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Facebook agrees to give Congress ads linked to Russian election interference

News that Facebook would hand over the ads to Congress was one of a number of major announcements made today by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who laid out a series of steps he said Facebook would take in coming months in an effort to protect the integrity of elections around the globe. The moves came as Facebook is under growing scrutiny by national governments for its role in elections — and as an attack surface that can be exploited by foreign agents to influence public opinion and electoral outcomes.

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The 9 steps that Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will take to 'protect election integrity'

3. Going forward -- and perhaps the most important step we're taking -- we're going to make political advertising more transparent. When someone buys political ads on TV or other media, they're required by law to disclose who paid for them. But you still don't know if you're seeing the same messages as everyone else. So we're going to bring Facebook to an even higher standard of transparency. Not only will you have to disclose which page paid for an ad, but we will also make it so you can visit an advertiser's page and see the ads they're currently running to any audience on Facebook. We will roll this out over the coming months, and we will work with others to create a new standard for transparency in online political ads.

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Alexa has beamed up new Star Trek skills, including Klingon

To mark the premiere of CBS' " Star Trek: Discovery " on Sept. 24, the Amazon Echo has decided to boldly go where no smart speaker has gone before, adding a spaceship full of Trek-inspired skills. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.)

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Snapchat's Spectacles hardware team hit with leadership shakeup and job cuts

Snap's hardware team, known internally has Snap Labs, is tasked with building physical camera products to work with the Snapchat app. The team's first product was last year's Spectacles camera eyewear, and the division has also experimented with developing a drone.

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iPhone X pricing, features vs. iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Which is better for you? https://usat.ly/2w6hkMM  pic.twitter.com/AOlzGKQEhW

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Best 'dumb' phones for the internet weary: in pictures

Best 'dumb' phones for the internet weary: in pictures

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'Watchmen' has started filming its HBO TV series

There were hints the news was coming. On Tuesday, showrunner Damon Lindelof dropped an Instagram photo captioned "Day One," showing a trophy marked "In Gratitude" (fans know it was presented to superhero Nite Owl). The statue is apparently sitting on the "Watchmen" writers' room table, but not much else is revealed.

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Facebook to hand more than 3,000 Russian ads to Congress

What does "election integrity" mean? It has to do with Facebook, Russia, and ads. This big transparency push comes after Facebook admitted Russian-linked accounts spent at least $100,000 on 3,000 ads during the 2016 presidential election.

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CCleaner hackers attacked Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, and other tech giants

The CCleaner breach was more serious than initially believed, with hackers targeting networks at major tech companies including Cisco, Sony, and Samsung.

11 Instagram uses 'I will rape you' post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap

It’s unclear why Instagram chose to highlight Solon’s hate mail to friends on Facebook. When she posted the screenshot last year, she wrote: “This is an email I received this afternoon. Sadly this is all too common for women on the internet. I am sure this is just an idiot rather than any kind of credible threat but it’s still pretty vile.”

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JK Rowling, Facebook, and Apple among those donating to Mexican earthquake relief

Me conmueve profundamente tanto cariño de todo el mundo. Este fondo ha sido más de lo que esperaba pero así ha sido en las calles, en las zonas de desastre y ustedes desde lejos han sido maravillosos ❤️ . Ayer estuve comprando todo lo que a mi juicio se necesitaba urgentemente y lo estuve llevando en mi camioneta con mis amigos.Hoy se necesitan plantas de luz, y material de construcción para seguir sacando gente pero no encontramos o nadie nos vende ( apreciaría cualquier información confiable) los generadores y ciertas medicinas no son nada económicos. Que sepan también que se sube todo para dar confianza y transparencia. también quisiera agradecer la confianza que han depositado en mi. Esto no es de ahorita viene la parte más difícil, la gente se ha quedado sin hogar, con enfermedades o pérdidas irreparables. Yo vivo ( o vivía ) enfrente de uno de los edificios más afectados y hay gente atrapada , pude ser yo... pudiste ser tú !! Yo les doy mi palabra que haré todo en mi poder para dar la ayuda a los MÁS necesitados. También llegará un momento en el que tendré que asesorarme, pues no cuento con el acceso a comprar absolutamente todo con 8 amigos y tres camionetas.

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Asteroid mining is our best hope for colonizing Mars

Colonists on Mars are going to require massive amounts of water during transit to the Red Planet and once they arrive, for their own sustenance and farming. Moreover, water is a crucial starting ingredient for the fuel that will power the SpaceX ships bound for Mars. As it turns out, the asteroids in our solar system are flush with this resource and Deep Space intends to capitalize on this future need by extracting water from asteroids rather than precious minerals.

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A Smart Breast Pump: Mothers Love It. VCs Don’t

The Naya’s soft suction cup mimics the feel of a baby’s mouth and distributes the suction over a broader area of a woman’s breast. Alvarez said the Naya delivers 30 percent more breast milk and is 20 percent faster than alternatives, thanks to a unique water-based system. The company is also planning to sell a smart bottle that will be able to track the volume, calorie count and fat content of breast milk and inputs them into an app. Mothers would be able to use the software to monitor how much they’re pumping, how much the baby is eating and how much milk is left in storage.

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Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

If I were a Facebook executive, I might feel a Frankensteinian sense of unease these days. The company has been hit with a series of scandals that have bruised its image, enraged its critics and opened up the possibility that in its quest for global dominance, Facebook may have created something it can’t fully control.

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How to Avoid Buying a Car Flooded by Hurricanes

This year’s big storms have flooded a huge number of vehicles — hundreds of thousands, if not the half-million that were initially feared. But with some basic due diligence — and a discerning eye — you can usually avoid buying a water-damaged car from an unscrupulous seller.

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Why Nintendo doesn't just do business as outlined by its fans

"We love to surprise people," Fils-Aime said. "We also believe that the consumer should have the information when they're ready to act on it. Telling someone about a game that's four of five, six years away from actually launching? Just doesn't make a ton of sense to us. But sharing information in order to frame how we are looking at a franchise, looking at an IP, that's something we do very thoughtfully."

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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: What you need to know

We've been testing the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with various cases and wireless charging pads and have found that wireless charging works if the case is less than 3mm thick. (It might still work if the case is a little thicker, but the latest charging pads list 3mm or less as a spec for wireless charging). Plenty of protective cases, such as Speck's Presidio Series, Otterbox's Symmetry Series, Tech 21's Evo Series and others are less than 3mm thick and can be kept on the phone while wireless charging.

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Database provider MongoDB has filed to go public

The majority of MongoDB’s revenue comes from its subscription arm, though both its subscription and services revenue streams are growing. But amid that growth, MongoDB still needs capital to ramp up its operations — which means that going public at around this time might make sense since the so-called “IPO window” is open and companies are looking to get out the door. MongoDB has indicated in the filing that it wants to raise as up to $100 million, but that’s typically a placeholder and will change in the future.

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Facebook to hand more than 3,000 Russian ads to Congress

What does "election integrity" mean? It has to do with Facebook, Russia, and ads. This big transparency push comes after Facebook admitted Russian-linked accounts spent at least $100,000 on 3,000 ads during the 2016 presidential election.

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Bill Gates, any regrets? Ctrl-Alt-Delete should be a single button | ZDNet

Grinning, he answered: "The IBM PC hardware keyboard only had one way that it could get a guaranteed interrupt generated. So, clearly the people involved, they should have put another key on it to make that work. A lot of machines these days do have that as a more obvious function."

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EU Paid For Report That Said Piracy Isn't Harmful -- And Tried To Hide Findings - Slashdot

The 300-page report seems to suggest that there's no evidence that supports the idea that piracy has a negative effect on sales of copyrighted content (with some exceptions for recently released blockbusters). The report states: "In general, the results do not show robust statistical evidence of displacement of sales by online copyright infringements. That does not necessarily mean that piracy has no effect but only that the statistical analysis does not prove with sufficient reliability that there is an effect. An exception is the displacement of recent top films. The results show a displacement rate of 40 per cent which means that for every ten recent top films watched illegally, four fewer films are consumed legally." On her blog, Julia Reda says that a report like this is fundamental to discussions about copyright policies -- where the general assumption is usually that piracy has a negative effect on rightsholders' revenues. She also criticizes the Commissions reluctance to publish the report and says it probably wouldn't have released it for several more years if it wasn't for the access to documents request she filed in July.

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Maria's Path of Destruction Across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Is Heartbreaking

Hurricane Maria is currently churning off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, leaving behind historic levels of destruction in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and several Caribbean nations. Recovery and cleanup efforts have already begun, but as grim new photographs show, these tropical islands have their work cut out for them.

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Idle Words

And reporters have no choice but to chase clicks. Because Google and Facebook have a duopoly on online advertising, the only measure of success in publishing is whether a story goes viral on social media. Authors are evaluated by how individual stories perform online, and face constant pressure to make them more arresting. Highly technical pieces are farmed out to junior freelancers working under strict time limits. Corrections, if they happen at all, are inserted quietly through ‘ninja edits’ after the fact.

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Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

WASHINGTON — Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that it was turning over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congressional committees investigating the Kremlin’s influence operation during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

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WeWork is making its debut in Japan https://bloom.bg/2fDgywq  pic.twitter.com/a0Uq5doM5G

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Apple's latest product suite gets a rare mixed-bag review https://bloom.bg/2fDXFt8  pic.twitter.com/BgdwFAOSUl

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Why Hurricane Maria was such a nightmare for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico had no such luck with Hurricane Maria. On Thursday, it seemed that forecasters’ dire scenario played out with the storm’s direct hit of the island, home to 3.4 million US citizens. When it made landfall, Maria took a course that bisected the island from the Southeast to the Northwest. “It was as if a 50- to 60-mile-wide tornado raged across Puerto Rico, like a buzz saw,” Jeff Weber, a meteorologist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, says. “It’s almost as strong as a hurricane can get in a direct hit.” By the record books, it was the fifth-strongest storm ever to hit the US.

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App That Paid Users to Exercise Owes Nearly $1 Million for Not Paying Users to Exercise

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This Video Shows How Much the Tomb Raider Movie Owes to the Video Game

While Alicia Vikander’s look in the new Tomb Raider trailer was already more than enough evidence that her Croft would be much more in line with her current video game iteration, it’s another thing to actually compare shots between the film and the game itself. In a new video from IGN, you can see that there are a number of shots clearly borrowed directly from the video game that are damn-near perfectly recreated in Roar Uthaug’s upcoming film.

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Apple Watch Series 3: Everything the pros need to know

IT departments must review the new device's capabilities and determine what corresponding policies the organization might need to implement in response. For example, with Apple Watch Series 3's introduction of standalone cellular connectivity, the devices possess internet connectivity without the presence of a standalone iPhone, so long-standing corporate policies that protect the organization by precluding personal phone possession or operation in the workplace may require updating to address the Series 3's new cellular feature.

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Do This Ritual At The End Of Each Week To Become More Productive

Then look at what’s been added to your calendar, especially tasks given to you by others. “Are those aligned with what you’re after?” asks Maxfield. “Ninety percent of the time they are, but the other 10% are very important because they can be huge time sucks. It’s bad for me and for the person who put it on your calendar.”

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Open Channel: Why the Hell Does Anyone Live in Gotham City?

I’ve been watching Gotham on and off for the past few years and while the show’s insanity is one of its best qualities, it’s also left me with a burning question that I’ve never been to figure out: Who the hell would willingly choose to live in Gotham City? Also, like, why? Moving to Gotham is like asking to die.

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Why Bitcoin Could Split Into Three in November: QuickTake Q&A

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A Time Traveler Goes on a Desperate Personal Quest in Scifi Short Cradle

Many of Cradles ’s story elements are intentionally left vague, which works better for some (we don’t need to know exactly what happened on that terrible day) than others (what’s with those neck patches?) But at just under 11 minutes, there’s not a lot of room for extensive details, and the whole thing leads to a very satisfying conclusion anyway. If the lead actor looks familiar, there’s a good reason: he’s Dante Basco, the former child actor who played Rufio in 1991's Hook .

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Quanergy could be the first IPO to emerge from a fleet of autonomous driving tech companies https://bloom.bg/2xVt3hJ  pic.twitter.com/oYAVMtn1n4

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Mad Genius Builds a Drivable Hot Tub That Could Make Traffic Enjoyable

Colin Furze is back with another bizarre invention that will make you wonder why more mad scientists haven’t embraced YouTube yet. This time he’s turned a BMW E30 into a drivable hot tub , complete with a pair of leaf blowers used to generate bubbles, and a barbecue grill in the trunk .

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Apple's Watch Should Get Swiss Makers Ticking

While Apple Inc.'s watch might not have been the instant hit as, say, the iPhone, the smartwatch is here to stay. If Swiss watchmakers are really going to capture the attention of the golden millennial, they need to start their digital timers.

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The state of the smartphone, iPhone X edition

The very first smartphones, such as 1994's IBM Simon , could barely be considered smart. They were glorified personal digital assistants (PDAs) with a cellular modem so you could also make calls. If you could so much as tap a number in your address book app and have it automatically pasted into the phone dialer app, that was considered state-of-the-art.

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AI should be treated like a curious toddler, not a killer robot http://tnw.me/17jCO2D  pic.twitter.com/FHMfjQi2zP

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Police need warrant to track cell phones, appeals court says

That's according to a federal appeals court, which ruled Thursday that police must get permission from a judge to use "Stingray" devices, also called cell-site simulators, as part of their investigations. The simulators act like a cell tower, picking up the telltale identifiers that cell phones automatically broadcast when they pass near towers. Police can use that information to track the movements of criminal suspects. (One popular model is the StingRay, manufactured by Harris Corp., hence the nick name.)

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Aspiring Tony Starks Made a Jet Suit to Fly Like Iron Man (Underwater)

I am, admittedly, a very weak swimmer, and at this point in my life I don’t see myself signing up for Summer swim lessons. So I completely endorse this alternative approach to getting comfortable in the water: building a jet-powered wet suit that lets you cruise faster than Michael Phelps.

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After massive data breach, Equifax sent victims to fake phishing site for support

After a breach of 143 million people's personal information, the official Equifax Twitter account accidentally tweeted a link to a phishing website for victims who needed support.

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The invention of AI ‘gaydar’ could be the start of something much worse

Kosinski and Wang’s work is not invalid, but its results need serious qualifications and further testing. Without that, all we know about their system is that it can spot with some reliability the difference between self-identified gay and straight white people on one particular dating site. We don’t know that it’s spotted a biological difference common to all gay and straight people; we don’t know if it would work with a wider set of photos; and the work doesn’t show that sexual orientation can be deduced with nothing more than, say, a measurement of the jaw. It’s not decoded human sexuality any more than AI chatbots have decoded the art of a good conversation. (Nor do its authors make such a claim.)

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Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone X and iPad Pro

Netflix already streams HDR video on the new Apple TV 4K, so it only makes sense for the company to add support for Apple's HDR-ready iOS devices as well. The latest update for Netflix's app does just that, so you'll be able to watch movies and TV shows with high dynamic range on the iPad Pro (10.5-inch and 2017 12.9-inch) and the upcoming iPhone X.

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Knightscope security robots scan you for weapons

The K1 is a stationary robot that can scan passers-by for weapons. Using millimeter wave technology, the K1 can sense the size and shape of objects. It's similar to the body scanning machines the TSA use except you don't need to walk into an enclosure. The company says it's suited for use at entry and exit points in airports or hospitals.

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16 technical Alexa skills IT pros should know

Alexa offers an array of functions to serve as a helpful technical guide. The skills in this list can help you with things like network diagnostics, IP address lookups, and programming questions.

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Acid Attacks On The Rise In The U.K.

Corrosive substances are increasingly used as weapons in the U.K., especially in London, which had more than 450 attacks in 2016.

51 Face ID can protect iPhone X from thieves, but not the law
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54 Spotify and other streaming services are finally giving the music industry something to cheer about
55 Lovestruck Toadlets Can't Even Hear Their Own Flirting
56 Mark Zuckerberg Is Still Pissed That We Know About His Army of Handlers
57 Security alert: 1.4M new phishing sites created each month, report says
58 Bloomberg Technology on Twitter
59 Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Barely Understands What Makes Superhero Crossovers Great
60 Only 29% of IT leaders have the skills needed to fully embrace the cloud
61 Netflix has pulled this children's show after a very NSFW discovery
62 Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress
63 TNW on Twitter
64 Google's $1.1 billion deal with HTC is about something much bigger than making a better smartphone
65 Watch Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters have a drum battle with James Corden on the latest 'Carpool Karaoke'
66 No, This Inhumans Poster Does Not Mean the Show Is Cancelled...Yet
67 Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys Are Back in a Delightful New DuckTales Clip
68 Amazon to Create 2,000 Jobs in New Manhattan Office
69 Andrew Hard on Twitter
70 Watch out, Apple TV 4K: Roku might have a 4K HDR streaming stick on the way
71 Why Mark Zuckerberg Is Headed to Court, Explained
72 Tesla will discontinue its cheapest Model S option on Sunday
73 ‘Placenta-on-a-chip’ technology will let scientists research neonatal diseases without using human fetuses
74 Toddler can't help but tear up while watching a dinosaur fall down
75 Small dog's reaction to being pet will speak deeply to your soul
76 Fireball, the unofficial beverage of regret, is now available in bagel form
77 Watch Sand Magically Flow Like a Liquid When Pumped Full of Air
78 'Rick and Morty' co-creator Dan Harmon addresses the women-hating trolls harassing the show's female writers
79 SoFi Condoned ‘Rampant Sexual Activity,’ Lawsuit Alleges
80 Passwords to Access Over a Half Million Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online
81 How Teddy Ruxpin went from a head on a stick to an '80s phenomenon
82 TechCrunch on Twitter
83 How has the Equifax security breach affected you?
84 Google Compute Engine now offers faster Nvidia GPUs | ZDNet
85 Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight
86 In one day, we saw two very different sides of esports
87 Netflix announces new Bojack Horseman season with a goofy, animated text exchange
88 How Teddy Ruxpin went from a head on a stick to an '80s phenomenon
89 Google Is Buying HTC's Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion
90 InformationWeek on Twitter
91 Face ID can protect iPhone X from thieves, but not the law
92 The state of the smartphone, iPhone X edition
93 Apple TV 4K review: Better streaming will cost you