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Signal wanted to run Instagram ads to show how user data is collected and sold, promptly gets banned by Facebook

User privacy and social media have always had a complex relationship, spawning endless debates on regulation, tracking online user behaviour and data collection. It's why some companies have increasingly started to push privacy as a core feature of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotMay 6th, 2021

The best trailers of E3 2021: Battlefield 2042, Avatar, and more

With E3's main events over and done with, it's time to look at the best trailers of the show. Here are the ones that wowed us......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 21 min. ago

Amazon Echo Show 5 vs. Echo Show 8

The Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 are similar in many ways, but the Echo Show 8 has a larger screen and other upgrades that might be worth the extra cost......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 21 min. ago

Make way for Windows 11? Windows 10 end-of-life is October 2025

We'll find out more about Windows 10's replacement OS later this month. Enlarge / Please show your retired operating system the respect it deserves, with a proper Viking funeral. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) A new Windows visual refr.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 53 min. ago

A DNA-based storage system with files and metadata

Queries can take days, but it's possible to pull out specific files. Enlarge / Fluorescent tagged DNA is the key to a new storage system. (credit: Gerald Barber, Virginia Tech) DNA-based data storage appears to offer solutions to some of the p.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 53 min. ago

Starlink dishes go into “thermal shutdown” once they hit 122° Fahrenheit

Man watered dish to cool it down but overheating knocked it offline for 7 hours. Enlarge / Starlink satellite dish and equipment in the Idaho panhandle's Coeur d'Alene National Forest. (credit: Wandering-coder) A Starlink beta user in Arizona.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 53 min. ago

"Cyberpunk 2077" Returning To PlayStation Network on June 21

Sony will allow "Cyberpunk 2077" to be sold on its online PlayStation store starting June 21, the game's creators at CD Projekt Red said today. From a report: Sales of the buggy would-be blockbuster have been hit hard since Sony delisted the game sho.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 21 min. ago

E3 2021 Day 4 recap: Nintendo delivers the Direct fans have always wanted

Here's our ongoing recap of E3 2021, which breaks down the biggest news and trends of the expo......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 53 min. ago

Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of a toxic industrial compound linked to serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 20 min. ago

New web tool fights antibacterial resistance

In 1943, two scientists named Max Delbrück and Salvador Luria conducted an experiment to show that bacteria can mutate randomly, independent of external stimulus, such as an antibiotic that threatens a bacterial cells' survival. Today the Luria-Delb.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 52 min. ago

Windows 11 Screenshots Leak, Show New Start Menu and More

Screenshots of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system have appeared online today. Originally published at Chinese site Baidu, the screenshots show off the new Windows 11 user interface and Start menu. The UI changes look very similar to wha.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 52 min. ago

Counterfeiters are fooling PC gamers with fake GPUs, and they’re tough to spot

Unlike a knock-off iPhone, spotting a fake GPU isn't easy. However, we'll show you ways to protect yourself if something does go wrong......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 53 min. ago

Quick Tip: WITH Clause Recursion

Starting with version 10.1.x, Vertica supports recursive queries. These are incredibly useful in modeling and working with self-referential hierarchical data. Let’s take a look at a natural instance of this form of data: the manager-subordinate.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News14 hr. 53 min. ago

Largest structures in the universe show clear light-shifted signal of rotation

By mapping the motion of galaxies in huge filaments that connect the cosmic web, astronomers at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), in collaboration with scientists in China and Estonia, have found that these long tendrils of galaxi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 20 min. ago

Predicting the evolution of a pandemic

The inclusion of biological uncertainty and the latest case data can significantly improve the prediction accuracy of standard epidemiological models of virus transmission, new research led by KAUST and the Kuwait College of Science and Technology (K.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 20 min. ago

Fungal spores from 250-year-old collections given new lease of life

The biological and historical diversity in museum collections is staggering, with specimens collected across centuries by some of the most famous scientists in history. In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen successfully revive.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 20 min. ago

Baltic herring larvae show effects of climate change

Data collected for over two decades shows that rising Baltic Sea water temperature is one of the main factors in the increasingly earlier appearance and faster growth of Baltic herring larvae......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 20 min. ago

Use of PFAS in cosmetics "widespread," new study finds

Many cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a potentially toxic class of chemicals linked to a number of serious health conditions, according to new research from the U.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 52 min. ago

Microsoft"s Smith Says Secret Subpoenas Hurt US Tech Companies

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith criticized secret data subpoenas sent by the government to cloud providers like his company and Apple, saying gag orders on requests for personal information undermine freedoms and are hurting U......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Supreme Court Revives LinkedIn Bid To Shield Personal Data

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Microsoft's LinkedIn another chance to try to stop rival hiQ Labs from harvesting personal data from the professional networking platform's public profiles -- a practice that LinkedIn contends threatens the priva.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Climate conditions during the migration of Homo sapiens out of Africa reconstructed

An international research team led by Professor Dr. Frank Schäbitz has published a climate reconstruction of the last 200,000 years for Ethiopia. This means that high-resolution data are now available for the period when early Homo sapiens, our ance.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021