Maine governor sued for deleting Facebook comments

Paul LePage uses his Facebook page to perform government business, so blocking people who disagree with him ‘constitutes… government censorship,’ the ACLU says.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/maine-governor-sued-for-deleting-facebook-comments.html

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A Boston Dynamics robot fell off a stage and the audience loved it

People love it when a humanoid robot bites the dust, so enjoy the moment Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot took an unexpected tumble. The fall happened at a recent conference that was supposed to demonstrate the robot’s abilities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/boston-dynamics-robot-fell-off-stage-and-audience-loved-it.html

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Password guru has new advice for keeping your data safe

Bill Burr, who advised people to use passwords full of obscure characters, capital letters and numbers, has new advice for keeping your data safe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/password-guru-has-new-advice-for-keeping-your-data-safe.html

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5 insider tricks for a better Facebook experience

In many ways, Facebook has become a parallel universe. Millions of people use the app on their phones. Millions of others never think to log out. Entire businesses are run through Facebook, and some institutions use a Facebook page instead of an actual website. Though there are many methods of instant communication, Facebook users routinely use Messenger to write or call friends all over the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/22/5-insider-tricks-for-better-facebook-experience.html

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YouTube redirecting potential Isis recruits to anti-terrorist content

The platform will redirect people searching for violent extremist content to videos that confront and discredit extremist messaging and mythology.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/21/youtube-redirecting-potential-isis-recruits-to-anti-terrorist-content.html

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Google Street View will now let you wander about the International Space Station like you're an astronaut

A lot of people dream of being an astronaut but never make it. Fear not though — Google has your back.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/google-street-view-will-now-let-wander-about-international-space-station-like-youre-astronaut.html

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Fake Ryzen Chips Now Popping Up on Amazon, eBay

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AMD’s new Ryzen CPU is popular, but that’s got a downside — scammers are showing up online to bilk people out of their cash by relabeling cheap Celerons as AMD processors.

The post Fake Ryzen Chips Now Popping Up on Amazon, eBay appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252674-fake-ryzen-chips-now-popping-amazon-ebay?source=Computing

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Washington State University warns 1 million about stolen hard drive containing personal data

Washington State University sent letters earlier this month to 1 million people warning them they could be at risk of identity theft after a hard drive was in a locked safe that was stolen more than a month go.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/washington-state-university-warns-1-million-about-stolen-hard-drive-containing-personal-data.html

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Amazon Courts Low-Income Customers With Deep Prime Discount


Amazon has introduced a Prime membership priced at $5.99 monthly for people on government assistance who have a valid EBT card. A Prime membership ordinarily costs $10.99 per month, or $99 per year. The EBT card is used to disburse funds for a variety of government assistance programs, including TANF, SNAP and WIC. Consumers have to qualify for the discount program every 12 months, and may take advantage of it for up to four years. Prime offers unlimited fast, free two-day shipping on more than 50 million eligible items, and other benefits.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84589.html?rss=1

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Waze expanding carpool service to all of California

The platform connects you with people from your community, so you might make a new local friend or wind up carpooling with a neighbor or colleague you already know.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/waze-expanding-carpool-service-to-all-california.html

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Telegram app reportedly involved as ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester attack

Hours after a deadly attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) claimed responsibility, posting a statement about it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/telegram-app-reportedly-involved-as-isis-claims-responsibility-for-manchester-attack.html

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Free alternatives to Microsoft Word, Photoshop and more

For years, people have grumbled about the price of software. Adobe products have always been expensive, and many customers were agitated when the company shifted to “Creative Cloud,” which meant a monthly or annual subscription. Meanwhile, Microsoft Office is a staple for computers everywhere, but the price tag often irritates people who just want a decent word processor.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/20/free-alternatives-to-microsoft-word-photoshop-and-more.html

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Google Home can now support up to six different accounts

Now, up to six people can connect their accounts to one Google Home, and the speaker will recognize each person’s voice and respond accordingly.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/google-home-can-now-support-up-to-six-different-accounts.html

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AI app knows when couples are fighting, may someday predict (and prevent) conflict

Bickering isn’t abnormal but it’s often unproductive, so most people want to avoid petty fights with their partner if possible. Someday soon a smartphone app may help by predicting conflict before it occurs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/ai-app-knows-when-couples-are-fighting-may-someday-predict-and-prevent-conflict.html

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AI Confusion Widespread Among Consumers


Most people think they know what the term “artificial intelligence” means, based on the results of a survey Pegasystems released Tuesday. However, their responses suggested that they probably don’t fully understand how it’s being used today, including in the customer service realm. Researchers polled 6,000 adult consumers in the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany. Seventy-two percent of the survey participants said they understood what was meant by “artificial intelligence.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84432.html?rss=1

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