Google questioned by UK election watchdog over Russian meddling in Brexit

The U.K.’s election watchdog has asked Google for information related to Russia’s alleged meddling in Brexit and the broader problem of fake news.

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Amazon's delivery drones could live on trains and ships, latest patent shows

Amazon has patented a range of ideas related to its drone delivery service, some wackier than others. The latest describes a network of train- and ship-based facilities to maintain its drones and also act as a hub for deliveries.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/amazons-delivery-drones-could-live-on-trains-and-ships-latest-patent-shows.html

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Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy

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Microsoft is facing another class-action lawsuit for its upgrade practices related to Windows 10.

The post Microsoft faces new class-action lawsuit over its Windows 10 upgrade policy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Hackers to be charged in Yahoo security breach

U.S. officials are planning to unveil charges Wednesday related to the theft of personal data that affected hundreds of millions of Yahoo users and disrupted the company’s sale to Verizon, according to people familiar with the matter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/15/hackers-to-be-charged-in-yahoo-security-breach.html

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Toshiba Plunges on Massive Nuclear Writedown, Earnings Delay


Toshiba shares fell 8 percent on Tuesday as the company took a $6.3 billion writedown related to its struggling nuclear power business and delayed the release of its fiscal third-quarter earnings. Shigenori Shiga, Toshiba’s chairman and representative executive officer, resigned effective Wednesday, the company said. His resignation in part reflects management taking responsibility for the loss of goodwill and the impairment related to Westinghouse’s acquisition of CB&I Stone & Webster from the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. N.V.

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Apple ‘fixed’ the MacBook Pro’s battery life issue by removing the ‘time remaining’ clock

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Apple has dealt with the problems related to battery life in macOS Sierra by removing the “time remaining” estimation that tells you how much battery life your system has left. If you think this seems like an odd way to address the problem, you’re not alone.

The post Apple ‘fixed’ the MacBook Pro’s battery life issue by removing the ‘time remaining’ clock appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/241020-apple-fixed-macbook-pros-battery-life-issue-removing-time-remaining-clock?source=Computing

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Backblaze vets 8TB drives, releases updated hard drive reliability data

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Backblaze has released an updated set of hard drive failure rates and other related statistics. 8TB drives are now in wide deployment and performing well thus far.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232880-backblaze-vets-8tb-drives-releases-updated-hard-drive-reliability-data

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Microsoft slapped with class-action lawsuits over Windows 10 upgrade practices

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Microsoft is facing class-action lawsuits related to its Windows 10 upgrade practices — one from within the US, and one from Israel.

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Facebook denies ‘systematic’ content bias, but admits possibility of rogue employees

Facebook says that it has found no evidence of ‘systematic’ political bias related to its Trending Topics section, but acknowledges the possibility that rogue employees could have impacted the controversial feature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/24/facebook-denies-systematic-content-bias-but-admits-possibility-rogue-employees.html

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Apple halts iOS 9.3 updates for older iPads, iPhones after activation issues

Article Image After owners of older iPhones and iPads complained of activation errors related to Apple’s recently released iOS 9.3 update, which rendered their devices unusable, the company on Thursday recognized the issue and paused downloads for affected models as it works on a fix.

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Apple participated in search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Article Image As part of testimony related to the ongoing San Bernardino iPhone encryption debate, Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell on Tuesday told members of the House Judiciary Committee that the company offered technical assistance to investigators searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after the plane was declared missing in 2014.

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Obama administration, FBI must act to restore US government's credibility in Apple's encryption debate

Article Image Actions by the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the past month related to the San Bernardino encryption issue demonstrate a shocking level of dishonest and callous disregard for the nation’s core principles of democracy. FBI director James B. Comey should issue a formal apology or resign his post, AppleInsider’s Daniel Eran Dilger argues.

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Apple registers apple.car, apple.auto and apple.cars domain names

Article Image Whether related to CarPlay or the heavily rumored Apple Car, Apple this week registered a trio of automotive-focused domain names, in a move that will surely fuel further speculation about “Project Titan.”

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Nvidia confirms G-Sync displays trigger massive power consumption bug

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Nvidia has confirmed that its current drivers have a bug related to G-Sync and high refresh rates, but are promising a solution with an upcoming driver update.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/217750-nvidia-confirms-g-sync-displays-trigger-massive-power-consumption-bug

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Former Stanford professor makes $1.7M as Apple University faculty, court filings reveal

Fallout related to a civil suit against the dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business this week reveals former professor James Phills was hired away by Apple University in 2012, where he earns more than $1.7 million per year as a full time faculty member.

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Canadian police appeal to Ashley Madison hackers to help in possibly-related 'suicide' investigations

Toronto police reportedly have received reports of two suicides related to the hacking of cheating website Ashley Madison.

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It's Time to Investigate Cyber Insurance


Almost every day there are reports of cyber intrusions, attacks, and related security breaches. If your company does not have the right insurance, it could be even more of a disaster. For example, according to regulatory filings, at the time of Target’s cyber breach in 2014, it had about US$100 million in insurance coverage with a $10 million deductible, but that did not even make a dent in the estimated losses of $1 billion. What company can afford not to have insurance for a potential cyber disaster? Let’s look at some protective measures that can be taken to safeguard your business.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81710.html?rss=1

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September Apple Watch, iPhone 6 event cost Apple more than $1M – report

Apple accrued more than $1 million in fees for construction, rental, and security related to the Sept. 9 event at which it unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, according to paperwork revealed on Wednesday.



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Apple awarded patent for magnetic power that could wirelessly energize keyboards & mice

Apple on Tuesday was officially awarded a patent related to wireless, magnetic power systems that could one day in the future allow low-power devices like keyboards and mice to be powered over the air, without any physical contact or even battery necessary.



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