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Congress is holding hearings today on SESTA, a bill that poses a major threat to sites like reddit that host user-generated content
For weeks, Equifax customer service has been directing victims to a fake phishing site
Apple cuts cookies – but there is more to come in the online advertising arms race: Apple’s latest software update has enraged companies who have been using cookies to track users across the web
Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks.
Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for around $1 billion
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Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center Doesn't Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident'
Distrustful U.S. allies force NSA to drop weak encryption from ISO proposal
Ebay is banning watermarks on ALL products
Tesla is working with AMD to develop its own A.I. chip for self-driving cars, says source.
Genetically Modified Immune Cells Have Killed a Patient, Halting Two Cutting-Edge Trials
Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
Ford is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design cars in augmented reality
CCleaner Malware second payload discovered
Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington - "After years of largely avoiding regulation, businesses like Facebook, Google and Amazon are a focus of lawmakers, some of whom are criticizing the expanding power of big tech companies and their role in the 2016 election."
SpaceX seeks to trademark the name ‘Starlink’ for satellite broadband network - "a constellation of thousands of satellites that would be launched into low Earth orbit."
Massive Equifax hack reportedly started 4 months before it was detected
WhatsApp reportedly refused to build a backdoor for the UK government
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The CCleaner Malware Fiasco Targeted at Least 20 Specific Tech Firms
Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row
Why didn’t Equifax protect your data? Because corporations have all the power. The hack revealed how little control consumers have these days.
HTC is halting trade of its shares in anticipation of expected takeover
Tesla is reportedly developing its own chip with AMD for self-driving cars
Busting the myth that net neutrality hampers investment
5 Most Expensive Tech Blunders: how simple mistakes led to massive losses
Apple iOS 11 Has 25 Great Secret Features
Equifax tweets fake phishing site to concerned customers
Why the United States was wide open to a disaster like Equifax - The over-reliance on Social Security numbers for authentication has made hacking systems such as Equifax's appealing, placing consumers at the losing end
JPMorgan helps clients buy Bitcoin despite CEO calling Bitcoin 'a fraud'
Pi startup makes a working wireless charger that can charge 4 devices at once from up to a foot away.
With the World Wide Web Consortium captured by the copyright industry, who will step up to lead web development next?
All-electric Hummer unveiled by Kreisel and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Tear down the tracking wall: We are forced to be digitally undressed, analysed and influenced by an opaque industry
Google/HTC deal is official, Google to acquire part of HTC’s smartphone team
Twitter Will Meet With Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia
Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Skype, WhatsApp, and other messaging apps
Comcast, AT&T Are Paying Minority Groups To Support Killing Net Neutrality
Altice USA Broadens Reach of Low-Cost Broadband Option. Now offers 30 Mbps, $14.99/month service in its Optimum and Suddenlink footprints
T-Mobile Confirms It Will Now Slow You Down After 50 GB
11 Beeropoly And the other 2 must not understand what native ads are.
7 esadatari It honestly depends on how the native ad is presented. If it's presented in such a way that the user is not able to immediately and obviously tell it's an advertisement, and is presenting misleading and unsourced facts or even downright lies, then it's deceptive marketing practices and nothing short of propaganda. I can tell you from personal experience that I fucking loathe over half the native ads I've come across thus far. It seems like a large portion of those ads are so up their own ass, it often sounds like they are nothing but a watered-down version of borderline-TOO-Ridiculous North Korean propaganda antics we've come to know and love. Other times, I get introduced to products that I would likely be dismissive of if given only a short amount of time to decide interest or not. Still, a majority of the time, I happen across native advertisements while reading other articles, and it isn't until the very end that there's some tiny smidgeon blurb about how this article isn't actually an article, it's an ad. At which point, I usually feel duped and slightly pissed. When the native ads are obviously presented as AN ADVERTISEMENT, AAAAND stated as such in the very beginning, then it's legit and I don't mind. Fuck all the rest of the native ads I've seen though; It's just a stealthier kind of the same AIDS/cancer we all hate.
7 Sylanthra Extra, extra, read all about it. Consumers prefer optional ads to mandatory ones. This is breaking news people. I wonder if it occurred to ask consumers what their preference is on no ads.
4 TheBlindMonk Coming Soon: Premium phones with the embedded ads removed.
2 LeakySkylight I appreciate it.