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Ajit Pai finally gets around to fighting fraud in FCC comment system
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Palto) The Federal Communications Commission is planning to overhaul its public comments system to deter fraud and abuse, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a letter to lawmakers last week. The FCC may institute a CAPTCHA system as part of a redesign that will “institute appropriate safeguards against abusive conduct,” […]

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Emirates' VR experience lets you wander around its planes     – CNET
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Check out the fancy perks of first and business class.

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New Firefox Extension Builds a Wall Around Facebook
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Mozilla has announced Facebook Container, a Firefox browser extension that is designed to segregate users’ activity on Facebook from their other Web activity, limiting Facebook’s ability to track them and gather personal data. Mozilla recently has engaged in an aggressive strategy to counter Facebook data management policies that many see as intrusive. The extension is […]

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With HomePod around the corner, Siri’s “give me the news” feature exits beta
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Enlarge (credit: Apple) When you say “Hey Siri, give me the news” to your iOS device, Siri will now immediately begin playing a daily news update from a popular news podcast—NPR by default in the United States. Coming shortly before the launch of the HomePod smart speaker, also powered by Siri, this small feature is […]

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Volunteers Around the World Build Surveillance-Free Cellular Network Called 'Sopranica'
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dmoberhaus writes: Motherboard’s Daniel Oberhaus spoke to Denver Gingerich, the programmer behind Sopranica, a DIY, community-oriented cell phone network. “Sopranica is a project intended to replace all aspects of the existing cell phone network with their freedom-respecting equivalents,” says Gingerich. “Taking out all the basement firmware on the cellphone, the towers that track your location, […]

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Cities around US offer billions in tax breaks to be Amazon’s HQ2
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Enlarge / Amazon’s campus in South Lake Union, Seattle. (credit: Joel Rogers / Getty Images) Cities around the country are pulling out all the stops to entice Amazon to set up its second headquarters in their area. The online retail giant is taking proposals from around North America, and today’s the deadline. Some of the proposals […]

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After bouncing around the Web, Daily Stormer lands a new CDN provider
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Enlarge (credit: CommScope) This article originally appeared on ProPublica on August 18, 2017. The neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer was back online Friday with help from a small company whose founder said he wanted to defend free speech and raise the commercial profile of his new venture. The Daily Stormer was dumped by several internet […]

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A walk around Station F with Emmanuel Macron
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 “We called this building Station F, like Station France, Station Femmes [ed. note: women in French], Station Founders or Station Freyssinet because Freyssinet was a great architect and a great entrepreneur,” French billionaire and Iliad founder Xavier Niel told Macron. While Station F was originally built in the 1920s by Eugène Freyssinet, it was supposed […]

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NASA Won't Fly Astronauts On First Orion-SLS Test Flight Around the Moon
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Space.com: The first flight of NASA’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), is now scheduled for 2019 and will not include a human crew, agency officials said today (May 12). As of 2016, NASA had planned for the SLS’ first flight to take place in 2018, […]

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