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How to stop Facebook from looking for you with face recognition

Here’s another thing to think about if you’re losing trust in the social network<p>Assuming you haven’t completely erased Facebook from your life and have instead chosen to carefully inspect your privacy settings and limit what Facebook has on you, I’m going to offer another piece of optional advice. …

Waymo to buy 20,000 Jaguars for robotic ride-hailing service

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Self-driving car spinoff Waymo will buy up to 20,000 electric vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover to help realize its vision for …

Waymo

Here's Your Early Look at Waymo's Next Self-Driving Car: The Jaguar I-Pace

The next self-driving vehicle in Waymo’s fleet will be the new all-electric I-Pace crossover sport utility produced by Jaguar Land Rover.<p>Waymo, the …

Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrency world is a chip that designers create for the specific purpose of mining a single currency. Early Bitcoin …

Bitcoin

Uber beats Philadelphia cabbies' antitrust appeal

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday defeated an appeal by 80 Philadelphia taxicab companies accusing the ride-sharing company of trying to monopolize that city's vehicle-for-hire market.<p>The broadly worded decision by a unanimous three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals …

Taxicabs

Facebook sued by housing advocates alleging discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — Fair housing advocates sued Facebook Tuesday, saying it lets landlords and real estate brokers target advertising to discriminate …

Disability

In The Wake Of Cambridge Analytica, Disciple Is Lighting The Way For Social Networks

Benji Vaughan is building the anti-Facebook, a platform for anyone to build their own micro-social network – just as the real Facebook is mired in scandal and controversy.<p>“The world lives in a monopoly,” said Vaughan, who spoke to <i>Forbes</i> just before the Cambridge Analytica scandal wiped billions off …

Social Media

Study: Most YouTube influencers still don't disclose sponsored deals

It's been almost a year since the FTC warned social media influencers that they should "clearly and conspicuously [disclose]" if they're being paid for a post or video. But according to a new Princeton University research, most YouTube and Pinterest influencers still don't add proper disclaimers to …

California regulators target web ads for illegal pot shops

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Weedmaps is a go-to website for people looking to find a marijuana shop. With a few clicks on a cellphone, customers can find …

Cannabis

Playboy and Will Ferrell #DeleteFacebook

Playboy and Will Ferrell have embraced the #DeleteFacebook movement in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, joining other prominent Facebook …

Data shows you didn’t #DeleteFacebook, so make sure to change these settings

Facebook is designed for sharing, whether that’s you posting photos of your lunch, or Facebook sharing targeting data with advertisers and behavioral data with app developers.<p>Most of this data sharing is integral to the core Facebook experience, but there are a few aspects of Facebook’s sharing …

Uber won't reapply for permit to test autonomous cars in California

Following the fatal crash on March 18, Uber took all its self-driving cars off the roads in the four cities they operate. Now, it’s been revealed …

Oracle wins appeal against Google in copyright case

If you thought the <i>Oracle v. Google</i> saga was over at last, we have some bad news for you. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit breathed new life into the case, ruling that Google violated copyright law when it used Oracle’s Java APIs to create the Android mobile operating …

Facebook Introduces Central Page for Privacy and Security Settings

Facebook said it would roll out a centralized system for its users to control their privacy and security settings in response to an outcry over the way it has handled personal data.<p>The system, which will be introduced to Facebook users globally over the coming weeks, will allow people to change …

Privacy

3 Facebook Messenger app users file lawsuit over privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three Facebook Messenger app users have filed a lawsuit claiming the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of …

Privacy

Trump's bizarre McDonald's order just got even weirder

President Trump eats McDonald's burgers without the buns, according to his former campaign aide, Corey Lewandowski.<p>Lewandowski made the remarks after it was revealed this week that Trump's typical McDonald's order contains two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, and a milkshake, for a whopping …

Bitcoin Is Paying Out Dividends Now -- Just Not to Everyone

On top of stupendous capital gains, investors in bitcoin are also getting a dividend -- if they’re lucky.<p>A split in the blockchain created a new …

3 pieces of advice from a value investor who started with nothing and is now worth over $100 million

Just think about how much you could learn from someone who came from nothing and now has a net worth of over $100 million.<p>How much would you spend to get insight from a successful investor who started late in life, had all the odds stacked against him, yet still made it big?<p>Would you do what he did …

FedEx, UPS Stocks Drop After Amazon Delivery Initiative | Investopedia

Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJTA) components FedEx Corporation (FDX) and United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) sold off on Thursday morning in …

Someone made over $60,000 hijacking people’s computers to mine cryptocurrency

Stealing computing resources for cryptocurrency mining can be profitable—to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars a month. Security software vendor ESET found that a hacker has infected hundreds of Windows servers with a secret cryptocurrency mining program, generating $63,000 over three …

Cryptocurrency

The Guy Who Called Bitcoin a Bubble Now Wants to Help You Store It

Back in the spring, Roy Sebag’s precious metals investment firm Goldmoney Inc. dumped millions of dollars in bitcoins, calling the digital money a …

A manager at a $6 billion quant fund gives the best intro to cryptocurrencies we've heard

Patrick O'Shaughnessy vividly recalls the week he was introduced to the world of cryptocurrencies.<p>O'Shaughnessy, a manager at his family's $6 billion quant asset manager of the same name, was chatting with one of his analysts over lunch at the beginning of this year about what they did over the …

Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson says the company is mining cryptocurrencies

Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest investment firms with $2.3 trillion in managed assets, is taking a long look at cryptocurrencies.<p>The firm has been experimenting internally with bitcoin, but is now bringing some of those features out to its broad customer base.<p>According to reports …

Cryptocurrency

This Trader Made 295% on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Jay Smith has little doubt the cryptocurrency market will crash.<p>The price of bitcoin has increased sixfold in the past year, despite a 25 percent …

Cryptocurrency

A high-school dropout is making hundreds of thousands of dollars trading cryptocurrency derivatives

Jay Smith believes a cryptocurrency crash is inevitable, but right now he's the No. 1 trader of digital coins on online brokerage eToro, amassing thousands of followers who are copying his trades, according to Bloomberg's Edward Robinson.<p>Smith, who lives in a London suburb, makes speculative bets …

Bitcoin Trading at 85% Premium in Zimbabwe - Priced at $7,200

Stories of hyperinflation in various countries have been mounting in recent days. As citizens face the reality that their country has devalued its …

Novogratz Explains Bitcoin's Appeal to Macro Traders

Mike Novogratz, Galaxy Investment Partners founder, comments on Bitcoin's appeal to macro traders during an interview with Bloomberg's Erik …

China’s Prohibition Causes Massive Spike in P2P Trading Platforms

The recent Chinese cryptocurrency exchange ban has caused a massive spike in the number of users accessing peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms. The …

A Crack In the Great Wall: The Return Of OTC Cryptocurrency Trade in China

Chinese authorities may have forced the closure of several major bitcoin exchanges, but cryptocurrency is here to stay. This week, over-the-counter …

Cryptocurrency