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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday May 8th, 2019. In LA, I'm Tom Merritt|
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|sl||E-scooter startup Bird announced a new model called the Bird One, which unlike its current fleet, is available for purchase. Bird's scooters were originally made by Xiaomi and Segway-Ninebot and depreciated quickly. Bird One has a bigger battery, more durable frame, and is designed to stay in circulation for at least 12 months. Preorders open today at $1,299.|
|scott||Amazon announced a new version of its outdoor security camera, the Blink XT2. It adds two-way talk, improved motion sensing to reduce false alerts, and promises two years of battery life on two AAs. It's available for preorder in the US now, shipping May 22 for $90. It's coming to Canada this summer.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/08/amazon-upgrades-its-blink-outdoor-security-camera-with-better-battery-two-way-talk/|
|tm||Some Uber and Lyft drivers are logging off their apps and some are protesting int he streets agains working conditions and pay. The protest comes in advance of Uber's stock IPO Friday. Protests started in Sydney and Melbourne and continue in London, Nigeria, south Africa and several US cities. Uber and Lyft drivers are classified as contractors which means Uber does not have to provide benefits.||https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/08/uber-drivers-strike-over-low-wages-benefits-ahead-of-ipo.html/|
|sl||Intel CEO Bob Swan said Wednesday that Intel will launch its 7 nanometer chip products in 2021. Intel's 10 nanometer chips were delayed but should launch later this year.|
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|:33||scott||Google continued with announcements well after its I/O keynote ended Tuesday, including a new initiative enhance privacy on Chrome. The changes are at the developer level to start. Only sites that originally set a cookie will be able to access it and third-party cookies will have to identify themselves for the browser to allow them, making it easier for user settings to block them and clear them. Google may also only allow cross-site cookies if they are encrypted over SSL. Google is giving developers a few years to adapt. Google will also launch an extension in the coming months that lets users see who is behind the ads you see in your browser and what led to them being displayed.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/07/googles-chrome-will-soon-get-new-privacy-features-with-better-cookie-controls-and-anti-fingerprinting-tech/|
|:35||sl||Speaking of privacy, plenty of folks have noted how Google and Facebook tackled the issue at I/O and F8 differently. Mark Zuckerberg said “The future is private.” Sundar Pichai said “The present is private.” with Google leaning into several products ready to ship or ready to demo. Facebook's privacy commitments have been accused of being vague PR tactics to encourage its users to keep sharing data and keep regulators off its back. Zuck says Messenger and Instagram Direct will become encrypt, but provided no timeline. Already announced features like Clear History and Facebook's Data Transfer Project didn't get any F8 stage time.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/07/show-dont-tell/|
|:39||tm||Mossab Hussein, a security researcher at Dubai-based cybersecurity firm SpiderSilk discovered coding projects stored on a GitLab instance by Samsung engineers were set to public, meaning anyone who knew where to look could access the code. The instance included source code, private certificates, and secret keys for several internal projects including Samsung SmartThings and Bixby. One project included credentials to access the an AWS account and more than a hundred S3 storage buckets. Hussein reported the findings to Samsung on April 10 and the company began revoking credentials. Samsung says it has not found evidence that any external access occurred but continues to investigate.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/08/samsung-source-code-leak/|
|:42||scott||Tencent has decided not publish PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds aka PUB-G in China as it cannot get a license from the government to collect revenue from the game. Tencent is reportedly moving PUB-G users to a similar title, Heping Jingying or Elite Force for Peace. The game is described as a “a tribute to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force” and is approved for monetization. It has similar gameplay, background and graphic design to PUB-G but is less violent. Players for instance do not bleed. China Rennaisance estimates PUB-G had around 70 million players in China.||https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/8/18536564/pubg-mobile-china-tencent-dropped-monetization|
|:45||sl||Twitter user WalkingCat discovered links to the MacOS versions of Microsoft's Edge browser (the one built on Chromium) from valid Microsoft servers. The links are to the weekly Dev version and the daily Canary build. This is earlier than expected for the public but Microsoft has not changed the links. Microsoft has been working on keyboard shortcuts, Mac look and feel and Touch Bar support. The privacy controls and Collection functions announced at BUILD aren't in this version yet.|
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Fear-based social media Nextdoor, Citizen, Amazon’s Neighbors is getting more popular - Vox
|5 facts about crime in the U.S.|
|A ReCode story from Rani Molla (hat tip to Rani who has been doing great work for them!) is called "The rise of fear-based social media like Nextdoor, Citizen, and now Amazon’s Neighbors"|
It starts with this fact. Violent crime rate fell 49% between 1993 and 2017. Property crime rate fell rate fell by 50%-69% (depending on source) between 1993 and 2017.
68% of people asked in 2017 said there is more crime in the US than a year ago.
Can be affected by geographic variation and lack of clearance rate.
In the past coverage of crime on Television often led to the misperception.
Molla suggests apps like NextDoor, Citizen and Ring's Neighbors are feeding the misperception now.
NextDoor just often has neighbors reporting suspicions or crimes
Citizen encourages users to report crimes in progress and band together (and used to be called Vigilante)
And Ring's Neighbors lets you share alerts with each other and Amazon is hiring an editor to create local crime reports out of the alerts.
People reported as suspicious are more often not of the same ethnicity as the dominant race int he neighborhood. And that usually means non-white.
There is no evidence that these apps make you safer. But they can raise your stress level - Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, told Recode. “Essentially you’re elevating your stress level. There’s buckets of research that talks about the dangers of stress, from high blood pressure to decreased mental health.” Something that should be studied.
Be more mindful when reading things
- Maybe reduce radius of the reporting you see
- Companies should help reduce emphasis of unverified reports
- Call out unimportant signs
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Um, wanted to point out another reason to not use F.book a lot...
Really?! Listened, and shared a tune from a 1974 album- 3 1/2 years ago. Woke up to this in my feed...
Someone needs to pay better, and closer attention...
[[The screenshot Tim sent shows a notice that says "Your post goes against our community standards on nudity or sexual activity" It's a link to a YouTube video of a track from Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy album showing the album art. ]]
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