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Researchers Find That Filters Don't Prevent Porn
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According to a new paper from Oxford Internet Institute researchers Victoria Nash and Andrew Przybylski, internet filters rarely work to keep adolescents away from online porn. Basically, the filters are expensive and they don’t work. “Internet filtering tools are expensive to develop and maintain, and can easily ‘underblock’ due to the constant development of new […]

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Smart TVs are invading privacy and should be investigated, senators say
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | moodboard) Two Democratic US senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate privacy problems related to Internet-connected televisions. “Many Internet-connected smart TVs are equipped with sophisticated technologies that can track the content users are watching and then use that information to tailor and deliver targeted advertisements to consumers,” Sens. […]

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Open offices are as bad as they seem—they reduce face-to-face time by 70%
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Enlarge / Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays. (credit: Getty | Ian Nicholson) Tearing down walls and cubicles in offices may actually build up more barriers to productivity and collaboration, according to a new study. Employees at two Fortune 500 multinational companies saw face-to-face interaction time drop by about 70 percent, the […]

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Alaska’s last two Blockbusters are shutting down, leaving one in US
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On Thursday, Blockbuster Alaska announced that the rental chain’s last two Alaskan stores will shut down on Monday, with liquidation sales to follow. The news means that only one Blockbuster store will remain in the United States, in Bend, Oregon. “We hope to see you at our stores during the closing, even if it’s just […]

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GamerGate’s subreddit temporarily shuts down because toxicity
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GamerGate was a huge deal, mostly because the internet becomes incredibly volatile at perceived slights against white men. But, it turns out, that even the founder of one of the movement's most potent social channels has had enough. Business Insider…

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New 2018 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro: Everything under the hood     – CNET
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This minor refresh features an eighth-gen Intel processor, more RAM and storage for the same price.

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2018 MacBook Pro packs way more power into its 15-inch frame     – CNET
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Apple steps up to Intel’s eighth-gen CPUs and doubles down on RAM and storage.

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2018 BMW X3 review: Stable, steady and serene     – Roadshow
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The BMW X3 offers great utility and a smooth ride, but optional extras can add up quickly.

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Huawei P20 Lite review: Cheap and gorgeous Moto G6 alternative     – CNET
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The Moto G6 has nothing on the P20 Lite’s classy looks.

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