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CNN TechnologyMay 24, 2018
After Russia scandal, Facebook begins labeling political ads
Facebook will follow a long-held practice of the television and newspaper paper industry on Thursday and begin labeling political ads.

Who's behind those political ads on Facebook? Now, you can find out. (Washington Post Tech)
Facebook launches searchable archive of U.S. political ads (Reuters Technology)

TechCrunchMay 24, 2018
Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled
The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or stop because its emergency braking systems were deliberately disabled.

Uber had disabled emergency braking in fatal self-driving crash (CNN Technology)
Distracted Driver and Braking Error Cited in Autonomous Uber Car's Fatal Crash (New York Times Tech)

CNET ReviewsMay 24, 2018
Alcatel 3V Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
You'll be able to buy it from Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.

US Launches Criminal Probe Into Bitcoin Price Manipulation (SlashDot)
US investigating bitcoin price manipulation as cryptocurrency runs wild - CNET (CNET News)

CNET Most Popular ProductsMay 24, 2018
Fujifilm X-T100 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
Fujifilm delivers another stylish mirrorless camera for the phone-camera-doesn't-cut-it-anymore set.

Fox Technology newsMay 24, 2018
Twitter users blocked by Trump since he's taken office
A professor, a doctor, a police officer — these are just a few of the Twitter users President Trump has blocked in recent years.

#nottheonion: Trump lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly blocks The Onion on Twitter - CNET (CNET News)
Trump campaign wants answers on Facebook and Twitter 'political bias' - CNET (CNET News)

CNET NewsMay 24, 2018
Uber self-driving car saw pedestrian 6 seconds before crash, NTSB says - Roadshow
The report also claims that Uber's car could have stopped in time, but it wasn't set up to do that on its own.

Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car: U.S. agency (Reuters Technology)

TechCrunchMay 24, 2018
Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in
Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn't intend to access. The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to promote apps or even trick users into downloading apps. Devices effected shipped […]

EngadgetMay 24, 2018
Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact
A Portland, Oregon family has claimed that their Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and then sent it to a random person on their contact list. Two weeks ago, the person -- an employee of the husband -- sent them audio files of their chats that he'd...

An Amazon Echo recorded a family's conversation, then sent it to a random person in their contacts, report says (Washington Post Tech)
Amazon Alexa records and shares woman's private conversation (Fox Technology news)

GizmodoMay 24, 2018
Instapaper Is Blocking Users in Europe Until It Figures Out New Privacy Rules
Instapaper has informed its European users that it will temporarily cut off their access to the platform starting today. The reason? This Pinterest-owned service needs more than the two years it had to comply with the European Union's new batch of privacy rules that go into effect on May 25. Sorry, Europe!


Facebook is rolling out its GDPR privacy rules to the world (Engadget)

Reuters TechnologyMay 24, 2018
Wary of China, Macron urges Europe to set tech regulation standards
PARIS (Reuters) - Europe should set global standards for tougher regulation of digital technology, finding a way between an excessively lax United States and an over-restrictive China, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

TechCrunchMay 24, 2018
Facebook is asking users worldwide to review their privacy settings
Starting this week, Facebook will begin asking users worldwide to review their privacy settings with a prompt that appears within the Facebook app. The experience will ask you to review how Facebook uses your personal data across a range of products, from ad targeting to facial recognition. This request to review Facebook's updated terms and […]

CNET NewsMay 24, 2018
Nvidia Shield updates to Android TV Oreo 8.0 with custom menus - CNET
Now Shield users can more fully customize the home screen and access TV shows and movies directly.

Nvidia's Shield TV gets an overhaul with Android 8.0 Oreo (PC World Latest News)

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacMay 24, 2018
Stephen King Reveals Why Donald Trump Blocked Him On Twitter
A federal judge on Wednesday ruled it was unconstitutional for Donald Trump to

SlashDotMay 24, 2018
Pornhub Launches VPNhub, Its Own Virtual Private Network App

CNET NewsMay 24, 2018
Honda engineers build Civic Type R pickup truck concept - Roadshow
The one-off keeps the Type R's turbo engine and will hit 62 mph in less than 6 seconds.

2018 Honda Fit review - Roadshow (CNET Reviews)

CNET NewsMay 24, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg's next personal project? A 'supreme court' for Facebook - CNET
The Facebook CEO spoke about his plans for governance at a Paris tech show as he concluded the Europe section of his apology tour.

CNET NewsMay 24, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story -- 3 things you should know going in - CNET
Han Solo's film isn't a solo gig.

Fox Technology newsMay 24, 2018
Facebook's Zuckerberg developed a fraudulent scheme to 'weaponize' data, lawsuit alleges
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg developed a "malicious and fraudulent scheme" to misuse a huge amount of private data to pump up his company's bottom line and push out rivals, a lawsuit alleges.

GizmodoMay 24, 2018
Uber's Autonomous Car Had Six Seconds To Prevent Fatal Crash But Failed To Act: Feds
The self-driving car owned by Uber that fatally struck a woman in March detected her in the road about six seconds before the crash, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, which also acknowledged delayed responses from the vehicle's automatic emergency braking system.


Reuters TechnologyMay 24, 2018
EU parliament gets Facebook answers after Zuckerberg meeting
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament distributed on Thursday what it called a first set of written replies from Facebook to oral questions put by lawmakers to CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday.

CNET NewsMay 24, 2018
Alexa sent private audio to a random contact, Portland family says - CNET
A family in Washington claims that their Alexa device recorded audio of a private conversation and sent it out to a random contact without warning.

EngadgetMay 24, 2018
Vevo goes all-in on YouTube music videos
Raise your hand if you used Vevo's apps instead of watching music videos on YouTube. Anybody? That's what we thought. Despite Vevo's effort to grow its brand through apps and its website, nothing quite clicked -- so it's killing them to re-focus on Y...

YouTube Is Messing With the Order of Videos in Some User Feeds (Gizmodo)

SlashDotMay 24, 2018
Woman Says Alexa Device Recorded Her Private Conversation and Sent It To Random Contact; Amazon Confirms the Incident

EngadgetMay 24, 2018
Russia denies planning botnet cyberattack on Ukraine
Russia has denied planning a major cyberattack that would disrupt soccer's Champions League final this weekend. Ukraine's SBU security service said on Wednesday that malware infecting hundreds of thousands of routers was the work of Russian hackers p...

Russia hacks 500,000 routers in attempt to attack Ukraine (Fox Technology news)

TechCrunchMay 24, 2018
Vevo will shutter apps, in order to focus on YouTube
YouTube has long been the key to Vevo's music syndication services, and in a blog post today, the company announced plans to focus even more on the site. The effort, which finds Vevo, "focused on engaging the biggest audiences and pursuing growth opportunities," also involves trimming away some of the elements it deems unnecessary to […]

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacMay 24, 2018
Macron in Russia for high-stakes talks with Putin
Strel'na (Russia) (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday outside Saint Petersburg, with the Iran nuclear deal as well as conflicts in Syria and Ukraine on the agenda. The trip is Macron's first to Russia as president and follows a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week.

CNET NewsMay 24, 2018
It takes some work to keep your data private online. Here are some apps to help - CNET
Put down that tinfoil hat and try one of these privacy tools instead.

GizmodoMay 24, 2018
Google Just Turned a Huge Corner in the Smart Speaker Game
When Amazon launched the Echo back in late 2014, it kicked off one of the biggest trends in tech. Almost overnight, it seemed like every company wanted to get in on that sweet smart speaker action. However, largely because Amazon was first to market, the Echo has consistently been the top-selling smart speaker for the…


Time: TechlandMay 24, 2018
Self-Driving Uber ‘Saw' Pedestrian but Did Not Brake Before Fatal Crash, Investigators Say
Uber said emergency braking is not enabled while cars are under computer control

Mac RumorsMay 24, 2018
YouTube Testing Non-Chronological Video Order in Subscription Feeds for Some Users
Following in the footsteps of companies like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, YouTube this week confirmed that it is "experimenting" with a way to organize its users Subscription Feeds that removes reverse chronological order and uses algorithms to "personalize" the video order. The news came from the @TeamYouTube Twitter account after it responded to a disgruntled user (via iGeneration).
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) May 23, 2018

CNN TechnologyMay 24, 2018
Facebook will push privacy alert to users outside EU ahead of GDPR
Facebook will start promoting a version of its privacy and data message around the world.

What the GDPR means for Facebook, the EU and you - CNET (CNET How To)

EngadgetMay 24, 2018
Google Lens updated with smart text selection and real-time lookup
The new features Google showed off at I/O 2018 will soon land on your Android devices if they haven't yet. According to 9to5google, smart text selection, style match and real-time results have started rolling out to people's Lens cameras. The new fea...

CNET NewsMay 24, 2018
Elon Musk plans to create a website for public to rate the press - CNET
The serial entrepreneur's new project will let the public rate "the core truth" of news articles.

GizmodoMay 24, 2018
Uber Says It's Bringing Self-Driving Cars Back to Pittsburgh, Mayor Does a Spit Take
Following an announcement Wednesday that Uber will lay off about 300 employees and close up shop on its self-driving car testing operations in Arizona, the company revealed it would revive the program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Uber apparently did not bother to run that idea by the mayor of the city, as he was…


TechCrunchMay 24, 2018
And the winner of Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech is… Wingly
At the very beginning, there were 15 startups. After a morning of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for […]

EngadgetMay 24, 2018
Facebook suggests Europeans won't be compensated for data fiasco
Apparently, people in the European Union expected a payout from Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica data fiasco. "This was clearly a breach of trust," the social network said in a statement to Reuters. "However, it's important to remember that...

Gizmag Emerging TechMay 24, 2018
Asus goes toe-to-toe with Acer for G-Sync HDR gaming monitor

At CES 2017, Nividia promised that its G-Sync technology would be making its way to UHD HDR gaming monitors from the likes of Acer and Asus. Acer's Predator X27 finally went up for pre-order earlier in the week, and now Asus has announced its contender for the money's-no-object gamer - the ROG Swift PG27UQ.

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4K UHD Asus Gaming HDR Monitor NVIDIA Acer's G-Sync HDR gaming monitor finally available for pre-order, and it's pricey Acer announces first Nvidia G-Sync-packing 4K gaming monitor

TechCrunchMay 24, 2018
WorkFusion adds $50 million from strategic investors as it bulks up for acquisitions
WorkFusion, a business process automation software developer, has raised $50 million in a new, strategic round of funding as it prepares to start adding new verticals to its product suite. The company's new cash came from the large insurance company, Guardian; health care services provider New York-Presbyterian, and the commercial bank, PNC Bank. Venture investor […]

WSJ TechnologyMay 24, 2018
Self-Driving Uber That Hit Pedestrian Wasn't Set to Stop in an Emergency
An Uber car involved in a deadly crash in Arizona wasn't designed to automatically brake in case of an emergency, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

PC World Latest NewsMay 24, 2018
Start playing in comfort! Amazon's selling a leather gaming chair for $68
Anyone who spends even a few hours a week PC gaming needs a comfortable chair. While console gamers usually sprawl out on a couch, we the gamers of the PC are often stuck with office chairs unless we're willing to shell out hundreds of dollars. Today, Amazon's got a deal that will let you game like a pro without paying like a sucker.

The Essentials by OFM racing-style leather gaming chair in red is $68.84 right now. That's $21 off its most recent price, and about the same amount you'd pay for a regular desk chair.

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EngadgetMay 24, 2018
Spotify settles music-licensing lawsuit for $112.5 million
A couple of years ago, Spotify was slapped with a class-action lawsuit claiming that the service was effectively ripping off artists. Now, it looks like the music platform will be able to make all of the upset go away for the sum of $112.5 million. T...

PC World Latest NewsMay 24, 2018
Hands-on: The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition takes the boring out of budget gaming
The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition didn't need to impress us. We already liked the Predator Helios 300 we reviewed in March—that was the entry-level version, which offered serious bang for buck.

We got our hands on the Special Edition at Acer's next@acer event in New York CIty on Wednesday, and it improves upon its more modest sibling in a number of ways. What we still don't know is how the price compares (we expect it to be higher than the base model's $1,100 cost), or when it'll ship (we expect within the next few months). 

The biggest change, as you can plainly see, is the chassis color scheme: white. White! With gold accents, no less! This throws down a shining gauntlet before the legions of black-and-whatever gaming laptops that have come before. This Special Edition is not afraid to stand apart. Acer's even issued matching headset, mouse, and backpack accessories for a fully coordinated look.

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TechCrunchMay 24, 2018
Watch every startup from Startup Battlefield Europe
TechCrunch is hosting its first ever Startup Battlefield in Paris. This morning, 15 startups competed for the coveted Best of Show award. They all pitched in front of three different panels of esteemed judges. Investors and tech leaders took some time to ask them some tough questions and understand what they're doing. Later today, finalists […]

Meet the five finalists at Startup Battlefield Europe (TechCrunch)

SlashDotMay 23, 2018
Apple Signs Deal With Volkswagen For Driverless Cars

Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars (New York Times Tech)
NYT: Apple teams up with VW for self-driving shuttle vans (Engadget)

Fox Technology newsMay 23, 2018
Apple offers $50 credit for early iPhone battery replacement buyers
Did you spend $79 for an iPhone battery replacement last year?

Bought an iPhone Battery Last Year? Apple Has a $50 Refund (WSJ Technology)
Apple's Got a Rebate With Your Name on It If You Paid Full Price for an iPhone Battery Replacement (Gizmodo)

New York Times TechMay 23, 2018
Tech Fix: Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R.-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them
To comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect on May 25, internet companies have been updating their data policies. Here's how you can benefit.

Macron tells global tech CEOs: 'There is no free lunch' (Reuters Technology)

GizmodoMay 23, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Solo: A Star Wars Story
There's a new Star Wars movie out this week! The Last Jedi might still feel fresh in your mind, but Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters in just two days. Not been following all the news and reveals from the young Han Solo biopic? We've compiled all of the officially released info (no spoilers!) so you're fully…


Yahoo Tech - Apple MacMay 23, 2018
There Are Some Problems With This Commemorative Trump-Kim Jong Un Coin
A commemorative coin released by the White House is drawing ire over its

Fox Technology newsMay 23, 2018
Elon Musk rants against media on Twitter, proposes website to rate journalists
Tesla CEO Elon Musk aired his frustration with the media on Wednesday, issuing a series of tweets calling out the "hypocrisy of big media companies" before floating the idea of starting a website which would allow the public to rate journalists.

Elon Musk's Latest Proposal: A Website Named 'Pravda' to Rate Media Credibility (WSJ Technology)

CNET ReviewsMay 23, 2018
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
But will work for other stuff, too.

Reuters TechnologyMay 23, 2018
Facebook suggests no compensation for European users affected by data breach
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook is unlikely to compensate the 2.7 million European users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica because sensitive bank account data had not been shared, the company said on Wednesday.

ComputerWorldMay 23, 2018
How your web browser tells you when it's safe
Google last week spelled out the schedule it will use to reverse years of advice from security experts when browsing the Web - to "look for the padlock." Starting in July, the search giant will mark insecure URLs in its market-dominant Chrome, not those that already are secure. Google's goal? Pressure all website owners to adopt digital certificates and encrypt the traffic of all their pages.

The decision to tag HTTP sites - those not locked down with a certificate and which don't encrypt server-to-browser and browser-to-server communications - rather than label the safer HTTPS websites, didn't come out of nowhere. Google has been promising as much since 2014.

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CNN TechnologyMay 23, 2018
Amazon asked to stop selling facial recognition technology to police
Civil rights organizations wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding the company stop selling its facial recognition technology, Rekognition, to the government.

PC World Latest NewsMay 23, 2018
Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program: Everything you need to know
Anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can get a new battery in their phone for $29. Here's how Apple's program works.

EngadgetMay 23, 2018
Uber covers illness and parental leave for European drivers
Uber and its drivers have been embroiled in a tug-of-war for years over stronger rights for the people ferrying passengers and food around for the company. Drivers want more protections and rights, while Uber has been reluctant to offer benefits. But...

PC World Latest NewsMay 22, 2018
What you need to know about Speculative Store Bypass, the Spectre-like 'Variant 4' CPU flaw
The ghosts of the Meltdown and Spectre will haunt the computing industry for years to come. But now that the initial patching efforts for those CPU flaws are drawing to an end, Google and Microsoft have disclosed a related "speculative execution" attack dubbed Speculative Store Bypass, or simply Variant 4. (Meltdown and the two Spectre flaws were the first three variants.) Don't panic though.

Let's start with the bad news: Speculative Store Bypass affects Intel, AMD, and ARM chips, meaning mobile devices are also affected. But fortunately, Variant 4 attacks runtime languages in browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge—just like one of the previous Spectre attacks. "Starting in January, most leading browser providers deployed mitigations for Variant 1 in their managed runtimes - mitigations that substantially increase the difficulty of exploiting side channels in a web browser," Intel's Leslie Culbertson says. "These mitigations are also applicable to Variant 4 and available for consumers to use today."

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CNET How ToMay 22, 2018
Amazon Prime Day 2018: Everything you need to know - CNET
The annual fire-sale event is approaching rapidly. Here are the details.

Time: TechlandMay 22, 2018
Amazon Is Under Fire for Selling Controversial Facial Recognition Tech to Police
"It's about recognizing people, it's about tracking people"

Mac RumorsMay 17, 2018
New $10 YouTube Music Service to Launch Next Week, Replacing Google Play Music
Google is launching YouTube Music next week, shortly followed by YouTube Premium - a revamped version of its ad-free YouTube Red subscription service with a renewed focus on original programming. Announced on Wednesday in a blog post, the shake-up in services represents a splitting of the original YouTube Red subscription model, which gave users both ad-free music streaming and access to original video content for $10 a month.

CNET ReviewsMay 02, 2018
2018 Ford EcoSport review - Roadshow
Ford finally joins the booming subcompact SUV party with the 2018 EcoSport. Is it dressed to impress, or just too little, too late?
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