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Thursday, December 20, 2018

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We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites

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motherboard.vice.com - As a freshman in high school, in the year of our lord 2002, I made a website called “Jason’s Site.” While a website named after myself and devoted to updates about my own life was unspeakably vain fo…

All the toys are free at this pop-up store for homeless kids

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www.fastcompany.com - On an ordinary day, the clients of CS Hudson, a company that builds pop-up stores, are clothing retailers, restaurants, and other brands. Yesterday, the clients were homeless children as young as 2. …

Shamoon Attackers Employ New Tool Kit to Wipe Infected Systems | McAfee Blogs

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securingtomorrow.mcafee.com - Last week the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team posted an analysis of a new wave of Shamoon “wiper” malware attacks that struck several companies in the Middle East and Europe. In that analysis we…

The Top 10 Google Ads Innovations of 2018

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www.wordstream.com - As you know, one year is like a century in the world of Google advertising. There are many innovations, experiments, and new trends constantly developing to advance the way we target, reach, and spea…

Up close and hands-on with Sony’s Aibo

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techcrunch.com - In 2006, the world’s Aibos began a slow march toward death. After seven years, Sony discontinued the line, citing disappointing sales. The company only managed to move around 150,000 in that time fra…

Facebook and Twitter remove accounts spreading fake news ahead of Bangladesh’s elections

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techcrunch.com - Twitter and Facebook announced this morning they’ve removed a combined total of 30 accounts that were working to spread misinformation in Bangladesh, 10 days before the country’s general elections. A…

Uber reboots its self-driving car program

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techcrunch.com - Uber Advanced Technologies Group has officially resumed on-road testing of its self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh, nine months after the company halted its entire autonomous vehicle operation after …

Spotify settles the $1.6B copyright lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen out of court

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techcrunch.com - Spotify has settled the $1.6 billion lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen Music Publishing in December 2017. The publisher, which represented artists like Tom Petty, Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks and …

Justice Department accuses Chinese spies of hacking into dozens of US tech and industry giants

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techcrunch.com - The Justice Department has unsealed a damning indictment that links to spies working for the Chinese government an aggressive campaign to hack into U.S. tech and industry giants. The indictment, out …

French data protection watchdog fines Uber $460,000 for data breach

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techcrunch.com - One by one, European countries are slapping Uber with a penalty for the way it handled its 2016 data breach. Today, France’s data protection watchdog, the CNIL, announced it was fining Uber $460,000 …

In revamped transparency report, Apple reveals uptick in demands for user data

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s transparency report just got a lot more — well, transparent. For years, the technology giant released a twice-a-year report on the number of government demands it received. It wasn’t much to …

Firefox Focus adds support for enhanced tracking protection and Google’s Safe Browsing service

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techcrunch.com - Firefox Focus for Android and iOS is Mozilla’s privacy-centric mobile browser. Today, the organization stepped up this promise of keeping its users’ data private by adding a few new features to the b…

Grab is messing up the world’s largest mapping community’s data in Southeast Asia

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techcrunch.com - Grab, Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing company, has hit a roadblock in its efforts to improve its mapping and routing service after running into trouble with OpenStreetMap, the world’s largest colla…

Listen to a Tesla make 6 farting noises on demand

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techcrunch.com - One of Tesla’s big selling points is the company’s ability to wirelessly push software updates to its electric vehicles. It’s what allows these vehicles to improve over time long after they’ve been p…

Help TechCrunch find the best lawyers for startups

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch is working on a new project to help you build a better company. We’re looking for the great service providers in the startup world: the lawyers, accountants, recruiters, human resource man…

WhatsApp has an encrypted child porn problem

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techcrunch.com - WhatsApp chat groups are being used to spread illegal child pornography, cloaked by the app’s end-to-end encryption. Without the necessary number of human moderators, the disturbing content is slippi…

At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees

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techcrunch.com - Thousands of people trusted Blind, an app-based “anonymous social network,” as a safe way to reveal malfeasance, wrongdoing and improper conduct at their companies. But Blind left one of its database…

Boosted nabs $60M as the electric skateboard maker looks to build something new

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techcrunch.com - Boosted has scored some serious cash as it looks to move beyond the world of electric skateboards to conquer new forms of personal transportation. The startup announced today that it has closed a $60…

An inside look at Rivian’s EV ambitions from AI batteries to electric jet skis

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techcrunch.com - For a CEO who insists his electric vehicle startup doesn’t want to be Tesla, Rivian founder RJ Scaringe can sound a lot like Elon Musk. Just weeks before unveiling Rivian’s first vehicles — an all-el…

App downloads across iOS & Google Play up 10% to 113B in 2018, consumer spend tops $76B

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techcrunch.com - The app economy is continuing to grow, both in terms of app downloads and consumer spending. According to preliminary year-end data shared by App Annie, it’s predicting the number of global app downl…

These 10 enterprise M&A deals totaled over $87 billion this year

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techcrunch.com - M&A activity was brisk in the enterprise market this year, with 10 high-profile deals totaling almost $88 billion. Companies were opening up their wallets and pouring money into mega acquisitions. It…

3D-printed heads let hackers – and cops – unlock your phone

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techcrunch.com - There’s a lot you can make with a 3D printer: prosthetics, corneas, firearms — even an Olympic-standard luge. You can even 3D-print a life-size replica of a human head — and not just for Hollywood. F…

FCC fines Swarm Technologies $900K over unauthorized satellite launch

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techcrunch.com - Back in March came the surprising news that a satellite communications company still more or less in stealth mode had launched several tiny craft into orbit — against the explicit instructions of the…

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC: A 230-mile range test along the California coast

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www.cnet.com - It's about 110 miles from the Mercedes-Benz Research & Development center in Sunnyvale, California, to the beautiful, coastal region known as Big Sur. That's a long way to go just to enjoy a light lu…

“Cry me a river”: Guy Kawasaki calls on Aussie startups to ‘get over’ tall poppy syndrome - SmartCompany

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www.smartcompany.com.au - Former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki says entrepreneurs should ‘get over’ tall poppy syndrome, and focus on running their businesses. After two stints working with Steve Jobs at tech giant Appl…

The f8 Preview: How Facebook Plans to Take Over the Web

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om.co - Mark Zuckerberg @ SXSW 2008 by Deney Terreio via Flickr Facebook’s third f8 developer conference kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco and online, with the social networking company likely to announce …

Spatial audio is the most exciting thing to happen to pop music since stereo

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arstechnica.com - As much as I love overpriced gizmos in my living room, I still tend to be reluctant about new standards. TVs are a great example. I've appreciated the bonuses offered by 3D, 4K, and HDR, but I conced…

Fortnite’s paid outfits, dances have made it a target for lucrative account theft

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arstechnica.com - A Thursday BBC report takes a look at the state of Epic Games' mega-popular game Fortnite through the eyes of a particular audience: its black market of account thieves. After speaking with "about 20…

Report: Facebook let major tech firms access private messages, friends lists

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arstechnica.com - The news comes days after Facebook disclosed a massive photo bug, weeks after 50 million people were affected by an access-token harvesting attack, and less than a month after it was revealed that Fa…

AT&T 5G goes live this week with ridiculously overpowered hotspot

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arstechnica.com - The era of 5G mobile networks is quickly approaching, and while there isn't any smartphone out yet sporting the new network connectivity, AT&T says that "select" early adopters will soon be able to j…

How to Keep Your Private Crypto Keys Safe and Private

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www.newsmax.com - One of the benefits of cryptocurrencies is that they’re safe. The coins are digital so they can’t be swiped from your pocket or stolen from your home, and to use them, you need two long pieces of cod…

The real reason clients won't pay you to design their website

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blog.designerup.co - Many of my students are just starting their careers in design, others are a bit more seasoned and may have gotten lucky with on-going work from one or two clients but find it hard to attract new ones…

Latest Firefox Focus provides more user control – The Mozilla Blog

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blog.mozilla.org - The Internet is a huge playground, but also has a few dark corners. In order to ensure that users still feel secure and protected while browsing, we’ve implemented features that offer privacy and con…

All the Small Things: How Not To Annoy Your Mobile Users - Usability Geek

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usabilitygeek.com - Let us talk about Peter. He has just bought a great shirt. It is on trend. The feel, and the price point was a bargain. He gets home, and it feels great. But then. It starts with a tickle, then a scr…

Chronological Twitter is back on iOS, soon on Android

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androidcommunity.com - No one was really demanding an algorithm-based Twitter, but the micro-blogging social media site still did it anyway a few years ago. Instead of showing the tweets in chronological order, they messed…

Nokia 8 Android 9 Pie rolls out, Digital Wellbeing available in the future

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androidcommunity.com - Android 9 Pie for the Nokia 8 is finally available. HMD Global’s CPO Juho Sarvikas himself shared the good news via a post on Twitter. It started rolling out yesterday so expect to receive an OTA not…

Fortnite v7.10 patch adds support for new devices, fortnight of Fortnite begins

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androidcommunity.com - Perhaps by now, you’ve planned out how you’d be spending the holidays. If not traveling, you’ve probably decided to just stay at home, play games, and hibernate. We’re thinking of doing the same thin…

Waggit, the canine wearable, wins $50K in flash funding from Arrow

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go.indiegogo.com - The latest winner of flash funding from Arrow is Waggit, who just received an award of $50K USD as part of the Arrow Certification Program. Become part of the Arrow Certification Program to qualify f…

You Will Soon Be Able to Have Cortana Read Your Email Out to You - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is working on a new Cortana integration for Outlook on mobile devices. The personal assistant will soon be able to read your email out to you, reports Windows Central. The company is curren…

Meeting Customer Demands - Are You Staying On Top? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Taking care of the customer should be a priority for every business, regardless of how long it’s been running. Failing to meet expectations of your client base can result in them going elsewhere, so …

You’re not quitting Facebook if you still use Instagram and WhatsApp

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qz.com - So you’ve decided you’ve had enough with Facebook and its continuing antics, or all the times it’s been hacked this year, or perhaps you’re just sick of how much time you spend on it. You’ve finally …

5 Ways Digital Is Revamping The World Of Creative [Infographic] | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - A few years ago, we never could have imagined the changes that were coming to the creative landscape. Digital has completely transformed the way we create, build, and distribute creative, which is no…

SearchCap: Google mobile first indexing rolling, YouTube ads & Google Home for local - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Google issued an update on the status of its mobile-first indexing initiative. These re…

Elon Musk Fails to Deliver Boring Company Promises | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - As usual, it appears that Tesla CEO and Boring Company founder Elon Musk has promised more than he can deliver. The Boring Company held a product demonstration event this week, which Musk previously …

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