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Zuckerberg’s boring testimony is a big win for Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg ran his apology scripts, trotted out his lists of policy fixes and generally dulled the Senate into submission. And that constitutes success for Facebook. Zuckerberg testified before the joint Senate judiciary and commerce committee today, capitalizing on the lack of knowledge of the politicians and their surface-level questions. Half the time, Zuckerberg got to simply paraphrase blog posts and statements ...

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Google Assistant finally works on Pixel C tablets

Google Assistant has been available on Pixel phones from the get-go and has spread to virtually every device that’s even vaguely capable of handling it, but there has been a glaring exception: the Pixel C. Yes, while other Android tablets have had the AI helper for a while, Google’s own slate has gone without. That glaring omission might not exist for much longer: Pixel C ...

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Gmail Security Issue Exposes Accounts to Hacks

Google’s Gmail service contains a suspected security vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers and email scammers to compromise Netflix accounts and steal sensitive user information, a web developer has claimed. The issue takes advantage of the fact Google has a “dots don’t matter” policy in how it processes email addresses. For example, it views “johnsmith@gmail” as being identical to “j.o.h.n.smith@gmail.” ...

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Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia’s Airborne Broadband System

(Bloomberg) — Google is in talks to acquire Nokia Oyj’s airplane broadband business as the Alphabet Inc. unit seeks to tap into new services and reach more users by offering in-flight high-speed internet, people familiar with the matter said. Nokia’s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, said the people, who asked not to ...

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Israeli agency investigating Apple over handling of iPhone slowdown

Israel’s consumer protection bureau said on Tuesday it was investigating Apple over a failure to disclose to consumers that its software could slow performance in some iPhones. The Consumer Protection and Fair Trade Authority said in a statement it had questioned the head of Apple in Israel, Rony Friedman. A spokesman at the Authority said it had the power to ...

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Instagram launches a portrait mode and a new way to tag friends in Stories

Instagram added a couple of new features today, with the biggest news being a portrait mode feature called “focus.” The app also has a new way of mentioning other users in stories with a sticker. Focus mode is basically Instagram’s take on the portrait mode that’s been popping up in every new smartphone. The company says focus will be found ...

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Best Stereo Shelf Systems for a Full, Rich Sound

$399.00 Onkyo’s newest mini stereo system, the CS-N575, is the perfect pick for music lovers who subscribe to multiple streaming services. It supports Spotify, TIDAL, Pandora, Deezer, and TuneIn. Our favorite feature though is its built-in Chromecast, so you and your friends can “cast” all your favorite songs on your phone from YouTube, Google Play Music, or Spotify straight to ...

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