Ian Wilson and his brother, Jack, will be trekking through the dangerous regions of the Cambodian Jungle in search for MH370, after claiming they spotted the plane on Google Maps.The Malaysia Airlines flight vanished on March 8, 2014 after departing from Kuala Lumpur's airport, carrying a total of 239 passengers and crew on board.Ian and Jack landed in Cambodia on Tuesday, with plans trek through the Cambodian Jungle in search of the missing plane.But an insider has warned the brothers' lives could be in danger.Speaking to the Daily Star, he explained how illegal loggers armed with knives resided in the area, and they regularly consumed methamphetamine - a Class A drug.They could potentially sneak up and attack the foreign men, viewing them as a threat.In emails to Ian, the insider said...
Contributors: Verge Staff Image credit: Illustration by William Joel / The Verge In July 2018, the European Commission ruled that Google had exhibited “anticompetitive behavior” in its dealings with Android partners. The Commission said that Google should not have required Android phone and tablet makers to install Chrome and search in order to install the rest of Google’s apps. And the Commission also said that Google should not have barred its partners from building devices based on forked versions of Android. Google is
Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Google+ to shut down after a cover-up of a data-exposing bug. A security bug that allowed third-party developers to access the user profile data of Google+, the search engine giant’s intended Facebook-killing-social network, was discovered and patched in March, but the company never told anyone. It turns out that 496,951 users’ full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile photos, places lived, occupation and relationship status were potentially exposed, but Google claims it has no evidence the data was misused by the 438 apps that could have accessed it. The end result is that Google+ has become too much of a liability and the company will be shutti
CHICAGO -- You can't throw a rock these days without hitting a book, news headline or podcast episode about the impending end of democracy.I'm no doomsayer but, yes, it's coming.Not just because of increasing political polarization, the influence of corporate money on elections or any of the other usual suspects. It'll be just plain apathy and ignorance that finally do us in.Let's start with these little nuggets of information. Of the 1,000 randomly selected American adults who recently took a multiple-choice quiz:Only 13 percent knew when the U.S. Constitution was ratified, with most incorrectly thinking it occurred in 1776.60 percent didn't know which countries the United States fought in World War II.57 percent did not know how many justices serve on the U.S. Supreme Cour...
Social media behemoth Facebook announced Thursday it would take down hundreds of pages and accounts for spreading false information prior to the midterm elections and creating fake accounts in order to increase traffic to their websites, including conservative and liberal-leaning pages or accounts.The announcement came as Facebook—as well as other top social media companies like Twitter and YouTube—continued to face accusations of a bias towards conservatives.The company took down conservative page Right Wing News, denying its 3.1 million followers, as well as liberal pages the Resistance and Reverb Press, according to The New York Times. The pages were not run by Russians, who were blamed for using social media to meddle in the 2016 election, but Americans.The report explained how Righ
TORONTO — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors.A unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet, is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto's waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history — to "fundamentally refine what urban life can be."Sidewalk Labs has partnered with a government agency known as Waterfront Toronto with plans to erect mid-rise apartments, offices, shops and a school on a 12-acre site — a first step toward what it hopes will eventually be an 800-acre development.High-level interest is clear: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alphabet's then-Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt appeared together to announce the plan last Octob
Yijun Yu wants investigators to send one of the human-free aircrafts to the chaotic Cambodian jungle and land it directly on coordinates revealed by tech expert Ian Wilson.Wilson claimed to Daily Star Online MH370's Boeing 777-200 is lying there after his bombshell Google Maps sighting.And Yu has demanded his theory be put to the test, after he was left stunned no one had sent in a drone yet.The senior computing lecturer – who specialises in researching aviation software – told Daily Star Online: "The place is on land, so it's not too costly to get something there to investigate."They can send a drone helicopter to that location, it's not so far away, unlike the Indian Ocean where it's so hard to find."It's in Cambodia, it's not so remote, I think it's worth s
Facebook, Google and others have agreed voluntary measures to tackle fake news due to concerns they can influence elections, the European Commission says, a move intended to stave off more heavy-handed legislation. With EU parliament scheduled for May next year, the EU executive wants to thwart foreign interference following allegations of meddling in the US presidential election and the referendum in which Britons voted to leave the European Union. Earlier this year, the Commission told the tech industry, including Facebook and Google, and the advertising industry to draft a code of practice or face regulatory action over what it said were their failure to do enough to remove misleading or illegal content. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Mozilla and advertisers have responded wi...
The Google Maps snap has sparked a new search for missing Flight MH370 after truth-seekers said they are convinced it shows a plane in a high-altitude jungle.Last week the first helicopter search of the area northwest of Phnom Penh was completed by aviation experts desperate to get their hands on the £53million finder's fee.And Brit investigator Ian Wilson is now hoping to conduct a search of the jungle on foot, convinced the picture shows the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.But some believe the plane could be a F-105 Thunderchief – a heavy, high-tech, ground-attacker used by the US in the Vietnam war.The aircraft conducted the majority of strike bombing missions during the early years of the war and was the only one to be removed from combat due to high loss r
You may have already heard that Amazon Alexa can now be a part of every aspect of your life — including a wall clock. But here are some other stories from the week to catch up on.Catch up quick: Amazon announced a flood of new Alexa-powered appliances; Lime and Bird pass the 10 million ride mark; Instagram's IGTV algorithm recommended videos of disturbing and graphic content; Facebook is pulling back site support for Donald Trump's 2020 campaign; and Google staff discussed search-related tweaks after 2017 travel ban.Read more toggleShow lessGo deeper372 WordsAmazon announced a flood of new Alexa-powered home and car appliancesWhy it matters: Journalists soaked up the 80 minutes an Amazon executive gave to announce voice-assistant powered products from microwaves to Alexa in cars. But, R