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TechNN Archive: Saturday, June 8, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Purges Massive Facial Recognition Database As Privacy Concerns Mount" HotHardware 6:23 PM
  • "Microsoft deletes massive facial recognition data set: The 'MS Celeb' data set had over 10 million images" TechSpot 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Deleted Their Entire Facial Recognition Database For Some Reason" Hot Air 8:56 PM
  • "Inside the farm of the future: Microsoft shows us how emerging technologies like the cloud, IoT and artificial intelligence will transform agriculture, helping farms grow more produce and consume fewer resources." CNET 7:10 AM
  • "Preview: When And Where To Watch Microsoft's Big Xbox Press Conference And What To Expect" Forbes 10:00 AM
  • "Microsoft adds new calendar-related feature to Outlook for Android" phoneArena 12:14 PM
  • "AMD — 'We Need to Start Talking About Ray Tracing'" eTeknix 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Reclaims $1 Trillion Mark as Stock Climbs to Record" Bloomberg 6/7
  • "Microsoft's stock surge lifts market cap above $1 trillion, more than $100 billion above Amazon and Apple" MarketWatch 6/7
  • "NSA Warns Microsoft Windows Users: Update Now Or Face 'Devastating Damage'" Forbes 6/7
  • "Windows 10 zero-day details published on GitHub" ZDNet 6/7
  • "Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform is not dead, but it has evolved over the years" Windows Central 6/7
  • "Microsoft deletes massive face recognition database" BBC 6/7
  • "Microsoft takes down huge MS-Celeb-1M facial recognition database" BetaNews 6/7
  • "Microsoft pulls open facial recognition dataset after Financial Times investigation" The Verge 6/7
  • "Microsoft Partners With Startup Truffle On Blockchain Developer Tools For Azure Cloud Service" Forbes 6/7
  • "IBM Confirms Layoffs of 1,700 Workers: The tech giant confirms reports it is planning layoffs that could affect as many as 1,700 workers." TheStreet 6/7
  • "IBM Terminations May Be Sign of Things to Come" Scoop 6/7
  • "IBM Layoffs 2019: 12 Things to Know About the Job Cuts" InvestorPlace 6/7
  • "What's big, blue, and hands out pink slips? IBM on Thursday: Word spreads of job cuts" The Register 6/7
  • "IBM, T-Systems scrap mainframe venture after German criticism" Reuters 6/7
  • "Beyond the PC: Lenovo's ambitious plan for the future of computing" ZDNet 6/7
  • "Intel's Twin River dual-screen laptop design is an ambitious attempt to change the status quo" BGR India 6/7
  • "Intel kills off a (minor) product line" SemiAccurate 6/7
  • "AMD and Samsung's GPU Licensing Deal: A New Era of Collaboration?" AnandTech 6/7
  • "AMD says 'we need to start to talk about our ray tracing strategy'" PCGamesN 6/7
  • "Dell Launches XPS 15 7590: Up to 5 GHz and Overclockable, 15.6-Inch OLED" AnandTech 6/7
  • "Dell Declared As The Most Trusted Brand In India By Brand Trust Report 2019" Gizbot 6/7
  • "Dell India launches 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop at Rs 1,35,000" IANS 6/7
  • "What HPE's Acquisition of Cray Means for the Supercomputer Industry" ITPro Today 6/7
  • "HP's EliteBook x360 1030 G4 Gets Whiskey Lake, 1000 nits LCD, Wi-Fi 6" AnandTech 6/7
  • "Oracle's latest JEDI filings cite AWS, ex-DoD official's conflict of interest" Federal News Network 6/7
  • "Spotted at Computex: HP's own DDR4 Modules? V2, V6 and V8 RGB Families" AnandTech 6/7
  • "New Oracle tech aims to locate EVs while improving how utilities manage the load" Utility Drive 6/7
  • "Merger trend continues with Cisco and Elastic making moves" SC Magazine UK 6/7
  • "SK Telecom, Samsung, Cisco to launch 5G smart office services platform" Telecompaper 6/7
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Talks About Trade and the Wonders of 5G" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/7
General Interest
  • "Google Confirms Android Smartphone Security Backdoor" Forbes 7:06 AM
  • "Diebold Nixdorf warns customers of RCE bug in older ATMs: ATM vendor rolls out software update, says no attacks detected in the wild, low chance of exploitation." ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Ancient ICEFOG APT malware spotted again in new wave of attacks" ZDNet 6/7
  • "Russian Jesus gives up food to meditate on how he can improve crypto messenger Telegram" The Register 6/7
  • "Facebook is the latest company to dramatically sever ties with Huawei" Business Insider 6/7
  • "Exclusive: Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones" Reuters 6/7
  • "Russian disinformation on YouTube draws ads, lacks warning labels: researchers" Reuters 6/7
  • "Google's LGBTQ employees are furious about YouTube's policy disasters" The Verge 6/7
  • "Google walkout organizer walks away" VentureBeat 6/7
  • "Google walkout organizer quits company after alleged retaliation" The Verge 6/7
  • "Google Search won't show more than two top results from the same site" Engadget 6/7
  • "Google is fighting to maintain ties with Huawei, saying blacklisting the Chinese firm could jeopardize national security" Business Insider 6/7
  • "Google's former CIO reveals why his biggest regret from his time at the company was failing to conquer China" [BI Prime] Business Insider 6/7
  • "Google flags U.S. national security risks from Huawei ban: FT" Reuters 6/7
  • "Google Maps gets a speedometer: Another reason to look at your phone when driving?" ZDNet 6/7
Press Releases
  • "Global Coprocessor Market Analysis Report 2019-2024: AMD, NVIDIA, Apple, Intel, ARM, Imagination Technologies, Qualcomm, NXP" Accent Planet 7:08 AM
  • "Cisco Live 2019 to Kick Off in San Diego Next Week" Cisco 6/7
  • "Spain's Cerealto Siro develops new foods inspired by IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence" PRNewswire 6/7
  • "Oracle Advances Safer, More Transparent Retail Supply Chain" PRNewswire 6/7
  • "Microsoft launches first AI hub to reverse talent flow to the coasts and bring non-PhDs into AI jobs" CNET 6/7
  • "How to rollback and uninstall the Windows 10 May 2019 Update" BetaNews 6/7
  • "Microsoft Wants More Security Researchers to Hack Into Its Cloud" ITPro Today 6/7
  • "Like using the latest version of Microsoft Office? Love Offline Files? Not for long!" The Register 6/7
  • "Xbox One E3 leak: Bleeding Edge is Ninja Theory's first Microsoft Games Studio title" Daily Star (UK) 6/7
  • "3 Ways Xbox Can Win Over PC Gamers at E3 2019" PC Magazine 6/7
  • "Xbox E3 2019 Press conference: Everything we expect to see from the Microsoft Briefing" TrustedReviews 6/7
  • "G20 agrees to push ahead with digital tax: communique" Reuters 7:08 AM
  • "For two hours, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through China" ZDNet 6/7
  • "Google must face lawsuit alleging hiring bias against conservatives, judge rules" The Verge 6/7
  • "Comcast broke law 445,000 times in scheme to inflate bills, judge finds: Comcast deception leads to refunds and $9M fine, a fraction of the amount sought." Ars Technica 6/7
  • "Congress is taking on YouTube's pedophilia problem" The Verge 6/7
  • "Give up your password or go to jail: Police push legal boundaries to get into cellphones" NBC News 6/7
  • "Congress Is Killing That Sketchy Provision That Banned the Government from Offering Free Tax Filing Software" Gizmodo 6/7
  • "Europe's 5G to cost $62 billion more if Chinese vendors banned: industry" Reuters 6/7
  • "Which ISPs Spend the Most Money on Lobbying?" PC Magazine 6/7
  • "FCC passes measure urging carriers to block robocalls by default" TechCrunch 6/7
  • "Robocalls: FCC wants them blocked by default but you may pay extra" ZDNet 6/7
  • "Our current technology success metrics are broken: a call for healthier design habits/Leading UX thinkers publish a manifesto of sorts, urging less clutter and a more minimalist approach to technology. 'Discussions around our unhealthy relationship with technology are becoming mainstream.'" ZDNet 8:59 PM
  • "The Catch-22 that broke the Internet: Google's big outage also blocked access to the tools Google needed to fix it." Ars Technica 8:10 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro review: I'm spoiled for all other screens" Neowin 3:05 PM
  • "Why Facebook Can't Have It Both Ways" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6/7
  • "The growing chaos at YouTube: A bonus Vergecast episode" The Verge 6/7
  • "Is your internet good enough for Google Stadia? It's complicated" Android Authority 6/7
  • "The Future of Television: How is a television like a fax machine? They are both obsolete." I, Cringely 6/7
  • "Break Up Big Tech? Some Say Not So Fast" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/7
  • "How to protect your privacy on Facebook: Some tips on how to keep your stuff safe" The Verge 6/7
  • "E3 2019 tips: How to survive the mayhem of gaming's big trade show" VentureBeat 6/7
  • "Dodging Facebook's 'Like' Trap for Small Businesses" TechNewsWorld 6/7
  • "The HP Spectre Folio Review: Luxurious Leather Laptop" AnandTech 6/7
  • "Xbox One And PS4 Don't Need To Fear Google Stadia, Which Is Mired In Contradictions" Forbes 6/7
  • "Maker Faire ceases operations amid financial trouble: It might not be the end, but it's dark times for homebrew tech." Engadget 6:42 PM
  • "FedEx to end Amazon contract for FedEx Express plane service" Reuters 6/7
  • "FedEx ends express delivery contract with Amazon" TechCrunch 6/7
  • "Swiftly raises $10 million Series A to power real-time transit data in your city" TechCrunch 6/7
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes up 263 points, stocks notch best week of the year as jobs report fuels hopes of a Fed rate cut: U.S. economy added just 75,000 new jobs in May" MarketWatch 6/7
  • "Stocks End Higher as Weak Jobs Report Drives Hopes for Fed Rate Cut: Stocks rose Friday as a weak jobs report gave Wall Street hopes the Federal Reserve will trim interest rates." TheStreet 6/7
  • "Dow tops 26,000 on Chinese tariff delay, rate cut hopes" FOXBusiness 6/7
  • "Stocks Rally After Jobs Data, Closing Strong Week: Dow rises more than 250 as lackluster jobs report raises expectations for an interest-rate cut" [Paid Membership Required] 6/7
  • "Europe stocks rise as investors digest ECB announcement" MarketWatch 6/7

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level"
  • "Moving AI Forward: Why You Need to Slow Down Now to Scale Later"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cellphone Carriers Face $200 Million Fine for Not Protecting Location Data"
  • "The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Resident Evil 3: The System Requirements Needed to Contain the Zombie Outbreak"
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Targeted by Activist Investor"
  • "YouTube TV Temporarily Restores Sinclair's Regional Sports Networks"
  • "Lady Gaga Shot 'Stupid Love' Music Video on iPhone 11 Pro"
  • "Surface Duo Release Might Happen Sooner Than You Think"
Reuters (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "South Korea's Samsung Electronics closes mobile device plant after coronavirus case confirmed: Yonhap"
  • "Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document"
  • "Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey's removal: sources"
ZDNet (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Verizon says it hates extra fees. Then I looked at a phone bill"

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