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US Government Has ‘No Right To Rummage’ Through Anti-Trump Protest Website Logs, Says Judge

A Washington D.C. judge has told the U.S. Department of Justice it “does not have the right to rummage” through the files of an anti-Trump protest website — and has ordered the dot-org site’s hosting company to protect the identities of its users. The Register reports: Chief Judge Robert E. Morin issued the revised order [PDF] Tuesday following a high-profile ... Read More »

Qualcomm Fined Record $773 Million In Taiwan Antitrust Probe

According to Bloomberg, Qualcomm was fined a record NT$23.4 billion ($773 million) by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission in the latest blow from regulators over the way the U.S. company prices mobile phone chips and patents. From the report: The company has been violating antitrust rules for at least 7 years and Qualcomm collected NT$400 billion in licensing fees from local ... Read More »

Using Containers? Look for the OCI Seal of Approval

Until July, when the Open Container Initiative released version 1.0 of its specification, there were no standards when it came to containers. Products from one vendor didn’t necessarily work with the offerings from another. Obviously, this was a problem for DevOps working in diverse environments. Read More »

Is the Chromebook the New Android Tablet?

An anonymous reader shares a report from Computerworld, where JR Raphael makes the case for why it’s time to call the Chromebook the new Android tablet: What does a traditional Android tablet do that a convertible Chromebook doesn’t? No matter how long you mull, it’s tough to come up with much. Nowadays, a Chromebook runs the same apps from the ... Read More »

PornHub Uses Computer Vision To ID Actors, Acts In Its Videos

Baron_Yam shares a report from TechCrunch, which details PornHub’s use of machine learning to ID actors and acts in its videos: The computer vision system can identify specific actors in scenes and even identifies various positions and attributes. While it is obviously very difficult to describe the feature set for a family audience, the system can identify individual performers in ... Read More »