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Report: Russian pirates found a new business model, sharing ripped movies and TV shows via private CDN networks with streaming sites that monetize…

Andy / TorrentFreak : Report: Russian pirates found a new business model, sharing ripped movies and TV shows via private CDN networks with streaming sites that monetize them via ads   —  With the popularity of torrent sites on the wane in Russia, an interesting business model for mass streaming is thriving in the region.

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NY-based Timescale raises $15M Series A1 for its database for time-series data that’s popular for its ease of cloud deployment, after a $12.4M Series…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : NY-based Timescale raises $15M Series A1 for its database for time-series data that's popular for its ease of cloud deployment, after a $12.4M Series A in 2018   —  Timescale, a New York startup founded by Ajay Kulkarni and Mike Freedman, is on a mission to build open source database software …

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Sources: Attorneys General of CT, IL, MA, NY, NJ, and NC are investigating how Facebook has handled user data, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica…

Bloomberg : Sources: Attorneys General of CT, IL, MA, NY, NJ, and NC are investigating how Facebook has handled user data, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal   —  - Cambridge Analytica data breach triggered state probes  —  Facebook Inc. has become the target of at least three more state probes …

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Researcher finds “admin@kremlin.ru” backdoor accounts on 2,000+ exposed MongoDB databases that handle financial transactions of businesses operating…

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : Researcher finds “admin@kremlin.ru” backdoor accounts on 2,000+ exposed MongoDB databases that handle financial transactions of businesses operating in Russia   —  “Admin@kremlin.ru” account spotted on thousands of Russian-linked, internet-exposed MongoDB databases.

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A look at AI-powered audio mastering services like Landr, which promise artists access to professional-sounding mastering without the cost of human…

Dani Deahl / The Verge : A look at AI-powered audio mastering services like Landr, which promise artists access to professional-sounding mastering without the cost of human engineers   —  The last step in audio production is being taken over by machines  —  Making music is one of the most human things we do …

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Microsoft will announce Xbox Live SDK at GDC 2019 to enable cross-platform play on iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox, and Windows PCs (Jez Corden/Windows…

Jez Corden / Windows Central : Microsoft will announce Xbox Live SDK at GDC 2019 to enable cross-platform play on iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox, and Windows PCs   —  At GDC 2019, Microsoft is set to debut a new cross-platform development platform with the goal of bringing Xbox Live support to games on Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, in addition to PC and Xbox consoles.

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As machine learning algorithms get as good as humans at text, image, and speech recognition, Google’s CAPTCHA are getting too hard for humans to solve…

Josh Dzieza / The Verge : As machine learning algorithms get as good as humans at text, image, and speech recognition, Google's CAPTCHA are getting too hard for humans to solve   —  At some point last year, Google's constant requests to prove I'm human began to feel increasingly aggressive.

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Housing advocates say automated tools from companies like CoreLogic, used by landlords to screen tenants, fail to capture the complexity of criminal…

Colin Lecher / The Verge : Housing advocates say automated tools from companies like CoreLogic, used by landlords to screen tenants, fail to capture the complexity of criminal records   —  But advocates say algorithms can't capture the complexity of criminal records  —  Mikhail Arroyo had made it out of the coma …

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Rekognition’s only known law enforcement client does not use “confidence threshold”, undermining Amazon’s defense against research showing the…

Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo : Rekognition's only known law enforcement client does not use “confidence threshold”, undermining Amazon's defense against research showing the software's bias   —  Faced with two independent studies that found its facial recognition software returns inaccurate or biased results …

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The central banks of Saudi Arabia and UAE launch a trial project for a cryptocurrency called Aber, to facilitate financial settlements between the two…

Yogita Khatri / CoinDesk : The central banks of Saudi Arabia and UAE launch a trial project for a cryptocurrency called Aber, to facilitate financial settlements between the two countries   —  The central banks of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have jointly launched a digital currency trial.

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MediaRadar: YouTube 2018 ad revenue rose 11% YoY, as Geico and Samsung accounted for 11.5% of revenue and media and entertainment companies brought in…

Amy Gesenhues / Marketing Land : MediaRadar: YouTube 2018 ad revenue rose 11% YoY, as Geico and Samsung accounted for 11.5% of revenue and media and entertainment companies brought in 30%+   —  YouTube ad revenues increased 11 percent year-over-year in 2018, according to MediaRadar.  —  YouTube saw a 51 percent ad renewal …

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DeepSolar Project, using machine learning and 1B+ satellite images, claims it found 1.47M solar installations in the US, much more than commonly cited…

Meghan Brown / ENGINEERING.com : DeepSolar Project, using machine learning and 1B+ satellite images, claims it found 1.47M solar installations in the US, much more than commonly cited estimates   —  Solar power installations have been increasing in both the residential and commercial spaces, but it is nearly impossible …

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Google bans 29 apps downloaded 4.3M+ times from the Play Store after researchers discovered they were being used to perform malicious acts like serve…

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica : Google bans 29 apps downloaded 4.3M+ times from the Play Store after researchers discovered they were being used to perform malicious acts like serve scam ads   —  The 29 apps concealed their malice and were hard for many infected users to uninstall.  —  Google has banned dozens …

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Uber and Lyft say customers in NYC will have to pay more for their rides as a first-of-its-kind driver minimum wage law goes into effect (Sara Ashley…

Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNN : Uber and Lyft say customers in NYC will have to pay more for their rides as a first-of-its-kind driver minimum wage law goes into effect   —  New York (CNN Business)Uber and Lyft customers will have to pay more for their rides as a result of the first-of-its-kind driver minimum wage law in New York City.

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As NYC’s driver minimum wage law goes into effect, Uber increases its prices and Lyft sues NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission and says prices will…

Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNN : As NYC's driver minimum wage law goes into effect, Uber increases its prices and Lyft sues NYC's Taxi and Limousine Commission and says prices will increase   —  New York (CNN Business)Uber and Lyft customers will have to pay more for their rides as a result of the first-of-its-kind driver minimum wage law in New York City.

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