Facebook fined $122M over WhatsApp privacy dispute

The European Commission fined Facebook $122 million over providing “incorrect or misleading” information relating to its WhatsApp acquisition in 2014 after the social networking giant automatically matched user accounts between the two platforms.

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Forget health care — this startup offers cryonic freezing as an employee benefit

Move over foosball tables and free lunches! Silicon Valley-based AI-driven hedge fund Numerai is offering cryonic freezing as an employee benefit in order to attract new recruits.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/11/forget-health-care-this-startup-offers-cryonic-freezing-as-employee-benefit.html

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John Oliver's Viewers Flood FCC Site With Net Neutrality Concerns


Comedian John Oliver, incensed over proposed changes to unravel Net neutrality protections for consumers, unleashed a torrent of criticism against the Federal Communications Commission and urged viewers to register their protest online. The response led to a digital meltdown on the agency’s site Sunday night. Oliver targeted a proposal by Ajit Pai, the agency’s new chairman, that would loosen Net neutrality regulations. It would allow Internet service providers to abide by market forces and largely self-police their conduct.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84516.html?rss=1

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Snapchat puppy filters latest social media battleground

The world’s biggest social networks are locked in a serious, billion-dollar battle over one of the world’s silliest innovations: puppy-eared, rainbow-spewing photo filters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/08/snapchat-puppy-filters-latest-social-media-battleground.html

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UFO sighting? Video purportedly showing massive light over Paris raises questions

A new video has appeared of a cigar-shaped ship hovering over Paris, potentially the same ship which was spotted over China and Australia several years ago.

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UFO spotted over Paris beaming down flashing light

A new video has appeared of a cigar-shaped ship hovering over Paris, potentially the same ship which was spotted over China and Australia several years ago.

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AI Is Still in Its Formative Years


The electronics industry over the past several years has made tremendous strides in creating artificial intelligence in a manner imagined by Allen Turing in the 1940s. The convergence of algorithmic advances in multilayer neural networks, the evolution of PC GPUs as massively parallel processing accelerators, and the availability of massive data sets fueled by the Internet and widely deployed sensors — big data — has enabled a renaissance in software neural network modeling techniques commonly referred to as “deep learning,” or “DL.”

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Snapchat unveils World Lenses as Facebook battle wages on

As the battle between Snapchat and Facebook over camera supremacy wages on, Snapchat has unveiled a new “World Lenses” feature, bringing augmented reality to everyday objects.

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NASA to rely on commercial partners for deep-space exploration

Responding to mounting criticism over inadequate funding and technical planning for sending astronauts to Mars, NASA leaders say they are counting on commercial participation as one means toward a sustainable strategy to explore the solar system over the next two decades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/nasa-to-rely-on-commercial-partners-for-deep-space-exploration.html

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Twitter yanks lawsuit against US government over anti-Trump account

Twitter has withdrawn its lawsuit against the U.S government over an attempt to reveal the identities of the users behind the anti-Trump @ALT_USCIS account.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/07/twitter-yanks-lawsuit-against-us-government-over-anti-trump-account.html

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Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC

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After over two years of questions, Microsoft is finally opening up on the data it collects and what it does with it.

The post Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247311-microsoft-finally-reveals-exactly-telemetry-windows-10-collects-pc?source=Computing

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What would happen if Mark Zuckerberg really did 'accidentally create Skynet'?

If you look up in the sky at night, you might notice one of over 1,300 active satellites orbiting the Earth. (There’s also another 3,000 up there that don’t work anymore.)If you believe they are all controlled by human operators, think again.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/what-would-happen-if-mark-zuckerberg-really-did-accidentally-create-skynet.html

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Android is set to overtake Windows as most used operating system

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Microsoft Windows holds the slimmest of margins over Android, and they could trade positions very soon if current trends continue.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/245641-android-set-overtake-windows-used-operating-system?source=Computing

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Samsung executive confirms plans to move appliance manufacturing to the U.S.

Samsung looks to be making moves … right on over to the United States. According to a report from the Korea Herald, the South Korean tech giant is looking into relocating manufacturing facilities for home appliances to the U.S.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/samsung-executive-confirms-plans-to-move-appliance-manufacturing-to-u-s.html

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Electronics store RadioShack files for bankruptcy for second time in 2 years

Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel

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After over a decade, AMD is ready to slug it out with Intel in the high-end workstation and desktop space. Ryzen isn’t a perfect chip, but it packs one hell of a wallop in certain tests.

The post AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245204-amds-ryzen-7-1800x-reviewed-zen-amazing-workstation-chip-1080p-gaming-achilles-heel?source=Computing

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