Russia eyed after Facebook says it was used by 'malicious actors' during US presidential election

A report released by Facebook this week “does not contradict” the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s assertion that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/russia-eyed-after-facebook-says-it-was-used-by-malicious-actors-during-us-presidential-election.html

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Ray Kurzweil predicts computers will be as smart as humans in 12 years

12 years. That’s how long Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil thinks it will take for computers to reach human levels of intelligence.

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Eagle Creek CRM Director Sandeep Kadam: What Today's Customers Want


Twenty years ago, CRM “was more of an inside-out technology,” recalled Sandeep Kadam, director of CRM at Eagle Creek Software Services. “It was about making sales calls more efficient, and giving salespeople all the tools they needed so they could achieve their numbers. From there it has become more of an outside-in technology, where the customer is impacting how CRM is going to evolve. Customers are driving that functionality, and I attribute that to the social footprint that started impacting not only CRM, but everything else around it.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84214.html?rss=1

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Facebook Investors Slam Zuckerberg, Andreessen


Facebook investors have accused director Marc Andreessen of secretly coaching CEO Mark Zuckerberg regarding a major sale of shares he held. The structure of the sale enabled Zuckerberg to refocus on philanthropic activities while maintaining lifetime control over the company he cofounded. The suit alleges that Andreessen, Zuckerberg’s long-time mentor, secretly tipped off the CEO about concerns raised by other members of Facebook’s board while Zuckerberg was in the process of getting the company shares reclassified so he could maintain control.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84167.html?rss=1

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WhatsApp encryption is affecting FBI's work in 'huge ways'

WhatsApp’s decision to turn on encryption for its billion-plus users is certainly giving the FBI headaches. FBI Director James Comey says we can expect to see more litigation surrounding encrypted devices in the future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/13/whatsapp-encryption-is-affecting-fbis-work-in-huge-ways.html

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Microsoft reveals Xbox One gamers will be able to play against PS4, PC players

In an blog post on the Xbox Wire this Monday, ID@Xbox director Chris Charla announced that Xbox One developers will now have the ability to include cross-network support within their games.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/14/microsoft-reveals-xbox-one-gamers-will-be-able-to-play-against-ps4-pc-players.html

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FBI Director Makes Case for Security Trade-Off in Congressional Hearing


FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday testified before the House Judiciary Committee that the government has the legal right to gain limited access to the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters and other suspected terrorists. Congress and the courts can create a mechanism to protect the safety of the American people while preserving constitutional rights, he said. New methods of electronic communications have transformed society, Comey noted, adding that he supports the creation of strong encryption technology.

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Comey: 'Of course' FBI would leverage precedent in San Bernardino case

Article Image Under questioning from members of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey admitted that his agency would “of course” seek to use the precedent gained from a win in the San Bernardino to unlock other phones.

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Comey: 'Of course' FBI would leverage precedent in San Bernardino case

Article Image Under questioning from members of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey admitted that his agency would “of course” seek to use the precedent gained from a win in the San Bernardino to unlock other phones.

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Apple-FBI battle will set precedent for future court orders, FBI director acknowledges

Article Image Speaking in front of a Congressional intelligence panel, FBI Director James Comey admitted that the outcome of an Apple-FBI battle over unlocking an iPhone will likely set a legal precedent, despite recent suggestions to the contrary.

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Former NSA director opposes iOS backdoor, but leans towards FBI in iPhone unlock debate

Article Image On Monday, a former director of the U.S. National Security Agency — Michael Hayden — took a middleground stance on the Apple/FBI encryption debate, supporting the FBI in the short term while opposing a universal backdoor in devices.

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US official says '16-year-old computer nerd' behind high-profile hacks

Remember the hacker who broke into CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email as well as the accounts of other high-ranking US security officials?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/12/us-official-says-16-year-old-computer-nerd-behind-high-profile-hacks.html

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Apple taps Jon Favreau for new iPhone 6s ad featuring 'Hey Siri'

Article Image Hollywood actor and director Jon Favreau is the latest high-profile personality to lend his face to Apple’s iPhone 6s ad campaign, showing up in a 15-second spot highlighting the handset’s “Hey Siri” functionality.

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Apple's Jay Blahnik outlines Apple Watch health and fitness strategy, future device features in interview

In an interview published this week, Jay Blahnik, Apple’s director of Fitness and Health Technologies, spoke at length about Apple Watch hardware and software, explaining how the device came into being, it’s merits as a fitness monitor and where he thinks it’s going with watchOS 2.

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Chicago Apple Store to host Q&A with fitness chief Jay Blahnik, hold 5K fun run

On Wednesday, Apple’s director of Fitness and Health Technologies Jay Blahnik, who played a role in realizing Apple Watch, will be at the North Michigan Avenue Apple Store in Chicago to take part in a special question and answer session, to be followed by a 5K fun run.

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Apple searching for new public policy director to influence government

Apple is searching for a new director of public policy as it looks to both influence and react to government policies and regulations worldwide, according to an official job listing discovered by AppleInsider.



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Apple fitness head Jay Blahnik hosts talks at Apple Stores in Australia, China, Japan

Apples’s director of Fitness and Health Technologies, Jay Blahnik, is currently touring Apple Stores in Australia, China and Japan to host a series of talks, reports said on Monday.



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Apple begins hunt for director of Global Marketing Operations at Beats

Apple is hunting for a new director of Global Marketing Operations at its Beats division, according to a job listing posted on Thursday, a rare high-level opening at the company.



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