Twitter notifies 677G users of Russian election propaganda

Over 677,000 people in the US liked, retweeted or followed Twitter accounts possibly tied with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/22/twitter-notifies-677g-users-russian-election-propaganda.html

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20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/20/20-handy-things-didnt-know-google-photos-can-do.html

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Over 1,000 people charged with sharing video of naked teens on Facebook

Danish police have charged more than 1,000 young people for distributing sexually explicit images and videos after being tipped off by Facebook.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/16/over-1000-people-charged-with-sharing-video-naked-teens-on-facebook.html

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New Silicon Valley craze: drinking untreated water

Is drinking “raw water” a great way to get beneficial minerals and microbes removed by filtration—or do people who pay $15 a gallon for untreated water have more money than sense?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/03/new-silicon-valley-craze-drinking-untreated-water.html

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Facebook starts demoting 'engagement bait' posts

Facebook may be used by billions of people, but the content posted isn’t always of the highest quality, and that remains true even when you discount the fake news the social network is trying to stamp out.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/18/facebook-starts-demoting-engagement-bait-posts.html

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The forgotten role of the bicycle in wartime: How soldiers rode into action on two wheels

In many parts of the world the bicycle is the main means of transportation as people commute to work. Cycling, for many people, is a way of life, but it also has deep roots in military history throughout the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/11/forgotten-role-bicycle-in-wartime-how-soldiers-rode-into-action-on-two-wheels.html

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3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo

People used to dream about robot secretaries. Futurists imagined a world where computers obeyed our every command. When the Amazon Echo hit the market, that dream became a reality: Alexa was obedient, personable and all-knowing. She could carry out a myriad of basic tasks, with a personality as professional and unflappable as a human assistant.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/10/3-essential-privacy-settings-for-your-amazon-echo.html

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How to keep mooches and spies off your Wi-Fi network and out of your files

People love to mooch Wi-Fi. They don’t mean any harm. They just find an unprotected signal and sign on. Why not? It’s free, and nobody will even know. Your neighbor won’t mind if you steal a little broadband to watch Netflix, right?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/12/how-to-keep-mooches-and-spies-off-your-wi-fi-network-and-out-your-files.html

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Facebook: Russian-backed content reached 20 million Americans on Instagram

Facebook said Wednesday that about 20 million people Americans may have seen Russian-backed content on Instagram.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/01/facebook-russian-backed-content-reached-20-million-americans-on-instagram.html

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Microsoft Employee Installs Chrome Mid-Demo After Edge Keeps Crashing

It’s the ultimate horror story: You’re trying to do a presentation in front of a group of people, while using *Microsoft Edge.*

The post Microsoft Employee Installs Chrome Mid-Demo After Edge Keeps Crashing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258154-microsoft-employee-installs-chrome-mid-demo-edge-keeps-crashing?source=Computing

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Facebook: Up to 126 million people saw Russian-backed content

Facebook Inc. estimates that about 126 million people may have seen content posted by Russian-backed accounts over more than two years that sought to disrupt American society, the social-media giant plans to tell congressional investigators Tuesday, according to a prepared copy of the remarks obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/30/facebook-up-to-126-million-people-saw-russian-backed-content.html

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This artificial intelligence may start tracking you soon

It’s already 1984 in China.For the last year, the people of Hangzhou, China – a city of more than nine million – have had every moment of their lives tracked.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/27/this-artificial-intelligence-may-start-tracking-soon.html

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Microsoft built a trio of treehouse for its employees on its Washington campus

According to research, people can gain more focus and creativity by being exposed to outdoor settings. So Microsoft has builtbuilt treehouse workspaces for its employees, aspart of the company’s growing “outdoor districts.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/16/microsoft-built-trio-treehouse-for-its-employees-on-its-washington-campus.html

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Microsoft’s Latest App Update Drives Negative Reviews in Windows Store

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You know people have to be upset when they’re going to the trouble of leaving reviews in the Microsoft Store.

The post Microsoft’s Latest App Update Drives Negative Reviews in Windows Store appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257383-microsofts-latest-app-update-drives-negative-reviews-windows-store?source=Computing

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Video: Man films himself atop Bali volcano, angering officials

Indonesian authorities are urging people not to climb the active Mount Agung volcano on Bali after a video of a foreigner standing at the edge of its smoking crater circulated online.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/video-man-films-himself-atop-bali-volcano-angering-officials.html

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Facebook works to improve ad transparency after supposed Russian interference in 2016 election

Facebook said it would hire 1,000 people to help review and remove ads and make the advertising it sells more transparent after $100,000 in Russian-backed ads were purchased in an attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/facebook-works-to-improve-ad-transparency-after-supposed-russian-interference-in-2016-election.html

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