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Google Doodle celebrates first female war photojournalist to report from the frontline


You might not be altogether familiar with the face on today’s Google Doodle. But, you should be. 

Gerda Taro, who’s depicted in the doodle, is considered to be the first female journalist to report from the frontline. She was a fearless pioneer who tragically died in the field when reporting on the Spanish Civil War. 


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Today 1 August 2018, marks 108 years since her birth in Stuttgart, Germany in 1910. 

Per a Google blog, Taro “moved to France shortly after Adolf hitler was appointed the chancellor of Germany 1933.” There, she learned the rudiments of photography from fellow refugee Robert Capa.  Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/08/01/google-doodle-gerda-taro/

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Uber, Lyft driver creepily livestreams videos of his passengers on Twitch


If you’re in the St. Louis area, you may be getting filmed by this guy who drives for Uber and Lyft.

Hundreds of Uber and Lyft rides have been broadcast live on Twitch by driver Jason Gargac this year, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday, all of them without the passengers’ permission.

Gargac, who goes by the name JustSmurf on Twitch, regularly records the interior of his car while working for Uber and Lyft with a camera in the front of the car, allowing viewers to see the faces of his passengers, illuminated by his (usually) purple lights, and hear everything they say. At no point does Gargac make passengers aware that they are being filmed or livestreamed. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/07/21/uber-lyft-live-stream-twitch/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

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Siri Erroneously Told People Stan Lee Was Dead

d9qfvkgbeb1y2ig99ira.jpgFor a few brief moments, comic book fans around the world were shocked to hear some tragic news. But luckily, the panic didn’t last long. As first reported by CinemaBlend, Siri spent a little time this week telling people that Stan Lee had died on July 2. Why would a computer program falsely report a famous figure’s…

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Source: https://io9.gizmodo.com/siri-erroneously-told-people-stan-lee-was-dead-1827322243

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Facebook users aren’t changing their privacy settings, despite uproar

zuck301-ed.jpgSince the Cambridge Analytica fallout, there have been demands for change, hearings and even a #DeleteFacebook campaign. But it turns out all of that hasn’t really translated into any meaningful shift in Facebook users’ behavior. The Wall Street Jour…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/13/facebook-users-aren-t-changing-privacy-settings/

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Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case over man’s past conviction

goog-ed.jpgGoogle has usually been reluctant to honor European Union “right to be forgotten” requests when people are trying to hide past convictions, but it may have to change its stance going forward. A UK judge has ruled that Google must honor a request to e…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/13/google-loses-key-right-to-be-forgotten-case/

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Uber launches its own car-sharing service, Uber Rent


In the same week that Uber Bike became official and a new driver app rolled out, the ride-hailing company announced Wednesday it was adding a car-sharing service on its app. 

Say hello to Uber Rent.

In a partnership with car-share startup Getaround, Uber Rent connects users to nearby cars through the Uber app. Except instead of hopping into the back seat with a driver at the wheel, you’re renting someone’s car for a short amount of time. You can sign up, reserve, and unlock a car from the Getaround platform all through the Uber app. 

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/04/11/uber-rent-getaround-carshare/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial