Ex-Facebook exec backtracks 'destroying how society works' comments after backlash

It’s been a rough week for Chamath Palihapitiya, the former Facebook vice president whose harsh criticism of the social networking giant led to a rare rebuke from his onetime employer and made him a headline topic throughout the tech world.Now he’s trying to put out the fire he started.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/15/ex-facebook-exec-backtracks-destroying-how-society-works-comments-after-backlash.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.

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'Jaws' spotted? Massive great white shark sighted off Australian coast

A massive great white shark has been spotted off the coast of a popular beach in Western Australia, one that may be between 15 and 20 feet long, or nearly the size of the fictional shark in “Jaws.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/11/jaws-spotted-massive-great-white-shark-sighted-off-australian-coast.html

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As Bitcoin tops $10,000, Elon Musk denies he is its creator

One of the biggest stories of 2017 has been the surge in the price of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency touted an alternative to gold and other investments. For years, many have wondered who the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is.One person it’s not? Elon Musk.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/28/as-bitcoin-tops-10000-elon-musk-denies-is-its-creator.html

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As Bitcoin nears $10,000, Elon Musk denies he is its creator

One of the biggest stories of 2017 has been the surge in the price of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency touted an alternative to gold and other investments. For years, many have wondered who the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is.One person it’s not? Elon Musk.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/28/as-bitcoin-nears-10000-elon-musk-denies-is-its-creator.html

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Apple is finally solving its iPhone X problem

If you’re interested in Apple’s iPhone X, but have been annoyed with Apple’s shipping delays the last time you considered placing an order, reported improvements in iPhone X production have already started to shorten the smartphone’s delivery times.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/27/apple-is-finally-solving-its-iphone-x-problem.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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Amazon Denies Rumored Plans for Ad-Supported Prime Video Service


Amazon has denied a report that it has been working on a free, ad-supported video platform to complement its subscription-based Amazon Prime Video service. Amazon has been in talks with various television networks, movie studios and other media entities about providing content to the site, according to the Monday report. Such a service would place Amazon in direct competition with Apple and other streaming video services for original content, which has become an important way for a new service to gain market share.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84953.html?rss=1

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'Demon' shark with snake's head caught for the first time

Sea shanties and tales have been spun since the dawn of man about horrific creatures in the sea terrorizing ships and eating crew members right off the decks.While many assumed that these were just the tales of yore with no truth to them, it turns out there may been some truth to these stories after all.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/14/demon-shark-with-snakes-head-caught-for-first-time.html

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Snapchat is getting a new look because it's 'too hard to use'

One of the major complaints about Snapchat over the years has been that it’s too hard to use. As it struggles to grow its userbase, CEO Evan Spiegel has done the unthinkable: he is redesigning the app to make it easier to use.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/08/snapchat-is-getting-new-look-because-its-too-hard-to-use.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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Sneaky fake WhatsApp app attracts more than 1 million downloads

Over a million Android users may have been duped into downloading a fake WhatsApp product on Google Play, thanks to a character space.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/06/sneaky-fake-whatsapp-app-attracts-more-than-1-million-downloads.html

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Your iPhone has been secretly looking at your boobs

It turns out Apple has been categorizing your pictures for around a year now — and yep, this means all of those sexy photos you’ve either taken or received on your iPhone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/02/your-iphone-has-been-secretly-looking-at-your-boobs.html

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Microsoft Will End Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Program On December 31

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The official free upgrade offer has been over for more than a year, but now Microsoft is ending the final workaround that let you get Windows 10 by telling a little white lie.

The post Microsoft Will End Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Program On December 31 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258161-microsoft-will-end-final-free-windows-10-upgrade-program-december-31?source=Computing

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Secret ghostly portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, discovered beneath 16th-century painting

Experts have discovered a secret portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots that has been hidden for centuries beneath another painting.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/27/secret-ghostly-portrait-mary-queen-scots-discovered-beneath-16th-century-painting.html

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Start Your Engines: PCI Express 4.0 Standard Officially Released

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PCI Express 4.0 has hit version 1.0 and been released to manufacturers. If previous patterns hold true, we could see motherboards within a year — though this will depend on Intel and AMD and how quickly they leap for the new standard.

The post Start Your Engines: PCI Express 4.0 Standard Officially Released appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Bad Rabbit ransomware: Should you be scared?

Networks in Russia and Eastern Europe have been targeted by a new strain of ransomware dubbed ‘Bad Rabbit,’ a possible variant of the ‘Petya’ malware that hit computer systems earlier this year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/25/bad-rabbit-ransomware-should-be-scared.html

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