Information Technology

Researchers Reportedly Exposed Facebook Quiz Data On 3 Million Users
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According to a report from New Scientist, researchers exposed quiz data on over three million Facebook users via an insecure website. The data includes answers to intimate questionnaires, and was held by academics from the University of Cambridge’s Psychometrics Centre. While the breach isn’t as severe as the Cambridge Analytica leak, it is distantly connected […]

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Oppo Realme 1 Specifications Surface Online
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Oppo has teamed up with Amazon to launch its sub brand Realme in India. The first phone under this moniker, the Realme 1 has already got a dedicated page on Amazon India. The images reveal that the upcoming phone shares uncanny resemblance with the Oppo A3. But, there was hardly any information regarding the Realme […]

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In February, no fossil fuels-based generation was added to US grid
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The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (credit: Russ Nelson) In the US, two types of electricity generation are on the rise: natural gas and renewables. If one of those is set to make a bigger mark than the other this year, it’s natural gas: in 2018, natural gas-burning capacity is expected to outpace renewable capacity […]

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Circadence VP Keenan Skelly: Changing the Cybersecurity Paradigm
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“It’s only a few times in the history of the U.S. and in specific domains do you have the opportunity to make decisions and have a lasting effect on that domain,” said Circadence VP Keenan Skelly. “In terms of information cybersecurity, we’re right in the middle of it right now. We’re just figuring out what […]

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How a “location API” allows cops to figure out where we all are in real-time
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Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The digital privacy world was rocked late Thursday evening when The New York Times reported on Securus, a prison telecom company that has a service enabling law enforcement officers to locate most American cell phones within seconds. The company does this via a basic Web interface leveraging a […]

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Android P leverages DeepMind for new Adaptive Battery feature
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No surprise here, Android P was the highlight of today’s Google I/O keynote. The new version of the company’s mobile operating system still doesn’t have a name (at least not as of this writing), but the company’s already highlighted a number of key new features, including, notable, Adaptive Battery. Aimed at taking on basically everyone’s […]

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Mozilla To Amazon: Show Us How You're Protecting Kids' Data
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Amazon’s product page for its new Echo Dot Kids Edition doesn’t mention the words “privacy” or “data.” Mozilla thinks it should. From a report: The e-commerce company last month introduced the new, child-friendly Echo device, powered by an Alexa voice assistant that was modified for kids ages 5 to 12. The $80 gadget becomes available […]

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UK Car Industry On Alert Over Reports Some Hybrids Face a Ban
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The UK’s car industry has hit out at the government over unconfirmed reports ministers will target hybrid vehicles as part of a new emissions crackdown. New cars unable to do at least 50 miles on electric power may be banned by 2040, a ruling that would […]

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Report: Chinese government is behind a decade of hacks on software companies
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Enlarge / This phishing message used Google’s link-shortening service, allowing researchers to learned details about potential targets. (credit: ProtectWise) Researchers said Chinese intelligence officers are behind almost a decade’s worth of network intrusions that use advanced malware to penetrate software and gaming companies in the US, Europe, Russia, and elsewhere. The hackers have struck as […]

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