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The Federal Trade Commission thinks you are paying an excessive amount of for smartphones. But it doesn’t blame handset makers like Apple and Samsung or wi-fi carriers. Instead, the company blames Qualcomm, which owns key wi-fi expertise patents and makes chips that may be present in most high-end Android telephones and plenty of iPhones. Qualcomm …

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A shareholder lawsuit filed Thursday claims that Alphabet’s board of administrators, together with Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt, lined up sexual harassment by quite a few Google executives, together with Andy Rubin, whose $90 million exit package deal was permitted by the board after an inner investigation discovered sexual harassment claims towards Rubin …

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As tech giants work out how you can hold customers from participating with faux and deceptive information on-line, a brand new Gallup ballot suggests one probably efficient strategy. In the survey, which was commissioned by journalism startup NewsGuard and its investor, the Knight Foundation, greater than 60 p.c of respondents stated they have been much …

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As the web has advanced over its 35-year lifespan, management over its most necessary providers has regularly shifted from open supply protocols maintained by non-profit communities to proprietary providers operated by massive tech firms. As a end result, billions of individuals acquired entry to superb, free applied sciences. But that shift additionally created critical issues. …

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This article, like a lot of the web, is offered to you through black textual content on a white background. Depending on what time of day it’s, and the way lengthy you’ve gotten been observing an obnoxiously vibrant display screen, you would possibly discover the expertise of studying it a bit … aggravating. Perhaps even …

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Apple on Wednesday warned traders that its income for the final three months of 2018 wouldn’t stay as much as earlier estimates, and even come notably shut. The fundamental wrongdoer seems to be China, the place the commerce struggle and a broader financial slowdown contributed to plummeting iPhone gross sales. But CEO Tim Cook’s letter …

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Most years, I spherical up the information of the 12 months in know-how by means of a group of quotes, organized roughly by some mixture I make up of their significance and the way a lot I like them. Here they’re for 2018. 14. “He was that kind of guy. You know, an asshole. But …

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The Chinese web isn’t just like the web in the remainder of the world. More than 150 of the world’s 1,000 hottest web websites are blocked in China, together with Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Instead, home platforms like Baidu, WeChat, and Sina Weibo thrive. Internet freedom advocates have apprehensive that the web will fracture …

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First algorithms figured out tips on how to decipher photos. That’s why you’ll be able to unlock an iPhone along with your face. More not too long ago, machine studying has change into able to producing and altering photos and video. In 2018, researchers and artists took AI-made and enhanced visuals to a different stage. …

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Earlier this month, I used to be on the cellphone with Ryan Fox, cofounder of New Knowledge, a cybersecurity agency that tracks Russian-related affect operations on-line. The so-called Yellow Vest protests had unfold throughout France, and we had been speaking in regards to the function disinformation performed within the galvanizing French hashtag for the protests, …

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