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Huawei launches ARM-based Kunpeng 920 chipset, takes on x86 server chips from Intel, AMD 

Huawei launches ARM-based Kunpeng 920 chipset, takes on x86 server chips from Intel, AMD  | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Huawei has unveiled a new processor chip for servers as the Chinese telecommunications gear giant pushes ahead with expansion despite closer scrutiny from the international market, Hindustan Times reports. The Kunpeng 920 is built using the cutting edge 7-nanometer process and uses the semiconductor architecture of ARM Holdings, Shenzhen-based Huawei said in a statement on […]
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Latest Facebook bug may have exposed millions of users’ private photos

Latest Facebook bug may have exposed millions of users’ private photos | Geekspace | Scoop.it
The bug, which was live for 12 days in September, may have impacted up to 6.8 million users.
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Huawei arrest fuels anxiety over the security of Canada’s 5G dealings | The Star

Huawei arrest fuels anxiety over the security of Canada’s 5G dealings | The Star | Geekspace | Scoop.it
The ‘just trust us line’ is not helpful, says the NDP’s public safety critic, especially after the company’s chief financial officer was taken into custody in Vancouver.
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Army takes over security in Lira town

Army takes over security in Lira town | Geekspace | Scoop.it
The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) has taken over security of Lira town in northern Uganda after police got overwhelmed by rowdy youth involved in xenophobic attacks against Asian traders.  
Yesterday, Saturday business in Lira town came to a standstill as security agencies engaged in day-long running battles with the rowdy youths. Tensions have been temper-high since the alleged killing of an 11-year-old pupil, Dickens Okello of Alito primary school in Kole district. 
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Autonomous Cars Could Replace Hourly Hotel Rooms, Study Finds

Autonomous Cars Could Replace Hourly Hotel Rooms, Study Finds | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Fully autonomous cars can change the way we commute, but they can also have a far-reaching impact on the tourism industry. Two researchers published a study that outlines how self-driving technology could affect the hotel industry, car rental companies, restaurants, tour bus operators, and even brothels.
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Facebook secretly funded a right-wing firm to attack critics by linking them to George Soros: report

Facebook secretly funded a right-wing firm to attack critics by linking them to George Soros: report | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Faced with criticism they enabled the alt-right, Facebook resorted to the tactics of the alt-right to silence critics. Facebook has come under heavy fire in recent years for how they allowed the unchecked spread of fake news and alt-right hate speech, and for their breaches of customer data security — and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for his company's role in all of this and pledged to do better.
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World's first AI news anchor unveiled in China | World news | The Guardian

World's first AI news anchor unveiled in China | World news | The Guardian | Geekspace | Scoop.it
The ‘tireless’ artificial news readers simulate the voice, facial movements, and gestures of real-life broadcasters
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What's up WhatsApp?  

What's up WhatsApp?   | Geekspace | Scoop.it
SHOULD the world worry about WhatsApp? Has it become a virulent new force in global misinformation and political trickery? Or, rather, should the world rejoice WhatsApp?
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How to Connect Your Phone to an Xbox One

How to Connect Your Phone to an Xbox One | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Controller weighing you down? Check out our quick guide on how to connect your phone to an Xbox One, regardless of your mobile platform of choice.You can even use your phone to control your Xbox One if, for some reason, you don't have an Xbox controller handy.
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Selfie deaths: 259 people reported dead seeking the perfect picture

Selfie deaths: 259 people reported dead seeking the perfect picture | Geekspace | Scoop.it
A 2018 study claims the number could be much higher, as selfies are never named as a cause of death.
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Facebook says attackers stole details from 29 million users | Reuters

Facebook says attackers stole details from 29 million users | Reuters | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc said on Friday that attackers in the mass security breach it announced late last month accessed the accounts of about 30 million people in total and stole name and contact details for 29 million.
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Facebook 'fake clone' message goes viral: Here's what to do

Facebook 'fake clone' message goes viral: Here's what to do | Geekspace | Scoop.it
If you receive the message, you can ignore it, and search Facebook to ensure your account has not, in fact, been cloned.
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Google drops out of Pentagon cloud computing competition

Google drops out of Pentagon cloud computing competition | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Google is no longer competing for a Pentagon cloud-computing contract worth up to $10 billion, saying in a statement that the contract may conflict with company principles. 
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Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching | Reuters

Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching | Reuters | Geekspace | Scoop.it
French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into the horns of rhinos to help conservationists monitor and protect the endangered species.
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Google+ to shut down early after data from 52 million users exposed

Google+ to shut down early after data from 52 million users exposed | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Google has pushed forward the shutdown of its failed Google+ social network following the discovery of a major data breach that exposed personal data of 52.2 million users. Details of the latest breach come just two months after Google announced that a bug put the data of 500,000 Google+ users at risk. 
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Facebook gave data on user's friends to certain companies: documents | Reuters

Facebook gave data on user's friends to certain companies: documents | Reuters | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc let some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access users' lists of friends after it cut off that data for most other apps around 2015, according to documents released on Wednesday by a British lawmaker investigating fake news and social media.
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Inside the New Industrial Revolution

Inside the New Industrial Revolution | Geekspace | Scoop.it
The first three industrial revolutions were driven by coal and steam, then electricity and the automobile, then computing. Now we may be witnessing the rise of the fourth: an economy powered by the mobile internet, automation and artificial intelligence.
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Government Could Tap Amazon Alexa's Accent Recognition

Government Could Tap Amazon Alexa's Accent Recognition | Geekspace | Scoop.it
A new patent shows how Alexa could derive ethnic origin and emotion by analyzing speech. Experts think the government could come after the resulting data.
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Why Big Tech pays poor Kenyans to teach self-driving cars

Why Big Tech pays poor Kenyans to teach self-driving cars | Geekspace | Scoop.it
The data that powers the most cutting edge technology in Silicon Valley begins in Nairobi's slum.
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Break Up Google And Facebook? It May Be Necessary, Inventor Of World Wide Web Says

Break Up Google And Facebook? It May Be Necessary, Inventor Of World Wide Web Says | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee is "disappointed with the current state" of the internet.
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Roku Premiere Plus (2018) Review

Roku Premiere Plus (2018) Review | Geekspace | Scoop.it
When it comes to streaming devices, the sheer volume of choices these days can be daunting, and Roku has more models than anyone. While you really can’t go wrong with any Roku, the company’s new Premiere+ stands out in the crowd, expertly balancing affordability and performance for impressive value.
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Microsoft co-founer Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founer Paul Allen dead at 65 | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died Monday of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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Sidewalk Lab’s use of cellphone data in proposed U.S. deal raises concern in Toronto | The Star

Sidewalk Lab’s use of cellphone data in proposed U.S. deal raises concern in Toronto | The Star | Geekspace | Scoop.it
As Toronto considers allowing Sidewalk Labs to build a “smart neighbourhood,” details have emerged of how the company proposes to collect and commodify data collected from millions of cellphones — and sell it to the government.
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Opinion | Internet Hacking Is About to Get Much Worse - The New York Times

Opinion | Internet Hacking Is About to Get Much Worse - The New York Times | Geekspace | Scoop.it
Many of today’s new computers are not just screens that we stare at, but objects in our world with which we interact. A refrigerator is now a computer that keeps things cold; a car is now a computer with four wheels and an engine. These computers sense us and our environment, and they affect us and our environment. They talk to each other over networks, they are autonomous, and they have physical agency. They drive our cars, pilot our planes, and run our power plants. They control traffic, administer drugs into our bodies, and dispatch emergency services. These connected computers and the network that connects them — collectively known as “the internet of things” — affect the world in a direct physical manner. .
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Facebook unveils the Portal, a video-chat camera for people who still trust Facebook | The Star

Facebook unveils the Portal, a video-chat camera for people who still trust Facebook | The Star | Geekspace | Scoop.it
The toaster-size gadget is a cross between a smart speaker, video camera and digital photo frame.
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