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Washington Post TechJul 17, 2018
Republicans accused Facebook, Google and Twitter of bias. Democrats called the hearing ‘dumb.'
Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday sought to defend themselves against accusations from Republican lawmakers that the tech giants censor conservative news and views during a congressional hearing that devolved into a political sniping match.

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Netflix shares take hit as subscriber slip hints at 'lumpy' road ahead
Shares of Netflix Inc headed for their worst day in two years on Tuesday, falling as much as 14 percent after reporting a surprise shortfall in new subscribers in a quarter marked by the lack of a blockbuster new show and World Cup soccer.

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Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Tesla shares fall after CEO Musk abuses British caver
Shares of Tesla Inc fell over 3.5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Elon Musk directed abuse on Twitter at one of the British cavers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai children last week.

eWeekJul 17, 2018
McAfee Announces New Mvision Enterprise Cyber-Security Technology
McAfee is launching a new cloud-based platform to help organizations control and protect both endpoints and mobile devices.

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Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Insider threat management firm ObserveIT raises $33 million
ObserveIT, a provider of insider threat management software, said on Tuesday it raised $33 million in a private funding round with participation from Bain Capital Ventures and Spring Lake Equity Partners.

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law
Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Walmart, Microsoft in partnership to use cloud tech
Retail giant Walmart Inc said on Tuesday it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corp for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of Amazon.com Inc coming together.

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Social media companies defend filtering practices before Congress
Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc told a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons.

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
EU's Vestager to brief Google CEO ahead of record Android fine: source
EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will brief Google CEO Sundar Pichai by telephone later on Tuesday on her ruling on the company's Android mobile operating system, a person familiar with the matter said.

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Egypt targets social media with new law
Egypt's parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalize journalists held to be publishing fake news.

New York Times TechJul 17, 2018
Tech Tip: Add Pictures to Android Contacts
Tired of seeing your friends as initials in tinted circles? If they don't have a profile photo already, you can add your own to their address-book entries.

ComputerWorldJul 17, 2018
Oracle rolls out its own blockchain service
Oracle wants in on the blockchain-as-a-service game, too.

The company on Monday announced the availability of a fully-managed blockchain service over which businesses can automate processes over an immutable electronic ledger, such as tracking goods in a supply chain or handling customer financial transactions.

Blockchain-as-a-service offerings have grown over the past three years, enabling businesses to launch proof-of-concepts to test the distributed ledger technology without the capital costs required by an internal deployment.

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Didi seeks $1.5 billion car services spinoff ahead of likely IPO: sources (Reuters Technology)

Fox Technology newsJul 16, 2018
British diver doesn't rule out legal action against Musk over tweets
The British diver who played an instrumental role in rescuing the 12 boys from a Thailand cave on Monday fired back at tech billionaire Elon Musk who apparently accused him of being a pedophile.

CNN TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Uber is under a federal investigation for gender discrimination
An EEOC investigation into the Uber's hiring practices, wages, among other gender-related topics, began quietly in August 2017.

Reuters TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones
Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries.

Reuters TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Didi to spin off car services unit in up to $1.5 billion deal: sources
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing Technology Co Ltd is looking to spin off its car services unit in a deal worth up to $1.5 billion ahead of its expected initial public offering, people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Reuters TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Tesla shares fall 3.5 percent after CEO Musk abuses British diver
Shares of Tesla Inc fell 3.5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Elon Musk directed abuse on Twitter at one of the British cave divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai children last week.

ComputerWorldJul 15, 2018
6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps
Your phone is now essentially your personal assistant — and like any aide, it needs the right set of tools to do its job effectively.

The good news? As an Android user, you've got no shortage of efficiency-enhancing options. Unlike other mobile platforms, Android affords you the opportunity to customize and control the core user interface to make it better suited to your needs. And while the more advanced UI-adjusting tools tend to be targeted at the power-user crowd, you don't have to be a card-carrying geek to take advantage of what they offer.

Behold: six innovative apps that'll empower your favorite high-tech helper and allow it to reach its full productivity potential.

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Computer World Security NewsJul 12, 2018
Google flips switch on Chrome's newest defensive technology
Google has switched on a defensive technology in Chrome that will make it much more difficult for Spectra-like attacks to steal information such as log-on credentials.

Called "Site Isolation," the new security technology has a decade-long history. But most recently it's been cited as a shield to guard against threats posed by Spectre, the processor vulnerability sniffed out by Google's own engineers more than year ago. Google unveiled Site Isolation in late 2017 within Chrome 63, making it an option for enterprise IT staff members, who could customize the defense to shield workers from threats harbored on external sites. Company administrators could use Windows GPOs - Group Policy Objects - as well as command-line flags prior to wider deployment via group policies.

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