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.

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#SchumerShutdown was Russian bots' top hashtag, group says

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C. were close to a resolution to reopen the government, President Donald Trump got a boost from Russian bots in his quest to blame the shutdown on Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/22/schumershutdown-was-russian-bots-top-hashtag-group-says.html

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Facebook can't guarantee social media is good for democracy

As Facebook acknowledges it plays a bigger role in society than ever, the company has attempted to try to right some of the wrongs it created, including letting its user base rank the credibility and trustworthiness of news organizations.However, the Mark Zuckerberg-led tech giant admits it isn’t sure whether social media was good for democracy.

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How Iranian protesters are skirting the government's tech clampdown to continue their fight

As the protests across Iran stretch into their eighth night, the government is continuing to crackdown with restrictions on the nation’s already tightly-controlled internet and access to social media.

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The FCC Screwed Up! My Firsthand Experience Without Net Neutrality


As a high-tech industry analyst, I have worked from home for more than a decade. As someone who tracks new technology and is always on the lookout for a better communications solution, I migrated to a VoIP service through Vonage early after its introduction. The service was great. I had great call quality and the flexibility to take the service anywhere. That went on until Cox Communications purchased my cable provider. Once Cox took over in our area, the call quality on Vonage deteriorated until the service became unusable.

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iPhone X, Bitcoin, WannaCry and more: Biggest tech stories of 2017

As in previous years, 2017 was a huge year across the technology landscape. New products were announced, backlash against the tech sector became more pronounced than it has been in years and concerns about how technology is being used for nefarious reasons popped up seemingly daily.

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More than 300 iPhone Xs stolen from delivery truck, police say

As Apple fanatics awaited Friday’s release of the iPhone X, three “husky” thieves in San Francisco made off with more than 300 of the coveted smartphones, a police report said.

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New documents shed light on Steve Jobs' interesting connection to the Clinton administration

As the CEO of Apple, not to mention a widely revered tech luminary, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was no stranger to rubbing elbows with the political elite.

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Helpshift VP Tushar Makhija: Not All Customers Will Help You Make Money


“As services are getting more and more mobile, service needs to get mobile as well,” said Tushar Makhija, vice president of revenue at Helpshift. “If you look at customer service over the last 10 to 15 years, first it was all about average handling time. If you grew quickly as a business, you needed to stack up a call center. The next five to six years were all about self-service, so technology started building up. Today, it is not about time-to-resolution or handling time. It is all about the time-to-cure.

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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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Islamic State backers find new way to share propaganda: Instagram

As the Islamic State continues to search for new methods to recruit members and share its propaganda, it’s turned to social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Apple Unveils iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K

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As summer comes to an end, Apple begins ramping up the production of its newest products. Today at 1PM ET (10AM PT), Apple will be holding a special event at the brand new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino.

The post Apple Unveils iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Uber is getting rid of a creepy tracking feature in its app

As Uber looks to mend its reputation with consumers, it is getting rid of a feature embedded in its app that allows it to track riders after they have left the ride.

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Consumer Healthcare: Growing Importance of Patient Education and Communications Solutions


As the healthcare industry shifts to value-based care models, patient education and communication solutions increasingly have become an investment priority for care providers and payers. Consumers have many means, whether digital or analog, to acquire medical knowledge and personal health information, and they tend to reach out to their doctor when sick, or when they have complex health questions. Traditionally, doctors do not proactively reach out to their patients — especially when their patients aren’t sick. This model is changing, however.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84758.html?rss=1

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Your insurance adjuster may soon be a drone or an app

As per the 2017 Future of Claims Study survey by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, insurance companies are looking to “virtual” methods of handling claims. 38 percent of insurers no longer send employees for physical inspections.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/07/your-insurance-adjuster-may-soon-be-drone-or-app.html

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Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language

As the world’s most powerful computer systems begin to embrace artificial intelligence in earnest, using smart algorithms to increase efficiency and and speed, the potential damage that a “rogue” AI could cause continues to grow.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/31/facebook-engineers-panic-pull-plug-on-ai-after-bots-develop-their-own-language.html

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Is this Apple's next big product? Tech giant files patent for glasses

As Apple looks to its next big product, the company is increasingly placing bets on augmented reality, a revolutionary technology that combines the digital and physical worlds, drastically changing the way we experience everyday life.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/31/is-this-apples-next-big-product-tech-giant-files-patent-for-glasses.html

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