Microsoft Tests Datacenters – At the Bottom of the Ocean Floor

Tech giant Microsoft has sunk an entire data center off the coast of Scotland. The goal, it says, is to speed the transfer of data as well as to cut down on operational costs. “For true delivery of AI, we are really cloud dependent today,” said Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft AI and […]

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Facebook Document Dump Reveals Dozens of Companies Obtained User Data

Facebook made it known to Congress that it has shared user data with fifty-two IT companies – makers of both hardware and software. The revelation was made in a document dump of more than 700 pages to the House Energy and Commerce Committee late in the day on Friday. The cache of documents consisted of […]

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Apple Announces Free Repairs for Malfunctioning Keyboards

Apple has announced a new service program for MacBook and MacBook Pro users whose keyboards have been malfunctioning. The program will allow qualifying customers to get affected devices serviced and repaired for free. The program covers keyboards where letters or characters repeat unexpectedly, letters or characters do not appear and keyboard key(s) that feel “sticky” […]

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“Looks like Zuckerberg Lied to Congress”

The New York Times is reporting that Facebook had “far-reaching data partnerships” with roughly sixty mobile phone manufacturers that allowed them to obtain private Facebook user data without their permission. The list of device manufacturers includes Apple, Blackberry, Samsung and Microsoft, and the agreements allowed them to harvest Facebook user information like relationship status, religion […]

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Facebook and Twitter Announce Stricter Rules for Political Ads

Facebook and Twitter have announced new measures aimed at combating efforts by foreign sources to interfere in U.S. elections. The moves target the kind of efforts used by Russian-linked agents in the 2016 presidential election and largely aim to increase transparency around political ads and the people that pay for them. All political and issue […]

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Civil Liberties Groups Push Amazon to Stop Selling Facial Recognition Software

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to the CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, urging him to halt the sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies this week. The worry, according to the roughly forty civil liberties organizations that co-signed the letter, is that software is too easy to abuse. The software, […]

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Cable Has Lost 3.4 Million Subscribers in the Last 6 Years

Cable companies have lost about 3.4 million subscribers in the last six years according to the latest numbers from Leichtman Research Group, a firm that specializes in the analysis of the U.S. broadband, media and entertainment industries. “The number of pay-TV subscribers for the top providers peaked six years ago. Since 1Q 2012, top providers […]

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