Day: January 2, 2020

TikTok Reported Highest Takedown Requests From India and US, Zero From China

hackingbear shares a report from The Verge: TikTok released its first transparency report yesterday, showing which countries have submitted requests for content removal as well as access to user data. China is notably absent from the report — the video sharing app, owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, claims it did not receive a single…

Imagination and Apple, sitting in a tree, l-i-c-e-n-s-i-n-g GPU tech semi-secretly: Brit chip designer strikes iGiant deal

Meanwhile, Samsung semiconductor fab hit by power cut UK-based graphics chip designer Imagination Technologies has inked a new licensing deal with Apple.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Google DeepMind’s AI-based breast cancer detection is not yet an automatic diagnostician

Google’s Google Health and its DeepMind unit, along with London’s Imperial College, report in this week’s Nature magazine about how a trio of deep-learning networks can in some cases best human radiologists in reading a mammogram. But the fine print shows we’re not yet at the point of replacing radiologists. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Amazon Threatens To Fire Employees Who Speak Out On Climate Change

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: A group of Amazon employees say the company has threatened to fire two workers for speaking out against the company’s environmental policies. In a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice said that several employees were contacted by legal and human resources representatives,…

DIY Trommel Sifts Compost In Style

Composting is a great idea that helps you and the planet at the same time. But all that stuff is going to break down at different rates, and depending on what you put in there and how soon you want to use the compost, you’ll probably have to sift out some unwanted stuff first. [Minnear…

Data Breach Affects 63 Landry’s Restaurants

Landry’s announced that more than 60 of its restaurants may be affected by payment processing system malware. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Linux Mint 19.3 is here and better than ever

The easiest and best Linux desktop had a new long-term support release during the holidays. Here’s what’s new and neat in this latest version. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Dell slathers on factor XPS 13 to reveal new shiny with… ooh… a 0.1 inch bigger screen

And, oh shucks, is that Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6? Dell is kicking off 2020 with a significant refresh of its XPS 13 laptops, including the Ubuntu-powered XPS 13 Developer Edition.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Apple TV Plus just hired the boss who turned HBO into a powerhouse – CNET

Richard Plepler was the CEO of HBO for years but left the company abruptly months after AT&T took it over. …read more Source:: CNet

Volkswagen’s Beetle is dead, but it wants you to remember the good times – Roadshow

The German carmaker’s farewell video has everything including a children’s choir singing the Beatles and Kevin Bacon. …read more Source:: CNet