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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$14M initiative to fight fake news includes Facebook, Mozilla

The News Integrity Initiative is aimed at ‘helping people make informed judgments about the news they read and share online.’

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/03/14m-initiative-to-fight-fake-news-includes-facebook-mozilla.html

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3 ways to check out your neighbors

You can live next to people for years and never get to know them. Who are they? What are they doing just beyond that picket fence? They may look normal enough, but are your children safe around them? Do they have a malevolent past?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/25/3-ways-to-check-out-your-neighbors.html

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Military personnel data leaked in Dun & Bradstreet database

The huge leak of a Dun & Bradstreet database containing the details of almost 33.7 million people includes over 100,000 military personnel according to the security researcher who reported the leak.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/military-personnel-data-leaked-in-dun-bradstreet-database.html

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Facebook tightens privacy, bans developers from harnessing data for surveillance

Facebook, saying it is “committed to building a community where people can feel safe making their voices heard,” updated its privacy policies on Monday to state unambiguously that developers are forbidden from using its data to create surveillance tools.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/facebook-tightens-privacy-bans-developers-from-harnessing-data-for-surveillance.html

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Is President Trump racist? Google Assistant has an answer for that

As people seek affirmation of their political beliefs in an increasingly polarized nation with accusations of fake news from both sides, smart device AI (artificial intelligence) is more than happy to comply.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/10/is-president-trump-racist-google-assistant-has-answer-for-that.html

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Rattle cattle with a drone in this US state and you could end up in the slammer

Remotely controlled copters can be great fun, but a few people can’t help but use them for nefarious purposes. Intimidating cattle is apparently now a thing, and one U.S. state wants to throw perpetrators in jail.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/01/rattle-cattle-with-drone-in-this-us-state-and-could-end-up-in-slammer.html

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'Dopey' and 'Bashful'? Twitterverse suggests names for newly-found exoplanets

People are taking to Twitter to suggest 7 names for the 7 newly-discovered Earth-size planets announced by NASA this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/24/dopey-and-bashful-twitterverse-suggests-names-for-newly-found-exoplanets.html

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Apple rumored to announce complete refresh of iPad lineup this spring

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eBay founder throws $500G into experiment on income

The concept of basic income is a simple idea: Impoverished people receive a fixed amount of money on a regular basis to pay for necessities such as food, clothing, and housing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/13/ebay-founder-throws-500g-into-experiment-on-income.html

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