Thousands of users report an outage on Google

Tens of thousands of users of Google services reported outages to the benchmark site DownDetector.com on Monday evening, notably concerning the search engine but also Maps, its mapping application. “User reports indicate that there are problems on Google Maps since 9:36 p.m. (according to the US east coast time zone, which is 3:36 a.m. in … Read more

Hertz orders 100,000 Tesla electric cars

The American car rental company Hertz announced on Monday that it wants to offer a large fleet of electric vehicles to its customers and will start by ordering 100,000 units from Tesla by the end of 2022. Customers will be able to rent Tesla Model 3s from early November at major Hertz locations in the … Read more

Facial herpes, a virus possibly 5000 years old

The modern strain of the facial herpes virus, which causes cold sores, dates back around 5,000 years, according to the authors of a recent study. “We were able to determine that the variations of the modern strains all date back to some time in the late Neolithic, early Bronze Age“, explained Christiana Scheib, co-lead author … Read more

Tesla recalls nearly 54,000 vehicles likely not to stop “Stop” in the United States

The recall follows that of 7,600 Tesla vehicles last November for risks related to the driver’s airbag. Electric car maker Tesla has initiated a recall in the United States of nearly 54,000 vehicles equipped with the FSD Beta driver assistance system that can continue to drive automatically after passing a sign “Stopinstead of coming to … Read more

the government will mobilize “additional arms” to vaccinate

The town hall of Paris called on Monday for “emergency measures” from the state to obtain more doses and personnel vaccinating against this disease. A specific vaccination center opens this Tuesday in the capital. The government announced on Monday July 25 to mobilize “extra armsto vaccinate against monkeypox, at a time when elected officials and … Read more

Hashtag Trending Podcast, July 21, 2022 — Google Scam, Microsoft AirSim, Netflix Numbers and Uber Lawsuits | Informatic direction

Trending Hashtag Podcast, July 21, 2022 — A micro-scam on Google, Microsoft’s AirSim project, better-than-expected results for Netflix and lawsuits against Uber. Welcome to Hashtag Trends, your weekly roundup of tech topics being talked about on social media. Today is Thursday, July 21, 2022. A micro-scam on Google the New York Times reported this week … Read more

The Superior Court authorizes a class action against Google | Informatic direction

Renaud Larue Langlois – 08/07/2022 A class action initiated by Option consommateurs and the law firm Belleau Lapointe targeting Google’s large-scale personal data collection practices in Quebec has just been authorized by the Superior Court of Quebec Source: anyaberkut/Getty Option consommateurs, a non-profit association whose mission is to help consumers and defend their rights, accuses … Read more

a draft profile of patients, according to the WHO

A first portrait of patients affected by the current outbreak of monkeypox cases is emerging, according to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). The most common profile is that of a man under 40, living in Europe, having sex with men, with rashes all over his body and fever. This is only a crude … Read more

Google pays $90 million to avoid legal battle with developers

Google has agreed to set up a $90 million fund to be given to small app developers to settle abuse of dominance lawsuits to impose its terms. Read alsoThomas Kurian: “France is a priority for Google Cloud» 48,000 application publishers concerned The fund is intended for developers who earned less than two million dollars a … Read more

Google will remove data on family planning visits

After weeks of silence on the subject, Google announced on Friday that users’ location data would be automatically deleted when visiting a clinic specializing in abortions. “If our systems identify that a person has visited an establishment (sensitive)we will delete these location history entries shortly after they are visited”said Jen Fitzpatrick, a vice president of … Read more