The connection between HMIT and MoviePass may be seen as one more negative in an already concerning situation for investors. HMNY’s financial outlook has been a topic of heated debate as the stock has nosedived over 98% in recent months. On Tuesday, the stock hit an all-time low of 24 cents during trading.
Source: MoviePass has deep ties to Indian company accused of fraud – Business Insider
Facebook allowed the device companies access to the data of users’ friends without their explicit consent, even after declaring that it would no longer share such information with outsiders. Some device makers could retrieve personal information even from users’ friends who believed they had barred any sharing, The New York Times found.
Source: Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends – The New York Times
Portugal isn’t the only country allowing tiering of internet services. In Britain, the internet service provider Vodaphone charges about $33 a month for basic service but offers several “passes” allowing unlimited video or music streaming, social media usage, or chat, at additional tariffs of up to $9.30 per month.
Source: Portugal’s internet shows us a world without net neutrality, and it’s ugly – LA Times
Into this universe comes Airbus SE, the European aerospace conglomerate. Airbus is starting a new data company, called Airbus Aerial, to provide an array of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) services, a field the company estimates could increase to more than $120 billion annually as the use of these fleets expands, said Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus’s defence and space group. Hoke introduced the new company Wednesday at Xponential.
Source: Here Comes the War for Commercial Drone Dominance – Bloomberg
In short, Steele admits that he and Hansmeier used sham entities to obtain the copyright to (or in some cases film) porn, uploaded it to file-sharing websites, and then filed “false and deceptive” copyright suits against downloaders designed to conceal their role in distributing the films and their stake in the outcomes. They lied to courts themselves, sent others to court to lie, lied at depositions, lied in sworn affidavits, created sham entities as plaintiffs, created fraudulent hacking allegations to try to obtain discovery into the identity of downloaders, used “ruse defendants” (strawmen, in effect) to get courts to approve broad discovery into IP addresses.
Source: Prenda Saga Update: John Steele Pleads Guilty, Admits Entire Scheme | Popehat
The wheels grind slowly, my friends, but they do grind.
Orbital Insight, a venture capital-funded satellite intelligence startup based in Palo Alto, tracks 250,000 parking lots for 96 retail chains across the U.S.
Source: J.C. Penney’s troubles are reflected in satellite images of its parking lots | The Outline
Orbital Insight’s parking lot figures track pretty closely with J.C. Penney’s stock price.
Within Veles itself, the young entrepreneurs behind these websites became subjects of tantalizing intrigue. Between August and November, Boris earned nearly $16,000 off his two pro-Trump websites. The average monthly salary in Macedonia is $371.
Source: Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex | WIRED
The lock screen is one of several ways that Windows 10 isn’t exactly free. From Start menu promotions to subscription-based games to personalized ads in Bing and the Edge browser, Microsoft has plenty of money-making hooks built into its latest OS.
Source: Windows 10 lock screen ads begin with Rise of the Tomb Raider push | PCWorld
If you have AT&T’s gigabit Internet service and wonder why it seems so affordable, here’s the reason—AT&T is boosting profits by rerouting all your Web browsing to an in-house traffic scanning platform, analyzing your Internet habits, then using the results to deliver personalized ads to the websites you visit, e-mail to your inbox, and junk mail to your front door.
via AT&T’s plan to watch your Web browsing—and what you can do about it | Ars Technica.
Use https. They may know which sites you visit but they won’t know any of the http fields because that is all encrypted. Most big sites like Google and Facebook use https by default nowadays.
The team hopes one day fans will root for bots the way they do for racing’s Jeff Gordon, ultimate fighting’s Ronda Rousey, and boxing’s Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
via MegaBots At New York Comic Con – Business Insider.
In a MegaBots battle, a two-member team sits inside the bot’s upper torso, where the controls systems are housed. Although the co-founders assure me that the pilot and gunner are well protected inside, the situation presents a heightened suspense.
Each 15,000-pound robot is equipped with six-inch cannons inside its arms that fire paint-filled missiles and cannon balls at 120 miles per hour. Good aim can cause enough damage to jam its opponent’s weapons system or shoot of a limb. “These aren’t Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots,” Stroup laughs.