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House Votes to Let ISPs Sell Your Browsing History

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:26:08 GMT

President Trump's signature is all that is needed now to roll back Obama-era rules, leaving consumer data fair game for broadband providers.A woman poses for a photo using her smart phone in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2013.


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How to Use Facebook's New Snapchat-Like Features

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:19:09 GMT

Snapchat is the cool kid in the app world — and now Facebook is taking a page from its playbook.


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Paralyzed Man Moves His Arm Using Brain Implants

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:11:47 GMT

A man paralyzed from the shoulders down was able to move enough to eat and drink using a new brain implant system.Bill Kochevar, 56, uses a brain implant to move his arm despite being paralyzed from the neck down.


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Firm Floats Plan to Hang Colossal Skyscraper From an Asteroid

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:40:00 GMT

Dubbed Analemma, the fanciful tower wouldn't be built on the ground, but suspended in air by cables from an asteroid repositioned into geosynchronous Earth orbit just for the purpose.Analemma Tower would travel on a daily loop between the northern and southern hemispheres, including a daily pass over Midtown Manhattan.Analemma Tower would travel on a daily loop between the northern and southern hemispheres, including a daily pass over Midtown Manhattan.Prefabricated units are hoisted up and plugged into an extendable core which is then clipped onto the supporting cable.An asteroid is relocated into a geosynchronous orbit and affixed with supporting cables to support the tower below.


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Uber Releases Its First Diversity Report, and It Looks Like Pretty Much Every Other Tech Company

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:11:00 GMT

CEO Travis Kalanick admits the company has been 'too slow in publishing our numbers.'Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India, in this January 19, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiUber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India, in this January 19, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui


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Meet the 13-Year-Old Who Bosses Google Around

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:03:00 GMT

Ahsan Tahir is only 13 years old and is a recognized Microsoft security researcher with "Hall of Fame" status.Ahsan Tahir is a 13-year-old computer security consultant who has helped identify a number of bugs for some large technology companies.Ahsan Tahir is a 13-year-old computer security consultant who has helped identify a number of bugs for some large technology companies.


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US Infrastructure At 'Red Alert' for Hacking

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:20:29 GMT

NBC's Tom Costello warns that America's digital infrastructure is at an increased risk as the pace of computer hacking picks up dramatically.A light illuminates the keyboard of laptop computer.


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Are You Safe From Hackers at 30,000 Feet?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:21:36 GMT

Are you as vulnerable to hacks in the air as you are on the ground?An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380


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How Hackers Steal Your Credit Card Info

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:11:07 GMT

Just how easy is it for hackers to steal your credit card information, and what they can do with it after they get it?The smartest way to pay off credit card debt is...


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How Hackers Are Targeting Tourists

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:07:37 GMT

One warning sign: The word "free."Hundreds of activists demand justice for Trayvon Martin after marching to Times Square from New York's Union Square, July 14, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama called for calm on Sunday after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, as thousands of civil rights demonstrators turned out at rallies to condemn racial profiling. Zimmerman, cleared late on Saturday by a Florida jury of six women, still faces public outrage, a possible civil suit and demands for a federal investigation.


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5 Millennial Jobs You Will Never Understand

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:26:57 GMT

What on earth is a social media influencer, anyway?Young man talking on phone in office.Young man talking on phone in office.


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London Terrorist Used WhatsApp Just Before Attack, U.K. Lawmaker Blasts Encryption

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:56:00 GMT

A senior British lawmaker has blasted messaging service WhatsApp for using end-to-end encryption after London attacker used it minutes before assaultActing Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Craig Mackey, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan applaud during a candlelit vigil at Trafalgar Square.Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Craig Mackey, Amber Rudd and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan applaud during a candlelit vigil at Trafalgar Square.


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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Ariz. Crash

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:59:59 GMT

The crash in Tempe occurred after a second car driven by a human failed to yield to the Uber vehicle, Tempe police said.A self-driven Volvo SUV owned and operated by Uber Technologies Inc. is flipped on its side after a collision in Tempe, Arizona, U.S. on March 24, 2017. Picture taken on March 24, 2017.A self-driven Volvo SUV owned and operated by Uber Technologies Inc. is flipped on its side after a collision in Tempe, Arizona, U.S. on March 24, 2017.


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How Can You Keep Your Internet Searches Private?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:18:57 GMT

The Trump administration just took the first step in allowing internet providers to sell your browsing habits and personal information.Ethernet cables in a server room.


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Would You Pay to Use Twitter?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:25:00 GMT

Twitter is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals.The Twitter Inc. account of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDoanldTrump, is seen on an Apple Inc. iPhone in Washington on Jan. 27, 2017.


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Senate Votes to Let ISPs Sell Your Data Without Consent

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:42:00 GMT

The measure, which the only Democratic member of the FCC said opens 'a massive gap in consumer protection law,' still has to pass the House and be signed by the president.


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FCC Cracks Down on Annoying Robocalls

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:20:12 GMT

Dinnertime might actually be enjoyable after the FCC cracks down on robocalls.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas


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Google's New Way to Get Black Students Into Elite Tech World

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:04:00 GMT

The new campus will serve as a three month residency for juniors and seniors in Howard's computer science program.Google headquarters in Mountain View, California on September 2, 2015.


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Who Is Responsible for Stopping Live-Streamed Crimes?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:17:00 GMT

The live-streamed rape of a 15-year-old girl on Facebook has brought up questions about the responsibilities social media companies have.A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Facebook logo as he poses with a smartphone in this photo illustration.A woman poses for a photo using her smart phone in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2013.


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Now You Can Use Your Phone to Withdraw Cash at These ATMs

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:52:08 GMT

Starting on Monday, Wells Fargo customers will be able to withdraw money using a smartphone at any branded ATM.REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


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ABC Twitter Accounts Hacked by Profane, Trump-Supporting Hackers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:35:00 GMT

ABC News and GMA Twitter accounts were hit by hackers Thursday, who posted a string of profanity-laced fake news reports and support for Trump.


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Soon You'll Be Able to Order Starbucks From Your Car

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:30:31 GMT

A new alliance between Ford, Amazon, and Starbucks should make it a little faster and easier to order and pay for your morning brew.A customer carries a coffee drink in a red paper cup, with a cardboard cover attached, outside a Starbucks coffee shop in the Pike Place Market, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Seattle.


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Facial Recognition Databases Give Congress the Creeps

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:58:00 GMT

Democrats and Republicans alike assailed the FBI on Wednesday for its use of facial recognition software to identify potential suspects.An androgynous base image and an experimental analysis of the same face.An androgynous base image and an experimental analysis of the same face.


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What Does It Mean That Trump May Have Been 'Incidentally' Surveilled?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:27:00 GMT

Rep. Devin Nunes, House Intel Committee chair, said the conversations of Trump team members may've been captured "incidentally." An explainer.Trump speaks during a rally in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center, March 20


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Software Company Donates Proceeds From Latest Game to Syrian Refugees

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:57:00 GMT

To date, Ayotree has raised more than $1,100 for Oxfam America. The company hopes to raise $10,000 for the fund by World Refugee Day on June 20.Brothers Chinh Vu (left) and Khoa Vu (right), the co-founders of Ayotree.Brothers Chinh Vu (left) and Khoa Vu (right), the co-founders of Ayotree.A screen shot from "Moses the Freedom Fighter."A screen shot taken from "Moses the Freedom Fighter"


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