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  • !U.S. Warned of Russian Firm Kaspersky as Early as 2004
    A Russian cybersecurity firm whose products current and former U.S. officials suspect Moscow has used as a tool for spying was flagged by U.S. military intelligence as a potential security threat as early as 2004.
    - 40 mins ago 18 Nov 17, 3:59am -
  • !Even With Beijing Pushing, Electric Cars Prove Hard to Start
    Electric vehicles aren’t yet living up to the hype, auto makers in China are finding, as they churn out more EVs than they can sell—even with generous government subsidies—to satisfy Beijing’s directives.
    - 3 hours ago 18 Nov 17, 1:19am -
  • !Axios Raises $20 Million to Fund Newsroom Expansion
    The media startup plans to use some of the financing to expand its capacity for data analysis, product development and audience growth, as well as developing new coverage areas and increasing staffing.
    - 7 hours ago 17 Nov 17, 9:30pm -
  • !EA Pulls Microtransactions From 'Star Wars Battlefront II' After Backlash
    Electronic Arts halted in-game sales of virtual goods in its sequel to “Star Wars Battlefront” on the eve of the game’s launch, bowing to pressure from customers fearing big spenders could gain an unfair edge.
    - 8 hours ago 17 Nov 17, 9:08pm -
  • !Google Has Picked an Answer for You---Too Bad It's Often Wrong
    Going beyond search, the internet giant is presenting itself as an oracle by promoting a single result over all others as a definitive answer. Many of these “featured snippets” are contentious, improbable or laughably incorrect.
    - 8 hours ago 17 Nov 17, 8:16pm -

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  • !The House's Tax Bill Levies a Tax On Graduate Student Tuition Waivers
    Camel Pilot writes: The new GOP tax plan -- which just passed the House -- will tax tuition waivers as income. Graduate students working as research assistants on meager stipends would have to declare tuition waivers as income on the order of $80,000…
    - 1 hour ago 18 Nov 17, 3:30am -
  • !'Robots Are Not Taking Over,' Says Head of UN Body of Autonomous Weapons
    An anonymous reader writes: Robots are not taking over the world," the diplomat leading the first official talks on autonomous weapons assured on Friday, seeking to head off criticism over slow progress towards restricting the use of so-called "kille…
    - 2 hours ago 18 Nov 17, 2:10am -
  • !Verizon: No 4G-Level Data Caps For 5G Home Service
    Verizon recently announced that its upcoming 5G home internet service will not have the kinds of data limits you expect from current wireless services. It will reportedly be able to handle the average data load of a FiOS customer, and it won't be thr…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Nov 17, 1:30am -
  • !NVIDIA Launches Modded Collector's Edition Star Wars Titan Xp Graphics Card
    MojoKid writes: NVIDIA just launched its fastest graphics card yet and this GPU is targeted at Star Wars fans. In concert with EA's official launch today of Star Wars Battlefront II, NVIDIA unveiled the new Star Wars Titan Xp Collector's Edition grap…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Nov 17, 12:50am -
  • !Massive US Military Social Media Spying Archive Left Wide Open In AWS S3 Buckets
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing "dozens of terabytes" of social media posts and similar pages -- all scraped from around the wo…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Nov 17, 12:10am -

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