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EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim

0SHARESShare Facebook has been fined 110m euros (£95m) by the EU for providing “incorrect or misleading” information during its purchase of messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. The European Commission said Facebook had said it could not automatically match user accounts on its own platform and WhatsApp. But two years later it launched a service that did just that. Facebook said ...

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App maker's code stolen in malware attack

0SHARESShare The Mac and iOS software developer Panic has had the source code for several of its apps stolen. Panic founder Steven Frank admitted in a blog post that it happened after he downloaded an infected copy of the video encoding tool Handbrake. He said there was no sign that any customer data was accessed and that Panic’s web server ...

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This Refugee Is Building Homes Out Of Plastic Bottles

0SHARESShare In a refugee camp in the Sahara desert, one man is making homes more durable in the face of tough weather conditions ― and he’s using trash to do it. Tateh Lehbib Breica, a Sahrawi refugee living in a camp in Tindouf, Algeria, is building homes for other refugees out of plastic bottles filled with sand, according to the United ...

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Google weaves AI and machine learning into core products at I/O 2017

0SHARESShare On Wednesday, at the 2017 Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, CA, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company is rethinking all of its products with a renewed focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). One recent example of the company’s use of machine learning is in Google Home , the company’s smart speaker powered by ...

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Google rolls out AI-powered Smart Reply for Gmail to iOS and Android

Image: iStockphoto/diego_cervo Google’s Smart Reply, a feature that suggests smart responses to a received email, is coming to Gmail on Android and iOS, Google announced on Wednesday. The feature was already available on the Inbox by Gmail application and Allo, Google’s smart chat app. When a user receives an email, Smart Reply presents them with three responses to choose from, ...

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DocuSign users sent phishing emails after data breach

Electronic signature service provider DocuSign has admitted customer emails were accessed in a data breach. The addresses were then targeted in a series of phishing emails from “a malicious third party”. The messages invited recipients to click on a link to a Microsoft Word document containing malware. DocuSign says that no other information was accessed in the incident, and the ...

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If Smart Watch Commercials Were Honest, You'd Probably Still Have Money

Are you ready for a future where we all wear health-centric TVs for mice on our wrists? Then a smart watch is just the piece of electronic jewelry gizmo for you! Cracked ad man Roger is back with a new bracelet that will only cost a few month’s rent and ideally fill the emptiness of the human condition you feel ...

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'Jesus Christ Uberstar' Is Your Car Service Salvation

0SHARESShare If you think about it ― and what reasonable person wouldn’t? ― Jesus would be an amazing Uber driver. Always plenty of food and water for everyone (no wine though ― he’s driving!). If there’s an accident, no need to call an ambulance, because, you know, Jesus powers. “The Mystery Hour” shows us why Jesus Christ of Bethlehem is clearly ...

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Art Lover Perks Up 'Miserable' Artwork With Smiling Photo App

Let’s face it: Smiling doesn’t come easy for a lot of people, least of all those dour souls born before cameras were invented. Those suckers had to spend long hours posing for portraits, so no wonder they look miserable. But one art lover in England is using modern technology to help those unhappy-looking portraits and sculptures turn their centuries-old frowns ...

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Moms Returning To The Workforce Can Fill Their Resume Gaps With 'The Pregnancy Pause'

0SHARESShare A creative agency is helping moms return to the workforce after taking a child-induced hiatus (aka to do the job of caring for a human being). Mother New York created “The Pregnancy Pause” ― a way for moms who took time off after having kids to fill the gaps in their resumes that sometimes cause them to be overlooked ...

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