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Google Makes Chrome Update After Study Reveals It Tracks Visits To Porn Sites — Even In Incognito Mode |

93% of porn websites leak personal user data to tech giants like Facebook and Google, even when users watch in “Incognito Mode,” according to a Tuesday study. Google announced an update to Chrome Thursday that will close to “loophole” companies use to know when people are browsing in incognito. A researcher who conducted the study told The DCNF that the ...

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United Launch Alliance Interns to Launch 35-Foot-Tall Sport Rocket

Program to Inspire Future STEM Professionals Honors 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing Centennial, Colo. (July 19, 2019) – As the world commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a group of United Launch Alliance (ULA) interns will launch their own rocket containing payloads built by Ball Aerospace interns and K-12 students from across the country. The Student ...

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China Appears Very Interested In Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency

China came in first place for the highest number of Google searches for Facebook’s new cryptocurrency plan, Libra, since the company published its white paper on June 18. The country reached Google’s maximum value of search interest at a query popularity rate of 100 for Libra over the last month, according to Thursday data from Google Trends. The cryptosystem, which ...

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Tech Experts Raise Red Flag On New Face-Aging App, Say It’s Not What It Appears

An application allowing people to see what their faces will look like in five decades contains a clause giving developers unfettered access to users’ personal data, experts warn. FaceApp, created in 2017, places a filter over a user’s face that is designed to provide people a glimpse at what they will look like in 50 years. Experts say the Russian-made ...

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Facebook’s Former Security Chief Says It’s ‘Reasonable’ To Assume China Is Infiltrating Google

Facebook’s former security chief Alex Stamos suggested Tuesday that it is very possible that China and Russia have subverted Google’s employees. “It is completely reasonable to assume that MSS and SVR have subverted employees at all the major tech companies,” Stamos said in a Twitter thread Tuesday, noting tech billionaire Peter Thiel’s accusations that China’s Ministry of Security “likely” infiltrated ...

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Apple To Roll Out More ‘Diverse’ Same-Sex Couple Emojis With 75 Different Combinations

Tech-giant Apple announced Wednesday that it’s rolling out a new set of emojis that promote more “inclusion and diversity” to be released this fall. Apple users can expect 59 new emojis to hit their iPhones, a release by the company details, but one category in particular is turning heads. The company has teased a user’s ability to have 75 combinations ...

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SpaceX Update: We’ve Figured Out What Caused the Crew Dragon Capsule Failure and How to Fix It

On Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 18:13 UTC, SpaceX conducted a series of static fire engine tests of the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort test vehicle on a test stand at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Crew Dragon’s design includes two distinct propulsion systems – a low-pressure bi-propellant propulsion system with sixteen Draco thrusters for ...

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Cruz, Hawley Urge FTC To Open Investigation Into Big Tech’s Censorship Practices

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Two of the country’s staunchest big tech critics are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate social media companies’ perceived censorship practices. Facebook, Google and Twitter exercise lots of influence on Americans and they also use their tools to censor some content while amplifying others, Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri wrote in a letter Monday ...

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Peter Thiel Blasts ‘Treasonous’ Google For Choosing China Over US Military

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel said Sunday that the FBI and CIA should investigate Google for allegedly cooperating with the Chinese military over U.S. interests. Thiel, one of the most high-profile Trump supporters in the tech industry, criticized Google’s work with the Chinese during a speech to the inaugural National Conservatism Conference Sunday evening in Washington, D.C., Axios reported. “How many ...

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Analysis Shows Facebook’s Recent Algorithm Change Is Throttling Conservative Content

Conservative pundit Deneen Borelli is blaming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after she lost her commentary gig at the BlazeTV.  Borelli’s cancelled Facebook show comes shortly after the company dramatically changed its algorithms to de-emphasize political content.  Facebook’s changes appear to be affecting smaller outlets and individual pundits at a greater rate than larger media entities like Fox News or NBC, ...

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It’s Unconstitutional For President Trump To Block Twitter Critics, Appeals Court Says

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President Donald Trump cannot block Twitter critics from his @realDonaldTrump account, a federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday. The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the president’s Twitter account creates a public forum, and blocking users based on viewpoint violates the First Amendment. The decision tees up a possible appeal to the Supreme Court. “We do conclude, however, ...

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Trump Did Not Invite Twitter And Facebook To A Meeting On Big Tech’s Alleged Conservative Bias

President Donald Trump did not invite Facebook or Twitter to an upcoming social media summit in Washington, D.C., addressing big tech’s alleged conservative bias, CNN reported Sunday. Trump’s summit, scheduled for July 11, is mostly an opportunity for major conservative groups and pundits to vent their frustrations with Silicon Valley, the report notes, citing anonymous sources. Many conservatives and Republicans ...

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Here Are The Conservative Groups Google Is Paying To Brush Back Sen. Hawley

Google is plowing money into the coffers of several conservative groups who are criticizing Sen. Josh Hawley as the Missouri Republican continues crusading against the Silicon Valley giant. The big tech company provides “substantial contributions” to groups like R-Street, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), TechFreedom, the Cato Institute, and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), to name a few. All four ...

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