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Socialchefer: Ingen tør diskutere det specialiserede socialområde (nr. 19/2019)

Ingen tør debattere, hvordan økonomien på det specialiserede socialområde kan komme til at hænge sammen. Det efterlader frontmedarbejderne i en klemt position, siger socialchefernes formand, Helle Linnet.
Categories: Nyheder

Kaldte sin egen debut 'sentimentalt lort'. Nu hædres 27-årige Amalie med vigtig pris

DR Nyheder - 58 min 43 sec ago
Debutromanen 'Forsvindingsnumre' bliver muligvis Amalie Langballes første og sidste roman.
Categories: Nyheder

South Africa post office murderer given life for killing Uyinene Mrwetyana

BBC News - World - 58 min 44 sec ago
The killing of student Uyinene Mrwetyana sparked protests about high levels of gender violence.

Hong Kong protests: China condemns 'appalling' attack on official in UK

BBC News - World - 1 hour 2 min ago
Hong Kong's Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng was surrounded by protesters in London.

'Det er vildt': Stor EU-bank dropper investeringer i sort energi

DR Nyheder - 1 hour 2 min ago
Banken lover at støtte investeringer i grønne projekter med omkring 7.500 milliarder.
Categories: Nyheder

Svensk politi jager 27-årig dansk mand - mistænkt for kvindedrab i Malmø

DR Nyheder - 1 hour 6 min ago
Svensk politi mistænker 27-årig for at have dræbt kvinde, som blev fundet død i en bil.
Categories: Nyheder

PayPal has mysteriously cut its services from Pornhub

Businessinsider - 1 hour 9 min ago

  • PayPal on Wednesday cut off its payment services from Pornhub.
  • Until Wednesday performers could upload paid content which could be accessed via PayPal's payment system.
  • PayPal said a recent review had revealed Pornhub had been making "certain business payments" through PayPal without seeking its permission.
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PayPal has cut off Pornhub from using its payment services.

Athough Pornhub is primarily a free porn site, a section of its site allows models (called the Model Program) to upload and monetize content using PayPal as a payment system. PayPal on Wednesday rescinded its services for reasons that are not entirely clear. 

The decision is a shock to the system for the world's largest porn site, which claims the decision will not only damage the income of many thousands of it performers but also stigmatises sex work more generally.

"Following a review, we have discovered that Pornhub has made certain business payments through PayPal without seeking our permission. We have taken action to stop these transactions from occurring," a PayPal spokesperson told Vice. PayPal was not immediately available for comment when questioned on the nature of these payments by Business Insider, but a spokesperson told Gizmodo that the payments applied to the models.

"We are all devastated by PayPal's decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods," Pornhub said on a blog published Thursday with advice to performers on how to access pending payments and set up new direct debit systems. "We sincerely apologize if this causes any delays and we will have staff working around the clock to make sure all payouts are processed as fast as possible on the new payment methods," Pornhub wrote.

"Decisions like that of PayPal and other major companies do nothing but harm efforts to end discrimination and stigma towards sex workers," a Pornhub spokesperson told Vice. Vice journalist Samantha Cole noted that PayPal's acceptable use policy prohibits "certain sexually oriented materials or services," which gives the company room for manoeuvre in cases such as Pornhub. However it is unclear why PayPal would pick this moment to cut off its services, as Pornhub's monetizeable Model Program has been running for over ten years.

Pornhub added that the site will "continue to add more sex worker friendly ones and explore cryptocurrency options in the near future." Pornhub was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Business Insider.

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SEE ALSO: Australia’s government is floating an idea to scan internet users' faces before they can watch porn online

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A new politics is rising in Lebanon

Al Jazeera - 1 hour 13 min ago
With each new crisis, alternatives to an entrenched, sectarian political system are growing stronger and more organised.

Care for Ebola victims: Survivors help sick in DR Congo

Al Jazeera - 1 hour 13 min ago
We look at how Ebola survivors are helping other patients.

THE RISE OF CLOUD GAMING: Cloud-based streaming is the next frontier in the video gaming ecosystem — here’s why cloud service providers and telecoms are vying to tap the multibillion-dollar opportunity

Businessinsider - 1 hour 20 min ago

A disruptive competitive dynamic is poised to shake up the gaming industry, and it's centered on the cloud. Cloud-based streaming has generated significant buzz in the entertainment business throughout the last decade, rocking the media and music industries with the likes of Netflix and Spotify.

Now it's gaming's turn in the spotlight, with a number of cloud service providers and telecommunications companies revealing plans to enter the cloud gaming fray by launching their own services. These companies, each with unique advantages to disrupt the video gaming space, are largely driving the hype in the cloud gaming market.

Cloud gaming, by nature, is also enough to turn heads: It expands the audience for premium games beyond the current console and PC audience by making them accessible anywhere, at any time, and on any device. That huge addressable market is creating a lucrative and growing opportunity for companies gearing up to enter the space, providing a long runway for growth. 

A convergence of technological and consumer behavioral forces is pushing cloud gaming to move the needle in the gaming industry, something it's failed to do in the past decade. Cloud gaming depends heavily on the cloud and connectivity — areas of strength for cloud service providers and telecoms that are launching their own services.

And advancements in connectivity standards and hardware functionality, new benefits to the end user over traditional gaming experiences, and the ability to meet gamers' evolving tastes are playing — and will continue to play — a significant role in helping cloud gaming reach its full potential.

In The Rise of Cloud Gaming, Business Insider Intelligence takes a deep dive into the evolving cloud gaming market. The report sizes the cloud gaming opportunity and examines the various drivers and barriers, identifies the most noteworthy big tech companies and telecoms poised to dominate the space, and discusses the distinct strategies they're undertaking to capture a piece of the multibillion-dollar market. 

The companies mentioned in this report are: Amazon, Google, LG Uplus, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nvidia, Sony, Tencent, and Verizon. 

Here are some of the key takeaways from the report: 

  • Several significant changes in the decade-plus since cloud gaming's emergence have led the gaming format to move from a futuristic what-if to a massive opportunity for companies outside the traditional gaming space.
  • Cloud service providers and telecoms are investing in cloud gaming because their technological strengths are well suited to the new format and can help them corner off the immediately massive addressable market.
  • But nontraditional gaming companies will have to consider several factors — like identifying target audiences and building and maintaining appealing content libraries — before and after launching their cloud gaming offerings.

In full, the report: 

  • Examines how recent technological and consumer behavioral developments are playing — and will continue to play — a significant role in helping cloud gaming reach its potential.
  • Explores the disruptive class of companies whose unique advantages position them to capture a large share of the burgeoning market. 
  • Identifies several factors that may be most inhibitive to consumer adoption of cloud gaming, and how new entrants to the space can work to overcome them. 

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Best Buy helped kick off in-housing, and it's continuing the trend by creating all its holiday ads internally

Businessinsider - 1 hour 21 min ago

  • Best Buy is continuing a yearslong trend of taking its advertising in house, making all its holiday TV ads internally.
  • The chain was among the first big brands to pioneer the in-housing trend, which has threatened traditional ad agencies' business.
  • Best Buy will keep working with its primary agency, WPP's Wunderman Thompson, though.
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Best Buy is moving more of its marketing work in-house, making all this year's holiday ads internally, a spokesperson confirmed.

The Minneapolis-based retail giant helped pioneer the in-housing trend when it dropped former agency of record Crispin Porter Bogusky in 2015 and hired Wunderman Thompson, a division of holding company WPP, to help build its own marketing division.

Best Buy has since doubled down on that strategy, though a Best Buy rep said Wunderman Thompson continues to be its primary agency.

Best Buy's creative division made all of this year's holiday TV ads

A source close to the matter told Business Insider that some work previously assigned to Wunderman Thompson had moved to Best Buy's own team in the past few weeks.

The scope and nature of the work in question is unclear, though Best Buy confirmed that all of this year's holiday TV spots were created in-house.

Best Buy has been for the past 18 months assigning more work to its creative department.

About 100 members of embedded agency Wunderman Thompson Inside work alongside Best Buy's team

One product of WPP's work for Best Buy was Wunderman Thompson Inside, a division launched in 2018 to help clients with in-housing by building teams within their offices.

WPP has more than 100 employees embedded in Best Buy's marketing department.

Wunderman Thompson also helped create the 2018 rebranding campaign along with WPP's Grey and Redscout, a design and strategy consultancy owned by MDC Partners. Spokespeople confirmed that neither of the latter two agencies is actively working with Best Buy at this time.

The home improvement chain's revenues have steadily risen over the past three years via cost-cutting and a push into healthcare services targeting senior citizens. Stock prices dropped after second-quarter sales failed to meet expectations and CEO Corie Barry predicted that President Trump's trade tariffs would affect high-margin goods like televisions and headphones.

According to market research firm Kantar Media, Best Buy spent $113 million in advertising in the first half of 2019 versus $250 million in 2018 and about $140 million in 2017.

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Antisporing: Browseren Brave er endelig ude af beta

Version2 - Seneste nyheder - 1 hour 34 min ago
Blokerer al ‘griskhed og vederstyggeligheder’ på nettet.
Categories: IT

Netflix to amend Devil Next Door series after Poland complaint

BBC News - World - 1 hour 36 min ago
The decision comes after Poland's prime minister complained of "inaccurate" maps of Nazi death camps.

Facial recognition protesters put smartphones on their heads to scan the faces of 13,000 Washington DC inhabitants

Businessinsider - 1 hour 37 min ago

  • Three activists wandered around busy spots in Washington DC on Thursday using cameraphones to run people's faces through facial recognition software in protest against growing use of the technology.
  • The software they used was Rekognition, Amazon's commercially available and sometimes controversial facial recognition tool.
  • The protesters collected 13,740 face scans, including one congressman.
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Protesters against facial recognition donned white hazmat suits and cameras to collect face scans of more than 13,000 people.

Activists from Fight for the Future mounted the protest in Washington DC on Thursday.

Three protesters wearing white jumpsuits bearing signs saying "Facial Recognition in Progress" scanned the faces of passers-by using smartphones mounted on their heads. They used Amazon's commercially available facial recognition software, called Rekognition.

The protesters were making the point that facial recognition remains unregulated in the US, but private companies and the US government are increasingly adopting the technology, prompting fears of surveillance creep.

The protesters focused on the halls of Congress as well as busy metro stops, and were looking in particular for members of Congress, journalists, and Amazon lobbyists according to their press release.

The protest was livestreamed and a tally was kept of how many people they scanned. The final count was 13,740, with 25 lobbyists, seven journalists, and one congressman, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier.

The site where the protest was livestreamed allows people to upload their picture to check whether they were among the 13,740 faces scanned. Fight for the Future says it will delete all the photos and data after two weeks.

"This should probably be illegal, but until Congress takes action to ban facial recognition surveillance, it's terrifyingly easy for anyone — a government agent, a corporation, or just a creepy stalker — to conduct biometric monitoring and violate basic rights at a massive scale. We did this to make a point," deputy director of Fight for the Future Evan Greer said in a statement.

The organization is calling for immediate legislation banning the use of facial recognition technology by governmental bodies and law enforcement.

Four US cities have enforced their own facial recognition bans: Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco in California, and Somerville, Massachusetts. The protest took place on the same day a bipartisan bill was introduced which would force police to obtain a warrant before using facial recognition.

Fight for the Future's methods were not universally welcomed. Privacy and tech policy expert Chris Gilliard objected to the logic of using non-consensual facial recognition on unsuspecting citizens, especially people of color.

So y’all running face surveillance on thousands of non-consenting folks, many of them Black, brown, perhaps undocumented, to prove a point?

No. Don’t do this. https://t.co/DZV6yIjWGX

— One Ring (doorbell) to surveil them all... (@hypervisible) November 14, 2019

Greer responded in a comment to Vice that Fight for the Future deliberately picked areas "already under surveillance" rather than residential areas, a logic Gilliard rejected. "Following that logic, I could set up my surveillance project in a neighborhood filled with Ring doorbells. After all, everyone in that neighborhood is in the system," he tweeted.

AI experts have expressed concerns specifically over the usage of Amazon's Rekognition software by law enforcement, as researchers found it was more likely to misidentify women and people with darker skintones.

SEE ALSO: Facial recognition is on the rise, but artificial intelligence is already being trained to recognize humans in new ways — including gait detection and heartbeat sensors

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Mistænkt drabsmand talte i telefon med politiet imellem drab

DR Nyheder - 1 hour 45 min ago
Politiet prøvede at få drabssigtet mand til at melde sig selv.
Categories: Nyheder

Crazy 3D-printed, layered cubes can withstand bullets travelling at 5.8km per second

Businessinsider - 1 hour 53 min ago

  • Researchers at Rice University in Houston have used 3D printing methods to create polymer cubes that can withstand bullets.
  • The cubes' have elaborate structures and are made up of numerous layered lattices that make them ultra-durable.
  • The researchers found that the cubes with these particular structures were significantly better at withstanding the impact of a 5.8 kilometre-per-second bullet and other "crushing forces" than a solid cube made of the same polymer.
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There have been several alarming stories about 3D-printing enthusiasts potentially manufacturing their own guns at home.

But a group of 12 researchers at Rice University in Houston have done the opposite — used the technique to create near-bulletproof material. We first saw the news via Gizmodo.

The Rice University group used 3D printing to create plastic cubes that can remain almost wholly intact when shot at by 5.8 kilometre-per-second bullets or subjected to "crushing forces."

The idea was to test a theoretical structure called "tubulanes", described as theoretical microscopic structures comprised of crosslinked carbon nanotubes. Two researchers within the group, chemist Ray Baughman and physicist Douglas Galvão, predicted back in 1993 that tubulanes could have exceptional loadbearing and impact-resistance properties.

The main aim of Rice University's study, first published in nanotech-focused scientific journal "Small" and republished in Wiley, was to see if tubulanes' predicted exceptional properties exist even when they're scaled up to 3D-printable size.

The researchers created various intricate, layered polymer cubes based on tubulanes, and tested to see if they were any better than simple, solid polymer cubes at withstanding speeding bullets.

They built computer simulations of various tubulane blocks, printed the designs as macroscale polymers, and then subjected them to the speeding bullets.

They found the cube with structures based on tubulanes were significantly better at withstanding the impact of a 5.8 kilometre-per-second bullet than the simple, solid cube made of the same plastic. It was ten times better, in fact.

While the solid polymer cube was left with a huge dent and numerous cracks in and around it, the cube based on tubulanes stopped the bullet by its second layer, leaving the rest wholly intact and undamaged. 

The study's lead author Seyed Mohammad Sajadi – a graduate student at Rice – also said that optimizing the lattice design could lead to better materials for civil, aerospace, automotive, sports, packaging and biomedical applications. 

SEE ALSO: These 3D-printed homes can be built for less than $4,000 in just 24 hours

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Filmskolens elever blokerer skolen for at få rektor afsat

DR Nyheder - 1 hour 59 min ago
Elever på Filmskolen kræver rektor Vinca Wiedemanns afgang, efter at mangeårig chef er sendt hjem.
Categories: Nyheder

Kashmir lockdown: Is India denying basic freedoms?

Al Jazeera - 2 hours 1 min ago
We challenge a BJP government spokesperson on conditions in Kashmir, and debate the removal of Bolivia's Evo Morales.

Chile singer exposes breasts in protest at Latin Grammys

BBC News - World - 2 hours 4 min ago
It comes as Chile announces a referendum on its constitution, a key demand of protesters there.