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Mark Zuckerberg finally shares a plan to fight fake news on Facebook...
The CEO laid out a series of steps the social network is taking to combat misinformation in News Feed.
By viper1 on 2016-11-19 16:42 UTC
Heated ultra-light jacket keeps you nice and toasty even in freezing temperatures...
If you live somewhere that's cold a new heated jacket from Ravean might be just for you. It weighs only 80 grams, and works in sub-zero temperatures. The post Heated ultra-light jacket keeps you nice and toasty even in freezing temperatures appeared first
By aphrodite on 2016-11-19 07:18 UTC
Twitter User Replaces Word 'White' With 'Black,' Gets Banned...
A Twitter user conducted an interesting experiment to sniff out double standards in the site's censorship policy concerning race.
By ceres on 2016-11-18 18:28 UTC
This impressive tool uses big data to predict your future...
Internet users leave combined data trail of over 2.5 billion gigabytes a day. That’s a staggering amount of information, and it’s information that can tell us a lot about our futures. Predictive World is a tool combining big data, demographic information
By ceres on 2016-11-18 18:08 UTC
LinkedIn officially KickedOut of Russia...
Lucky for Russians. Hopefully their user base in the US will do the same.

VirtualIron Curtain lowered on Microsoft-bait business network Russian telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor has made it official: LinkedIn is no longer welcome in Putin's formerly-socialist paradise.…

By aphrodite on 2016-11-18 08:04 UTC
Trump looks poised to overturn Obama policies that favored Google...
(Reuters) - Alphabet's Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet giant in the company's batt
By aphrodite on 2016-11-18 08:00 UTC
Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon suggests having too many Asian tech CEOs undermines ‘civic society’...
President-elect Donald Trumps chief strategist seems to think there are too many immigrants leading Silicon Valley. Steve Bannon, who previously served as Breitbart News Networks executive...
By aphrodite on 2016-11-17 04:31 UTC
Twitter Initiates Mass Purge Of Alt-Right Accounts Following Trump Victory...
Twitter has initiated a major purge of accounts associated with the alt-right exactly a week after GOP President-elect Donald Trump's stunning victory.
By rjx32 on 2016-11-16 20:44 UTC
Twitter bans multiple 'alt-right' accounts...
In the wake of releasing more tools to combat abuse on its service, Twitter has banned the accounts of a number of "alt-right" users. That includes the head of the National Policy Institute (NPI), Richard Spencer. The think tank describes itself
By aphrodite on 2016-11-16 07:27 UTC
Google wants to share VR with one million UK school kids...
As virtual reality becomes more and more popular, companies are looking at new ways to integrate it into people's everyday lives. Google, for instance, is keen to ensure that children grow up enjoying the benefits of VR, so the search giant has commi
By rjx32 on 2016-11-15 16:17 UTC
UPDATE: Packetsled CEO Resigns After Threatening to Shoot Donald Trump with Sniper Rifle...
CEO Matt Harrigan threatened to kill Donald Trump with a sniper rifle Sunday online. Matt Harrigan at Packetsled. Matt Harrigan ... The post UPDATE: Packetsled CEO Resigns After Threatening to Shoot Donald Trump with Sniper Rifle appeared first on The Ga
By viper1 on 2016-11-15 15:22 UTC
Google Lost Big On Its Clinton Bet...
Their CEO helped create Hillary's website
By rjx32 on 2016-11-15 00:49 UTC
Trump's election sets stage for H-1B reform...
President-elect Donald Trump gave laid-off IT workers something his rival, Hillary Clinton, did not during the campaign: Attention and a promise to reform the H-1B visa program. The IT workers that Trump wanted to appeal to don't work for startups, Google, Facebook or Microsoft. They run IT systems
By kynast on 2016-11-14 17:56 UTC
Patch Tuesday overhaul: Microsoft to replace security bulletin index with database-driven portal...
Over the past year, IT admins and security professionals have had to deal with massive changes in the way Microsoft delivers updates. Beginning in 2017, they'll have to adjust to a new format for security bulletins as well.
By kynast on 2016-11-14 17:51 UTC
PacketSled CEO Placed on "Administrative Leave" After Threating President Elect...

PacketSled takes recent comments made by our CEO, seriously. Once we were made aware of these comments, we immediately reported this information to the secret service and will cooperate fully with any inquiries. These comments do not reflect the views or opinions of PacketSled, its employees,

By viper1 on 2016-11-14 17:03 UTC, Edited: 2016-11-14 17:16 UTC
Donald Trump, Peter Thiel and Renewed Hope for a Technology-Savvy President...
Fixing our cybersecurity problem trumps nearly everything else either candidate discussed.
By rjx32 on 2016-11-11 23:07 UTC
Trump tapped the viral anger over H-1B use...
Donald Trump is the first major U.S. presidential candidate to focus on the use of the H-1B visa to displace IT workers. Hillary Clinton never mentioned the H-1B issue in this campaign, but she saw the problem.
By viper1 on 2016-11-10 04:30 UTC
Democratic Underground Knocked Offline Since Election Day...
The owners of the political forum "Democratic Underground" accuse Trump supporting hackers of knocking their site offline since 4:30pm on election day, their "busiest night of the year". They believe member information has been compromised except for credit card details which are handled directly
By viper1 on 2016-11-10 01:56 UTC
Sony Drops Viacom Networks From PlayStation Vue...
Say goodbye to Comedy Central, Spike, and MTV, among other channels.
By viper1 on 2016-11-09 19:35 UTC
Where Are the Jobs for Autonomous Vehicle Engineers? GM and Google Top the List...
Hardware and software engineers looking to work on autonomous vehicle technologies have lots of choices, according to an analysis by Indeed.com
By viper1 on 2016-11-09 19:30 UTC
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