More than 10 million people saw the political ads Russia bought on Facebook last year

Remember when Facebook was so quick to dismiss the reports saying fake news spreading on the social network may have played a crucial role in last year’s presidential election?

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If data is the new oil, are tech companies robbing us blind?

Data is the new oil, or so the saying goes. So why are we giving it away in exchange for free email and better search results? And should we be entitled to any of the money it generates?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/if-data-is-new-oil-are-tech-companies-robbing-us-blind.html

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Apple may be working on an Amazon Alexa rival

The rumors saying that Apple is working on a Siri-based Amazon Echo rival are back, with a noted insider saying that Apple is currently finalizing the design for the unnamed product.

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Twitter is trying to do something to boost its business, but is it too little too late?

In life, the saying goes “better late than never.” When it applies to a publicly traded company though, the phrase becomes “where was this years ago?”

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Facebook tightens privacy, bans developers from harnessing data for surveillance

Facebook, saying it is “committed to building a community where people can feel safe making their voices heard,” updated its privacy policies on Monday to state unambiguously that developers are forbidden from using its data to create surveillance tools.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/facebook-tightens-privacy-bans-developers-from-harnessing-data-for-surveillance.html

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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which robot do you let into your life?

When the robots turn against us, I’ll likely regret saying this but… you should make a talking speaker part of your family.

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Platform as a Platform


The platform land rush is definitely on. You can’t swing a dead cat, as the saying goes, without finding an announcement about some new platform or some established vendor’s attempt to enhance its existing platform. Some sorting out seems to be in order. What’s not a platform these days? Well, if it’s easy to substitute the word “application” for “platform,” then you should use “application,” because it will be more accurate. We’re suffering from word inflation all over the place.

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Apple says it won't sue FBI to find out how San Bernardino iPhone 5c was hacked

Article Image Saying that whatever method was used by the FBI will have a “short shelf life,” Apple on Friday revealed it has no intention to sue the bureau in an effort to find out how it hacked the iPhone 5c used by a terrorist in California.

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Anonymous wants you to troll ISIS on December 11

Hacker collective Anonymous has declared December 11 an ISIS trolling day, saying it’ll be “a day they will never forget,” and it wants you to join in.

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Lighting Up Process


I’ve been saying for a while that we’re heading toward an era when process dominates and traditional transactions become just one part of those processes. Now, you might say that’s the way it’s always been, and I won’t disagree. Historically, however, processes more or less were managed by employees who used information systems to inform their decision-making, and the result was recorded as a transaction. Today we increasingly are asking our machines to run the show.

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New iPhones Poised to Do Land Office Business


Apple is trumpeting the figures for its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus preorders, saying that it’s on track to beat last year’s first-weekend iPhone sales record of 10 million units. Last year’s models included Apple’s first large-screen smartphone, the iPhone 6 Plus. The new iPhones will start shipping Sept. 25. Getting off to a good start is very important for a product, said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy. “It says, ‘This is a good product. Millions have purchased it, and you should too.'”

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Will Google Win the Alphabet Game?


Earlier this week I planned to focus this column on saying farewell to Google+. Then Google suddenly announced something much bigger. It is splitting itself into several different companies under one master brand called “Alphabet.” Splitting up is what Google has needed to do for several years. The idea of creating a master brand makes enormous sense for a company like Google, which is an octopus with many arms. However, it is only right if it is done correctly. Some companies attempt it and win big time, but others fail.

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Rapper recorded album by posting up at NYC Apple Store every day for 4 months

A New York-based rapper has taken the phrase “demo unit” quite literally, saying that he parked himself at Apple’s SoHo store in Manhattan five days a week, for sixteen weeks, so he could use the store’s display computers to record a full-length album.

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Rumors Tell the Apple Watch Story


Apple hasn’t been saying much, as usual — but insiders and analysts are fitting together pieces of the Apple Watch puzzle through sales estimates, revelations about the vast gulf separating production costs from final prices, and expected features of the next version.
During Apple’s second-quarter earnings report, CEO Tim Cook said the company was off to an “exciting start to the June quarter with the launch of Apple Watch.” However, Cook and company have not shared any sales figures for the device, which launched in April.

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on mourning her husband: 'I want to choose life and meaning'

Sheryl Sandberg is marking the end of a 30-day period of mourning following the death of her husband by saying “I want to choose life and meaning.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/04/facebook-sheryl-sandberg-on-mourning-husband-want-to-choose-life-and-meaning/

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Hackers Launch Sneak Attacks on Microsoft's Live ID


Hackers have been infiltrating Microsoft services by sending emails to targets saying their Live IDs have been used to distribute unsolicited email, and their accounts will be blocked unless they click on an embedded link and fulfill new security requirements, Kaspersky researcher Andrey Kostin reported last week. Ultimately, following those directions lets the hackers vacuum up personal information stored in victims’ user profiles on services such as Xbox Live, Hotmail, Outlook, MSN, Messenger and OneDrive.

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Alleged 'iPhone 6c' rear shell suggests Apple will repackage iPhone 5s parts

On the heels of a new report saying Apple will continue to offer a 4-inch iPhone with a new “C” model, a set of new images show what appears to be a revised design for an unreleased iPhone that could feature parts from the current iPhone 5s.



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3D medical apps ease anxiety, hasten healing for surgical patients

Just saying the word “surgery” to a patient often creates a dilemma for doctors. The patient invariably withdraws, and is no longer receptive to any other information, making planning for the procedure, and follow-up care, like physical therapy, difficult.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/30/3d-medical-apps-ease-anxiety-hasten-healing-for-surgical-patients/

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