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Does Billionaire VC Peter Thiel Want To Break Up Google? - Newsfactor - 22/11 7:20 am

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the campaign of a state attorney general who's just launched an antitrust probe of Google.

Scary But True: Hundreds of the Most Popular Sites Log Everything You Type - Newsfactor - 22/11 7:20 am

Nearly 500 of the top 50,000 Web sites on Alexa use so-called "session replay" scripts from third-party companies to record almost everything users do while visiting their sites, according to new research.

Lenovo's ThinkPad P52s: Power-Packed Mobile Workstation - Newsfactor - 22/11 7:20 am

The new ThinkPad P52s from Lenovo is the thinnest and lightest quad-core workstation notebook the company has ever made, cramming plenty of power into an Ultrabook-style portable.

How Twitter Can Punish You for Your Nasty Messages - Newsfactor - 22/11 7:20 am

Social media giant Twitter hasn't always been clear about why it punishes its users -- as a formal policy, the company refuses to comment about individual users, and its rules have historically been vague.

One Facebook Like Can Shape the Advertising You See - Newsfactor - 22/11 7:20 am

Online advertising campaigns created by academics in Britain and the US have targeted millions of people based on psychological traits perceived from just a single "like" on Facebook.

Forcepoint Predicts 2018 Security Threats and Privacy Wars - Newsfactor - 22/11 7:20 am

Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint has launched its 2018 Security Predictions Report, with security experts providing guidance on the threats facing organizations in the months to come.

White House Opens Up About How It Assesses Cyberthreats - Newsfactor - 21/11 7:14 am

The government has opened up about the Vulnerabilities Equities Process, providing its first explanation of how it goes about determining whether to disclose cybersecurity flaws or keep them secret.

Confident Nvidia CEO: Intel, AMD Are Playing Catch-Up - Newsfactor - 21/11 7:14 am

Amid impressive financial results, chipmaker Nvidia is in a buoyant mood, with the CEO taking the time to divulge his thoughts on the recently revealed AMD and Intel partnership in laptop CPUs.

Tim Berners-Lee on the Internet Today: 'The System Is Failing' - Newsfactor - 21/11 7:14 am

Sir Tim Berners-Lee's optimism about the future of the web is starting to wane in the face of a "nasty storm" of issues including the rollback of net neutrality protections, and the proliferation of fake news.

Email Has Been Weaponized by Hackers, Results Can Be Deadly - Newsfactor - 21/11 7:14 am

Nearly all of the top million most popular domains are not protected from "weaponized" email impersonation by hackers, according to a new study by email authentication service provider ValiMail.

Review: Apple's 13-Inch MacBook Pro Will Go the Distance - Newsfactor - 21/11 7:14 am

A new version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro is here, and while nothing obvious has changed on the outside, it now comes with 7th-generation Intel chips and the new version of MacOS High Sierra

Surprise! Tesla Adds a New Roadster to Electric Truck Reveal - Newsfactor - 19/11 7:06 am

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sprung a surprise on the world, using the launch of a new electric semi-truck to announce what he said will be the fastest production car in the world, a new Tesla Roadster.

Social Media Time May Boost Suicide Risk in Some Teens - Newsfactor - 18/11 8:07 am

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged -- and time spent with devices more than doubled -- and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

Surprise! Tesla Announces New Roadster Amid Electric Truck Reveal - Newsfactor - 18/11 8:07 am

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sprung a surprise on the world, using the launch of a new electric semi-truck to announce what he said will be the fastest production car in the world, a new Tesla Roadster.

Cybersecurity Researchers Find Amazon Key Hack - Newsfactor - 18/11 8:07 am

Experts have found a way to knock Amazon's new security camera offline, a capability that could enable malicious drivers for the online retailer's new in-home delivery service to snoop around a house.

FCC Gives Phone Companies New Tools To Block Spam Calls - Newsfactor - 18/11 8:07 am

Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as federal regulators have adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls.

Oracle Claims Unparalleled Cloud Infrastructure Performance - Newsfactor - 18/11 8:07 am

For cloud infrastructure, AWS is the one to beat, and Oracle says it does. Oracle claims its new Cloud Infrastructure tops AWS with 1,214% better storage performance at 88% lower cost per I/O operation.

Black November: Retailers Fight for Early Holiday Shoppers - Newsfactor - 18/11 8:07 am

Although Black Friday remains a big shopping day, its import has been eroded by ever-earlier bargains, the clout of online shopping and retailers' fear that the other guy is getting a jump on them.

OnePlus 5T Launch: 'Flagship Killer' Goes Full Screen - Newsfactor - 18/11 8:07 am

The latest Android smartphone from Chinese upstart and "flagship killer" OnePlus hopes to tempt new users looking for the new all-screen experience, but at less than half the price of an iPhone X.

Facebook Launches App Just for Video Creators - Newsfactor - 18/11 8:07 am

Amid heavy investments in original programming, Facebook has launched a new video app called Creators aimed at building a community of closely followed producers like YouTubers.

Facebook, Google, Twitter Join Trust Project To Target 'Fake News' - Newsfactor - 18/11 8:07 am

Tech giants, including Twitter and Google, are testing the use of "trust indicators" to highlight news sources that meet certain quality and reliability standards to provide readers with more transparency.

Pick a Side: Retailers Aligning with Amazon or Walmart - Newsfactor - 17/11 7:19 am

Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances. Kohls, Nike and Best Buy are aligning themselves with Amazon, while Walmart is assembling a coalition of its own.

AmEx Intros Blockchain-Enabled Cross-Border B2B Payments - Newsfactor - 17/11 7:19 am

To speed and secure B2B international payments, AmEx is using new blockchain-enabled technology. AmEx is working with Santander and Ripple, instantly connecting U.S. customers to the U.K.

Hero or Zero? Microsoft Surface Book 2 Reviews Roll In - Newsfactor - 17/11 7:19 am

Microsoft is touting its Surface Book 2, which is on sale now, as a powerful 2-in-1 laptop that's built for all-around performance, whether you're a business user, gamer, designer, developer, or researcher.

Kaspersky: We Extracted NSA Files -- But We Didn't Mean To - Newsfactor - 17/11 7:19 am

Russian-headquartered anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has confirmed it extracted sensitive files from a U.S. National Security Agency worker's computer, but said it wasn't a deliberate move.

LinkedIn Helps Microsoft Boost the Number of Women in Its Workforce - Newsfactor - 17/11 7:19 am

For the first time in two years, the proportion of women within Microsoft's ranks has grown. The Redmond company made slight progress in its efforts to increase racial and gender diversity.

Magna5 Acquires Managed Services Provider Netserve365 - Newsfactor - 17/11 7:19 am

The acquisition strengthens Magna5's portfolio of services for network infrastructure and unified communications, with addition of award-winning server management, cloud hosting, and IT security.

Tech Experts Blast 'Extreme Vetting' AI Plan as Biased, Inaccurate - Newsfactor - 17/11 7:19 am

Researchers castigated a federal plan that would use AI methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable and likely to be "inaccurate and biased."

Tesla Teases 'Mind-Blowing' Electric Truck - Newsfactor - 17/11 7:19 am

Automaker Tesla is set to unveil an electric semi truck that will drive like a sports car. CEO Elon Musk says the rig "will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension."

Cisco Finds a Way Out of Two-Year Revenue Decline - Newsfactor - 17/11 7:19 am

Shares of Cisco Systems, seller of routers, switches, software and services, rose after the company reported better-than-expected earnings and forecast revenue growth after two years of decline.

Kaspersky Software Used By 15 Percent of U.S. Federal Agencies - Newsfactor - 17/11 7:19 am

Computer systems at 15 percent of U.S. government agencies were running Kaspersky Lab software that's been banned because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin.

Firefox Browser Gets a Major Overhaul, But Who Really Cares? - Newsfactor - 16/11 5:12 pm

Just released, Firefox Quantum marks the browser's biggest update, featuring a "completely overhauled core engine," and providing much-improved speed and efficiency, according to the browser's maker, Mozilla.

Microsoft and Adobe Patch More than 100 Bugs - Newsfactor - 16/11 7:17 am

On Patch Tuesday, Microsoft and Adobe pushed out a large number of bug fixes, including those to resolve serious security flaws in Microsoft Office and Edge and Adobe's Acrobat and Flash Player.

AVGater Vulnerability Can Put Business PCs at Risk - Newsfactor - 16/11 7:17 am

Antivirus software is, naturally enough, designed to defend your PC from malicious attacks, but it seems that some of these apps are suffering from a worrying vulnerability dubbed AVGater.

Twitter Entices Business Customers with 'Search Tweets API' - Newsfactor - 16/11 7:17 am

Microblogging service Twitters is mainly an ad company, but it also sells data. Now, Twitter is trying to come up with ways to sell more data to offset the fact that its advertising business is shrinking.

Chip Boss Lisa Su Has AMD Heading in the Right Direction - Newsfactor - 16/11 7:17 am

It's not hyberbolic to say that Lisa Su, chief executive of AMD, is a mover. In her three years as CEO at AMD, Su has moved the chipmaker to become one of the leading players in the market.

Tesla Factory Accused of Being a 'Hotbed' for Racism - Newsfactor - 16/11 7:17 am

A new lawsuit alleges Tesla's factory floor is a "hotbed for racist behavior." A former worker claims supervisors and co-workers called him the n-word, but his report to HR drew no investigation.

Scientists Attempt First-Ever Gene Editing in the Body - Newsfactor - 16/11 7:17 am

A step forward for the fledgling field of gene therapy: Scientists have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.

Uber Faces Lawsuits from Female Passengers Who Allege Rape - Newsfactor - 16/11 7:17 am

Two women, including one from California, are suing Uber after they were allegedly raped by drivers for the ride-hailing company. The lawsuit says Uber doesn't adequately screen its drivers.

Trump Jr. Had Direct Contact with WikiLeaks During Campaign - Newsfactor - 15/11 7:08 am

President Trump's oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks.

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