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Google is dipping into its coffers to help counter extremism and the recruiting of terrorists online. The tech titan is sinking $5 million into an innovation fund run by Google.org that will supply grants to researchers and organizations that are creating solutions to the seemingly ever-growing online issue. “Our efforts to disrupt terrorists’ ability to use the Internet focus on three areas: […]

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Alphabet’s self-driving car unit wants high-tech ride hailing firm Uber to fork over a whopping $2.6 billion for allegedly stealing an element of its self-driving technology. The figure, revealed by Uber lawyer Bill Carmody during a hearing at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, is for one single trade secret that Waymo […]

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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer, USA; Young Global Leader is captured during the session 'Handling Hyper-connectivity' at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 28, 2011.
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Facebook is adding more oversight to its ads targeting policies and tools in response to reports the social media site’s automated system enabled people to purchase discriminatory ads. Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook would now have more manual review of ad targeting options to keep offensive terms from popping up. The move comes after a report from ProPublica […]

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Google has updated its iOS app to aid you in your search for relevant content. Beginning this week, the app will help you find more content related to whatever webpage you happen to be browsing. Now, when you pull up the bottom of the page, the suggestions will appear without you having to type in the search box. “Suppose you’ve just finished […]

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Google wants to help new business owners succeed. Enter ‘Startup with Google,’ a new site that groups together in one place all of Google’s tools for businesses. Google, in a blog post, described it as “a new resource to help young companies continue to make their big ideas a reality.” While the tools themselves — such as Google […]

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In the war of the wireless carriers, Sprint may just be winning. The American telecommunications company is taking advantage of Apple’s latest iPhone launch by offering a honey of a deal: a free iPhone 8. “Effective immediately, Sprint will offer iPhone 8 64GB for $0 with an eligible trade-in of select devices,” Sprint chief marketing officer Roger Sole […]

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Hackers this summer took advantage of the popularity of PC cleanup tool CCleaner to infect millions of people with malware, a security firm is reporting. Anyone who downloaded or updated CCleaner between mid-August to mid-September — more than 2.3 million people, in fact — unknowingly downloaded malware. The CCleaner software enables users to perform maintenance on their systems such as removing unneeded files. […]

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America’s digital advertising community is seething over Apple’s plans to add cookie-blocking technology to Safari 11, the latest edition of its browser. Six advertising groups — the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the Data & Marketing Association (DMA), the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the […]

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Apple senior vice-president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus during a special launch event Tuesday.
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Apple’s new iPhone X may have stolen the show at the company’s event at the Steve Jobs Theater Tuesday, but the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus still garnered a lot of attention. The phones, which replace Apple’s iPhone 7 models, have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens featuring Retina HD displays as well as A11 Bionic chips to give […]

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Apple has a new take on the iPhone. The Cupertino company unveiled its much-anticipated iPhone X Tuesday, its newest, and most expensive, flagship Smartphone. With a $999 price tag, the iPhone X is by far Apple’s most expensive phone but, according to CEO Tim Cook, it is also the “biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” […]

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Facebook has been slapped with yet another fine for allegedly collecting the data of its users. The social networking firm is under fire in Spain for collecting, storing and using data without telling Spanish members of its platform how the information might be used. The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) on Monday ruled Facebook three times had […]

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Google is challenging the record-breaking $2.7-billion fine it was slapped with this June by the European Union. The tech titan has filed an appeal with the EU’s General Court, which is based in Luxembourg, in the hopes it will disagree with the European Commission’s assessment that Google violated anti-trust laws with its comparison shopping service. Although Google has refused to […]

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Another colossal security breach has hit a U.S. company leaving the data of hundreds of millions of Americans exposed. Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has announced a massive security breach in which hackers gained access to sensitive client information including Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, even some driver’s license numbers. With 143 million people affected, it is […]

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Amazon on Thursday shared its plans to open a second headquarters in North America. That means the search is on for the perfect community for Amazon to set up shop. “We expect HQ2 to be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a press release. “Amazon HQ2 will bring billions of dollars in up-front […]

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LinkedIn Audience Network
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LinkedIn has a new service to help expand advertisers’ reach to thousands of other sites and apps. The Microsoft-owned company this week launched the LinkedIn Audience Network, a new way to help advertisers reach their audiences “wherever they are on the Web.” “The LinkedIn Audience Network is designed to increase your marketing footprint beyond the LinkedIn platform so you […]

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