Updated 4:40 pm CDT, Monday, March 25, 2019 FILE - In this June 4, 2018 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple is expected to announce Monday, March 25, 2019, that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. less FILE - In this June 4, 2018 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple is expected to announce Monday, ... more Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 FILE - In this June 4, 2018 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of … [Read more...] about The Latest: Apple says its new services will respect privacy
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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued 11 remedial directions following investigations that found 10 telcos had contravened the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) rules. Clause 10 of schedule two to the Telecommunications Act requires telcos to give the IPND Manager information it reasonably requires to provide and maintain the database for emergency services purposes. According to the remedial directions, the telcos must provide specific customer information, including phone numbers and addresses, to the secure IPND industry database used to assist the emergency call service, Triple Zero; the emergency alert system; and law enforcement and national security agencies. Two remedial directions were issued to TransACT Capital Communications and the following telcos each received one remedial direction: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, AAPT, Agile, Chime Communications, PowerTel, Primus Telecommunications, and Symbio Networks. The telcos have also been … [Read more...] about 10 telcos failed to give data for emergency services purposes: ACMA
It is late afternoon in Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and I’m getting jittery waiting for my self-driving car to make a left turn before arriving at the coffee shop. Seconds tick by, and the vehicle — an autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivan owned by Waymo — is letting too many opportunities pass by without turning. But before I can get truly annoyed, the Waymo vehicle makes the left, and my mid-afternoon caffeine fix is soon satiated. Waymo, the self-driving subsidiary of Alphabet, launched its first commercial autonomous ride-hailing service here in the Phoenix suburbs on Wednesday — a momentous moment for the former Google self-driving project that has been working on the technology for almost a decade. I was one of the lucky few to test out the company’s robot taxi experience a week before the launch. And I say “lucky” because to ride in one of Waymo’s autonomous minivans, not only do you have to live in one of four suburbs … [Read more...] about Riding in Waymo One, the Google spinoff’s first self-driving taxi service
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Smarter Living Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Smarter Living | Should You Buy Someone a Phone for the Holidays? Supported by The answer is yes, if you can make sure you get them something they like, and you’re not saddling your loved one with a monthly bill. Here’s how to do it right. ByEric Ravenscraft Dec. 5, 2018 Every store and phone carrier offers holiday deals on their smartphones. It’s a good time to buy yourself a phone, but should you buy one for someone else? Like buying someone a puppy, that’s a complicated question. Big ticket electronics are popular holiday gifts because stores tend to drop prices by a lot for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and prices stay low through the holiday season. If someone on your list is in the market for a game console, laptop, tablet, or e-reader, this is the perfect time of year to save … [Read more...] about Should You Buy Someone a Phone for the Holidays?
Linda Robertson Miami Herald Updated 4:52 PM EDT Oct 8, 2018 The IRS is coming to arrest you for tax evasion. A debt collector requires immediate payment. A hotel chain is offering a free vacation. The electric company will disconnect your service because of an overdue bill. Your credit card company is cutting your interest rate, or notifying you of a security breach. A doctor wants to sell you pills for chronic back pain at a discounted price. In medieval times, the Black Plague descended on mankind. Today, we are consumed by an epidemic of robocalls. Every day, all day, we are assaulted by phone calls from con artists trying to take our money or steal our identities. Even if you’re no chump and don’t fall for the scheme to repair your credit from an Aberdeen, Md., number, or accept the very last chance to avoid appearing before a grand jury by speaking to a federal agent and obtaining your case number from an Oxford, Ohio, number, or receive a free medical alert … [Read more...] about Phone dependency feeds robocall epidemic