Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking user activity in apps

Alphabet’s Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping such monitoring, a lawsuit seeking class action status alleged on Tuesday. The data privacy lawsuit is the second filed in as many months against Google by the law firm Boies Schiller …

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Analog Devices to buy Maxim Integrated in $21B chip deal

Analog Devices is buying rival chipmaker Maxim Integrated Products for about $21 billion, the companies announced Monday. The massive all-stock acquisition will make Massachusetts-based Analog a semiconductor giant valued at more than $68 billion and give it a stronger foothold in markets such as autonomous vehicles and 5G communications networks. Both companies make integrated circuits …

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Amazon says directive for employees to delete TikTok was a mistake

Amazon employees who on Friday morning were told to delete TikTok from their phones received the directive by mistake, the company told The Post. The e-commerce juggernaut’s IT department had sent out an email to workers saying that “if you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by 10-Jul to retain mobile access …

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Lasers could replace sailors in peeling old paint off ships

Who among the Navy’s best and brightest hasn’t at some point earlier in their enlisted career been forced to scrape rusting, dilapidated paint from the various corners of the service’s ageing fleet of vessels? Hardly anyone, perhaps, until now. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, in partnership with industry, has discovered that laser ablation may …

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Singapore scientists seek power from darkness through shadow energy

SINGAPORE – Scientists in Singapore are hoping to perfect a new method of power generation driven largely by shadows, with the hope that it could one day help highly urbanized cities power themselves. The shadow-effect energy generator (SEG) being developed by the National University of Singapore has the potential to harness power like solar cells, …

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Activists vow to widen Facebook ad boycott after Zuckerberg meeting

An ad boycott against Facebook is threatening to get wider after a meeting over hate speech between Mark Zuckerberg and civil-rights groups fizzled. The social network’s 36-year-old chief executive, along with his top lieutenant Sheryl Sandberg, met on Zoom Tuesday with the organizers of the monthlong boycott — which has attracted more than 400 advertisers …

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Hubble just snapped one of its greatest images ever

Galaxies always seem special simply due to their huge size and collections of stars, planets, and typically a black hole or sometimes more. They’re definitely interesting, but some are clearly better looking than others. The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped stunning images of plenty of galaxies during its lengthy tenure, but the above image which …

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Ocean on Jupiter’s moon ‘could be habitable,’ researchers say

With NASA slated to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa sometime in the next decade, researchers are increasingly confident that the ocean on the celestial satellite “could be habitable.” Speaking at the 2020 Goldschmidt Conference earlier this month, NASA researchers said they have developed a model that shows Europa, the sixth largest moon in the Solar System, …

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