by Gmail iOS app has finally added support for the iPhone X and its notched display.The iPhone X was released back in November 2017, and little by little iOS apps have been adapting their designs to accommodate the iPhone's notch.In May, Apple made it a requirement for every iOS app update to support the iPhone X starting July 2018.So if you're waiting on more apps to account for your iPhone X's screen, an update may be coming soon.
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Sajten 9to5mac rapporterar att en ny modell av Macbook Pro tycks vara på gång.Det vi får se den här gången är en 13-tumsdator med Intel Core i7-8559U, en processor som tillhör Coffee Lake-serien.Klockfrekvensen ligger på 2,7 gigahertz i standardläget och upp till 4,5 gigahertz i det så kallade turboläget.Vidare bjuds vi på inbyggd grafik i form av Iris Plus.Till grund för påståendet ligger ett testresultat som dykt upp på Geekbench gällande en modell som kallas för ”MacBookPro15,2”.Att döma av testresultatet blir det ungefär lika hög prestanda för den nya 13-tummaren som i den nuvarande 15-tumsmodellen.
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– Det här är allvarligt, säger Pär Rylander, myndighetens säkerhetschef.Telenor har mellan den 15 maj och den 7 juni bett sina kunder att logga in på Skatteverkets webbplats med e-legitimation.Vad som inte framgick var att Telenor via underleverantören Identitrades tjänst Identiway då fick tillgång till information om personen, så som bostad och inkomst.– Skatteverket varnar för att logga in mot Skatteverket via privata företags webbplatser.Det är okontrollerad andrahandsinloggning, vilket innebär att du som privatperson ger en privat aktör åtkomst till all information om dig, säger Pär Rylander.Skatteverket har blockerat möjligheten att logga in via ett företag.
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The Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia (4As) has ticked off brands for asking agencies to confer automatic intellectual property ownership transfer to them, after receiving reports of four different requests for proposals and pitch documents with these demands in June 2018 alone.This contrasts with two reports a year at most previously, Khairudin Rahim, chief executive officer of 4As tells The Drum, which he said is alarming and needs to be halted before it escalates into a norm.That is why 4As has released a strongly-worded statement that states such practices are ‘tantamount to clients demanding ideas without compensation’ and that the 4As considers this ‘unethical and unfair’, and called for this practice to cease immediately.According to Khairudin, cases that come to the attention of the 4As, are happening across different industries and size of brands, and is not limited to one type of industry.He points out that the common factor is the RFPs are issued by the procurement departments of certain brands.We can only speculate they are using the pitch process as a mechanism to generate a "bank" of ideas, and want to have the freedom to adapt as their need arises in future, without the risk of legal challenges,” says Khairudin.
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These days, it seems like everyone with extra cash has some kind of pricey drinking habit.In a follow-up to our story earlier this month about food startups gobbling up venture funding, Crunchbase News is taking a look at beverage companies guzzling capital.For instance, it appears the largest funding recipient so far this year is a China-based chain called Hey Tea that’s well known for a specialty called cheese tea.Bottom line: So long as there are profit margins to squeeze out, the quest continues for new ways to get you drunk, hydrated or caffeinated.Below, we look at what’s trending on all these fronts.The largest round in the hydration category went to Harmless Harvest, a seller of fair trade, organic coconut water and probiotic drinks that recently raised $30 million.
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Hackers have been attacking the Github page associated linux Distribution to Gentoo, and all the files that are downloaded from the site during Thursday, can be harmful."Unknown individuals have taken control of the Github site in the Gentoo Organization and modified the content in the storage and the sides.We are still working to determine exactly how serious the attack is and to regain control over the organisation and its storage," writes the Gentoo in a statement."All of the Gentoo code on Github should at the time of writing be seen as compromised.This does not affect any code that's in the Gentoo infrastructure".According to The Register kept Gentoo's master version separately from the Github huserad code - which means that users should be able to get the secure versions of the software from the Gentoo.org.
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Tesla has been under increasing scrutiny by federal regulators over accidents that have been happening with its cars operating in Autopilot mode.The question many want an answer to is why does Autopilot fail to see some obstacles and simply run into them.One such Autopilot accident led to the death of a driver in California a few months back.Another fatal accident has happened in Florida back in early May and while Autopilot isn’t at the center of this controversy, the Tesla battery pack is.The NTSB has issued its report on the accident and the report notes that after the initial fire that destroyed the car, the battery pack reignited twice.The first time the battery caught fire again was after the Tesla was placed on top of the wrecker to remove it from the accident scene.
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Salesforce employees are the latest to push back against their employer’s contracts with US government agencies.In a letter to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, which was obtained by BuzzFeed News, employees ask that the company “re-examine” its relationship with Customs and Border Protection, which they say uses several of its cloud products.“We cannot cede responsibility for the use of the technology we create,” the letter reads, “particularly when we have reason to believe that it is being used to aid practices so irreconcilable to our values.”The letter specifically calls out families being separated at the US-Mexico border.While that policy has ended, the letter says, that just means the US has returned to detaining families together.“We believe it is vital for Salesforce to stand up against both the practice that inspired this letter and any future attempts to merely make this destructive state of affairs more palatable.”
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Tesla has presented itself as a one-stop-shop for transitioning toward clean energy, but installation timelines for some of its energy products have been unclear, according to current and former employees.Tesla has sold customers on the idea that it is a one-stop-shop for transitioning toward clean energy.Between its electric vehicles, home charging units, solar panels, and home batteries, the company offers customers the opportunity to buy into an integrated system of products that can power their homes and cars with solar energy.The current and former employees worked across five states: California, Nevada, Florida, Maryland, and Utah.Each requested anonymity for fear of reprisal from Tesla.In addition to providing uncertain delivery timelines, former salespeople said Tesla eliminated the commission they would receive for selling a Powerwall, which further decreased their desire to sell it.
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Neil Muller leaves corner office, chairman takes controls againHot on the heels of the latest acquisitions, Daisy Group CEO Neil Muller has told employees he is exiting as the business, which had been in the frame to IPO or sell up, initiates a refinancing deal.Muller broke the news of his departure from Daisy, which sells tech-cum-comms kit and services to small and medium-sized orgs in the UK, in a memo to staffers that was seen by The Register:"Our founder and chairman, Matthew Riley, and I have been discussing the next phase of the Group's evolution and, following much deliberation and conversations together, I have decided to take this opportunity to pursue a new direction."The memo gave no indication of where Muller intends to go next or what brought about the decision.Riley told us he will become executive chairman and the divisional managing directors that reported to Muller will report to him.
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It’s a premium-grade gadget that’s meant for serious enthusiasts.It weighs in at a diminuitive 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs) but manages a 45 kg (99 lb) punch thanks to its powerful servos.Yet, I’m pretty sure a modified Roomba would take this thing down, so it’s not a street fighter.But, once you start using Super Anthony it becomes apparent that it’s purpose is to make you smile uncontrollably.The included PlayStation-style controller makes moving the robot around and performing its moves as intuitive as playing a video game.Watching it move around is a tiny bit jarring, but in a good way (mostly).
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