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How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities

November 11, 2018 at 04:10PM Earlier this week in a new experimental newsletter I’ve been helping Danny Crichton on, we briefly discussed transit pundit Jarrett Walker’s article in The Atlantic arguing against the view that ridesharing and microtransit will be the future of mass transit. Instead, his thesis is that a properly operated and well-resourced… Continue reading How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities

Enterprise – TechCrunch · SEPN

Google Cloud wants to make it easier for data scientists to share models

November 08, 2018 at 04:00PM Today, Google Cloud announced Kubeflow pipelines and AI Hub, two tools designed to help data scientists put to work across their organizations the models they create. Rajen Sheth, director of product management for Google Cloud’s AI and ML products, says that the company recognized that data scientists too often build… Continue reading Google Cloud wants to make it easier for data scientists to share models

Enterprise – TechCrunch · SEPN

Spotify Connect speakers will soon work with its free-tier

November 07, 2018 at 03:21PM Spotify’s ad-supported tier has long been one of the service’s differentiators. Naturally, the model’s not nearly as feature rich as its paid counterpart, though the company’s removing one of those key distinctions as this morning. In a press release, the company notes that free users will soon be able to stream… Continue reading Spotify Connect speakers will soon work with its free-tier

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Facial image matching system risks ‘chilling effect’ on freedoms, rights groups say

November 07, 2018 at 06:00AM System dubbed ‘the capability’ processes Australians’ information whether they are crime suspects or notCivil rights groups have warned a vast, powerful system allowing the near real-time matching of citizens’ facial images risks a “profound chilling effect” on protest and dissent.The technology – known in shorthand as “the capability” – collects… Continue reading Facial image matching system risks ‘chilling effect’ on freedoms, rights groups say

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Criminal law not keeping pace with digital world – report

November 01, 2018 at 12:01AM Law Commission England and Wales calls for reform of laws dealing with online abuseOnline communications law is incoherent and fails to protect victims of abuse from harassment such as “deepfake” pornography, according to a report by the Law Commission.Commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the… Continue reading Criminal law not keeping pace with digital world – report

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

UK and Canada unite to demand Mark Zuckerberg answers questions

October 31, 2018 at 12:11PM Joint hearing will try to force Facebook chief to appear over Cambridge Analytica scandalThe UK and Canadian parliaments are joining forces in an attempt to force Mark Zuckerberg to answer their questions over Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.The House of Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee… Continue reading UK and Canada unite to demand Mark Zuckerberg answers questions

SEPN · The Independent - Tech

Expanding Bitcoin use will push global warming above 2C in two decades, finds study

October 29, 2018 at 04:36PM 'Currently, the emissions from transportation, housing and food are considered the main contributors to ongoing climate change... this research illustrates that bitcoin should be added to this list' Expanding Bitcoin use will push global warming above 2C in two decades, finds study ...

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting up to 9.4m passengers

October 24, 2018 at 07:17PM Airline confirms passport numbers, email addresses and credit card data were accessedThe airline Cathay Pacific has announced that it has suffered a major data leak affecting up to 9.4 million passengers.The Hong Kong flag carrier admitted that personal information including passport numbers, identity card numbers, email addresses and credit card… Continue reading Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting up to 9.4m passengers

SEPN · The Independent - Tech

Cathay Pacific hack: 10 million customers have data including passport and credit card details stolen

October 24, 2018 at 05:51PM Cathay Pacific has been hacked and some 9.4 million customers may have had their most personal data stolen, it has warned. Cathay Pacific hack: 10 million customers have data including passport and credit card details stolen ...

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Uber and other rideshare company drivers ripped off, assaulted and racially abused

October 24, 2018 at 02:58AM Transport Workers Union survey finds one in 10 drivers physically assaulted on the job and 6% sexually assaultedDrivers for Uber and other rideshare companies are being ripped off, assaulted, threatened and racially abused, a new survey reveals.The survey of 1,100 drivers released on Wednesday says more than 60% reported earning… Continue reading Uber and other rideshare company drivers ripped off, assaulted and racially abused

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Florida: driverless bus shut down for putting children at ‘inappropriate’ risk

October 22, 2018 at 10:25PM Transdev was granted permission by US traffic safety agency in March to use shuttle for testing purposes, but not as a school bus A US government agency has ordered a transport company to immediately stop transporting school children in Florida in a driverless shuttle as the testing could be putting… Continue reading Florida: driverless bus shut down for putting children at ‘inappropriate’ risk

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Millions of porn videos will not be blocked by UK online age checks

October 18, 2018 at 01:48PM Clause means children will be able to view content on social media and image-sharing sitesMillions of sexually explicit videos will still be available online to children in the UK after new age verification rules come into force, due to a “commercial basis” clause that exempts social media and image-sharing websites.Age… Continue reading Millions of porn videos will not be blocked by UK online age checks

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Paul Allen beyond Microsoft: wrecked warship finder and ultimate sports fan

October 16, 2018 at 05:49AM The Microsoft co-founder engaged in years-long missions for sunken ships and nurtured the Seahawks to three Super BowlsPaul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, diesAside from his fame as Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Paul Allen’s life centred on a twin obsession with sport and the fate of warships sunk in critical battles during… Continue reading Paul Allen beyond Microsoft: wrecked warship finder and ultimate sports fan

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s death leaves Bill Gates ‘heartbroken’ – video

October 16, 2018 at 01:59AM Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died aged 65 from complications with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was first treated for the disease in 2009 but it returned this year. A childhood friend of Bill Gates, the pair started Microsoft in 1975. Bill Gates said in a statement on Monday: “I am heartbroken… Continue reading Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s death leaves Bill Gates ‘heartbroken’ – video

SEPN · Technology | The Guardian

Bloodhound 1,000mph car hits skids as project enters administration

October 15, 2018 at 02:01PM Appeal for £25m investment to rescue British team’s plan to break land speed recordPlans to build a British jet-powered car to speed at more than 1,000mph through the desert have hit quicksand, after the company behind the Bloodhound project entered administration.The dream of an ultra-fast car to break the land… Continue reading Bloodhound 1,000mph car hits skids as project enters administration

Business · SEPN

Billionaire Blavatnik plots break up and sale of Perform empire to fund ‘Netflix of sport’ venture Dazn

October 14, 2018 at 06:27PM Billionaire Blavatnik plots break up and sale of Perform empire to fund 'Netflix of sport' venture Dazn ... The top 7 beachside cafés Australia has to offer Enjoy a bite to eat at one of these incredible beachside cafés and restaurants in Australia, all with stunning views. Read more ›… Continue reading Billionaire Blavatnik plots break up and sale of Perform empire to fund ‘Netflix of sport’ venture Dazn

MSE · NPR · SEPN

Transportation Department Looks To Clear The Road For Cars Without Steering Wheels

October 5, 2018 at 12:46PM The DOT announced new voluntary guidance for autonomous vehicles. The agency wants to adapt the definition of "driver" to include autonomous systems, among other changes. Transportation Department Looks To Clear The Road For Cars Without Steering Wheels...

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Conor McGregor vs Khabib: How accidentally streaming PPV fight on Periscope led to a huge fine

October 03, 2018 at 06:36PM Free live streams are set to spread across Facebook and Twitter ahead of UFC 229 – but one illegal streamer reveals what happened when he inadvertently broke the law Conor McGregor vs Khabib: How accidentally streaming PPV fight on Periscope led to a huge fine ...