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Betty Saliba

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Researchers found troubling bugs in open-source libraries used by financial institutions.
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The founder of award-winning youth charity the 4Front Project has accused the police of brutality following what has been described as a raid on its office in north west London on Friday afternoon.Four people aged between 14 and 25 were arrested at around 2pm, the Met has confirmed. According to the 4Front Project’s Temi Mwale, who was recently named an influential activist in British Vogue’s September issue, officers arrested a 14-year-old boy on their premises. The situation escalated when staff asked why he was being arrested and for more information to pass onto his parents. Officers refused to engage, Mwale said.Eyewitnesses have said that officers proceeded to “drag kids into vans with no good reason”.URGENTA police unit have just raided the @4FrontProject office in North West London, and started making arrests. Team members and the Graeme Park Estate community are at Colindale Police Station demanding immediate release. Huge police line. If you can, head over there now.1/— #BlackLivesMatterUK (@ukblm) August 7, 2020Filming outside of Coldindale police station in Brent, where the charity is based, Mwale said: “We’ve been assaulted so many times here today. We have two members of my staff team that have been arrested.“We have several young people who have also been arrested. This is what we’re dealing with and I’ve told them we want it to be deescalated and yet they’ve refused.“This community is sick and tired of the way we’re being treated and now we need your support. We’re meant to be out there tomorrow, Tottenham police station, but instead we’re out here at Colindale police station right now.” The protest in Tottenham on Saturday has been organised to mark the ninth anniversary of the 2011 riots, which were sparked by the death of Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Tottenham on August 4 2011.In the video posted on Instagram, Mwale added: “Every day we’re getting arrested in our community for no good reason. It’s the hottest day of the year. We’re thirsty. we’re tired. [...] Every single day they come to Graeme Park Estate. [...] Stop and search, strip search, the lot of it, we have it. Brutality, punching us. [...] We’ve had enough.“Today started calmly, it started peacefully. Us as community workers [...] asking why a 14-year-old was being arrested here today, what has he done, so we can inform his mum. [...] They said they didn’t want to engage with us. [...] They said that they aren’t able to tell us anything. We’ve got a mum on the phone and we want to [...] be able to tell her what they’re doing.”A police vehicle left the 4Front Project office and a group of approximately 30-40 people followed on foot to Coldindale Police Station, where they remained.It comes after the 4Front Project last month commenced legal action against the Met over “unfair” treatment of members of its team.The Metropolitan Police said: “Officers on patrol in The Concourse NW9, carried out a section 23 stop and search under the Misuse of Drugs Act. A 14- year old male was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis.“As officers carried out the arrest, a group began to gather around the officers and obstructed the police vehicle from leaving the scene. Further police units attended.“A further two people, a 23- year-old man [B] and a 25- year-old man [C] were arrested on suspicion of obstruction of a constable.”A cordon was put in place around the police station and a Section 35 dispersal order has also been authorised, the Met has said. A 19-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and all of those arrested are still in police custody. 
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Ice sheets, and not rushing rivers, sculpted many Martian valleys, according to scientists.
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(Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) A complex process can modify non-magnetic oxide materials in such a way to make them magnetic. The basis for this new phenomenon is controlled layer-by-layer growth of each material. An international research team with researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) reported on their unexpected findings in the journal "Nature Communications".
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Resell agreement set up amid plans to build next gen of home automation and security gear Google is partnering with ancient alarm and automation vendor ADT to push its Nest smart home kit to more consumers and small businesses.…
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Chinese smartphone company Vivo is launching in Europe, and it’s bringing with it 5G phones, smartwatches, AR glasses and more.
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Nintendo Switch deals are back in stock in the US and UK - with Animal Crossing bundles getting back into the action this week.
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Another quarter has ended and once again companies are publishing their financial reports. As usual, LG has just shared its performance, but unsurprisingly it has ... The post LG posts Q2 results and the smartphone business still struggles appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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If you thought the Perseverance rover was cool, wait until you meet its sidekick
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Now just AWS waiting in the wings under One Government Cloud policy As predicted by El Reg, IBM has joined the growing band of mostly American vendors to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK government that defines discounts for public cloud sales to public sector buyers.…
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The warrants allow police to sweep up location data belonging to any people who were in a specific area.
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On Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify alongside the chiefs of Apple, Amazon, and Facebook as part of an investigation into the growing power of Big Tech. For Google, it's just one of several antitrust probes it's currently facing. The past few weeks have given its interrogators plenty of ammo come Wednesday. But expect a few surprises too. Here are the things to look out for on Wednesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We're on the eve of a historic hearing where the CEOs of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple will appear (via video) before the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee for a grilling over possible anticompetitive behavior. Each company has its own box of concerns for the committee to unpack, but everything comes down to the same central question: Can you prove you're not stifling competition? For Google, its antitrust headache goes well beyond this week's hearing. It's already the subject of investigations in the US by the Justice Department and a group of 48 states attorneys general, plus Puerto Rico and DC, which could result in a lawsuit being brought against the company as early as this summer. But this hearing will be a chance for the committee, led by Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline, to unpack whether these platforms have behaved anticompetitively, and whether existing antitrust laws should be rewritten to rein them in. Here are the big things to look out for on Wednesday. And if you're confused by all of the different antitrust investigations into Google right now, here's a handy guide. Search and advertising are top of the agenda. The past few weeks have given Congress plenty of ammo. With Google, expect the lines of inquiry to be pointed at the company's vast and tangled search and advertising business.  The committee will most likely dig into how Google uses its market dominance to promote its own products over rivals, and how it has hoovered up digital advertising networks to consolidate its ad business. Over the past few weeks, several new reports have shone light on some examples that will give the committee even more ammo on Wednesday. A bombshell investigation by The Markup, published Tuesday on the eve of the antitrust hearing, discovered that in a test of more than 15,000 "popular queries" Google dedicated nearly half of its first page of results to its own products. Moreover, Bloomberg reported earlier this month that changes to Google's search rules have made it more expensive for online businesses to reach customers. And a recent report from The Wall Street Journal alleged that Google deliberately pushes YouTube videos ahead of rivals in its search results. These findings could support a growing criticism that Google's search engine promotes itself at the expense of competitors. Expect Congress to have done its homework – and maybe offer a few surprises If the history of Congressional hearings with big tech has taught us anything, it's that many lawmakers have struggled to grasp how these giants operate. But expect lawmakers to have done their homework come Wednesday. The committee has spent a year investigating all four of these companies, and says it will come armed with more than 1.3 millions documents collected from these giants, as well as knowledge gathered from testimonies by their competitors. The committee isn't the only one who's done its homework. A sweeping civil investigative demand sent to Google by the Texas state attorney general last September, viewed by Business Insider, included more than 200 directives that probed deep into the complexities of Google's search and advertising business. The document asked Google to provide information on everything from its rationale for integrating various ad platforms, to how its Chrome browser tracks users across the web. In short, lawmakers are getting better at this. One thing is for sure: The committee won't just be relying on the answers they get from Pichai and the other CEOs. They'll come prepared with plenty of information, and maybe a few surprises up their sleeves. The outcome could inform other antitrust battles against Google Google, which has already been fined by the EU three times for anticompetitive behavior, is now potentially facing multiple battles on its home soil. Both the Department of Justice and a group of attorneys general for 50 states and territories are reportedly gearing up to bring at least one lawsuit against Google, which could happen as soon as this summer according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. And California, home of Google's own headquarters, recently launched its own probe into the company. The antitrust committee will be looking at whether these tech giants are abusing their power, and if so, whether existing antitrust laws must be updated. The committee says it will produce a paper by the end of the year, reflecting its findings and any recommendations for creating new rules. Expect lawmakers spearheading the other investigations to be keeping a very close eye on what happens on Wednesday. "All these investigations are learning from each other," said Jason Kint, CEO of Digital Content Next, a trade group representing digital publishers. But expect the conversation to include accusations of political bias and hate speech It's highly possible the conversation may turn towards other issues beyond Google's core moneymaking tactics. Republicans may raise questions about anti-conservative bias on YouTube and other Google platforms.  The issue of hate speech on YouTube is also likely to come up. While some of these topics risk becoming distractions on the day, the committee could well frame them within the core antitrust argument. "Each of their issues that they can easily be distracted by are all symptoms of antitrust," Kint said. "If you're concerned about bias in the search engine, or hate speech, every one of those is because there's a lack of competition."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Leslie Odom, Jr.'s $500,000 gamble that led to a starring role in 'Hamilton'
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Back in the last month, Xiaomi’s Redmi introduced the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C as two of its most affordable smartphones for 2020. The Redmi ... The post Redmi 9A goes official in China with a $85 price tag appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Apple sells the iPhone X refurbished for $599. But is its 2017 flagship better than its new budget iPhone SE?
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In case you forgot, today is your last chance to unlock the rare Galaxy Scout skin in Fortnite mobile. The skin is offered as part of this weekend’s Fortnite Galaxy Cup event, which offers up a female variant of the Samsung Galaxy skin first introduced back in 2018. Not everyone who wants the skin will get it, however — here’s … Continue reading
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Fitness brand confirms outage, but doesn’t comment on possible ransomware
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Fast charging potentially means your battery won't last as long.
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Consumers will be able to buy, hold and exchange cryptocurrency in the same way as other currencies.
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TuSimple has announced its plan to develop the world's first network of autonomous freight delivery trucks across the US by 2024. The project will take place in three phases spanning from 2020 to 2024 and includes the creation of systems to connect customers to their live-time freight delivery, terminals, and digital routes. TuSimple has partnered with companies like UPS, Penske Truck Leasing, US Xpress, and McLane for the Autonomous Freight Network (AFN) project. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. TuSimple has partnered with companies like UPS and Penske Truck Leasing to create a network of autonomous freight delivery trucks across the US by 2024. The obvious main attraction of TuSimple's plan is the self-driving aspect, but the company's Autonomous Freight Network (AFN) project doesn't stop at just the development of technology necessary for autonomous trucking. TuSimple is also creating digital routes, terminals, and a monitoring system that tracks its trucks to create a well-rounded and safe autonomous network, according to the San Diego-headquartered company. The development of the network will be separated into three phases that are marked by different time frames and expansion locations. Phase one, which will take place between now and 2021, will bring — or has already brought in several locations — TuSimple autonomous trucking services to Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona, and El Paso, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio in Texas, while phase two set between 2022 and 2023 will expand the network coast-to-coast by creating a line from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida. The final phase three between 2023 and 2024 will be marked by a nationwide expansion to 48 states by the 2024 target. After all phases are complete, TuSimple will then move its operations abroad to Europe and Asia, according to the company.SEE ALSO: This $93,450 RV sleeps 4 and has its own workspace on board to make it an office on wheels — see inside the Business Line According to TuSimple, the AFN will be the world's first autonomous network of trucks. The company's fleet currently includes 40 trucks in the US that have autonomous driving capabilities by using AI, sensors, and cameras around the truck. This self-driving system can power a truck coast-to-coast in 36 hours, according to the company. Source: TuSimple It also allows the trucks to operate in almost any weather condition during every hour and day of the year, according to the company. The company has already been rolling out its autonomous network on the roads of Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, and Dallas and El Paso, Texas. This includes the daily journey from a Phoenix UPS shipping site to a Tucson TuSimple Terminal, a 128-mile drive on both the highway and side streets. Source: TuSimple Despite the trucks' self-driving capabilities, a human safety driver and engineer are present during the Phoenix to Tucson route. TuSimple also plans to open a terminal in Dallas to allow "mid-sized customers" to use the autonomous trucks. According to TuSimple, the autonomous system saves 10% of fuel compared to human-driven trucks, according to the company. It also says the autonomous system reacts 15 times faster than a human operator while cutting 40% of operations-related costs attributed to paying drivers. Besides UPS and Penske, TuSimple has also partnered with trucking fleet US Xpress and Berkshire Hathaway's supply chain service company McLane for the AFN project. TuSimple is currently headquartered in San Diego ... … and has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Tucson, Arizona.
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TLDR: The training in The Ultimate Scrum Foundation Certification Prep Bundle explains this project methodology and how it can be a game-changer for your organization and your career. Projects and teamwork are what Scrum is all about. An offshoot of the Agile project management framework, Scrum is based around many of the same principles as scrums in a rugby match, challenging teams to learn through trial and error, take initiative in the face of difficulties, and carefully assess your victories and defeats to find paths forward for improvement. The Scrum process brings together the appropriate meetings, tools, and role assignments… This story continues at The Next Web
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Plus: IB students kick up a stink over algorithm grading, and more In brief  A man was charged after he was mistakenly identified as a thief by facial-recognition software used by the Detroit Police Department.…
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A newly discovered exoplanet — TOI 849 b — located 730 light-years from Earth offers astronomers a unique opportunity to study the interiors of planets. The exoplanet — which was discovered by a team led by the University of Warwick and is being investigated by Dr Christoph Mordasini, University of Bern — is the first example of an exposed exoplanet core found in orbit around its star. The team of astronomers have been able to determine many of the qualities of the planet, including its radius, orbit and surface temperature. The exposed core is roughly the size of Neptune —… This story continues at The Next Web
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"The first step in SUSE’s inorganic growth strategy" The post SUSE Spends Reported $600m on the Last Big Independent K8s Distribution appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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We're still a ways off from Black Friday -- but the AirPods and Beats headphones deals have now arrived.The big news from this week: For the first time since they were announced in October, Apple's new AirPods Pro are selling below list price.Amazon's $15 discount brings the price down to $235.(Note that they're currently out of stock and Amazon says they may not ship for one to two months.)Otherwise, we're seeing consistent discounting across the other AirPods and Beats models at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart -- many of which are selling below list price.Have a look below for all of the best links.
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There’s been little to no mention of Xbox Project Scarlett at X019, instead we've had announcements of new IPs, updates on Project xCloud and the expected reveal of Xbox's Black Friday deals."Perhaps we feel confident about our content pipeline so that we feel like we don't have to save everything up for [Scarlett]," Booty tells us.Although, in recent months, Sony has been drip-feeding us juicy titbits such as an official PS5 release window, name and a few details about features.In a statement sent out following the presentation, Sony said the "two keywords for the future direction of PlayStation are 'immersive' and 'seamless'", with the 'immersive' experience "created by dramatically increased graphics rendering speeds, achieved through the employment of further improved computational power and a customized ultra-fast, broadband SSD".But Sony and Microsoft may end up eating their own offerings if appetite for streaming renders powerful home consoles somewhat redundant.LetsGoDigital spotted the patent published by INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) in Brazil.
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The Samsung Galaxy A70s unveiled back in September is now making way to China.The mid-range device is Samsung’s latest effort to win some relevance in the Chinese stronghold.According to IDC’s quarterly report, the South-Korean company didn’t make it to the top 5 smartphone brands in China.It’s curious how the world’s smartphone leader can’t stand against local manufacturers in China.However, it won’t give up.The new smartphone offering comes in a single 8GB/128GB configuration which retails for CNY2,699 ($385/€350).
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 14, 2019–SearchUnify, a recognized cognitive search platform by Grazitti Interactive, announced the general availability of its annual fall release – Mamba ’20.“Our goal is to help enterprises accelerate digital transformation with search as the centerpiece.Mamba ’20 builds on that with a bunch of new features that will enable support teams to do more like leveraging best-in-class case clustering to solve customer cases faster.Machine learning will power a whole new level of personalized user experience and the admins will be able to get actionable insights faster with an NLG engine that deciphers reports in real-time,” said Vishal Sharma, CTO of SearchUnify.He continued, “Having worked with companies of all sizes for a decade and powering them to drive better customer support and success, we’ve been noticing a constant change in customer expectations.
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Recently, PhoneArena published an article about the Motorola RAZR V3, saying it’s the world’s coolest phone.Of course, most of you should remember this popular handset.And agree it was an amazing model that won the world.It turns out the company has managed to sell over 130 million units worldwide.As for its successor, we know the new folding screen smartphone is on the way.This simply means we already know how it will look and what features it will come with.
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Over the last year, SheerID has expanded its customer base to include more than 200 customers across a diverse range of Fortune 2000 business-to-business brands, such as Target, Amazon, Lowe’s, Comcast, Google, T-Mobile, and Urban Outfitters.Jake Weatherly, CEO of the Portland, Oregon-based company, said in an interview with VentureBeat the idea came after he noticed that his wife always had to produce a pay stub to get a teacher’s discount at stores.The same goes for veterans, seniors, and other groups.There are records within the school district where my wife is a teacher that prove beyond [a] shadow of a doubt that these individuals really are eligible.The individuals who are eligible should be able to prove their eligibility without any friction.”The rise of identity marketing
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