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Amazon thinks its cloud is 'objectively superior' to Microsoft's because it has a custom chip called Nitro. Here's everything Amazon says the Pentagon missed with JEDI.

  • But in its formal protest over competitor Microsoft winning the $10 billion winner-take-all JEDI cloud contract, Amazon was forced to do exactly that.
  • In the redacted protest documents that became public on Monday, Amazon makes the following assertion: that Amazon's cloud technology is "objectively superior" to Microsoft's and therefore the only reason the DoD awarded the contract to Microsoft was to please Donald Trump.
  • However, in 2018, as both companies were crafting their bids for the JEDI contract, Microsoft did win a smaller cloud contract from the CIA and other intelligent agencies.
  • As Geekwire reported at the time, while this smaller contract might not rival what Amazon is doing for the CIA, it did mean that Microsoft's cloud met government security standards.
  • Amazon also argues that the DoD made errors in evaluating the technical merits of its clouds and that it changed the original list of requirements in ways that harmed Amazon's chances and increased Microsoft's.

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According to one report, the Patriots latest video scandal has striking similarities to tactics they were accused of using during 'Spygate'

  • The NFL is investigating the New England Patriots after an unusual situation took place during the Cincinnati Bengals' Week 14 game versus the Cleveland Browns.
  • According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots had an advance scout at the game filming a feature titled "Do Your Job" that the team produces.
  • Bengals coach Zac Taylor told reporters on Monday that he was aware of a situation that took place but would not comment on it.
  • ESPN's Diana Russini reported some eyebrow-raising details from the confrontation between the Bengals official, Bengals security, and the Patriots crew.
  • According to Russini, the Patriots no longer have the tape, and the Bengals would not release the tape to ESPN.
  • ESPN's Don Van Natta and Seth Wickersham reported in 2015 that the Patriots would send scouts to opponents' games undercover as media members.

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Elon Musk drove the controversial Tesla Cybertruck near Los Angeles 2 years before its planned release

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk drove the electric-car maker's Cybertruck near Los Angeles on Saturday, TMZ reported.
  • Another video posted on YouTube shows the Cybertruck driving on the 405 Freeway that night, though Musk is not visible.
  • Photos and videos from TMZ show Musk in the vehicle at the restaurant Nobu.
  • The musician Grimes, who according to media reports has been dating Musk, appears to be one of the vehicle's passengers.
  • When leaving the restaurant, Musk appeared to disobey and knock down a sign instructing drivers to make only right turns while making a left turn.
  • The sign appeared to have been posted by Nobu, rather than a government agency.
  • While the vehicle's design has been divisive, it has received at least 250,000 refundable $100 preorders, and its listed performance specs top those of the 2020 Ford F-150 in areas like maximum payload and towing capacity.

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Nvidia lawyer pushes court to dismiss cryptocurrency mining chip lawsuit

  • Spurned investors have alleged that Nvidia‘s financial reports misled them into believing that high-demand for its gaming chips was entirely separate from the cryptocurrency boom.
  • Their suit claims the firm had told analysts that most of its cryptocurrency-related sales came from its Crypto SKU, a cryptocurrency-mining chip released in May 2017.
  • Investors have claimed that, in August 2018, Nvidia revealed it had been reporting its cryptocurrency-related revenues together with its gaming totals.
  • Back in August, Hard Fork reported that Nvidia‘s chief financial officer had told analysts that its business had finally “normalized” after the Crypto SKU fiasco.
  • As for the attorney representing Nvidia‘s spurned investors, he reportedly claimed on Friday that the firm’s execs had said crypto-related revenue was small, but that its effect was actually so large that it forced the company to miss its earnings that fiscal year.

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Russia banned from international sports for 4 years after Wada probe - Business Insider

  • Russia has been banned from competing in international sports for four years after an investigation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) was concluded.
  • Russia was found guilty of manipulating laboratory data to mask banned substances in its athletes during a probe in January, the BBC reports.
  • The ban means the country will be unable to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Toyko, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
  • The report says Russian athletes who can provide proof that they were unaffected by the doping scandal will be able to compete, however, under a neutral flag.
  • Russia has 21 days to appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

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Russia has been banned from competing in international sports for 4 years after an investigation by the World Anti-Doping Agency

  • Russia has been banned from competing in international sports for four years after an investigation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) was concluded.
  • Russia was found guilty of manipulating laboratory data to mask banned substances in its athletes during a probe in January, the BBC reports.
  • The ban means the country will be unable to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Toyko, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
  • The report says Russian athletes who can provide proof that they were unaffected by the doping scandal will be able to compete, however, under a neutral flag.
  • Russia has 21 days to appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

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Russia banned from international sports for 4 years after Wada probe - Business Insider

  • Russia has been banned from competing in international sports for four years after an investigation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) was concluded.
  • Russia was found guilty of manipulating laboratory data to mask banned substances in its athletes during a probe in January, the BBC reports.
  • The ban means the country will be unable to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Toyko, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
  • The report says Russian athletes who can provide proof that they were unaffected by the doping scandal will be able to compete, however, under a neutral flag.
  • Russia has 21 days to appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

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A Uighur Dutch woman admitted to leaking secret Chinese cables on Muslim oppression. She's going public to stop China's death threats.

  • A Uighur Dutch woman has revealed herself as being involved in the leak of an explosive cache of documents outlining how the Chinese government rounds up, detains, and controls its Muslim minority in the western region of Xinjiang.
  • According to both newspapers, Abdulaheb had received the documents electronically in June, and tweeted the screenshot of one of the pages shortly afterward.
  • Abdulaheb said she and her family have been receiving threats online and in real life since June, shortly after she posted the tweets, the newspapers reported.
  • However, they mirror reports by other members of the Uighur diaspora, who have described to Business Insider receiving mysterious automated phone calls and sinister comments from Chinese-speaking strangers on Facebook and in real life.
  • Uighur exiles have also told Business Insider that their relatives in Xinjiang have vanished days after speaking out against China's human-rights record.

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Uighur Dutch woman, Asiye Abdulaheb, admits Xinjiang cable leak role - Business Insider

  • A Uighur Dutch woman has revealed herself as being involved in the leak of an explosive cache of documents outlining how the Chinese government rounds up, detains, and controls its Muslim minority in the western region of Xinjiang.
  • According to both newspapers, Abdulaheb had received the documents electronically in June, and tweeted the screenshot of one of the pages shortly afterward.
  • Abdulaheb said she and her family have been receiving threats online and in real life since June, shortly after she posted the tweets, the newspapers reported.
  • However, they mirror reports by other members of the Uighur diaspora, who have described to Business Insider receiving mysterious automated phone calls and sinister comments from Chinese-speaking strangers on Facebook and in real life.
  • Uighur exiles have also told Business Insider that their relatives in Xinjiang have vanished days after speaking out against China's human-rights record.

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Uighur Dutch woman, Asiye Abdulaheb, admits Xinjiang cable leak role - Business Insider

  • A Uighur Dutch woman has revealed herself as being involved in the leak of an explosive cache of documents outlining how the Chinese government rounds up, detains, and controls its Muslim minority in the western region of Xinjiang.
  • According to both newspapers, Abdulaheb had received the documents electronically in June, and tweeted the screenshot of one of the pages shortly afterward.
  • Abdulaheb said she and her family have been receiving threats online and in real life since June, shortly after she posted the tweets, the newspapers reported.
  • However, they mirror reports by other members of the Uighur diaspora, who have described to Business Insider receiving mysterious automated phone calls and sinister comments from Chinese-speaking strangers on Facebook and in real life.
  • Uighur exiles have also told Business Insider that their relatives in Xinjiang have vanished days after speaking out against China's human-rights record.

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