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Steven Musil / CNET:
Reddit lists the 944 accounts suspected of Russian IRA origin that it removed: 662 had zero karma, 13 had “significant” karma, none placed election-related ads   —  News discussion site says in banned 944 accounts suspected of links to Russian propaganda efforts across social media.
Apr 10, 2018, 8:35 PMIn context
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Twenty child advocacy and privacy groups ask FTC to investigate whether YouTube violates COPPA, a federal law designed to protect kids' online privacy   —  Consumer and privacy groups say the Google-owned video site is violating online child privacy laws.  —  YouTube is in hot water again …
Apr 9, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context
Ry Crist / CNET:
Amazon rolls out “Announcements” feature for Alexa, which lets users send a short voice message to every Echo device in the house   —  “Dinner's ready!” is about as common an exclamation as you'll hear in the average family household.  Now, families that use Alexa devices won't need to shout …
Apr 8, 2018, 1:05 AMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon Key rolls out keyless entry, remote lock and unlock, and guest access to all US users and adds five new compatible smart locks, bringing total to eight   —  A handful of Amazon Key's main features are being rolled out across the US.  —  That means you can now use the service anywhere …
Apr 5, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Laura Hautala / CNET:
This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too   —  These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.  —  The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest consumer privacy flap to create outrage.  Remember the Equifax hack?
Apr 1, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
How open sourcing Netscape Communicator in 1998 and the creation of Mozilla, a gamble at the time, paved the way for the now-mainstream embrace of the practice   —  A gamble 20 years ago unleashed the source code for the browser that became Firefox.  The approach is now core to Facebook, Google and everyone else.
Mar 31, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Andrew Gebhart / CNET:
Google Home devices can now connect to any bluetooth speaker using the Google Home app without the need for a separate Chromecast audio streamer   —  The Google Home will now let you listen to music on your own Bluetooth speakers — no Chromecast streamer required.
Mar 28, 2018, 4:20 PMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
The Alliance for Open Media, which counts Google, Apple, Amazon as members, releases new royalty free 4K UHD standard AV1 that uses 30-40% less network capacity   —  AV1 compression technology from companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Netflix is here.  And it's blowing up the video industry's patent rules, too.
Mar 28, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Source: Best Buy has ceased ordering new smartphones from Huawei and will stop selling Huawei products once existing inventory runs out over the next few weeks   —  It's going to get harder for Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to sell its smartphones in the US.
Mar 21, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Experts reveal 13 alleged flaws in AMD Ryzen and EPYC chips, just 24 hours after showing AMD, that allow malware to be installed on secure portions of the chips   —  Researchers say they've discovered critical security flaws in AMD chips that could allow attackers to access sensitive data …
Mar 13, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context

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