People like Martha Stewart and US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry posted a typo-ridden meme that claims a new rule is about to go into effect on the platform, which would supposedly allow Instagram to use your photos “in court cases in litigation against you.” To be clear, no such rule exists.
The Dangers of Vaping, a Texas Ransomware Attack, and More News. A new study shows the vascular dangers of e-cigarettes, Texas gets hit with an unprecedented ransomware attack, and WIRED has some earbud suggestions for your workouts.
Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, and David Baser, the director of product management, noted in a blog post that the new tool “could have some impact” on Facebook’s business, but that “giving people control over their data is more important.”.
The Stanford Prison Experiment has burrowed its way into the culture, inspiring an epiphany-industrial complex that deploys social science research in support of facile claims about human nature, public policy, and interpersonal relationships.
Last year, he decided to develop his own platform, JustFor. Fans, which includes features like a store where creators can hawk merchandise, personalized phone numbers to text with followers, and the ability to sell videos (which OnlyFans now offers too).
When prosecutors moved in February of this year to nullify Manafort’s cooperation agreement with them—because he violated the deal by lying about his contacts with Kostya—a lead prosecutor told Judge Jackson that Manafort’s lies went “very much to the heart of what the special counsel’s office is investigating.” In particular, the government asserted, Manafort had shared Trump polling data with Kostya, leaving many to wonder and speculate about why he might have done such a thing.
But some experts now argue that this subsidy is not the most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change—arguably the main reason for investing in renewable energy in the first place. Fenster says there is still good reason to support an investment tax credit for solar energy rather than a production credit.
And today, with Nate Mitchell announcing his departure from Facebook, the last of the Oculus founders has moved on. After the official Oculus Rift headset came out in 2016, the company brought Android and Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra in to replace Iribe and lead Facebook's VR efforts.
C. auris has been diagnosed in patients in more than 30 countries on six continents, and when investigators talk about it, they use ominous phrases such as “pandemic potential.” (At an international conference last year, the head of fungal studies at the CDC described the super-yeast as “more infectious than Ebola.”).
NIC manager Sadie Mills says staff on research vessels and fisheries observers use identification guides to help them to identify common species and over the past few years have become much more proficient at what they do.
And finally, folks can finally get a glimpse of the new Apple TV+ show from Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Universal, meanwhile, said the reason for canceling the release was that "now is not the right time to release this film."
President Donald Trump’s plan to freeze U.S. vehicle efficiency standards would result in higher costs for motorists without doing anything to boost highway safety, according to an analysis by Consumer Reports that undermines the administration’s chief talking points in favor of the move.
When Samsung first introduced the Galaxy Note smartphone back in 2011, it stood out because of two key features: a stylus pen and a screen so large that the phone was dubbed a “phablet.” Somewhere between a phone and a tablet, the Note was derided at the time for being comically huge.
"Our main goal is to get a sense of the temperature of the industry, which spans from hobbyists and students to professionals working on big-budget projects," says Alex Wawro, an editor at XRDC and Gamasutra who has been involved with the annual survey since it began in 2016.While the pool of respondents is larger this year than ever before, the status quo remains unchanged in some ways.
Also, much as WhatsApp and Instagram employees and users might not like it, merging the three brands also allows Zuckerberg to say that he’s doing what the world is asking of him.
Taking a slightly different tack, MongoDB relicensed its flagship database product last year under a new "Server Side Public License" (SSPL) that requires companies that sell the database system as a cloud service also release the source code of any additional software they include.
Right now, men and women who want to protect themselves against HIV are advised to take PrEP in the form of a pill once every day.
Speaking of electrics, we watched Ford’s prototype battery-powered Ford F-150 haul a train, saw Cruise delay its plans to launch a robo-taxi service in San Francisco, and inspected financials from Tesla showing that while deliveries are up, so are losses.
In a joint statement, the automakers said the pact with California “will provide our companies much-needed regulatory certainty by allowing us to meet both federal and state requirements with a single national fleet, avoiding a patchwork of regulations while continuing to ensure meaningful greenhouse gas emissions reductions.”.
Wednesday, the company said it had delivered 95,356 vehicles in the second quarter of 2019, beating its own record of 90,966, from the end of 2018.
Cruise, the startup General Motors acquired to develop its self-driving car , will launch an autonomous taxi service on the gnarly, crowded streets of San Francisco, CEO Dan Ammann said Wednesday.
“I think the results of this paper really add an abundance of caution, that we shouldn't hope that species will adapt to changing climate and changing habitats, that we don't need to do anything,” says Mark Reynolds, lead scientist for the Nature Conservancy’s migratory bird program, who wasn’t involved in the study.
Did Marvel Just Save Comic-Con. During Marvel's panel at this year's Comic-Con International, Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi announced that Natalie Portman would be the new Thor.
Two years ago a novelist and as-yet-unproduced screenwriter named Nic Kelman went to work for Wizards of the Coast, the company that makes the popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering .
Thursday morning, as the con opened with its first big Hall H panel, Comic-Con programming director Eddie Ibrahim took to the podium to give his usual address to the crowd.
Taika Waititi will reportedly direct the next Thor film. Taika Waititi Writing and Directing Thor 4. Good news: Taika Waititi , the man behind that film, is coming back for more. Waititi has reportedly signed on to write and direct Thor 4 .