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August 17, 2019

How Netflix’s ‘Diagnosis’ Upends ‘House’: Dr. Lisa Sanders Looks to the Wisdom of Crowds to Solve Medical Mysteries

Willie Reyes was losing his memory and neurologists couldn't explain why. After Reyes, 46, suffering a seizure, doctors had found lesions on his brain, which caused mood swings, memory loss and hearing problems. Doctors dismissed Alzheimer's, cancer and the rare inflammatory disease CLIPPERS as causes. Eventually Reyes lost his job as a prison guard and accrued $10,000 in medical debt after being denied early retirement and disability retirement. In part that was because there was no name to put his illness.
August 17, 2019

Student Fights Vandalism Charge for Ripping Up Anti-Semitic Protestor’s Swastika Sign

Grae Hosmanek, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was arrested and charged with vandalism for ripping up the sign of a protestor who allegedly yelled "gas the Jews" while holding a Nazi sign featuring a swastika at a student-led event in May. Now she's fighting the charge, saying it's not fair, "...considering the offender is walking free."
August 17, 2019

Huawei might problem Google Maps’ dominance with its personal mapping tech

Huawei is developing a “mapping service,” according to a report by state-run news outlet China Daily, seemingly designed to challenge Google Maps — but not the way you might expect. The service is apparently intended for software developers, meaning apps that offer navigation or ride-hailing services could use Huawei’s planned mapping technology instead of building their own.
August 17, 2019

Fundo is a brand new digital meet-and-greet service for creators from Google’s Area 120 incubator

Google’s Area 120 incubator has a new project: the fantastically named Fundo, a digital meet-and-greet service for creators, revealed today in a report from Variety.
August 17, 2019

Police launch video of Yankees GM Brian Cashman being stopped at gunpoint

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have released body-camera footage showing officers in Darien stopping New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman at gunpoint.
August 17, 2019

YouTube Slightly Changes Music Copyright Claim Rules to Favor Creators

YouTube has just announced new rules for song clips and copyright claims on the platform. Videos that now get claimed for "unintentional use of music" have an opportunity to fight back. YouTube creators who get their videos claimed for only having under 10 seconds of a song in their video will also be able to appeal and retain full ownership of their content.
August 17, 2019

YouTube is hiring managers to work with political creators

YouTube is hiring managers to work specifically with progressive political publishers and conservative political publishers as the company faces accusations of censoring right-wing political content amid a crackdown on supremacist content and conspiracy theories.
August 17, 2019

Donald Trump Has Repeatedly Claimed He Was ‘Michigan’s Man of the Year.’ That’s Not A Real Award

Some are questioning a statement made by President Donald Trump during a rally on Thursday where he claimed he was named Michigan's Man of the Year. The award, however, doesn't appear to exist.
August 16, 2019

Motorola’s One Action tries to stuff a GoPro right into a smartphone

Motorola introduced its line of “One” budget phones last year, and today it’s announcing the latest model: the Motorola One Action, which (per the name) looks to stand out from the crowd by offering action-camera-like video quality on a smartphone.
August 16, 2019

A cyberattack may wreak destruction corresponding to a nuclear weapon

People around the world may be worried about nuclear tensions rising, but I think they’re missing the fact that a major cyberattack could be just as damaging – and hackers are already laying the groundwork.