Piling on big tech companies is the fashion of the day, but don't expect the US government to break up Google.
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Big blow to big whistleblower The US government's Department of Justice has won its multi-million-dollar claim to Edward Snowden's Permanent Record book royalties as well as any future related earnings.…
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Federal prosecutors didn't say which organizations were targeted, but said Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Google, and Verizon assisted the investigation.
The Justice Department warns that the video game industry is a new target for nation-state actors.
There is "no information or intelligence" that foreign powers are trying to undermine "mail-in vote or ballots," a senior official said.
Visor has raised $4.7 million for its artificial intelligence system that analyzes Overwatch gameplay in real-time and offers instant advice on how gamers can do better.Visor is unveiling an open beta version of the platform, which aims to sharpen the skills of everyday gamers so that they can have more fun, without ever leaving the game experience.Visor wants to help gamers of any skill level to improve over time.Other investors include Y Combinator, Afore Capital, and NextGen Venture Partners.A group of angel investors also joined the round, including Ruchi Sanghvi and Aditya Agarwal (via South Park Commons Fund), Paul Buchheit, Paul Levine, Jeffrey Rosen, and John Graham.We don’t think of Visor as a coach.”
University of Delaware studies on the effects of traumatic stress in women and how connections in the brain help adults control their impulses are two of the projects supported by a new federal grant to the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research.The center was established in 2012 through a similar NIH grant to the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) at DSU, which is the lead institution.Researchers at UD and DSU have worked on a variety of projects through the center, developing the state's capabilities in advanced brain imaging and training graduate students in neuroscience.During the second phase of the grant, investigators expect to use non-invasive imaging techniques to explore brain function in living humans and laboratory animals."The overarching goal of our neuroscience center is to bring together and support neuroscientists working at multiple scales, from human subjects to rodent and invertebrate models, to improve our understanding of the dynamic function of the brain," said Melissa Harrington, DSU professor of biology and director of the Center for Neuroscience.Jeffrey Rosen, professor of psychological and brain sciences at UD and co-principal investigator with Harrington of the grant, said the center will build on the success it's already had and expand its reach.
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