Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle

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Lenovo has settled the case brought by the FTC and 32 states over its Superfish software and the security it broke with its own lax practices. The company faces no significant penalty for its actions.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255086-lenovo-settlement-superfish?source=Computing

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Enterprise SaaS Market Skyrockets: Report


The enterprise SaaS market grew 31 percent year over year, totaling almost $15 billion in revenue in Q2 2017, according to Synergy Research. Collaboration was the highest growth segment. Microsoft is the clear leader in overall enterprise SaaS revenues, having overtaken Salesforce a year ago. Microsoft’s acquisition last year of LinkedIn gave its SaaS operations a significant boost. “Across its whole business, Microsoft has a good cloud-oriented vision in place and is executing strongly,” said John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84785.html?rss=1

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Elon Musk thinks artificial intelligence could cause World War III

Renowned for his concerns over artificial intelligence and its potential negative impact on humanity, tech titan Elon Musk has made his most concerning comments yet surrounding AI.It could be the cause of World War 3.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/elon-musk-thinks-artificial-intelligence-could-cause-world-war-iii.html

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Google may take on Surface and MacBook laptops with the Chromebook Pixel

Google may have moved over some of its Project Bison plans to a newly rumored Chromebook Pixel laptop. If true, it would mean new competition for the likes of Apple’s MacBooks and Microsoft’s Surface range.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/23/google-may-take-on-surface-and-macbook-laptops-with-chromebook-pixel.html

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Apple readies $1B war chest for Hollywood programming

Apple Inc. has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to people familiar with the matter—a sign of how serious the iPhone maker is about making a splash in Hollywood.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/apple-readies-1b-war-chest-for-hollywood-programming.html

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Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter again, says it's 'doing great damage' to retailers

For the second time in a little over a month, President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to attack Amazon over taxes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/trump-attacks-amazon-on-twitter-again-says-its-doing-great-damage-to-retailers.html

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Billionaire space prospectors are racing to mine the moon, and that's a good thing

Over the next 10 years, space-age prospectors will fly to the moon in hopes of striking it rich. And this interplanetary cash-grab might just be the key to human survival, centuries down the line.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/24/billionaire-space-prospectors-are-racing-to-mine-moon-and-thats-good-thing.html

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Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs

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Over two years ago, Microsoft promised to provide Windows 10 updates to all hardware over the supported lifetime of the device. That vague phrase has begun to have consequences.

The post Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252777-microsoft-kills-windows-10-feature-update-support-pcs-tablets?source=Computing

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Drone operator near wildfire facing felony charges

Days after a drone forced firefighting aircraft out of the sky over a raging wildfire in Arizona, the drone’s pilot is facing charges, the AP reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/03/drone-operator-near-wildfire-facing-felony-charges.html

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How to fix it when sites show you the wrong ads and recommendations

“You might also like…”This mantra is spread all over the internet, because services are always recommending things to you: songs, books, articles, movies, boots … even bed frames. Ads and suggestions seem to follow you everywhere. On social media, algorithms control even the news and updates you see on your screen.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/02/how-to-fix-it-when-sites-show-wrong-ads-and-recommendations.html

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Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed

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Microsoft suffered a significant hack and data leak over the weekend, but the size and scale of the problem may have been smaller than initially reported.

The post Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251640-microsoft-confirms-windows-code-leak-size-details-disputed?source=Computing

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Robert Kraft says football's future is via livestreaming

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the future of NFL broadcasts is in “over the top” deals like the livestreaming agreement the NFL signed with Amazon this spring.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/robert-kraft-says-footballs-future-is-via-livestreaming.html

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WannaCry virus inadvertenly helps Australian drivers avoid speeding tickets

Despite taking down more than 300,000 computers around the world in over 150 countries, affecting countless organizations, the WannaCry ransomware may have helped some unwitting Australian motorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/wannacry-virus-inadvertenly-helps-australian-drivers-avoid-speeding-tickets.html

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Apple Accused of Misleading Customers Entitled to Repairs, Replacements

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Apple is facing a lawsuit over its handling of the Error 53 issue, after allegedly lying about its own legal requirements and obligations.

The post Apple Accused of Misleading Customers Entitled to Repairs, Replacements appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250513-apple-accused-misrepresenting-error-53-issue-customers-entitled-repairs-replacements?source=Computing

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