HPE Gave Russia Deep Dive Into Security Software Used by Pentagon


Hewlett Packard Enterprise reportedly has allowed experts working with Russia to review the source code of cybersecurity software that is used by the U.S. Defense Department. The Pentagon uses HPE’s ArcSight software to protect sensitive computer networks. The review of its code was conducted by Russian firm Echelon on behalf of a Russian defense agency that deals with cybersecurity issues. “All testing was done in HPE controlled sites and entirely under the supervision of HPE’s cybersecurity specialists,” HPE said.

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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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Facebook launches review of video content after horrific Cleveland killing

Facebook says that it will launch a review of its video content after horrific footage showing the killing of an elderly man was posted on the social network Sunday.

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Intel True VR shoots and scores with March Madness coverage

Fox News decided to review Intel True VR to see if it’s worth the price of admission for what’s believed to be the first-ever virtual tickets to a sporting event.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/30/intel-true-vr-shoots-and-scores-with-march-madness-coverage.html

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House Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Binding ISPs


The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the Congressional Review Act, undoing privacy restrictions imposed on Internet service providers during the Obama administration. The Senate passed the CRA last week in a 50-48 vote along party lines. The White House has expressed support for the CRA. “This is one time I believe the White House,” remarked John Simpson, privacy project director at Consumer Watchdog. Privacy advocates have fought against the CRA, warning of its dire consequences, but ISPs and businesses support it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84420.html?rss=1

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Report: Ex-US Attorney General Eric Holder to lead Uber's sexual harassment probe

Uber hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to lead a review of sexual harassment claim made by a female former engineer at the ride-sharing app who alleged her career prospects suffered after she complained about advances from her manager.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/21/report-ex-us-attorney-general-eric-holder-to-lead-ubers-sexual-harassment-probe.html

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Court tosses petsitter's $1M lawsuit over 1-star review

A petsitting company’s attempt to sue for $1 million over a one-star Yelp review got zero stars from a Dallas County district court, which firmly rejected the lawsuit.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/31/court-tosses-petsitter-1m-lawsuit-over-1-star-review.html

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'Pleasantly surprised' man gives jail cell positive TripAdvisor-style review

A new facility in Birmingham, U.K., recently received an impressive review that has been generating plenty of buzz.

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SCOTUS Turns Its Back on Google Books Challenge


The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a petition to review a lower court decision allowing Google to scan and publish excerpts of copyright-protected books without asking for permission from the authors or paying them. The petition, filed at the end of last year, was the latest move in the Guild’s decade-long war with Google, which has maintained that its searchable digital books database is fair use and for the public benefit. The Supreme Court’s decision will harm authors, according to the Guild.

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Supreme Court Denial Closes Apple's E-Book Case


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied without comment Apple’s petition for a review of a lower court ruling that it engaged in price-fixing of e-books. The company must comply with a $450 million settlement it reached with 33 states and territories and a private class of e-book purchasers that, together with the U.S. Department of Justice, sued it over the issue. However, e-book purchasers who were overcharged won’t get their hands on any of the $450 million — most of them would be reimbursed through automatic credits at e-book retailers.

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Poor OEM designs, single-channel RAM sabotage AMD’s Carrizo

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The first full review of multiple Carrizo systems doesn’t find much to be happy about — mostly for reasons beyond AMD’s control. Carrizo improves on Kaveri, but the Intel situation isn’t good.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222662-poor-oem-designs-single-channel-ram-sabotage-amds-carrizo

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Harvard Business Professor: Apple's iPhone isn't as important as it used to be

A recently published article from the Harvard Business Review takes the position that Apple’s influence in and impact on the smartphone industry is waning. Whereas Apple once set the tone for the smartphone industry at large, Professor Juan Pablo Vazquez Sampere now argues that Apple “has begun to compete on the same terms as Samsung and the other smartphone providers.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/03/harvard-business-professor-apples-iphone-isnt-as-important-as-it-used-to-be.html

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Amazon sues more than 1,000 people over allegedly fake product reviews

“I will post awesome review on your Amazon product, Kindle book, ebook, etc…” If you posted that ad, watch out—Amazon is suing you and more than 1,000 others for allegedly offering to provide fake reviews on the retailer’s website, Mashable reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/19/amazon-sues-more-than-1000-people-over-allegedly-fake-product-reviews.html

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AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone 6s, talks 3D Touch, music subscriptions, more

Article Image On this week’s AppleInsider podcast, Dan talks about his final review unit of the iPhone 6s, Mikey has three new iPhones, and we talk 3D Touch, El Capitan, whether or not to subscribe to Apple Music, and Aaron Sorkin’s tiff with Tim Cook.

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Lockheed Martin just cleared a key hurdle in the construction of its futuristic 'Space Fence'

After a rigorous three-day demonstration and testing review, the United States Air Force just officially signed off on Lockheed Martin’s revolutionary space debris surveillance system, the Space Fence.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/01/lockheed-martin-just-cleared-key-hurdle-in-construction-its-futuristic-space/

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Justice Department to review use of stingrays, other surveillance equipment

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The Justice Department has announced that it will review its use of stingrays and other surveillance technologies — a baby step in the right direction, but a far cry from what’s needed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/204887-justice-department-will-review-use-of-stingrays-other-surveillance-equipment

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