Phys .org: Researchers identify seven types of fake news, aiding better detection

Phys .org: Researchers identify seven types of fake news, aiding better detection. “To help people spot fake news, or create technology that can automatically detect misleading content, scholars first need to know exactly what fake news is, according to a team of Penn State researchers. However, they add, that’s not as simple as it sounds.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Create a Podcast Playlist on Spotify

Make Tech Easier: How to Create a Podcast Playlist on Spotify. “One of the most popular features on Spotify is creating playlists. There are over three-billion playlists created by listeners on the platform. In the past you have only been able to include music on the lists. Now Spotify has added the option of making playlists that include podcasts.”

EurekAlert: New US Army software rapidly converts live drone video into 2D and 3D maps

EurekAlert: New US Army software rapidly converts live drone video into 2D and 3D maps . “Dr. Richard ‘Ricky’ Massaro, from the Corps’ Geospatial Research Laboratory, designed a computational algorithm to convert full-motion videos from small drones into image files, extract the metadata, and produce accurate 2D and 3D geospatial images in real-time, according to the Army’s U.S. patent application published on Thursday.”

BBC: Why India’s financial system is vulnerable to hacks

BBC: Why India’s financial system is vulnerable to hacks. “A recent cyber-attack on a nuclear power plant has sparked a debate on the country’s ability to protect itself in a cyber-war. But experts say Indians should be more worried about the vulnerability of its financial systems. The BBC’s Ayeshea Perera finds out more.”

Total Telecom: Google announces the completion of Curie Cable, connecting US and Chile

Total Telecom: Google announces the completion of Curie Cable, connecting US and Chile. “Google has announced that its trans-Continental Curie cable, which connects Chile with the US, has been successfully installed and tested. The cable is expected to go live in the second quarter of 2020.”

Reuters: U.S. Supreme Court to hear Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit

Reuters: U.S. Supreme Court to hear Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit. “The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Google’s bid to escape Oracle Corp’s multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing Google of infringing software copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones.”

Japan Times: Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure

Japan Times: Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure. “Starting in February, Google will no longer divulge information to participants in its ad auction about the type of content on a website or page where an ad could appear, the Alphabet Inc. company said in a blog post Thursday.”