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Facebook pondered, for a time, selling access to user data
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Enlarge / Facebook co-founder, Chairman, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018, in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A failure to adequately redact a public court document from February 2017 shows that, back in 2012, […]

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A Bug in Steam, Which Was Recently Patched, Could Have Given Users Access To Activation Key of Any Game
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Ukrainian vulnerability researcher has found a bug that would have allowed him to download all the activation keys (also known as CD keys) made available through the Steam gaming platform, for any game, ever. From a report: Discovered by Artem Moskowsky, the bug resided in Steamworks, a platform that Valve runs to help developers with […]

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Star Trek: Short Treks on CBS All Access to start this fall     – CNET
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Discovery’s Harry Mudd, Saru and Tilly will star in Star Trek short films set to delve into their backstories.

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FCC Data Exaggerates Broadband Access On Tribal Lands
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Broadband access in tribal areas is likely even worse than previously thought because Federal Communications Commission data overstates deployment, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). FCC data collection was already known to be suspect throughout the U.S., not just in […]

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Court rules warrants are needed for cops to access smart electrical meter data
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You can tell a lot about what’s going on in a home from how much electricity it’s using — especially when that information is collected every few minutes and recorded centrally. It’s revealing enough that a federal judge has ruled that people with smart meters have a reasonable expectation of privacy and as such law […]

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Both CBS All Access tiers are available on Amazon Channels
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In January, Amazon added the commercial-free version of CBS All Access, the network's subscription streaming service, to Prime Video Channels. Now, the $6 limited commercial tier is available as well. Earlier this month, Deadline reports, CBS CEO Les…

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Windows 'Your Phone' app gives you access to Android files on a PC
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If you have an Android device and happen to be a Windows Insider in the Fast ring, as well, you're among the first people who can take Microsoft's "Your Phone" app for a spin. Microsoft has started testing the experimental application, which gives yo…

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DOD Seeks Classification 'Clippy' To Help Classify Data, Control Access
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The DOD has issued a request for information (RFI) from industry in a quest for technology that will prevent the mislabeling and accidental (or deliberate) access and sharing of sensitive documents and data. In an announcement posted in May by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), […]

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Drip Capital helps exporters access working capital
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Drip Capital is raising a $20 million funding round from Accel, Wing VC and Sequoia India. The company is helping small exporters in emerging markets access working capital in order to finance big orders. The startup also participated in Y Combinator back in 2015. Many small companies in emerging markets have to turn down orders […]

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