Google CEO Will Testify Before US House on Bias Accusations

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in November, following the midterm elections. He met with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other senior Republicans Friday to discuss accusations that Google is biased against conservatives (a charge the company has denied). From a report: “I think we’ve really shown that there is bias, which is human nature, but you have to have transparency and…

September 28, 2018
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BrandPost: Maximize Business Operations in the Cloud

More and more business leaders realize that digital transformation is not an option, but the only way to survive. According to IDC’s forecast, by 2020, 46% of companies around the world will have digital business as the top priority for their strategy. Organizations that already have a digital transformation strategy, often identified similar objectives: improve customer experience, competitive differentiation, intelligent and agile business operation, and cost reduction. Technologies such as…

September 28, 2018
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Sources: court rejected DOJ’s demand to hold Facebook in contempt for refusal to carry out a wiretap order to monitor Messenger calls of MS-13 gang members (Reuters)

September 28, 2018

Reuters: Sources: court rejected DOJ’s demand to hold Facebook in contempt for refusal to carry out a wiretap order to monitor Messenger calls of MS-13 gang members  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. investigators failed in a recent courtroom effort to force Facebook to wiretap voice calls … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Insecure code cited in Facebook hack impacting nearly 50 million users

On Sept. 28, Facebook announced via its blog that it discovered attackers exploited a vulnerability in its code that impacted its “View As” feature. While Guy Rosen, VP of product management, notes that the investigation is still in its early stages, the breach is expected to have affected 50 million accounts. It is unclear at this stage whether these accounts were misused or if any personal information has been accessed….

September 28, 2018
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How the security breach that made 50M Facebook accounts vulnerable to take over worked and what information may have been accessed (Wired)

September 28, 2018

Wired: How the security breach that made 50M Facebook accounts vulnerable to take over worked and what information may have been accessed  —  FACEBOOK’S PRIVACY PROBLEMS severely escalated Friday when the social network disclosed that an unprecedented security issue, discovered September 25, impacted almost 50 million user accounts. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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BitTorrent and Tron Hope Other Clients Will Embrace Blockchain-Powered ‘Paid’ Seeding

BitTorrent and Tron, following the acquisition, hope to successfully integrate blockchain technology with the popular file-sharing protocol. From a report: Both companies were built around decentralization, which makes for a good match. However, it doesn’t stop there. BitTorrent and Tron plan to integrate blockchain technology into future releases of their torrent clients. In short, they want to make it possible for users to ‘earn’ tokens by seeding. At the same…

September 28, 2018
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