Technology | The Guardian

Facebook to pay $5bn fine as regulator files Cambridge Analytica complaint

July 24, 2019 at 02:44PM Penalty by US government reflects scale of breach, first reported by the ObserverFacebook will pay a record-breaking $5bn penalty in the US for “deceiving” users about their ability to keep personal information private, after a year-long investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data breach.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the US consumer… Continue reading Facebook to pay $5bn fine as regulator files Cambridge Analytica complaint

Ben Brody and David McLaughlin / Bloomberg · TIME

Time: Facebook Agrees to Pay Record $5 Billion Settlement in Privacy Investigation

July 24, 2019 at 01:52PM Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into years of privacy violations, a settlement that increases the board of directors’ responsibility for protecting users’ data while changing little about the company’s lucrative advertising business. The agreement, announced Wednesday by the Federal Trade Commission, will… Continue reading Time: Facebook Agrees to Pay Record $5 Billion Settlement in Privacy Investigation

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Google updates its speech tech for contact centers

July 23, 2019 at 04:00PM Last July, Google announced its Contact Center AI product for helping businesses get more value out of their contact centers. Contact Center AI uses a mix of Google’s machine learning-powered tools to help build virtual agents and help human agents as they do their job. Today, the company is launching… Continue reading Google updates its speech tech for contact centers

Enterprise – TechCrunch

CircleCI closes $56M Series D investment as market for continuous delivery expands

July 23, 2019 at 03:19PM CircleCI launched way back in 2011 when the notion of continuous delivery was just a twinkle in most developer’s eyes, but over the years with the rise of agile, containerization and DevOps, we’ve seen the idea of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) really begin to mainstream with developers. Today,… Continue reading CircleCI closes $56M Series D investment as market for continuous delivery expands

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Google Cloud makes it easier to set up continuous delivery with Spinnaker

July 22, 2019 at 06:58PM Google Cloud today announced Spinnaker for Google Cloud Platform, a new solution that makes it easier to install and run the Spinnaker continuous delivery (CD) service on Google’s cloud. Spinnaker was created inside Netflix and is now jointly developed by Netflix and Google. Netflix open-sourced it back in 2015 and… Continue reading Google Cloud makes it easier to set up continuous delivery with Spinnaker

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Enterprise | San Francisco, September 5

July 22, 2019 at 05:00PM TechCrunch Sessions is back! On September 5, we’re taking on the ferociously competitive field of enterprise software, and thrilled to announce our packed agenda, overflowing with some of the biggest names and most exciting startups in the enterprise industry. And you’re in luck, because $249 early-bird tickets are still on… Continue reading Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Enterprise | San Francisco, September 5

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Serverless, Inc expands free Framework to include monitoring and security

July 22, 2019 at 04:00PM Serverless development has largely been a lonely pursuit until recently, but Serverless, Inc has been offering a free framework for intrepid programmers since 2015. At first, that involved development, deployment and testing, but today the company announced it is expanding into monitoring and security to make it an end-to-end tool… Continue reading Serverless, Inc expands free Framework to include monitoring and security

Technology | The Guardian

Is FaceApp an evil plot by ‘the Russians’ to steal your data? Not quite | Arwa Mahdawi

July 18, 2019 at 07:00AM Following the panic over this viral app, the moral of the story is: don’t worry too much about ‘the Russians’. You should worry about everythingOver the last few days the #faceappchallenge has taken over social media. This “challenge” involves downloading a selfie-editing tool called FaceApp and using one of its… Continue reading Is FaceApp an evil plot by ‘the Russians’ to steal your data? Not quite | Arwa Mahdawi

The Independent - Tech

Apex Legends cheaters are being forced to play each other instead of normal players

July 16, 2019 at 12:21PM Video game developer of hit battle royale game say they want to 'squash cheaters' Apex Legends cheaters are being forced to play each other instead of normal players ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Apex Legends cheaters are being forced to play each other instead of normal players

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Amazon adds Hindi to the Alexa Skills Kit

July 16, 2019 at 08:40AM Users of Amazon’s voice assistant will soon be able to talk to Alexa in Hindi. Amazon announced today that it has added a Hindi voice model to its Alexa Skills Kit for developers. Alexa developers can also update their existing published skills in India for Hindi. Amazon first revealed that… Continue reading Amazon adds Hindi to the Alexa Skills Kit

GreenTech – TechCrunch

Negative? How a Navy veteran refused to accept a ‘no’ to his battery invention

July 12, 2019 at 06:53PM Decades ago, a young naval engineer on a British nuclear submarine started taking an interest in the electric batteries helping to run his vessel. Silently running under the frozen polar ice cap during the Cold War, little did this submariner know that, in the 21st century, batteries would become one… Continue reading Negative? How a Navy veteran refused to accept a ‘no’ to his battery invention

Alex Fitzpatrick · TIME

Time: We Tried the New Nintendo Switch Lite. Here’s What it’s Like to Play

July 10, 2019 at 12:59PM Nintendo on Wednesday unveiled the Nintendo Switch Lite, a smaller and cheaper version of its popular console rethought exclusively for handheld use. While the standard Nintendo Switch, released in March 2017, can be played either on a television screen or on the go, the new Switch Lite is strictly for… Continue reading Time: We Tried the New Nintendo Switch Lite. Here’s What it’s Like to Play

Katy Steinmetz · TIME

Time: Inside Instagram’s War on Bullying

July 08, 2019 at 07:08PM Ethan Cohen tried to laugh off his first experience with bullying on Instagram. Like many kids his age, the Raleigh, N.C., teen eagerly joined the platform in middle school, and one day he discovered fellow students snickering at an account. Someone — he still does not know who — had… Continue reading Time: Inside Instagram’s War on Bullying

Alejandro de la Garza · TIME

Time: This AI Software Is ‘Coaching’ Customer Service Workers. Soon It Could Be Bossing You Around, Too

July 08, 2019 at 02:49PM I’m on the phone with a startup executive roleplaying as a frustrated customer, and a note along with a speedometer icon appears on my computer screen: Speaking slowly — You are speaking slower than usual. Try increasing your speaking pace. I speed up, and the message disappears, only to be… Continue reading Time: This AI Software Is ‘Coaching’ Customer Service Workers. Soon It Could Be Bossing You Around, Too

GreenTech – TechCrunch

Image recognition, mini apps, QR codes: how China uses tech to sort its waste

July 05, 2019 at 11:24AM China’s war on garbage is as digitally savvy as the country itself. Think QR codes attached to trash bags that allow a municipal government to trace exactly where its trash comes from. On July 1, the world’s most populated city Shanghai began a compulsory garbage sorting program. Under the new… Continue reading Image recognition, mini apps, QR codes: how China uses tech to sort its waste

Technology | The Guardian

How a video game community filled my nephew’s final days with joy

July 04, 2019 at 12:19PM My teenage nephew’s life was short and difficult, but the players and developers of Elite Dangerous came together to bring unexpected happiness to his last momentsMy nephew, Michael, died on 22 May 2019. He was 15 years old.He loved his family, tractors, lorries, tanks, spaceships and video games (mostly about… Continue reading How a video game community filled my nephew’s final days with joy

Technology | The Guardian

France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK’s game developers

July 03, 2019 at 03:59PM French government promises tax breaks and subsidies for companies who relocate The French government has launched a major push to poach British game developers in the wake of Brexit, promising subsidies, tax breaks and loans to creatives who make the move across the Channel.The new campaign, “Join the Game”, sees… Continue reading France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK’s game developers

Technology | The Guardian

Can You Pet the Dog? The purity of petting pixelated puppies

July 02, 2019 at 07:00PM @CanYouPetTheDog has more than 250,000 followers, including game developers, but most are just digital dog enthusiastsGames often feature dogs but player interaction is generally limited to violent, negative verbs – attack, shoot, kill. Now one wildly popular Twitter account is dedicated to championing the games that allow us to interact… Continue reading Can You Pet the Dog? The purity of petting pixelated puppies

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Demo your startup at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019

July 02, 2019 at 09:00PM Every year hundreds of startups launch with dreams of becoming the next enterprise software unicorn. And it’s no wonder, given the $500 billion market and the rate at which the enterprise giants snap up emerging players. If you’re the founder of an early-stage enterprise startup, join us for TC Sessions:… Continue reading Demo your startup at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Software development analytics platform Sourced launches an enterprise edition

July 02, 2019 at 04:00PM Sourced, or source{d}, as the company styles its name, provides developers and IT departments with deeper analytics into their software development lifecycle. It analyzes codebases, offers data about which APIs are being used and provides general information about developer productivity and other metrics. Today, Sourced is officially launching its Enterprise… Continue reading Software development analytics platform Sourced launches an enterprise edition

Technology | The Guardian

The female game designers fighting back on abortion rights

June 28, 2019 at 10:00AM Through video games, live-action role-playing games and interactive documentaries, developers are challenging the conversation around reproductive rightsThe year is 1972. You’re part of an underground network of feminists in Chicago that provide illegal (at the time) abortion services to vulnerable, pregnant people with few options. Despite the risk of imprisonment,… Continue reading The female game designers fighting back on abortion rights

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: This New App Promises to Block Robocalls Forever. But Should We Have to Pay for That?

June 27, 2019 at 09:18PM A new app is promising to rid your life of robocall spam and scams once and for all, in exchange for a monthly fee. But it also raises the question: why should we have to pay to block robocalls at all? Firewall, an iOS app from the creators of temporary… Continue reading Time: This New App Promises to Block Robocalls Forever. But Should We Have to Pay for That?

Enterprise – TechCrunch

We’re talking Kubernetes at TC Sessions: Enterprise with Google’s Aparna Sinha and VMware’s Craig McLuckie

June 27, 2019 at 05:48PM Over the past five years, Kubernetes has grown from a project inside of Google to an open source powerhouse with an ecosystem of products and services, attracting billions of dollars in venture investment. In fact, we’ve already seen some successful exits, including one from one of our panelists. On September… Continue reading We’re talking Kubernetes at TC Sessions: Enterprise with Google’s Aparna Sinha and VMware’s Craig McLuckie