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Yomi Kazeem / Quartz:
Report: monthly broadband in parts of Africa costs more than the national minimum wage; only seven of 36 countries had monthly broadband packages under $50   —  In parts of the continent, monthly broadband packages cost more than national minimum wage.  —  In Nigeria, for example …
Dec 6, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Keith Collins / Quartz:
Android phones send nearby cell tower address data to Google even when location services are disabled; Google says it will end the practice by end of November   —  Many people realize that smartphones track their locations.  But what if you actively turn off location services, haven't used any apps …
Nov 21, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
Netflix survey of 37K adults globally: 67% of customers watch on mobile devices in public, 26% watch at work, ~45% have caught others spying on their screens   —  We will watch it on a plane.  And in the dark.  And on a train.  And in a car.  And in a tree.  Okay, maybe not that last one.
Nov 15, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context
Tim Fernholz / Quartz:
GPS, used both for tracking location and tracking time, by global finance, telco, and transport networks, is vulnerable to jamming and spoofing   —  There is an enormous, invisible clock that keeps ultra-precise time, can be checked from anywhere on earth, and is free for everyone to use.
Oct 23, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Aamna Mohdin / Quartz:
Apple's VP of diversity Denise Young Smith says she is “a little” frustrated that “diversity” is “tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT”   —  Denise Young Smith is Silicon Valley's most powerful black woman.  “My name was not talked about prior to maybe 5 years ago,” she says.
Oct 11, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Heather Timmons / Quartz:
Sources: Facebook plans to sign up conservative US magazine The Weekly Standard as a fact-checking partner   —  In its newest attempt to stem the flood of fake news and conspiracy theories online, Facebook plans to sign up a conservative US magazine, the Weekly Standard, as a fact-checking partner …
Oct 7, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
UK filing shows that Google's DeepMind lost £123.5M on £40.2M in revenue in 2016   —  Google acquired the British artificial-intelligence startup DeepMind in 2014 for a reported £400 million (roughly $525 million), a company its cofounder Demis Hassabis once described as aiming at …
Oct 5, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
China's coders increasingly use Shadowsocks, an open source proxy tool, to bypass the Great Firewall as government cracks down on VPNs   —  This summer Chinese authorities deepened a crackdown on virtual private networks (VPNs)—tools that help internet users inside the mainland access the open, uncensored web.
Sep 25, 2017, 8:00 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Car-sharing startup Turo raises $92M Series D led by Daimler and South Korea's SK Holdings, also acquires Daimler's car sharing platform Croove   —  Car-sharing startup Turo has raised $92 million in series D funding at an undisclosed valuation, the company said today (Sept. 6).
Sep 6, 2017, 8:20 AMIn context
Nikhil Sonnad / Quartz:
China issues new rules forbidding anonymous posts in online communities and discussion forums, effective October 1   —  The Chinese government under president Xi Jinping is continuing to make life on the internet difficult for its potential detractors.  Yesterday (Aug. 25) …
Aug 27, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context

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