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Q&A: Samsung's Alex Hawkinson on smart-home evolution

AP TECH - 1 hour 58 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Many everyday appliances are connecting to the internet these days, allowing people to control them with apps and voice commands. More homes are embracing this, especially as people get comfortable using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home....
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Contrite Facebook executives seek to ward off more European rules

TECHNEWS - 4 hours 22 min ago
MUNICH (Reuters) - Facebook executives are fanning out across Europe this week to address the social media giant’s slow response to abuses on its platform, seeking to avoid further legislation along the lines of a new hate speech law in Germany it says goes too far.
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Amazon's automated grocery store of the future opens Monday

TECHNEWS - 4 hours 50 min ago
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail.
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Facebook to fight 'fake news' with trust surveys

SKY TECH - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 03:49
Facebook has unveiled its latest bid to fight the spread of "fake news" by allowing users to rank trustworthy media outlets.
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Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say

AP TECH - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 02:34
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say....
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Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say

AP TECH - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 02:30
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers say that Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference....
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Vista Equity explores options for PowerSchool, PeopleAdmin: sources

TECHNEWS - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 02:12
(Reuters) - Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management LLC is exploring options for two software companies it owns, PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin, that could involve combining them in a deal worth between $2 billion to $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys

TECHNEWS - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:37
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.
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Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user surveys

AP TECH - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:34
Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys....
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Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of the future

BBC TECH - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:21
Can a futuristic tube-based transport scheme that shoots pods through a vacuum become a reality?
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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

TECHNEWS - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:13
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.
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Canada's Hydro Quebec unable to meet demand from digital currency miners

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:23
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest utility, Hydro Quebec, is reviewing its commercial energy strategy after being inundated with demand from global digital currency miners rushing to the province to benefit from political stability and low energy prices.
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FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:18
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc , Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scrutiny.
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Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news

AP TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:06
Facebook is announcing a second major tweak to its algorithm, saying it will prioritize news based on survey results of trustworthiness....
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Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday.
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Judge overseeing AT&T, Time Warner merger trial hears document dispute

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T , owner of DirecTV, is asking for documents from a long list of companies as part of preparation for a trial to determine if they will be allowed to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner , their lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said in a pre-trial hearing on Friday.
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Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program.
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Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news sources

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:01
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will change the ranking of its News Feed to give priority to trustworthy news sources above those that its users do not consider trustworthy, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.
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FTC set to make second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm: sources

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:17
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is set to make a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, indicating heightened antitrust scrutiny.
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Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

BBC TECH - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:08
The European Union says that 70% of material deemed to be offensive is removed within 24 hours.
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