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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HP Caught Installing Spyware on Windows 10 PCs Without Permission

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HP is pushing an update (possibly through Windows Update itself) that installs a telemetry tracker on your system — and it’s doing so without every informing customers that the software has been installed, or explaining what it does.

The post HP Caught Installing Spyware on Windows 10 PCs Without Permission appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259605-hp-caught-installing-spyware-windows-10-systems-without-permission-notification?source=Computing

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Are You Ready for a RoboCEO?


Here’s a disturbing thought: A RoboCEO powered by artificial intelligence — possibly based on IBM’s Watson — could be running some companies within the next decade. Not every company will warm to the idea, to be sure, but it’s conceivable that the practice could begin. Are you ready to work for a RoboCEO? Though it seems farfetched, this idea has started to bubble to the surface, with leaders like Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma apparently taking it seriously. As any technological leap, there’s quite a bit of both good and bad around AI.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84858.html?rss=1

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Intel May Respond to AMD Ryzen With Six-Core i5, i7 CPUs

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New rumors indicate Intel will respond to AMD in the consumer space, possibly with new Core i7 and i5 offerings that add six-core CPUs to Intel’s desktop lines.

The post Intel May Respond to AMD Ryzen With Six-Core i5, i7 CPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252595-intel-may-respond-ryzen-six-core-i5-i7-desktop-processors?source=Computing

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How not to be Mark Zuckerberg dumb about your passwords

A group of hijackers known as OurMine, possibly from Saudi Arabia, briefly took over Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts Sunday (June 5).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/06/how-not-to-be-mark-zuckerberg-dumb-about-your-passwords.html

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Google’s rumored standalone VR headset may employ Movidius chips

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Google is rumored to be taking the plunge and developing a standalone VR headset, possibly using a VPU from startup Movidius.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222951-googles-rumored-standalone-vr-headset-to-employ-movidius-chips

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A look at the 50 best movies currently streaming on Netflix

With Netflix now seemingly obsessed with rolling out original programming as fast as it possibly can, it’s easy to forget that the popular streaming service is still a great place for watching movies. Now the tricky thing is that Netflix’s catalog of films is rather fluid, and is subject to changing drastically even from week to week. And not too long ago, you might remember that Netflix let its licensing deal with Epix lapse, losing thousands of films in the process.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/17/look-at-50-best-movies-currently-streaming-on-netflix.html

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Microsoft thinks you’ll love Windows 10 so much, it downloads it for you — without asking

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Microsoft is so confident you’ll upgrade to Windows 10, it’s downloading it for you — and possibly installing it, too.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/213979-microsoft-thinks-youll-love-windows-10-so-much-it-downloads-it-for-you-without-asking

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Everybody Loves Salesforce


Rumors about Salesforce.com being courted by Microsoft, Oracle and, possibly, Amazon.com have been swirling about Wall Street and Silicon Valley for about a week. However, it’s not clear how much substance there is to the speculation. The buzz began with a report last Wednesday, and analysts ran with it. Oracle stirred the pot Thursday when co-CEO Safra Catz demurred in response to a question about her company’s interest but remarked that an acquisition of Salesforce.com would disrupt the software market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82017.html?rss=1

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Snapchat Hackers Could Be Prosecuted for Child Porn Offenses


Private videos and pictures shared between tens of thousands of Snapchat users — possibly as many as 200,000 — were posted online by hackers over the weekend in an episode dubbed the “Snappening.” Much of the content is sexual, including many nude photos — some possibly of minors. The hackers appear to have gone for maximum embarrassment and humiliation with this particular breach: A document also published online reportedly links many of the hacked images to user names.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81189.html?rss=1

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Google testing video chats with doctors

We all know that Googling your symptoms can lead to a very worrying, and possibly very wrong, diagnosis, but we still do it. However, a new service being tested by the Web giant means you’ll soon be able to discuss your ailment with a doc via a video chat. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/13/google-testing-video-chats-with-doctors/

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How to make the most of iOS 8's new built-in camera features

The iPhone is possibly the most popular camera of any kind in the world, and Apple has made a number of improvements to iOS’s built-in camera app that give mobile photographers even more control. AppleInsider took a look at how users can take advantage of the new features.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3e922f5e/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A90C170Chow0Eto0Emake0Emost0Eof0Eios0E8s0Enew0Ebuilt0Ein0Ecamera0Efeatures/story01.htm

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Apple reportedly adds CVS and Walgreens to list of mobile payment partners

Less than one week before Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone, and possibly “iWatch,” at a special event on Sept. 9, a report on Friday claims the company has inked partnerships with CVS and Walgreens for a rumored mobile payments system debut.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3e317900/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A90C0A50Capple0Ereportedly0Eadds0Ecvs0Eand0Ewalgreens0Eto0Emobile0Epayment0Epartners/story01.htm

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Home Depot All But Confirms Doozy of a Data Breach


Home Depot may have experienced a massive security breach — possibly on a greater scale than last year’s Target breach, which affected an estimated 110 million people. Home Depot on Wednesday said it was investigating the possibility, following security researcher Brian Krebs’ Tuesday alert. Multiple banks earlier on Tuesday had seen indications that Home Depot was the source of a huge new batch of stolen credit and debit cards that had gone on sale in the cybercrime underground.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80989.html?rss=1

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Microsoft Layoff Rumor Gets Mostly Good Vibes


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may launch a massive round of layoffs, possibly this week. Some details reportedly are still being worked out. Layoffs have been widely expected since Microsoft purchased Nokia, and Nadella’s recent memo to Microsoft employees was viewed as a hint they might soon be at hand. The layoffs are long overdue, said Mukul Krishna, digital media senior global director at Frost & Sullivan. What’s more important, however, is what the layoffs are going to achieve. “Microsoft’s structure needs to be more agile,” Krishna said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80739.html?rss=1

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