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Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting

New York Times - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 11:43am
After years of complaints by privacy advocates, the company said it will stop the practice on its free email service to eliminate confusion around its advertising policies.

Encounters: YouTube Star Randy Rainbow Brings Sass to His Trump Bashing

New York Times - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 7:30am
From his Queens apartment, Mr. Rainbow makes parody videos of himself interviewing political figures. He now has nearly 650,000 Facebook followers.

Bits: Daily Report: A Crusader Against a Severe, Previously Unseen Cyberattack

New York Times - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 4:29am
A ransomware demand of a Newark firm, carried out with stolen federal cyberweapons, was a smoke screen for a frightening crime with higher stakes.

Tech Tip: Rescuing Text From Mac WordPerfect Files

New York Times - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 4:22am
WordPerfect for the Mac never made it to the 21st century, but you can use modern software to get back into those ancient files.

The Saturday Profile: The Man Who Helped Turn Toronto Into a High-Tech Hotbed

New York Times - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 2:50am
Geoffrey Hinton, a scientist at the heart of artificial intelligence’s recent breakthroughs, has helped make Toronto a leading research location.

RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps

Infomation week - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 2:00am
While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.

Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There

Infomation week - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 12:00am
Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.

‘Nobody Is Perfect’: Some Uber Employees Balk at Travis Kalanick’s Exit

New York Times - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 9:29am
More than 1,000 workers supported a petition asking the company’s board to bring back the former chief in an active role.

Social Q’s: How Do I Get Off the Mailing List ... of a Family Member?

New York Times - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 9:11am
Also: a co-worker who hugs; a longtime best friend who wants a (big) loan; and a graduation announcement after a long silence.

Tesla in Talks to Set Up Electric Car Factory in Shanghai

New York Times - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 8:31am
The company said foreign production was needed to make its models more affordable overseas. Its plan for a plant would require a Chinese partner.

What Execs Should Know About Deep Learning

Infomation week - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 5:30am
Deep learning takes a step beyond machine learning, and it's first killer app is computervision.

Bits: Daily Report: Lessons From the Tumult at Uber

New York Times - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 4:46am
Travis Kalanick’s fall is instructive about the way the Silicon Valley start-up machine functions and the power venture capitalists still exercise.

Tech Tip: Trading in a Briefcase for a Drive in the Sky

New York Times - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 4:39am
The old Windows Briefcase tool for syncing files has been retired, but you can still keep your files up-to-date, with or without the web.

A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

New York Times - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 4:23am
In May, a so-called ransomware attack hit computers in over 150 countries. But two weeks earlier, one security expert found something a lot worse.

Wheels: BMW and Volkswagen Try to Beat Apple and Google at Their Own Game

New York Times - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 4:17am
European carmakers and suppliers are trying to build the computing capacity they will need as vehicles digitize and become driverless.

Ranked by Instagram: The Latest Men’s Wear Shows

New York Times - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 2:30am
Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana and Off-White rack up likes and new followers in London, Milan and Florence.

Uncle Sam Wants Your Deep Neural Networks

New York Times - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 2:00am
Homeland Security is introducing a $1.5 million contest to build artificial intelligence that can identify concealed items in body scans at airports.

Google Knocks on Door of Gartner's Cloud Leaders

Infomation week - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 1:00am
Google is close but still no cigar when it comes to sharing the realm of the cloud leaders in the Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant.