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Apple answers Sen. Al Franken’s privacy concerns over Face ID     – CNET
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The tech giant reiterates points from its own report last month, including that the iPhone X doesn’t store or send biometric information.

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Facebook blocks researcher from viewing Russia-affiliated posts     – CNET
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The researcher had looked at the information to study the reach of ads associated with an alleged Kremlin-backed campaign.

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KDE Plasma 5.11 Released
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jrepin writes: KDE publishes this autumn’s Plasma feature release, KDE Plasma 5.11. Plasma 5.11 desktop environment brings a redesigned settings app, improved notifications, a more powerful task manager. Plasma 5.11 is the first release to contain the new “Vault,” a system to allow the user to encrypt and open sets of documents in a secure […]

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Report: Russian Hackers Penetrated Elite NSA Hacking Division
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Russian hackers reportedly exploited a vulnerability in Kaspersky Lab’s software to steal sensitive cyberdefense data from a National Security Agency contractor. The incident, which occurred in 2015, involved a contractor who loaded classified information onto his personal computer in order to work at home. The information included hacking tools and other sensitive data that the […]

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Google Pixel 2 Offers A Dull Design With Large Bezels
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Google has unveiled the second iteration of its own Android smartphone. Dubbed as the Pixel 2, the handset features a metal unibody design. It shares a resemblance to its predecessor, but the new one definitely looks more refined. Unfortunately though, Google’s best doesn’t seem enough to take on the mighty Galaxy S8 and iPhone X. […]

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Google Pixel 2 XL Is Too Big For Its Own Good
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Along with the Pixel 2, Google unveiled a plus size variant. Called the Pixel 2 XL, this handset offers a 6-inch Quad HD+ P-OLED screen. For those not in the know, P-OLED stands for plastic OLED, manufactured by LG. The phone sports a tall screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. As opposed to its rivals […]

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Female ex-Oracle engineers sue for gender discrimination
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Enlarge / Pedestrian at Oracle Corp. headquarters in Redwood City, California. (credit: Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Oracle has been sued (PDF) for gender discrimination by three female former engineers who allege they were paid less than men in similar roles. The proposed class-action case was first reported on Friday by The Information, which said it was […]

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DJI's drone 'privacy mode' is now available
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In August, DJI announced that it would be introducing Local Data Mode to its line of drones, a setting that would cut drones off from internet activity and stop information like flight location from being uploaded to the company's servers. Well that…

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Facebook will share Russian-bought election interference ads with congress tomorrow
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 Facebook will release over 3000 ads bought by a Russian entity to interfere in U.S. politics and the 2016 presidential election with congressional investigators tomorrow morning at 8am Pacific, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch. Facebook’s disclosure to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee will include information on the… Read […]

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