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Facebook says 14m accounts had personal data stolen in recent breach

October 29, 2018

Hackers were able to access name, birthdate and other data in nearly half of the 30 million accounts that were affected Facebook access any third-party apps, including those that use Facebooks single-sign-in to log in. It also did not impact users on other Facebook properties such as Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Oculus. Facebook plans to […]

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China planted chips in Apple and Amazon servers, report claims

October 29, 2018

Both firms deny report they found chips giving backdoor access to computers and data A Chinese military unit has been inserting tiny microchips into computer servers used by companies including Apple and Amazon that give China unprecedented backdoor access to computers and data, according to a new denied Bloombergs report. Amazon said: Its untrue that […]

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Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns

October 27, 2018

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that 3D printers have fingerprints, essentially slight differences in design that can be used to identify prints. This means investigators can examine the layers of a 3D printed object and pinpoint exactly which machine produced the parts. “3D printing has many wonderful uses, but it’s also a […]

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Exploitation on the internet? The morality of watching death online

October 22, 2018

Reddits r/WatchPeopleDie sees 425,000 subscribers share clips of horrific and tragic deaths. Since when did so many of us like watching death? Is it disingenuous that the name of the Reddit community r/FinancialIndependence and r/Ass (NSFW, of course). So many of us would like to retire early. So many of us watch porn. But since […]

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The California policeman helping the Philippines tackle child abuse

October 22, 2018

After 14 years in American law enforcement, Derek Seeker quit to join an anti-trafficking charity striving to protect Filipino children from online predators In 2015, police entered the home of Alain Charlwood-Collings, a 39-year-old man from Tiverton in Devon. On his home computer they made a horrifying discovery: more than 100 hours of live-stream footage […]

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Googles latest hardware innovation: Price

October 16, 2018

With its latest consumer hardware products, Google’s prices are undercutting Apple, Samsung and Amazon. The search giant just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, tablet and smart home device, all available at prices well below their direct competitors. Where Apple and Samsung are pushing prices of its latest products even higher, Google is seemingly happy to […]

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Indian court upholds legality of world’s largest biometric database

October 10, 2018

Aadhaar program holds details of over a billion people and spawned the second-longest case the supreme court has ever heard Indias supreme court has upheld the legality of the governments Aadhaar system, the worlds largest biometric database containing the personal information of more than a billion Indians. The five-judge bench of Indias top court a […]

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Google launches Pixel 3 smartphones and Pixel Slate tablet

October 10, 2018

Android-maker bets on dual-camera selfies and AI features such as Super Res Zoom and Top Shot to battle Samsung and Apple Googles new Pixel 3 smartphones attempt to push the computational photography envelope, challenging Samsungs Galaxy S9. As with Pixel 2 XL but shrunk from 6in to 5.5in diagonally, a gain of 0.5in in screen […]

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Facebook is shaping public discourse. We need to understand how | Alex Abdo

October 5, 2018

Companies like Facebook and Twitter should lift restrictions impeding digital journalism and research on the platforms At a hearing last week in Washington, senators and executives from Facebook and Twitter wrestled with the existential question of our time: how do we prevent Silicon Valleys signature creation social media from tearing the country apart? Few answers […]

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Sebastian Thrun: The costs of the air taxi system could be less than an Uber

September 14, 2018

The Google X founder on flying taxis, the healthcare uses for AI and why we havent seen the last of Google Glass Google X the internet giants secretive research lab and revolutionising education by kickstarting massive open online courses(Moocs). His most recent project is developing flying cars. You launched your flying car company, autonomous air […]

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