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U.S. tax payers are more vulnerable to identity theft than ever before, according to a new report. Fifty-eight percent of Americans say they are unconcerned about tax fraud, according to data security and identity theft protection firm CyberScout. And this despite federal reports of 787,000 confirmed identity theft returns amounting to $4 billion-plus in potential fraud last year. “We’ve reached an […]

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Google Assistant
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Google’s digital assistant is coming to more Smartphones. Already on Pixel, Google Home, Google Allo and Android Wear, Assistant will soon be available on Android handsets running 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow. “Whether you need to know how to say ‘nice to meet you’ in Korean or just a simple reminder to do laundry when you get […]

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Google RCS Android Messenger
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Google is on a mission to make rich communication services (RCS) text messaging available across the globe. The tech titan is partnering with 27 carriers and device manufacturers worldwide to make RCS — an upgraded version of SMS, offering a number of new capabilities such as group texting and use of high-resolution images — a reality for all texters. […]

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Cloudflare is warning customers their data may have been compromised after a bug in its software exposed sensitive information such as passwords. The bug, which has since been fixed, caused readable versions of passwords, cookies and authentication tokens to be exposed — and some of that data was cached by search engines. Cloudfare includes some major companies among its […]

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Alphabet’s self-driving car unit is suing Uber in federal court after accusing the high-tech transportation firm and its subsidiary Otto of stealing elements of its self-driving technology. “Competition in the self-driving space is a good thing; it pushes everyone to develop better, safer and more affordable technology. But we believe that competition should be fueled by […]

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Photo by Roman Drits, a freelance photographer and a co-founder of Barn Images. He comes from Latvia but is currently based in Hamburg, Germany. Follow him on Instagram.
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Snap, the parent company of social messaging app Snapchat, may think its worth more than $20 billion, but not all experts agree with that figure. Snap is worth only $1.7 billion, according to David Haigh, CEO of valuation and strategy consultancy firm Brand Finance. That is a far cry from the $19.5-$22 billion range the company is seeking with its impending initial public offering. If […]

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Why settle for one image when you can post 10? Instagram’s latest app update gives you the ability to share up to 10 photos and videos in one post, eliminating the need to sum up an event or outing with one image. You can view multiple images posts with a simple swipe of the screen. “With this update, you […]

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An Alphabet-owned research company today unveiled a new tool to help online publishers deal with toxic commentary. Dubbed Perspective, the API uses machine learning to determine the impact a particular comment might have on a conversation. Perspective — which was created by Jigsaw, formerly known as Google Ideas — scores the comments both to aid moderators in doing their job […]

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Snap Spectacles 2
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If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the chance to buy a pair of Snap Spectacles, the wait is over. Snap Spectacles are now available online to U.S. shoppers for $129.99. The device — a pair of sunglasses with a built-in video camera — comes with a charging case and cable. Delivery time, according to the Spectacles website, […]

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Google Site Search
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Google is shutting down Site Search, a service enabling website owners to deliver Google-like search on their sites. Google describes Site Search as “the same search technology that powers Google.com to your website, delivering relevant results with lightning speed.” All sales of the nine-year-old product will be discontinued as of April 1, meaning both new purchases […]

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Skype Lite
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Microsoft’s Skype has launched a new version of its service tailored for the Indian market. Dubbed Skype Lite, the free app is available today to all Android users in India. The app, announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at Future Decoded conference in Mumbai, will be available in seven local languages: Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu […]

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WhatsApp
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Facebook is continuing its mission to make Snapchat irrelevant: this time by launching a new feature for WhatsApp. Dubbed WhatsApp Status, the new tool is markedly similar to Snapchat Stories, although it does have some original features of its own. Status permits users to share with contacts photos and videos customized with captions, drawings and stickers. All images and […]

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Yahoo has saved its deal with Verizon by slashing $350 million from the $4.83-billion sale price of its Internet division. Now valued at approximately $4.48 billion in cash, the deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017. The price reduction is a far cry from the $1-billion discount Verizon was reportedly pushing for late last year. The companies will […]

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Uber
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Uber once again is in the spotlight after sexism charges were levelled against the high-tech transportation firm by a former employee. The company, in a bid to head off more bad press, has appointed former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to a panel put together to investigate claims Uber ignored sexual harassment complaints from engineer Susan J. Fowler who […]

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Project Loon
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Google’s Project Loon may not be so looney after all. The Project Loon team has been hard at work over the past few years to prove weather balloons are a feasible method to bring wireless Internet to rural and remote areas worldwide. Project Loon uses weather balloons that can last up to 100 days. These balloons float about 20 kilometres […]

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