Twitter suspension: Here are a few accounts that have been deactivated

Under the handle @nero, the technology editor at Breitbart was permanently banned from Twitter after his repeated tweets against Ghostbuster actress Leslie Jones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/twitter-suspension-here-are-few-accounts-that-have-been-deactivated.html

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E-Commerce Firms: Get Ready for New Privacy Laws


The Federal Trade Commission regulates privacy in the United States, and under the FTC rules, a website need not have a privacy policy at all. However, a website must comply with and not violate its policy if it has one. ifeLock learned that lesson the hard way when ” target=”_blank”>the FTC sued it for failing to abide by its privacy policy. How do other countries’ privacy laws apply to U.S. businesses? Time will tell, as the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect in May of next year.

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Police in Israel arrest Palestinian over mistranslated 'good morning' Facebook post

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Kids under 8 watch less TV, spend more time on mobile devices, study finds

The amount of time children under eight years old spend on mobile devices has more than tripled over the past four years, a new study has found.

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Google developed its own mobile chip to help smartphones take better photos

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There’s a lot going on under the hood of your smartphone camera every time you push the button

The Google Pixel 2 does a lot of processing work on each photo as part of its HDR+ platform.

The original article can be found here: https://www.popsci.com/google-pixel-visual-core-smartphone-chip?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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SpaceX BFR: Fly anywhere on Earth in under an hour

Elon Musk believes humans should be able to travel anywhere on Earth in under an hour, and for that trip to cost roughly the same as an economy airline ticket.

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The Pirate Bay Takes Heat for Testing Monero Mining


The Pirate Bay has come under fire for testing a Monero javascript miner as a possible means for generating new revenue to replace its current model of making money through advertising on the site. It reportedly hijacked the processing power of its own users to help generate revenue. Monero is an open source digital currency, like bitcoin, with one important difference. “Monero is one of the few valuable cryptocurrencies that can be mined with CPU power,” noted Sherrod DeGrippo, director, emerging threats, at Proofpoint.

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AMD Replaces Ryzen CPUs for Users Affected By Rare Linux Bug

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A rare bug has been causing stability issues for Ryzen 7 under certain heavy compiler workloads while running Linux. AMD is replacing the CPUs of affected customers.

The post AMD Replaces Ryzen CPUs for Users Affected By Rare Linux Bug appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks

Microsoft has announced the first shipping laptops with Windows 10 S at a price tag under $300, but its own partners don’t seem to have gotten the message.

The post Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253619-microsoft-lenovo-team-ship-sub-300-windows-10-s-notebooks?source=Computing

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AMD Reveals Why Threadripper CPUs Have 4 Dies Under the Hood

AMD has explained why there are four die under Threadripper’s hood, and it’s not what we thought: Two of the four “die” apparently aren’t CPUs at all.

The post AMD Reveals Why Threadripper CPUs Have 4 Dies Under the Hood appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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New Cybersecurity Policy Will Impact Federal IT Market


Federal agencies already under the gun to modernize their information technology capabilities have a new set of standards to meet as a result of an executive order President Donald Trump issued this spring. The directive not only will affect agency managers in their IT operations and acquisition activities, but also will have a significant effect on IT vendors. The Trump initiative “adds another important piece to the U.S. federal IT modernization puzzle,” said Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner.

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Experts discuss the exponentially worsening space debris problem

In under 25 years, the amount of junk big enough to destroy a spacecraft has more than doubled, according to scientists who met at the seventh European Conference on Space Debris in Germany this week.

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Twitter accused of deleting tweets slamming United Airlines

Twitter is coming under fire for allegedly deleting tweets critical of United Airlines following Sunday’s controversial incident where a passenger was forcibly removed from a flight.

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Despite Intense Scrutiny, Uber Lays Another Egg


Already under the microscope for claims of sexual harassment and questionable labor practices, Uber said it would ban the use of a controversial technology to block regulatory authorities from monitoring its operations. The company’s “greyballing” technology is designed to hide the standard city app view in specific cases — for example, from former riders blocked for being abusive. However, some drivers have used it to circumvent local regulators, a practice that Uber no longer will allow, according to Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan.

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US Rep Likens Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to 'Tyranny'


The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come under increasing fire from Republican lawmakers who now have the Trump administration to back their efforts. Long-time critic Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R.-Texas, who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, compared the bureau to a tyranny in a recent interview. Hensarling reportedly is preparing a new version of the Financial Choice Act — the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act — that would include CFPB reforms.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84319.html?rss=1

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How to stop Windows 10 from automatically rebooting after updates

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Tired of Windows 10 rebooting out from under you while you try to get work done? There’s a solution for that.

The post How to stop Windows 10 from automatically rebooting after updates appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243620-stop-windows-10-automatically-rebooting-updates?source=Computing

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Yahoo hack: The 'Exxon Valdez of security breaches'

Yahoo is coming under fire from security experts after the tech giant confirmed that more than one billion customer accounts have been compromised in a massive data breach.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/15/yahoo-hack-exxon-valdez-security-breaches.html

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