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Facebook to overhaul privacy and security amid data collection scandals

Facebook announced Wednesday that it will overhaul its privacy and security settings as fallout from the Cambridge Analytica and smartphone data gathering scandals continue to cause problems for the social media behemoth with the public, Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and private law firms. “The last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies, and ...

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How The Left Turned Tech Giants Into Their Speech Police

  by Peter Hasson The Left has successfully deputized some of the world’s largest corporations into policing the speech of their political opponents. Liberals have made its corporations’ responsibility to enforce content limits on public speech by leveraging their power into advertisers and as platforms. Activists pressure advertisers — who often cave As advertisers, companies are now expected to guarantee ...

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Tesla’s Shares Free Fall As Analysts Claim The Automaker Is Nearly Insolvent

  by Chris White Tesla has less than six months to go before the electric automaker enters complete insolvency due to chronic business problems, according to one Chicago-based investment group founder. Analysts are blasting Tesla as the Silicon Valley company’s shares and bonds continue to flounder amid concerns about the safety of electric car technology. Tesla is not in financial condition ...

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Facebook Scam: You have been reported for copyright content

If you have a facebook page, you may have received an email saying that “You Have Been Reported for Copyright Content” – if it looks like what we’ve found, it is 100% definitely a scam. The email claims that a notification was sent, but when we checked our Facebook “support inbox” and regular inbox, there was nothing there. We then ...

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Astronauts Answer 50 of the Most Googled Space Questions

NASA astronauts and One Strange Rock contributors Jeffrey Hoffman, Chris Hadfield, Jerry Linenger, Leland Melvin, Mae C. Jemison, Mike Massimino and Nicole Stott answer 50 of the most Googled questions about space. Does space ever end? Can birds fly in space? How much money do astronauts make??

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Federal Trade Commission confirms investigation of Facebook; stock continues downward

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) saw its share price tumble Monday morning after the Federal Trade Commission confirmed that it is investigating the social media giant for possible violations of the FTC Act. “The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers,” Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of ...

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Facebook being sued for potential misconduct in massive data breach

On March 17, 2018, The New York Times reported that data from approximately 50 million Facebook users was used by Cambridge Analytica (“CA”) to, among other things, target those individuals with advertisements. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has belatedly admitted that Facebook was informed of CA’s improper access to user data in 2015. Zuckerberg describes the incident as a “major breach of trust” ...

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Top 6 Benefits of Modern Technology on Our Society

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Every day, technology advances and more groundbreaking innovations are released. Companies work harder to bring new tech products to the market, and people are benefitting from these products. Modern technology has replaced old technology and even rendered them obsolete in some cases. In this article, we’ll examine the top six benefits of modern technology on our society. 1. Modern technology ...

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STUDY: Two-Thirds of Voice-Assisted Device Owners Never Purchase Through Them

Even though it seems everyone is talking about voice-assisted devices and smartwatches, the majority of consumers don’t own these new devices, and even fewer use them to complete purchases, according to a recently released study by Episerver, the company transforming digital experiences. For its annual “Reimagining Commerce: Global Findings” report, Episerver surveyed 4,000 online shoppers in four global markets and found ...

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2-Year-Old Locks His Mother’s iPhone For 48 Years

  by Eric Lieberman A 2-year-old in Shanghai, China, reportedly locked his mother’s iPhone for 48 years after trying to watch the children’s show “Peppa Pig.” After leaving her toddler with the mobile device unattended momentarily, the woman picked up the phone and realized that it was inaccessible beyond the opening screen. “iPhone is disabled, try again in 25,114,980 minutes,” ...

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Scientists Admit We Need Better Thermometers To Measure Climate Change

  by Michael Bastasch A group of prominent scientists are calling for a global network of advanced weather stations that don’t need to go through controversial data adjustments, and it’s vindication for global warming skeptics. Seventeen climate scientists co-authored a research article published in the International Journal of Climatology calling for a global climate station network modeled after the United States Climate ...

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Facebook Is STILL ‘Fact Checking’ Christian Satire Article After Saying It Was A ‘Mistake’

  by Anders Hagstrom Facebook is still using its “Related Articles” fact check feature to warn readers away from a satirical Babylon Bee article, nearly a day after it claimed to have rectified the mistake Friday. Facebook mistakenly threatened the satire site The Babylon Bee with demonetization and reduced viewership after the left-leaning Snopes website “fact checked” one of its ...

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Facebook Changes Course, Says It Won’t Separate News Feed After All

  by Eric Lieberman Facebook announced Thursday it no longer plans on altering its News Feed by having one for friends and family then another for sponsored content. Businesses and organizations heavily reliant on Facebook’s promotional capabilities have been concerned with the experiment because by separating content from brands and publishers by placing it in an “Explore” feed, those entities ...

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Elon Musk Launches Prototypes For A Massive Network Of Satellites In Space

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  by Tim Pearce SpaceX, a company built by Elon Musk to colonize other planets, sent two prototype communications satellites into orbit Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reports. The satellites were a part of the company’s 18th consecutive commercial launch. The prototypes were sent to gauge the possibility of creating a network of thousands of satellites capable of providing internet to billions ...

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Watch: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 with PAZ satellite

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SpaceX is hoping to launch the next Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday morning carrying Hisdesat’s PAZ satellite into low-Earth orbit. The private space company is targeting 9:17 a.m. EST for the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with satellite deployment to occur 11  minutes after launch. The rocket’s first stage was previously used to lunch FORMOSAT-5 in August ...

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