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Feed Google News Sci Tech: Samsung posts 48% profit jump — but it's all down to components not smartphones - TechCrunch (google.com)


TechCrunch

Samsung posts 48% profit jump — but it's all down to components not smartphones
TechCrunch
Operating profit for the quarter rose by 48 percent year-on-year to reach 9.9 trillion KRW, or approximately $8.7 billion. That makes the period its second most profitable quarter ever, and its most profit Q1 in history. Total revenue for the three ...
Samsung Electronics Decides Not To Become A Holding CompanyAndroid Headlines
Samsung to investors: We don't need to change ... too muchCNNMoney
Samsung posts its second-best quarter ever, promises a new flagship release in late 2017Phone Arena
The Verge-MarketWatch-Business Insider-Mobile World Live
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Feed Google News Sci Tech: Nintendo's comeback is starting to take hold as it forecasts a 121% profit surge this year - CNBC (google.com)


CNBC

Nintendo's comeback is starting to take hold as it forecasts a 121% profit surge this year
CNBC
Nintendo is aiming for operating profit of 65 billion yen this fiscal year, which if realized, would represent a 121 percent rise from the 29.4 billion yen operating profit it reported for the year ended March 31, 2017. Nintendo said it is aiming for ...
Sales Numbers For The Nintendo Switch And The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The WildKotaku
Nintendo Switch Ships 2.74 Million Units WorldwideGameSpot
Nintendo predicts Switch sales of nearly 13 million by next AprilThe Verge
U.S. News & World Report-Engadget-Gameranx (blog)-Siliconera
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Feed Google News Sci Tech: Signal received! Cassini probe shoots through Saturn's rings - CNN (google.com)


CNN

Signal received! Cassini probe shoots through Saturn's rings
CNN
(CNN) NASA's Cassini spacecraft has successfully executed its daring dive through the 1,500-mile-wide gap between Saturn and its rings, the first time a man-made object has navigated through the icy halo that hugs the gas giant. Controllers operating ...
NASA's Cassini spacecraft phones home after daring Saturn encounterCBS News
Cassini Spacecraft Re-Establishes Contact After 'Dive' Between Saturn And Its RingsNPR
Success! Cassini's first pass between Saturn and its rings goes flawlesslyLos Angeles Times
Forbes-The Pasadena Star-News-The Verge-NASA
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Feed Google News Sci Tech: BlackBerry Keyone available in the US & Canada next month - 9to5Google (google.com)


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BlackBerry Keyone available in the US & Canada next month
9to5Google
First unveiled at this year's CES, the BlackBerry Keyone (formally known as the Mercury), is the device for those who either love phones with physical keyboards or those who love the BlackBerry brand and everything it represents. It has been a long ...
BlackBerry KeyOne will be available next monthThe Verge
BlackBerry's keyboard phone sells May 31, comes to Sprint this summerCNET
BlackBerry KEYone Goes on Sale in the US & Canada in MayAndroid Headlines
PCMag-ZDNet-Engadget-Mashable
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Feed Google News Sci Tech: TCL announces the launch date for the BlackBerry KEYone, physical keyboard and all - Android Police (google.com)


Android Police

TCL announces the launch date for the BlackBerry KEYone, physical keyboard and all
Android Police
We first saw the BlackBerry KEYone back at MWC in all of its QWERTY candybar glory. Running Nougat, it hearkens back to the heyday of Research in Motion, the Canadian firm behind the iconic phones. TCL is actually the manufacturer behind this...
BlackBerry KeyOne will be available next monthThe Verge
BlackBerry's keyboard phone sells May 31, comes to Sprint this summerCNET
BlackBerry KEYone Goes on Sale in the US & Canada in MayAndroid Headlines
ZDNet-Engadget-Mashable-VentureBeat
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Feed Techdirt: European Court Asked To Overturn Ruling Saying Linking To Defamatory Content Is Defamatory (techdirt.com)

It seems like common sense. The person legally responsible for defamatory statements is the person making the defamatory statements. But since pursuing that person often seems too difficult, legislators, courts, and disingenuous plaintiffs have engaged in mental/litigious gymnastics in hopes of finding third parties responsible for the statements of others.

We've seen a long list of lawsuits filed against service providers in response to defamatory content hosted on their platforms. We've seen courts -- mostly outside of the US -- convert third-party platforms into "publishers" for the sake of delisting/content removal court orders. We've seen numerous attempts to avoid Section 230 defenses by recrafting defamation lawsuits as trademark infringement litigation.

We've even seen some bad lawmaking, attempting to strip away protections for service providers to make it easier to hold them responsible for the actions of others.

The European Court of Human Rights is in the middle of another attempt to hold third parties responsible for the allegedly-defamatory statements of others.

The applicant in the case before the Court, Aleksey Navalnyy, is a prominent Russian political activist and opposition leader who sought to highlight the corruption that Mr Magnitsky had exposed. With this in mind, he posted a link on his LiveJournal blog to a YouTube video reporting on the 5.4 billion RUB tax refund. A Russian court held that the video was defamatory of an individual referred to in the report. The court found Navalnyy liable for statements that were made in the video as if they were his own, and ordered him to pay 100,000 RUB (approximately 1,400 GBP) in damages to the individual.

European courts and politicians have made efforts before to find those posting links to certain content just as liable as those who uploaded it. Previous attempts have mostly been related to copyright infringement, but this case isn't an anomaly in terms of holding one person responsible for someone else's statements.

The briefing [PDF], composed by a number of internet free speech activists, including the EFF, Access Now, and the Media Law Resource Centre, points to a number of precedential decisions from all over the world that make it clear the original defamer is the only one who should be found culpable for defamatory statements. To do otherwise is to threaten the basic operating principles of the internet, and the public discourse it facilitates.

Given the ubiquitous operation of hyperlinking on the Internet, it is an impermissible interference with Article 10 for the use of hyperlinks to be capable of giving rise to liability in defamation;

Given the dynamic nature of the content on the Internet to which hyperlinks may provide access (but over which the poster of the hyperlink is unlikely to have control), attaching liability in defamation to the provision of hyperlinks risks a particularly pronounced chilling effect on freedom of expression in violation of Article 10

It also points out the court shouldn't hold bloggers to a higher standard than journalists by robbing them of the protections afforded to traditional press agencies.

Defences that are available in law to the traditional media should also be made available to bloggers and online news sites – the formal designation of persons should be immaterial for the purposes of Article 10 rights in this context.

If the ruling is upheld, linking to other sources will dry up, both in traditional media and blogging. To link to statements of others would be to assume culpability for those persons' statements. Information would cease to flow as journalists and bloggers erect protective silos of info, generated from single sources. This end result would make those journalists and bloggers appear less trustworthy, as they would be unlikely to link to supporting statements and evidence if there's even a small possibility those sources might become a subject of litigation in the future.

Then there's the very real issue of content control: those linking to others can't prevent alteration of the content they're linking to, which may change drastically in tone and substance without the linker ever being made aware of the alterations. Just ask anyone who's hotlinked an image, only to find it replaced with something embarrassing/hideous/both in response to the inconsiderate usage of someone else's bandwidth.

Linking to other sources allows readers to gather more information and come to their own conclusions. Eliminating this makes information dissemination worse and further solidifies existing echo chambers. It's a bad thing for the internet and would result in less informed users.



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Feed Google News Sci Tech: Sales Numbers For The Nintendo Switch And The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild - Kotaku (google.com)


Kotaku

Sales Numbers For The Nintendo Switch And The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Kotaku
Wondering how the Switch is doing around the world? What about the new Zelda? Nintendo announced their global sales figures in a newly released financial statement. Advertisement. In Japan, Nintendo sold 600,000 Switch units between March 3, when...
Nintendo Switch Ships 2.74 Million Units WorldwideGameSpot
Nintendo predicts Switch sales of nearly 13 million by next AprilThe Verge
Nintendo eyes sale of 10 mn Switch consoles in year to MarchYahoo News
U.S. News & World Report-Engadget-MarketWatch-Nintendo World Report
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Feed Google News Sci Tech: Hot Switch sales boost Nintendo sales, trim quarterly loss - New York Daily News (google.com)


New York Daily News

Hot Switch sales boost Nintendo sales, trim quarterly loss
New York Daily News
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, journalists wait outside the venue for the presentation of the new Nintendo Switch in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. says its new Switch, a hybrid game machine that works as both a console and a tablet, is selling ...
It's Mario Time! You Won't Want to Miss This Larger-than-Life Fun, Only At Target - Target CorporateTarget Corporate

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Feed Google News Sci Tech: Google engineer shows the spectacular extremes of nighttime mobile photography - The Verge (google.com)


The Verge

Google engineer shows the spectacular extremes of nighttime mobile photography
The Verge
The Google Pixel and its predecessor, the Nexus 6P, are two of the best mobile cameras we have today, owing to Google's algorithmic wizardry behind the scenes. I've been endlessly impressed with the low-light performance of the Pixel since its release ...
These Gorgeous Low-Light Photographs Were Taken With A CellphoneForbes
Google researcher figures how to make great night photos with a smartphoneMashable
Research Blog: Experimental Nighttime Photography with Nexus and PixelGoogle Research Blog

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Feed Engadget: BlackBerry KEYone reaches the US on May 31st (engadget.com)

To say that the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone has been protracted would be an understatement. BlackBerry and TCL teased the high-profile phone in January, dished out proper details in February, and has left people wondering about a specific US rele...

Feed Google News Sci Tech: NASA's Cassini spacecraft phones home after daring Saturn encounter - CBS News (google.com)


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NASA's Cassini spacecraft phones home after daring Saturn encounter
CBS News
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth, agency official said Thursday, beaming back data and telemetry one day after the first of 22 planned high-speed plunges through the gap between Saturn's cloud tops and its vast ring system ...
Cassini Spacecraft Re-Establishes Contact After 'Dive' Between Saturn And Its RingsNPR
Success! Cassini's first pass between Saturn and its rings goes flawlesslyLos Angeles Times
Cassini Is Back From First Death-Defying Dive Between Saturn And Its RingsForbes
The Pasadena Star-News-The Verge-Google-NASA
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