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The European Commission is cracking down on countries that fail to collect billions of dollars in taxes from American companies. The organization, which acts as a watchdog for the European Union, is taking Ireland to court for its failure to collect $15 billion in taxes from Apple and has ordered Luxembourg to recover $294 million in back […]

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Yahoo has set a new world record. The Internet company, in a statement this week, said the 2013 cyber-attack of its systems resulted in the breach of every single user account it had at that time: three billion, to be exact. That is far more than the one billion accounts it originally estimated when the company broke […]

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Facebook ads purchased by a Russian group to spread misinformation during the U.S. presidential race were seen by 10 million Americans both before and after the election. Of the 3,000 ads, approximately 25 percent of them were never viewed at all, while others were viewed by thousands, according to Facebook stats. “Our ad targeting is designed to show […]

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Google is getting rid of its (FCF) policy penalizing news publishers that choose to hide their articles behind a paywall. The search engine firm’s FCF rule required publishers to provide a minimum of three free articles per day via Google Search and Google News before asking readers to pay a subscription fee. Those that did not do so ended […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got into the spirit of Yom Kippur with an apology to anyone hurt by his company in the past year. Zuckerberg, in a post to his Facebook wall over the weekend, kept the apology vague, although many surmise he is referring to the role his social network may have played in the 2016 U.S. presidential […]

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Alphabet is forming a separate shopping service in Europe that will require it to bid against competitors for ads that top Google’s search results. The comparison  shopping service will still be part of Google, but it will operate as a separate entity, using its own revenues to bid for ads, sources told Bloomberg.  The move was […]

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai is urging Apple to activate FM chips in its iPhones as a matter of public safety. Although the majority of Smartphones sold in the U.S. contain FM chips — a technology enabling phone owners to listen to local radio stations on their device — not all Smartphone companies have opted to turn the chips on. […]

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser is leaking the addresses, search queries and any other text its users type into its address bar. A vulnerability in the browser permits any website you have recently visited to view anything you have typed into the address bar after you hit enter. Security researcher Manuel Caballero, who discovered the flaw, revealed the bug in […]

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Twitter wants to let you have your say without having to mince words. That is why the microblogging site has announced it is upping its character limit to 280 — a decided increase from the original limit of 140 characters. If this is a change you have been waiting for, don’t get too excited yet. Twitter […]

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Equifax CEO Richard Smith is retiring just two weeks after a massive security breach in which hackers gained access to the sensitive client information of 143 million people. Smith’s retirement Tuesday comes as no surprise given the security of the breach in which hackers gained access to people’s Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, even some driver’s license numbers. “Serving as CEO of […]

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If you’re a denim jacket fan and a Smartphone junkie, then Google’s latest invention will be right up your alley. The company’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) has teamed up with blue jean king Levi’s to produce a technology-enhanced denim jacket that gives the wearer the ability to connect to a number of services, such […]

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Pinterest is hoping to take personalization to the next level on its platform with interest targeting. Pinterest has expanded its interests from a few hundred to more than 5,000 user interests powered by its Taste Graph, the technology the pin-up site utilizes to connect its users with ideas “that are just right for them,” Pinterest product manager John Milinovich said […]

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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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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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