Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced. The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop their online advertising campaigns. Donald Trump’s digital director for the 2016 presidential election has said Facebook’s assistance helped him win. […]

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Tor users will not get Captcha Challenges anymore on Cloudflare protected websites

Cloudflare have launched a new service called “Cloudflare Onion Service” that differentiates between bots and legitimate Tor traffic. The important advantage of the new service is that Tor users will not get any CAPTCHAs when using a Cloudflare protected websites through the Tor Protocol. The new Onion Service requires the Tor Team to make a […]

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Adobe Addresses a Number of Critical Remote Execution Vulnerabilities

Adobe has addressed several vulnerabilities in Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC by also including one of the several vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers to execute malicious code. “Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and MacOS. These updates address  critical  and significant vulnerabilities.  Successful exploitation could lead to random […]

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Bitcoin Core Bug Could Crash The Entire Bitcoin Network

Nobody knew that the currency of the future was on the verge of collapse until the developers patched a critical bug. Recently, the Bitcoin developers fixed a major bug in Bitcoin Core that could have crashed the entire Bitcoin network. In fact, the vulnerability could have affected other more minor cryptocurrencies as well. Major Bug In Bitcoin […]

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Twitter API Bug Might Have Exposed Your Direct Messages To The Wrong Developers

Twitter’s direct message feature appears to be an easy and secure way to communicate with one another. On a platform where users put up almost everything publicly, direct messages remain private. Nonetheless, Twitter has warned the users of a recent flaw that could have compromised your private messages. The Twitter API bug caused inadvertent sharing of your […]

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10 percent of all Gmails are written by Google robots – The Smart Reply feature is apparently catching on.

Gmail’s Smart Reply feature, which uses machine learning to automatically compose responses to emails, can be helpful or creepy, depending on whom you ask. The feature suggests responses at the bottom of emails, such as “OK, sounds good” or “Thanks” to spare users a few seconds of typing. It turns out Smart Reply is catching on. It’s […]

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Ticketmaster teams with scalpers to rip you off, report says. Firm says no way

The company calls an assertion by investigative journalists at The Toronto Star and CBC News “categorically untrue.” Ticketmaster is reportedly recruiting professional scalpers in order to get more money from customers and expand its resale business, according to undercover investigations by CBC News and The Toronto Star published Wednesday. In July, reporters from the publications went undercover at an […]

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Google warns US senators of foreign hackers targeting their Gmail accounts

The warnings could bring more scrutiny of Google in Washington. Google has warned some US senators and their aides that foreign government hackers have targeted their personal Gmail accounts, the search giant confirmed Thursday. But a Google spokesman declined to offer additional details on how many people were notified, where the state-sponsored attacks are coming […]

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Two-thirds of US smokers say they want to quit. This company has a new idea for helping them.

Zero wants to make quitting as seamless as possible. But tackling addiction treatment is testing the limits of “disruptive” startup models. When a direct-to-consumer startup launches with the goal of tackling a perceived problem in our modern lives — mattress delivery or the expense of new eyeglasses — it’s usually only a matter of time […]

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CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery mini-episodes begin streaming next month

Announced at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer, CBS has revealed that its series of short, standalone episodes — Star Trek: Short Treks — would begin rolling out next month, and revealed more details about what each one would be about. CBS describes them as short stories, “that delve deeper into the Star Trek: Discoveryuniverse.” The episodes will roll out […]

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