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Canadian Yahoo hacker gets a five-year prison sentence

After pleading guilty in November, the Canadian hacker at least partially to blame for the massive Yahoo hack that exposed up to 3 billion accounts will face five years in prison. According to the Justice Department, the hacker, 23-year-old Karim Baratov, worked under the guidance of two agents from the FSB, Russia’s spy agency, to compromise the accounts. Those officers, ...

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Rudy Giuliani gets booed during birthday wishes at Yankee Stadium (VIDEO)

Former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani was booed raucously by the baseball fans as he celebrated his birthday at the Yankees Stadium. The 74-year-old decided to mark the occasion by donning his Yankees cap and returning to the Bronx for the Yankees’ Memorial Day game against the Houston Astros on Monday. During the announcement section a happy birthday ...

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Visa drops Morgan Freeman ads after actor gets his #MeToo moment

Morgan Freeman has been dropped by Visa from its advertising campaign after the actor was accused of harassment and inappropriate behavior by eight women. “We are aware of the allegations that have been made against Mr. Freeman. At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured,” the company said. Visa has been featuring the ...

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Morgan Freeman gets #MeToo moment, but some see Russian shadow

He voiced God in blockbusters, won an Oscar for best supporting actor, and became the public face of a campaign to demonize Russia. Now, Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman has been accused of inappropriate behavior towards women. Four women who have worked on movie sets with Freeman over the past decade have accused the actor of “repeatedly behaving in ways that ...

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Microsoft’s Twitch rival Mixer gets a revamp, including new developer tools for interactive gameplay

Microsoft is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its game streaming service and Twitch competitor, Mixer, with a host of new features, including a refresh of the user experience and the launch of an expanded developer toolkit called MixPlay. The new streamer tools will roll out along with the revamped version of Mixer .com across desktop and mobile web, and will initially ...

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Alexa gets smarter about calendar appointments

As digital assistants improve, we’re learning new things to expect from them, but the tasks that a real-life assistant may have handled before can still be a bit of a challenge to home assistants. Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is gaining functionality to help it get smarter about working with your calendar. The new abilities will let users move appointments around ...

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Blogger gets a spring cleaning

Blogger, the blogging platform Google acquired back in 2003, is somehow still alive and kicking, even though few people remember it still exists. But alive it is — and it’s even getting some updates to its Google+ integration that will see all those 20 people still on Google+ rejoice. After a year of inactivity, Blogger’s own news blog sprung to ...

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Moscow gets into Europe’s top 5 most attractive cities for investors

The Russian capital has climbed above Helsinki, Warsaw, Berlin and Stockholm to rank fifth among Europe’s most attractive cities for foreign investment. The 2018/2019 ranking was compiled by Foreign Direct Investment Intelligence (a division of the Financial Times). It assessed 301 European cities and 150 regions. London has maintained its leading position in the rating, but experts said that could ...

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Google Clips gets better at capturing candids of hugs and kisses (which is not creepy, right?)

Google Clips’ AI-powered “smart camera” just got even smarter, Google announced today, revealing improved functionality around Clips’ ability to automatically capture specific moments – like hugs and kisses. Or jumps and dance moves. You know, in case you want to document all your special, private moments in a totally non-creepy way. I kid, I kid! Well, not entirely. Let me ...

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Google’s Android development studio gets a new update with visual navigation editing

Android’s development studio is getting a new update as Google rolls out Android Studio 3.2 Canary, adding new tools for visual navigation editing and Jetpack. The new release includes build tools for the new Android App Bundle format, Snapshots, a new optimizer for smaller app code and a new way to measure an app’s impact on battery life. The Snapshots ...

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