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Apple's macOS 'root' bug can be reopened by updating
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After news broke of a devastating security flaw in its most recent version of macOS, Apple responded quickly by releasing a patch. Installing Security Update 2017-001 on either macOS 10.13 or 10.13.1 will resolve a problem that allowed anyone to logi…

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Netflix has officially renewed ‘Stranger Things’ for a third season
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 What pleasant news to end the week on. Netflix announced today its plans to renew the hit Stranger Things for a third season. The announcement came shortly after Netflix asked the Twitterverse if the streaming media company should make another season. Read More

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The Fake News Fueling the Uproar Over Self-Driving Vehicles
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It may seem obvious that a major consequence of self-driving trucks would be a lot of unemployed truck drivers, but the reality — at least for those who drive tractor trailers — could be better jobs. Autonomous vehicles have massive potential benefits. Models suggest that in the U.S. alone, between 30 thousand and 40 thousand […]

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Google offers real-time search data for news, images and video
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Finding out what people are searching for in real time is a trivial matter these days, thanks to Google Trends. Online since 2015, the service is useful for discovering what the world is paying attention to, like why Donald Trump was elected last Nov…

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Please enjoy this local TV reporter's unhappy Black Friday     – CNET
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Commentary: An Indiana news reporter is poised to describe the crowds at a local mall. However, it’s early and he gets angry.

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After Bankrupting Gawker, Peter Thiel Demands a Chance to Buy Them
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An anonymous reader quotes BuzzFeed: In a federal bankruptcy court filing on Wednesday, lawyers for venture capitalist Peter Thiel objected to the ongoing sale process of Gawker.com, arguing that the billionaire has been unfairly excluded from bidding for the assets of the defunct news website… Whoever ends up buying the site will also buy its […]

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Pokemon Go maker Niantic catches $200 million     – CNET
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The funding news comes just weeks after the developer announced it’s working on a Harry Potter-themed AR game.

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Google will downrank Russian state news agencies
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The extent to which fake news is propagating the internet has become increasingly clear in recent months. In October Facebook revealed some 3,000 politically-charged adverts had been placed in crucial swing states in the US, while Freedom House this…

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When F2P goes wrong: NCSoft gave latest game five months before pulling plug
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Say goodbye to all of your favorite MxM characters, like… uh… that one dude from City of Heroes, and… er… frog-person. (credit: NCSoft) Korean game studio NCSoft took an hours-before-Thanksgiving moment to announce bad news for fans of its most recent game, Master X Master: the free-to-play (F2P) game, which only launched five months ago, […]

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