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T-Mobile Has Started Selling Your App Data To Advertisers
T-Mobile has just officially launched its new ad platform, known as T-Mobile Advertising Solutions. That innocuous name hides a rather sketchy business model – it aggregates your mobile application usage and sells it to advertisers. Android Police reports: The specifics of the program will sound familiar to anyone who has followed the ebb and flow of browser t … ⌘ Read more

Scientists Unveil Bionic Robo-fish To Remove Microplastics From Seas
Scientists have designed a tiny robot-fish that is programmed to remove microplastics from seas and oceans by swimming around and adsorbing them on its soft, flexible, self-healing body. From a report: Microplastics are the billions of tiny plastic particles which fragment from the bigger plastic things used every day such as water bo … ⌘ Read more

Intel Just Asked the EU For $624 Million To Pay It Back For Overturned Anti-AMD Fine
Intel is seeking to be paid interest of $624 million on the overturned $1.1 billion fine it received from the European Commission back in 2009. From a report: The antitrust ruling was overturned at the beginning of the year, and so Intel has gone to EU General Court seeking compensation and interest on the fine. I … ⌘ Read more

Alexa Will Soon Be Able To Read Stories As Your Dead Grandma
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: At its annual re:Mars conference today in Las Vegas, Amazon’s Senior Vice President and Head Scientist for Alexa, Rohit Prasad, announced a spate of new and upcoming features for the company’s smart assistant. The most head turning of the bunch was a potential new feature that can synthesize short audio cli … ⌘ Read more

Reaching 700M Active Users, Telegram Announces ‘Premium’ Tier
“Telegram became one of the top-5 downloaded apps worldwide in 2022 and now has over 700 million monthly active users,” they announced this weekend. “This growth is solely from personal recommendations — Telegram has never paid to advertise its apps.”

But they add significantly that “As Telegram keeps growing at rocket speed, many users have expressed th … ⌘ Read more

An AI-Created Craft Beer Debuts at New Orleans
For one brief limited period of time, New Orleans locals “will have a chance to try the first craft beer created by an AI platform,” according to a report from local station WGNO:
The AI Blonde Ale will be released at a Launch Party at NOLA Brewery on June 20 to coincide with CVPR, the world’s premier computer vision event. Derek Lintern, a brewer at NOLA Brewing said he is excited to h … ⌘ Read more

Facebook Is Receiving Sensitive Medical Information from Hospital Websites
A tracking tool installed on many hospitals’ websites has been collecting patients’ sensitive health information – including details about their medical conditions, prescriptions, and doctor’s appointments – and sending it to Facebook. From a report: The Markup tested the websites of Newsweek’s top 100 hospitals in America. O … ⌘ Read more

Coinbase Lays Off 18% of Workforce as Executives Prepare for Recession and ‘Crypto Winter’
Coinbase is laying off nearly a fifth of its workforce amid a collapse in its stock and crypto prices. From a report: The cryptocurrency exchange will cut 18% of full-time jobs, according to an email sent to employees Tuesday morning. Coinbase has roughly 5,000 full-time workers, translating to a h … ⌘ Read more

Cybersecurity Products Rarely Live Up To Marketing Claims: RSA Panel
A panel at this week’s RSA Conference argued that 90% of security buyers aren’t getting the efficacy from their products that vendors claim they can deliver.

Slashdot reader storagedude writes: Joe Hubback of cyber risk management startup ISTARI led both the panel and the study, which was based on in-depth interviews with more than a hundre … ⌘ Read more

Jack Dorsey’s TBD Announces Web 3 Competitor: Web 5
Jack Dorsey’s beef with Web 3 has never been a secret. In his view, Web 3 – blockchain boosters’ dream of a censorship resistant, privacy-focused internet of the future – has become just as problematic as the Web 2 which preceded it. Now, he’s out with an alternative. From a report: At CoinDesk’s Consensus Festival here in Austin, TBD – the bitcoin-focused subsidiary of … ⌘ Read more