CIA sets challenge for wannabe internet sleuths



The picture baffled social media users.


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The picture baffled social media users.







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The CIA has set wannabe detectives a challenge, much to the excitement of social media users.

The intelligence agency posted a picture of a winter scene on Twitter on Tuesday and asked the internet to work out what time of day it was taken.

The picture showed a snowy street lined with cars, two school buses and a ski lodge, and participants were asked to “put their analysis skills to the test”.

Many amateur sleuths guessed the correct answer – 7am- by analysing the shadows of trees and the tracks in the snow.

One said: “Easy, look at the light poles turned on which means it’s 7am. Am I hired?”

Another agreed, saying it was clearly 7am. “The lights are on because

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Seattle biotech firm Silverback Therapeutics sets terms for IPO, looks to raise up to $151M

Laura Shawver, CEO of Silverback Therapeutics. (Silverback Photo)

Silverback Therapeutics plans to raise up to $151.8 million in its initial public offering, the Seattle-based company said Monday in an updated IPO filing.

The biotech firm will aim to sell 6.95 million shares at $17 to $19 per share. It would be valued at $566 million at the midpoint of the proposed stock price range.

Founded in 2016, Silverback uses a proprietary technology platform called ImmunoTAC to develop therapies that target specific areas of disease in a way designed to avoid damaging healthy tissue. Its lead product candidate, designated SBT6050, uses monoclonal antibodies to target breast, gastric and lung cancers. It’s currently in Phase 1/1b clinical trials, according to its IPO filing.

Silverback raised $210 million in venture capital over its lifetime as a private company, including an $85 million round in September, led by EcoR1 Capital; and a $78.5 million

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Enterprise AI software maker C3.ai sets terms for $504 million IPO

C3.ai, which provides a SaaS platform for deploying enterprise AI applications, announced terms for its IPO on Monday.

The Redwood City, CA-based company plans to raise $504 million by offering 15.5 million shares at a price range of $31 to $34. Insider BlackRock and new investor Capital Research Global Investors intend to purchase a combined 20% of shares in the offering. Koch Industries and Microsoft intend to purchase a combined $150 million in a concurrent private placement. At the midpoint of the proposed range, C3.ai would command a fully diluted market value of $4.3 billion.

The company provides SaaS applications that enable the rapid deployment of enterprise-scale AI applications on Azure, AWS, the IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, or on-premise. Its two primary families of software solutions include the C3 AI Suite, which is a comprehensive application development and runtime environment that is designed to allow its customers to

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Comcast sets data caps for D.C., Northeast states

Comcast initially responded to this trend by giving people relief from data caps, which have already been in place across the central and western U.S. for a few years. That reprieve ended in July, and now the company is expanding its controversial data thresholds to the new region starting next year.

Comcast Xfinity customers in New York, Virginia, Maryland and 11 other northeastern states, plus D.C., will be able to use up to 1.2 terabytes of data each month before they start getting charged more, regardless of what speed plan they use. After that, data will be charged at $10 for 50 gigabytes, up to a maximum of $100 additional each month.

Comcast says with that much data, you could stream five hours of 4K video every day for a month, or take part in 3,500 hours of video conferencing.

“I would think that companies should never be implementing nickel-and-diming

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Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War sets digital sales record

Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War set a new record for the highest first-day digital sales in the franchise’s history.

Activision Blizzard Europe/Middle East/Africa managing director Anna Malmhake said in a statement on Sunday that the title is releasing into the largest and most-engaged Call of Duty community ever, thanks to the expansion of the franchise in the past year. (Here’s our review of the game).

The game debuted across current-generation consoles, next-generation consoles and the PC on Friday.

Call of Duty: Mobile has reached more than 300 million downloads on mobile devices, and the battle royale mode Call of Duty: Warzone has been downloaded more than 80 million times.

Malmhake said the company will continue its practice of launching free post-launch content.

Meanwhile, some players are reporting bugs. I noticed a bug in the single-player campaign on the PlayStation 5, in a part where two characters are

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