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Reddit CEO Announces Plan To Suppress pro-Donald Trump Subreddit...
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In a move that has sparked outrage from users, the CEO of Reddit has now pledged to suppress certain pro-Trump posts.
By aphrodite on 2016-12-01 01:30 UTC
Is DirecTV Now Really Worth It?...
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With its new DirecTV Now streaming service, AT&T is coming after cheapskate cordcutters in a real way. The service launches tomorrow, and for an introductory period, it will offer more than 100 streaming channels for $35 a month. But is it a good deal? W
By kynast on 2016-11-29 16:44 UTC
HTML5 is the next $100 billion game platform...
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We believe over the next 12 months, billions of mobile messenger users will become prolific consumers of games and apps using HTML5 and messenger bots. This has the potential to be the most important and lucrative platform ever made available to developer
By aphrodite on 2016-11-29 05:40 UTC
Reddit CEO Caught Secretly Editing User Comments, Chatlogs Leaked...
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Reddits CEO Steve Huffman has been caught editing comments of users of the infamous pro-Trump subreddit The_Donald. For a site which prides itself on authentic conversation, the ability of site administrators to secretly alter content has drastic implicat
By viper1 on 2016-11-24 17:25 UTC
Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China...
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Unveiling a new censorship tool in China could lead to more demands to suppress content from other countries. The fake-news problem, which has hit countries across the globe, has already led some governments to use the issue as an excuse to target sites of political rivals, or shut down social
By aphrodite on 2016-11-23 05:43 UTC
Facebook Working on Censorship Program For China Market...
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Facebook is hoping to get a market foothold in China - where it's been blocked since 2009 - with software that censors posts from news feeds in specific geographic regions, the New York Times reported.
By aphrodite on 2016-11-23 05:39 UTC
Chinese solar firm to build plant in Chernobyl exclusion zone...
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Two Chinese firms plan to build a solar power plant in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, which has been off limits since a devastating explosion contaminated the region with deadly radiation in 1986.
By ceres on 2016-11-22 20:12 UTC
Who’s Hiring? Who’s Firing? Checking in on Tech Jobs, Starting With Bad News From Volkswagen...
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Volkswagen cuts 30,000, NetApp, and Marvell also slash jobs. But Tinder is on the hunt in Silicon Valley and Tesla puts out a help-wanted sign in Germany
By ceres on 2016-11-22 17:02 UTC
Tor phone is antidote to Google hostility over Android, says developer...
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An Android phone hardened for privacy and security that plays Google at its own game.
By ceres on 2016-11-22 16:59 UTC
Microsoft reveals minimum PC specs for Windows 10 VR headsets...
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Microsoft is planning to support virtual reality experiences for all Windows 10 PCs as part of the Creators Update next year. While HTCs Vive and Oculus Rift use their own custom software,...
By ceres on 2016-11-21 15:47 UTC
D-Link joins hands with Microsoft to give 'Super Wi-Fi' a push...
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802.11af finds a friend D-Link and Redmond have put the paddles on 802.11af, charged the machine, and hit the button.…
By aphrodite on 2016-11-21 05:22 UTC
Mark Zuckerberg finally shares a plan to fight fake news on Facebook...
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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...
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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...
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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
LinkedIn officially KickedOut of Russia...
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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...
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(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’...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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