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How to download everything Apple knows about you

Apple just updated its privacy policy, and on Wednesday it also launched a new website that allows you to correct your personal data or delete your Apple account entirely.<p>In some regions, such as the EU, you can download an entire copy of your Apple ID and iCloud data, which shows you everything …

Privacy

Google quietly removes its famous “don’t be evil” phrase from its code of conduct

• Google has quietly removed its unofficial “don’t be evil” motto from its code of conduct’s preface.<br>• The phrase can still be found at the bottom, but it only appears once.<br>• “Don’t be evil” was part of Google’s code of conduct for almost two decades.<p>“Don’t be evil” is a good phrase to live by, but it …

Codes of Conduct

Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract

It’s been nearly three months since many Google employees—and the public—learned about the company’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a …

Machine Learning

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Apps

Microsoft Garage's Snip Insights brings AI to your screen captures

Snip Insights can do the work of pulling valuable information out of your screenshots.Microsoft's experimental Garage division has birthed a number …

Machine Learning

Warren Buffett And Charlie Munger Riff On China, Guns And Crypto 'Turds'

OMAHA – While corporate annual meetings are normally boring affairs, legendary investor Warren Buffett and his sidekick, Charlie Munger, have turned theirs into a festival of creativity and leadership that include ad agency quality videos, Saturday Night Live style skits and one-line zingers such …

Investing

Google and Apple might lose the infotainment war

Android Auto and CarPlay are both pretty great. You plug your smartphone into your car and you're greeted with a familiar set of icons. In most vehicles on the road, it's an improvement. Why wade through a confusing interface, when two of the biggest tech companies in the world have made it easy …

Android Auto

Notepad now properly displays textfiles created on Unix systems

Microsoft has updated Notepad, its legendary text editor, with something that’s been on the wishlist of most Windows-using coders — the ability to view and edit text files created on UNIX-based systems, like macOS and Linux.<p>It sounds strange, but for its 20 years of existence, Notepad only …

Linux

Apple is reportedly removing apps that share your location data with third parties

Apps must not transmit ‘user location data to third parties without explicit consent from the user’<p>Apple has started removing apps from the App Store that violate the company’s policies by sharing location data with third parties without explicit consent, reports <i>9to5Mac</i><i>.</i> The breaches are related to …

Apps

Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Linux, BSD: All hit by same 'serious' security flaw

OS and hypervisor makers patch flaw that attackers could use to crash systems or read data from memory.<p><i>Video: The 2013 flaw that's still used to turn</i> …

Information Security

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

Apps

How to Build a Website, Go Viral and Develop Your Digital Brand

Here are three steps to establishing your small business's online presence.<p>8 min read<p>If you want to turn your small business into a big one, at some point you’re going to need to go digital. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “U.S. retail ecommerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, adjusted …

Marketing

WhatsApp Founder Leaves Facebook with Most Silicon Valley Message Ever

He's going to start collecting Porsches.<p>One of the founders of the popular messaging app, WhatsApp, posted about his departure on his Facebook …

Social Media

Ontology & Linked Data

Ontology - Linked Data<p><b>What is Linked Data?</b><br>The Web enables us to link related documents. Similarly it enables us to link related data. The term Linked …

Databases

AMD is gearing up for 7-nanometer CPUs and graphics cards

Intel recently told investors that its 10-nanometer "Cannon Lake" chips won't be ready until 2019, but by then, it might get leapfrogged by its PC arch-rival. AMD told investors that it's sampling next-gen Zen 2 processors with 7-nanometer tech in preparation for a launch in 2019. The company is …

Advanced Micro Devices

Intel hires Tesla and Apple veteran for major chip position

Intel has hired Jim Keller, the previous vice president of Autopilot at Tesla, to lead the company’s silicon engineering efforts. The chip maker announced the news yesterday, stating that Keller will officially start at the company on April 30.<p>The post covers system-on-chip (SoC) development and …

Tesla

Why we should worry about Facebook and Google owning our data

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written extensively about the Cambridge Analytica scandal that rocked Facebook, after it was discovered some 87 million users’ data was scraped by an analytics firm without their knowledge, for the purpose of influencing voters ahead of an election.<p>I feel that, in the …

Privacy

Kanye West is watching a TED Talk from the Google exec who predicted that computers will become super-intelligent by 2030 and humans will live forever by 2045

Musician and fashion designer Kanye West sparked a million tweets on Monday when he shared short videos of him listening to right-wing personalities like Scott Adams.<p>But a small clue hidden on his Apple laptop screen shows he's been mainlining other controversial opinions — some from Google's chief …

Internet Explorer has a zero-day bug that Microsoft needs to fix

Internet Explorer is pre-installed on every Windows PC, even though it’s been superseded by Microsoft’s new Edge browser in terms of long-term …

Information Security

Marissa Mayer is renting the original Google office where she started her career in 1999

Marissa Mayer is starting the next phase of her career exactly where she began nearly 20 years ago.<p>The embattled former CEO of Yahoo, who began her career at Google in 1999 after graduating Stanford University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, is now renting Google’s old …

How to use Excel's Data Model to turn related data into meaningful information

Excel's Data Model feature allows you to build relationships between data sets for easier reporting. Here's how to use it to make data analysis …

Surprising Uses: Your Phone Makes an Excellent AR Tape Measure

Our phones have evolved past a simple pocket computer. They have become more like Swiss Army Knives, opening up possibilities that were previously …

Elon Musk Wants You to Watch This Documentary About the Dangers of A.I.

For years, Elon Musk has offered dire warnings about the potential dark future of artificial intelligence. Now, Musk is turning up the volume of his …

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 privacy DNS is real: here’s how to use it

Privacy has always been an important topic but, of late, it has become an increasingly troubling one. From smartphones to social media to plain …

BranchScope attack successfully demonstrated on several Intel CPUs

Security researchers at several American universities have collectively discovered another attack that can expose sensitive system data by exploiting …

Information Security

How to Become an MVP or MCC

This article is part of the Wiki series: MSDN/TechNet Forums.<p>Important - Latest information<p>It looks like MCC award is no longer given to TechNet and …

New video

We’re pleased to announce that we have a new video available for purchase! <i>Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out</i>, with 16-time Microsoft MVP, …

10 Terminal commands for power users

Apple's Terminal offers a lot of functionality compared to the macOS GUI. Power users and anyone else who wants to work smarter will benefit from …

Get Active Directory Group Members

Simple function that grabs members of a group from Active Directory. It uses Get-ADGroupMember at its core, however it outputs more user information …

Nerds rejoice! Duolingo reveals long-awaited Klingon course

Trekkies everywhere, <i>yIlop</i>! Duolingo today releases its full Klingon language course, so you can now grunt and spit in the tongue <i>Star Trek</i>‘s famously warlike alien species.<p>The course, which was created by a team of team of volunteers, has been in development for years. The first announcement for it …