Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 goal to fix Facebook is widely mocked

Amid a myriad of controversies that surrounded the company in 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s goal for 2018 is fixing Facebook.

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Uber hacked and surveilled rivals, alleges ex-manager in letter

In June 2016, Uber Technologies Inc. contractors trained by the Central Intelligence Agency allegedly spied on another firm’s executives and sent live video to then-Chief Executive Travis Kalanick in the company’s “War Room.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/16/uber-hacked-and-surveilled-rivals-alleges-ex-manager-in-letter.html

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Facebook tool will show the Russian propaganda you fell for

Wondering if you were duped by the Russian-backed propaganda posted to Facebook to sow discord during the 2016 presidential election?

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iPhone 7 outsells iPhone 8, 8 Plus in Q3, report says

Apple’s 2016 flagship iPhone 7 was the world’s most popular smartphone last quarter, according to new figures from research firm Canalys.

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Twitter attempts to increase ad transparency after Russian-backed scandal

After accusing Russian-based operatives of purchasing $274,000 in advertising tied to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Twitter unveiled new transparency steps to let users know which ad campaigns are active.

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Russia tried to use Pokemon Go to stoke racial tensions in the US

Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics and society ahead of the 2016 presidential election keeps getting weirder.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter: How tech giants are involved in the Russia investigation

As congressional lawmakers investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, they are looking at social media’s function in the spread of misinformation.

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Facebook: 150 Russia-linked political ads showed up on Instagram

Facebook has confirmed that about 150 of the political ads linked to Russia during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election appeared on Instagram.

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Columbus under construction to become America's first 'smart city'

In 2016, Columbus, Ohio won the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge and received $40 million dollars to develop smart technology in their city.

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Hands On With Augmented Reality From ODG and Meta

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2016 was a coming-out year for consumer-priced VR headsets from Oculus and HTC. 2017 is slated to be the year for AR wearables, with launches from ODG and Meta. We go hands on with both.

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AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates

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AMD announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results this week, along with launch windows for its upcoming Ryzen and Naples CPUs and its Vega GPU family. One way or another, 2017 is going to be a huge year for AMD.

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Google Gets Rid of 1.7 Billion Bad Ads


Google on Wednesday said it removed 1.7 billion bad advertisements from its various sites in 2016, more than double the prior year’s totals. Google took several steps to crack down on the deceptive advertising, including updating its policies to protect users from “misleading and predatory offers.” It also beefed up its technology to help identify misleading ads and remove them, according to Scott Spencer, Google’s director of product management, sustainable ads. A free and open Web is a vital resource, he noted.

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PC gaming surges, while the rest of the PC market declines

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Jon Peddie Research reports that spending on PC gaming surged in 2016, thanks to pent-up demand for 14nm products and an ongoing strong market for PC titles.

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Netflix Surprises Itself With Gangbusters Membership Growth


Netflix generated $8.3 billion in global streaming revenue in 2016, with 35 percent year-over-year growth, it reported Wednesday. The company ended last year with 93.8 million members, including 19 million net additions — up from 17.4 million new subscribers in 2015. Netflix’s global revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 grew by 41 percent year-over-year to $2.4 billion, and 7.05 million net new members joined during that time period. The U.S. accounted for 1.93 million new subscribers, while the rest, 5.12 million, came from international markets. The growth greatly exceeded Netflix’s own forecast.

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The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

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The PC market declined again in 2016, for the fifth straight year in a row. Sales in 2016 were less than 75% of what we saw in 2011, and depending on which analysts you listen to, 2017 won’t be much better.

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SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

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NAND prices are expected to jump in Q4 2016 thanks to increased demand for flash-based storage on PC laptops. If you’re planning to buy an SSD for Christmas we recommend pulling the trigger sooner rather than later.

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Target Black Friday 2016 ad leaks: Huge iPhone 7, Xbox One S, TV, and other tech deals

It’s finally here, one of the Black Friday 2016 ads you’ve probably been waiting for.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/10/target-black-friday-2016-ad-leaks-huge-iphone-7-xbox-one-s-tv-and-other-tech-deals.html

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