Free AI Chatbot Goes to Bat for Beleaguered Consumers


DoNotPay, an AI-based chatbot app created to help fight parking tickets in the UK, now addresses roughly 1,000 consumer concerns and is available throughout the United States as well as across the pond. The app’s creator, Stanford student Joshua Browder, announced the expansion last week. Powered by IBM Watson, DoNotPay has about 1,000 bots capable of tackling a variety of legal and service issues, ranging from fighting one’s landlord to appealing against unreasonable warranties, to getting a refund when a company doesn’t fulfill its promise.

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Huge seal battles octopus in incredible fight to the death

A kayaking guide and a group of tourists witnessed an incredible life-and-death fight between a massive fur seal and a massive octopus in New Zealand this week.

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Nokia, Apple exploring health tech partnership after patent fight

Apple and Nokia have ended their patent fight and said they’re planning to explore ‘future collaboration in digital health initiatives.’

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks

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Microsoft is set to fight back with Windows 10 S. It’s a stripped down version of the platform that’s intended to be faster and more secure, but that also means tighter restrictions on apps.

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Internet's Biggest Companies Ask FCC to Please Leave Net Neutrality Alone

Here we are again: Years after the last big net neutrality fight, key players are once more setting down their stakes, drawing their lines in the sand, and every other metaphor for preparing to w…

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Experts: Social media giants fight Trump’s anti-terror plan while providing platform for terrorists

Twitter’s $1.6 million pledge to help fight the White House’s anti-terror immigration order is just the latest case of social media companies taking on Trump, but critics say the same companies are doing next to nothing to stop dangerous radicals from using their platforms to spread hate.

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Walmart's going to war with Amazon with free 2-day shipping for everyone

The fight between Walmart and Amazon for control of the nation’s internet shopping habit isn’t going to be over any time soon.

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Google is my lawyer: How a Canadian man used Street View to fight a speeding ticket

A Canadian man used images from Google’s Street View to fight a speeding ticket in court. The judge dropped the ticket, but the police maintains that the driver was going nearly 20 kilometers an hour over the limit in a school zone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/26/google-is-my-lawyer-how-canadian-man-used-street-view-to-fight-speeding-ticket.html

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Facebook Aims to Scrub Clickbait From News Feed


Facebook last week announced a new move to fight clickbait in the News Feed: downranking links from Web domains and Facebook Pages that consistently post clickbait headlines. Those that stop posting clickbait no longer will be downranked. Users who post links that lead to a clickbait domain on their personal Facebook page also could have their posts downgraded, according to Facebook. The latest adjustment is an extension of Facebook’s earlier efforts to reduce the distribution of clickbait posts.

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Woman ordered to unlock iPhone with fingerprint

Apple’s fight with the feds over unlocking the San Bernardino shooter’s phone has dominated the headlines, but a judge demanded a woman’s fingerprint be used to unlock her iPhone—a first in a federal court case, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Angry Investor Aims to Kick Yahoo's Board to the Curb


Starboard Value last week launched a proxy fight to replace the board at Yahoo, blasting the company’s management and nominating its own slate of board members. One of Yahoo’s largest investors, Starboard has a 1.7 percent stake worth about $570 million. It has been “extremely disappointed with Yahoo’s dismal financial performance, poor management execution [and] egregious compensation and hiring practices,” Jeffrey Smith, managing member of Starboard, said in a letter to Yahoo’s other shareholders.

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How to securely back up your iPhone or iPad with encryption via iTunes

Article Image In light of Apple’s encryption fight, it’s been noted the company can decrypt some data from an iCloud backup. Knowing this, security-conscious users may opt instead for locally-stored encrypted backups of their iPhone and iPad — a simple process through iTunes on both Mac and PC.

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US Attorney General 'hopes' Apple will unlock San Bernardino iPhone

Article Image U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch weighed in on Apple’s fight with the FBI on Tuesday, saying she would prefer that Apple comply with the recent court order directing the company to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone.

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Federal judge rules Apple cannot be forced to aid in NY iPhone unlocking, cites 'unreasonable burden'

Article Image Apple was handed a crucial win in its fight for encryption on Monday, as a New York federal judge denied a government All Writs Act-based motion to compel Apple’s assistance in bypassing the encryption safeguards of an iPhone linked to a years-old drug case.

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Rallies supporting Apple's stance on privacy see lukewarm response

Article Image Internet rights advocacy group Fight for the Future staged a series of rallies in support of Apple’s encryption fight on Tuesday, though the nationwide gatherings managed only to attract small groups of stalwart activists.

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DOJ filing: Apple’s refusal to decrypt iPhone is just a ‘marketing strategy’

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The fight over encryption continues to heat up as the DOJ files another motion to force Apple’s compliance.

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