Daily Archives: November 9, 2017

Facebook defends revenge porn pilot that has people upload nude images of themselves

Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis has clarified some things about how Facebook’s test pilot to combat revenge porn in Australia works. The strategy entails uploading your nude photos or videos to Messenger in order to help Facebook tag it as non-consensual explicit media. “With this new small pilot, we want to test an emergency option for people to provide ...

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JIM probe into Syria chemical attack fails ‘basic standards’ – Russia’s OPCW envoy

The UN-OPCW investigation is “skewed” towards one theory behind the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province, disregarding any information that would cast doubt on Damascus’ involvement in the April incident, Russia’s OPCW envoy told RT. The UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), which has been probing the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun on April 4, failed to ...

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Facebook was built to exploit ‘psychological vulnerability’ – founding pres.

Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, says the company was designed to “consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible” and warns the platform could affect developing minds in negative ways. At an Axios event Wednesday, Parker, 38, the billionaire co-founder of Napster and an early investor in Facebook, confessed that he has become “something of ...

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Amazon’s Alexa ‘goes rogue’ & triggers German police raid

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 03:46 Edited time: 10 Nov, 2017 03:52 Police broke down the door of a Hamburg apartment after receiving complaints of a wild party taking place, but all they found was Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant Alexa having fun while the owner was away. Neighbours called the police to complain about loud music blaring from the apartment. ...

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‘Here to Stay’: DREAMers take over Senate building, demand immigration reform

More than a dozen people were arrested after hundreds of illegal immigrant students walked out of classes to march on Capitol Hill. Protesters urged Congress to pass permanent DACA protections for ‘DREAMers’ brought to the US illegally as children. Over 1,000 DREAMers filled the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday to demand Congress pass a “clean Dream Act,” two months after ...

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Amazon devices now sold at over 100 Whole Foods; holiday Pop-Up shops open next week

Amazon is putting its $ 13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition to work in time for holiday shopping. The companies announced today that over 100 Whole Foods locations are now carrying Amazon devices, including the new Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, and more at various stores around the U.S. In addition, a number of Amazon Pop-Up ...

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‘Kaspersky Lab in crosshairs since exposing US & Israeli spies behind Stuxnet’ – fmr MI5 agent

The campaign to discredit Kaspersky Lab dates back to 2010, when the Russian based cybersecurity firm uncovered the origin of the Stuxnet malicious computer worm which ruined Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, experts in the field told RT. Kaspersky Lab, founded in Moscow in 1997, has been a world leader in cybersecurity for decades, taking pride in working outside of any government’s ...

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Tax reform deadline may be in jeopardy, as Senate & House GOP split on proposals

Senate Republicans have unveiled their version of the tax overhaul bill, but must now find common ground with House Republicans, as the two chambers have profound differences in their proposals that affect individuals, families and businesses. Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee released their tax bill Thursday, drawing sharp contrasts with the House version. President Donald Trump expects to sign ...

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Twitter’s $99 monthly subscription ad program launches into public beta

Twitter unveiled in its Q3 earnings report that it had been testing a new, self-serve advertising subscription aimed at small businesses. That service, known as Twitter Promote Mode, is officially launching today with the goal of letting small businesses and personal brands more easily run ad campaigns on Twitter’s platform by automating them, for the price of $ 99 per ...

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Reddit bans 40,000-member Incels ‘misogynist’ group

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 01:34 Reddit has banned a controversial community of “involuntarily celibate” men who justified rape. The move comes after the social news aggregator changed its policy that will see content which incites violence removed. The group, Incels, had 40,000 members and started as a “support group” for those lacking a love life, but some of the ...

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