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Dutch pursuit of torture case against Syria prompts terror accusation from Damascus

  • The rebuke comes a day after the Dutch government said it is seeking to hold the Syrian government accountable for widespread human rights violations under international law, including the UN Convention against Torture.
  • Blok said the Syrian government had been informed of the decision by a diplomatic note, which called on Damascus to cease human rights violations and offer reparations to victims.
  • It appears unlikely that the offer of negotiations will be accepted by Damascus, which, through its foreign ministry, responded to the announcement by accusing the Dutch government of financing and supporting militant groups in Syria.
  • If the two countries are unable to resolve the dispute, the Netherlands can submit the case to arbitration, and if no agreement is reached, it will submit the case to an international court, according to the Dutch statement.

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YouTube’s Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories

  • For four years, Sargent's flat-earth videos got a steady stream of traffic from YouTube's algorithms.
  • What's more, Sargent discovered, someone—or something—was watching his lectures and making new decisions: The YouTube algorithm that had previously recommended other conspiracies was now more often pushing mainstream videos posted by CBS, ABC, or Jimmy Kimmel Live, including ones that debunked or mocked conspiracist ideas.
  • It was an audacious goal; at the time, people were watching YouTube for only 100 million hours a day, compared to more than 160 million on Facebook and 5 billion on TV.
  • Conspiracy thinkers and right-wing agitators uploaded false rumors about Hillary Clinton's imminent mental collapse and involvement in a nonexistent pizzeria pedophile ring, then watched, delightedly, as their videos lifted off in YouTube's Up Next column.
  • Goodrow hit the target: On October 22, 2016, a few weeks before the presidential election, users watched 1 billion hours of videos on YouTube.

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Daily Crunch: Twitter tightens security ahead of election

  • Twitter takes preemptive steps to avoid election-related hacks, we check out the new Apple Watches and Facebook launches new business tools.
  • Twitter said today that “high-profile, election-related” accounts in the United States will be receiving notifications telling them they’re required to adopt strong passwords.
  • The company will also be enabling password reset protections for those accounts, and encouraging them to adopt two-factor authentication.
  • And on top of the steps that it’s requiring candidates to take, Twitter also said it’s adopting additional “proactive internal security safeguards,” such as more sophisticated alerts.
  • This comes after Twitter was hacked in July, resulting in many high-profile accounts tweeting out a cryptocurrency scam.
  • The company probably wants to avoid an election-related repeat.
  • Does early-stage health tech need more ‘patient’ capital?
  • — Steve O’Hear interviews Dr. Fiona Pathiraja of early-stage health tech fund Crista Galli Ventures.

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Apple Watch Series 6 preview: Blood oxygen readings, Solo Loop band - Business Insider

  • Apple finally unveiled its anticipated Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday, a refreshed model that comes with a faster processor, a slightly brighter always-on display, and the ability to measure blood oxygen levels, among other features.
  • The Series 6 is Apple's new flagship model, which it launched alongside the Apple Watch SE — a less expensive model that lacks features like an always-on display, an ECG monitor, and the blood oxygen reader.
  • The new ability to measure oxygen saturation is the biggest health-oriented upgrade to come since Apple introduced the ability to take an ECG on your Apple Watch with the Series 4.
  • Photodiodes on the back of the watch determine the color of your blood, which indicates its oxygen levels, by capturing light that is reflected back from the LEDs. But the Apple Watch isn't meant to be a medical device, Apple says.

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Apple Watch Series 6 preview: Blood oxygen readings, Solo Loop band - Business Insider

  • Apple finally unveiled its anticipated Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday, a refreshed model that comes with a faster processor, a slightly brighter always-on display, and the ability to measure blood oxygen levels, among other features.
  • The Series 6 is Apple's new flagship model, which it launched alongside the Apple Watch SE — a less expensive model that lacks features like an always-on display, an ECG monitor, and the blood oxygen reader.
  • The new ability to measure oxygen saturation is the biggest health-oriented upgrade to come since Apple introduced the ability to take an ECG on your Apple Watch with the Series 4.
  • Photodiodes on the back of the watch determine the color of your blood, which indicates its oxygen levels, by capturing light that is reflected back from the LEDs. But the Apple Watch isn't meant to be a medical device, Apple says.

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Impact, a YC-style accelerator for the entertainment industry, spins out from Imagine Entertainment with backing from Benchmark

  • Imagine Impact, a content accelerator that launched two years ago under production powerhouse Imagine Entertainment to impart a “Y Combinator” approach to sourcing new work and connecting it with production opportunities, has raised a Series A round of funding from Benchmark, the VC firm that has backed Uber, Twitter, Dropbox, Snapchat and many more — funding that it plans to use to continue building out its accelerator model as well as launching new technology ventures, it said.
  • Before coming to the entertainment industry (he was been a writer and producer for years before this) Mitchell said he had a background in finance and has “always been entrepreneurial.” The tech scene in LA has definitely been growing over the years — it’s home to Snap and others — meaning its ripe for tapping for hiring more people for the startup.

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Hulu tests its co-viewing feature 'Watch Party' with ad-supported viewers

  • Hulu was one of the first major streaming services to introduce a “co-viewing” feature that allows friends and family to watch Hulu content together from different locations.
  • The feature, Hulu Watch Party, was initially only available for subscribers on the the ad-free tier of Hulu’s streaming service.
  • Now, the company is making Watch Party available to ad-supported subscribers as well, but in a more limited capacity.
  • When Hulu Watch Party launched in May, it worked across thousands of movies and TV shows in Hulu’s on-demand streaming library.
  • What makes Hulu’s implementation different from those seen on rival services is that viewers can control their own Watch Party experience.
  • Now, Hulu wants to bring the feature to ad-supported viewers.
  • Over the next 10 days, Hulu subscribers on both the ad-supported and ad-free plans will be able to join Watch Parties for this particular program.

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The Apple Watch Series 6: first impressions of a very good smartwatch

  • I’ve had just under 24 hours with the new Apple Watch Series 6, which is just enough time to gather a handful of impressions.
  • I don’t know that I’m a red watch kind of guy, but I like that it’s not shy.
  • The Series 6’s premier feature is the blood oxygen monitor, and all I can tell you about it right now is that I pressed the button, dutifully rested my wrist on a table for 15 seconds, and got readings back ranging from 94 to 97 percent.
  • Apple claims it’s 2.5 times brighter in its always-on default mode than the screen on the Series 5, and looking at them side by side, I believe it.
  • Apple claims it’s much faster now — up to 40 percent faster than the Series 5 — which makes it easier to top up quickly in the morning or evening.

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Apple Fitness Plus: Why the Peloton rival is critical for Apple Watch - Business Insider

  • It also says a lot about Apple's strategy for the Apple Watch, namely that the company is already starting to lean into the services-heavy approach it's taken with the iPhone in recent years.
  • One of the biggest announcements at Apple's September 15 event was the unveiling of Apple Fitness Plus, a subscription service that provides access to a range of recorded workouts from top trainers around the world.
  • Like Peloton's classes, Apple Fitness Plus courses are led by vibrant, energetic trainers and cover a variety of workout types, from cycling to running and yoga among others.
  • Based on what we've seen from Apple Fitness Plus so far, it seems like Apple has checked at least some of those boxes, particularly when it comes to the flexibility, convenience, and quality of the programming.
  • A service like Apple Fitness Plus could be crucial for the Apple Watch's long term success.

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Apple Fitness Plus: Why the Peloton rival is critical for Apple Watch - Business Insider

  • It also says a lot about Apple's strategy for the Apple Watch, namely that the company is already starting to lean into the services-heavy approach it's taken with the iPhone in recent years.
  • One of the biggest announcements at Apple's September 15 event was the unveiling of Apple Fitness Plus, a subscription service that provides access to a range of recorded workouts from top trainers around the world.
  • Like Peloton's classes, Apple Fitness Plus courses are led by vibrant, energetic trainers and cover a variety of workout types, from cycling to running and yoga among others.
  • Based on what we've seen from Apple Fitness Plus so far, it seems like Apple has checked at least some of those boxes, particularly when it comes to the flexibility, convenience, and quality of the programming.
  • A service like Apple Fitness Plus could be crucial for the Apple Watch's long term success.

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