Tag Archives: internet

Facebook’s political ad system still allows anonymous advertising

In May, Facebook began requiring political ads in the US to disclose who paid for them and those purchasing political ads to verify their identities. Both moves were meant to address some of the issues highlighted by the 2016 presidential election, d...

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Samsung’s latest acquisition will help prepare 5G for self-driving cars

Samsung has announced that it's acquiring a Barcelona-based startup called Zhilabs, and it's meant to help the corporation prepare for its 5G offerings. Zhilabs is known for its artificial intelligence-powered service, which analyzes networks in orde...

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Mighty Vibe returns to bring Spotify offline with you anywhere

Streaming is pretty much the de facto delivery and consumption method for digital content these days. So much so that getting access to offline content is ironically now a paid subscription feature rather than the default.

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Google-backed startup’s chat bots turn ads into conversations

AdLingo, a marketing platform fresh out of Google's Area 120 incubator program, is making advertisements "conversational" with the help of AI.

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YouTube is down and the Internet goes crazy

It wasn’t just the PlayStation Network that abruptly went offline for a short while. Now an even bigger network outage is affecting users all over the world, not just a few thousand who own specific devices.

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Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 now available for purchase

Not everyone is dying to have a new phone. Some, however, might be in dire need of a PC upgrade.

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New study dissects FCC net neutrality commenter backgrounds

A new study out of Stanford University has found that while nearly every unique comment filed in response to the FCC's proposal to repeal net neutrality opposed the agency's plan, net neutrality support was geographically widespread and spanned party...

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirms censored China search engine

When Google's chief privacy officer admitted to the Senate that the company is working on a secret project called 'Dragonfly,' he refused to say what it is. According to previous reports, Dragonfly is the codename for the censored search engine Googl...

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7 New Brands Designing the Next It Shoes

Nothing gets me giddier than  discovering a brand-new designer  with a hell of a potential to blow up. It's the reason I can often find myself in a 2 a.m. Instagram hole, eight pages deep, my Saved folder overflowing with new discoveries.

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Microsoft browsers will disable 20-year-old security protocol

Microsoft has announced that it will be disabling the oldest versions of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol in Edge and Internet Explorer 11 by default in 2020. The company said in a blog post that the move is intended to help "advance a saf...

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