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Amazon owns my Echo; I’m just feeding it

It’s no secret that voice assistants are a Trojan horse. You “buy” a voice assistant like an Echo Dot or a Google Home, and you plug it in and give it your Wi-Fi password. But you don’t “own” it like you own a computer. The software is controlled entirely by Amazon or Google or some other …

Smart Homes

Kentucky governor blames video games for school shootings

When will politicians stop pretending imaginary bullets are more dangerous than real bullets?<p>On Wednesday, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Florida, a scenario that has become all too familiar to anyone who reads the American news. Now that the obligatory genuflection at …

Guns

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

Un software nascosto in migliaia di app spia le tue preferenze televisive

È quanto rivelato dal The New York Times, che in un articolo svela l’esistenza di un software chiamato Alphonso in grado di nascondersi all’interno …

Brignano si difende: "Mazzamauro mente"

"Da quattro giorni sto vivendo in un incubo, perché il mio nome è stato tirato fuori dal web, è una fake news". <b>Enrico Brignano rompe il silenzio</b> e si …

Student wearing Christmas tree costume takes Twitter challenge, regrets it immediately

This story teaches you at least two valuable life lessons. Never take a bet you might later regret. And never underestimate the power of social media.<p>…

Our privacy is dying, but we can lose it responsibly

Everyone values privacy. We just don’t value it as much as the things we’re trading it for.I’m willing to give a relatively unknown company access to my entire social profile just so I don’t have to learn another password.<p>I’m willing to give Nike access to my every step so they can help me run …

These are some of the tweets and Facebook ads Russia used to try and influence the 2016 presidential election

What’s unknown: Whether or not they actually worked.<p>Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter were in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to explain to Congress how Russian sources used their respective platforms to try and spread misinformation during last year’s presidential election.<p>The three …

Donald Trump

Uber Can't Keep Driving Itself

<b>When Benchmark Capital distributed a letter</b> this week about its lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, it was addressed to Uber’s …

Russia has the only record of Putin’s second meeting with Trump. That’s a big problem.

Putin 2; Trump 0.<p>When President Trump held his second, previously undisclosed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summitlast week, he broke with longstanding policy by using Putin’s translator rather than having one of his own.<p>That’s a potentially serious problem because …

Russia

Trump coped with the Russia scandal by courting evangelicals. Here's why that's worrisome.

From evangelical prayers to a Pat Robertson interview, Trump is blowing all the dog whistles he can.<p>Monday night, amid the intensification of scandal surrounding the Trump campaign’s potential collusion with Russia,President Trump made time to participate in the “ultimate selfie.” In the background …

Apple is upgrading millions of iOS devices to a new modern file system today

Apple’s iOS 10.3 is rolling out today, with a new find my AirPods option and CarPlay improvements. Most of the features in iOS 10.3 aren’t major, but Apple is actually undertaking a pretty huge shift for all iPad and iPhone users today. Within iOS 10.3, Apple is moving supported devices to its new …

Facebook has started to flag fake news stories

Coming to your feed: A “disputed” label for bogus stories.<p>That bogus story about Donald Trump your uncle posted on Facebook? It’s still staying on Facebook.<p>But now it’s going to get a warning label. Eventually. Sometimes.<p>Facebook has started pinning a “disputed” tag on fake news, as it promised it …

Fake News

As Snap ascended, these rival apps faltered

Messaging apps offer so many of the things venture capitalists love most in the world: massive scalability, low startup costs, loyal users, and the potential to mint billions without having to turn a profit.<p>Snap, which lost half a billion dollars last year and is eyeing a post-IPO valuation over …

Apps

Behind the Scenes of Mark Zuckerberg’s Manifesto

Humanity is in trouble. Facebook’s CEO explains how he plans to fix it.<p>In 1862, Abraham Lincoln addressed Congress. It was grim time for a country …

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to put it through its paces, chances are you just clicked "I agree" to all those screens of legal mumbo jumbo that came up during the setup process.<p>Did you know one of …

Apple’s new campus ‘Apple Park’ will open in April

This grand opening has been years in the making. Apple’s new campus now has a name and an opening date. It’ll be called Apple Park and the first employees will move in April 2017.<p>As 12,000 Apple employees are going to work there, the move isn’t going to be an easy task. It’s going to take roughly …

Apple Park

Internet turns to @Sweden after Trump appears to invent terror attack

Emma Johansson is a school librarian from Borås, Sweden, and on Saturday, she found herself fact-checking the President of the United States.<p>The …

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

Startups

Mark Zuckerberg's Answer to a World Divided by Facebook Is More Facebook

When I ask Mark Zuckerberg if the presidential election changed the way he sees Facebook—if he made poor assumptions, if Facebook functioned in ways …

Want to Make a Lie Seem True? Say It Again. And Again. And Again

You only use 10 percent of your brain. Eating carrots improves your eyesight. Vitamin C cures the common cold. Crime in the United States is at an …

Critical Thinking

The 2017 iPhone Could Cost Upwards of $1,000

Apple's 2017 iPhone, which is expected to feature premium parts and radical design changes, could cost "north of $1,000," reports <i>Fast Company</i>, citing a source with "knowledge of Apple's plans."<p>Rumors suggest the upcoming iPhone, which may be called the iPhone 8, will feature an OLED display that's …

Y Combinator now lets anyone recommend startups

After years of accepting tips from alumni, Y Combinator has decided to open up its recommendation network to everyone. The goal is to help increase the number of startups connected to YC by allowing professors, mentors, early customers and anyone else familiar with a team to submit recommendations …

Product lessons from Snap’s S-1

Snap, Inc. is the best consumer software product organization operating today, as measured by the quality and uniqueness of what they ship– which is …

Adventure Time’s “Islands” miniseries tackles American self-absorption – but for kids!

The beautiful coming-of-age story just gets more melancholic with every new episode<p><i>Every Sunday, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives</i> <i>here</i><i>. The episode of the week for January 2</i><i>9</i> <i>through</i> <i>February 4</i> <i>is</i> <i>“Islands,”</i> <i>a</i> …

Steve Bannon’s Vision for a Holy War Is Coming into Focus

The acting president that Donald Trump blindly follows has scary plans for the country.<p>We've talked a lot about our 45th president, Steve Bannon, around here lately, and the reason is simple: He's basically a xenophobic war-monger who gives voice to neo-Nazis, and he happens to be running the …

In Case It Wasn’t Clear Yet, Steve Bannon Is Our President

Donald Trump is just a puppet who doesn’t care about anything.<p>If Donald Trump has shown anything during his first eleven days in office, it's that he's a coward with no ideas of his own, who is more than happy to be a puppet for the true president of the United States: Steve Bannon. Sure, Trump <i>acts</i> …

I’m a Syrian refugee in Texas. I have no idea when I’ll see my children again.

<i>Due to security concerns for her family in Syria and all over the world, Nadia Al Moualem uses a pseudonym in telling her story.</i><p>No one wants to be a refugee.<p>My husband and I loved our home in Daraa, Syria: a spacious house with a courtyard that smelled of jasmine, where we ate in the evenings with …

U.S. Government

Who Trump is banning from the US, illustrated

Let's say you're trying to board a plane from another country and cross the border into the United States.<p>Let's say you're trying to board a plane from another country and cross the border into the United States.<p>There have always been reasons why you can't enter the US, like if the US believes …