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Posted on 04/17/2018
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Thirty-four major technology companies — including Facebook, Microsoft, HP, ARM, Cisco, and Oracle — have signed a new Cybersecurity Tech Accord. The pledge spans helping to protect against cyberattacks as well as to not helping governments — including the United States — “launch cyberattacks against innocent citizens and enterprises,” as first reported by The New York Times.
Posted on 04/17/2018
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Facebook is introducing third-party fact-checking in India, with a pilot program first starting in the state of Karnataka. Facebook says the fact-checking program is aimed at fighting “the spread of false news,” and the company has partnered with independent journalism initiative BOOM, which is certified by the International Fact-Checking Network.
Posted on 04/17/2018
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Facebook could face billions of dollars in fines after a federal judge ruled that the company must face a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook’s facial recognition features violate Illinois law by storing biometric data without user consent.
Posted on 04/17/2018
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If you want to know the reason I’m not on WhatsApp with its other 1.5 billion users, the answer is Telegram. To people unfamiliar with it, I like to describe Telegram as simply WhatsApp without any of the icky data sharing with Facebook. It has been my favorite, most reliable messaging client, and its platform-agnostic design means I can access my messages across iPhones, Android devices, and desktop browsers. I’m a big fan of Telegram, which is part of why its present ban in its native Russia troubles me.
Posted on 04/11/2018

USA Network announced pickups for four new scripted pilot projects today, including: Treadstone, an action-packed original that delves into the CIA black ops program known as Operation Treadstone; Briarpatch, a unique blend of crime, thriller, mystery, and pulp fiction, marking Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail’s second project for USA Network; Dare Me, a drama set within the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading; and Erase, a crime thriller-with-a-twist starring and executive produced by Denis Leary. 

Posted on 04/11/2018
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This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before members of Congress, splitting his visit into two days of questioning. There were expected queries regarding the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal, about whether Facebook has grown too large and could be considered a monopoly, and how to better regulate the platform.
Posted on 04/10/2018
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Web browsers are building a new way for you to log in, announced today by the W3C and FIDO Alliance standards bodies. Called WebAuthn, the new open standard is currently supported in the latest version of Firefox, and will be supported in upcoming versions of Chrome and Edge slated for release in the next few months.
Posted on 04/05/2018
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An eastern Chinese city is now telling its shops and restaurants to swap their Wi-Fi routers for government-approved routers or else pay a penalty. Stores located in Qingdao, Shandong Province will have to pay up to ¥100,000 ($18,589) if they don’t comply, according to Abacus.
Posted on 04/05/2018

Attention Mr. Robot fans! Did you love discovering all of the amazing digital Easter eggs from Mr. Robot season two? If so, here's your chance to help Mr. Robot win a Webby award!

Posted on 04/04/2018
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Intel updated its patching guidance for Spectre this week, continuing the months-long process of fixing the critical security flaw. Although the company had previously said it planned to patch all affected chips, today it clarified that some product lines won’t receive updates. Most are older and, presumably, not as widely used. They include: the Bloomfield line, Clarksfield, Gulftown, Harpertown, Jasper Forest, Penryn, SoFIA 3GR, the Wolfdale line, and the Yorkfield line.