Facebook slams former exec over comments on social media's ills

In a rather unusual move, Facebook has fired back at Chamath Palihapitiya after the former Facebook exec said social media is “destroying how society works.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/13/facebook-slams-former-exec-over-comments-on-social-medias-ills.html

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Over 460 HP Laptop Models Shipped with Keylogger

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Just weeks after getting caught with onboard spyware, HP has been found shipping a keylogger (albeit a disabled one).

The post Over 460 HP Laptop Models Shipped with Keylogger appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260267-460-hp-laptop-models-shipped-keylogger?source=Computing

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Drunk droning: New Jersey aims to get tough on sloshed drone pilots

New Jersey lawmakers are going after drone owners who fly their machine while drunk. A bill to punish the behavior may become law next month, a little late for festive drinkers unwrapping their brand new quadcopter this Christmas.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/11/drunk-droning-new-jersey-aims-to-get-tough-on-sloshed-drone-pilots.html

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Firefighters slam YouTube prankster who 'cemented' a microwave oven to his head

Firefighters in the U.K. have slammed a prankster’s “irresponsible” behavior after they were called out to rescue a man who had cemented a microwave oven on his head in a YouTube stunt.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/08/firefighters-slam-youtube-prankster-who-cemented-microwave-oven-to-his-head.html

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James Comey tweets 'justice' Bible verse after Flynn pleads guilty

Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted a Bible verse regarding “justice” after news that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn would plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI on Russia.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/01/james-comey-tweets-justice-bible-verse-after-flynn-pleads-guilty.html

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Lawyer: Swede convicted of 'online' rape will appeal

A Swede convicted of rape over the internet after coercing teenagers in Canada, Britain and the United States to perform sexual acts in front of webcams, will appeal the verdict.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/01/lawyer-swede-convicted-online-rape-will-appeal.html

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Advertisers flee YouTube over videos exploiting children, 'disturbing' autofill results

Major companies have suspended advertising campaigns on YouTube after their ads were displayed with videos depicting children in threatening situations—while the tech giant investigates ‘disturbing’ autofill results that users flagged over the weekend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/27/advertisers-flee-youtube-over-videos-exploiting-children-disturbing-autofill-results.html

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Drone drops leaflets over football stadiums, raising security concerns

A drone pilot was arrested Sunday afternoon after he sent his drone over football stadiums in Santa Clara and Oakland and dropped anti-media leaflets, raising safety fears over such future stunts involving drones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/27/drone-drops-leaflets-over-football-stadiums-raising-security-concerns.html

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Google will revamp algorithm after surfacing fake news tweets on Texas church shooter

Google says it will improve its algorithm after surfacing fake news tweets on Texas gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, who killed 26 people in a horrific church attack Sunday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/09/google-will-revamp-algorithm-after-surfacing-fake-news-tweets-on-texas-church-shooter.html

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Twitter error removed '#bisexual' from news and photo search results

Twitter has been slammed after an error prevented the search term ‘#bisexual’ from yielding news, photo and video results.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/06/twitter-error-removed-bisexual-from-news-and-photo-search-results.html

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Twitter revamps internal security after rogue employee deactivated Trump's account

Twitter says that it has revamped its internal security after a rogue employee briefly deactivated President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/twitter-revamps-internal-security-after-rogue-employee-deactivated-trumps-account.html

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Twitter security slammed after rogue employee deactivates Trump's account

Twitter’s internal security is in the spotlight after a rogue employee briefly deactivated President Donald Trump’s account on Thursday.

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Dumb and dumber: Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter's viral video

After his daughter’s YouTube video showing off the iPhone X went viral, Apple reportedly fired one of its iPhone engineers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/30/dumb-and-dumber-apple-fires-iphone-x-engineer-after-daughters-viral-video.html

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Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

Is Amazon taking convenience a bit too far? Some customers think so after the online retail mogul announced their newest product today: “Amazon Key.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/25/not-at-home-amazon-wants-to-come-in-and-drop-off-packages.html

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/25/twitter-attempts-to-increase-ad-transparency-after-russian-backed-scandal.html

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Gartner Predicts PC Industry Will Grow, but Only One Part of It

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After declining for the past six years, the PC market might finally start to grow again in 2018 and 2019, but certain categories fare much better than others.

The post Gartner Predicts PC Industry Will Grow, but Only One Part of It appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257655-gartner-predicts-pc-industry-will-grow?source=Computing

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'Me Too' trending on social media following recent sexual harassment outrage

The hashtag #MeToo was trending on social media after actress Alyssa Milano asked victims of sexual harassment to come forward and let their voices be heard.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/16/me-too-trending-on-social-media-following-recent-sexual-harassment-outrage.html

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WeChat apologizes after turning 'black foreigner' into racial slur

Popular Chinese messaging app WeChat has apologized after a software glitch used the N-word in a translation for “black foreigner.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/13/wechat-apologizes-after-turning-black-foreigner-into-racial-slur.html

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A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December

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After 20 years of operation, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), is finally shutting down. While it hasn’t been popular in years, the service once dominated instant messaging and shaped the clients and products that would follow.

The post A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/257119-farewell-aim-aol-instant-messenger-shutting-december?source=Computing

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AOL says farewell to AIM, its popular instant messenger service, after 20 years

AOL has announced that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/aol-says-farewell-to-aim-its-popular-instant-messenger-service-after-20-years.html

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