Twitter uncovers $274K in ad spending by Russian operatives tied to 2016 election

Twitter announced it has uncovered several accounts linked to the same Russian activity on Facebook, as well as $274,000 being spent on ads by a company with ties to the Russian government during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/twitter-uncovers-274k-in-ad-spending-by-russian-operatives-tied-to-2016-election.html

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Facebook uncovers $100G in fake ad spending tied to Russian operatives during 2016 election

Facebook said Wednesday it has uncovered approximately $100,000 in fraudulent ad spending across its network tied to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/06/facebook-uncovers-100g-in-fake-ad-spending-tied-to-russian-operatives-during-2016-election.html

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'Peculiar' signals emerge from nearby star and scientists are baffled by what it could be

Scientists in Puerto Rico at the Arecibo Observatory have uncovered “some very peculiar” radio signals from a nearby star just 11-light years away from Earth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/18/peculiar-signals-emerge-from-nearby-star-and-scientists-are-baffled-by-what-it-could-be.html

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Ancient Aztec temple and ball court uncovered in Mexico City

Archaeologists have uncovered the remnants of a Aztec temple and ceremonial ball court in the heart of Mexico City, according to media reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/ancient-aztec-temple-and-ball-court-uncovered-in-mexico-city.html

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PCs can be hacked via video subtitle files, researchers say

A newly uncovered hacking technique uses malicious subtitle files to take control of a user’s system, preying on popular media player software including VLC, Kodi, and Popcorn Time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/pcs-can-be-hacked-via-video-subtitle-files-researchers-say.html

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Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests

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Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pro tests uncovered an unusual bug, which Apple will patch in an upcoming version of macOS — but it’s not clear that the bug in question relates to generally low battery life that many MacBook Pro users have reported.

The post Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242481-apple-fixes-safari-bug-distorted-consumer-reports-battery-life-tests?source=computing

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This week on AI: Apple Car secrets, iPhone & iPad launch dates, a Dr. Dre TV show & more

Article Image This week more evidence of Apple’s car project was uncovered, while rumors hinted at an Apple Music TV show starring Dr. Dre, as well as a launch date for a new 4-inch iPhone and third-generation iPad Air. Separately, Apple seeded several new betas and was hit with two lawsuits.

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48,000 PCs at Fukushima plant operator TEPCO still run Windows XP

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TEPCO is in hot water over the 2011 Fukushima meltdown, and now an audit has uncovered the company still relies heavily on Windows XP over a year after update support ended.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/204056-48000-pcs-at-fukushima-plant-operator-tepco-still-run-windows-xp

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Apple reimagines the mouse with force sensors, haptic feedback

An Apple patent filing uncovered on Thursday describes an advanced mouse that employs sensors to measure the level and location of force exerted on its main button, as well as haptics systems for providing feedback.



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Apple's iOS 'dishing out a lot of data behind our backs,' security researcher charges

Noted forensic scientist and iOS hacker Jonathan Zdziarski has uncovered a number of undocumented “backdoor” services in Apple’s mobile operating system that he argues could be exploited by law enforcement agencies, the NSA, or other malicious actors to bypass encryption and siphon sensitive personal data from iOS devices.



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