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BOISE - The internet as we know it today could soon be changing. You’ve probably noticed over social media lately the talk about net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month on whether or not to lift regulations regarding the internet. Net neutrality was a principle p...
In its ongoing efforts to address the scourge of misleading and false news, Google recently announced a new feature that helps readers evaluate a news source they may not be familiar with. Now, when you search for a particular publication, the Knowledge Panel – that preformatted answers box that...
Microsoft is introducing Cortana to Skype users. The artificial intelligence will come to Skype in the form of the personal assistant Cortana. The assistant will help users make plans for going out or look up information. Skype will be more enjoyable with Cortana The addition of the personal assista...
Internet company uses technology to find potentially spurious information then turns to government agencies for verification, its president says China’s biggest search engine, Baidu, checks out 3 billion claims of fake news every year and works closely with government agencies to tackle an issue i...
An employee at the Bitmain farm that “mines” for Bitcoin. Chinese regulators have said they will halt exchange trading in the virtual currency. CreditGiulia Marchi for The New York Times BEIJING — A major Chinese exchange specializing in the trading of Bitcoin announced on Thursday that i...
  • Friday, 15 September 2017 11:06
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The Supreme Court of Canada issued an order to Google Wednesday: Stop showing search results for a company accused of fraud, not just in Canada, but throughout the world. Yes, that includes everybody reading this in America. But the court’s ruling that the Alphabet. Inc., (GOOG...
Many are left wondering exactly what the global search giant knows - and how they know It turns out Google knows a lot about you - an awful lot, in fact. But exactly how much is "an awful lot"? Many are left wondering exactly what the global search giant knows - and how they know. The good...
    Check out the experimental version of a Google search app designed for slower internet connections that Google is currently testing.   Android Police reports Google is testing a new lightweight version of their search app in Indonesia and maybe India, to see how they can speed up ...
Google’s Uptime, an experimental app that enables people to watch YouTube videos with friends, is now available to everyone who has access to the US iOS App Store. Uptime initially launched earlier this year and was created by Google’s internal incubator, Area 120. Google’s Area 120 ...
Google’s Gary Illyes recently tweeted some unsolicited advice on how to prepare for the impending mobile-first index. While the mobile-first index is not likely to roll out until next year, it’s never too early to start preparing for such a massive change to Google’s index. Illy...
The new design is simpler to use, more visually appealing and offers more content and context. It’s difficult to believe that Google News is 15 years old. In that time, it has been through a number of feature changes and minor redesigns. The last major redesign was in 2010, but...
  • Wednesday, 28 June 2017 13:56
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"The world is kind of a nightmare right now" —ClickHole editor Matt Powers on the role of satire in the age of Trump. “It's really hard to satirize something that's already insane,” Matt Powers told me, “but if it’s being given legitimacy, then we have no choice.” Powers is the editor-in...
Hospitals across the world were forced to pay out $121m (£94m) in 2016 as hackers have started targeting healthcare institutions in ransom attacks. The figure, revealed by computer security specialist McAfee in a report, shows how cybercriminals are viewing hospitals as one of the most lucrative av...
For years, one of the biggest downsides to owning an Android device was how long it took software updates to arrive. Another was how quickly those updates dried up. Google has been working hard with Android OEMs, chipmakers, and wireless carriers to improve the situation, though, and a recently-unve...
  • Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:01
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Research shows people who use the internet more often have more practice identifying fake news In the early years of the internet, it was revolutionary to have a world of information just a click away from anyone, anywhere, anytime. Many hoped this inherently democratic technology&nbs...
China generates 25% of all Apple's profits and is the company's second-largest market. Over time it's expected to eventually become the company's single biggest market. But China is also Apple's biggest problem right now. The company is in freefall in China, with declining sales and loss of mar...
A new series of vulnerabilities in Android have been discovered by researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Titled "Cloak & Dagger" this new class of vulnerabilities and attack vectors makes use of overlays and accessibility service permi...
Online images of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a revealing cropped T-shirt have been blocked in Thailand. The Internet is as American as it gets. Not just the hardware and software, but the mind-set. Many of those who built it are libertarian types — First Amendment fans who regard uncensored access...
Customs and Border Protection officials can currently search your smartphone at the border. But that might soon change. Over the last year, the risk that border agents will search and detain U.S. citizens’ personal devices has increased dramatically. Arriving foreigners, meanwhile, now ...
Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​ An earlier version of this story appeared in Das Magaz...
  • Monday, 22 May 2017 11:16
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The bizarre experiment has raised eyebrows (Picture: CNS) A doctor, who plans to perform a human head transplant, has added a mouse’s head to the body of a rat. The surgeon has courted controversy with previous experiments involving moneys. Sergio Canavero has shocked many in the scientific c...
The beleaguered company’s failure is a sign of what’s to come for many ad-based websites. Yahoo filed its final quarterly report this week. And just like that, the once-mighty tech firm is exiting public trading. The company has been unraveling—slowly and spectacularly—for more than a decade...
(PennaGroup's design for the Trump administration's border wall.PennaGroup) The Trump administration is counting on Congress to approve its federal budget for its planned wall along the US-Mexico border this fall. Not all Republican lawmakers are on board, making it more unc...
Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10 S, will come without the ability to change the default search engine to anything other than Bing. On top of that, Windows 10 S users will not be able to change their default web browser to anything other that Microsoft Edge. Due to the fact Windows 1...
  • Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:38
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Since the outbreak of Russia’s conflict with Ukraine in 2014, Moscow’s campaign of disinformation — particularly targeting EU and NATO countries — has moved into overdrive. Only now, particularly following allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, are the fu...
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