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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Petya Ransomware Sinks Global Businesses Into Chaos

A new ransomware exploit dubbed “Petya” struck major companies and infrastructure sites this week, following last month’s WannaCry ransomware attack, which wreaked havoc on more than 300,000 computers across the globe. Petya is believed to be linked to the same set of hacking tools as WannaCry. Petya already has taken thousands of computers hostage, impacting companies and installations ranging from Ukraine to the U.S. to India. It has impacted a Ukrainian international airport, and multinational shipping, legal and advertising firms.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84643.html?rss=1

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Windows 10 Creators Update review roundup: mostly positive, but not quite perfect

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Windows 10 Creators Update reviews have hit the web. We’ve rounded up the thoughts of multiple sites and condensed them into one article.

The post Windows 10 Creators Update review roundup: mostly positive, but not quite perfect appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246762-windows-10-creators-update-review-roundup-mostly-positive-not-quite-perfect?source=Computing

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Google Gets Rid of 1.7 Billion Bad Ads

Google on Wednesday said it removed 1.7 billion bad advertisements from its various sites in 2016, more than double the prior year’s totals. Google took several steps to crack down on the deceptive advertising, including updating its policies to protect users from “misleading and predatory offers.” It also beefed up its technology to help identify misleading ads and remove them, according to Scott Spencer, Google’s director of product management, sustainable ads. A free and open Web is a vital resource, he noted.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84258.html?rss=1

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If you've ever used AdultFriendFinder, your details may have just been stolen

More than 400 million users — past and present — of AdultFriendFinder and several associated sites have apparently had their data stolen in a recent hack. The reported security breach follows another on the adult site just 18 months ago.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/14/if-youve-ever-used-adultfriendfinder-your-details-may-have-just-been-stolen.html

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Trouble With Twitter, Reddit, or the Rest of the Internet Today? It's Not Just You.

Update: Dyn reports that as of about 9:30 a.m., service has been restored and affected sites and services should start returning to normal.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/21/trouble-with-twitter-reddit-or-rest-internet-today-it-not-just.html

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UK military bases could suffer surge in visits by 'Pokemon Go' fanatics

An urgent briefing was issued to all sites after it was reported the game’s digital characters had been reported at locations inside secure military establishments.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/22/uk-military-bases-could-suffer-surge-in-visits-by-pokemon-go-fanatics.html

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Military base issues 'Pokemon Go' warning

The “Pokemon Go” phenomenon, which has sparked controversy at sites such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has prompted a safety warning from the U.S. military’s sprawling Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/19/military-base-issues-pokemon-go-warning.html

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Valve to Close the Spigot on Gambling Operations

Valve last week announced it would take action against third-party sites that run illegal gambling operations. A number of gambling sites have been leveraging the Steam gaming platform — in particular, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game — to create massive operations that convert virtual skins into cash, Valve said. Valve denied allegations that it has in any way profited from those illegal sites or had any kind of wink-and-nod business dealings with them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83709.html?rss=1

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25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, these tricks aren’t really hidden at all. Well, in this piece we’re going to tell you about 25 hidden features that are really, truly hidden.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/22/25-hidden-iphone-features-that-are-really-truly-hidden.html

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Black Friday: $905 million in sales came from smartphones and tablets, iOS led the way

When it comes to mobile shopping on Thanksgiving, e-commerce sites probably saw nearly 80 percent of purchases come from iOS devices, according to a report from online retail analytics company Custora.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/30/black-friday-905-million-in-sales-came-from-smartphones-and-tablets-ios-led-way.html

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Apple's iPhone 6s, 6s Plus win Anandtech's "Editors Choice Gold" award

Article Image Anandtech has awarded Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus the site’s “Editors’ Choice Gold” ranking, the first iPhone to ever rank that highly and only the second phones to receive it since the site began in 1997.

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Can I bring my selfie stick? This website tells you

With an increasing number of venues and tourist sites slapping bans on selfie sticks, it’s getting harder to know which places still accept them and which don’t.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/28/can-bring-my-selfie-stick-this-website-tells/

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Apple Watch 'collapsing sales' report actually shows Apple is crushing smartwatch sector

Widely publicized study data reported by clickbait sites as evidence that Apple Watch sales have “plunged” and “are tanking” actually shows something completely different: that Apple has launched the most successful smartwatch product by a vast margin.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/47edc474/sc/23/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A70C0A80Capple0Ewatch0Ecollapsing0Esales0Ereport0Eactually0Eshows0Eapple0Eis0Ecrushing0Esmartwatch0Esector/story01.htm

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Angry Reddit users, pitchforks in hand, call for CEO's removal after controversial firing

Reddit users are angrily protesting the site’s leadership, pitchforks in hand, after the firing of its well-liked director of communications.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/06/angry-reddit-users-pitchforks-in-hand-call-for-ceo-removal-after-controversial/

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