George Soros slams Google, Facebook, says they're 'menace' to society

Further adding fuel to the fire that is currently engulfing social media and the tech sector, billionaire investor George Soros has slammed Facebook and Google, calling them a “menace” and “obstacles to innovation.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/26/george-soros-slams-google-facebook-says-theyre-menace-to-society.html

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AT&T Raises Eyebrows With Call for Internet Bill of Rights


In an open letter and a series of full-page ads in major newspapers, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on Wednesday urged Congress to enact an Internet Bill of Rights and to bring the Net neutrality debate to an end. Although AT&T supported the Federal Communications Commission’s December vote to repeal its Net neutrality rules, the company has called on legislators to establish new laws to regulate the Internet. AT&T wants to make sure there is a transparent and open Internet for all consumers, Stephenson maintained.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85091.html?rss=1

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People Are Using a Neural Network App to Create Fake Celebrity Porn

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Machine learning has become so advanced that a handful of developers have created a tool called FakeApp that can create convincing “face swap” videos. And of course, they’re using it to make porn.

The post People Are Using a Neural Network App to Create Fake Celebrity Porn appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/262828-people-using-neural-network-app-create-fake-celebrity-porn?source=Computing

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Tech chief compares Facebook to cigarettes, urges government regulation

Facebook could be regulated much like Big Tobacco because of social media’s addictive, harmful properties, a prominent tech executive said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/25/tech-chief-compares-facebook-to-cigarettes-urges-government-regulation.html

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NASA is testing folding wings to make flying more efficient

In space, NASA is grappling with potential ISS funding issues, but on Earth, the agency is working hard to improve the efficiency of flight via wings that can fold while an aircraft is flying.

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Do Spectre, Meltdown Mean the Death of Moore’s Law?

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Meltdown and Spectre are serious problems. Are they serious enough to kill all hope of future CPU performance improvements?

The post Do Spectre, Meltdown Mean the Death of Moore’s Law? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262787-spectre-meltdown-mean-death-moores-law?source=Computing

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Student cracks DNA code to take home $10,000 worth of bitcoin

Just days before the deadline set by its creator, a 26-year-old student successfully deciphered a message encoded in DNA, gaining access to a digital wallet containing a bitcoin reward.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/25/student-cracks-dna-code-to-take-home-10000-worth-bitcoin.html

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Microsoft Announces New Data Privacy Tools for Windows 10

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Soon you’ll be able to see the diagnostic data Microsoft collects from Windows and what it’s doing with it.

The post Microsoft Announces New Data Privacy Tools for Windows 10 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262752-microsoft-announces-new-data-privacy-tools-windows-10?source=Computing

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Apple's latest iOS update lets you turn off battery throttling, among other features

Apple said Wednesday that a major update for its iPhone software is coming this spring, including a modification that addresses performance of older iPhones and another that adds new augmented reality features.

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Are text messages ever really deleted? It depends

As controversy heats up surrounding the missing text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, some have wondered whether text messages can be deleted forever or go unaccounted for.Like most things with technology, it’s not a simple yes or no answer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/24/are-text-messages-ever-really-deleted-it-depends.html

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Shocking video shows iPhone battery bursting into flames after man bites it

A bizarre video shows an iPhone battery bursting into flames after a man bites into it in an electronics store in China.

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Hackers steal as much as 10 percent of new cryptocurrency funds

Whenever a new cryptocurrency is launched, it usually goes through an initial coin offer where investors are brought in to get it off the ground. As much as 10 percent of those funds though, are being stolen by hackers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/24/hackers-steal-as-much-as-10-percent-new-cryptocurrency-funds.html

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