Europe urged to block Google-Fitbit ahead of major digital policy overhaul

Europe urged to block Google-Fitbit ahead of major digital policy overhaul | Tech

The European Commission must block the Google -Fitbit merger as a matter of democratic imperative, prominent academic and author Shoshana Zuboff has warned.

The Harvard professor who wrote the defining book on surveillance capitalism has become the latest voice raised against the $2.1BN data+devices deal — that’s now been delayed at the regulatory clearance stage for over a year.

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Podobné články | 24. 09. 2021 21:19:24 | Tech

The developers of the PUBG mobile survival gaming franchise are reportedly availing Unreal Engine 5 for its upcoming instalment.It is no secret that the sequel of the acclaimed is in development. The project rumoured to be titled PUBG 2, is expected to be released next year provided there are no obstacles in the team’s way.The company, as of this m ...

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 18:29:07 | Tech

How do you help someone with their leg bitten off by a shark? Groundbreaking research by an Australian medic-surfer has uncovered a simple way to stop bleeding and save lives.Find the middle point between the hip and the genitals, make a fist and push as hard as you can.Shark attacks are rare but on the increase Down Under, due in large part to mor ...

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 17:29:44 | Tech

Leaked documents appear to present a new problem for Facebook - employee discontent.

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 15:57:34 | Tech

BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at the best of the week's technology news stories.

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 14:56:12 | Tech

CanSinoBIO’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, given at a lower dosage than that for adults, is safe and triggers an immune response in children aged 6-17, results from a small trial showed.Researchers decided to lower the dosage after a few participants developed fever and headaches graded at level 2 severity – the second-lowest of four levels. In chi ...

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 14:56:10 | Tech

Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective against serious illness, although rival shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca showed better protection rates, a large real world study from Malaysia showed.The latest data is a boost to the Chinese firm, whose COVID-19 vaccine has been under growing scrutiny over its effectiveness following report ...

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 14:56:09 | Tech

Twitter will now allow people to tip their favorite content creators with bitcoin and will also launch a fund to pay some users who host audio chat rooms on its Spaces feature, the company said on Thursday.The company also said it will test new ways to help users have a safer experience on Twitter, such as warning when people are entering a “heated ...

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 13:58:24 | Tech

Trading Bitcoin and other crypto-currenices is a criminal activity, China's central bank says.

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 13:54:37 | Tech

The Chinese authorities have long made clear their misgivings about cryptocurrency. None of that stopped it from becoming the world capital for crypto.

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 11:51:16 | Tech

Scientists have examined the mysteries of a distant galaxy made visible not just by the Hubble Space Telescope but also a deep-space optical phenomenon known as an "Einstein Ring".

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 11:03:30 | Tech

Australia’s top court has said media companies can be held liable for replies to their posts, prompting some to step back from the platform.

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 09:22:55 | Tech

WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new feature that will make it possible for people to create new, custom icons to help label group chats.WABetaInfo, a platform that keeps an eye on all WhatsApp updates, says the new feature should allow people to create custom icons for use with group chats. This will be an unprecedented development. Right now ...

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 04:53:30 | Tech

England is "on target" to eliminate HIV transmission by 2030, according to a new study.

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 04:00:53 | Tech

Fossilised footprints found in the US could hold the answer to a question that has intrigued scientists for many years: When did the first people arrive in the Americas after dispersing from Africa and Asia?

Source: | 24. 09. 2021 01:19:58 | Tech

Revelations about spyware have spurred interest in more secure phones and software.

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 23:18:47 | Tech

Pakistani students designed a Formula Electric car which took second place in a competition held in Russia’s capital city Moscow.According to the rules, the contestants were required to come up with a vehicle in which a driver could sit. The Pakistani student came runners up in the competition which was the participation of 20 teams.A team was made ...

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 22:40:52 | Tech

Since the PlayStation 5's launch, Sony has published several visually stunning games - but new Ember Labs release Kena: Bridge of Spirits might well be the prettiest of them all.

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 22:21:07 | Tech

For years, EA's FIFA games have been the uncontested king of the football castle.

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 20:20:15 | Tech

A US judge has ordered Facebook to release records of accounts linked to government-backed violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar that it had shut down, the Wall Street Journal reported.In his ruling on Wednesday, Washington DC district court Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui criticized the social media giant for refusing to provide the records to cou ...

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 19:52:34 | Tech

PESHAWAR: A man accused of harassing a girl in the United States (US) through social media was arrested in Peshawar by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Cell on Thursday, ARY News reported.The FIA Cyber Crime Cell carried out an action against the suspected man following the complaint of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation ...

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 19:18:00 | Tech

For Big Tech companies, having endless money can hold them and us back.

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 18:25:06 | Tech

The development team of Cyberpunk 2077 are hiring a developer to work on their upcoming untitled Computer Role Playing Game (CRPG).CD PROJEKT RED had posted the advertisement for the position of Open World Designer was posted on Game Jobs website.“CD PROJEKT RED is looking for an Open World Designer (Junior/Specialist) to join our Cracow team,” the ...

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 17:54:11 | Tech

Apple has hit back at the European Union's plans to make all mobile phones have the same charger in a bid to crackdown on electronic waste.

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 17:48:38 | Tech

The game won't be available on iPhones or other Apple devices until its legal battle with Epic Games ends.

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 17:14:49 | Tech

The beta version of Battlefield 2042 is slated to be released next month and players reported receiving code right after pre-ordering it.According to a report, multiple Reddit users had claimed that they got the codes after they registered for the beta on Amazon. A series of posts regarding the code leaks were seen on the micro-blogging platform na ...

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 17:03:40 | Tech

"Only a person can have rights. A machine cannot," one of the judges wrote.

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 16:43:39 | Tech

ProGrade Digital just released the first CFexpress Type A cards that aren’t made by Sony and while they aren’t “cheap” by any stretch of the imagination, they are more affordable than Sony’s offering. But does that discount come at a performance cost?At the time of publication, CFexpress Type-A memory cards were only used by Sony in a few of its ne ...

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 15:29:03 | Tech

The EU aims to have a common charging port for mobile phones, tablets and headphones under a European Commission proposal presented on Thursday in a world first, with the move impacting iPhone maker Apple more than its rivals.The move has been more than 10 years in the making, with the European Union executive touting environmental benefits and 250 ...

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 13:43:23 | Tech

The media giant warned it would take Facebook products out of its App Store.

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 13:29:36 | Tech

Manufacturers could be forced to change devices to a uniform charging port.

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 10:24:01 | Tech

The popular instant messaging app WhatsApp offers a feature that allows users to save important messages so they can access them later without any hassle.The feature called “Starred messages” lets users to bookmark messages they want to quickly refer back to later.Here’s how this feature works:Step 1: You first need to open any chat on WhatsApp and ...

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 02:27:41 | Tech

Mr. Mattis, the former defense secretary, testified that Ms. Holmes had not been forthcoming with the board about her start-up’s problems.

Source: | 23. 09. 2021 01:11:07 | Tech

Campaigners say including extremist narratives among everyday conversations can be a pathway to radicalisation.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 23:34:12 | Tech

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game is all about teamwork and how the player’s relationship with gang members affects the mission.The game is all set to release on October 26 for platforms namely PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.We play as Star-Lord, also known as Peter Quill, who leads the group of Gamora, Drax, Gro ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:59 | Tech

It has been revealed that the Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp, is removing a feature that it designed into the chats about a year ago using which you could conduct a chat room.According to a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp has removed the Messenger Rooms shortcut from the chat share sheet for both WhatsApp iOS and Android versions.This shortcut ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:57 | Tech

Robinhood Markets is testing new crypto wallet and cryptocurrency transfer features for its app which would allow customers to send and receive digital currencies such as bitcoin, Bloomberg News reported on Monday.A beta version of its iPhone app showed the company’s work on such features, the report said.There was also a hidden image showing a wai ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:55 | Tech

French artificial heartmaker Carmat announced on Tuesday that it had carried out the first implant of its Aeson artificial heart in a woman.The company said the procedure had been performed at the UofL Health – Jewish Hospital by University of Louisville physicians in the United States.“This third implant in the U.S. was a landmark event not only b ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:54 | Tech

The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on cryptocurrency exchange SUEX for its ties to ransomware attackers, as Washington seeks to crack down on digital crime.The move comes after hacks and data breaches that have targeted a major US oil pipeline, a meatpacking company and the Microsoft Exchange email system, as well as ransomware attacks hit ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:52 | Tech

The much-anticipated World War II game, Call of Duty: Vanguard, is slated to be released on November 5. The details of its beta version have been announced.According to reports, the version was supposed to be brought down on September 20, but the date was extended by two days.The available maps in the beta version are Hotel Royal, Gavutu, Red Star ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:51 | Tech

KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Cell has restored the ‘hacked’ Facebook page of the Sindh Minister for Prisons Aijaz Jakhrani, ARY News reported on Tuesday.Following the complaint of the Sindh Prisons Minister Aijaz Jakhrani, the FIA cyber crime cell regained access to the social page having around 60,000 followers.According ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:50 | Tech

Apple recently rolled out its latest operating system, iOS 15, and it will have new and improved features for improving the use of Google applications.The announcement was made by the technology company was made in a statement.A Focus mode is announced in which the feature will help in getting tasks finished within a given timeframe. They will be a ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:48 | Tech

TRIKALA, Greece: Greece on Tuesday tested a drone to deliver medicines to isolated places in an environmentally friendly way, sending the unmanned vehicle to a 200-person village.The red drone with four rotor blades took off from the northwestern Greek city of Trikala and flew 3 kilometers (0.5 miles) to Leptokarya. It made two stops, landing outsi ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:46 | Tech

The Nikon 50mm f/2.8 Macro Prime lens is part of a pair announced in June. While the lens is designated as a macro, the 50mm focal length makes it more of a walkabout lens with macro capabilities.While Nikon’s legacy macro lenses would still work using the FTZ adapter on the Z-System, the new lenses note another step of Nikon’s promise to deliver a ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:45 | Tech

Apple Watch Series 7, the latest addition to Apple’s wearable tech family. The Series 7‘s new features have the potential to add more convenience to a lot of everyday tasks, from checking the time to responding to texts and tracking your sleep. Apple unveiled the $399 Apple Watch Series 7 during its product launch event on Sept. 14 alongs ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:43 | Tech

Microsoft has announced that Office 2021 will be launching alongside Windows 11 with the company already set the new operating system’s launch date for October 5.Office 2021 will be available in the following versions:Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021Microsoft Office Home and Business 2021Microsoft Visio Standard 2021Microsoft Visio Profession ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:42 | Tech

As California struggles with another crippling drought, a Silicon Valley startup that believes robots can grow produce more sustainably said Wednesday it raised $50 million in a funding round led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures.Iron Ox uses robots that are integrated with a hydroponic system consuming 90% less water than traditional far ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 22:19:40 | Tech

Scientists have discovered another clue to the origins of the virus that causes Covid-19, with bats living in caves in Laos found to be carrying a similar pathogen that experts suggest could potentially infect humans directly.The virus has killed millions since it emerged in China in late 2019, and controversy continues to swirl around where it cam ...

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 21:31:37 | Tech

Is your work space lacking in form and function? Some of our favorite desks, webcams, and keyboards are discounted right now.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 18:43:16 | Tech

We all want ice cream fast, but app delivery services make it too easy for us to ignore their true cost.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 16:10:45 | Tech

Microplastics, tiny fragments of plastic less than 5mm in size, are a hidden form of pollution known to be contaminating waterways and the world's oceans - and now, scientists say, the human digestive system.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 15:08:38 | Tech

Before you retire that smartphone or tablet to the bottom of a drawer, there are ways to get more life out of it around the house.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 14:20:49 | Tech

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence has urged people to stop buying Chinese phones and throw away the ones they already possess after discovering censorship software.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 13:03:08 | Tech

Amazon is lobbying the US government to legalise cannabis and in support of a law that would expunge cannabis-related offences from criminal records, the company has confirmed.

Source: | 22. 09. 2021 03:25:11 | Tech

A new museum dedicated to the history of the mobile phone will launch online next month.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 21:15:26 | Tech

For kids, developing a healthier relationship with Instagram and other platforms can be tricky.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 20:13:26 | Tech

Facebook has been used as a tool for violence and abuse in country after country. Maybe it shouldn’t be everywhere.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 19:33:09 | Tech

I was annoying Seth Rogen. We had just started the interview, and while he politely answered my questions, he was growing tired of talking about his celebrity status. He was more interested in discussing how the company he co-founded is succeeding by overcoming countless regulatory hurdles. To him, that success has little to do with the Seth Rogen ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 19:33:08 | Tech

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget.

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 19:23:30 | Tech

The Mercedes-Benz has priced the flagship EQS electric vehicle more than $8,700 below its gas-powered S-Class counterpart, a strategic move by the German automaker aiming to ensure a successful rollout of the luxury EV in North America. The EQS, which will arrive in U.S. dealerships in fall 2021, will start at $103,360, including the $1,050 destina ...

Source: | 21. 09. 2021 19:23:27 | Tech

French startup Mirakl has closed a new Series E funding round of $555 million. Following this round, the company is now valued at $3.5 billion. Mirakl helps you launch a marketplace on your online store for your end customers or for your B2B clients. It’s a software-as-a-service marketplace, meaning that Mirakl manages the marketplace for you. Silv ...