Facebook works to improve ad transparency after supposed Russian interference in 2016 election

Facebook said it would hire 1,000 people to help review and remove ads and make the advertising it sells more transparent after $100,000 in Russian-backed ads were purchased in an attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/facebook-works-to-improve-ad-transparency-after-supposed-russian-interference-in-2016-election.html

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Twitter tests expanding character limit to 280, up from 140

Twitter announced that it would be testing a new feature “with a small group” that would let them send tweets of up to 280 characters, double the current amount.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/twitter-tests-expanding-character-limit-to-280-up-from-140.html

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Facebook will release Russia-linked ads to Congress, Mark Zuckerberg says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network would hand over the political ads that were purchased by Russian operatives to Congress.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/21/facebook-will-release-russia-linked-ads-to-congress-mark-zuckerberg-says.html

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Facebook revamps policies after anti-Semitic ad targeting scandal

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced the social networking giant would strengthen its ad targeting policies after a recent scandal which let ad buyers target anti-Semitic categories.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/facebook-revamps-policies-after-anti-semitic-ad-targeting-scandal.html

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NASA bombshell: Government agency admits it can't pay for humans to go to Mars

NASA has long said it would be able to send a manned mission to Mars, sometime during the 2030s. Now, in a bombshell announcement, the space agency has admitted it can’t afford the price tag.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/14/nasa-bombshell-government-agency-admits-it-cant-pay-for-humans-to-go-to-mars.html

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Consumers Will Pay to Be Pleased: Survey

Eighty percent of participants in a recent Capgemini consumer survey said they would pay more for a better customer experience, and 9 percent were willing to pay up to 50 percent more. Researchers polled 3,300 customers of 125 companies in the utilities, consumer products, retail, retail banking, and Internet-based services sectors. Among the respondents were 450 senior executives from customer experience, customer service, IT, marketing and sales departments at 150 companies.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84653.html?rss=1

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NASA just showed off how it would help save the planet from 'possible life-threatening' asteroids

NASA has released video and simulations of how it would try to save the planet if a “life-threatening asteroid” were on course to collide with the Earth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/nasa-just-showed-off-how-it-would-help-save-planet-from-possible-life-threatening-asteroids.html

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Savvy Marketers Don't Ditch the Non-Digital

A good motto for modern marketing would be, “When in doubt, check the data.” Perhaps an even better one would be, “When not in doubt, check the data to see if you should be.” There’s never been a time when we’ve had such an ability to compile, collate, analyze and understand marketing data. As businesses increase their abilities to collect data, to compare and correlate it from disparate sources, and to use analytical tools that are both more powerful and easier to use, marketers find themselves in a new and potentially disorienting position.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84624.html?rss=1

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Tech Q&A: Protect your business against ransomware

With all the hacking and ransomware attacks, I would like to know how you make sure your business does not become a victim. I need to take steps now before it’s too late.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/28/tech-q-protect-your-business-against-ransomware.html

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Tech Q&A: Local weather forecasts, unsend emails, print from your phone and more

The weather app shows me general conditions. I would like to know the current and predicted weather where I am located.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/14/tech-q-local-weather-forecasts-unsend-emails-print-from-your-phone-and-more.html

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Milwaukee woman says her Fitbit exploded on her arm while she was reading

Fitness wearables are meant to keep you healthy, not send you to the hospital. But alas, it would appear that a Fitbit has failed in its duties, as a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleged that her wearable exploded on her wrist.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/milwaukee-woman-says-her-fitbit-exploded-on-her-arm-while-was-reading.html

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Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option


Mozilla is considering changes to Firefox that would give end users much easier methods of tweaking performance settings, including the option to optimize the browser for the specific characteristics of your own PC.

The post Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/247699-future-firefox-versions-may-slim-use-less-memory-thanks-new-performance-option?source=Computing

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Imagination's Picture Bleak After Apple Cuts It Loose

Imagination on Monday announced that Apple would no longer use its intellectual property, and the company’s stock sank faster than a bottomless boat on the news. Apple planned to discontinue its use of the company’s IP in new products in 15 months to two years, ending the companies’ license and royalty agreement, Imagination said. Those royalties currently account for about half the company’s revenue. Imagination’s technology and intellectual property is used in the GPUs in Apple’s phones, tablets, iPods, TV products and watches.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84431.html?rss=1

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Tech firm will give its workers $10G to leave San Francisco

Tech company Zapier says San Francisco is a fantastic city—and it would like to encourage its employees to move far away from it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/21/tech-firm-will-give-its-workers-10g-to-leave-san-francisco.html

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Silicon Valley Up in Arms Over Proposed H-1B Overhaul

Silicon Valley is in an uproar over a proposed new executive order that would overhaul the existing policy on foreign worker visas. The Trump administration’s goal apparently is to prioritize the hiring of American workers first and make other changes in the way U.S. companies can recruit skilled professionals from other countries. The president reportedly wants to revise existing policies on how American companies hire foreign workers in a way that would force them to consider U.S. citizens first and foremost, a draft of the order suggests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84268.html?rss=1

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Facebook Taps Barra to Push VR to the Next Level

Facebook has announced that Hugo Barra would be onboarding the company to head up its virtual reality business, including the Oculus team. Barra just days ago announced his departure from Xiaomi. Barra will fill the void left last month, when Brendan Iribe stepped down as CEO of Oculus to head up a new Facebook unit that will develop the PC side of its VR business. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement was accompanied by an image showing the two men together virtually, since Barra was still in China closing out his tenure at Xiaomi.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84262.html?rss=1

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