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AppleMagazine #336

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Ivan Castilho de Almeida
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trump says he wants skilled migrants but creates new hurdles

It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, “merit-based” immigration system, a keystone of his four-part plan that Congress rejected last month. In the meantime, his administration is busy making it harder, not easier, for skilled migrants to come work in the United States.The State Department has ended an Obama-era program to grant visas to foreign entrepreneurs who want to start companies in the United States. It is more aggressively scrutinizing visas to skilled workers from other countries. And it is contemplating ending a provision that allows spouses of those skilled workers to be employed in the U.S.The administration and its backers contend it’s trying to fix flaws in the existing, employer-centric skilled immigration system while advocating for a complete overhaul…

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spotify’s stock market debut strikes a chord with investors

Spotify’s opening act on Wall Street struck a chord with investors betting the unprofitable company’s trend-setting music streaming service will maintain its early lead over Apple and other powerful challengers.After several hours of anticipation Tuesday morning, Spotify’s shares traded as high as $169 in their stock market debut before falling back slightly. The stock closed at $149.01 — well above its previous high of $132.50 in deals worked out during Spotify’s 12-year history as a privately held company. (Image: Brendan McDermid) The stock market’s warm welcome left Spotify with a market value of about $27 billion, according to FactSet. By comparison, internet radio station Pandora Media’s market value stands at $1.2 billion nearly seven years after that company went public.The performance left Spotify’s market value among the 10 highest…

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robots to invade detroit for global competition

Inside the Michigan Engineering Zone, it was time to give “Tink,” a robot built by students at Detroit’s Pershing High School, some rivets.Safety glasses on and her red hair tied back, 15-year-old student Delann Pillivant grabbed the robot’s aluminum frame and pushed a power drill into its center bar, making the modification for an upcoming global robotics competition coming this month to Detroit.Pillivant spent most of her first year at the facility, known as the “MEZ,” watching older students on the Pershing robotics team take the lead in building a robot from scratch, modifying it for FIRST Robotics competitions.This year, Pillivant is in the driver’s seat — literally — for the robotics team, which comes to the MEZ in Midtown every week to get training in science, technology, engineering…

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privacy first: safe technology to protect your rights

(Image: Ike Edeani) With software updates across all devices (macOS 10.13.4, iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3), Apple has launched a privacy push that sets to immediately introduce new information regarding data privacy. While there’s no doubt that these updates, released on Thursday, have been prompted by the new Europeandata protection regulation GDPR , they have come at the ideal time after the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal that kicked off last week. Apple CEO Tim Cook has evenmade a public rebuke of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over the social media’s business model. (Image: Felix Krause) HOW PRIVACY BECAME A MASS-MARKET CONCERN Back in October last year, a blog post fromdeveloper Felix Krause demonstrated how easy it was for a developer to create a password prompt that looks identical to the one…

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tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on autopilot

The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a semi-autonomous vehicle, Tesla confirmed.The electric car maker said the driver, who was killed in the accident, did not have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before the crash, despite several warnings from the vehicle. Tesla Inc. tells drivers that its Autopilot system, which can keep speed, change lanes and selfpark, requires drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel in order to take control of the vehicle to avoid accidents.Tesla said its vehicle logs show the driver took no action to stop the Model X SUV from crashing into a concrete lane divider. Photographs of the SUV show that…

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promises, promises: facebook’s history with privacy

“We’ve made a bunch of mistakes.”“Everyone needs complete control over who they share with at all times.”“Not one day goes by when I don’t think about what it means for us to be the stewards of this community and their trust.”Sound familiar? It’s Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressing a major privacy breach — seven years ago.Lawmakers in many countries may be focused on Cambridge Analytica’s alleged improper use of Facebook data, but the social network’s privacy problems go back more than a decade. Here are some of the company’s most notable missteps and promises around privacy. (Image: Justin Sullivan) 2007 The social media darling unveils its Facebook Platform to great fanfare. Zuckerberg says app developers can now access the web of connections between users and their friends, a…