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|This is the Daily Tech News for Monday, August 24th I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||TechCrunch reports Microsoft launched the first public beta of Cortana for Android. You can have Cortana set reminder, search the Web, track flights and such. Unlike on Windows though you can’t just say “Hey Cortana” to activate the assistant and it can’t open apps or toggle settings. The beta is only available in the US right now at play.google.com/apps/testing/com.microsoft.cortana||http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/24/microsoft-launches-first-public-beta-of-cortana-for-android/|
|v||Avid Life Media, owner of Ashley Madison, is offering a $500,000 Canadian dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the attackers responsible for the leak of the Ashley Madison database. Toronto police acting staff superintendent Bryce Evans announced the bounty. He also acknowledged receiving two unconfirmed reports of suicide related to the data leak.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/24/9197833/ashley-madison-hack-reward-avid-life-media|
|t||The Next Web reports that Google is testing a new feature that will alert a user if they take a photo in a "food-related place" and offer to automatically add the image to the location on Google Maps. The feature is being tested by Map Maker guides of level 3 or above. Just be careful in German restaurants as the courts there have given chefs the copyright over images taken of their food||http://thenextweb.com/google/2015/08/24/googles-testing-a-new-feature-that-will-map-your-foodporn-snaps/|
|v||LG’s upcoming 10” G Pad II will feature a 7400 mAh (milli-Amp-Hour) battery according to TechCrunch. The G Pad II won’t be revealed or get a price until next month at IFA in Berlin but will also feature a 1920 x 1200 display. But that battery is the selling point.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/24/lgs-10-inch-g-pad-ii-sports-an-enormous-battery-and-other-improvements/?ncid=rss|
|t||The New York Times reports that Intel is part of $100 million round of investment in Mirantis, an Open Stack based enterprise cloud company. Intel could help Open Stack with integration and scalability and make up for some of its decline in chip sales as cloud services reduce server sales.||http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/technology/intel-to-invest-heavily-in-software-that-enhances-cloud-computing-capabilities.html|
|v||In the wake of stock market declines based on fears of a slowing Chinese economy, Apple’s Tim Cook says that China will continue to be an “unprecedented opportunity over the long term.” Cook told CNBC that the App Store in China had its best performance over the past two weeks, according to Reuters.||http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/24/us-appleinc-china-idUSKCN0QT1HH20150824?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
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|t||h82or8 sent us another USA Today story about how police departments in America use Stingray cell phone trackers to find routine crime suspects. Police in Baltimore and at least 35 other cities use the device which poses as a cell tower, in order to track a phone's location within a few yards. Use of the device has frequently been concealed from suspects, lawyers and even prosecutors and judges, in part due to non-disclosure agreements with the FBI. Detective Jimmy McNulty may have said, “I caught him, Bunk. On the stingray, I caught him... And he doesn't f****’ know it.”||http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/08/23/baltimore-police-stingray-cell-surveillance/31994181/|
|v||Starfuryzeta tipped us off to this story. Wired UK reports Twitter has blocked API access for 30 accounts from the Open State Foundation. The accounts like politwoops and diplotwoops, preserved deleted tweets by politicians and diplomats. The US version of the service was blocked May 15.||http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-08/24/twitter-blocks-politwoops-diplotwoops|
|Twitter blocks accounts that tracked deleted tweets of politicians (Wired UK)||http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-08/24/twitter-blocks-politwoops-diplotwoops|
|Twitter blocks Politwoops for breaching terms of service | Technology | The Guardian||http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/04/twitter-blocks-transparency-in-government-archive-politwoops-breaching-terms-service|
|Twitter cuts off Diplotwoops and Politwoops in all remaining 30 countries - Open State Foundation (press release)||http://openstate.pr.co/108959-twitter-cuts-off-diplotwoops-and-politwoops-in-all-remaining-30-countries|
|Politwoops (@politwoops) | Twitter||https://twitter.com/politwoops|
|Tweets MPs Delete (@deletedbyMPs) | Twitter||https://twitter.com/deletedbyMPs|
|Politwoops website Netherlands||http://www.politwoops.nl/|
|UK Politwoops site||http://www.politwoops.co.uk/|
|Twitter blocked API access for 30 accounts that track and archive deleted tweets by politicians and diplomats. (Politwoops and Diplotwoops|
(Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain and Turkey and the United Kingdom.)
- US account API access blocked May 15
- Account run by Open State Foundation - Netherlands. Funded by Sunlight Foundation (US) Only API access for direct posting is blocked
- Deleted tweets are still being archived on website
|Arjan El Fassed, director of Open State Foundation: "What elected politicians publicly say is a matter of public record. Even when tweets are deleted, it's part of parliamentary history. This is not about typos but it is a unique insight on how messages from elected politicians can change without notice."|
Twitter: "thoughtful internal deliberation and close consideration of a number of factors". "Imagine how nerve-racking -- terrifying, even -- tweeting would be if it was immutable and irrevocable? No one user is more deserving of that ability than another. Indeed, deleting a tweet is an expression of the user’s voice.”
SIDE NOTE: The European Court of Justice has said that there could be an exception to refuse link removal for "people in public life” in regards to the Right to Be Forgotten.
|Pick of the day:|
|Hi Tom, Jennie, Veronica, and guest,|
I carry a small GPS logger device that records my location throughout the day at specified intervals like every 5 seconds. When I come home, I download the log to the PC and save it. It has all the benefits of Google Maps Timeline such as helping you remember where you went on a specific date and when you went to a specific place. But my biggest reason for using that is that its desktop software can geo-tag the pictures from a non-GPS camera. It does that by comparing the time stamp of each photo against the entries in the GPS log.
Here are the merits of having a dedicated device instead of using an app on the smartphone:
- It keeps logging for almost two days.
- You don't have to worry about draining the phone battery.
- No privacy concerns.
- You have all your logs already -- You won't have to worry about Google changing their features.
I have been doing this for 5 years and it just works for me. I know I'm geeky and I don't mind carrying another small gadget :)
I'm using Canmore GP-101 (~$50) now and I used Holux and i-gotU (that's the real name) in the past. The prices vary depending on the capacity and features.
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|Tyler wrote regarding the right to be forgotten: "Your commentator denies the dilemma, suggesting the perfect availability of information is an indisputable good, and that people wanting biographical elements forgotten are only concerned about their feelings and can be ignored. No mention was made of the difficulties an ex-convict (rightly or wrongly convicted) can face in getting a job or the re-traumatizing of a victim of a crime from re-encountering news stories from his/her past. Are these reducible to “feelings” that can be ignored as trivial? "||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rehabilitation_of_Offenders_Act_1974|
|Patrick Beja call on RTBF||http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/04/what-is-google-deleting-under-the-right-to-be-forgotten-and-why|
|Dave from Too-Damn-Sunny-and-Not-Enough-Rainy Los Angeles is not that impressed by Google’s OnHub router but thinks there is one feature that would get him on board|
“ a personal VPN that is easy to set up and provides safe surfing on public wifi plus access to your home network.
… Add a "Secure VPN" button in the companion app that you've already installed, and voila! You've got a direct line to your home network that is easy to use and keeps your data secure while you're surfing the web at that seedy dive bar downtown! .
This would make it easy for people to securely use public wifi, and even just make the average user aware that this type of feature exists!”
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