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For once, Facebook and Twitter didn’t keep invoking AI as a cure-all

By on October 29, 2019
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After playing a starring role at prior face-offs between Congress and the tech industry, artificial intelligence merely warranted a cameo in the latest round.  In the more than two and a half hours of testimony from Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (Google was a no-show) before the Senate Intelligence […]

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Conspiracy theories or no, there’s a good reason not to trust tech companies

By on October 28, 2019
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  There’s a conspiracy theory that Facebook is eavesdropping on our conversations through our phones to send us better ads. Despite Facebook’s insistence the theory is false, it’s a devilishly stubborn urban myth that’s held on, since even before CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress last year. CNET’s own tests couldn’t find any evidence of […]

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Jeff Bezos’ $150 billion divorce: What you need to know

By on October 19, 2019
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  Jeff Bezos’ divorce announcement in January started with a seemingly heartfelt and straightforward tweet from the couple and soon after spiraled into allegations of blackmail over nude photos and a private investigation into leaked texts. Apparently this is what it looks like when the world’s richest person gets divorced. The split, which was finalized […]

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Overhauled Brave browser beta gets max privacy with Tor-powered private tabs

By on October 14, 2019
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Brave, the ad-blocking browser in the midst of a major overhaul, once again has an option for private tabs augmented by the Tor Project’s technology for keeping websites from tracking you online. Brave earlier this month launched an overhauled version, Brave Core, that looks a lot more like the Google Chrome browser on whose open-source […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drops in on Twitch stream, says Nintendo 64 is the best console

By on October 7, 2019
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On a day where Aaron Sorkin encouraged newly elected Democrats to ‘stop acting like young people’, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a different plan: She jumped onto a Donkey Kong Twitch livestream and talked about how much she loved the Nintendo 64. Where do we start with this? First off some background on the livestream itself. On […]

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