Pinterest's moderation doesn't catch some abusive and false material
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Pinterest’s moderation doesn’t catch some abusive and false material

Pinterest has received kudos for moderation that relies on customizing search results to hide or counter material, but it appears to have its limits. OneZero has discovered numerous cases where Pinterest’s moderation didn’t catch some abusive or fals… Continue Reading…

Microsoft and Google team up to bring more web apps to the Play Store
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Microsoft and Google team up to bring more web apps to the Play Store

Microsoft’s support for Android is going beyond native apps and devices like the Surface Duo. Thurrot reports Microsoft is collaborating with Google to help bring more (and importantly, better) progressive web apps to Android devices through the Play… Continue Reading…

Trump confirms cyberattack against Russian trolls during 2018 midterms
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Trump confirms cyberattack against Russian trolls during 2018 midterms

The US is normally secretive about its cyberattacks against Russia, but it just acknowledged one of them. President Trump confirmed to the Washington Post in an interview that he authorized an attack against the Internet Research Agency (a troll team… Continue Reading…

LinkedIn faces lawsuit over claims it 'secretly' read iPhone clipboard data
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LinkedIn faces lawsuit over claims it ‘secretly’ read iPhone clipboard data

The clipboard detection in iOS 14 isn’t just prompting developers to rethink app privacy — it’s also putting these companies in legal trouble. Reuters reports that iPhone user Adam Bauer has sued LinkedIn over claims the job-focused social network “s… Continue Reading…

Amazon's 'New World' MMO is delayed again
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Amazon’s ‘New World’ MMO is delayed again

Amazon is once delaying its upcoming colonial online RPG New World (via PCGamer). The company’s Amazon Games studio says it now plans to release the game sometime in the spring of 2021. It’s also delaying the title’s final beta test to that same time… Continue Reading…

The coronavirus pandemic is expanding California’s digital divide
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The coronavirus pandemic is expanding California’s digital divide

Kevin Frazier Contributor Share on Twitter Kevin Frazier, a Masters of Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School and JD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Law, uses his spare time to advocate for better government. More posts by this contributor Big tech should create a national service …

Tablo's Dual 128GB and Quad 1TB DVRs have plenty of storage built-in
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Tablo’s Dual 128GB and Quad 1TB DVRs have plenty of storage built-in

Nuvyyo is adding two new DVR models with built-in storage to its Tablo lineup. While they’re not the first devices from the company to include onboard storage, they feature significantly more space than the 64GB Dual model the company announced in 20… Continue Reading…

Google starts displaying contextual info in image searches
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Google starts displaying contextual info in image searches

The next time you search for and tap on an image on Google, you may see some helpful information related to what’s on your screen. The company is now more deeply integrating its Knowledge Graph with pictures that it finds online.  Say you’re paging t… Continue Reading…

Loon's balloon-powered internet service is live in Kenya
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Loon’s balloon-powered internet service is live in Kenya

A bit later than expected, Loon has finally launched its balloon-powered 4G internet service in Kenya. Through a partnership with Telkom Kenya, the balloons have served 35,000 customers and are covering about 50,000 square kilometres. Loon has been u… Continue Reading…

The best VPN deals in July 2020
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The best VPN deals in July 2020

Have you ever thought about how much of your personal data is exposed whilst you’re browsing the internet? If you haven’t, then maybe you should. Seriously, check it out now. Personal data is seriously valuable stuff, and once you come to understand just how insecure the online world is, it’s …