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Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track Internet users across the web. Read More Source: Tech Crunch

NBA all-star Baron Davis wants to prep athletes and entertainers for the startup game

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 Last Saturday afternoon in the penthouse suite of the London West Hollywood, two-time NBA all-star Baron Davis was providing assists in a different kind of court. In front of a gathering of entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, designers, musicians, and members of the Los Angeles investment community and business elite, Davis was putting on a show designed to encourage, educate and inspire… Read More Source: Tech Crunch

Google’s Tez payments app now lets users handle their utility bills and more

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 Google’s Tez payment service in India has got a major update that allows users to pay their utilities and other bills via the app. The service was launched last September for iOS and Android and it initially allowed for payments between bank accounts using India’s UPI (Unified Payments Interface) protocol. Now the app has gotten support to pay for bills from more than 80… Read More Source: Tech Crunch

Facebook will verify the location of U.S. election ad buyers by mailing them postcards

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 Facebook’s global director of policy programs says it will start sending postcards by snail mail to verify buyers of ads related to United States elections. Katie Harbath, who described the plan at a conference held by the National Association of Secretaries of State this weekend, didn’t reveal when the program will start, but told Reuters that it would be before the… Read More Source: Tech Crunch

Technological solutions to technology’s problems feature in “How to Fix The Future”

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 In this edition of Innovate 2018, Andrew Keen finds himself in the hot seat. Keen, whose new book, “How to Fix the Future”, was published earlier this month, discusses a moment when it has suddenly become fashionable for tech luminaries to abandon utopianism in favor of its opposite.  The first generation of IPO winners have now become some of tech’s most vocal… Read More Source: Tech Crunch

Engineering against all odds, or how NYC’s subway will get wireless in the tunnels

By | February 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 Never ask a wireless engineer working on the NYC subway system “What can go wrong?” Flooding, ice, brake dust, and power outages relentlessly attack the network components. Rats — many, many rats — can eat power and fiber optic cables and bring down the whole system. Humans are no different, as their curiosity or malice strikes a blow against wireless hardware… Read More Source: Tech Crunch