Facebook, Google, Twitter open up to Congress about Russian misinformation

Congress on Thursday published responses by Facebook, Twitter and Google to questions about how Russia used their platforms to spread misinformation amidst the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/28/facebook-google-twitter-open-up-to-congress-about-russian-misinformation.html

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Facebook to give privacy controls to users ahead of European law

Facebook will unveil new tools to make it easier for users to make choices about their privacy in response to new European privacy laws, according to the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/24/facebook-to-give-privacy-controls-to-users-ahead-european-law.html

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SHOT 2018: The greatest gun show on Earth

About 12 football fields worth of the latest guns, gear and more have arrived in Las Vegas where big reveals will be made for hunting, shooting, law enforcement, military, fishing and more outdoors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/23/shot-2018-greatest-gun-show-on-earth.html

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Tech Q&A: Eavesdropping Echo, flammable laptops, switching to Android and more

Want to know more about Amazon Echo, the HP laptop battery recall, ransomware, web printing and switching to Android? Then read this column.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/21/tech-q-eavesdropping-echo-flammable-laptops-switching-to-android-and-more.html

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Facebook, YouTube and Twitter warned about new type of extremism as lawmakers grill them

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were warned about an insidious new form of online extremism on Capitol Hill as they sought to push back on the notion that they aren’t doing enough to rid their platforms of terrorists and hate-filled content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/facebook-youtube-and-twitter-warned-about-new-type-extremism-as-lawmakers-grill-them.html

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Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report

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Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro users are unhappy about their system’s standby battery life, but Apple isn’t interested in hearing it.

The post Apple Exaggerates MacBook Standby Battery Life, Owners Report appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261988-apple-macbook-standby-battery-life?source=Computing

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Missing plane: U.S. firm uses its tech in new search for Malaysia Airlines jet

A U.S. firm is about to use its powerful technology to begin a new search for the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing in 2014. Locating it will score it a payday of as much as $70 million.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/missing-plane-u-s-firm-uses-its-tech-in-new-search-for-malaysia-airlines-jet.html

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How social robots will invade our homes … and what we can do about it

I’m not sure how I feel about social robots. The idea is to have a bot that talks to you, recognizes your face and voice, and can take family photos on cue. But it also feels like your home has been invaded by an alien — one that might be recording everything you say.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/22/how-social-robots-will-invade-our-homes-and-what-can-do-about-it.html

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The Strange Bedfellows That Make Sales AI Work


At some point, the discussion about artificial intelligence and sales is going to mature. Too many people still think AI for sales will resemble C-3PO, a bumbling assistant that gets in the way more often than not, or the Hal 9000, subverting the sales process in ways that endanger the very existence of the sales person. As the discussions mature, and as people learn more about the somewhat arcane inner workings of AI, the reality is becoming clearer: how AI will impact sales and sales people is… complicated.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84999.html?rss=1

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3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo

People used to dream about robot secretaries. Futurists imagined a world where computers obeyed our every command. When the Amazon Echo hit the market, that dream became a reality: Alexa was obedient, personable and all-knowing. She could carry out a myriad of basic tasks, with a personality as professional and unflappable as a human assistant.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/10/3-essential-privacy-settings-for-your-amazon-echo.html

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Hacker targets Sacramento Regional Transit, deletes 30 million files in ransomware attack

A hacker hit Sacramento Regional Transit over the weekend, deleting about 30 million files in a ransomware attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/hacker-targets-sacramento-regional-transit-deletes-30-million-files-in-ransomware-attack.html

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Google collects data on Android users' locations when location services are turned off, report says

A new report shows that Google has been accessing data about Android users’ locations, even when the user believes that the data is being kept private.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/google-collects-data-on-android-users-locations-when-location-services-are-turned-off-report-says.html

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5 security mistakes you're probably making

You don’t think about your car until you get a flat. You don’t appreciate your phone until the screen cracks. Cybersecurity is something you take for granted — until someone hacks your account, steals your bank info and spreads compromising pictures of you all over the internet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/19/5-security-mistakes-youre-probably-making.html

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Micron Launches New NAND-based DIMMs, Intel Announces Optane DIMMs

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Intel and Micron both made significant announcements this week about the future of non-volatile RAM and future Optane (3D XPoint) products.

The post Micron Launches New NAND-based DIMMs, Intel Announces Optane DIMMs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259155-micron-launches-new-nand-based-dimms-intel-announces-optane-dimms?source=Computing

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