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Sony’s 2018 OLED TVs Have A $2,800 Starting Price

Sony just announced the prices of its new OLED TVs, which it first showcased at CES 2018. The pricing rivals that of LG’s cheapest OLED TVs yet.  ( Alex Wong | Getty Images ) Sony has announced the prices of its new OLED TV lineup, which was first seen during CES 2018, and new additions to the other series. Sony A8F BRAVIA OLED TV Prices Sony’s new 55-inch A8F comes at $2,800 while the 65-inch variant is at $3,800. While…

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Facebook did not inform the FTC about initial Cambridge Analytica leak – TechCrunch

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that his company did not notify the Federal Trade Commission about the initial user data leak that triggered its most recent privacy scandal. “They considered it a ‘closed case’,”Zuckerberg said in response to a question over whether Facebook’s staff notified anyone at the FTC about the leak of consumer data in 2015 when Facebook claimed it learned about the data leak. Cambridge…

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thousands of years later, the Roman roads are still paying dividends / Boing Boing

Social scientists often promote the value of public provision of infrastructure as a sound, long-term investment in development and prosperity, pushing back against the neoliberal tendency to abandon public goods in favor of private development. Researchers at the Centre for Economic Policy Research examined the amount of light emitted in territories adjacent to network of roads built millennia ago to service the Roman Empire, using light as a proxy for development and prosperity, comparing the light levels to…

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Hands-on: Radical Heights is a free battle royale game oozing ’80s neon and early access bugs

Last week Boss Key said it was moving on from Lawbreakers to a “passion project.” Now just a handful of days later that passion project is out on Steam. I didn’t expect such a fast turnaround, but the game is called Radical Heights, and it’s a free-to-play, ‘80s game show-themed battle royale shooter. Basically, it’s The Running Man. And you know what? I like it. Smash and grab Okay, “like” is maybe too strong a word for what’s here. I…

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Facebook Is Telling People Their Data Was Breached

Facebook began alerting some users that their personal information was accessed during the Cambridge Analytica data breach, and suffice to say, Facebook users aren’t happy. Some 87 million people are estimated to have possibly been affected by the Facebook Cambridge Analytica data breach, a higher number than the social media giant originally anticipated. Last week, Facebook announced that users who may have had their data misused by Cambridge Analytica would get a detailed message via their News Feed on Monday.…

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Gmail ‘feature’ exposes Netflix users to phishing attacks

Gmail’s dots don’t matter’ feature could be a scammer’s treat GOOGLE’S GMAIL has a vulnerability that could open the door to phishing scams that attempt to trick Netflix users into paying for a scammer’s account. That’s according to cybersecurity researcher James Fisher, who investigated an unusual email from Netflix asking him to update his payment details. Fisher notes the vulnerability lies with “the dots don’t matter” feature in Gmail, whereby a user will receive emails to their Gmail address regardless of…

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Don’t Forget, It’s National Robotics Week!

Image: IEEE Spectrum; Robot cards: National Robotics WeekIEEE Spectrum teams up each year with iRobot and Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines (IRIM) to create a set of trading cards featuring 10 famous robots and their creators. Check out the 2018 deck! In 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed resolution H.Res. 1055 to make the second week of April officially National Robotics Week. Now celebrating its eighth year, National Robotics Week is more national and more robotics-y…

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Zuckerberg testimony: Facebook CEO grilled by Congress over data scandal – live | Technology

3.44pm EDT15:44 One of the great things about this hearing is that Senators are asking very basic questions about how its service works. Senator Roger Wicker mentions that he’s heard that Facebook can track internet browsing even after someone has logged out of Facebook, and asks whether that’s true. Zuckerberg tried to deflect, suggesting that staff would follow up, but then was pushed to concede that Facebook does indeed track cookies. Share 3.34pm EDT15:34 Senator Maria Cantwell’s line of questioning…

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Westworld trolls Reddit with spoiler video

Image copyright HBO Image caption Although the video claimed to be “full of spoilers” it instead featured a specially filmed song Westworld’s creators have fooled fans of the TV show and much of the media with an offer to reveal spoilers about its next season ahead of broadcast. Two show-runners took part in a Q&A on discussion site Reddit in which they said they would publish a video laying out the plot of the second series if enough people voted…

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