Apple Music, Spotify and other services pull racist music after investigation

By apple, apple music, deezer, engadget, entertainment, gear, google, Internet, music, News, racism, services, spotify, Streaming, youtube, youtube music

Streaming music services had only limited success in purging racist songs from their catalogs. The BBC has discovered through an investigation (via AppleInsider) that Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and YouTube Music were all offering racist and …

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AT&T’s WarnerMedia is streaming ‘free’ TV to millions of connected cars

By at&t, Connected Cars, engadget, entertainment, gear, hbo max, Internet, News, services, Streaming, warnermedia, warnermedia ride

You don’t need to buy a Tesla to stream shows through your car’s internet access, although it will come with catches. AT&T has unveiled a previously rumored WarnerMedia Ride service that streams shows from Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS and…

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Amazon Prime members get free one-hour grocery pickups at Whole Foods

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Amazon continues to pile on Whole Foods perks for Prime members, and its latest may be important during the COVID-19 pandemic. The internet giant is now offering (via CNBC) free one-hour grocery pickup at Whole Foods Market stores for all Prim…

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Facebook uses AI to forecast COVID-19 spread across the US

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It’s crucial to predict the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic when a poor estimate could lead to overcrowded hospitals or extra-strict lockdowns. Facebook is betting that AI could help. It just published a paper outlining an AI technique …

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Foursquare test app whispers restaurant suggestions through your earbuds

By airpods, android, audio, augmented reality, engadget, food and drink, foursquare, gear, Internet, ios, iPhone, location-based, marsbot for airpods, News

Local recommendation apps have a common problem: you often have to be looking for those recommendations, making it unlikely that you’ll discover a place through pure serendipity. Foursquare thinks it can help by being more proactive. It just r…

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Facebook turned down 2.2 million ads meant to interfere with US voting

By 2020 elections, ads, advertising, election, election 2020, engadget, facebook, gear, Internet, News, nick clegg, politics, social media, Social network, social networking

Facebook really, really wants you to know it’s cracking down on attempts to interfere with voting in the 2020 US election. Global affairs VP Nick Clegg told Le Journal du Dimanche in an interview (via The Guardian and AFP) that Facebook had re…

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Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

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Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that …

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Chinese hackers impersonated McAfee to attack election campaign staffers

By antivirus, apt31, China, DDOS, election, election 2020, engadget, gear, hacks, Internet, malware, mcafee, News, north korea, Phishing, Security, youtube

Google warned in June that state-sponsored hackers were targeting 2020 US election campaigns, and now it’s outlining some of the methods those perpetrators used. APT31, a group linked to China, impersonated McAfee (the antivirus software, not …

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The Apple TV app comes to Sony’s Android TVs

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You can add Sony TVs to the growing list of places where you can download and use Apple’s redesigned TV app. Sony has begun rolling out the software to its lineup of recent smart TVs, starting with the X900H. It plans to follow with select 2018 sets…

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Microsoft helped disrupt the infamous Trickbot botnet

By black lotus labs, botnet, cyber command, election, election 2020, Elections, engadget, eset, fs-isac, gear, Internet, lumen, malware, Microsoft, News, ransomware, russia, ryuk, Security, symantec, trickbot

It’s not just the US government racing to disrupt the Trickbot botnet ahead of elections. Microsoft has revealed that it and multiple partners (including ESET, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs, NTT, Symantec and FS-ISAC) have taken steps to disrupt Tr…

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Instagram starts labeling ‘state-controlled media’ accounts and posts

By 2020 election, engadget, facebook, gear, instagram, Internet, media, News, politics, russia, social media, Social network, social networking

Over the last week, Instagram has started labeling state-backed media, following through on a policy the company’s parent Facebook announced last October and started implementing on its own social media network this past June. The labels were …

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Regal will close theaters again on October 8th amid movie delays

By cineworld, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, entertainment, gear, Internet, movie theaters, movies, News, regal, regal cinemas, Streaming

Cineworld didn’t waste much time deciding on whether or not it should close Regal movie theaters again. The parent company has announced that it will temporarily close all 536 Regal theaters in the US on October 8th due to a “challenging theat…

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Facebook leak hints at its defense against a government-ordered breakup

By antitrust, engadget, facebook, gear, instagram, Internet, News, Regulation, social media, Social network, social networking, Whatsapp

Facebook is under intense regulatory pressure, and it appears to be bracing itself for the worst. The Wall Street Journal says it has obtained a document outlining Facebook’s defense if the government orders a breakup that would unload Instagr…

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Senate committee votes to subpoena Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs

By big tech, bigtech, commerce committee, commercecommittee, engadget, facebook, gear, google, Internet, Jack Dorsey, jackdorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, markzuckerberg, News, politics, section 230, senate, sundar pichai, sundarpichai, Twitter

The Senate Commerce Committee has voted unanimously to subpoena the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter. The members plan to compel Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey to testify about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act …

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