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|:31||TM||Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|SL||Facebook and Universal Music Group have signed a multiyear deal to let users upload videos from Universal’s library of recorded music and publishing catalogs on Facebook, Instagram, Oculus, and eventually Messenger. This means Facebook won't have to take down videos users post from Universal due to copyright infringement. This partnership comes days after a Bloomberg report that YouTube had signed an agreement with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-universal-music-group/facebook-universal-music-strike-multi-year-licensing-deal-idUSKBN1EF296?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|jry||A version of the Firefox browser is now available on Amazon's Fire TV. The browser is able to access youtube. Google announced it is removing its YouTube app from Fire TV on January 1st.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/20/16801908/mozilla-firefox-amazon-fire-tv-app-google-youtube-feud|
|tm||3GPP, the organization that oversees cellular standards has agreed on the spec for Non-Standalone 5G New Radio. The completed specs will be published later in the week. This will let chip-makers start work on 5G equipment. 3GPP now moves on to finalizing the Standalone 5G spec which defines user and control plane capability, meaning the service part.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/21/5g-nr-spec-3gpp-approval/|
|:32||Now here are some more top stories|
|jry||The Communications Workers of America filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging US employers engaged in age discrimination with recruitment ads placed on Facebook. T-Mobile, Amazon, and Cox Communications are among the companies accused of targeting job ads to people younger than 38. Facebook is capable of targeting ads to its users based on age, interests, race and more. Facebook is not a defendant in the suit and said it does not engage in age discrimination. Amazon has said it corrected some ads.||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-lawsuit-discrimination/facebook-ads-that-let-employers-target-younger-workers-focus-of-u-s-lawsuit-idUSKBN1EF09B|
|sl||Cable companies want you to stop sharing logins with your deadbeat friends! Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said at the UBS conference: “There’s lots of extra streams, there’s lots of extra passwords, there’s lots of people who could get free service." ESPN tells Bloomberg it wants to better verify subscribers whenever there are a large number of people streaming through the channel's app. The company now only allows five streams from its app and is reportedly considering dropping that number to three. Netflix already limits users to two simultaneous streams, unless they pay for an upgraded plan.||https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171220/09525238857/charter-disney-execs-pledge-to-crack-down-streaming-password-sharing-piracy.shtml|
|tm||On December 14 Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy disclosed a vulnerability in the password manager Keeper that allowed any website to steal any password through Keeper's browser extension. On December 15, Dan Goodin at Ars Technica reported on the vulnerability and noted that Keeper was bundled in some versions of Windows 10. Ormandy tested the bundled version and found a password stealing bug similar to one he disclosed in 2016. Keeper patched the browser extension bug on December 15 and Goodin updated his story to reflect that. Keeper said on its own post that "no customers were adversely affected by this potential vulnerability." Keeper is now suing Ars Technica and Dan Goodin for defamation claiming he "made false and misleading statements about the Keeper software application suggesting that it had a 16-month old bug that allowed sites to steal user passwords."||http://www.zdnet.com/article/security-firm-keeper-sues-news-reporter-over-vulnerability-story/|
|jry||Amazon is ending support for its Amazon Music Storage service that let users store their own MP3s online. Users can no longer upload tracks to the service and previously uploaded music will disappear January 2019, unless it was purchased through Amazon.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/20/16803024/amazon-shutting-down-music-storage-subscriptions-autorip|
|sl||Researchers from German pen-testing firm SYSS report they have defeated Windows 10 facial recognition login called Windows Hello by using a photo taken with a near-infrared camera. According to SYSS, Windows 10 branches 1703 and 1709 (the Creators Updates) are not vulnerable if the "enhanced anti-spoofing" feature is turned on and the device has compatible hardware.||http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-hello-face-authentication-can-be-tricked-with-printed-headshot/|
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|:45||Facebook announced Thursday that it will replace the red badges that mark links disputed by fact checkers, with related articles from validated sources. Facebook is responding to research that shows red badges reinforce beliefs whereas alternative sources is more effective at helping people get facts. Facebook is also beginning a new investigation of how people judge accuracy of news information.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/20/facebook-will-ditch-disputed-flags-on-fake-news-and-display-links-to-trustworthy-articles-instead/?ncid=rss|
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|tm||Let's check the mailbag Sarah|
Here’s a story for you:
Spouse & I were recently on a Caribbean cruise.
Our dinner partners were a couple from Canada. Turns out the man was a big Apple fan & had an Apple Watch.
He told us - his wording - “The Apple Watch told me I was having a heart attack one night, roughly in the middle of the night.”
He didn’t feel all that much, maybe a bit weak, but nothing he’d go the doctor for. He debated for a bit, then decided to go into emergency care.
Turns out the watch was right - docs told him he’d done the right thing, he had had a minor heart attack, and did their thing to do right by his health.
We never did get into exactly what the watch did, but my guess is that it was the feature that tells you if your heart rate increases when you are basically inactive.
I get that this feature won’t appeal to the 20 year old, but this guy wasn’t that old - probably 40 or 50, and maybe only a bit overweight.
So, for some folks that kind of feature is going to be really important.
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