Hackers breach public school databases, send out threatening texts

Hackers sent out threatening text messages to the parents of students claiming plans for violence at their schools. Although the threats were empty, authorities closed a number of schools just to be safe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/hackers-breach-public-school-databases-send-out-threatening-texts.html

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'I will rape you' post put on Facebook to advertise Instagram

Instagram used a user-generated image which included the text “I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!” to advertise on parent company, Facebook, the latest sign that Facebook’s algorithm needs tweaking.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/22/will-rape-post-put-on-facebook-to-advertise-instagram.html

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Tech Q&A: Text read notifications, eBay alternatives, free office suites and more

Is there a way to know if someone has actually read my text messages? I send them, and people don’t always reply. So maybe they are just not getting my texts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/16/tech-q-text-read-notifications-ebay-alternatives-free-office-suites-and-more.html

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Facebook thinks its new colored backgrounds will make you post more statuses

Facebook wants you to get old-school and use more text. To help encourage you, it is launching a new customization feature that lets you change the background color that appears behind your status on the social network.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/20/facebook-thinks-its-new-colored-backgrounds-will-make-post-more-statuses.html

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Lawsuit: Facebook's plan allowing Zuckerberg to maintain control was flawed

Facebook Inc.’s move to change its capital structure was tainted by secret text messages and meddling from financial advisers that pointed to a process rife with conflicts of interest, according to investor lawsuits filed in Delaware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/10/lawsuit-facebooks-plan-allowing-zuckerberg-to-maintain-control-was-flawed.html

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Apple issues iPhone security update after spyware discovery

The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor’s iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates’ prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/25/apple-issues-iphone-security-update-after-spyware-discovery.html

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Yahoo Publishes NSLs Following Freedom Act Reforms

Yahoo last week published the text of three National Security Letters it received from the FBI in 2013. The letters demand the names, addresses, length of service, and electronic communications transactional records — existing transaction and activity logs and all email header information — of the targets. However, they do not ask for any content — either the subject lines or bodies of emails. Yahoo sent the FBI the name, address and length of service for each of the accounts identified in two of the NSLs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83576.html?rss=1

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Facebook AI Digs Deep Into User Content

Facebook on Wednesday introduced DeepText, an artificial intelligence-fueled text analytics engine. “Text is a prevalent form of communication on Facebook,” wrote Facebook software engineers Ahmad Abdulkader, Aparna Lakshmiratan and Joy Zhang in a post describing its capabilities. “Understanding the various ways text is used on Facebook can help us improve people’s experiences with our products,” they continued, “whether we’re surfacing more of the content that people want to see or filtering out undesirable content like spam.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83573.html?rss=1

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Sprint promises fix for iPhone LTE woes after iOS 9.3 update

Article Image In text messages sent out Thursday, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint said it is working to fix an apparent LTE connectivity issue affecting iPhone 6s users who updated to Apple’s latest iOS 9.3 last week.

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AT&T enables international Wi-Fi calling with iOS 9.3

Article Image Apple iPhone owners who updated their device to iOS 9.3 are being notified via text message of AT&T’s international Wi-Fi calling feature, a service that allows users to place calls to — and receive calls from — the U.S. without incurring airtime charges.

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Don't click an email link or Web link before asking these questions

Clicking or tapping a link in an email, text or on a website is always a bit of a gamble. On the other end could be the information you want to see, or it could be a malicious website, virus-filled download or inappropriate content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/05/dont-click-email-link-or-web-link-before-asking-these-questions.html

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First look: Apple adds voice dictation to latest Apple TV with tvOS 9.2 beta 3

Article Image This week’s release of tvOS 9.2 beta 3 further addresses the device’s text input shortcomings, giving users the ability to enter words using their voice, rather than the onscreen keyboard.

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Pebble Time gets beta voice & preset replies for iPhone text messages

Article Image Pebble has introduced a new beta feature for its Pebble Time smartwatches called Text Reply, allowing iPhone owners to send voice or preset replies in reaction to text messages.

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Simplify Apple TV app & content purchases with a 4-digit passcode, or disable password entry entirely

Article Image Entering text, particularly a complex alphanumeric password, on the new Apple TV’s Siri Remote is, frankly, a pain. Thankfully Apple has included a few convenient workarounds offering both flexibility and security when purchasing content.

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