Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More. Advertisement Supported by ByAdam Satariano July 13, 2019 LONDON — Facebook escaped largely unscathed from the Federal Trade Commission’s decision on Friday week to fine it around $5 billion for privacy violations: The settlement neither bruised its bottom line nor severely restricted its ability to collect people’s data. Yet even as the Silicon Valley company dodged that bullet, its pain was just beginning. Regulators and lawmakers in Washington, Europe and in countries including Canada have already begun multiple investigations and proposing new restrictions against Facebook that will probably embroil it in policy debates and legal wrangling for years to come. And in some of these places, the authorities are … [Read more...] about Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More.
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By Khurram Zia Khan Published: May 3, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Pakistan was bundled out for 250, losing the match by 43 runs. PHOTOS: GETTY Many cricket fanatics may be blissfully unaware that the advent of ODI cricket was a complete accident. In 1971, Australia and England were scheduled to play a Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but the first three days of play were abandoned following heavy downpour. In a surprising move, the two sides played the first ever limited-overs match, with each innings lasting 40 overs and each over consisting of eight deliveries. Australia ended up winning the match by five wickets, but little did they know that their attempt at trying to salvage a few hours of play would go on to shake the very foundations of the cricketing world. Four years after this match, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to host the first ever ODI World Cup. Although growing in popularity, at the time, ODI cricket was still in its … [Read more...] about The 1979 World Cup and the love affair that ensued
Monday, April 29 is International Dance Day and what better way to celebrate this jumpin’ jive holiday then by looking at some of the most iconic dance scenes of all time. In order to create this list, we ruled out musicals. (Too easy.) We also ruled out films that are centered around a lot of dancing, which means we had to cut some pretty iconic dance films like “Saturday Night Fever,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Center Stage” and even the impeccable dance sequence from the 1948 film, “Red Shoes.” So, what makes a memorable dance scene? It's a little bit of campiness and a touch of artistry, whether that artistry is comedic or just 'cool', we'll leave that up to you to decide. The scenes chosen are also in no particular order. Depending on when you were born one will be more influential than another, either way, they're all great. Here are the 10 most iconic dance scenes in a non-musical film."Footloose" (1984)Okay, okay, … [Read more...] about It’s International Dance Day, so here are the most iconic dance scenes in film
By Michael Frank WSJ Thu., April 18, 2019 EVERY GREAT HOMESTEAD deserves an equally great name. So my wife Karla and I dubbed our 1870s stone farmhouse “Snowball.” One, because it’s pretty in winter. And two, because each improvement we’ve made to it since landing in New York’s Hudson Valley in the late-’90s has expanded from a weekend project to a titanic undertaking. Standing on my back porch overlooking the property, I realize it’s about to happen again—what I’m currently envisioning is a paradise of backyard technology. We already spend as much of the summer as possible outdoors, cooking meals on the patio, reading on the porch. On cool mornings Karla gardens. Some evenings I shave down the grass riding my John Deere while live streaming MLB games, thanks to Wi-Fi repeaters I installed to spread a signal across the entire 5-acre plot. But I wanted more. Much more. First, smart speakers synced to my smartphone, … [Read more...] about The Backyard of the Future: Smart Tech Moves Outside
The snowiest city in the world, with an average of 26 feet – or eight meters – of snowfall every year, is Aomori City in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. For comparison, the average snowfall in Sapporo, Japan, – which comes in at number two on the list of snowiest cities – is 16 feet, or almost 5 meters. That’s a 10-foot difference! During the winter you may find yourself driving alongside a wall of snow that’s several feet high. Locals celebrate the snow with winter festivals at castles and parades down the city streets. Aomori City, Japan, is the snowiest city in the world, according to AccuWeather. The coastal city located in the northern Japan prefecture, Aomori, – a prefecture in Japan is equivalent to a county in the US – sits between the Hakkōda Mountains and the edge of Mutsu Bay – which means it gets a ton of snow during the winter. The winter months in Aomori prefecture can mean delays and stoppages in public … [Read more...] about What life is like in the snowiest city in the world, where snow tunnels can reach 26 feet high and tourists come to see lanterns and ‘monsters’ made out of snow