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Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Facebook: ‘Malicious actors’ used its tools to discover identities and collect data on a massive global scale

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www.washingtonpost.com - Facebook said Wednesday that “malicious actors” took advantage of search tools on its platform, making it possible for them to discover the identities and collect information on most of its 2 billion…

CEO says Facebook will impose new EU privacy rules “everywhere”

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arstechnica.com - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took an apologetic tone in a call with reporters Wednesday afternoon, weeks after the Cambridge Analytica debacle that has put a new level of pressure on the social media…

Square Enix promises to bring classic graphics to PC Chrono Trigger port [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - Update, April 3: In an update posted to the Steam Community today, Square Enix promised a patch coming later this month will "include an option to switch between the current high-resolution graphics …

Last march of the Penryns: Intel cuts Spectre fixes for some older chips

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techcrunch.com - As part of its ongoing efforts to patch its systems against the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws, Intel indicated last month that it would be issuing fixes as far back as 2005’s Yorkfield processors. …

Tinder begins testing its first video feature, Tinder Loops

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techcrunch.com - Tinder is getting into video. On Wednesday, the popular dating app will begin testing its first video-based feature, Tinder Loops, with iOS users in Canada and Sweden. The company says it will evalua…

iOS could detect when you hover your finger over the screen

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techcrunch.com - According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple could be working on new gestures for its iPhones. In addition to normal touch gestures, iOS could detect when you hover your finger over the screen to …

White House email domains are at risk of being used in phishing attacks

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techcrunch.com - In the latest episode of how badly some branches of government are at cybersecurity, a new study by the cybersecurity outfit Global Cyber Alliance indicates that 95 percent of the email domains manag…

AWS adds automated point-in-time recovery to DynamoDB

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techcrunch.com - One of the joys of cloud computing is handing over your data to the cloud vendor and letting them handle the heavy lifting. Up until now that has meant they updated the software or scaled the hardwar…

Amazon introduces new private certificate feature

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techcrunch.com - At the Amazon Summit in San Francisco today, the company announced a new cloud service that enables organizations to create and manage private certificates in the cloud. While the Summit wasn’t chock…

App Store shrank for first time in 2017 thanks to crackdowns on spam, clones and more

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techcrunch.com - The App Store shrank for the first time in 2017, according to a new report from Appfigures. The report found the App Store lost 5 percent of its total apps over the course of the year, dropping from …

Facebook restricts APIs, axes old Instagram platform amidst scandals

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is entering a tough transition period where it won’t take chances around data privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, CTO Mike Schroepfer tells TechCrunch. That’s why it’s sig…

AWS launches a cheaper single-zone version of its S3 storage service

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techcrunch.com - AWS’ S3 storage service today launched a cheaper option for keeping data in the cloud — as long as developers are willing to give up a few 9’s of availability in return for saving up to 20 percent co…

Highlights and audio from Zuckerberg’s emotional Q&A on scandals

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techcrunch.com - “This is going to be a never-ending battle” said Mark Zuckerberg. He just gave the most candid look yet into his thoughts about Cambridge Analytica, data privacy, and Facebook’s sweeping developer pl…

1Password replaces Teams Pro with new business plan

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techcrunch.com - Popular password manager 1Password has a new subscription product aimed at business users with larger teams. The new offering, 1Password Business, replaces the Teams Pro plan — with what’s billed as …

Facebook rewrites Terms of Service, clarifying device data collection

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is spelling out in plain English how it collects and uses your data in rewritten versions of its Terms of Service and Data Use Policy, though it’s not asking for new rights to collect and us…

Google’s latest undersea cable project will connect Japan to Australia

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techcrunch.com - When you’re a company as large as Google, you need to make build versus buy decisions every day, whether that’s buying a company or building the software or renting time on an undersea cable or build…

Trump should invest in Amazon, not destroy it

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techcrunch.com - For those who live under a rock (which, these days, I would recommend), President Donald Trump has become increasingly belligerent toward Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos. In addition to a sequence…

Facebook to exclude US users from some privacy enhancements

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techcrunch.com - There’s no way to sugarcoat this message: Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg believes North America users of his platform deserve a lower data protection standard than people everywhere else in the w…

The nation’s biggest conservative broadcaster is putting words in its anchors’ mouths. Critics blame the FCC.

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www.washingtonpost.com - A viral YouTube video of dozens of local TV anchors reading the same scripted message to viewers has inflamed a debate about media bias in the era of President Trump. And critics say the Federal Comm…

How the Customer Experience is Powering the Fastest Growing Brands

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blog.kissmetrics.com - A form of this article originally appeared on Stitch Labs. Stitch Labs is a purpose-built inventory management software to help brands improve customer experience and scale efficiency. Download the o…

How YouTube’s “adpocalypse” may have figured in its Tuesday campus shooting

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arstechnica.com - An image taken from alleged shooter Nasim Aghdam's personal website. As news unfolded about Tuesday's YouTube shooting, a chilling motive emerged. Ahead of the incident, the alleged shooter had poste…

“Google should not be in the business of war”—Googlers decry Pentagon project

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arstechnica.com - About a month ago, news surfaced that Google was working with the United States Department of Defense on drone software called "Project Maven." The project applied Google's image-recognition techniqu…

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: Stylus convenience, devoid of style

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arstechnica.com - You're probably familiar with Samsung smartphones, Samsung TVs, and maybe even Samsung home appliances, like futuristic refrigerators. People know Samsung for a lot of reasons, but their PC business …

Valve says it’s “still working hard” on Linux gaming [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - That Steam logo is the only outward sign that this is a Steam Machine and not an Alienware Alpha. [Update, April 4: In a post to the Steam community last night, Valve employee Pierre-Loup Griffais wr…

Bay Area: Join us 4/11 to discuss the tech boom and the fate of democracy

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arstechnica.com - Right now, the US tech economy is booming, but what will be the long-term effects of automation and AI? Are robots about to steal our jobs? Will Facebook throw the next election? Is social democracy …

5 top code editors for programmers

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www.creativebloq.com - Whether you are new to the world of programming or an old hand, you need a great code editor to help you perform your magic. The best code editors will make you more efficient at coding and writing, …

Once you understand the blockchain, you wonder why no one thought of it before

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www.dezeen.com - The blockchain may not be pretty, but it is a design classic, says Paul Coletti. In the latter half of the 20th century the refined application of steel-reinforced concrete was the liberating force t…

Angular 2 Authentication: Protecting Private Content — SitePoint

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www.sitepoint.com - In this article, we’ll add authentication to our Angular application and learn how we can protect sections from our application from unauthorized access. This article is part 5 of the SitePoint Angul…

Zuckerberg keeps insisting Facebook doesn’t sell our data. What it does is even worse

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www.fastcompany.com - Today, Mark Zuckerberg took a phone call with the press to answer lingering questions about its most recent controversies. The Facebook founder and CEO admitted that the company messed up: “We didn’t…

For Apple, Quitting Intel Won't Come Easy

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www.wired.com - It happened again: a report that Apple will soon ditch Intel chips for its Mac lineup. But while that rumor pops up as dependably as a perennial, this time it has enough weight to merit some serious …

Verizon offers up to 50% off Pixel 2 for trade-ins, plus Google freebies

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androidcommunity.com - For those looking to buy a new Pixel 2 but are thinking twice because of the price, Verizon is offering you up to 50% off the devices if you’re trading in an eligible device. And if that’s not enough…

Samsung might be offering custom phone cases soon

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve always wished that your Samsung wallpaper is something that you can actually carry over to your device’s case, then you might get your wish soon. One of the theme designers let it slip that…

Nest Secure finally has Google Assistant support

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androidcommunity.com - If you bought a Nest Secure system (with its sensors and NFC tags and all) when it first came out last year, you’re probably pretty satisfied with it except for one thing: it did not have support for…

Moto X4 Android One offered with extra credits, buy one get one deal

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androidcommunity.com - Motorola continues its celebration by announcing the Anniversary Sale. Most of the latest Moto phones are available with big discounts up to $150. It seems the Lenovo-owned company isn’t done yet and…

Huawei unveils HiAI engine with their P20 flagship

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androidcommunity.com - Late in 2017, Huawei launched their Huawei Mate 10 flagship phablet, powered by their own HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset. The special element of the Kirin 970 was that it had a dedicated neural processi…

Facebook proposes “new” and clearer service and data policy

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androidcommunity.com - It seems like we can’t go through a day without hearing an apology or an explanation from Facebook ever since the Cambridge Analytica issue cropped up in the last few weeks. In today’s edition of Fac…

HOW TO: Installing a factory image or OTA image on your Pixel, Nexus device

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androidcommunity.com - There will be instances when you would want to flash a factory image on your Pixel or Nexus device. This is either when you want a clean installation of your device’s software, or if you want to inst…

New Mindtree Platform Helps Marketers Elevate Their Customer Experience

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www.loyalty360.org - Customer experience is on the minds of every loyalty marketer today. Making that experience stand out plays a major role in achieving a point of differentiation. Officials at Mindtree, a global techn…

Evolving Omnichannel Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - “Omni” – from the Latin “Omnis”, or “All” Much to my daughter’s chagrin, I’ve always been a student of language. Between somewhat obnoxiously pointing out the more egregious errors in her millennia…

Racing Toward Mobile Payments

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty programs help drive mobile wallet adoption I was speaking with a venture investor friend of mine recently who reminded me that predicting the future is not really that difficult. The challeng…

Loyalty360 Fireside Chat: Finding Meaningful Customer Engagement at AARP

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www.loyalty360.org - Since it launched the Rewards for Good loyalty program in February 2014, AARP has enjoyed considerable success accompanied by high customer engagement levels. The program isn’t your typical spend-and…

The 13-Point Audience Priority List To Refine & Scale Facebook Ads

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marketaire.com - There’s one big common question that Facebook advertisers ask: which audiences should be targeted to complement and maximize the efficiency of campaigns? Thanks to Facebook’s unlimited targeting comb…

Google Hits a Major Renewable Energy Milestone - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - No, Google isn’t running its operations on 100 percent renewable energy. But the firm has reached a major milestone in renewable energy purchasing. “Google’s total purchase of energy from sources lik…

Police say shooter’s anger over YouTube policies “appears to be the motive”

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techcrunch.com - The woman who attacked YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno yesterday may have been acting out of anger over the site’s content policies. “At this point in the investigation it is believed that the su…

Parents and Families Are the Biggest Supporters of Voice

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www.adweek.com - While it’s no surprise that voice continues to grow (just over one in five American households now has a smart speaker, according to eMarketer), brands are still figuring out the implications of the …

Google and Target Issue the First Voice-Activated Coupon for Google Assistant

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www.adweek.com - Google has issued its first voice-activated coupon, a $15 offer for Target orders placed on shopping service Google Express via Google Assistant. Google said it did not have anything to share beyond …

How to Increase Shopify Sales with The 5 Best Tools for Beginners

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www.dumblittleman.com - Opening your shop in Shopify doesn’t automatically mean you’ll succeed. In fact, StatisticBrain reports that startup mortality rate after 10 years in business is at a massive 71%. In other words, onl…

The Demand for Mobile-Ready Content Across Social Media Is Rising: Are You Ready?

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www.adweek.com - Social media and marketing for mobile is the most potent cocktail of digital marketing for our times. It’s expected that by 2020, there will be close to 6.2 billion smartphones in the world. And the …

Bing Ads launches mobile price extensions - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Bing Ads announced the rollout of price extensions on Wednesday. Price extensions appear in text ads that appear in the top spot in mobile search results. Advertisers can use them to show prices for …

Opinion | Don’t Fix Facebook. Replace It.

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www.nytimes.com - What the journalist Walter Lippmann said in 1959 of “free” TV is also true of “free” social media: It is ultimately “the creature, the servant and indeed the prostitute of merchandizing.” But social …

Casey Neistat shares heartfelt video on YouTube shooting

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mashable.com - Once a daily vlogger, beloved YouTuber Casey Neistat has been less present on the platform in recent months. But in support of the victims, their families, and employees at YouTube, Neistat shared a …

As Trump Attacks Amazon on Twitter, White House Holds Its Fire

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www.newsmax.com - Judging from his tweets, President Donald Trump appears to have the knives out for Amazon.com Inc. But inside the White House, there are no active discussions about turning the power of the administr…

YouTube Shooter Nasim Aghdam Blamed Company for 'Suppression' of Her Videos, Loss of Income | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Aghdam, who made videos about veganism and animal rights, claimed, “Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!” in a series of rants on her website. “There is no free speech in rea…

YouTube and Genius launch a music-focused twist on the 'stories' format

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www.techradar.com - YouTube has launched yet another take on the 'stories' format, teaming up with song lyrics and info site Genius to create a new type of presentation specifically for music. Song Stories pieces togeth…

YouTube Shooter's Family: She 'Hated' the Company for 'Filtering' Her Videos

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www.newsmax.com - A woman who believed she was being suppressed by YouTube and told her family members she "hated" the company opened fire at YouTube's headquarters in California, wounding three people before taking h…

EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone Releases Credit Card, Flight And Hotel Records – Nowhere Near London

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dailycaller.com - Boarding passes and credit card records of longtime presidential adviser Roger Stone show him arriving in Miami, Florida after a two day trip to California on August 4, 2016, documents reviewed by Th…

Brother of YouTube shooter says he WARNED cops she might target YouTube HQ!

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therightscoop.com - Once again we find out that cops were warned about the YouTube shooter before she actually committed the shooting: NY POST – The YouTube shooter’s brother says he warned cops “she might do something”…

How to Create a Facebook Local Event for Your Business : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Have you heard about the Facebook Local app? In this article, you’ll discover how to use Facebook Local to create events that drive in-store foot traffic. How to Create a Facebook Local Event for You…

365 Day Power Manifestation PLR By Edmund Loh Review – Best New Personal Development Training … Get The Private Label Rights To This New Manifestation Product And Make Money Starting Now | JVZOO - WSO PRODUCT REVIEW

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jvexpertreview.com - 365 Day Power Manifestation PLR is brand new PLR Product By created by Edmund Loh. 365 Manifestation Power is a training course on how to hone your Manifestation and improve your life decision making…

20 Classic Toys From The '80s (That Are Worth A Fortune Today)

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www.cbr.com - Collectively, the 1980s was a very special decade for toys. It was the decade that video games exploded in popularity; so too did action figures. There had been video games in the late 1970s and Mego…

You Can Do A Lot More With Your Iphone Than You Think

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iphonefindmyphone.com - You don’t have to personal an iphone to know they are expert of much more than your reasonable smartphone. If you’re considering shopping for an iphone, then this article permit you to make the appro…

Tips To Help The Average Webmaster Build An Above Average Site

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agentmonhost.com - Most people don’t have the resources or time to build cars or motorcycles.But all have the tools necessary to design custom website.If you can get it, you can make amazing pages that people will floc…

Light Up Your Adventure. Be a Renegade.

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www.prnewswire.com - The Model 8700 Evolution 2R puts a new spin on traditional Jeep styling, and while owners of these headlights will enjoy an enhanced look that sets their Renegade apart, there's a much more important…

What apocalypse? Why we're going through a retail Ragnarök

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www.retailcustomerexperience.com - By Glenn Shoosmith, CEO and founder of BookingBug For the last decade the retail industry has been prophesying about an impending apocalypse where physical retailers will be toppled by online only co…

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