Apple’s redesigned Maps app is available across the US, adds real-time transit for Miami

Apple’s updated and more detailed Maps experience has now rolled out across the U.S., the company announced this morning. The redesigned app will include more accurate information overall as well as comprehensive views of roads, buildings, parks, airports, malls and other public places. It will also bring Look Around to more cities and real-time transit to Miami. … Read more Apple’s redesigned Maps app is available across the US, adds real-time transit for Miami

Apple launches Research app, US users can enroll in three health studies

Following the announcement at the September event, the Apple Research app is now available to download for iPhone and Apple Watch. Users in the United States can sign up to be part of three health studies; Women’s Health, Heart and Movement, and the Hearing Study. The Women’s Health study draws data from the Cycle Tracking app on watchOS 6 … Read more Apple launches Research app, US users can enroll in three health studies

US officials to use fake social media accounts to check people entering country

US Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship. An updated Homeland Security Department review of potential privacy issues dated July 2019 that was posted online on Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles. … Read more US officials to use fake social media accounts to check people entering country

Huawei Files to Trademark Its Hongmeng Mobile OS Around the World After US Ban

China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a UN body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as US sanctions threaten its business model. The move comes after the Trump administration put Huawei on a blacklist last month that barred it … Read more Huawei Files to Trademark Its Hongmeng Mobile OS Around the World After US Ban

Bali students awarded in US for mangrove-based solution to biofouling

Two high school students from Denpasar, Bali, have received an award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) for developing antifouling paint out of mangrove plants to prevent biofouling. Biofouling occurs when marine organisms such as barnacles and algae accumulate on pipes and other underwater or wetted surfaces. This often damages ships … Read more Bali students awarded in US for mangrove-based solution to biofouling

Deal: Samsung US will double the value of the phone you trade in for a Galaxy Note9

The $1,000 launch price of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 can seem a bit steep, but you don’t have to pay sticker price. Not even close – starting today and until November 3 you can grab a brand new Note9 straight from Samsung for $400 and a trade-in phone. The best part of the new promo is that … Read more Deal: Samsung US will double the value of the phone you trade in for a Galaxy Note9

Facebook Fugitive Paul Ceglia Arrested in Ecuador, Say US Prosecutors

The New York man who spent nearly 3-1/2 years as a fugitive after being charged with trying to defraud Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social media company has been arrested in Ecuador and may be extradited, US prosecutors said on Thursday. Paul Ceglia, 45, a wood pellet salesman from Wellsville in upstate New York, had been … Read more Facebook Fugitive Paul Ceglia Arrested in Ecuador, Say US Prosecutors

Twitter CEO to Testify Before US House Panel on September 5

Twitter’s chief executive will testify before a US House of Representatives committee on September 5, the panel said on Friday, after some Republicans raised concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives. The House Energy and Commerce Committee “intends to ask tough questions about how Twitter monitors and polices content,” Republican Representative Greg Walden, the panel’s … Read more Twitter CEO to Testify Before US House Panel on September 5

Facebook’s Battle Against Fake News Helped by This Tiny US Think Tank

A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among US voters, it exclusively shared some of the suspicious pages with an online forensics team so busy it hasn’t put a nameplate on the door. The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab is based in a 12-foot-by-12-foot office in … Read more Facebook’s Battle Against Fake News Helped by This Tiny US Think Tank

Facebook Named Best Company to Work for in the US by Career Site Indeed

Facebook – despite suffering through what could be charitably described as a turbulent year – was ranked as best place to work in 2018, according to Indeed. The career website compiled its annual list of the 50 top-rated workplaces, based on 72 million employer ratings and reviews of Fortune 500 companies. The social media platform was … Read more Facebook Named Best Company to Work for in the US by Career Site Indeed