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Amazon's big internet plan: 3,236 satellites to beam faster, cheaper web to millions...
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Soon you could be buying your goods online from Amazon using the company's own satellite broadband system.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-05 14:25 UTC
Google Dings AI Ethics Panel After Employees Throw A Fit Over Conservative Member...
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Google announced that the company will be dissolving an artificial intelligence ethics panel following internal backlash from employees.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-05 14:20 UTC
GOP Senator Puts Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Notice: Time for a 'Third-Party Audit' of De-Platforming Policies...
Conservatives have long complained about seemingly arbitrary suspensions of their accounts — most of which come with no explanation or meaningful ability to appeal. Most recently, the Twitter account for the pro-life movie Unplanned was suspended ju
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-03 20:57 UTC
Google Employees Lash Out at Inclusion of Conservatives on Company's AI Council...
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Thousands of Employees at tech giant Google have reportedly signed an open letter protesting the inclusion of conservatives on Google's new A.I. ethics council.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-03 19:10 UTC
Facebook data found on publicly accessible Amazon servers...
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Researchers found two third-party Facebook app developers had been storing user data on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Services server. Why it matters : While Facebook itself wasn't directly to blame, this is yet another example of its customers'
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-03 19:07 UTC
Microsoft Store Shutting Down Its Ebooks Category, Refunds to Be Issued...
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Microsoft is shutting down the ebooks category at the Microsoft Store, and purchased books won't be accessible from July 2019.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-03 13:49 UTC
China's Social Credit System It's Coming To The United States Soon...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/privacy_rights
In 2015, a 16-year-old student from Jiangsu, China, tried to board a train. She couldn’t even purchase a ticket. The student, Zhong Pei, tried enrolling in classes at her university. But she was not allowed to do that either. Zhong had committed a serious crime: She was guilty of being related to
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-01 02:18 UTC
Facebook's Zuckerberg says he wants more government regulation of things like Facebook...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Saturday that he thinks the government should take a firmer hand in regulating the internet and protecting the privacy of users. Zuckerberg's own company has itself faced serious problems with privacy of data, and
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-31 20:17 UTC
U.S. says Grindr is a "national security risk" due to Chinese ownership...
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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is reportedly investigating the gay dating app.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-27 16:47 UTC
Google is rolling out AMP for Gmail to let you shop and fill out forms without leaving your inbox...
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A year after Google announced it would begin supporting AMP in Gmail, the company is now releasing a beta to the general G Suite audience. AMP for Gmail is designed to make emails feel more like an interactive webpage without punting users to a browser. Users can browse image carousels, RSVP to an
By Newstoread on 2019-03-26 19:51 UTC
Tech companies haven't been this negative about a quarter in six years...
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The revised expectations from the most popular sector come against a generally dismal backdrop for corporate profits.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-26 16:10 UTC
Mozilla slows Firefox 66 rollout to fix bug making Office 365 PowerPoint text vanish...
Firefox 66's initial release made Microsoft's PowerPoint online useless for creating presentations.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-22 15:08 UTC
2 Million Emails of 350K+ Clients Possibly Exposed in Oregon DHS Data Breach...
The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that roughly 2 million emails with Protected Health Information from more than 350,000 customers have been potentially exposed after 9 employee mailboxes were compromised in a spear phishing attack.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-22 15:07 UTC
600 Million Facebook Passwords Exposed For Up To Seven Years...
Things are going from bad to worse for Facebook who after openly syndicating a live Christchurch massacre video is now facing allegations after 600 million user passwords were found stored as just plain text. The passwords were also easily accessible by u
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-22 03:19 UTC
McAfee ordered to pay $25m over claimed torture, murder of his Belize neighbor...
Good luck, says anti-virus pioneer, I have no assets John McAfee has been ordered to pay $25m for the wrongful death of Gregory Faull, his former neighbor in Belize, but refuses to pay and claims he has no assets....
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-21 01:26 UTC
Windows 7 message alerts users to the end of security updates...
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Microsoft really, really wants you to know that Windows 7's security updates will end soon. A newly deployed update will warn users that Microsoft will stop providing security updates for the operating system after January 14th, 2020, with a not-so-..
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-21 01:24 UTC
After Blocking ZeroHedge And Others, NZ Telcos Demand Big-Tech Censorship Surge To "Protect Consumers"...
In the wake of last week's terror attacks at two New Zealand mosques which left 50 dead, several websites which either reported on the incident, hosted footage of the attacks, or have simply allowed people to engage in uncensored discussion such as Di
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-19 18:42 UTC
Fewer than 200 people watched shooter's Christchurch massacre live video, Facebook says...
After the shooter started broadcasting, it took 29 minutes for someone to report the video to Facebook. This link includes audio interview with Privacy Commissioner John Edwards. He says Facebook violated New Zealand law by failing to stop the accused gunman from livestreaming his mass murder on
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-19 14:34 UTC
4000 people watched Facebook video before anyone reported it...
It took half an hour for anyone to report the live video stream of the Christchurch terror attack to Facebook's moderators.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-19 14:33 UTC
MySpace Probably Lost Everything Uploaded To Its Servers Before 2015...
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In what can only be good news for future political candidates -- but is definitely bad news for technology company MySpace -- it seems the predecessor to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram lost most of what users uploaded to its social media platform before
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-18 17:57 UTC
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