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  • 6 hours Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BOSTON (AP) — Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political ads on the world’s dominant social media platform. The researchers say the disputed tool is vital to understanding how Facebook has been used as a conduit for disinformation and manipulation. In an Oct. 16 letter to the researchers, a Facebook executive demanded they disable a special plug-in for Chrome and Firefox browsers used by 6,500 volunteers across the United States and ... more
  • 13 hours 4 sickened after consuming raw milk products from Maine farm Beaumontenterprise -Food
    SHAPLEIGH, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are investigating four cases of people becoming ill from consuming raw milk products. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said four cases of cryptosporidiosis connected to raw milk were reported starting Oct. 4. The people who were sickened said they had raw milk products from Roux’s Farm LLC in Shapleigh, which is state inspected and licensed. All four people live in York County, officials said. Officials say people should discard any milk products from the farm dated before Oct. 18. The farm's products ... more
  • 16 hours Bulgaria signs 5G deal with US excluding Chinese firms Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria has joined other Balkan countries in signing an agreement with the United States on high-speed wireless network security aimed at excluding Chinese hardware providers. Bulgaria joined North Macedonia and Kosovo, neighboring nations that also signed the “Clean Network” security agreement on Friday. It is part of a Trump administration effort to exclude tech giant Huawei and other Chinese companies in 5G networks. U.S. government officials have led a campaign across Europe and elsewhere against the inclusion of Huawei, which has been blacklisted for posing a threat to national security and using its technology to ... more
  • 16 hours As Trump casts doubt on election, new agency contradicts him Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was predicting on Twitter that this election would be “the most corrupt” in American history. A day later, the head of an obscure government agency he created offered a much different message. Christopher Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, closed an online conference with a warning about “bad guys, whoever they are,” trying to “sow chaos, sow doubt” about the integrity of the U.S. election. “I have confidence that your vote is secure, that state and local election officials across this country are working day in ... more
  • 22 hours Tiny rural county only one in Nevada with no COVID-19 cases Beaumontenterprise -Food
    GOLDFIELD, Nev. (AP) — This is a place where unleashed dogs wander dirt roads. Busted cars dot land that came cheap. Warped wooden shacks wait for one last gust to lay them to rest. There’s no gas station. No McDonald’s. No hospital. The closest emergency room? A hundred miles away in California. Most people pulling into Goldfield are on the way to somewhere else. But this desert town three hours from Las Vegas has become a Nevada oddity, now rivaling the mystery of nearby Area 51. This is the seat of Esmeralda County – one of three counties in ... more
  • 1 day Follow Live: Mid-County Madness Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Live coverage from Mid-County Madness ... more
  • 1 day Report: Ransomware disables Georgia county election database Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    A ransomware attack that hobbled a Georgia county government in early October reportedly disabled a database used to verify voter signatures in the authentication of absentee ballots. It is the first reported case of a ransomware attack affecting an election-related system in the 2020 cycle. Federal officials and cybersecurity experts are especially concerned that ransomware attacks — even ones that don't intentionally target election infrastructure — could disrupt voting and damage confidence in the integrity of the Nov. 3 election. The Oct. 7 attack on Hall County, in the northern part of the state, hit critical systems and interrupted ... more
  • 1 day Could fall weather finally be coming to SE Texas? Beaumontenterprise
    Warmer temperatures will begin to taper off by Wednesday when the high will be about 76 degrees — a 10-degree drop from Friday. ... more
  • 2 days NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden did not say transgender children should be able to ‘transition’ CLAIM: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said if your 8-year-old child wants to be transgender to make life easier, “they have a right to transition and there is no reason for you to deny it.” THE FACTS: Social media users are altering comments made by Biden ... more
  • 2 days Photos: Last year’s Mid-County Madness Beaumontenterprise
    Photos from last year's Mid-County Madness ... more
  • 2 days Hitler speeches sell at Munich auction despite objections Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    BERLIN (AP) — Handwritten speech notes by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler sold at auction in Munich on Friday despite concerns from Jewish groups they could encourage neo-Nazis. The Hermann Historica auction house defended the sale of the manuscripts, all dated before the outbreak of World War II, saying they were of historical significance and belong preserved in a museum. The documents all sold to anonymous bidders for well above their starting prices. A nine-page manuscript by Hitler outlining his speech to new military officers in Berlin in 1939 about eight months before the beginning of World War II fetched ... more
  • 2 days Huawei sales up, but growth slows under virus, US pressure Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei, one of the biggest makers of smartphones and switching equipment, said Friday its revenue rose 9.9% in the first nine months of this year, but growth decelerated in the face of U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic. Huawei Technologies Ltd. gave no sales figure for the most recent quarter ending in September, but growth for the first three quarters was down from the 13.1% reported for the first half of the year. Huawei is struggling with U.S. sanctions that cut off its access to most American components in a feud with Beijing ... more
  • 2 days US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. The warning, less than two weeks before the election, amplified fears of the potential for tampering with the vote and undermining confidence in the results. The advisory from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency describes an onslaught of recent activity by a Russian state-sponsored hacking group against a broad range of networks, some of which were successfully compromised. The alert released ... more
  • 2 days FAYE: Rivalry week in SETX offers up mixed results Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Mid-County Madness didn’t disappoint, but the other rivalry games left much to be desired. ... more
  • 2 days Orangefield bullies Bridge City in Bayou Bowl Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The Bobcats bruising ground game made the difference in the rivalry win. ... more
  • 2 days Nederland hosts PN-G in 97th annual Mid-County Madness Beaumontenterprise
    The Nederland Bulldogs host the Port Neches-Groves High School football team for the 97th annual Mid-County Madness game. ... more
  • 2 days Wolf offers $20 million relief plan for bars and restaurants Beaumontenterprise -Food
    Pennsylvania plans to offer $20 million in relief to the state’s beleaguered hospitality industry, the governor announced Thursday, an amount trade groups called woefully inadequate for helping bars and restaurants survive the pandemic. The state intends to waive liquor license fees in 2021 for more than 16,000 restaurants and bars, clubs, caterers and hotels, said Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who recently vetoed Republican legislation that would have loosened pandemic restrictions on the food and beverage sector. “COVID continues to hurt this industry in a particularly awful way. They need our help now,” Wolf said at a news conference at ... more
  • 2 days Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with subpoenas to force them to address accusations of censorship in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign. With Democrats boycotting the hearing, the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize the legal orders if Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey did not agree to testify voluntarily. The committee wants to hear from them about "the suppression and/or censorship of two news articles from the New York Post,” according to the subpoena document. Senators also ... more
  • 2 days Advocates, restaurants call for extension of meals program Beaumontenterprise -Food
    BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — Advocates for a program that uses federal coronavirus relief money to distribute free restaurant-made meals intended for people in need during the pandemic and to help those eateries stay afloat are calling for the program to be funded past mid-December. The statewide Everyone Eats program offers restaurants financial support to cook healthy meals for the community, said Sue Minter, executive director of Capstone Community Action on Thursday. In three months, $1.5 million has been allocated to the industry, allowing over 100 restaurants to prepare 150,000 meals distributed around the state — but the funding ends ... more
  • 2 days Tesla ‘full self-driving’ vehicles can’t drive themselves Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    DETROIT (AP) — Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous and drivers still have to supervise it. The conflicting messages have experts in the field accusing Tesla of deceptive, irresponsible marketing that could make the roads more dangerous as the system is rolled out to as many as 1 million electric vehicle drivers by the end of the year. “This is actively misleading people about the ... more
  • 2 days Virus closes 2 PAISD campuses for 5 days Beaumontenterprise
    Students will still complete assignments through online learning. ... more
  • 2 days Self-driving shuttle debuts in high-traffic Virginia spot Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    MERRIFIELD, Va. (AP) — The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the region’s notorious traffic. State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that will provide free shuttle rides back and forth from the Dunn Loring Metrorail stop to the bustling Mosaic District in Fairfax County. The shuttle is “the sort of thing we'd see in a Star Wars or a Blade Runner movie, without the vertical liftoff,” said Mark Webb, chief innovation officer at Dominion Energy, a ... more
  • 2 days Juror with virus halts county’s first in-person trial Beaumontenterprise
    The state jail felony case was the first the court had attempted in person since shutting jury trials down in mid-March due to COVID-19 surges. ... more
  • 2 days Beaumont-Port Arthur home sales see Summer boost Beaumontenterprise
    Both home sales and prices have seen a considerable bump during the last several months of the pandemic, following a statewide trend in home buying. ... more
  • 3 days EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattack Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a cyberattack against the German parliament in 2015. EU headquarters said in a statement that travel bans and asset freezes have been imposed on the two men: Igor Kostyukov, head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, and Dmitry Badin, a military intelligence officer. The EU said that Badin, who is also being sought by U.S. authorities, was part of a team that launched the attacks on the Bundestag. “This ... more
  • 3 days Pandemic hurts AT&T in 3rd quarter; wireless unit stable Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic continued to hit AT&T through the third quarter as closed theaters, wary U.S. moviegoers and the Hollywood shutdown hurt its WarnerMedia movie and TV business. The Dallas company’s largest division, wireless, was stable. It added 131,000 prepaid phone customers and 645,000 postpaid phone customers, those who pay a regular monthly bill. Analysts on Thursday saw the key postpaid phone figure was a strong result. But customers continued to drop their DirecTV service as TV watching shifts online. AT&T is reportedly interested in selling the division it bought for $49 billion in 2015, because ... more
  • 3 days New Huawei phone comes at crucial time for Chinese company Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    LONDON (AP) — Huawei’s new smartphone has an upgraded camera, its latest advanced chipset and a better battery. What it may not have outside the Chinese tech giant’s home market is very many buyers. Huawei, which recently became the world’s No. 1 smartphone maker, on Thursday unveiled its Mate 40 line of premium phones, a product release that comes at a crucial moment for the company as it runs out of room to maneuver around U.S. sanctions squeezing its ability to source components and software. The Mate 40 could be the last one powered by the company's homegrown Kirin ... more
  • 3 days US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — ‎U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of threatening but fake emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states in a late-stage efforts to sway public opinion and interfere in the presidential election. Purportedly from far-right, pro-Trump groups like the Proud Boys, the fake emails were apparently aimed at intimidating voters. John Ratcliffe, the government’s national intelligence director, said the aim was to hurt President Donald Trump in the contest against Democrat Joe Biden, though he did not elaborate on how. One possibility is the messages may have been intended to align ... more
  • 3 days Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LONDON (AP) — Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8 million), the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British street artist. “Show Me the Monet” sold to an unidentified bidder at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday evening, surpassing its upper pre-sale estimate of 5 million pounds. In the 2005 work, Banksy added abandoned shopping carts and an orange traffic cone to Claude Monet’s image of water lilies in his garden at Giverny. Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s European head of contemporary art, said the work was one of ... more
  • 3 days US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump. The officials did not lay out specific evidence for how they came to pinpoint Iran, but the activities attributed to Tehran would mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in online espionage. The Wednesday announcement was made at a hastily called news conference 13 days before the election. The allegations underscored the U.S. government's ... more
  • 3 days US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump. The officials did not lay out specific evidence for how they came to pinpoint Iran, but the activities attributed to Tehran would mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in online espionage. The announcement was made at a hastily called news conference 13 days before the election. The allegations underscored the U.S. government's ... more
  • 3 days Mexico enacts law to guarantee public access to all beaches Beaumontenterprise -Food
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Property owners in Mexico are being required to allow access through their land for the public to reach beaches that do not have access roads, under a law enacted Wednesday. The Environment Department said land owners would be compensated for access. The law also establishes fines of up to $49,000 for hotels, restaurants or other property owners that restrict access to the country’s beaches. Mexicans have long been angered by private restaurants, clubs and hotels that erect barriers or employ guards to keep locals off “their” stretches of beach. Federal law already states the public ... more
  • 3 days Locals react to Pope Francis’ support of civil unions for same-sex couples Beaumontenterprise
    Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil union during an interview for a documentary at the Rome Film Festival. ... more
  • 3 days Tesla posts net profit for fifth straight quarter Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    DETROIT (AP) — Tesla charged through a summertime auto industry sales slump in the U.S. to post stronger-than-expected net earnings for the third quarter. The electric car and solar panel maker said Wednesday that it made $331 million, or 27 cents per share, for its fifth-straight profitable quarter. Excluding special items such as stock-based compensation, Tesla made 76 cents per share, beating Wall Street estimates of 57 cents. Revenue from July through September was $8.77 billion, a record that passed analysts' expectations of $6.3 billion, according to FactSet. But as in previous quarters, the company relied heavily on $397 ... more
  • 3 days Short-video app Quibi shutting down just months after launch Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers. The company said Wednesday that it would wind down its operations and plans to sell its assets. “Quibi is not succeeding," its top executives bluntly declared in a letter posted online. The video platform — designed for people who were out and about to watch on their phones — was one of a slew of new streaming services started to challenge Netflix over the past few years, most of which were part of much bigger tech and entertainment ... more
  • 3 days ‘Bad Hair’ movie explores Black women and hairstyle messages Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several scenes in the film “Bad Hair” were so horrifying that some cast members initially second-guessed their own use of hair weave or extensions. The dark comedy horror is “only a film," they say, but the story’s underlying messages of harmful hair weave and false beauty standards for Black women had a lasting effect. The film, a period piece set in 1989, follows an ambitious young woman who —- after being criticized for her hairstyle — gets a lengthy weave in order to succeed at her music television network. Ultimately, she discovers that her newly ... more
  • 3 days Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google’s antitrust case Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He went to elite U.S. universities, clerked for an appellate court judge and worked for both a D.C. law firm with high-profile clients and as a public defender attorney for low-income clients. As a judge, he’s ruled that lawmakers should get the president’s financial records and has sprinkled his music appreciation into opinions. Mehta was appointed to the court in December 2014 and sworn in in 2015. Notable rulings ... more
  • 3 days Ireland focuses on Christmas as it enters new lockdown Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is already focused on Christmas. It's a major national priority. Unless the country can get the COVID-19 pandemic under control, there won’t be much Christmas cheer this year in Galway, Cork or Dublin. With infections on the rise, the government has imposed a tough new lockdown that begins at midnight Wednesday, shutting down non-essential shops, limiting restaurants to takeout service and ordering people to stay within five kilometers (three miles) of their homes for the next six weeks. The restrictions are among the toughest in Europe, and Prime Minister Micheal Martin said he imposed them ... more
  • 3 days If Google’s a monopoly, who is harmed by its market power? Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    Google has long defended itself against charges of monopoly by stressing that its products are free and that no one has to use them. And it's avoided tough government scrutiny for years based in part on the idea that people searching the internet are not Google’s true customers. We’re its product. Advertisers are its real customers. That complicates the question of who, if anyone, is hurt by Google's dominance in selling ads off the world's search queries and through its array of affiliated businesses, from its Android phone software to its YouTube video platform and digital maps. The U.S. ... more
  • 3 days If Google’s a monopoly, who is harmed by its market power? Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    Google has long defended itself against charges of monopoly by stressing that its products are free and that no one has to use them. And it's avoided tough government scrutiny for years based in part on the idea that people searching the internet are not Google’s true customers. We’re its product. Advertisers are its real customers. That complicates the question of who, if anyone, is hurt by Google's dominance in selling ads off the world's search queries and through its array of affiliated businesses, from its Android phone software to its YouTube video platform and digital maps. The U.S. ... more
  • 3 days After explosive growth at Square, Chase launches own version Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — After watching the explosive growth at electronic payment start-ups like Jack Dorsey’s Square, JPMorgan Chase has launched its own version to lure small business owners increasingly relying on technology during the pandemic. Chase Business Complete Banking with QuickAccept will allow businesses to process card payments almost instantly and have the funds available the same day. QuickAccept is only available to businesses with Chase accounts and same-day funding is free if the money goes into a Chase Business account, the bank said Wednesday. Chase has more than 3 million small business clients. Square charges 1.5% plus ... more
  • 4 days After years grappling with Google, Europe has tips for US Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    LONDON (AP) — The U.S. antitrust crackdown on Google might seem like deja vu for European Union regulators. By U.S. standards, the Justice Department's move to sue Google this week for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising was a bold move. But it treads on ground already broken years before by EU officials in Brussels. Veterans of Europe's antitrust tech battles welcomed the U.S. investigation and said American authorities should learn from the bloc’s experience. “We hope U.S. authorities have paid attention to two major drawbacks of the EU investigations: the long-drawn-out process and Google’s tactics to ... more
  • 4 days Nonprofit app aims to help unblock global air travel Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A public-interest foundation is testing a smartphone app that could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 testing requirements. It's an attempt to help get people back to flying after the pandemic sent global air travel down by 92%. The Switzerland-based Commons Project Foundation was conducting a test Wednesday of its CommonPass digital health pass on United Airlines Flight 15 from London's Heathrow to Newark Liberty International Airport, using volunteers carrying the app on their smartphones. Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Customs ... more
  • 4 days Ericsson earnings boosted by 5G network rollouts Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson has reported upbeat third quarter earnings, helped mainly by the rollout of 5G wireless networks in China and a strong U.S. market. The Stockholm-based company said Wednesday that net profit for the July-September period was 5.6 billion kronor ($640 million), compared with a loss of 6.9 billion kronor the previous year. Sales were up 1% at 57.5 billion kronor. Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm said the company's contracts for the next generation 5G networks in mainland China "have developed according to plan, contributing positively to profits in Q3 and are expected to ... more
  • 4 days Australian watchdog considers its own Google antitrust case Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s competition watchdog will consider its own antitrust case against Google, the commission chairman said Wednesday after the U.S. Justice Department sued the company for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising. Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims described the U.S. case filed Tuesday as one of the world’s biggest antitrust cases in the past 20 years. “I’m delighted the D.o.J.’s taking it on and we’ll follow it really closely,” Sims told the National Press Club, referring to the U.S. Department of Justice. “We’re going to look at it and see whether there’s ... more
  • 4 days District 22-4A volleyball title comes down to final day Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Bridge City can to win the district title outright, while Lumberton looks to grab a share. ... more
  • 4 days Bayou Bowl back after 7-year hiatus Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The Bobcats and the Cardinals will face off in the first Bayou Bowl since 2013. ... more
  • 4 days Report: LU basketball to play in Tulane tournament Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The Cardinals will be in New Orleans from Nov. 27-29. ... more
  • 4 days 5 takeaways from the government’s lawsuit against Google Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's lawsuit against Google alleging antitrust violations marks the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The lawsuit claims Google has abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. Here are five things to know about the lawsuit and what might be coming down the line. ___ GOVERNMENT BRANDS GOOGLE A MONOPOLY After years of hemming and hawing over the matter, the U.S. government has now formally described Google as an illegal monopolist. Just being a monopolist ... more
  • 4 days U.S. antitrust case against Google mirrors Microsoft battle Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's legal assault on Google actually feels like a blast from the past. The U.S. Justice Department filed an equally high-profile case against a technology giant in 1998, accusing it of leveraging a monopoly position to lock customers into its products so they wouldn't be tempted by potentially superior options from smaller rivals. That game-changing case, of course, targeted Microsoft and its personal computer software empire -- right around the same time that two ambitious entrepreneurs, both strident Microsoft critics, were starting up their own company with a funny name: Google. Now things have ... more
  • 4 days No reason to ‘blow up’ Rockets’ roster, Tilman Fertitta says Beaumontenterprise
    Tilman Fertitta says the championship window is still open and no reason for widespread changes on roster despite departure of coach Mike D'Antoni and general manager Daryl Morey. ... more
  • 4 days Jimbo Fisher to players: Don’t believe the hype Beaumontenterprise
    Aggies coach stresses the need to focus on the next play and block out talk of rankings. ... more
  • 4 days ‘Seinfeld’ cast members reunite for Texas Democratic fundraiser Beaumontenterprise
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Larry David are slated to share behind-the-scenes stories and dish about their favorite episodes online in a ‘fundraiser about something’ hosted by Seth Meyers. ... more
  • 4 days 5 takeaways from the government’s lawsuit against Google Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's lawsuit against Google alleging antitrust violations marks the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The lawsuit claims Google has abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. Here are five things to know about the lawsuit and what might be coming down the line. ___ GOVERNMENT BRANDS GOOGLE A MONOPOLY After years of hemming and hawing over the matter, the U.S. government has now formally described Google as an illegal monopolist. Just being a monopolist ... more
  • 4 days Netflix reports a summer slump in subscriber growth Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    Netflix’s subscriber growth slowed dramatically during the summer months after surging in the spring fueled by pandemic lockdowns that corralled millions of people in their homes. The summer slump came as more people sought distraction from the pandemic outdoors and major U.S. professional sports resumed play, offering other entertainment alternatives to the world’s most popular video streaming service. The drop-off disclosed Tuesday in Netflix’s latest earnings report was more dramatic than management had warned it might be. After picking up 2.2 million customers in the July-September period, Netflix finished the quarter with 195.2 million worldwide subscribers. Earlier, company had ... more
  • 4 days Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told an online audience Tuesday during a special Time100 Talks episode she curated with her husband, Prince Harry. "This isn’t just a tech problem. This isn’t solely a mental health or emotional well-being problem. This is a human problem. And what’s happening to all of us online is affecting us deeply offline,” Meghan said in opening the two-hour session that gathered academics, experts in misinformation, advocates for teens and the marginalized, journalists and others. Since the ... more
  • 4 days Papers shed light on early years of ‘Old Ironsides,’ Navy Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    The U.S.S. Constitution Museum has acquired more than 150 documents, including correspondence from President George Washington's secretary of war and the leader of the Haitian Revolution, that shed light on the warship's early years and the young United States' first international conflict. The collection acquired at auction had been in private hands for more than 225 years and will be unveiled during a Facebook Live celebration of the ship's 223rd birthday Wednesday. It is the largest acquisition the Boston-based U.S.S. Constitution Museum has made in nearly a decade. “I have been looking for collections for this museum for over ... more
  • 4 days DC debuts smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure alert system Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital has become one of the first jurisdictions in the country to employ a new COVID-19 notification system, a joint Google-Apple venture that delivers alerts to people’s phones, notifying them that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday urged all residents with Apple or Android smartphones to opt in to the new DC COVID Alert Notice system, or DC CAN. Bowser called it “a quick and easy way to know if you might have been exposed to COVID-19. Opting in is one more way you can protect yourself, ... more
  • 4 days How Google evolved from ‘cuddly’ startup to antitrust target Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — In Google's infancy, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin reviled Microsoft as a technological bully that ruthlessly abused its dominance of the personal computer software market to choke off competition that could spawn better products. Their disdain for Microsoft spurred Google to adopt “Don't Be Evil" as a corporate motto that remained its moral compass during its transition from a free-wheeling startup to a publicly traded company suddenly accountable to shareholders. That pledge is now a distant memory as Google confronts an existential threat similar to what Microsoft once faced. Like Microsoft was 22 ... more
  • 4 days The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    Audible best-sellers for the week ending October 17th: Nonfiction 1. Nothing Like I Imagined (Collection) by Mindy Kaling, narrated by the author (Brilliance Audio) 2. Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty, narrated by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio) 3. Start Here with Mel Robbins by Mel Robbins, narrated by the author (Audible Originals) 4. Fauci by Michael Specter, narrated by the author (Pushkin Industries) 5. If You Tell by Gregg Olsen, narrated by Karen Peakes (Brilliance Audio) 6. Unf—k Your Brain by Faith G. Harper, PhD LPC-S ACS ACN, narrated by the author (Blackstone Audio, Inc.) 7. ... more
  • 4 days Wisconsin voters line up to cast early in-person ballots Beaumontenterprise
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters across Wisconsin lined up Tuesday to cast their ballots on the first day of early in-person voting in the presidential battleground state. The window to vote early and in-person will remain open for 11 days, until Nov. 1, and none of the ballots can be counted until after polls open at 7 a.m. on Election Day, which is Nov. 3. Locations and times to vote Tuesday varied across the state, but lines were reported shortly after polls opened in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and Sheboygan. Voters can also drop off completed absentee ballots at ... more
  • 4 days The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. True Skate, True Axis 10.Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. ¶ Top Free iPhone Apps: 1. Among Us!, Innersloth LLC 2. ZOOM Cloud Meetings, Zoom 3. Chat Master!, SUPERSONIC STUDIOS LTD 4. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC 5. Instagram, Instagram, Inc. 6. Facebook, Facebook, Inc. 7. Snapchat, Snap, Inc. 8. Discord - Talk, Chat, Hang Out, ... more
  • 4 days Apple Books-Top-10 Beaumontenterprise -Tech
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