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Big Tech Squares Off Against US Spies

Big Tech Squares Off Against US Spies

A trade organization representing some of the world’s largest information technology companies—Google, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft among them—say its members are voicing strong opposition to ongoing efforts by the Biden administration to dramatically expand a key US government surveillance authority. The US Senate is poised to vote Thursday on legislation that would extend a global wiretap program authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Passed by the House of Representatives last week, a provision contained in the bill—known as the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (RISAA)—threatens to significantly expand the scope of the spy program, helping the government to compel the assistance of whole new categories of businesses. Legal experts argue the provision could enable the government to conscript virtually anyone with access to facilities or equipment housing communications data, forcing “delivery personnel, cleaning contractors, and utilities providers,” among others, to assist US spies in acquiring access to Americans’ emails, phone calls, and text messages—so long as one side of the communication is foreign. A global tech trade association, the Information Technology Industry …

Super Bowl squares: How to play, and win, football game

Super Bowl squares: How to play, and win, football game

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Most of the action will be on the football field on Super Bowl Sunday, but that doesn’t mean viewers of the 2024 game can’t join in on the fun at home as well. Super Bowl squares, otherwise known as football squares, is a game perfect for Super Bowl parties because it lets people bet on the outcome of America’s most-watched game. With the face-off between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers fast approaching, this is what you need to know about playing, and winning, Super Bowl squares. How do you play? To play the game, you start with a 10-by-10 grid, which results in 100 boxes. The Chiefs are assigned to either the rows or columns, and the 49ers are assigned to the other side. Players then purchase however many squares they’d like – which all cost the same price. Then, …

Daily Horoscope For February 1, 2024 — Moon Squares Mercury

Daily Horoscope For February 1, 2024 — Moon Squares Mercury

The Moon will have a tough day today with a square aspect to Mercury, the planet of communication. Here’s what happens when feelings and words don’t match up on the first day of February 2024. Check out your horoscope for each zodiac sign. Your zodiac sign’s daily horoscope for Thursday, February 01, 2024. Aries (March 21 – April 19) It’s a good thing you know how to exercise restraint, Aries, as this day packs a punch with powerful and intense communication. You may be opening a can of worms to talk about something important to you and another person, possibly a business partner or significant other. It may be tough to manage a fiery personality during Moon square Mercury, but you can get through this tougher-than-average day with a little patience. Avoid angry texting and driving. If you are trying to reconcile with someone, set your date for later in the week. Today could be good for litigation, mediation, or talking with creditors to settle a debt. RELATED: Zodiac Signs That Are The Most Incompatible …

Square’s new AI features include a website and restaurant menu generator

Square’s new AI features include a website and restaurant menu generator

Square, the financial services platform, is embracing generative AI in a very visible way. After announcing earlier this year that it would bring AI features to drive retail sales, Square this morning took the wraps off of new ten — count ’em, ten — generative AI capabilities focused on customer content creation, onboarding and setup. All are available as of today, albeit some gated behind Square’s beta program The push, it might be said, is an attempt by Square — and parent company Block — to reinvigorate the Square platform after a difficult, downward-trending year and change. Revenues from Block’s Cash App, the peer-to-peer payments service, have declined steeply. Meanwhile, the buy now, pay later service Afterpay, which Block acquired in 2021 for $29 billion, has posted serious losses. Block’s Bitcoin revenue has fallen corresponding with the fall in the price of the cryptocurrency last year. And Square faces growing competition on multiple fronts. including from Fiserv’s Clover, Toast and Stripe. Investors are displeased. Square stock has retreated around 30% so far in 2023, as …