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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Assange's guest list: the RT reporters, hackers and film-makers who visited embassy

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www.theguardian.com - Julian Assange received more than 80 visitors in the seven weeks leading up to the release of hacked Democratic party emails by WikiLeaks, including two journalists from the Kremlin-backed broadcaste…

How to Test AMP Pages with Google’s Cookie-Based Splits

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instapage.com - What are cookie-based splits? Pros & cons of each AMP testing method How to setup campaign experiments with splits Google recently released a new feature to test AMP pages, allowing you to conduct co…

Facebook's YouTube competitor is pivoting to older audiences as teens tune out and publishers balk

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www.cnbc.com - When Facebook announced Watch in 2017, the company positioned it as a new source of revenue for publishers. Not only would Facebook pay for some shows, video publishers would be able to earn about 55…

Manafort denies ever meeting with Assange

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www.cnn.com - Citing a "well-placed source," The Guardian reported that Manafort had met with Assange around March 2016, just months before WikiLeaks released Democratic emails believed to be stolen by Russian int…

Federal judge delays decision on unsealing ‘interesting’ Julian Assange case

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www.washingtonpost.com - By Rachel Weiner Rachel Weiner Local reporter covering federal court in Alexandria, Va. and local court in Arlington and Alexandria. Email Bio Follow November 27 at 3:43 PM The charges against WikiLe…

SFTP: The Future of Large Data Transfers

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www.egnyte.com - In a world where sharing files is as easy as clicking a link, it’s hard to imagine using older services like FTP. Believe it or not, FTP and its derivatives, FTPS, FTPES and SFTP, are still widely pr…

Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free

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techcrunch.com - It’s Cyber Monday and Amazon has one deal for its customers that’s a little unexpected. The company just announced that it has made available, for free, the same machine learning courses that it uses…

Société Générale Pays $1.4 Billion for Systemic Sanctions Violations | JD Supra

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www.jdsupra.com - JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations. This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC (…

TPS Consulting Daily

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY WhatsApp’s chief business officer is leaving Shared by TechCrunch techcrunch.com - Roughly one year after WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton made his highly-publicized exit from Facebook, ano…

Facebook faces global lashing from nine countries for its inability to protect data and stop fake news

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www.washingtonpost.com - In this May 2018 file photo Facebook's logo is seen on a broken screen of a mobile phone. (Photo by Joel Saget/ AFP/Getty Images) By Tony Romm Tony Romm Staff writer covering technology policy Email …

Late registration discounts to Disrupt Berlin 2018 end tomorrow

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techcrunch.com - We’re in the home stretch of Disrupt Berlin 2018. The conference kicks off in just two days, and if you want to attend, the time is officially now o’clock — late registration closes tomorrow on 28 No…

Google Pixel Slate review

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techcrunch.com - First, a dirty little secret about product reviews: You’d love to integrate every product into your daily use, but it just isn’t possible. Especially when you’re dealing with the volumes we deal with…

AWS launches Arm-based servers for EC2

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techcrunch.com - At its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS today announced the launch of Arm-based servers for its EC2 cloud computing service. These aren’t run-of-the-mill Arm chips, though. AWS took the standar…

AWS Global Accelerators helps customers manage traffic across zones

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techcrunch.com - Many AWS customers have to run in multiple zones for many reasons including performance requirements, regulatory issues or fail-over management. Whatever the reason, AWS announced a new tool tonight …

Turo’s new dongle will let customers instantly find and unlock cars

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techcrunch.com - Turo, the peer-to-peer car-sharing company described as the ‘Airbnb of cars,’ is rolling out a new product that will let users locate and unlock cars right from the app. The new product, called Turo …

Meet ‘Bitski’, the single sign-on wallet crypto desperately needs

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techcrunch.com - The scrappy Bitski team raised $1.5 million in pre-seed capital from Signia, Founders Fund, Village Global, Social Capital, and Steve Jain. They were betting on Dinch, a designer-as-CEO who’d built c…

Amazon’s Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day in the company’s history

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techcrunch.com - Amazon said on Tuesday it just had its biggest shopping day in the company’s history on Cyber Monday (Monday, November 26), based on the number of products sold worldwide. That means the shopping eve…

Rivian debuts an electric pickup and SUV designed to look good while getting dirty

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techcrunch.com - Rivian has kept a relatively low profile since the automotive startup with Midwestern roots launched in 2009. CEO and founder RJ Scaringe unveiled two all-electric vehicles this week at the LA Auto S…

Urban Massage exposed a huge customer database, including sensitive comments on its creepy clients

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techcrunch.com - Urban Massage, a popular massage startup that bills itself as providing “wellness that comes to you,” has leaked its entire customer database. The London, U.K.-based startup — now known as just Urban…

Social music app Playlist lets you listen to music with others in real time

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techcrunch.com - A new app called Playlist aims to make music a more social experience than what’s offered today by the major music platforms like Apple Music, Pandora or Spotify, for example. In Playlist, you can fi…

Nintendo struggles to contain massive Smash Bros. Ultimate leaks

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arstechnica.com - The earliest evidence of the game's availability "in the wild" dates back to a Wednesday post on 4chan showing an image of the game's purported retail packaging. In the following days, further online…

Observations and lessons from two decades of writing about video games

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arstechnica.com - (Or “The Play’s the Thing,” originally published in The Game Beat newsletter, April 28, 2017.) If you are connected to video games professionally, you probably heard some sort of discussion over Ian …

South Australia is fueling energy storage investment

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arstechnica.com - In September, South Australia confirmed a plan to set up an AU$100 million (USD $72 million) fund to help households purchase home energy storage batteries. Households could receive subsidies of up t…

Microsoft explains one Azure authentication outage as another one happens

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arstechnica.com - In a stroke of bad timing that would be comical if it weren't so annoying, Microsoft's multifactor authentication (MFA) system, used for Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics, has gone down for a second ti…

Comcast raises cable TV bills again—even if you’re under contract

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arstechnica.com - Comcast is raising its controversial "Broadcast TV" and "Regional Sports Network" fees again on January 1, with the typical total price going from $14.50 to $18.25 a month. The newly raised broadcast…

Google employees demand that Google stop work on censored Chinese search

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arstechnica.com - Dozens of Google employees have signed on to an open letter demanding that Google stop work on Project Dragonfly, a censored version of Google's search engine that could be deployed in mainland China.

The holy temple of User Experience – UX Collective

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uxdesign.cc - The things UX designers do, or are supposed to do, make up the rituals and practices of our global congregation. Things that aspiring designers learn about in their parochial schools (ie bootcamps) w…

Cyber Monday Deal: Elegant Themes Offers Its Biggest Discount Ever | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - There’s never a shortage of good deals to be found on a Cyber Monday, and this year is no different. Still, you usually have to do your share of searching to uncover some really great deals. This lit…

Vital UX skills that few designers have, and how to develop them

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uxdesign.cc - Recently, I have been asked over and over again by budding young designers which skills I look for in UX candidates but that I have a hard time finding when interviewing. This is an important topic. …

Google PageRank is NOT Dead: Why It Still Matters in 2018

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ahrefs.com - It showed the Google PageRank of every page you visited on a logarithmic scale from 0–10. But even before Google officially removed support for Toolbar Pagerank in 2016, they had already ceased to up…

Watch: a visit to the mysterious Georgia Guidestones

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boingboing.net - If you want to get the most out of dedicated digital audio players, smartphones, cameras, drones, tablets or game systems, you’ll need to pair it with the right memory card. No problem: head down to …

How to Protect Your Privacy on Linkedin

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lifehacker.com - We’ve been spending a lot of time lately wrestling with what Facebook has been doing with our information from our personal lives—but Facebook isn’t the only place where you’re sharing a lot of infor…

Facebook confirms years-old messages are randomly coming back to haunt users

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www.theverge.com - Facebook users are reporting one of the stranger bugs to plague the platform of late: years-old Messenger threads resurfacing automatically, without context or explanation. First reported by users on…

Workers Are Walking Out to Get Employers' Attention

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www.shrm.org - A walkout earlier this month by 20,000 Google employees called the world's attention to changes workers wanted to see from their employer. On Black Friday, Amazon employees planned demonstrations acr…

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition launching soon, here’s when

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androidcommunity.com - Another OnePlus device is zooming its way further into the mobile industry. Well, it’s not really a new model but a new variant of the recently launched OnePlus 6T. After the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purpl…

Galaxy S9 Polaris Blue now available in Singapore, Germany

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androidcommunity.com - When an OEM says a particular color variant of their flagship device will only be available in a specific country, we probably shouldn’t take them at their word. Luckily for us who like more color va…

Beware of new “innovative” Google banking scam

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androidcommunity.com - When you search for businesses on Google and something shows up on the Places result, you usually see a phone number there. Since it’s supposedly a “verified” business, you trust that that number is …

Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos 9820 variant benchmarked on AnTuTu

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy S10’s arrival is getting nearer. We’ve filled several pages and written dozens of S10-related stories since April starting when the phone display specs were finalized by the South …

Google Maps now lets you add hashtags in reviews

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androidcommunity.com - The “makeover” of Google Maps into being much more than just a navigation app continues! To help people who use the app to discover new places in their neighborhood or in an unfamiliar place, they ar…

Huawei to compete with Samsung Galaxy A8s with hole-screen smartphone

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androidcommunity.com - While Samsung is prepping for the Galaxy A8s, Huawei is also working on its own hole-screen smartphone. The top Chinese OEM has an early answer to the South Korean tech giant’s device offering that h…

Android Pie’s camera UI for Samsung makes video a bit inconvenient

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androidcommunity.com - One of the things that Android 9 Pie is bringing to devices is a slightly tweaked camera app. The Samsung one, in particular, has a few changes although not as drastic as expected. Those who are alre…

Google Play Store’s ratings section now lets you filter by ratings

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androidcommunity.com - When you’re trying to look for apps in the Google Play Store, it can be a bit overwhelming because of the millions of apps that are in there and that there are hundreds or even thousands of apps avai…

Samsung Galaxy A8s front camera cutout measurement detailed

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung hasn’t really ventured into the notched design category and we don’t think it will. There have been rumors one device may have a notch but we doubt the South Korean tech giant will go through…

Robert Mueller's Endgame May Be in Sight

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www.wired.com - History may show that Monday ranks among the most consequential days yet of Robert Mueller’s 18-month special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. As Geo…

Microsoft Releases Cumulative Updates for Older Windows 10 Versions - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft has released new Windows 10 updates today. Although we have already received this month’s Patch Tuesday updates, this is the second set of updates heading to Windows 10 devices today. It’s …

9 Best Sleep Tracker Apps To Help You Get Adequate Sleep

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www.lifehack.org - A good night’s sleep is hard to come by these days. A lot of people are suffering from sleep loss, insomnia and poor quality of sleep. The reasons vary including unhealthy lifestyle, work pressure or…

I still miss my headphone jack, and I want it back

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www.fastcompany.com - Without a doubt, even from the vantage of today, 2016 will go down as one of the saddest sack years in recent history. A reality show billionaire was elected president. Prince and Bowie died. And, on…

Technical SEO in the wild: Real-world issues and fixes - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - A lot of what is written about technical search engine optimization is pure theory; ideal-world scenarios of how websites should interact with search engine crawlers and indexing systems. In the real…

Request to Unseal Assange Charges Deferred by Judge

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www.newsmax.com - Prosecutors acknowledged to a judge on Tuesday that they erred when they mistakenly referenced criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in an unrelated case, but they insisted the ne…

Facebook Contradicts Its Senate Testimony in Court: Site IS a Publisher | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Facebook has publicly denied being a media publisher every time there is an issue with content on its site. The company has long claimed to simply be a platform for their users to utilize and as a re…

Report: Google AI Will Avoid 'Misgendering' by Skipping Gendered Pronouns | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Reuters reported on Tuesday that Google’s A.I. “will not suggest gender-based pronouns because the risk is too high that its ‘Smart Compose’ technology might predict someone’s sex or gender identity …

Coming Soon to Gas Stations: Chargers for Electric Cars - DGI Wire

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www.dgiwire.com - (DGIwire) – How quickly could the average American identify the location of the nearest electric vehicle (EV) charging station to his or her home? Chances are, relatively few people would be able to …

Help Us Save Animals And The Places They Call Home

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secure.ifaw.org - Our Sites use cookies to track how you use the Sites. A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer or device containing information about the user. These cookies allow us to distinguis…

Spotify Says Mexico City Is the Music Streaming Capital of the World

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remezcla.com - The streaming revolution has transformed music as we know it, but it seems it’s made a particularly important impact on Latin America. As we’ve written before, Latinos are changing the face of music …

Elon Musk reveals that Tesla was just weeks from ‘death’ in 2018

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bgr.com - After burning through an ungodly amount of cash in recent years, Tesla during the September quarter of 2018 finally managed to turn a profit. The figure itself wasn’t staggering — just about $312 mil…

Facebook Messenger Marketing • My Lead System Pro

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blog.myleadsystempro.com - If you haven't heard of Facebook Messenger marketing yet, you certainly will very soon. Which is why, if you're a home business owner, you'll be doing yourself a huge favor if you read every word of …

When It Comes To Laptops, We Will Teach You It All

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Do you want to know how to get the bank? The more informed you are about laptops, the simpler the buying process will be. Keep reading and you’ll learn a little more about the process. Check out the …

Ask The Mechanic To Show You What Needs To Be Repaired

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carshopping.biz - Learning about car repair may seem overwhelming when you don’t even understand the basics. The following article will help you get started. Keep reading for some great auto repairs that you can do yo…

Suggestions For An Effective Affiliate Marketing Strategy

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marketingpromotion.biz - Affiliate marketing is a profitable marketing strategy. Many people have been using affiliate programs as a means of income for quite some time. With the success stories around and the rapid developm…

How to Build a Website That Generates Leads – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - In today’s day and age, every business owner knows they must have an online presence to be competitive. But not everyone understands how to optimize that online presence. Your website is the heart of…

Simple Tips Made Easy To Help You Figure Out Web Page Design

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agentmonhost.com - You are about to see how you can turn profit on the web by building websites.The following article below has many good ideas that will show you the basics of web design so you can become good at it r…

How to Transform from Fan to Fanatic to Fantastic Content Creator – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - Building an audience involves a lot of trial and error. But those who wish to have their own audiences make the effort because having a group of individuals who look forward to getting your content i…

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