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Twitter’s “Trump Exception”

Source: Intellectual Freedom BlogLast December, the company enforced this policy against several high-profile accounts, including the leaders of the far-right Britain First party.That put the social...

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Pretty Soon a Smart Assistant Won't Be a Choice

Source: GizmodoAt home, my pair works like a deeply discounted Sonos setup. I can tell Google’s Assistant to play a song on “both speakers,” and it’ll pipe tinny, still-decent-sounding music into my...

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Germany vs Elsevier: universities win temporary journal access after refusing to pay fees

Source: NatureThe Dutch publishing giant Elsevier has granted uninterrupted access to its paywalled journals for researchers at around 200 German universities and research institutes that had refused...

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Lobbying Group for Google, Amazon, and 40 Other Tech Companies Will Intervene in Net Neutrality Lawsuit

Source: GizmodoA trade group representing more than 40 of the country’s biggest tech companies announced on Friday plans to intervene in a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai suspiciously cancels his CES 2018 visit

Source: MashableCES, the tech industry's largest annual trade show, begins next week (Jan. 9-12), but the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will not be attending. Gary Shapiro,...

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La obsesión por la velocidad de los procesadores acabó haciéndolos inseguros

Fuente: El PaisVarios expertos en ciberseguridad han hallado dos vulnerabilidades críticas en el diseño de los procesadores que incorporar la casi todos los ordenadores del mundo. Estos fallos,...

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Police Kill 28-Year-Old After 'Swatting' Call

Source: GizmodoA 28-year-old man was shot and killed by a Wichita police officer after a reported hostage situation call last night. At a press conference this afternoon, Wichita police said it was a...

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Chinese Man Gets 5-Year Prison for Running VPN

Source: Hacker NewsWhile continuing its crackdown on services that help Chinese citizens to bypass Great Firewall, Chinese authorities have sentenced a man to five-and-a-half years in prison for...

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La ‘narcocultura’ que mató al Pirata de Culiacán

Fuente: El Pais El Pirata comenzó su carrera en las redes sociales inconsciente. El mundo viral lo adoptó como su mascota el día en que unos supuestos amigos lo grabaron rompiéndose la frente contra...

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Every single Yahoo account was hacked - 3 billion in all

Source: CNN Sitting down? An epic and historic data breach at Yahoo in August 2013 affected every single customer account that existed at the time, Yahoo parent company Verizon said on Tuesday.That's...

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California Warns People to Limit Exposure to Cellphones

Source: GizmodoSince the earliest days of mobile phones, a small but steady contingent of environmental activists, conspiracy-inclined folks, and some scientists have warned about the hidden damage...

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Everything Apple Fucked Up This Year

Source: GizmodoPeople like to believe that Apple is a company that never makes mistakes. Never has that logic been so obviously flawed as it was in 2017. This year, it seemed like Apple couldn’t make...

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Rescued radar maps reveal Antarctica's past

Source: NatureGlaciologists will soon have a treasure trove of data for exploring how Antarctica’s underbelly has changed over nearly half a century. An international team of researchers has scanned...

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Avanza proyecto de datos abiertos

Fuente: El Nuevo DiaMario Marazzi, director del Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico. (Archivo / GFR Media)Un proyecto de ley impulsado por el Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico (IEPR) para...

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Only 1 in 5 Republicans Want the FCC to Gut Net Neutrality Rules

Source: GizmodoThe survey, conducted by the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation (PPC) and Voice of the People, a nonpartisan polling organization, found that only one in five...

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Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed'

Source: GizmodoLast month, Facebook’s first president Sean Parker opened up about his regrets over helping create social media as we know it today. “I don’t know if I really understood the...

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FCC Commissioner Blasts Her Own Agency for Withholding Evidence of Fraud

Source: GizmodoFCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday accused her agency of withholding evidence of fraud, further intensifying the ongoing battle over the future of net neutrality. “To put it...

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Controversial Study Claims 'Smartphone Addiction' Alters the Brain

Source: InverseIt’s an open secret that Silicon Valley exploits our tendency to seek the neurological rewards delivered by the likes, comments and mentions that pop up on our internet-connected...

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Supercomputing poised for a massive speed boost

Source: NatureAt the end of July, workers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee began filling up a cavernous room with the makings of a computational behemoth: row upon row of neatly...

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En Babia la JRT con cambios monumentales en la FCC

Fuente: NoticelLa Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones (FCC por sus siglas en inglés) aguarda por emitir un voto sobre los cambios a las regulaciones del internet.Mientras la Comisión Federal de...

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Google revela los métodos preferidos por los ‘hackers’ para entrar en tu cuenta de Gmail

Fuente: El PaisLa huella digital de los usuarios de Internet abarca redes sociales, registros financieros e información de carácter sensible, como fotografías, en servicios de almacenamiento en la...

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Here's the FCC's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

Source: GizmodoThe FCC on Wednesday released a draft order that would effectively repeal landmark Obama-era regulations that ensure internet service providers offer consumers equal access to online...

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Schneier on Equifax

Source: Security Now!Okay.  So last week our often-quoted guru and security expert and crypto person whose books I have behind me on my shelf, Bruce Schneier, was asked to testify before the House...

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German Regulators Ban Smartwatches for Kids, Urge Parents to Destroy Them

Source: GizmodoSaying the technology more closely resembles a “spying device” than a toy, Germany regulators have banned the sale of smartwatches designed for kids, urging the parents who were dumb...

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The FCC Votes to Abandon Rural and Low-Income Americans

Source: GizmodoOn Thursday, the current FCC commission continued its campaign to loosen protections for consumers while doing the bidding of major corporations. The five-person commission voted on...

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