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Amazon Marketplace Shoppers Slam the Spam
Spammy follow-up email messages are turning off Amazon Marketplace shoppers. Shoppers who buy from Amazon's Marketplace typically like the convenience and prices. But many are also unhappy abou...
msmash 2016-09-30 20:00:00
Salesforce Pushes Regulators To Block Microsoft's LinkedIn Deal
Salesforce is urging the European Union to take a closer look at Microsoft's takeover of LinkedIn as EU regulators ask questions on how the software giant could use AI to exploit data from Link...
msmash 2016-09-30 19:21:00
The Smog-Sucking Tower Has Arrived in China
Jamie Fullerton, reporting for Motherboard:Daan Roosegaarde reached into the pocket of his suit jacket, pulled out a plastic bag filled with black powder, and waved it around. "This is Beijing...
msmash 2016-09-30 18:42:00
Hack iOS 10, Get $1.5 Million
Reader Trailrunner7 writes: The stakes in the vulnerability acquisition and bug bounty game have just gone up several notches, with a well-known security startup now offering $1.5 million for a rem...
msmash 2016-09-30 18:03:00
Chromification Continues: Firefox May Use Chrome's PDF and Flash Plugins
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla announced today Project Mortar, an initiative to explore the possibility of deploying alternative technologies in Firefox to replace its internal implementations...
msmash 2016-09-30 17:22:00
Author Says Going Offline For 24 Hours a Week Has Significantly Improved His Health, Sanity and Happiness
You don't need someone to point out to you that you probably spend too many hours on the internet. Maybe it's your job, maybe it's a growing habit, maybe it's both of them. An anony...
msmash 2016-09-30 16:41:00
Saudi Arabian Teen Arrested For Online Videos With American Blogger
Mazin Sidahmed and Nicky Woolf, reporting for The Guardian: A male Saudi Arabian teenager has been arrested in Riyadh over a series of online videos of conversations between him and a female Califo...
msmash 2016-09-30 16:00:00
AT&T To End Targeted Ads Program, Give All Users Lowest Available Price
AT&T has confirmed to ArsTechnica that it is getting rid of Internet Preferences, a controversial program that analyzed home internet customers' web browsing habits in order to serve so...
msmash 2016-09-30 15:21:00
Amazon Launches $2.5 Million Alexa Prize For College Students Building Bots
Amazon has announced the Alexa Prize, a $2.5 million award for college students who develop technology to make it more natural to talk with company's Alexa virtual assistant. Amazon said it hop...
msmash 2016-09-30 14:42:00
Avast Not Done With Deal-Making After AVG Buy, But No Rush
Avast Software, maker of the world's most popular computer antivirus program, will need a year to absorb its $1.3 billion buy of rival AVG but may seek further acquisitions before an expected f...
msmash 2016-09-30 14:03:00
New iPhone 7 Case Brings Back the Headphone Jack
Apple removed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, forcing users to use either Bluetooth, the Lightning port or included Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adaptor in order to liste...
BeauHD 2016-09-30 13:00:00
Oscar Winners, Sports Stars and Bill Gates Are Building Lavish Bunkers
turkeydance quotes a report from Hollywood Reporter: Given the increased frequency of terrorist bombings and mass shootings and an under-lying sense of havoc fed by divisive election politics, it&#...
BeauHD 2016-09-30 10:00:00
Rosetta Spacecraft Prepares To Land On Comet, Solve Lingering Mysteries
sciencehabit writes from a report via Science Magazine: All good things must come to an end, and so it will be tomorrow when the Rosetta spacecraft makes its planned soft landing onto the surface o...
BeauHD 2016-09-30 07:00:00
The Americas Are Now Officially 'Measles-Free'
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The Americas are now free of measles and we have vaccines to thank, the Pan American Health Organization said earlier this week. This is the firs...
BeauHD 2016-09-30 03:30:00
The Psychological Reasons Behind Risky Password Practices
Orome1 quotes a report from Help Net Security: Despite high-profile, large-scale data breaches dominating the news cycle -- and repeated recommendations from experts to use strong passwords -- cons...
BeauHD 2016-09-30 01:50:00