The move reflects growing unease internally about Facebook’s response to reports published this week in The New York Times and The Guardian. The articles laid out how a researcher at the University of Cambridge created a Facebook app to harvest information about millions of Facebook profiles and improperly gave the data to Cambridge Analytica, in violation of Facebook’s terms of service. Together, they raised fresh concerns about the steps that Facebook takes to protect the privacy of users’ data, drawing bipartisan calls for Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress and sending Facebook stock tumbling more than 10 percent below the all-time high it reached on February 1st. … [Read more...] about Facebook will hold an emergency meeting to let employees ask questions about Cambridge Analytica
Phone companies have urged telecom secretary Anshu Prakash to speed up the formation of a key inter-ministerial panel to finalise India’s 5G spectrum deployment game plan that will be discussed at a key meeting of the International Telecom Union (ITU) next month. The move comes after telcos recently urged the government to allot sub-3500 MHz 5G spectrum free of cost for 5G fixed wireless services to augment networks capacities at a time when existing 4G networks are facing severe capacity constraints amid surging home internet consumption during the Covid19 lockdowns. Rajan Mathews, director general of Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), in a letter to telecom secretary Anshu Prakash has urged “DoT to create a National Preparatory Committee (NPC) and the relevant National Study Groups (NSGs) to begin the preparatory work to achieve the position of the Indian Administration” on deployment of various (5G) bands, including millimetre wave bands identified … [Read more...] about Telcos push DoT to form key 5G panel ahead of ITU meeting next month
And in some ways, I guess I don't know what the point of the Snyder Cut is on a cultural level. Is this rewriting history? Is this Warner admitting the original film was bad? Is this going to lead to a proper Justice League sequel, at an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars? It's none of those, most likely. The Snyder Cut is just a thing that is happening. But I'm certain people will watch it, even if they don't like the idea of it. … [Read more...] about The Justice League Snyder Cut is arguably pointless – but everyone will watch it
A cornerstone of any pre-teen’s life between 1998 to 2007 was the Disney Channel original movie. If you grew up during that time you do not need a refresher on why movies like Halloweentown or Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century were popular — they were your main option for entertainment because you were constantly at home! (That is what it is like to not have a driver’s license.) But you may need a refresher on their content, because I just revisited a bunch of them and they are not what I thought. Oddly, they are not innocent little time capsules of an era long gone by. They are portentous pieces of art that solemnly warned my generation of the techno-anxieties they would soon become all too familiar: they also made me cry a little bit because in spite of all those things, they are very optimistic about human beings. … [Read more...] about The near-futurism of Disney Channel original movies — does it hold up?
Sinofsky was in charge of producing Windows 8 during his time at Microsoft and used to write about the process in a blog called Building Windows 8. The successor to Windows 7 was designed with touch-screen tablets in mind, though it wasn't very successful. … [Read more...] about Ex-Windows boss reveals his new desktop PC is an iPad Pro