FTC announces a new task force to monitor competition in "technology-related sectors" and says that it will look into previous mergers (Makena Kelly/The Verge)

FTC announces a new task force to monitor competition in "technology-related sectors" and says that it will look into previous mergers (Makena Kelly/The Verge)


Makena Kelly / The Verge:

FTC announces a new task force to monitor competition in
“technology-related sectors” and says that it will look into
previous mergers
  —  And they’re going to look at
previous mergers  —  The Federal Trade Commission will be
launching a task force to monitor competition …

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Researchers find that weaknesses in Supermicro hardware would let an attacker leave a persistent and hidden backdoor on IBM’s cloud "bare-metal" servers (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Researchers find that weaknesses in Supermicro hardware would let an attacker leave a persistent and hidden backdoor on IBM’s cloud "bare-metal" servers (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)


Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:

Researchers find that weaknesses in Supermicro hardware would let
an attacker leave a persistent and hidden backdoor on IBM’s cloud
“bare-metal” servers
  —  Other providers of
bare-metal cloud computing might also be vulnerable to BMC hack. 
—  More than five years …

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Facebook Moderator Trauma #1349

Facebook Moderator Trauma #1349


Facebook Moderators face
unprecedented trauma on a daily basis by being exposed to the
absolute worst that humanity can throw at them. I was barely able
to complete the expose by The Verge and could really resonate with
what they had to put up with. We have been talking about Facebook a
lot in the past number of weeks and I think we all need to continue
to limit our exposure to the content and negativity that is really
impacting us as a society. I really think we will have a lot of
trouble ahead if we do not start putting the brakes on and make
sure we are getting exposure to content that is helping us.

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Microsoft Introduced the HoloLens 2

Microsoft Introduced the HoloLens 2

Microsoft
introduced
the HoloLens 2 at MWC Barcelona. It is an improved
version of the original Microsoft HoloLens. Here are some details
about the improvements.

Immersion is greatly enhanced by advancements
across the board, including the visual display system, making
holograms even more vibrant and realistic. Microsoft more than
doubled the field of view in HoloLens 2, while maintaining the
industry-leading holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of
sight. HoloLens 2 contains a new display system that enables
Microsoft to achieve these significant advances at low power.

HoloLens 2 enables direct manipulation of holograms with the
same instinctual interactions you’d use with physical objects in
the real world. In addition to the improvements in the display
engine and direct manipulation of holograms, HoloLens 2 contains
eye-tracking sensors that make interacting with holograms even more
natural.

Comfort is enhanced by a more balanced center
of gravity, the use of light carbon-fiber material and a new
mechanism for donning the device without readjusting. Microsoft
improved the thermal management with new vapor chamber technology
and accounted for wide physiological variability in the size and
shape of human heads by designing HoloLens 2 to comfortably adjust
and fit almost anyone.

The new dial-in system makes it comfortable to wear for hours on
end, and you can keep your glasses on because HoloLens 2 adapts to
you by sliding right over them. When it’s time to step out of
mixed reality, flip the visor up and switch tasks in seconds.

Time-to-value is accelerated by Microsoft mixed
reality applications like Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, Dynamics 365
Layout and the new Dynamics 365 Guides applications.

Personally, I have a few concerns about HoloLens 2. One is the
price.
The Verge
says it costs $3,500. Another concern is whether or
not the HoloLens 2 would scratch the lenses of my glasses. I hope
Microsoft tested for that!

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How New York City evolved into a tech hub over the last two decades, fueled by Google’s DoubleClick acquisition and the Bloomberg administration’s policies (Steve Lohr/New York Times)

How New York City evolved into a tech hub over the last two decades, fueled by Google’s DoubleClick acquisition and the Bloomberg administration’s policies (Steve Lohr/New York Times)


Steve Lohr / New York Times:

How New York City evolved into a tech hub over the last two
decades, fueled by Google’s DoubleClick acquisition and the
Bloomberg administration’s policies
  —  Euan Robertson
started his job with New York City’s economic development team at
an ominous moment.

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CTRL-labs raises another $28M for its armband and SDK that translate impulses, that go from brain to hand muscles, into digital signals for gesture control (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

CTRL-labs raises another $28M for its armband and SDK that translate impulses, that go from brain to hand muscles, into digital signals for gesture control (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)


Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:

CTRL-labs raises another $28M for its armband and SDK that
translate impulses, that go from brain to hand muscles, into
digital signals for gesture control
  —  Ctrl-labs, a
New York startup that’s developing a device capable of translating
electrical muscle impulses into digital signals …

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Police across the US are increasingly using "reverse location search warrants" to force tech companies to hand over location data of anyone near a crime scene (Aaron Mak/Slate)

Police across the US are increasingly using "reverse location search warrants" to force tech companies to hand over location data of anyone near a crime scene (Aaron Mak/Slate)


Aaron Mak / Slate:

Police across the US are increasingly using “reverse location
search warrants” to force tech companies to hand over location
data of anyone near a crime scene
  —  Police
departments are using “reverse location search warrants” to
force Google to hand over data on anyone near a crime scene.

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Investigation finds Facebook still lets users target ads based around interest in neo-Nazis; Facebook says it will remove the seldom-used audience groupings (Sam Dean/Los Angeles Times)

Investigation finds Facebook still lets users target ads based around interest in neo-Nazis; Facebook says it will remove the seldom-used audience groupings (Sam Dean/Los Angeles Times)


Sam Dean / Los Angeles Times:

Investigation finds Facebook still lets users target ads based
around interest in neo-Nazis; Facebook says it will remove the
seldom-used audience groupings
  —  Facebook makes money
by charging advertisers to reach just the right audience for their
message — even when that audience …

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Kids googling themselves for the first time face shock, frustration, and sometimes excitement at content parents had been posting about them since their birth (Taylor Lorenz/The Atlantic)

Kids googling themselves for the first time face shock, frustration, and sometimes excitement at content parents had been posting about them since their birth (Taylor Lorenz/The Atlantic)


Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:

Kids googling themselves for the first time face shock,
frustration, and sometimes excitement at content parents had been
posting about them since their birth
  —  Googling
yourself has become a rite of passage.  —  For several months,
Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what
she saw on Instagram.

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