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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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Watch: This Robot REALLY wants to get the heck out of the room

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Boston Dynamics posted a video last week of one robot helping another leave this very same room. When you see how the worker treats the “SpotMini” robot, you just might understand why they’re all trying to escape. In actuality, the testing is intended to understand how well the robot handles unanticipated events. A test of SpotMini’s ability to adjust to ...

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Google Makes Huge Change On How To Search For Images

  by Eric Lieberman Google is now no longer offering the “View Image” option while browsing on its popular search platform. While ostensibly a minor move, the removal of the button is critical because it appears to represent an effort to reduce the amount of copyright infringement that occurs so casually and with presumed prevalence. Publishers have long battled with ...

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An Intern At Apple Stole And Then Leaked Critical iPhone Source Code, Says Report

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  by Eric Lieberman A former intern at Apple reportedly leaked a portion of source code for iOS, the proprietary iPhone operating system. Reports of the stolen data first surfaced earlier this week after the exclusive computing language was found online on GitHub, a web-based hosting service where anyone can post computer code for communal use. But now the culprit ...

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Facebook Is Experimenting With A ‘Downvote’ Button

  by Eric Lieberman Facebook is testing a new feature in which users can “downvote” certain comments made on posts, thus triaging the ones communally deemed most worthy of more public attention. The experiment, one of many for the social media company turned tech conglomerate, was spotted and publicized by multiple Twitter users, including tech writer Taylor Lorenz. A quick video of what the ...

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Watch: Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster is in outer space

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update: SpaceX has shut down the live stream likely due to reception issues as the Tesla continues on its journey away from Earth. The 4.5-hour video captured during the live stream is included below. Elon Musk’s private space transportation company, SpaceX, successfully launched their first Falcon Heavy rocket with a payload entirely made up of Mr.Musk’s midnight-red Tesla Roadster and ...

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