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Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke - The Verge
the United States government spent months coming up with a punishment for Facebook’s long list of privacy-related bad behavior, and the best it could do was so weak that Facebook’s stock price went up.
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7 days ago by leolaporte
Google Photo is making your photos semi-public and you probably don’t realise
Whenever you share a photo with a specific person or account on Google Photos, it creates a link that will allow anyone to view those photos forever, until you go and manually deactivate that link.
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8 days ago by leolaporte
Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93 - The New York Times
In a 1963 public television interview, Dr. Corbató described batch processing as “infuriating” for its inefficiency. The advent of time-sharing, however, reinforced the notion, still in its infancy, that computers could be used interactively. It was an idea that would animate the computing field for decades.
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8 days ago by leolaporte
This New Poker Bot Can Beat Multiple Pros—at Once | WIRED
At the end, the bot was ahead by a good margin. Along the way, Elias noticed something: Although machines are often thought of as uninspired, this bot was ballsier than your typical poker pro. “It will bet two or three times the pot, which humans don’t do very much,” Elias says. “These huge bets are interesting to me and something I will incorporate into my own play.”
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9 days ago by leolaporte
Apple disables Walkie Talkie app due to vulnerability that could allow iPhone eavesdropping | TechCrunch
Apple has disabled the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app due to an unspecified vulnerability that could allow a person to listen to another customer’s iPhone without consent, the company told TechCrunch this evening.

Apple has apologized for the bug and for the inconvenience of being unable to use the feature while a fix is made.
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10 days ago by leolaporte
Bankrupt Maker Faire revives, reduced to Make Community | TechCrunch
Maker Media suddenly laid off all 22 employees and shut down last month, as first reported by TechCrunch. Now its founder and CEO Dale Dougherty tells me he’s bought back the brands, domains, and content from creditors and rehired 15 of 22 laid off staffers with his own money. Next week, he’ll announce the relaunch of the company with the new name “Make Community“.
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10 days ago by leolaporte
HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming home of 'Friends'
The service will debut later than originally expected, in spring 2020, but should have "10,000 hours" of material, including already announced projects like Denis Villeneuve's Dune: The Sisterhood, the Anna Kendrick-led comedy series Love Life and an animated prequel series for Gremlins.
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10 days ago by leolaporte
Apple has pushed a silent Mac update to remove hidden Zoom web server | TechCrunch
The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant told TechCrunch that the update — now released — removes the hidden web server, which Zoom quietly installed on users’ Macs when they installed the app.
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10 days ago by leolaporte
Opinion | Google’s 4,000-Word Privacy Policy Is a Secret History of the Internet - The New York Times
This evolution, across two decades and 30 versions, is the story of the internet’s transformation through the eyes of one of its most crucial entities. The web is now terribly complex, and Google has a privacy policy to match.
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11 days ago by leolaporte
Hong Kong protesters use AirDrop to breach China's Firewall — Quartz
Now, Hong Kong’s protesters are using AirDrop, a file-sharing feature that allows Apple devices to send photos and videos over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, to breach China’s Great Firewall in order to spread information to mainland Chinese visitors in the city. Leaving AirDrop settings open allows anyone in the vicinity to send files to your device.
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11 days ago by leolaporte
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated for back-to-school season - Apple
Cupertino, California — Apple today updated MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display for a more natural viewing experience, and lowering the price to $1,099, with an even lower price of $999 for college students. In addition, the entry-level $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest 8th-generation quad-core processors, making it two times more powerful than before. It also now features Touch Bar and Touch ID, a True Tone Retina display and the Apple T2 Security Chip, and is available for $1,199 for college students.
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12 days ago by leolaporte
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RT : First stretches its legs for the first time in 25 years.
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Jamie Carragher hits out at Premier League quality after Chelsea exit | Chelsea
Jamie Carragher hits out at Premier League quality after Chelsea exit | Chelsea Putin Critic Calls for Sanctions on Chelsea Owner Abramovich Chelsea #Chelsea March 13, 2015 at 11:31AM
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