Google drops YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV, Echo Show

Google is pulling YouTube from Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV devices over the online retailer’s refusal to carry certain products from the search company.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/06/google-drops-youtube-from-amazons-fire-tv-echo-show.html

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Windows 10 Now Runs on 600 Million Devices Worldwide

Windows 10 has hit 600 million devices, up from 500 million worldwide earlier this year. While the company won’t hit its original goal of 1 billion devices by 2018, significant regional disparities in OS usage make its Windows 10 shipments look worse than they really are.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259779-windows-10-now-runs-600-million-devices-worldwide?source=Computing

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Snapchat Draws Bright Line Between 'Social' and 'Media'


Snap aims to combat fake news on Snapchat by separating content from professional creators from postings by friends and family. Stories and Chats from friends will appear on the left side of the camera, while Stories from content creators, publishers and other members of the community will appear on the right side of the camera. Snapchat aims to disentangle “social” from “media,” according to Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, by offering users a personalized content feed tailored to their own behavior rather than basing it on what their friends post.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84981.html?rss=1

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Cyber Monday Sales Shoot the Moon


Online sales hit a new record of $6.59 billion on Cyber Monday — a 17 percent increase from the $5.6 billion in last year’s sales for the day — making it the largest online shopping day in history, based on Adobe Analytics data released Tuesday. Mobile shopping also broke records, starting with the channel’s first-ever $2 billion sales day. Smartphone shopping reached new heights, accounting for almost 38 percent of e-commerce visits and more than 21 percent of revenue.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84975.html?rss=1

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Canadian 'hacker-for-hire' pleads guilty in Yahoo breach

A Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a half billion user accounts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/28/canadian-hacker-for-hire-pleads-guilty-in-yahoo-breach.html

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Trump Puts Federal Cloud Investments on Front Burner


One of the few policies that President Donald Trump’s administration has carried over from his predecessor is that the federal government needs to make vast information technology performance upgrades — especially to cloud-based platforms. That should comfort vendors seeking business in the federal market at all levels of cloud offerings — hardware, software or services. Only 3 percent to 4 percent of federal IT is cloud-based, noted Chris Liddell, director of the American Technology Council.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84968.html?rss=1

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Kaspersky makes explosive claim NSA computer was infested with malware

Kaspersky Lab is again challenging allegations that it stole classified files from an NSA employee’s computer, pointing to new analysis that says the computer in question may have been infested with malware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/17/kaspersky-makes-explosive-claim-nsa-computer-was-infested-with-malware.html

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Making munitions safe: How can we stop American bullets, bombs and missiles from killing US troops?

Our military relies on bullets and bombs to do their job – but how do we stop those munitions from being used against our own troops?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/16/making-munitions-safe-how-can-stop-american-bullets-bombs-and-missiles-from-killing-us-troops.html

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Twitter targets white nationalists and far-right activists in de-verification purge

Twitter removed the “verification” check marks from a number of white nationalists and far-right activists at a purge on Wednesday, a week after the platform came under fire for verifying an open white nationalist who organized fatal white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in August.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/16/twitter-targets-white-nationalists-and-far-right-activists-in-de-verification-purge.html

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Microsoft Partners Up to Boost Windows Defender Threat Detection


Microsoft on Wednesday announced agreements to integrate threat detection products from Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften into Windows Defender, extending security to macOS, iOS, Linux and Android devices. No additional infrastructure will be required, Microsoft said. Once the integration is set, new events from onboard macOS, iOS, Android and Linux devices will begin surfacing on the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection console. Windows Defender ATP provides a single pane of glass for endpoint security.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84945.html?rss=1

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Twitter apologizes for 'bisexual' technical glitch

Twitter on Tuesday apologized for barring the word “bisexual” from its search results and reportedly said the word was incorrectly included in an “out of date” list of terms that appear alongside adult content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/08/twitter-apologizes-for-bisexual-technical-glitch.html

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How to Store and Backup Photos, for Those Who Care About Their Images

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The time to make sure your image library is backed up and protected from disaster is before something bad happens. We’ll help you learn how.

The post How to Store and Backup Photos, for Those Who Care About Their Images appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258224-photo-storage-backup-people-care-images?source=Computing

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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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Russia's hackers took only a week to pry into Clinton camp

Nineteen thousand lines of raw data associated with the theft of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign staffers show how the hackers managed the election-shaking operation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/russias-hackers-took-only-week-to-pry-into-clinton-camp.html

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Twitter suspension: Here are a few accounts that have been deactivated

Under the handle @nero, the technology editor at Breitbart was permanently banned from Twitter after his repeated tweets against Ghostbuster actress Leslie Jones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/twitter-suspension-here-are-few-accounts-that-have-been-deactivated.html

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Organic Memristor Sets Records for Speed and Durability

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A new organic memristor design from an international team of scientists could finally make these components commercially viable.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/258134-organic-memristor-sets-records-speed-durability?source=Computing

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Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update

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Microsoft thinks it has a way to prevent ransomware from extorting money from Windows 10 users, and it’s called Controlled Folder Access.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257880-windows-10-adds-anti-ransomware-feature-fall-update?source=Computing

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