#SchumerShutdown was Russian bots' top hashtag, group says

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C. were close to a resolution to reopen the government, President Donald Trump got a boost from Russian bots in his quest to blame the shutdown on Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/22/schumershutdown-was-russian-bots-top-hashtag-group-says.html

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Facebook, YouTube and Twitter warned about new type of extremism as lawmakers grill them

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were warned about an insidious new form of online extremism on Capitol Hill as they sought to push back on the notion that they aren’t doing enough to rid their platforms of terrorists and hate-filled content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/facebook-youtube-and-twitter-warned-about-new-type-extremism-as-lawmakers-grill-them.html

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Drone ban: FAA adds to the list of places where you can’t fly your bird

The FAA has banned drone flights over nuclear sites … not that you were thinking about flying your machine over such a facility, of course. Violators face criminal charges, the FAA confirmed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/19/drone-ban-faa-adds-to-list-places-where-can-t-fly-your-bird.html

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Firefighters slam YouTube prankster who 'cemented' a microwave oven to his head

Firefighters in the U.K. have slammed a prankster’s “irresponsible” behavior after they were called out to rescue a man who had cemented a microwave oven on his head in a YouTube stunt.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/08/firefighters-slam-youtube-prankster-who-cemented-microwave-oven-to-his-head.html

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Advertisers flee YouTube over videos exploiting children, 'disturbing' autofill results

Major companies have suspended advertising campaigns on YouTube after their ads were displayed with videos depicting children in threatening situations—while the tech giant investigates ‘disturbing’ autofill results that users flagged over the weekend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/27/advertisers-flee-youtube-over-videos-exploiting-children-disturbing-autofill-results.html

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Facebook tool will show the Russian propaganda you fell for

Wondering if you were duped by the Russian-backed propaganda posted to Facebook to sow discord during the 2016 presidential election?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/24/facebook-tool-will-show-russian-propaganda-fell-for.html

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The Extinction Event That Wiped Out the Dinosaurs Almost Didn’t Happen

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A new study suggests the chances of our existing in the first place were extremely low. The dinosaur-killing asteroid that eventually led to the rise of mammals hit exactly where it needed to.

The post The Extinction Event That Wiped Out the Dinosaurs Almost Didn’t Happen appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258796-extinction-event-wiped-dinsoaurs-almost-didnt-happen?source=Computing

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5 Ways Etailers Can Make Online Shoppers Feel Safe


At least 145 million Americans — half the United States population — were impacted by a data breach at Equifax that netted thieves personal information such as names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security Numbers and driver’s license numbers. That pales in comparison to the earlier Yahoo breaches, which affected more than 1 billion accounts. However, those incidents may be just the tip of a very large iceberg, as reports of data breaches just keep on coming. “Consumer confidence is at an all-time low,” said Generali COO Paige Schaffer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84941.html?rss=1

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Here are the Russian Facebook ads you might have seen during the election

The ads, which were seen by at least 10 million Americans, according to Facebook, are most likely associated with the Russian “troll farm” Internet Research Agency.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/02/here-are-russian-facebook-ads-might-have-seen-during-election.html

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It's official: We'll never know how the FBI hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

It seems like ages ago, but it was only last year that Apple and the FBI were embroiled in a bitter legal dispute regarding an iPhone 5c which belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/its-official-well-never-know-how-fbi-hacked-san-bernardino-iphone.html

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Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer


The 911 emergency number was created when telephones were connected by wires, before cellphones or VoIP in the home, and before Multi-Line Telephone Systems in the enterprise. In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. However, in 2017, dialing 911 unfortunately is no guarantee that a call for help will reach a 911 service that can identify the location of the caller immediately. When consumers dropped land lines and started using Internet phone services, a 911 problem surfaced.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84752.html?rss=1

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