Fitness tracking data on Strava app reveal US military bases details, sparking security concerns

Data from fitness trackers that clearly show the movement of personnel at U.S. military bases is sparking major concern, with experts citing potential dangers to base security.

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Google's Ad Mute Option Could Be a Valuable Messaging Tool


Google on Thursday announced a new feature that will let users mute so-called
“reminder ads” in third-party apps and websites that are powered by
its ad engine. It plans to expand this feature to its own services, including Gmail, YouTube and Google Search, in the coming months. The new tool is the latest addition to Google’s dashboard for ad controls, first launched as Ads Preferences Manager back in 2009. The addition of Ad Settings and Mute This Ad will allow users essentially to block certain ads on Google, on websites and in apps.

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George Soros slams Google, Facebook, says they're 'menace' to society

Further adding fuel to the fire that is currently engulfing social media and the tech sector, billionaire investor George Soros has slammed Facebook and Google, calling them a “menace” and “obstacles to innovation.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/26/george-soros-slams-google-facebook-says-theyre-menace-to-society.html

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People Are Using a Neural Network App to Create Fake Celebrity Porn

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Machine learning has become so advanced that a handful of developers have created a tool called FakeApp that can create convincing “face swap” videos. And of course, they’re using it to make porn.

The post People Are Using a Neural Network App to Create Fake Celebrity Porn appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/262828-people-using-neural-network-app-create-fake-celebrity-porn?source=Computing

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Apple's latest iOS update lets you turn off battery throttling, among other features

Apple said Wednesday that a major update for its iPhone software is coming this spring, including a modification that addresses performance of older iPhones and another that adds new augmented reality features.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/24/apples-latest-ios-update-lets-turn-off-battery-throttling-among-other-features.html

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Apple HomePod, Apple's next big product, is coming next month

Rumors have been swirling as of late that Apple is getting ready to release its new Amazon Echo and Google Home rival very soon, and now we have an official launch date for the HomePod.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/23/apple-homepod-apples-next-big-product-is-coming-next-month.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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Google to Ding Sluggish Sites in Mobile Search Rankings


Google has announced that page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches, starting in July. Speed already has been a factor in desktop search rankings. Soon, as part of Google’s new “Speed Update,” page loading time will be factored in when ranking mobile search results as well. The change will affect only pages that deliver what the slowest experience, and thus should affect only a small percentage of searches. Sites that are very slow will be down-ranked, but it is not clear whether extremely fast sites will earn a rankings boost.

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Few Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication

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Data from a Google engineer shows that just 10 percent of users have enabled two-factor authentication, with only slightly more deploying a password manager. Security advocates hate him.

The post Few Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/262400-few-gmail-users-enable-two-factor-authentication?source=Computing

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Apple supply workers describe noxious hazards, unsafe conditions at China factory

Workers at a Chinese company that produces iPhone casings for Apple stand for up to 10 hours per day in over-heated spaces, handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper protection.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/apple-supply-workers-describe-noxious-hazards-unsafe-conditions-at-china-factory.html

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Google’s AutoML Creates Machine Learning Models Without Programming Experience

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The gist of Cloud AutoML is that almost anyone can bring a catalog of images, import tags for the images, and create a functional machine learning model based on that.

The post Google’s AutoML Creates Machine Learning Models Without Programming Experience appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262265-googles-automl-creates-machine-learning-models-without-programming-experience?source=Computing

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Mark Zuckerberg says DACA situation is 'a basic question of whether our government works'

On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed optimism that resolving the situation surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be resolved, but also noted it is “a basic question of whether our government works.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/17/mark-zuckerberg-says-daca-situation-is-basic-question-whether-our-government-works.html

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Bitcoin miners have extracted 80 percent of all the bitcoins there will ever be

With 21 million being the maximum potential number of the cryptocurrency that will ever exist, we’re edging ever closer toward that number. The latest milestone reached was the 80 percent mark, with 16.8 million coins mined.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/15/bitcoin-miners-have-extracted-80-percent-all-bitcoins-there-will-ever-be.html

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Namogoo CEO Chemi Katz: Malware Can Ruin the Customer Journey


“The customer journey is the journey that e-commerce customers go on when they come to a site, and hopefully it ends with buying a product,” said Chemi Katz, CEO of Namogoo. “Hijacking interferes with the customer’s journey. It can be a pop-up that the company didn’t put there, or something that will lead a customer out of the website. It’s any interference that doesn’t come from the e-commerce business itself, but from a third party that does it for malicious reasons and to make money. It’s important to prevent it.”

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