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Zoom Recruits Former Facebook Security Chief As Critics Bash The Tech Firm For Privacy Lapses

An upshot tech company recruited Facebook’s former security chief to help fix glitches in the firm’s video chat app that reports say are leaving customers vulnerable to hackers and spammers. Former Facebook executive Alex Stamos announced Thursday that he is joining an effort to help Zoom right the ship after reports revealed problems in its security system. Stamos made the ...

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NASA’s Plan to Build a Base Camp on the Moon Sounds Like Sci-Fi, But It’s Real

If we’re ever going to make Elon Musk’s vision of colonizing Mars a reality, we first need to figure out an essential component of the plan: how to get there. After all, it’s somewhere between 34 and 140 million miles away from Earth. The moon is barely spitting distance closer, relatively speaking—but it’s a start. More importantly, it’s the place ...

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Best Instagram Captions for 2020

Looking for some amazing captions for your posts? We have you covered. Captions are a great way to breathe life and personality into your photos. They make your Instagram posts entertaining, engaging and are considered an important extension to what you’ve posted. To make this easier for you we have compiled captions for every mood. They are clever, funny, cute, ...

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Google Will Begin Allowing Some Advertisers To Run Ads Related To Coronavirus

Google will begin allowing advertisers to run advertisements that address coronavirus, or COVID-19. Axios reported Thursday, citing Google documents. The tech giant will begin phasing in the advertisements after previously banning such content, according to a memo Google’s Head of Industry Mark Beatty gave to political advertising clients. Google will prioritize medical practitioners and groups that work directly with the ...

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FCC’s Ajit Pai Gives Wireless Internet A Major Overhaul As Americans Work Remotely Amid Coronavirus Fears

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Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai announced Wednesday a plan to dramatically increase the United States’ wireless internet speeds to help pave the road to the kind of technology Americans can rely on to better cope with another coronavirus outbreak. Pai proposed a plan 1,200 MHz of spectrum available for unlicensed use across the country as Americans become reliant on remote ...

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Watch: ULA Successfully Launches First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 26, 2020) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on March 26 at 4:18 p.m. EDT. This marks the 83rd successful launch of an Atlas ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch the First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 24, 2020) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center. The launch is on track for March 26 at Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ...

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The EARN IT Act Is A Bipartisan Effort To Protect Children On The Internet, But Tech Experts Say It Could ‘End The Internet As We Know It’

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GOP South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s EARN IT Act is a bipartisan effort to protect children online. But tech experts said the act would violate Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and has the ability to “end the internet as we know it.” “The EARN IT Act could actually make law enforcement’s job significantly harder by ending today’s close ...

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Closing in on the new coronavirus

It is new, but not entirely. The coronavirus upending the world right now is so similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus of 2002–03 that virologists opted to simply call it SARS-CoV-2. Yet there seem to be some crucial differences between the virus that caused an epidemic 17 years ago and the one causing a global pandemic today. ...

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Facebook Users Look For Answers As Company’s AI Goes Haywire After Moderators Were Sent Home

Facebook said Tuesday a bug in the company’s anti-spam system that is randomly and mistakenly flagging user content is unrelated to any changes in the workforce due to coronavirus. Twitter users tweeted images of a warning they received from Facebook suggesting their content violated company policies against spam. The content was flagged due to a bug rather than a lack ...

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Twitter Says Social-Distancing Will Likely Mean Giving AI Much More Control Over Regulating User Content

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Twitter said Monday night that social-distancing policies might require the social media company to rely heavily on artificial intelligence to regulate user content. “To support social distancing and working from home, we need to work differently and rely more on automated systems to help enforce our rules,” Twitter wrote in a tweet addressing how the company is preparing to address ...

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Twitter Nixes Sheriff Clarke’s Coronavirus Tweets, Leaves Up Chinese Official’s Tweet Blaming US For Virus Outbreak

Twitter removed tweets from Sheriff David Clarke that mention coronavirus, yet the company has still not taken action against a Chinese official’s tweet suggesting the US is behind the virus outbreak. Clarke posted three tweets that have since been nuked, one encouraging people to “get back to reasonableness” and “stop buying toilet paper,” while another appeared to compare coronavirus to ...

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Google-Funded Think Tank Chief Resigns After Wishing Coronavirus Would Kill Trump

The head of a Google-funded think tank is resigning after suggesting to his Twitter followers that he would like to see President Donald Trump die from coronavirus, Politico reported Friday. TechFreedom president Berin Szóka is going on an indefinite sabbatical to write a book on tech policy, the libertarian-leaning group told Politico. Szóka got into some hot water Monday after ...

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Twitter Refuses To Remove Chinese Official’s Tweet Suggesting US Army Introduced Virus Into Wuhan

A Chinese official’s tweets suggesting the U.S. army is responsible for injecting coronavirus into Wuhan, China will not be removed, a Twitter spokesman told the Daily Caller News Foundation. A tweet from Chinese politician Lijian Zhao suggesting the United States is trying to keep secret a plan to inject the virus into China “does not violate the Twitter Rules,” a ...

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Trump And Big Tech Put Their Differences Aside, Brainstorm Ways Google, Facebook Can Confront Coronavirus

Google, Facebook, and other tech companies met with members of the Trump administration Wednesday with the purpose of hammering out a strategy to confront the coronavirus outbreak. Microsoft, IBM, and Facebook had a phone-to-video meeting with top officials in the Office of Science and Technology Policy regarding ways artificial intelligence can help medical researchers develop a vaccine. They also discussed ...

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