Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security

The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May. The European Commission Action Plan, which was presented at a press briefing earlier today, has four areas of focus: 1)…

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Breaking down Google’s latest laptop-tablet hybrid, the Pixel Slate Technically Speaking

A very different browser may be replacing Microsoft's Edge.Image: Microsoft Remember the browser wars? In 1995, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer and started bundling it with Windows in order to snatch away market share from the then-dominant browser, Netscape. It worked — in the early naughts, all everyone ever used for…

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Famed Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Under Investigation Over Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct – Perez Hilton

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is under fire this weekend, facing serious new allegations of sexual misconduct from two different women. The Cosmos host is currently under investigation by parent network Fox, as well as National Geographic and the production team of his scientific docuseries as they all collectively try to learn more about…

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Marriotts breach response is so bad, security experts are filling in the gaps at their own expense

Last Friday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from its Starwood database. One problem: the email sender’s domain didn’t look like it came from Marriott at all. Marriott sent its notification email from “email-marriott.com,” which…

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Amazon’s cashier-less shopping tech is being tested on a larger store

Larger Amazon Go-powered stores are being tested.Image: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Amazon’s cashier-less shopping tech could come to a full supermarket. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the tech giant is experimenting with its Amazon Go technology at a larger store. SEE ALSO: What it’s like to shop at Amazon…

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Paul Manafort could face more charges, special counsel says

Washington (CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office is considering bringing more criminal charges against Paul Manafort, after it accused the former Trump campaign chairman of violating his plea deal to cooperate with prosecutors. The hearing came just days after special counsel prosecutors said they believe Manafort lied during his interviews with…

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