One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans.

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WeChat apologizes after turning 'black foreigner' into racial slur

Popular Chinese messaging app WeChat has apologized after a software glitch used the N-word in a translation for “black foreigner.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/13/wechat-apologizes-after-turning-black-foreigner-into-racial-slur.html

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SpaceX is getting really good at launching and landing recycled rockets

SpaceX is getting really good at launching and landing used rockets, achieving the feat for the third time this year on Wednesday. CEO Elon Musk said he wants to cut the turnaround time for reflights from months to just 24 hours.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/12/spacex-is-getting-really-good-at-launching-and-landing-recycled-rockets.html

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Mozilla gave $100,000 to secure email platform harnessed by Antifa groups

Mozilla has awarded $100,000 to RiseUp, a secure communication platform widely used by anti-fascist groups.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/mozilla-gave-100000-to-secure-email-platform-harnessed-by-antifa-groups.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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Brain-like neural networks study space-time distortions at breakneck speed

Researchers have used brain-like “neural networks” to analyze key distortions in space-time 10 million times faster than conventional methods can do so.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/brain-like-neural-networks-study-space-time-distortions-at-breakneck-speed.html

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Sonic weapons reported in Cuba: Could sound be harnessed in an attack?

Reports that a mysterious sonic weapon has been used to target American diplomats in Cuba are puzzling scientists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/24/sonic-weapons-reported-in-cuba-could-sound-be-harnessed-in-attack.html

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Scientists create 'molecular black hole' in laboratory using world's most powerful x-ray beam

The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam has been used to create a tiny microscopic “black hole.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/05/scientists-create-molecular-black-hole-in-laboratory-using-worlds-most-powerful-x-ray-beam.html

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3D printers are now able to print body parts

One of the most promising cutting-edge technologies, 3D printers are used to print toys, shoes, auto parts, guns, and gears, and pretty much anything you can conjure up. Now, they’re able to print flesh and bone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/3d-printers-are-now-able-to-print-body-parts.html

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Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought

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Last week, Intel disclosed a serious security flaw that could be used to gain remote access to business computers without the OS ever knowing such access had occurred. Now we know the situation is even worse than we thought.

The post Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248919-major-intel-security-flaw-serious-first-thought?source=Computing

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Uber reportedly used secret program to track Lyft drivers

A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed “Hell’ to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/uber-reportedly-used-secret-program-to-track-lyft-drivers.html

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Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks

iPhone malware

The last round of leaks covered the covert tools used by the CIA to exploit Android, Windows, and other platforms. This time it’s Apple’s turn in the spotlight.

The post Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246425-latest-wikileaks-docs-show-cia-hacked-iphones-macbooks?source=Computing

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