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It’s time to protect yourself — and your friends — from Facebook

Remember the Marlboro Man? He was a sexy vision of the American west, created by a cigarette corporation to sell a fatal product. People knew this and used that product anyway, at great detriment to themselves and those around them who quietly inhaled toxic secondhand smoke, day into long night. An agreement between states and...CONTINUE READING
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Apple is reportedly working on its own MicroLED screens

Apple is working on a new type of LED display in a secret facility in California, Bloomberg reported Monday. The screen tech, called MicroLED, is similar to OLED in some respects (both don’t require backlight and offer better contrast than LCDs) but has better brightness and consumes less energy. However, MicroLED is harder to produce...CONTINUE READING
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IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there’s one downside to powerful computers, it’s that they’re too damn big.  Luckily, that’s about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say about it.  SEE ALSO: Hello, Watson: How AI actually learns how to think March 19 is the first day of IBM Think 2018, the company‘s flagship conference, where the...CONTINUE READING
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Facebook set to be grilled by lawmakers over Trump-linked data firm

Cambridge Analytica is the name on everyone’s lips right now, and British and U.S. lawmakers want to know about Facebook’s dealings with it.  The U.K. based political data firm has been suspended by Facebook, following revelations it used the personal data of 50 million users without their knowledge.  SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know...CONTINUE READING
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YouTube still hasn’t figured out how to keep its videos age-appropriate

YouTube Kids is once again facing questions over the content of its app. This time, it’s not violent videos but questionable conspiracy theories.  A report in Business Insider found the app recommended a number of videos promoting conspiracy theories, including that the moon landing was faked, the pyramids were built by aliens, and that “the...CONTINUE READING
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Everything you need to know about the Cambridge Analytica controversy

Facebook is once again in hot water over the role its policies may have played in the election. On Saturday, two explosive reports from The Guardian and The New York Times surfaced alleging that more than 50 million Facebook users had personal data used without their knowledge by Cambridge Analytica, a U.K.-based data firm employed...CONTINUE READING
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Facebook investigating a current employee who has ties to that Trump-linked data firm

The hits keep on coming for Facebook. On Friday, the social media company booted the Donald Trump campaign-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica from its platform. On Saturday, we learned why: The firm played a role in secretly harvesting data belonging to more than 50 million users. SEE ALSO: How to see all the weird apps...CONTINUE READING
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