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  • Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections
    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc , which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 18, 7:13am -
  • Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 18, 1:38am -
  • Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday.
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 18, 1:37am -
  • Judge overseeing AT&T, Time Warner merger trial hears document dispute
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T, owner of DirecTV, is asking for documents from a long list of companies as part of preparation for a trial to determine if they will be allowed to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner, their lawyer Daniel Petrocelli sa…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 18, 1:36am -
  • FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc, Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scr…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 18, 1:29am -

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  • !Rocket Lab Puts Satellites in Orbit for First Time
    Rocket Lab, a space-transportation startup promising frequent, economical launches on rockets featuring 3-D printed engine parts, successfully blasted its first payload into orbit from a remote New Zealand pad.
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  • !SoFi Offers CEO Spot to Twitter Executive
    Anthony Noto, a top Twitter executive, is in discussions to become the next chief executive of Social Finance, as the online lender grapples with accusations of improper workplace culture.
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  • Advertising's 'Mad Men' Bristle at Digital Revolution
    Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s largest ad agencies, is trying to force old-school “creatives” to work more closely with new technology hires to hang on to big clients. One tool: an algorithm dubbed “Marcel” that selects teams from acro…
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 18, 12:29pm -
  • Facebook to Rank News Sources by Quality to Battle Misinformation
    Facebook plans to start ranking news sources in its feed based on user evaluations of credibility, a major step in its effort to fight false and sensationalist information that will also push the company further into a role it has long sought to avoi…
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 18, 11:49am -
  • Twitter Reveals 1,000 More Accounts Tied to Russian Propaganda Agency
    The company had initially told congressional investigators it discovered more than 2,700 accounts linked to a shadowy so-called troll farm believed to have spread disinformation to sow political division among Americans.
    - 1 day ago 20 Jan 18, 6:26am -

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  • !Rocket Lab Successfully Reaches Orbit and Deploys Its First Satellites
    Long-time Slashdot reader ClarkMills writes:Rocket Lab has successfully launched its second Electron rocket from New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula, with the rocket reaching orbit for the first time... This follows the company's first launch last May, in…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Jan 18, 4:24am -
  • !'Is It Time For Open Processors?'
    Linux kernel developer (and LWN.net co-founder) Jonathan Corbet recently posted an essay with a tantalizing title: "Is it time for open processors?" He cited several "serious initiatives", including the OpenPOWER effort, OpenSPARC, and OpenRISC, addi…
    - 12 hours ago 21 Jan 18, 2:19am -
  • !Flat Earther Plans New Rocket Launch, Predicts Super Bowl-Sized Ratings
    Self-taught rocket scientist/daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes will finally launch his homemade rocket in two weeks -- despite "anonymous online haters questioning his every move." An anonymous reader quotes PhillyVoice:He's found some private land in th…
    - 14 hours ago 21 Jan 18, 12:14am -
  • !We All Nearly Missed the Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded
    schwit1 quotes ScienceAlert:She was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she saw it through the airplane window: a "peculiar large mass" floating on the ocean, hundreds of kilometres off the north coast of New Zealand. The Kiwi passenger emailed…
    - 15 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 11:09pm -
  • !Australian Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests On Fire
    An anonymous reader writes: If you've been counting the ways the Australian environment is trying to kill you, you can now add "arson" to the list. According to a six-year study published in The Journal of Ethnobiology, observers have confirmed what…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Jan 18, 10:04pm -

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