While other tech giants fund housing initiatives, Amazon is opening a homeless shelter — inside its HQ

Source: While other tech giants fund housing initiatives, Amazon is opening a homeless shelter — inside its HQ As big tech gets bigger, industry leaders have begun making more noise about helping homeless populations, particularly in those regions where high salaries have driven up the cost of living to heights not seen before. Last January, for example, Facebook and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, among other participants, formed a group called the Partnership for the Bay’s Future that said it was going to commit hundreds of millions of dollars to expand affordable housing and strengthen “low-income tenant protections” in the five main counties ...

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Photoshop for iPad gains ‘Select Subject’ feature

Source: Photoshop for iPad gains ‘Select Subject’ feature Adobe’s Photoshop on the iPad got off to a rocky start that doesn’t seem to have left fans of the desktop version very happy, but the company looks intent on incorporating user feedback and releasing meaningful feature updates on a timely basis. Like today, for instance, it’s adding ‘Select Subject’ to the iPad version of Photoshop, which is a feature that should make working with photos and compositions on the Apple tablet much, much easier and more flexible. Select Subject is a new feature that Adobe introduced last year to the desktop ...

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A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

Source: A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in its login system, which security researchers say could have been used to trick unsuspecting victims into giving over complete access to their online accounts. The bug allowed attackers to quietly steal account tokens, which websites and apps use to grant users access to their accounts without having them to constantly re-enter their passwords. These tokens are created by an app or a website in place of a username and password after a user logs in. That keeps the user persistently ...

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The Surface Pro 7 is a competent upgrade with USB-C, refreshed processors, but little else that’s new

Source: The Surface Pro 7 is a competent upgrade with USB-C, refreshed processors, but little else that’s new I’ll be the first to admit that when the first generation Surface two-in-one launched, I wasn’t sure this was a device that people actually wanted to use. But Microsoft was clearly on to something, as the proliferation of Surface Pro’s among coffee shop dwellers clearly shows. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced both the seventh generation Surface Pro 7 and the Surface Pro X. The X is probably the most interesting update in the Surface Pro’s recent history, with a slimmer profile, larger ...

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Straight Up Conversation: Can Outschool Bring the Gig Economy to K-12? – by Frederick Hess

Source: Straight Up Conversation: Can Outschool Bring the Gig Economy to K-12? – by Frederick Hess Amir Nathoo is CEO of Outschool, a marketplace for live online classes connecting over 30,000 students with over 1,000 teachers in 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and 35 countries. Amir previously worked at Square, founding the Square Payroll product, and before that he was CEO and co-founder of Trigger.io. I recently talked with Amir about Outschool and virtual classrooms, and here’s what he said. Rick Hess: What is Outschool? Amir Nathoo: We’re a marketplace for live online classes for kids taught via video ...

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