Spanish Soccer League App In Google Play Wants To Use Phone Mics To Enforce Copyrights

The official app for the Spanish soccer league La Liga, which has more than 10 million downloads from Google Play, was recently updated to seek access to users’ microphone and GPS settings. “When granted, the app processes audio snippets in an attempt to identify public venues that broadcast soccer games without a license,” reports Ars Technica. From the report: According to a statement issued by La Liga officials, the functionality…

June 13, 2018
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Spanish Soccer League App In Google Play Wants To Use Phone Mics To Enforce Copyrights

The official app for the Spanish soccer league La Liga, which has more than 10 million downloads from Google Play, was recently updated to seek access to users’ microphone and GPS settings. “When granted, the app processes audio snippets in an attempt to identify public venues that broadcast soccer games without a license,” reports Ars Technica. From the report: According to a statement issued by La Liga officials, the functionality…

June 13, 2018
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The bunker fuel surcharge as prelude

Shippers should view ocean carrier efforts to recoup higher fuel costs via emergency bunker fuel surchargesas a costly harbinger. In less than 18 months, the container shipping industry will be hit with a massive annual operating bill of billions of dollars, with the latest phase of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) low-sulfur emissions rule… Source: http://www.joc.com

June 13, 2018
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Librarian Sues Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach, Wins $600

June 13, 2018

In the days following revelations last September that big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax had been hacked and relieved of personal data on nearly 150 million people, many Americans no doubt felt resigned and powerless to control their information. But not Jessamyn West. The 49-year-old librarian from a tiny town in Vermont took Equifax to court. And now she’s celebrating a small but symbolic victory after a small claims court awarded…

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BrandPost: How to Control Potential Cloud Chaos: Five Tips for Holistic SaaS Management

From SMBs to large enterprises, across medicine, agriculture, education and banking – our society and economy is being transformed by computing technology. As a result, major players are hedging their bets on developers being the future of innovation. Microsoft recently announced its acquisition of Github for $7.5 billion, while Google, IBM, Salesforce and others in the cloud marketplace are competing to lure software engineers to use their cloud tools and…

June 13, 2018
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Volkswagen Fined One Billion Euros By German Prosecutors Over Emissions Cheating

Volkswagen was fined one billion euros ($1.18 billion) over diesel emissions cheating in what amounts to one of the highest ever fines imposed by German authorities against a company, public prosecutors said on Wednesday. From a report: The German fine follows a U.S. plea agreement from January 2017 when VW agreed to pay $4.3 billion to resolve criminal and civil penalties for installing illegal software in diesel engines to cheat…

June 13, 2018
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