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Privacy experts slam UK’s “disastrous” failure to tackle unlawful adtech
TechCrunch

The UK’s data protection regulator has been slammed by privacy experts for once again failing to take enforcement action over systematic breaches of the law linked to behaviorally targeted ads — despite warning last summer that the adtech industry is out of c… more…

Marijuana delivery giant Eaze may go up in smoke
TechCrunch

The first cannabis startup to raise big money in Silicon Valley is in danger of burning out. TechCrunch has learned that pot delivery middleman Eaze has seen unannounced layoffs, and its depleted cash reserves threaten its ability to make payroll or settle it… more…

'Where do downloads go on Android?': How to find your downloads on an Android device
Business Insider

You can find your downloads on your Android device in your My Files app (called File Manager on some phones), which you can find in the device's App Drawer. Unlike iPhone, app downloads are not stored on the home screen of your Android device, and can be foun… more…

The Penetration of Artificial Intelligence in Indian Railways
Readwrite.com

The advancement of railway technologies is meant to accommodate the growing population. Following the expectation coincides with the evolution of digitization. The popular use of online services through the internet allows the integration of everything to pro… more…

IoT in 2020: It’s all Coming Together
Readwrite.com

Technology commentators are predicting that 2020 is going to see an acceleration of new tech entering the market including 5G wireless connectivity, blockchain technology (beyond cryptocurrency) and AI/ML. While each of these technologies has its own applicat… more…

Want optimized AI? Rethink your storage infrastructure and data pipeline
Venturebeat.com

Data is handled differently across the AI pipeline. Understanding each stage will help you build a storage infrastructure able to scale. more…

Pardon the Intrusion #8: Location trackers
The Next Web

Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon the Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. Owning a mobile phone today is an open invitation to be tracked by telecom firms and… more…

Condom conflict, ghost net, smart trash bins: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Chicago's infamous Lincoln Towing gets OK to keep truckin', pens allowed again in Detroit court, and more more…

These Microsoft Surface Pro tablets are discounted on Best Buy, up to $400 off
Digitaltrends.com

Microsoft's exemplary Surface devices have earned it a top spot in our best laptop brands list. The Surface Pro 6 and Pro 7 are some of the best in the 2-in-1 category, and right now, Best Buy has them on sale for up to $400 off. Get a powerful 2-in-1 without… more…

Adult Site Leaks Extremely Sensitive Data of Cam Models
Vpnmentor.com

The vpnMentor cybersecurity research team, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, have uncovered a leaking S3 Bucket with 19.95GB of visible data on a Virginia-based more…

On the Verge of Web 3.0: Next Generation Blockchain-Browsers
Forklog.media

The “third coming” of the Internet is right around the corner to rescue users from toxic Web 2.0 browsers, but it’s facing a bunch of digital pitfalls along the way. more…

Time-Lock Encryption (2011)
Gwern.net

How do you encrypt a file such that it can be decrypted after a date, but not before? Use serial computations for proof-of-work using successive squaring, chained hashes, or witness encryption on blockchains. more…

America’s aggressive use of sanctions endangers the dollar’s reign
Economist.com

Its rivals and allies are both looking at other options more…

This simple tool converts your Apple Card PDF statements to CSV for easier budgeting
9to5mac.com

One of the biggest limitations of Apple Card is its inability to integrate with budgeting services like Mint and YNAB. Apple does, however, offer the ability to download your transaction history as a PDF. An independent developer has now designed a tool that … more…

Visa taps cheaper solar and wind to reach 100% renewable-electricity goal
Marketwatch.com

Financial-services giant Visa says it has met its goal to use 100% renewable electricity by 2020 across its 131 offices in 76 countries and four global processing centers. more…

Top Euro court tells cops, spies that yelling 'national security' isn’t enough to force ISPs to hand over massive piles of people's private data
Theregister.co.uk

Decision is preliminary and unenforced, though a good start Analysis In a massive win for privacy rights, a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has made clear that national security concerns do not override citizens’ data privacy. Thus… more…

Predatory-journal papers have little scientific impact
Nature.com

Analysis of hundreds of articles in predatory titles shows that 60% have never been cited. more…

Predatory-journal papers have little scientific impact
Nature.com

Analysis of hundreds of articles in predatory titles shows that 60% have never been cited. more…

Testimony before the House Antitrust Subcommittee
Signalvnoise.com

My name is David Heinemeier Hansson, and I’m the CTO and co-founder of Basecamp, a small internet company from Chicago that sells project-management and team-collaboration software. When we launched our main service back in 2004, the internet provided a large… more…

A definitive guide to everything that affects smartphone battery life
Androidauthority.com

Here are all of the things that can contribute to bad battery life. more…