Gmail Smart Replies and the Ever-Growing Pressure to Email Like a Machine

An anonymous reader shares an article: I don’t use the phrase “Will do!” much in daily conversation, but lately it has been creeping into more and more of my e-mails. An editor asks me to get a draft back to her tomorrow? Will do! A friend heading back to Los Angeles from New York sends me a quick note telling me to enjoy living in the “best city in the…

November 30, 2018
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Click Here to Kill Everybody News

My latest book is doing well. And I’ve been giving lots of talks and interviews about it. (I can recommend three interviews: the Cyberlaw podcast with Stewart Baker, the Lawfare podcast with Ben Wittes, and Le Show with Henry Shearer.) My book talk at Google is also available. The Audible version was delayed for reasons that were never adequately explained to me, but it’s finally out. I still have signed…

November 30, 2018
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NIST’s New Atomic Clock Is So Precise Our Ability To Measure Gravity Constrains Its Accuracy

dmoberhaus writes: Researchers at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed an atomic clock that is so precise that our models of Earth’s gravity aren’t accurate enough to keep up with it. As detailed in a paper published this week in Nature, the atomic clock could pave the way for creating an unprecedented map of the way the Earth’s gravity distorts spacetime and even shed light on…

November 30, 2018
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Does Google Harm Local Search Rivals? EU Antitrust Regulators Ask

EU antitrust regulators have asked Google’s rivals if the internet search giant unfairly demotes local search competitors, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters, a move which could lead to a fourth case against the Alphabet unit. From a report: Google has been fined a total 6.76 billion euros ($7.7 billion) in the last 17 months for favoring its comparison shopping service and for using its dominant Android mobile operating…

November 30, 2018
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Service shake-up cuts ECSA-Asia capacity amid rate slide

[caption caption=”“There was some talk that capacity might be added but with rates starting to slide, this idea soon dissipated and everyone has been quite disciplined and now there is clearly a small, overall capacity cut with a bit more to follow over the next couple of months,” said one… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 30, 2018
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Facebook Quietly Hired Republican Strategy Firm Targeted Victory

Facebook is still reeling from the revelation that it hired an opposition research firm with close ties to the Republican party, but its relationship with Definers Public Affairs isn’t the company’s only recent contract work with deeply GOP-linked strategy firms. TechCrunch reports: According to sources familiar with the project, Facebook also contracted with Targeted Victory, described as “the GOP’s go-to technology consultant firm.” Targeted Victory worked with Facebook on the…

November 30, 2018
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Companies ‘Can Sack Workers For Refusing To Use Fingerprint Scanners’

Businesses using fingerprint scanners to monitor their workforce can legally sack employees who refuse to hand over biometric information on privacy grounds, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. From a report: The ruling, which will be appealed, was made in the case of Jeremy Lee, a Queensland sawmill worker who refused to comply with a new fingerprint scanning policy introduced at his work in Imbil, north of the Sunshine Coast,…

November 30, 2018
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10 Tips to Speed Up Windows 10

Windows 10 is faster than the previous versions of Microsoft’s OS, but you can still optimize your PC’s performance. Learn how to make your computer run faster with our tips. Source: http://feeds.pcmag.com

November 30, 2018
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