Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended up with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking questions from Congressional committees. With that in mind, you’d think that others in the social media space might be more attentive than usual to potentially malicious actors on their platforms. Twitter, however, is turning
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Anyone can use cryptocurrency. Man, woman, pony, or toaster—we all look alike on a blockchain. But the cryptocurrency scene has gotten a bad reputation for being much less open and inclusive than the technology itself. In January, one of the longest-running Bitcoin events, the North American Bitcoin Conference, put dozens of men on its agenda
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Facebook profiles have become the de-facto identities of people across the internet. This is thanks, in large part, to Login With Facebook, the social network’s universal login API, which allows users to carry their profile information to other apps and websites. You’ve probably used it to log in to services like Spotify, Airbnb, and Tinder.
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Although I do my best to minimize the trash produced by my lifestyle (blog posts notwithstanding), one I can’t really control, at least without carrying a spoon on my person at all times, is the necessity of using a disposable stick to stir my coffee. That could all change with the Stircle, a little platform
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Everyone seems to be insisting on installing cameras all over their homes these days, which seems incongruous with the ongoing privacy crisis — but that’s a post for another time. Today, we’re talking about enabling those cameras to send high-definition video signals wirelessly without killing their little batteries. A new technique makes beaming video out
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Use the new Skill Blueprints to make Alexa do cool new tricks. Ian Knighton/CNET Amazon’s virtual voice assistant just got a whole lot smarter. With the arrival of Skill Blueprints, Alexa can now perform a variety of personalized tricks — “skills,” as Amazon calls them, that are personalized to you and your family. For example,
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Two years after Facebook learned that a university researcher had given political consultancy Cambridge Analytica personal information on millions of Facebook users, a government-mandated outside audit of Facebook’s privacy practices found nothing wrong. The April 2017 audit, by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), had been required as part of a 2011 consent decree between Facebook and the Federal
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The AI-assisted face-swapping technology known as deepfakes has not gone unnoticed by Hollywood, and now union SAG-AFTRA is working to “fight back” by opening up new legislative avenues. A spokesperson told Deadline that the union “has undertaken an exhaustive review of our collective bargaining options and legislative options to combat any and all uses of
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