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CellRobot wants to let you build a modular robot

Robots. Some people love them, some people hate them, and some people are deeply afraid of them causing a <i>Terminator</i>-like apocalyptic future. No matter what your feelings on them are, everyone can agree that they’re pretty hard to build yourself, unless you possess some serious background knowledge …

This malware sold to governments could help them spy on iPhones, researchers say

By Andrea Peterson<p>Andrea Peterson<p>Reporter who covered technology policy<p>Bio Follow<p>Many people assume their iPhones are secure, but new research sent Apple scrambling to fix vulnerabilities that left users at risk.<p>Spyware relying on three previously unknown, or “zero-day,” flaws in Apple’s iOS mobile …

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Google Fiber reportedly ordered to cut costs, downsize

Google Fiber's ultrafast 1Gbps broadband service may not be going fast enough.<p>Google Fiber, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, has fallen "well short" of its subscriber goals and is now looking to cut costs, according to a report Thursday from The Information.<p>Alphabet co-founders Larry …

Google Fiber is pulling back on its broadband rollout as pressure grows to cut costs

Another bump in the road for Alphabet.<p>For the past year, Ruth Porat, the CFO of Google and its parent Alphabet, has told Wall Street that Google Fiber is her most expensive unit outside of the core business — and is well worth the costs.<p>Her bosses may be telling Fiber employees the …

Facebook Plan For WhatsApp Data Poses Legal Risks

When WhatsApp announced on Thursday that it would start sharing data with its corporate parent, Facebook, some of its fans howled that the popular …

Advocacy Group Files FTC Complaint Over Kardashians' Instagram Ads

Last week, the nonprofit consumer advocacy group Truth in Advertising (TINA) sent a letter to the Kardashian/Jenner clan warning them about deceptive advertising on their social media.<p>Today, the organization officially filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, saying that Kim Kardashian …

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