Hey, hope you’re effectively. We’ve received some tech information to ease you into Tuesday.
1. Google settles information privateness lawsuit
Google agreed to a $US391.5 million (round $543 million) settlement to end a lawsuit accusing the tech giant of tricking users with location data privacy settings that didn’t truly flip off information assortment. The payout, the results of a go well with introduced by 40 U.S. state attorneys-general, marks one of many greatest privateness settlements in historical past. The investigation and subsequent lawsuit got here after a 2018 report that discovered Google’s Location Historical past setting didn’t cease the corporate’s location monitoring, though the setting promised that “with Location Historical past off, the locations you go are now not saved”.
2. The folding Pixel resurfaces
Nonetheless on Google and leaks have once again resurfaced that the corporate is engaged on a folding Pixel phone. Over at Front Page Tech, a well-liked YouTube channel that’s been on the cash a couple of occasions with leaks, new renders point out the Pixel Fold will probably be larger than Samsung’s current release
3. Don’t make ransomware funds
Making ransomware funds following a knowledge breach might quickly be unlawful for corporations in Australia, with House Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil confirming the federal government was analyzing whether or not new legal guidelines had been wanted to cease ransom funds within the wake of the Medibank and Optus data breaches. The Australian Related Press is reporting O’Neil as saying that whereas short-term successes had been wanted in cybersecurity reform after the mass hacks, different long-term outcomes had been being thought of, together with banning ransom funds.
4. High 5 for Aussie supercomputer
Pawsey’s latest supercomputer, Setonix, has been recognised as one of many greenest supercomputers on the earth, after rating within the high 5 (fourth place) on the globally recognised Green500 list. Setonix, based mostly in Perth, Western Australia and backed by the Australian and WA governments, is now formally the quickest supercomputer within the Southern Hemisphere and can energy the way forward for high-impact analysis in astronomy, well being and local weather sciences, and a hell of much more. We like to see an Aussie success story.
#SC22: @SetonixHPC is ranked 4th on the #Green500 record & fifteenth for the #Top500 🐹 @PawseyCentre is so proud to have one of many GREENEST supercomputers on the earth & probably the most highly effective public analysis #supercomputer within the Southern Hemisphere https://t.co/W9A9FlCqPn pic.twitter.com/ygn2aoJNKK
— Pawsey Supercomputing Analysis Centre (@PawseyCentre) November 14, 2022
5. It’s an fascinating day to be Jeff Bezos
Amazon is about to scrap about 10,000 employees beginning this week, however don’t fear, it’s not all dangerous information. In any case, Amazon’s founder and government chairman, Jeff Bezos, mentioned that he plans to — one unspecified day — donate his billions to charity. However that’s not all. No matter’s happening at Amazon, it’s not sufficient to cease the billionaire from planning to send his girlfriend into area. There’s a lot to unpack here.
BONUS ITEM: These divers in north Queensland have actually jumped within the deep finish with this one (sorry).
Suppose drawing is hard? These artists are doing it underwater on the Nice Barrier Reef https://t.co/Nk1e5c8crq
— ABC Information (@abcnews) November 14, 2022
See you tomorrow.