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Federal Trade Commission Slaps Facebook With £4bn Fine

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined social media platform Facebook £4 million – a record amount of money – for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Prior to this, the largest fine ever issued was against Google ($22.5 million) for
'The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined social media platform Facebook £4 million – a record amount of money – for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Prior to this, the largest fine ever issued was against Google ($22.5 million) for spying on its users.This new fine follows the FTC’s investigation into data privacy violations committed by the company.Its investigation centred around whether the company had broken a 2011 agreement, under which it was required to clearly notify users and gain “express consent” to share their data.It is believed that the data of up to 87 million users, secretly gathered via apps and games, was shared improperly by the company with Cambridge Analytica.Recommended Facebook in the Spotlight over EU-US Data Transfers UK Facebook Usage Drops by More Than a Third Facebook to Tackle Anti-vaccination Misinformation in Fresh Crackdown   The £4 billion fine is in line with the amount the company predicted it would pay in its quarterly report in April.Even though this is the largest fine ever levied on a tech company by the FTC, critics have described it as tantamount to a slap on the wrist.Since the penalty only amounts to around one quarter of Facebook’s yearly profit, Democrats have said it is ineffectual and too low to be a deterrent.The announcement was met so positively by investors that Facebook shares rose 1.8% when the amount was revealed. “With the FTC either unable or unwilling to put in place reasonable guardrails to ensure that user privacy and data are protected, it’s time for Congress to act,” US Senator Mark Warner said. https://www.fintech19.com \' data-medium-file=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?fit=300%2C75&ssl=1\' data-large-file=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?fit=1024%2C256&ssl=1\' class=\'wp-image-27452 aligncenter\' src=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=627%2C157&ssl=1\' alt=\'\' width=\'627\' height=\'157\' srcset=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=1024%2C256&ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=300%2C75&ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=768%2C192&ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=610%2C153&ssl=1 610w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?w=1200&ssl=1 1200w\' sizes=\'(max-width: 627px) 100vw, 627px\' data-recalc-dims=\'1\' /> Equally unimpressed with the fine, David Cicilline, a Republican member of congress tweeted: “The FTC just gave Facebook a Christmas present five months early.” Senator Elizabeth Warren commented: “Let’s be honest.This settlement is a victory for Facebook.Just look to the markets.In the first 15 minutes after the settlement was reported, Facebook’s market value went up by more than $5 billion”. The settlement will now have to go through the approval process before it is confirmed, which means it will be reviewed by the Justice Department. . The post Federal Trade Commission Slaps Facebook With £4bn Fine appeared first on Digit .'

How to reverse image search on an iPhone, and why you might want to use these third-party apps instead of Google Images

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Reverse image search on the iPhone is a useful tool for locating previously used images online.But you might not want to use Google Images alone.
'You can use reverse image search on your iPhone to identify images or find other websites that have used a specific image.Reverse image search can help you request permission from the image’s original copyright owner or see if your own photos are being used without permission.You can reverse image search on your iPhone using Safari, Chrome, or a handful of other apps that you may find more useful.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . One of the challenges of the internet age is dealing with photo rights, permissions, and copyright.If you ever need to know if a photo has been used elsewhere on the internet, or discover where it originated, reverse image search is a convenient tool that helps you find where else an image exists online.You can conduct a reverse image search several different ways on you iPhone . Check out the products mentioned in this article: iPhone Xs (From $729 at Apple) How to reverse image search an image on your iPhone using Safari and Google If you have an image already on your iPhone and want to know where it appears on the web, you can use Google image search on Safari – but not the mobile version of the Google site – you’ll need to switch to the desktop version. 1.Start the Safari app and navigate to images.google.com. 2.Tap the Share button at the bottom of the screen (it looks like a square with an upward arrow) and then tap “Request Desktop Site.” Foto: You need to open the desktop version of this Google site to do a reverse image search.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider 3.After the desktop version of the Google page loads, tap the camera icon in the search box. 4.If you have the URL of the photo you want to search for, paste it into the search box.Otherwise, tap “Upload an image” and choose the photo from your iPhone.Foto: Choose the photo you want to search for and Google will find it elsewhere on the internet.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider For more information on Google’s reverse image search, read our article, “ How to reverse search an image on Google with your phone, tablet, or computer .” How to reverse image search an image you find on an iPhone’s Chrome app Chrome makes it easy to do a reverse image search directly on an image you find online, without downloading it to your iPhone or knowing its URL.If you don’t already have the browser’s app installed on your iPhone , though, you will need to download Chrome from the App Store . 1.Start the Chrome app and navigate to the web page with the image you want to do a reverse search on. 2.Tap and hold the image for a couple of seconds until the pop-up menu appears. 3.Tap “Search Google for This Image.” Foto: Tap and hold an image in Chrome to search the internet for it.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider Use dedicated reverse-image search apps and websites While Safari and Chrome are great for quickly searching for photos on the web, there are a number of other tools you might want to use instead.First of all, tineye.com is a convenient website because you can use it in Safari without switching to the desktop version, like you need to do with Google images.In addition, there are a few dedicated reverse image search apps you might want to try.These are often more thorough because they reference multiple search engines, rather than just Google.The best free reverse image search apps that we recommend include Reverse Image Search , Reversee , and Veracity . Foto: An app like Reversee can make it easy to do frequent reverse image searches.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech : How to restart and force-restart any iPhone model How to hide apps on your iPhone’s home screen and search function How to record a phone call on your iPhone using third-party apps How you can easily delete all the photos on your iPhone at once . The post How to reverse image search on an iPhone, and why you might want to use these third-party apps instead of Google Images appeared first on Business Insider Nederland .'

Head of Google for Startups to Speak at Edinburgh Startup Summit

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Marta Krupinska, head of Google for Startups UK and co-founder of Azimo, will speak at the event along with Rob Spiro, co-founder of Aardvark and director of French accelerator Imagination Machine.
'Marta Krupinska, head of Google for Startups UK and co-founder of Azimo, will speak at the event along with Rob Spiro, co-founder of Aardvark and director of French accelerator Imagination Machine.This year’s event is set to host over 1,000 people at the Assembly Rooms and will focus on three key themes: People, Process and Performance.Speakers will cover topics spanning hiring and retaining the best talent and enhancing practices to guarantee future success.Commenting on the summit, confirmed speaker Marta Krupinska pointed out that “UK startup talent” is not solely found in London.She said: “I’m excited to meet promising entrepreneurs in Edinburgh, one of the UK’s most innovative cities, and making sure Google for Startups maintains its commitment to supporting startups country-wide.” Bruce Walker, Co-founder of FutureX said that the startup summit has expanded alongside the “vibrant entrepreneurial environment in Edinburgh.” He also said that as the event is in its eighth year “we’re ready to supercharge high growth startup companies by developing their People, Process and Performance so that we create impactful companies that are sustainable and scalable.” Recommended: New Instagram Features Aim to Tackle Cyberbullying Criminals Using Deepfake Audio to Swindle Firms DIGIT Deal Roundup June 2019 Startup Summit will once again be supported by Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent firm of business advisors and chartered accountants. “We have a diverse and internationally renowned speaker lineup this year and we are delighted to welcome Marta and Rob to the SUS19 stage, with support from our longtime partners Johnston Carmichael,” Walker added.Shaun Millican, Head of Technology and Business Advisory at Johnston Carmichael also emphasised the “boom” Edinburgh has seen “in the presence of tech startups and entrepreneurs who have an insatiable appetite for growth and success”. “Nowhere is this more evident than at Startup Summit, which every year showcases the strong entrepreneurial spirit of Scotland,” he continued. “Partnering with the organisers, FutureX, was an easy decision for Johnston Carmichael as, like us, they are forward-thinking, socially conscious and have an international mindset.” https://www.fintech19.com \' data-medium-file=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?fit=300%2C75&ssl=1\' data-large-file=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?fit=1024%2C256&ssl=1\' class=\'aligncenter wp-image-27452\' src=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=916%2C229&ssl=1\' alt=\'\' width=\'916\' height=\'229\' srcset=\'https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=1024%2C256&ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=300%2C75&ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=768%2C192&ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?resize=610%2C153&ssl=1 610w, https://i0.wp.com/digit.fyi/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SummitAwards-Banner.jpg?w=1200&ssl=1 1200w\' sizes=\'(max-width: 916px) 100vw, 916px\' data-recalc-dims=\'1\' /> . The post Head of Google for Startups to Speak at Edinburgh Startup Summit appeared first on Digit .'

How to add your business to Google and get it displayed on Google Maps for customers to find

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By making a Google My Business account, you can easily add a business to Google and attract new customers to it.Here's what you need to know.
'When you add a business to Google , you can immediately help your business bring in new customers and new streams of revenue.Once you’ve signed up for a Google “My Business” account, it should be easy to add a Google listing for your business.However, verification can take a couple weeks, since it often requires Google to send you a postcard via snail mail.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . If you have a business with a physical address, adding that business to Google (and thereby making it searchable via Google Maps) is a great way to allow customers to find your workplace, to be able to make a connection with them, and to grow a successful business.It also gives your business an air of legitimacy – what business isn’t searchable on Google Maps these days, right?So if you have a new business, whether it’s your first or your fifteenth, it’s important to make sure it’s accessible through Google . Here’s everything you need to know to get your business added to Google , and how to claim ownership so you can control the business page: How to add a business to Google If you already have a Google My Business account, here are the steps you’ll have to take to add your new business: 1.Go to Google’s My Business site and make sure you’re logged in (or follow the prompts to sign up for an account). Foto: Navigate to the Google My Business site to start the verification process.sourceDevon Delfino/Business Insider 2.Enter your business’ name and address into the search bar and select “Add your business” (assuming it isn’t already listed, in which case you’ll need to claim it as yours). 3.Choose whether your want your business’ location to appear on Google Maps.If you’re adding a restaurant, being on Google Maps is incredibly useful!But if you’re just adding a small business run out of your house, keeping that location private might be a good idea. 4.Add the requested information, like business category.If you aren’t sure what category your business falls under, try typing a related keyword into the box and see what comes up.And remember that you’ll be able to add additional categories later on.Foto: There are hundreds of different business categories, and you can also type in your own.sourceDevon Delfino/Business Insider 5.Verify your business.Here are all the ways that you can verify your identity to Google: By mail.Google will send a physical postcard that includes a verification pin, which you’ll then use to verify online.By phone.Google will call you, and provide a verification code over the phone.This is only available for certain businesses.By email.Google will send you the code over email.Again, this is only available for certain businesses.Bulk verification.If your business has over 10 locations, you’ll have to submit an extra form to have them all verified at once.To do this, when you click “Get verified,” click “Chain” afterwards and enter all your info.Google will then take up to a week to process the request.If you have a Google Search Console account, and your business’ website is verified through Search Console, you can verify your account instantly.Some business categories aren’t allowed to do this. 6.Set up your Google My Business page to complete the process.If you don’t already have a My Business account, you can add your business and create an account at the same time.The steps are essentially the same as listed above, except you’ll need to click “Create Account” on the My Business homepage, and each question (like business name, or address) is separated out into individual pages.But again, filling those out should be quick and easy, while verification may require a bit of patience.Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech : How to write a Google review, and become a ‘Local Guide’ for your area How to respond to Google reviews of your business on desktop or mobile How to delete an outdated Google review, or dispute a spammy review of your business How to make a brochure on Google Docs for your company or cause . The post How to add your business to Google and get it displayed on Google Maps for customers to find appeared first on Business Insider Nederland .'

Sebastian Thrun, the godfather of the self-driving car industry, explains how Larry Page taught him to be a visionary, not just an ‘expert’

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Thrun learned a powerful life lesson from Google founder Larry Page when Page gently pushed him into developing a street-ready self-driving car.
'Waymo, the acknowledged leader in self-driving cars, has been making serious progress in its mission to bring products and services to the world.But none of it might have happened if the acknowledged godfather of the industry, Sebastian Thrun, had listened to his instincts.When Google co-founder Larry Page first approached Thrun about building a self-driving car that people could use on the real roads, Thrun scoffed and told him it couldn’t be done.What happened next forever taught Thrun the difference between being an expert and being a visionary.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . The self-driving car company, Waymo, took another big step forward this week in its ambitions to usher in a new era of robot taxis.The company received permission in its home state of California to carry passengers in its cars, as long as they don’t pay for the ride and there’s a human safety driver behind the wheel.Waymo launched the first commercial autonomous ride-hailing service in the US, Waymo One, in parts of Arizona in 2018.But, Sebastian Thrun, the man who birthed Waymo into the world back when self-driving cars was just a crazy idea inside of Google, says the whole thing might not have happened if Google founder and then CEO, Larry Page, didn’t have a stubborn streak.Back in the mid-2000’s, Thrun was having a spectacular career in robotic vehicle academics first at Carnegie Mellon (still famous for its research which is why its home to rival Uber’s program) and then at Stanford.In 2005, his Stanford team won the $1 milion prize DARPA challenge with a robot vehicle called Stanley that drove through the desert at high speeds.In 2007, his Stanford team built a robot car called Junior that won second place in the DARPA challenge, which awards a $1 million prize, by completing 60 miles of tasks on a simulated cityscape track that involved weaving around traffic from stunt drivers and other robot competitors.Foto: sourceMike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Two years later, Page called him, wanting to turn these academic wins into a real thing for use by real people on real roads.In what he describes as the most “embarrassing” story of his career, Thrun scoffed. “Back in 2009, when I had become officially the godfather of self-driving cars, and the world expert (maybe there were four or five experts, but I was certainly at the top of my field), Larry Page comes to me and says, ‘Hey, Sebastian, I want you to do a car in California that can drive anywhere in California, any road.Up to that point, the best we had ever seen was an empty dessert track, or an empty city that could go at 10-15 miles per hour.Now, he wanted me to drive cars in the commuter hour at 45 mph or 75 mph on [Interstate] 280,” Thrun recently told Business Insider. “My gut reaction was, ‘No, this can’t be done.'” He turned Page down flat and thought that was the end of that.Of course, it wasn’t. “I’m embarrassed about it when I talk about it.Larry came back the next day and said, hey Sebastian, let’s talk about this.Why can’t it be done?And I said, ‘it can’t be done.'” A short time later, Page came back and said, “Ok, you say it can’t be done.You’re the expert.I trust you.So I can explain to Sergey why it can’t be done, can you just give me a technical reason, why it can’t be done?,” Thrun recalled.He had been thinking of the risks of taking the tech as it was and putting it on the roads with real people (and he still thinks about those risks today). Read: This Amazon exec helped Alexa work with 60,000 devices, but says he only really understood its power when his kid came home from school But when he was pushed on the idea, he had to admit to Page and himself, “Oh, I can’t find a technical reason.And that was the start of the Waymo team, that specific moment.Because then he said, Ok, Sebastian, you may be right.But if there’s a 10% chance that you are wrong, let’s give it a try because you may be able to save 1 million lives per year on the streets.'” Foto: sourceWaymo That argument swayed him to leave the confines of academic research and try and build self-driving cars that could one day be turned into a real product that real people use.Page “kind of persuaded me to do it,” Thrun says.And only “18 months or so later, we had this car driving on pretty much every street in California.We did the 1,000-mile off-road challenge, called the Google 1,000, where we had to drive completely hands off,” he recalls.Today, of course, he proudly cites that the cars have logged more than 10 million miles.Waymo has spun out of Google in 2016 as its own company.Earlier this year, Waymo announced it was opening a factory in Detroit to mass produce its vehicles.And Thrun has turned into quite the prolific entrepreneur himself.He went on to found online school Udacity and runs it as CEO, and he’s CEO of Page’s next robotic vehicle company, Kitty Hawk, working on flying cars.But that moment when Page challenged his knee-jerk no was a lesson the professor never forgot: The best ideas are the ones that everyone thinks are crazy, especially the experts. “It was embarrassing to me because I was the world expert and I was supposed to be the person who knows what’s the case and I was the worst person to ask about this,” Thrun said. “But experts tend to be experts of the past, not the future.” . The post Sebastian Thrun, the godfather of the self-driving car industry, explains how Larry Page taught him to be a visionary, not just an ‘expert’ appeared first on Business Insider Nederland .'