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Huawei Had a Deal to Give Redskins’ Fans Free Wi-Fi. Then the Government Stepped In.
[WAPO] a Huawei account tweeted: “Congrats on the great win last night. Can’t wait to see the first tweet from FedEx field via the new #Huawei Wi-Fi network.” The day after that tweet, Michael Wessel read a news article about the Huawei-Redskins deal. A member of a congressional research and advisory panel called the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Mr. Wessel said he asked a high-ranking government friend to call the Redskins.

35C3 – 35th Chaos Communication Congress December 27. through 30. 2018, Leipziger Exhibition Grounds, Leipzig :: The 35th Chaos Communication Congress (35C3) is an annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia. The Congress offers lectures and workshops and various events on a multitude of topics including (but not limited to) information technology and generally a critical-creative attitude towards technology and the discussion about the effects of technological advances on society.  https://events.ccc.de/category/congress/35c3/ 

Photo Wake-Up: 3D Character Animation from a Single Photo – Given a single photo as input (far left), we create a 3D animatable version of the subject, which can now walk towards the viewer (middle). The 3D result can be experienced in augmented reality (right); in the result above the user has virtually hung the artwork with a HoloLens headset and can watch the character run out of the painting from different views. Please see all results in the supplementary video.

No More Settlement Demands: New Rules for Canadian Copyright Notice-and-Notice System Receive Royal Assent   Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act that includes extensive copyright reforms, passed the Senate and received royal assent last week. With little fanfare, the rules for Canada’s copyright notice-and-notice have now changed. The law no longer requires Internet providers to forward notifications that include the following:

(a) an offer to settle the claimed infringement;
(b) a request or demand, made in relation to the claimed infringement, for payment or for personal information;
(c) a reference, including by way of hyperlink, to such an offer, request or demand; and
(d) any other information that may be prescribed by regulation

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