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How Do I Digitize and Share a Ton of Old Family Photos?
Lifehacker.com

Welcome back to another week of Tech 911 —Lifehacker’s advice column that’s designed to answer your most pressing and peculiar questions about technology. This week, we’re taking a question from someone who wants to find a solid photo-storage service for a sp… more…

Cloudflare’s Five-Year Project to Protect Nonprofits Online
Wired

Cloudflare's Project Galileo has helped vulnerable organizations fend off DDoS and other attacks for the last five years. more…

After Equifax breach, US watchdog says agencies aren’t properly verifying identities
TechCrunch

A federal watchdog says the government should stop relying on the credit agencies to verify the identifies of those using government services. In a report out this week, the the Government Accountability Office said several government departments still rely o… more…

AWS is now making Amazon Personalize available to all customers
TechCrunch

Amazon Personalize, first announced during AWS re:Invent last November, is now available to all Amazon Web Services customers. The API enables developers to add custom machine learning models to their apps, including ones for personalized product recommendati… more…

Liberty’s challenge to UK state surveillance powers reveals shocking failures
TechCrunch

A legal challenge to the UK’s controversial mass surveillance regime has revealed shocking failures by the main state intelligence agency, which has broad powers to hack computers and phones and intercept digital communications, in handling people’s informati… more…

What can cities learn from Amazon HQ?
TechCrunch

Amazon HQ2 may be out of New York City, but Amazon continues to set the standard for what New Yorkers expect from their companies. more…

Hyundai takes minority stake in self-driving car startup Aurora
TechCrunch

Hyundai Motor Group has invested in Aurora, the latest sign that the scope of the year-old partnership between the automaker and self-driving car startup has expanded. Aurora and Hyundai didn’t disclose terms of the investment. However, picking part new detai… more…

Federal Watchdog Asks Agencies to Please Stop Relying on Credit Rating Firms After Equifax Hack
Gizmodo.com

The Government Accountability Office is warning federal agencies including the U.S. Postal Service, the Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in a report this week that they should stop relying on… more…

How 'Sign in With Apple' Improves on Google, Facebook, and Twitter's Options
Gizmodo.com

Amongst the reveals we saw at WWDC 2019 was a new technology for apps and the web: “Sign in with Apple.” It’s supposedly a more private way to sign into apps and services, according to the company. But if Apple’s version is more private, what are you actually… more…

Lawsuits Claim Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant Illegally Records Children Without Consent
Gizmodo.com

A pair of federal lawsuits against Amazon seeking class action status allege that the e-commerce giant’s Alexa voice assistant technology “routinely records and voiceprints millions of children without their consent or the consent of their parents,” breaking … more…

Huawei Cancels Launch of New MateBook Laptop, Citing US Trade Bans
Gizmodo.com

Chinese tech giant Huawei has cancelled the planned launch of a new MateBook laptop at the CES Asia 2019 trade show in Shanghai this week due to sweeping U.S. sanctions against the company, Ars Technica reported on Wednesday. Read more... more…

The Ruthless Reality of Amazon's One-Day Shipping
Gizmodo.com

Amazon has rapidly expanded its internal shipping services as the company shifts toward one-day delivery shipping from its default two-day shipping service. The company is pledging to spend $800 million this quarter to achieve one-day delivery as the default … more…

Google says Apple's new sign-in button is a good idea, despite privacy jab - CNET
Cnet.com

Even though Apple's the competition, Google says the tool is better than using random passwords to log in more…

Calls to break up Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple get louder - CNET
Cnet.com

Regulators are gearing up to investigate Big Tech. But are breakups of these companies on the horizon? more…

Study Finds That a GPS Outage Would Cost $1 Billion Per Day
Slashdot.org

A new comprehensive study on Global Positioning System technology has examined what effect a 30-day outage would have on the U.S. economy -- whether it's due to a severe space weather event or "nefarious activity by a bad actor." If a widespread outage were t… more…

'Genius' Site Said It Used Morse Code To Catch Google Stealing Song Lyrics
Slashdot.org

"Genius.com says its traffic is dropping because, for the past several years, Google has been publishing lyrics on its own platform, with some of them lifted directly from the music site," reports the Wall Street Journal: Google denies doing anything nefariou… more…

Facebook Announces Libra Cryptocurrency
Slashdot.org

Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra. From a blog post: Today we're sharing plans for Calibra, a newly formed Facebook subsidiary whose goal is to provide financial services that will let people access and participate in the L… more…

'Alexa, what ETF should I buy?' Asset managers like BlackRock and Invesco are testing out voice assistants — but it's too early to tell if customers will actually use them
Business Insider

Asset managers' websites are difficult to navigate. Soon institutional and retail investors could ask questions and access their portfolios via voice assistants like Siri and Alexa. Some of the largest fund managers, including BlackRock, Invesco, JPMorgan, St… more…

Saudi Arabia is hunting down women who flee the country by tracking the IMEI number on their cell phones
Insider.com

Saudi Arabia is using military-grade technology to track down the cellphones of women who flee its patriarchal regime, several runaways have told INSIDER. Four women, all anonymous for fear of reprisal, said they were made aware of attempts to track their cel… more…

We compared Samsung's Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ to determine which phone you should buy
Business Insider

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objecti… more…

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