Facebook, Twitter cut off surveillance tool used by police to monitor protesters

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are cutting ties with a social media surveillance company after a report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claimed it was being used by the police to target protesters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/12/facebook-twitter-cut-off-surveillance-tool-used-by-police-to-monitor-protestors.html

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Microsoft Drastically Scales Down Smartphone Biz

Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to streamline its smartphone business by cutting 1,850 jobs. It will record an impairment charge of $950 million, with severance payments accounting for $200 million of the charge. The restructuring will entail up to 1,350 job losses at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland, and 500 more cuts around the world. “We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83549.html?rss=1

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The Great and Tragic Lives of OTT Video Service Providers

Being on the cutting edge is exciting… so long as you are not the one getting cut. The global expansion of over-the-top video services has been rapid and extensive, but not always successful. Besides Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, three of the top OTT video players in the world, many new service providers have entered the market, particularly over the past six to nine months. Yet most have struggled to find success. Importantly, not all of the companies that are scrambling for users and profitability are small players new to the marketplace.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82303.html?rss=1

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5 tips for getting the best indoor antenna reception

Have you been thinking about cutting the cord, swapping your pricey cable service for an indoor antenna and free over-the-air TV? Then you’ll have to make sure you can get decent reception.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/01/5-tips-for-getting-best-indoor-antenna-reception/

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