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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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Google Celebrates 19th Anniversary With 19 Iconic Games
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Google is celebrating its 19th Anniversary has come up with a surprise Doodle spinner that brings back 19 Doodle games from the past.  The company wrote in a blog: “They say life is full of surprises, and Google’s history is chock-full of them. In fact, we wouldn’t be here without them. In 1997, Larry Page, had just […]

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NSA Targeted 106,000 Foreigners In Spy Program Up For Renewal
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The U.S. National Security Agency conducted targeted surveillance over the past year against 106,000 foreigners suspected of being involved in terrorism and other crimes, using powers granted in a controversial section of law that’s set to expire at the end of this year. The number of foreigners […]

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Driving with AR glasses may be information overload
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The bridge of my nose is starting to collapse under the weight of the augmented reality glasses I'm wearing. I'm sitting in an Infiniti SUV being taken on a short tour near San Francisco's AT&T Park (home of the Giants. Go, local sports team), pe…

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Samsung's Anniversary Offers For Online Customers
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Samsung India has announced a slew of special anniversary offers on ‘Samsung Shop’, the official online store of Samsung for its valued consumers. The anniversary sale on Samsung Shop (https://shop.samsung.com/in) from September 25 to September 30, 2017 will offer consumers a host of benefits on Samsung products.   Consumers will get exclusive deals on a range of […]

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Justice Department goes nuclear on Google in search warrant fight
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Enlarge / Close-up of cables and LED lights in the data center of T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. (credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images) The Justice Department is demanding that a federal judge sanction Google for failing to abide by court orders to turn over data tied to 22 e-mail accounts. “Google’s conduct here amounts […]

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Man held website hostage for $10,000, failed, redirected it to porn, got busted
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Enlarge (credit: Richard Lewis) An Arizona man was sentenced Monday to four years of federal probation after he pled guilty to effectively holding a corporate website hostage and redirecting it to a gay porn site for several days in 2015. The defendant, Tavis Tso, was also ordered to pay over $9,000 in restitution. According to […]

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“Fake” net neutrality comments at heart of lawsuit filed against FCC
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | designer491) The Federal Communications Commission has ignored a public records request for information that might shed light on the legitimacy of comments on Chairman Ajit Pai’s anti-net neutrality plan, according to a lawsuit filed against the FCC. Freelance writer Jason Prechtel filed a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request on […]

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Python's Official Repository Included 10 'Malicious' Typo-Squatting Modules
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An anonymous reader quotes BleepingComputer: The Slovak National Security Office (NBU) has identified ten malicious Python libraries uploaded on PyPI — Python Package Index — the official third-party software repository for the Python programming language. NBU experts say attackers used a technique known as typosquatting to upload Python libraries with names similar to legitimate packages […]

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