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April 3, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Researchers find 540 million Facebook user records on exposed servers

[TECH NEWS] Researchers find 540 million Facebook user records on exposed servers

Security researchers have found hundreds of millions of Facebook user records sitting on an inadvertently public storage server. The two batches of user records were collected and exposed from two third-party companies, according to researchers at security firm UpGuard, who found the data. In the researchers’ write-up, Mexico-based digital media company Cultura Colectiva left more…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Foursnap? Snapchat tries “Status” location checkins

[TECH NEWS] Foursnap? Snapchat tries “Status” location checkins

Today’s teens missed the Foursquare era so Snapchat is giving them another shot with a new feature to aid in-person meetups. Snapchat is now testing Status, an option to share to the Snap Map a Bitmoji depicting what you’re up to at a certain place. You could show your little avatar playing video games, watching…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] iPhones get a price drop in China

[TECH NEWS] iPhones get a price drop in China

Apple this week lowered the price on a number key hardware lines in China, including AirPods, Macs, iPads and, most notably, the iPhone. The move, noted by CNBC, is believed to be the direct results of a three-percent tax cut that took effect in the country yesterday. In many cases, however, the impacted product have…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Green New Deal doesn’t go far enough

[TECH NEWS] Green New Deal doesn’t go far enough

Lindsey Allen Contributor Lindsey Allen is executive director of Rainforest Action Network. The Green New Deal brings much-needed urgency to the national conversation around the climate crisis, which is without a doubt the biggest threat to life on this planet. The recent resolution introduced into Congress by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey rightly…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Beating back bears, Bitcoin briefly balloons beyond $4,900

[TECH NEWS] Beating back bears, Bitcoin briefly balloons beyond $4,900

Bitcoin went on a tear in early morning trading earlier today, popping up to above $4,900 and reminding some investors of the good old days of 2017. The currency is still trading up above 15 percent at $4,782.60, which is a healthy jump for the cryptocurrency (which had been languishing at around $4,000 for the…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Brain Corp debuts an autonomous delivery robot for factories and retail

[TECH NEWS] Brain Corp debuts an autonomous delivery robot for factories and retail

Admittedly, Brain Corp. sounds a bit like an evil corporation in some superhero comic, but the San Diego-based startup has generated some serious funding in recent years, including a $114 million Series C, led by SoftBank back in 2017. The company’s been putting that money to work, announcing today the launch of an in-store autonomous…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

[TECH NEWS] Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017 for $15.3 billion, is one of the companies at the center of the emerging world of autonomous vehicle technology. We’re excited to announce co-founder, president and CEO of Mobileye Amnon Shashua — who also is a senior vice president at Intel — will participate in…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] How Japan’s new imperial era broke the internet in a very tiny way

[TECH NEWS] How Japan’s new imperial era broke the internet in a very tiny way

Emperor Akihito of Japan is abdicating and passing the office to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, and as part of the transition comes a new gengo, or era name: “Reiwa.” It’s loaded with meaning and subtext, but because of the way text is sent and displayed over the internet, the name can’t actually be displayed…
April 2, 2019
[TECH NEWS] RIP Google+

[TECH NEWS] RIP Google+

That’s it for Google+, Google’s failed social network that once tried to take on Facebook and Twitter. As scheduled, the company has now started deleting user accounts and their data. Chances are you’re not going to feel all that sad about the end of Google+ since you probably haven’t used it for years. But if…
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