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Poland Plans To Make Censoring of Social Media Accounts Illegal

Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump's social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar actions there. From a report: "Algorithms or the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 14th, 2021

Facebook Uses AI To Predict If COVID-19 Patients Will Need More Care

Facebook is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to help doctors predict whether they will need more resources, such as extra oxygen to care for COVID-19 patients in hospitals. CNET reports: The social network said Friday it developed two.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 53 min. ago

Apple Plans First iMac Desktop Redesign In Nearly a Decade

In addition to upgraded MacBook Pros, Bloomberg reports that Apple is also "planning the first redesign of its iMac all-in-one desktop computer since 2012," as it shifts away from Intel to its own silicon. From the report: The new models will slim do.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 53 min. ago

Indie hit Oxenfree’s legacy continues with an upcoming TV series

The founders of Night School Studios talk about the game on its fifth anniversary, and how plans for a movie have turned into plans for a potential TV series......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 53 min. ago

Bumble files to go public

The dating and networking service Bumble has filed to go public. The company, launched by a former co-founder of the IAC-owned Tinder, plans to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange, using the ticker symbol “BMBL.” Bumble’s planned IPO.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News22 hr. 21 min. ago

Tracy Chou launches Block Party to combat online harassment and abuse

Block Party, an anti-harassment startup that aims to help folks feel safer on social media founded by Tracy Chou, launched today. Currently only available for Twitter, Block Party helps people filter out the content they don’t want to see and i.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News22 hr. 21 min. ago

Group Nine’s SPAC goes public

Group Nine Media revealed last month that it was forming a SPAC (short for special purpose acquisition corporation) in order to raise money for acquisitions. The company has now moved forward with those plans, announcing last night that it had priced.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News22 hr. 21 min. ago

Poland proposes social media "free speech" law

The law would see social networks fined if they ban a Polish user who has not broken local laws......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News22 hr. 21 min. ago

Apple Plans Podcasting Subscription Service in Threat To Spotify

Apple -- long considered the sleeping giant in the podcast space -- is waking up. The company, which runs the most widely used podcasting app in the industry, is discussing launching a new subscription service [Editor's note: the link may be paywalle.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Apple Plans Upgraded MacBook Pros With Return of Magnetic Charging

Apple is planning upgraded MacBook Pro laptops this year with much faster processors, updated displays and the return of its magnetic charger, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing a person with knowledge of the plans. From the report: The new laptops ar.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

US grid will see 80 percent of its new capacity go emission-free

Plans also call for the first new nuclear plant in years. Enlarge (credit: US EIA) Earlier this week, the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) released figures on the new generating capacity that's expected to start operating over the course of.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Researcher discusses how social movements succeed

The summer of 2020 was not the first time activists marched in the streets of major U.S. cities, expressing their outrage over high-profile episodes of police brutality and demanding an end to racial inequities. Nor was it the first time that protest.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Highlights of the day: TSMC to spend big on 3nm development

TSMC has plans to allocated US$25-28 billion in capex for 2021, with over US$15 billion of the foundry house's record budget to be spent on advancing its 3nm process node. The foundry has disclosed that it is on track to move its 3nm process to risk.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

How Twitter is handling the 2021 US presidential transition

Twitter has set out its plans for US Inauguration Day 2021, next Wednesday, January 20, when president-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office as the 46th US president and vice president-elect Kamala Harris will become VP. “This year, multipl.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Reggie Watts talks social media and tech for creatives at CES 2021

Reggie Watts, famed comedian and leader of the house band for The Late Late Show with James Corden, talks tech and social media at CES 2021......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

TikTok level crossing stunt "staggeringly stupid"

Police and rail bosses condemn a social media post featuring a car parked on a level crossing......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Australia rebukes Google for blocking local content

The tech giants are fighting the Australian government over plans to make them pay for news content......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

The Richer You are, The More Likely You"ll Social Distance, Study Finds

The higher a person's income, the more likely they were to protect themselves at the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, Johns Hopkins University economists find. From a report: When it comes to adopting behaviors including so.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Renault outlines leaner, high-tech future in turnaround plan

In his first strategy update, CEO Luca de Meo disclosed plans to cut production, simplify manufacturing and reduce spending in areas such as research......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Foraging humans, mammals and birds who live in the same place behave similarly

Foraging humans find food, reproduce, share parenting, and even organize their social groups in similar ways as surrounding mammal and bird species, depending on where they live in the world, new research has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

The richer you are, the more likely you"ll social distance, study finds

The higher a person's income, the more likely they were to protect themselves at the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, Johns Hopkins University economists find......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021