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Missouri attorney general launches Google antitrust investigation

(Axios)  Missouri’s attorney general is investigating Google for potential violations of the state’s competition and consumer protection laws. Why it matters: The United States has lagged behind Europe in pursuing antitrust cases against tech giants. It’s not clear that that’s going to change anytime soon in Washington, but state AGs could channel a rising skepticism of […]

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Silicon Valley’s guilty conscience

(Axios)  We all know that people have become addicted to their smart phones — and now Silicon Valley insiders say this is exactly what the tech giants wanted. Founding Facebook president Sean Parker told Mike Allen yesterday that he has become “something of a conscientious objector” to social media, joining the small group of insider voices exposing […]

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Wikileaks Drops ‘Vault 8’: CIA Wrote Code Impersonating Russian Anti-Virus Giant – The Gateway Pundit

(The Gateway Pundit)  On Thursday, WikiLeaks released ‘Vault 8,’ a series of documents detailing how the CIA developed code to impersonate Russian anti-virus giant ‘Kaspersky Labs. RT reports: WikiLeaks says it has published the source code for the CIA hacking tool ‘Hive,’ which indicates that the agency-operated malware could mask itself under fake certificates and impersonate […]

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App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts – Yahoo! News

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone itself. But Apple’s privacy promises do not extend to the thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order […]

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Robot Mocks Elon Musk as It Becomes First Machine to Receive Citizenship – Breitbart

  (Breitbart)  Saudi Arabia became the first country to grant a robot citizenship this week, prompting critics to note the robot may have more rights than women in the country. The robot, named “Sophia,” took to the stage at Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative on Wednesday, where it was interviewed in what many speculated to […]

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Facebook tests removing publishers from News Feed unless they pay – Mashable

(Mashable)  Watch out, publishers: a nightmare scenario for Facebook may soon be a reality.The social network last week officially launched its secondary news feed called Explore. The feed generally features posts from Facebook Pages users don’t follow. News Feed, meanwhile, hosts posts from friends and Pages users do follow. But that’s not true for everyone. […]

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Every Wi-Fi network at risk of unprecedented ‘Krack’ hacking attack – The Telegraph

(The Telegraph) Every Wi-Fi connection is potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic, researchers have revealed. The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to secure Wi-Fi networks for the last 14 years. In theory, it allows an […]