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project titan: tesla talent joins car project

MORE GAS FOR THE APPLE CAR It’s one of the worst-kept secrets in Apple history. Despite Tim Cook and co sweeping talk of a self-driving vehicle under the rug, reports suggest that Apple has been working for years on technology to power the next evolution of travel: the Apple Car. Several reports have suggested that Apple’scar project had been shelved , with the firm instead choosing to work on improving Apple Maps and creating software to sell to other manufacturers, but new developments confirm that the company is still in the self-drive car race, bringing Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer intothe mix to work on research and testing . Today, we’re pulling back the curtain on the Apple Car, exploring Apple’s hidden testing sites, weighing up the acquisition of Didi Chuxing, and looking at…

4 Min.
tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology’s brightest minds should have seen that coming. Social media bans of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have thrust Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others into a role they never wanted — as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms, deciding what should and shouldn’t be allowed and often angering almost everyone in the process. Jones, a right-wing provocateur, suddenly found himself banned from most major social platforms this week, after years in which he was free to use them to promulgate a variety of false claims. Twitter, which one of its executives once called the “free speech wing of the free speech party,” remains a lonely holdout on Jones. The resulting backlash suggests that no matter what the tech companies do, “there…

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tinder founders, execs file suit against iac and match group

The founders of the dating app Tinder, along with current executives and some of its employees, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against IAC/ InterActiveCorp and its Match Group subsidiary for allegedly bilking them by manipulating financial information to create a lowball estimate of Tinder’s value. They are seeking at least $2 billion in the lawsuit against Match and IAC, which is controlled by media mogul Barry Diller. IAC and Match Group, of which Tinder is now part, called the allegations in the lawsuit “meritless.” The lawsuit claims that there were written contracts between IAC and Match and Tinder employees, including founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen and Jonathan Badeen. The contracts required Tinder be valued on specific dates in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021 and that the workers be allowed to exercise their stock…

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apple pay is leading the electronic currency revolution

CASHING OUT – WHY PHYSICAL MONEY IS IN TERMINAL DECLINE Analysts and financial whizz-kids have been predicting for years that electronic payments will overtake old-fashioned notes and coins but with the rise of Apple Pay, it looks like this will now become a reality. In the UK , e-payments including debit card swipes are set to overtake cash as the most frequently used payment method. In 2006, 62% of all payments in the UK were made with cash. In 2016, that fell to 40%. If current trends continue then the figure could be as low as 21% by 2026. At the same time, the number of times people used ATMs and the amount of cash drawn from them are both falling fast. 2016 saw the lowest number of withdrawals for six years while…

4 Min.
using common social media tactics to subvert us elections

The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations — but with a twist. The aim of these possibly Russia-linked perpetrators appears to be to draw in as many people as possible with emotional appeals and then spur them to action. In this case, though, the action is public protest rather than affinity marketing, and the goal is to sow dissension rather than to build brand awareness. “They’re almost functioning like social media editors, figuring out what the trending topics are in the U.S. and figuring out where they can insert themselves”, said Jennifer Grygiel, a communications professor at Syracuse University. The idea, experts say, is to widen the rifts in the U.S. population via propaganda…

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how to find and delete where google knows you’ve been

Even if “Location History” is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location. Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there’s no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP address, a numeric designation that can be geographically mapped. Smartphones also connect to cell towers, so your carrier knows your general location at all times. TO PREVENT FURTHER TRACKING For any device: Fire up your browser and go to myactivity.google.com. Sign into Google if you haven’t already. On the upper left drop-down menu, go to “Activity Controls”. Turn off both “Web & App Activity” and “Location History”. That should prevent precise location markers from being stored to your Google account. Google will warn you…