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 2019-12-14 02:10 

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Reputation Management Firms Bury Google Results By Placing Flattering Content...

Prominent figures from Jacob Gottlieb to Betsy DeVos got help from a reputation management firm that can bury image-sensitive Google results by placing flattering content on websites that masquerade as news outlets. The Wall Street Journal reports: Jacob ...

 2019-12-14 02:05 

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Mississippi 15-week abortion ban is blocked by appeals court...
 2019-12-14 01:30 

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Tony Brooker, Pioneer of Computer Programming, Dies At 94...

Cade Metz from The New York Times pays tribute to Tony Brooker, the mathematician and computer scientist who designed the programming language for the world's first commercial computer. Brooker died on Nov. 20 at the age of 94. From the report: Mr. Br...

 2019-12-14 00:58 

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U.S. prosecutors seek new mental exam of Colorado abortion clinic gunman...
 2019-12-14 00:50 

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Billboard Is Changing Its Albums Chart To Count Video Plays From YouTube...

Billboard has announced that video and audio data from YouTube, along with visual plays from several music streaming services, will soon be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart. In addition to YouTube, officially licensed video content plays from ...

 2019-12-14 00:25 

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U.S. Justice Dept preparing legal action against Live Nation: source...
 2019-12-14 00:10 

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India Shuts Down Internet Once Again, This Time In Assam and Meghalaya...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: India maintained a shutdown of the internet in the states of Assam and Meghalaya on Friday, now into 36 hours, to control protests over a controversial and far-reaching new citizen rule. The shutdown of...

 2019-12-14 00:07 

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When a coffee shop owner went into hospice, a competitor worked there for free to help out...
 2019-12-13 23:36 

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High school students find hidden cameras in Minnesota hotel rooms during school trip...
 2019-12-13 23:30 

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Someone Stole Facebook Payroll Data For Thousands of Employees...

mschaffer writes: Apparently Facebook had a recent privacy problem of a different kind. A thief broke into an employee's car and stole equipment -- including hard drives that contained unencrypted personal data of former Facebook employees. "Out o...

 2019-12-13 23:12 

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Va. rep. suggests military enforcement for new gun legislation, National Guard responds...
 2019-12-13 22:50 

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New Orleans City Government Shuts Off Computers After Cyberattack...

New submitter tubajock writes: According to NOLA.com, New Orleans City Hall workers were told by a PA system broadcast to immediately unplug all computer systems from the network [following a cyberattack that struck the city government]. The city website ...

 2019-12-13 22:15 

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Dozens apply to open marijuana businesses in now-legal Maine...
 2019-12-13 22:10 

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AT&T Drops Out of FCC Speed-Test Program So It Can Hide Bad Results...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T doesn't want its home Internet speeds to be measured by the Federal Communications Commission anymore, and it already convinced the FCC to exclude its worst speed-test results from an annual ...

 2019-12-13 21:30 

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Roku Built the Dominant Streaming Box. Now It's Under Siege...

An anonymous reader shares a report: More than 30 million people use a Roku device to navigate the constellation of streaming TV services. The company's portfolio includes the "stick" ($49.99), which resembles a USB drive; the "puck" (...

 2019-12-13 21:15 

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The ex-concierge who killed two Boston anesthesiologists in their penthouse gets life in prison...
 2019-12-13 20:50 

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Google AI Chief Jeff Dean on Machine Learning Trends To Watch in 2020...

In a wide-ranging interview with VentureBeat, Google AI chief Jeff Dean has discussed the company's early work on the use of ML to create semiconductors for machine learning, the impact of Google's BERT on conversational AI, and machine learning t...

 2019-12-13 20:26 

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Revealed: water company and city officials knew about Flint poison risk | US news | The Guardian...
 2019-12-13 20:10 

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Turkey is Getting Military Drones Armed With Machine Guns...

A drone with a machine gun attached can hit targets with high precision, according to its makers. Turkey is set to become the first country to have the drone, when it gets a delivery this month. From a report: The 25-kilogram drone has eight rotating blad...

 2019-12-13 19:30 

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Slashdot Asks: Your Favorite Movies, TV Shows, and Documentaries of 2019?...

As we approach the weekend -- but more importantly, the end of the year -- it's good time as any to ask about the movies, TV shows, and documentaries from this year that you enjoyed the most or found incredibly insightful. Please list them below in th...

 2019-12-13 19:19 

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Woman who smoked marijuana while daughter nearly drowned sentenced to 4 to 8 years in prison: DA's office...
 2019-12-13 19:18 

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Planned Parenthood shooting suspect insists he's competent...
 2019-12-13 18:50 

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Google Maps Has Now Photographed 10 Million Miles in Street View...

If Google were to have a mascot, it might be the Street View car, with its towering camera rig and corporate logo exterior. From a report: There's good reason for that. In the 12 years since the search giant debuted Street View, which photographs the ...

 2019-12-13 18:15 

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US weighing 100% tariffs on more EU products including whiskies and Cognac, according to documents...
 2019-12-13 18:10 

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A Space Probe Has Mapped the Winds Above Mars for the First Time...

Scientists have mapped out Mars's upper atmosphere wind patterns for the first time. The findings, published Thursday in Science, reinforce our understanding of the Martian climate as equal parts stable and unpredictable. From a report: The investigat...

 2019-12-13 18:07 

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Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney given meth, sedative before murder...
 2019-12-13 18:03 

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Israel bars Gaza's Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas...
 2019-12-13 17:53 

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After dancer strips at Seattle conference on homelessness, agency director suspended...
 2019-12-13 17:30 

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City Planners Zero in on Cyclists Through Exercise App...

With 47m global users Strava has the potential to generate big data for public development [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled]. From a report: When the UK capital built a "cycle superhighway" in 2016, Strava indicated where people had c...

 2019-12-13 17:02 

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Shooters may have been targeting 50 children in yeshiva, Jersey City mayor suggests...
 2019-12-13 16:50 

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When China and Other Big Countries Launch Cryptocurrencies, It Will Kick Off a Global Revolution...

There has been a massive rise in the number of bilateral agreements between central banks that allow two countries to swap currencies directly, a large number involving China. Meanwhile, a number of countries, including Germany and the Netherlands, have b...

 2019-12-13 16:46 

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Bevin pardons convicted child rapist from Kenton County...
 2019-12-13 16:36 

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FBI searching for vehicle in Jersey City Jewish deli shooting...
 2019-12-13 16:15 

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The U.S. will phase out China tariffs, Beijing officials say...
 2019-12-13 16:10 

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Windows 10 Mobile Reaches End of Support...

We've known Windows 10 Mobile has been a dead platform for years now. Even Microsoft themselves have been telling people they need to switch to Android or iOS. But yesterday, we saw the final blow to Microsoft's mobile OS -- it officially reached ...

 2019-12-13 15:49 

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Danny Aiello Dies: 'Do The Right Thing' Actor Was 86...
 2019-12-13 15:45 

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Ebola spreads in Congo after militants attack treatment camp: WHO...
 2019-12-13 15:40 

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Sheriff: Woman faked being kidnapped so she could steal car...
 2019-12-13 15:30 

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Mathematician Proves Huge Result on 'Dangerous' Problem...

Mathematicians regard the Collatz conjecture as a quagmire and warn each other to stay away. But now Terence Tao has made more progress than anyone in decades. From a report: It's a siren song, they say: Fall under its trance and you may never do mean...

 2019-12-13 15:09 

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At least 1 person shot at Georgia plant, source reports; schools on lockdown...
 2019-12-13 15:02 

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Mozilla To Force All Add-on Devs To Use 2FA To Prevent Supply-Chain Attacks...

Mozilla announced this week that all developers of Firefox add-ons must enable a two-factor authentication (2FA) solution for their account. From a report: "Starting in early 2020, extension developers will be required to have 2FA enabled on AMO [the ...

 2019-12-13 14:57 

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Mysterious lights hovering over Mesa skies Sunday night....
 2019-12-13 14:10 

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13-year-old boy faces murder charges in death of Barnard College student...
 2019-12-13 14:10 

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Australia's Bushfires Have Emitted 250m Tonnes of CO2, Almost Half of Country's Annual Emissions...

Bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland have emitted a massive pulse of CO2 into the atmosphere since August that is equivalent to almost half of Australia's annual greenhouse gas emissions, Guardian Australia can reveal. From a report: Analysis b...

 2019-12-13 13:58 

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Bangladesh film No Dorai about girl surfer faces calls for ban. Petition filed in Supreme Court against the film, which has been accused of 'hurting' religious sentiments of Muslims...
 2019-12-13 13:44 

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LAPD officer arrested on charge of fondling dead woman's breast. "This incident is extremely disturbing and does not represent the values of the Los Angeles Police Department," Chief Miche...
 2019-12-13 13:44 

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Mass opioid abuse is 'destabilizing' world's poorest nations...
 2019-12-13 13:01 

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Three-digit suicide prevention hotline - 988 - given green light in US...
 2019-12-13 13:00 

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French police kill man who threatened officers with knife near Paris...
 2019-12-13 13:00 

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Cigna Uses AI To Check If Patients Are Taking Their Medications...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Cigna plans to expand a system that uses artificial intelligence to identify gaps in treatment of chronic diseases, such as patients skipping their medications, and deliver personalized rec...

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