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YouTube Censors Senate Floor Speech With Whistleblower’s Name

SonicSpike shares a report from The Hill: YouTube has removed a video from its platform that shows Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) stating on the Senate floor the name of a person who conservative media have suggested is the whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. The company, home to millions of hours of video content, said in ... Read More »

Qualcomm Makes Case To Appeals Court That It Didn’t Hurt Competition

Qualcomm is making the case for why it didn’t hurt competition in the smartphone chip business. “The company, represented by attorney Thomas Goldstein of the firm Goldstein & Russell, on Thursday appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in downtown San Francisco,” reports CNET. “Qualcomm is hoping the appeals court will overturn a ruling by a ... Read More »

Car ‘Splatometer’ Tests Reveal Huge Decline In Number of Insects

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Two scientific studies of the number of insects splattered by cars have revealed a huge decline in abundance at European sites in two decades. The survey of insects hitting car windscreens in rural Denmark used data collected every summer from 1997 to 2017 and found an 80% decline in abundance. It ... Read More »

Google’s Area 120 Brings Quick Web Games To Slow Phones

Google is countering Facebook’s Instant Games with its own bid to make web games more accessible. Its Area 120 experimental lab is introducing GameSnacks, HTML5-based casual games that are designed to load quickly and play well even on poor connections and basic smartphones. From a report: The combination of a lean initial web page, compressed media and just-in-time loading means ... Read More »

Robot Analysts Outwit Humans on Investment Picks, Study Shows

They beat us at chess and trivia, supplant jobs by the thousands, and are about to be let loose on highways and roads as chauffeurs and couriers. Now, fresh signs of robot supremacy are emerging on Wall Street in the form of machine stock analysts that make more profitable investment choices than humans. From a report: At least, that’s the ... Read More »