Facebook can't guarantee social media is good for democracy

As Facebook acknowledges it plays a bigger role in society than ever, the company has attempted to try to right some of the wrongs it created, including letting its user base rank the credibility and trustworthiness of news organizations.However, the Mark Zuckerberg-led tech giant admits it isn’t sure whether social media was good for democracy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/22/facebook-cant-guarantee-social-media-is-good-for-democracy.html

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Twitter suspends more than 1,000 Russia-linked accounts

Twitter announced Friday that it has suspended more than 1,000 new accounts linked to Russian-controlled accounts which shared information meant to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/19/twitter-suspends-more-than-1000-russia-linked-accounts.html

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Over 1,000 people charged with sharing video of naked teens on Facebook

Danish police have charged more than 1,000 young people for distributing sexually explicit images and videos after being tipped off by Facebook.

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Study: Community-Owned Broadband Beats Commercial ISPs on Price


Community-owned fiber-to-home broadband networks generally charge less for entry-level service than private providers, according to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, which released its findings last week. Despite lower “teaser rates” private providers offer during the first year of service, publicly-owned fiber-to-the-home networks in 23 of 27 communities examined offered lower-priced service when averaged over four years, researchers working on Berkman’s Responsive Communities project found.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85066.html?rss=1

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Say goodbye to humans behind the wheel. Self-driving cars are coming faster than you think, and the changes they bring will reach far beyond our roads. Meet the companies building our driverless future and find out what to expect when machines take the wheel.

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Why Modern Computers Struggle to Match the Input Latency of an Apple IIe

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A modern PC, regardless of OS, is vastly faster than any 30-40 year-old equipment — so why is an Apple IIe beating all comers in input lag tests?

The post Why Modern Computers Struggle to Match the Input Latency of an Apple IIe appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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'Grinch bots' ruining Christmas for kids asking for high-demand toys

High-tech software is the latest holiday Grinch, making it tougher than ever for parents to find that must-have toy at a regular retail price.

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The FCC Screwed Up! My Firsthand Experience Without Net Neutrality


As a high-tech industry analyst, I have worked from home for more than a decade. As someone who tracks new technology and is always on the lookout for a better communications solution, I migrated to a VoIP service through Vonage early after its introduction. The service was great. I had great call quality and the flexibility to take the service anywhere. That went on until Cox Communications purchased my cable provider. Once Cox took over in our area, the call quality on Vonage deteriorated until the service became unusable.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85017.html?rss=1

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Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries

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Mining Bitcoin now consumes more than 30 terawatt-hours of power globally, which is higher than the individual energy usage of 159 countries.

The post Bitcoin Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/259882-bitcoin-mining-now-uses-power-159-countries?source=Computing

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3 ways to score big holiday discounts online

Surveys suggest that more than half of holiday shopping takes place online, and that figure grows every year. But as blissful as online shopping is, the internet is a sterile environment. Unlike your local shopping mall, you can’t land an online discount by asking for a deal or “knowing a guy.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/26/3-ways-to-score-big-holiday-discounts-online.html

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Offsetting Asymmetry With Automation


In the security world, there is a truism that defense is harder than offense because it’s an asymmetric playing field. The bad guys need only find one path into an environment — one place where everything hasn’t been done perfectly — while those charged with securing that environment need to protect against intrusions everywhere. The asymmetry is apparent in other respects as well. For example, a large percentage of a company’s staff members may go home at night, but attackers can operate from wherever, whenever.

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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In

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Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 packs a much more powerful graphics card than the previous system, but don’t count on using that performance whenever you want it.

The post Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259359-microsofts-surface-book-drains-battery-gaming-even-plugged?source=Computing

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