Monthly Archives: November 2016

Trump Appoints Third Net Neutrality Critic To FCC Advisory Team

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump appointed two new advisers to his transition team that will oversee his FCC and telecommunications policy agenda. Trump has added a third adviser today who, like the other two advisers, is a staunch opponent of

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Reddit To Crack Down On Abuse By Punishing Hundreds of ‘Toxic Users’

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Social media website Reddit, known for its commitment to free speech, will crack down on online harassment by banning or suspending users who target others, starting with those who have directed abuse

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No Man’s Sky’s Steam Page Didn’t Mislead Gamers, Rules UK Ad Watchdog

Shortly after it officially launched in August on PlayStation and Windows, No Man’s Sky — the game that sees the protagonist explore space and experience uncertain places — was accused of false advertising. Players felt that the pictures and videos

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Seagate Introduces External Hard Drive That Automatically Backs Up To Amazon’s Cloud

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Seagate and Amazon have partnered up on a $99 1TB external hard drive that automatically backs up everything stored on it to the cloud. The Seagate Duet drive’s contents are cloned

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Uber Wants To Track Your Location Even When You’re Not Using the App, Here’s Why

With the most recent update to Uber’s ride-hailing app, the company has begun requesting users if they are willing to share their location data with Uber app even while the app is not in use. The company says it plans

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Wielding Their Windows Phones, Microsoft Shareholders Grill CEO Satya Nadella On Device Strategy

At a meeting with shareholders Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was asked numerous times what the company is doing about Windows Phones, and why do they keep hearing that Microsoft is abandoning smartphone manufacturer business. The stakeholders also asked why

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FBI To Gain Expanded Hacking Powers as Senate Effort To Block Fails

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government’s hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the

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Trump Will Get Power To Send Unblockable Mass Text Messages To All Americans

President-elect Donald Trump will have access to a system which can send unblockable texts to every phone in the United States once he becomes the president. From a report on NYMag: These 90-character messages, known as Wireless Emergency Alerts (or

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PC Market Shows Signs of Recovery

PC shipments will continue to decline in 2016, according to a new IDC forecast, but the drop will be slightly lower than previously expected. What’s more, things will improve even more in 2017. BetaNews adds: IDC expects PC vendors to

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SourceForge Introduces HTTPS Support For Project Websites

Sourceforge announced on Wednesday that it is introducing HTTPS for all project websites on its platform. Once a project has been moved to HTTPS, old domain will automatically redirect to their new counterparts, resulting in no loss of traffic or

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