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Thanks to Facebook, app permissions have popped back into the public’s consciousness again. Last month it was discovered that Facebook had stored the phone logs of Android users who opted sharing their contacts in the days before Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Then this week, during Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony, two representatives asked whether Facebook might
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Waymo has become the second company to apply for the newly-available permit to deploy autonomous vehicles without safety drivers on some California roads, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It would be putting its cars — well, minivans — on streets around Mountain View, where it already has an abundance of data. The company already has
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Even though Facebook’s massive success will likely continue unabated after this week’s Congressional hearings, things are going to be very different for the social networking company in the future. One of the most impactful things this week’s hearings did was expose millions of Americans to the depth and scope of Facebook’s data collection efforts. The
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The record-setting score that settled the Donkey Kong arcade rivalry, made famous by the documentary The King of Kong, has been invalidated by Twin Galaxies, the de facto arbiter of arcade world records. What’s more, Billy Mitchell, the occasionally controversial player who set the scores, has been permanently banned from consideration for future records. It’s
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After announcing plans to buy Ring in February, Amazon on Thursday officially concluded its purchase of the smart doorbell and outdoor security camera startup.  To mark the acquisition, Ring has reduced the price of its first-gen Video Doorbell to just $100 (roughly £70/AU$130), down from roughly $150 on Amazon and $179 on Ring.com. The Ring
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