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In new filing, Uber says it was unaware of Waymo data theft prior to lawsuit

In new filing, Uber says it was unaware of Waymo data theft prior to lawsuit

In new filing, Uber says it was unaware of Waymo data theft prior to lawsuit

In response to a series of questions raised by District Judge William Alsup, Uber said that no one knew any Waymo acquired property information until the company had filed its lawsuit.

To recap: Waymo, automotive drive auto-driving Google Fathers of the alphabet, followed by Uber in the theft of trade secrets, as companies struggle for autonomous vehicles market.

All this happened after Anthony Levandowski, a key engineer who drives the self-driving car Waymo’s efforts, has left the company and founded an independent truck company called Otto, which was later acquired by Uber.

Waymo says, outside his door, Levandowski brought with him several confidential documents related to the patented design of Google Lidar, which they believe were later used in the creation of Uber autonomous personalized driving technology.

There have been several laps along the way, as both companies have prepared document discovery before the scheduled date of the October hearing.

But some of the most controversial battles leading to the trial were if Levandowski unloaded the files before leaving Waymo, whom he could share with and whom Uber’s alleged robbery knew and when.

On this front, Waymo supported qu’Uber knew Levandowski was in possession of material he would not have had, citing Uber deposits to support demand.

This includes a meeting on March 11, 2016, when he told leaders Levandowski Uber, whose CEO Travis Kalanick had about five discs of Waymo material he had discovered.

However, in today’s presentation Uber strongly opposed this argument, saying that he did not know documents Levandowski had stolen from Google or Waymo. Uber contends that his working agreement with Levandowski would not use the same information if he had.

Uber acknowledges Levandowski said he had “discovered” five data on Waymo data owner, but claims he did not know how he came to take possession of it. According to the presentation:

“Levandowski did not tell [Otto co-founder Lior] Ron that he had downloaded all of Google’s proprietary information for improper purpose or deliberately had information from Google owner with him when he left Google. Still in it since working on Google.

In addition, when this information appeared, Uber Levandowski said the company would do nothing.

As the document says, “a lot Kalanick said Levandowski qu’Uber did not make such information, as Levandowski should not transmit such information to Uber and talk to his lawyer.”

Later in the day, the paper alleges Levandowski told the others that he had destroyed the records in question.

As a result, Uber claims that no proprietary information is used in the development of its stand-alone vehicle program.

While the presentation today is the strongest and most complete statement in which Uber proclaimed his innocence in the matter, his struggle is far from over.

According to all indications, it appears that the two companies will continue to go to court in October, with Waymo trying to prove that Levandowski stole information that makes way for Uber’s Uber technology and trying to prove that this is not the case.

Updated: Waymo dispute the Uber account, natch. Legal statement from a Waymo spokesperson below:

“The evidence clearly shows that stolen information has already made its way into Uber’s technology.

We are not convinced by the Uber attempts to get away from a former star engineer. He paid $ 250 million for Uber knowing that he had particular Information Waymo. Instead of doing the right thing, Uber participated in a cover-up, drawing only Mr. Levandowski after his actions were exposed in a dispute. ”

For a more complete description of the argument that Waymo Uber is involved in a cover-up, and the answer to the Uber Waymo answer, check Recode.

Hints of Skull Cult Found at World's Oldest Temple

Hints of Skull Cult Found at World’s Oldest Temple

Hints of Skull Cult Found at World’s Oldest Temple

There are about 10 000 years, the already marked presence of Gobekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey could have been even more impressive, since human skulls could have hung on what is considered the oldest temple in the world.

According to new research published in Science Advance, three fragments of Neolithic skulls discovered by archaeologists in Gobekli Tepe show a unique post-mortem type change in the skull at the site.

The deep and proposed linear grooves uniquely altered cranium ever seen in the world in any context, says Julia Gresky, lead author of the study and anthropologist at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.

A detailed analysis with a special microscope showed that the grooves were made deliberately with a flint tool.

One of the fragments even a drilled hole, resembles skull changes made by the naga people of India who uses the hole to hang the skull in a chain.

The marks may appear only on some bone fragments that are between 10 000 and 7000 years old, but archaeologists believe that this discovery is very important and means that the company, like many others in this part of the world time Was a “cult skull” who revered the human skull after death.

Skull and bones
“Treatments of the skull are not rare in Anatolia,” said Gresky.

She explained that the archaeological remains of other sites in the region indicate that people generally buried their dead, then exhumed, remove skulls and show them creatively.

Other archaeologists have even found that the Neolithic peoples form new faces of the dead with plaster.

(Look at the face behind the skull of Jericho at 9500 years old).

Gobekli Tepe was of particular importance to people living near the Neolithic. “It was not a settlement area, but especially the monumental structures,” says the anthropologist.

The huge stone columns of the place and the position of choice on a hill with panoramic T-shaped views suggest that the hunters who lived here also had a somewhat complex culture and rituals were practiced.

Friends or enemies?
“This is an interesting skull modification that has not been documented in this part of the world or this period,” says Matthew Biologisteologue Velasco at Cornell University, who did not participate in the study.

But this discovery raises additional questions about the person to which the skulls belong and why they were treated in this way.

“There is a series of skull-changing behavior [from] the ancestors’ veneration to the rape of the enemy,” said Velasco, and this distinction can not be studied in Gobekli Tepe if additional discoveries are made.

In addition to the court and pit test, Gresky said other clues in the site show that this culture has a special meaning in skulls.

“We find representations as a person without a head on a pillar, or human stone heads. The iconography of the site particularly inside the skull.”

In Gobekli Tepe, there are no burial sites, but instead of bone human wells that are mixed with bones and flint tools, which means that additional context is needed to better understand the site.

“We are still at the beginning of the work of understanding the anthropology of the site,” Gresky said. “[H], we will find other fragments of bones and skull. Then we can have a clearer idea of ​​how these people lived.”

Apple's iPhone turns 10, bumpy start forgotten

Apple’s iPhone turns 10, bumpy start forgotten

Apple’s iPhone turns 10, bumpy start forgotten

The Apple iPhone Inc (AAPL.O) runs 10 times this week, evoking memories of a difficult start for the device that will ultimately do more to start the smartphone revolution and generate interest in the place where from here.

Apple sold more than 1 billion iPhones since June 29, 2007, but the first iPhone released without App Store and limited to AT & T Inc. network (T.N), was limited compared to the current version.

After the initial low sales, Apple lowered the price to increase party sales this year.

“The iPhone’s first-year business model has been a disaster,” Tony Fadell, an Apple developer of the unit, told Reuters in an interview Wednesday. “We were rotated and included in the second year.”

The iPhone concept was a surprise to some Apple vendors there ten years ago, although Apple, led by Steve Jobs, had already outgrown computers with the iPod.

“We still have the voicemail from Steve Jobs when he called the CEO and founder here,” said David Bairstow at Skyhook, the company that provided the first iPhones Localization Technologies.

“He thought he had been ripped off by someone in the office and it took him two days to remember Steve Jobs.”

The iPhone has reached its trend in 2008 when Apple introduced the App Store, which allowed developers to make and distribute their mobile applications with Apple revenue reduction.

Ten years later, the service turnover is a key area of ​​growth for Apple, which generated a turnover of 24.3 trillion last year.


Fans and investors are eagerly waiting for the iPhone 8 10 Anniversary, which is expected this fall, asking if it will provide enough new features to trigger a new generation of converting to Apple.

This new phone may have 3D mapping sensors, support for “augmented reality” applications that merge virtual and real worlds, and a new, lightweight and flexible organic LED display, according to Bernstein Research analysts.

A decade after its launch in a market largely occupied by Microsoft and BlackBerry devices, the iPhone competes primarily with phones using Google’s Android software, which is distributed to Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) and other manufacturers in all the world.

Although most smartphones in the world now run on Android, Apple still enjoys most of the benefits of the industry with its generally more expensive devices.

More than 2 billion people own smartphones, according to eMarketer data, and Fadell, who worked for Apple and the alphabet considered it to be the brand of success.

“Being able to democratize computing and communication around the world is absolutely incredible to me,” Fadell said.

“It warms me up because Steve has tried to do with the Apple II and Mac, which was the computer for the rest of us. It’s already here, 30 years later.”

Japanese airline forces disabled man to crawl aboard

Japanese airline forces disabled man to crawl aboard

Japanese airline forces disabled man to crawl aboard

Hideto Kijima has been embedded with the help of friends in his flight abroad.

But in the return leg of Amami Island, airline employees told him that for security reasons, he would not be allowed to register if he could not climb stairs without assistance.

In response, M. Kijima left his wheelchair and handed him the stairs with his arms.

M. Kijima is an experienced traveler and head of Japan’s accessible Tourism Center, a non-profit organization that lists accessibility issues to tourists in Japan.

He says he has visited more than 200 airports in 158 countries since he was paralyzed at the waist in a school rugby accident in 1990.

In a blog post, he said that where facilities were not available to passengers with reduced mobility, he relied on the help of friends or staff members as possible.

He said that although travel has sometimes been difficult, he was never informed that he could not board a plane.

He told Japanese television Nippon to be “surprised” by the strict rule. “I wondered if the airport staff did not think it was wrong,” he said.

Vanilla Air, a subsidiary of All Nippon Airways budget line, apologized for the incident and announced new measures to help wheelchair users at the airport.

The company’s website now says that although it could not provide a boarding gate at Amami airport, it will provide a special chair for this purpose.

“We regret that he caused this test,” a company spokesman told AFP news agency.

There have been several other incidents this year that involve passenger processing by airlines.

In April, a US physician of Vietnamese origin was dragged from a United Airlines flight to Chicago by police officials after he refused to relinquish his seat voluntarily.

A video of the incident posted online has caused a massive game against the airline, forcing it to change its policy and to pay an agreement with the injured doctor.

Maduro foes: Over 7 million vote in Venezuelan referendum

Maduro foes: Over 7 million vote in Venezuelan referendum

Maduro foes: Over 7 million vote in Venezuelan referendum

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Nicolas Maduro’s enemies said more than 7 million Venezuelans have cast symbolic votes that reject his plan to reform the constitution in a strong but not overwhelming test that left the opposition in the face of two tough options weeks earlier That the socialist leader intends to reform the political system.

The vote was marked by violence when a 61-year-old woman died and four people were injured by gunfire after government supporters on motorcycles invaded a poll in the opposition church of Caracas west.

Analysts said that 7,186,170 ballots whose opposition had voted in Venezuela and around the world Sunday were an impressive sight.

However, it does not correspond to the 7.7 million opposition votes that were released in 2015 and the 7.5 million votes that led Maduro to power in 2013.

Opposition leaders said it was because it was only able to establish 2000 polling stations in a symbolic exercise that the government had described as illegitimate.

However, some defenders said they were disappointed.

“I thought it was going to be,” said Mariela Arana, a school counselor for 56 years. “But these seven million people have talked and it was full.”

David Smilde, an expert at Tulane University in Venezuela, said the outcome could probably lead the international community even more strongly against the July 30 vote. Maduro calls to elect the members of the assembly that rewrote the constitution of Venezuela in 1999.

The opposition says the vote was structured to pile up the constitutional assembly with supporters of the government and allow Maduro to eliminate the few controls that remain in his power, creating a Cuban-style system dominated by the Socialist Party.

Inside Venezuela, Smilde said that the leaders of 20 groups in the opposition Democratic Unity coalition faced a choice of tactics ranging from calling a general strike on forming a parallel government to working to simply pick up international condemnation Maduro plans .

“Overall, this vote, I think, makes it difficult for the government to proceed as planned,” said M. Smilde. “I think it will encourage the international community to reject it.”

Canada and Mexico are among the countries that have issued statements late on Sunday to praise the opposition.

Last Sunday, Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada said on Twitter they said that former Mexican President Vicente Fox persona non grata and the ban that the country conspire to promote violence and foreign intervention.

Fox traveled to Venezuela Saturday with a group of former Latin American presidents to show their support for the consultation. Moncada offered no evidence to support his allegations.

The opposition has only published Sunday night, participation numbers failed to answer these questions, although almost all who voted were answered “yes” to the central to reject constitutional rewriting.

Poll: Trump's approval rating drops to 36%

Poll: Trump’s approval rating drops to 36%

Poll: Trump’s approval rating drops to 36%

The overall rating of victory approval from 42% on the 100 day mark of his presidency in April, compared to a Washington Post / ABC poll at that time.

Its disapproval rate rose five points since then to 58%, according to a comparison of the two surveys.

The new survey also shows that 48 percent. 100 of the Americans say they “strongly disapprove” the president’s performance in office.

Sunday morning in the morning, hours after the survey was released, Trump took to Twitter to defend himself.

However, the final estimate of the Washington Post-ABC News poll during the campaign was 47% for Hillary Clinton and 43% for Trump compared to the election results from 48.5% to 46.4% % For Clinton Trump.

This means that the Clinton projection was in the margin of error of the survey percentage points of 2.5, while the Trump forecast was approximately one percentage point outside the margin of error.

The Washington Post-ABC News poll asked if respondents thought it appropriate or inappropriate for Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s son and Jared Kushner campaign manager when Paul Manafort to hold a meet A Russian lawyer last summer based on obtaining information from the lawyer who would harm Clinton’s campaign, Trump Jr. reveals in emails he posted on Twitter last week.

Only 26% indicated that the meeting was appropriate, while 63% said it was inappropriate, according to a new survey. In addition, 60% said they believed that Russia tried to influence the race for the 2016 presidency and 41% said they thought that country agents Trump voluntarily helped these efforts, while 44% reported the belief that Trump has benefited Of Russia’s efforts.

In contrast, 31% said that Russia has not tried to influence the elections and only 14% said that Trump attendees have not helped or that Trump was not given Moscow’s efforts.

The survey also found that 63% of respondents said that it was more important for the federal government to provide health services to low-income people to reduce taxes, while 27% said it was more important to reduce taxes to Provide that care.

The survey also found that half of respondents preferred Obamacare to the Republican plan to replace it, while only 24% preferred the Republican plan.

On Trump’s international influence, 48% said they saw the leadership of the United States in the world be weaker than Trump took office, compared with 27% who say he has strengthened and 23% say he has remained almost same.

Only 34% of respondents said they trust Trump, good business, a fair amount of negotiations on behalf of the United States with foreign leaders, while 47% said they did not trust him.

Inspired Trump talks with Russian President Vladimir Poutine, 19% say they trust Trump to attend talks, while 48% say they do not trust Trump in this regard.

The survey was conducted from July 10 to 13 in English and Spanish among a random sample of 1,001 adults and has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points. Surveys have made up samples of both landlines and cell phones.

The Gulf crisis: Fake news shines spotlight on psychological warfare

The Gulf crisis: Fake news shines spotlight on psychological warfare

The Gulf crisis: Fake news shines spotlight on psychological warfare

Revelations about two incidents of false Gulf-related data center on the long psychological war between the UAE and Qatar that preceded the Gulf crisis and the apparently repeated intervention efforts and competitors of the two states to shape the East Middle and North Africa in its mold.

In the latest incident, US intelligence officials said the UAE had orchestrated piracy in May of new Qatari government sites and social media to make public the false incendiary quotations attributed to the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia said their diplomats and economic boycotted six weeks against Qatar at the base of the court despite the refusal of Qatar quotes and an investigation involving the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

According to information provided by the United States, the UAE senior authorities approved the court on May 23, the day before it happens. The UAE has denied the allegations.

The claims of the United States came less than 24 hours after Reuters was forced to withdraw a report that six members of the alliance led by the Arabs and the United Arab Emirates had asked the World Cup soccer team to deprive To Qatar their rights to organize the World Cup 2022 after it has been proven that they were wrong.

The story was widely disseminated by international media and information websites and the basis for an analysis by this author. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the false report.

The two incidents, however, highlight the different strategies of the small Gulf states, battered by huge war coffers from energy exports, project their power and shape the world around them, including the Gulf crisis current.

At the heart of the differences are diametrically opposed visions of the future of a region torn by debilitating power struggles; A search for complicated, bloody and painful political change; And a determined and relentless effort against revolutionary to guard the foundations of the status quo.

The UAE, in collaboration with Saudi Arabia, considered autocracy as the key to regional security and the survival of its autocratic regimes and systematically sought to reduce the achievements of the 2011 Arab popular uprisings that brought out leaders from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen, which was in power for decades.

Consequently, the UAE would support a regime change in a number of countries, including Egypt, and in agreement with them, Turkey; A sharp and rebellious anti-government in anti-Islamist Libya; He joined the unfortunate military intervention of Saudi Arabia in Yemen; And in the last episode of his campaign, the imposition of a boycott of Qatar.

Unlike the UAE, Qatar has sought to position itself as an intermediary and mediator in maintaining regional relations not only with states but also with a range of Islamist, militant and rebel groups in the Middle East and North Africa.

In addition, it embraced the riots of 2011 and with the support of the Islamist forces, with the Muslim Brotherhood in the lead, which has emerged as the most organized political force from the uprisings.

Qatar’s support for the Brotherhood is tantamount to aligning the forces that challenge the autocratic regimes of the Gulf and the UAE is about to be eliminated, leading to allegations that Qatar supports terrorism is defined as something that is opposed to Autocratic regime.

Iran detains president’s brother, sentences Chinese-American

Iran detains president’s brother, sentences Chinese-American

Iran detains president’s brother, sentences Chinese-American

TEHRAN – Iran has jailed a 10-year-old Chinese-American after being accused of “infiltrating” the country and detaining President Hassan Rouhani’s brother on allegations of financial misconduct, authorities said Sunday.

New arrests occur less than two months after relatively moderate Rouhani hit hard-line opponents to win re-election by working largely on his record to maintain his collaboration with the West. They were heralded by the judiciary, a pillar of hard-line influence.

The Chinese national Arab national has been identified as Wang Xiyue, a 37-year history researcher, according to Mizan Online, a website affiliated with the judiciary.

The handles of Americans detained in Iran were not previously known.

“It was found and determined that they gathered (information) and participated in the infiltration,” said the judiciary spokesman, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi at a regular press conference.

In this photo taken Monday, July 3, 2017, Hossein Fereidoun brother and senior adviser to moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, sitting at a conference in Tehran, Iran.

The semi-official news agency Tasnim reported Sunday, July 16, Hossein Fereidoun was arrested in financial matters.
Ejehi did not identify by his name Wang. But hours after his speech, Mizan published an article attributed to an anonymous source that revealed his identity and included several photos of him, apparently through Internet.

Article Mizan said he was born in Peking and entered Iran as a researcher. He emphasized the degree studies that has been carried out at Princeton University in 2013 and 2014, and described it as a fluid Persian speaker.

In a statement, Princeton said Wang was arrested in Iran last summer while conducting research on qajar dynasty from 1794-1925 for his doctorate in the history of Eurasia in the late 19th and early 20th century.

“We were very saddened by the allegations against him as part of school activities, and for his conviction and subsequent conviction,” the statement said.

The university said it was working with Wang’s family, the US government, private lawyers and others for their release. He said he hoped he would be released during the call.

A photo of Wang in the Department of History of Princeton shows is on a plaque at the entrance of the official Xinhua News Agency office in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A short bio on the Princeton Asia website said that Wang had been a Hong Kong partner in 2008-2009, had completed a degree in South Asian Studies from the University of Washington and has Russian studies at Harvard eurasiries.

“For better or for worse, I still can not tell you exactly what he studied in many years,” the site said. “What he knows is that his dream is to circulate the ancient silk route from Xian to Rome.”

South Korea offers to talk with North on easing border tensions, resuming family reunions

South Korea offers to talk with North on easing border tensions, resuming family reunions

South Korea offers to talk with North on easing border tensions, resuming family reunions

South Korea is willing to set aside the first test of North Intercontinental ballistic missiles and work with the isolated regime to ease tensions and resume reunions of families separated by war in the 1950s.

Deputy Defense Minister Suh Choo Suk said Monday that defense officials from the South offer Friday talks in the Panmunjom border village to discuss how to end hostile activities along the border. Kim Sun Hyang, head of the Red Cross in Seoul, said he wanted to separate discussions on border people on August 1 to discuss family gatherings.

The Seoul proposal during two rounds of talks shows that President Moon Jae-in attempts to improve relations with Pyongyang despite the first North Intercontinental ballistic missile this month.

Luna reiterated earlier this month that he is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if conditions are met. Moon also said that the two Koreas should stop hostile activities at the border, revive family reunions and cooperate with the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Luna said he would use dialogue and pressure to resolve the stalemate over North Korea’s nuclear program. But his push reported little progress with an examination of the North – taking a series of newly developed missiles since the May 10 inauguration of the moon.

It is unclear whether North Korea would accept the proposed talks, because it remains suspicious around the moon’s openings, seeing the new political leader during the use of the US. Forcing the North to disarm.

The launch of the northern intercontinental ballistic missile caused security problems because it showed that the country could develop a reliable nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States. Analysts say the ICBM that was tested could reach Alaska.

Following the launch, Kim said he will never negotiate his weapons unless US programs abandon his hostile policy toward his country. Kim’s statement suggested asking for more missile and nuclear tests until North Korea is developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could place all of the United States in the United States. within reach.

Behind Bucks County Killings, a Young Life Skidding Off the Rails

Behind Bucks County Killings, a Young Life Skidding Off the Rails

Behind Bucks County Killings, a Young Life Skidding Off the Rails

Bensalem, Pa. – Women have blocked social networks, saying they aggressive for dates and sex.

After leaving university, he was expelled from school by school officials who said he again harassed others.

He boasted of seeing dead people, and in a social media diary, he asked, his head bare and bald, aiming for a revolver.

In his 20 years, Cosmo DiNardo has always been a great heiress of a real estate fortune and construction on the outskirts of Philadelphia. To close friends, it was eye-catching, but it did offer clothing, shoes and money to the people in the poorer families.

The detention of “person of interest” in the disappearance of the men was sought 11 July 11, 2017
But signs of a volatile personality and intimidation became more pronounced over time, especially after a last year’s ATV crash. Many of those whom M. DiNardo met said that his state of mind became particularly obscure.

On Thursday, he confessed to the Bucks County Prosecutor that he and a cousin, Sean M. Kratz, also 20, were responsible for this month’s brutal killing of four young men who asked Mr. DiNardo as their connection with The marijuana M. and M. DiNardo Kratz have not yet appeared in court and have not filed a statement.

Prosecutors said Mr. DiNardo drew the victims on a family farm remotely in Bucks County north for two days, and Kratz drew them, one of them running with a shovel and three burned bodies.

Chris Hellmuth, including those in the orbit of M. DiNardo said to be close to him, wrote in an article posted on Facebook on Saturday that the two were best friends since the fourth degree, but was broken due to the behavior of M. DiNardo after An ATV accident. M. DiNardo was briefly hospitalized for a mental health problem.

“Cosmo that I’ve known for more than 10 years would never be able to do that,” said M. Hellmuth.

During the confession of M. DiNardo said the prosecutor’s office also said that at 15, he killed two people in Philadelphia.

M. DiNardo grew up in the bourgeois neighborhood of Bensalem, the eldest son of Antonio and Sandra DiNardo.

Antonio DiNardo has a specific company, Metro Ready Mix and Supply, and inherited a lucrative portfolio of properties after the death of his father, for whom he was named Cosmo DiNardo.

Sandra DiNardo runs a Trucks Bella truck company, and she and her husband built a profitable relationship with the sale of concrete and the delivery of it.

A DiNardos neighbor in Bensalem said that the grandfather and father of M. DiNardo, chief Tony, build all the stucco houses in their dead end. “He’s a workaholic, Tony,” said the neighbor, a doctor, who asked to be identified by his first name, Abid.