Tuesday, October 19

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New era for Silicon Valley
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New era for Silicon Valley

Joe Biden moves into the White House and the Democrats take control of Congress. It could get even more uncomfortable for the tech giants.WWhy did Twitter and Facebook kick Donald Trump out? The risk of further incitement to violence is too great, said Twitter. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the riots in Washington showed that Trump was trying to undermine the peaceful transfer of power to Joe Biden. All of this sounds like good intentions. Of course, there is also the less honorable possible explanation that there is an ice cold calculation behind the decision. It came after Congress sealed Trump’s loss of power and also after it became clear that the Democrats would control that same Congress in the future. On this reading, Twitter and Facebook, which have long been very len...
Parler suffers legal defeat
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Parler suffers legal defeat

The online platform popular with right-wing extremists remains blocked on the Amazon servers. A judge points to Amazon’s attempts to stop the promotion of violence. Dhe online network Parler, which is widely used by right-wing extremists, has suffered a defeat in the legal battle over its ban by Amazon. An American federal judge on Thursday rejected Parler’s motion to lift the lockdown. Amazon has “argued convincingly” that it would hinder the continued dissemination of Parler content in its efforts to prevent the promotion of violence via the Amazon services.The decision by federal judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein is only of a provisional nature. She pointed out that Parler has the option to pursue its lawsuit against Amazon.Apple and Google also distanced themselves from ParlerAma...
Peter Thiel helps with Anthony Levandowski’s pardon
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Peter Thiel helps with Anthony Levandowski’s pardon

The responsible judge spoke of the “greatest crime with trade secrets that I have ever seen” – but a software engineer is now free. NDonald Trump pardoned dozens of other people before leaving the White House. Anthony Levandowski, who was the central figure in a spectacular legal dispute over industrial espionage between the Alphabet Holding over the Internet company Google and the driving service Uber, also appeared surprisingly on the list. Equally remarkable about the pardon was that, according to a message, it was supported by Peter Thiel, among others.The German-born investor and entrepreneur has openly supported Trump in recent years as one of the few representatives of the American technology industry. There have recently been indications that he has distanced himself, but t...
“In five years we want a competitive computer”
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“In five years we want a competitive computer”

Germany is providing two billion euros for quantum computers. Government advisor Peter Leibinger explains what should be done with it. UIn the technology of tomorrow, fierce competition has broken out. Quantum computers are right at the top of the agenda – in America, China, Japan and Europe. The states invest large sums in basic research.The federal government has now provided a further two billion euros. There is now an ambitious roadmap for their use. Companies like VW, Zeiss, Trumpf and Böhringer Ingelheim are already looking for applications, IT companies like Google and IBM are already building the first computers.Second generation quantum technology is now making its way from research institutes to business. She no longer wants to use quantum mechanical effects passively,...