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How the security breach that made 50M Facebook accounts vulnerable to takeover worked and what information may have been accessed   —  FACEBOOK'S PRIVACY PROBLEMS severely escalated Friday when the social network disclosed that an unprecedented security issue, discovered September 25, impacted almost 50 million user accounts.
Sep 28, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
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Researchers demo machine learning techniques that de-anonymize the authors of code samples, often with more than 90% accuracy, even from binary code   —  RESEARCHERS WHO STUDY stylometry—the statistical analysis of linguistic style—have long known that writing is a unique, individualistic process.
Aug 12, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
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Profile of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project, which has 120+ volunteers rewriting articles on conspiracy theories and unscientific health info   —  SUSAN GERBIC SPENT her career photographing babies at a department store in Salinas, California, just 100 miles south of San Francisco.
Jul 27, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
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Facebook plans to launch Athena, likely a constellation of small internet-delivering satellites, starting in 2019, after downgrading a drone project last month   —  FIBER OPTIC CABLES are the gold standard of a good internet connection, but laying them can be expensive, and in some parts of the world, a physically daunting task.
Jul 20, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
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Closed Facebook group for sexual assault survivors with 15K+ members changed admins, was invaded by trolls, and was deleted after members reported the group   —  LAST YEAR, AS thousands of women shared their stories of sexual assault and harassment with the hashtag #MeToo, Amanda …
Jul 19, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context
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Twitter Will Hide ‘Locked’ Profiles From Follower Counts   —  Perhaps a healthier Twitter is one with smaller follower counts—even if that comes as a blow to your ego.  That's what the company is hoping, anyway.  Over the last several months, Twitter has embarked on a renewed push to fight abuse and spam …
Jul 11, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
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A look at using blockchain tech in supply chains, its potential benefits like reducing fraud, and hurdles before being broadly adopted in the logistics industry   —  I HAD JUST learned everything there was to know about the fish in front of me.  Now, a small part of its fleshy, red body was in my mouth.
May 23, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
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Mozilla's Internet Health Report 2018 calls attention to monopolization of internet by tech giants, IoT security, privacy, digital inclusion, web literacy, more   —  THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN platforms and their users has never been more fraught.  To see the evidence, look no further than Congress today …
Apr 11, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
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Princeton University study finds 90% of affiliate marketing ads on YouTube and Pinterest are not disclosed, violating FTC guidelines   —  IF YOU SEARCH for the millennial makeup brand Glossier on YouTube, one of the first results likely to appear is from Olivia Jade, a fashion and beauty vlogger with over one million subscribers.
Mar 28, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
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Ad-blocker Ghostery goes open source, changes revenue stream to opt-in notifications about deals and paid insights about the web tracking ecosystem   —  IN PRIVACY-FOCUSED, ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT corners of the internet, going open source can earn you a certain amount of street cred.
Mar 8, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context

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