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Backstabbing, Disinformation, and Bad Journalism: The State of the VPN Industry | Max Eddy

I review VPNs for PCMag, and that means I spend a lot of time trying to explain to people that I am not actually a paid shill or actively working against the safety of others. Why? Because the culture around VPNs and how some of these products are marketed has become incredibly toxic. Let me first say that, broadly speaking, my interactions with VPN vendors have been positive. I genuinely believe that most vendors in the VPN space really are…

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Google will now let you automatically delete location and activity history. Here’s how

Google Google is letting users take back a little bit more of their privacy.  On Wednesday, the search giant introduced a new autodelete feature for location, app and web history. As opposed to manually having to wipe their histories, with the new feature Google users will be able pick a length of time, either three months or 18 months, that Google will save the data. Any older data will be deleted automatically.  The option to let Google keep the data until…

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How to Market your Startup

By Laurie Clarke & Alice Murray | Apr 23, 2019 Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Startup founders often underestimate the power of good marketing. You can have a great product or service but unless people hear about it, what is the point? Marketing will allow you to gain brand recognition, attract loyal customers and create a lasting legacy. It should never be an afterthought. Marketing should be a key part of your business strategy from day one. While in the past…

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Apple showcases new streaming service, plus, Facebook’s outage | TECH(feed)

hey everyone, welcome back to tech feed. i’m juliet beauchamp and today we’re discussing issues with facebook and apple’s new media streaming service. stick around. if you’re one of the billions of people who use facebook, instagram, messenger or whatsapp, you might have noticed that those apps were down for hours last week. facebook issued a statement blaming the outage on a configuration error, not any sort of an attack. the server configuration change created a problem that kept growing…

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Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want.

“Don’t worry,” reads the cover photo of my sister’s Facebook page. “Everything is going to be amazing.” The words, in neon blue, green and red, glow from the screen as a kind of preternatural promise, a message from beyond. When I’m feeling stressed, I click on her profile, gaze at that image and take a deep breath. People leave notes, messages and pictures on her page. They say, “I miss you,” “I love you” and “I’m thinking about you.” They…

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2Do makes it easy to keep better track of your errands and events for just $20

In the past, we used good old pen and paper to keep track of all the errands and events that we had to finish or attend to. Nowadays, everyone has a smartphone, so why not keep track of your entire life in the palm of your hands? 2Do makes it easy to organize your schedules and tasks, and it’s currently on sale for $19.99. 2Do Task Manager is a productivity app that allows you to create and manage multiple tasks.…

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Facebook bans Alex Jones and other controversial figures for hate speech

But the company’s enforcement of rules has long remained inconsistent. Just last July, Facebook tweeted, “We just don’t think banning Pages for sharing conspiracy theories or false news is the right way to go.” Then in August, Facebook took down four Jones-related pages, saying it did not take them down for spreading conspiracy theories, but rather for “glorifying violence.” This is only a snippet of article written by Suhauna Hussain Read Full Article

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Best Buy screw-up confirms handset’s 6in screen

GOOGLE HAS OFFICIALLY introduced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, both of which had precisely zero surprises in store. Given the huge number of leaks building up to Google’s launch, there was little left for the firm to unveil. As expected, the flagship duo sport larger displays than last year’s models at 5.5in and 6.3in, respectively, run Google’s Android 9.0 OS and offer dual front-facing cameras and wireless charging for the first time. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about…

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An Officially Licensed Yoshi Egg Nightlight

This is the $33 officially licensed USB powered Yoshi Egg Light available for pre-order from Firebox (among other places, do your research and don’t blame me if you overpay, I’m just here to make you do a bat-spin then push you in the wrong direction). Why the manufacturer bothered making it an officially licensed product instead of just calling it ‘video game dinosaur egg light’ is beyond me, but I’m also a shrewd businessman. “Shrewd or prude?” MODEST FACT: I’ve…

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HIV breakthrough as treatment eliminates transmission risk | UK News

People who are HIV positive and taking medication do not spread the virus when they have sex, a study has found. It means an end to the HIV pandemic could be in sight. Scientists studied 1,000 gay male couples – one HIV positive and taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress the virus, and the other HIV negative. Over the course of eight years, the virus was not transmitted once. Professor Alison Rodger from University College London, who co-led the research, said…

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Bellabeat and Oura ‘smart jewellery’ reviewed – Which? News

If you’re looking for a wearable to log your fitness and general ‘wellness’, you’re not obliged to wear a fitness tracker that stands out a mile. There are more and more examples of ‘smart jewellery’ available, which aim to blend seamlessly into your everyday outfits. We tried out three pieces of smart jewellery that have appeared on the market fairly recently: the Bellabeat Leaf Urban, the Bellabeat Leaf Chakra and the Oura ring. They aim to combine fashion with function,…

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Latest Google Pixel 3A Leak Reveals Pricing And Launch Date

Image: Droid Life Just when you thought that more details about Google’s upcoming ‘budget’ Pixel couldn’t possibly leak, here come the price tags This Tech Today released a video on its YouTube channel, alleging that Pixel 3A will start at $US399, with the the Pixel 3A XL starting at $US479. Both of these price points are for the 64GB versions, though 128GB storage options will apparently be available for both devices. The channel’s host, Brandon Lee, received this information from…

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Samsung expands artificial intelligence lab in Montreal

Samsung is expanding its Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) artificial intelligence (AI) Lab Montreal to deepen its focus on research and drive competitiveness in system semiconductors. Located at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), the AI lab will work on research to “develop disruptive innovation and breakthrough technologies, including new deep learning algorithms and next generation of on-device AI,” according to Samsung. In addition to recruiting more AI experts, Samsung is planning to dispatch R&D personnel in its…

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Drone makes history by delivering organ for successful transplant – National

A drone in Maryland has made history after it became the first unmanned aircraft to deliver a donor kidney to surgeons, who successfully transplanted the organ in a patient with kidney failure. Transplant physicians and researchers at the University of Maryland’s school of medicine and its medical centre teamed up with aviation and engineering experts to fly the organ to the 44-year-old patient, said the university last week. READ MORE: Organ donor cards replaced by online system in Manitoba “The…

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A Conversation with Ilya Sutskever – Gigaom

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese About this Episode Episode 85 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Ilya Sutskever of Open AI talk about the future of general intelligence and the ramifications of building a computer smarter than us. Listen to this one-hour episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm and I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Ilya…

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Mozilla updates its Firefox Add-on Policy

Mozilla will make changes to Firefox Add-on policies in June 2019 that are designed to improve user safety and privacy when using extensions. Starting in June 2019, extensions may no longer contain obfuscated code. Caitlin Neiman, Mozilla’s Add-ons Community Manager notes that extensions may still use minified, concatenated or otherwise machine-generated code, but that the source code needs to be included and that obfuscation is not allowed anymore. Mozilla will improve the blocking process as well to block extensions “more…

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Microsoft promises to be even more transparent about data it collects

Microsoft announced three improvements in regards to privacy and data collection on April 30, 2019. The steps, revealed by Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Julie Brill, on the official Microsoft Blog, are designed to “give customers increased transparency and control over their data that is used by Microsoft’s major products”. The three steps, categorization of data, increased transparency, and a new biannual privacy report, address feedback of Microsoft customers in regards to privacy. Brill notes that customers…

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Reason to Invest in Online Stock Trading you need to know

Where the advancement in the world and technology boom among all the industries is bringing ease & comfort for us. It is also bringing exceeding expenses with it. Managing your expenses nowadays in a fixed income can be difficult sometimes. Then you start searching for ways from where you can earn some extra cash. Increased demand for people searching for ways to earn extra money have created various options as solutions. One of them is the online investment. Online Investments…

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