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How merchants use Facebook to flood Amazon with fake reviews

SAN FRANCISCO — On Amazon, customer comments can help a product surge in popularity. The online retail giant says that more than 99 percent of its reviews are legitimate because they are written by real shoppers who aren’t paid for them.<p>But a Washington Post examination found that for some popular …

US, UK issue joint warning on Russian hackers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers are trying to gain access to the devices that control the flow of internet traffic, the US and UK warned Monday in an alert for organizations and individuals worldwide.<p>Though the governments are not sure how many devices have been compromised by the hackers nor …

Cybersecurity

White House says Russia sanctions still under consideration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's weekend announcement that new economic sanctions …

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

Tom Bossert's exit is the latest sign Trump's White House is emptying in record numbers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The forced resignation of homeland security adviser Tom Bossert on Tuesday is the latest in an absolutely remarkable string of departures from Donald Trump's inner circle and Cabinet, a historic series of exits that amounts to a total overhaul of the White House just 15 months into the …

Donald Trump

Xi vs Trump: Who has the better hand in potential trade war?

BEIJING (AP) — The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own political agendas.<p>But while President Donald Trump faces continuing churn in his administration and a tough challenge in …

E.P.A. Assesses Threats on Twitter to Justify Pruitt’s Spending

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has been examining posts on Twitter and other social media about Scott Pruitt, the agency’s administrator, to justify his extraordinary and costly security measures, which have included first-class travel and full-time protection even on personal …

Social Media

Trump to propose large increase in deductions Americans can claim on their taxes

President Trump on Wednesday plans to call for a significant increase in the standard deduction people can claim on their tax returns, potentially putting thousands of dollars each year into the pockets of tens of millions of Americans, according to two people briefed on the plan.<p>The change is one …

Finance

Fed likely to keep rates steady as it awaits Trump economic plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday in its first policy decision since President Donald Trump took office, as the central bank awaits greater clarity on his economic policies.<p>Trump has promised a large infrastructure spending …

US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia's doorstep

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to …

Trump meets with AT&T executives

NEW YORK (AP) — It's back to business for President-elect Donald Trump after a circus-like news conference in which he sparred mightily with …

Volkswagen expecting $4.3B criminal, civil settlement

DETROIT—Volkswagen Group expects to reach a multi-billion-dollar criminal and civil settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection over its emissions scandal, the company confirmed Tuesday.<p>The German automaker said Tuesday that it expects to plead guilty to …

Suicide Bomber Detonates Truck at Day Laborer Pickup in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — A suicide attacker detonated his bomb-filled pickup truck at a known day laborer point Monday in Baghdad, killing at least 22 people, many of whom had clustered around the vehicle seeking work, Iraqi officials said.<p>The bomber detonated in the middle of a fruit and vegetable market, near a …

Virtual Dating

It can be difficult to determine what you should do for bettering your self improvement goals. That said, it is important to always look for new …

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WhatsApp: 2 virus files being spread through messages that can hack phone details - IBTimes India

The 2 virus files that are being circulated through WhatsApp messages bear names like NDA and NIA.<p>WhatsApp users need to be cautious about a new …

Prepare Yourself for the Age of 'Superaging'

As lifespans continue to get longer it’s becoming more important than ever to understand how humanity will maintain its mental capabilities in old …

The Brain

Money-smart reasons to install solar panels at your home now

Andrew and Sonia Campbell of Killeen, Texas, have been talking about putting in a solar power system for years. In June, the installers finally …

The inventor that inspired Elon Musk and Larry Page predicted smartphones nearly 100 years ago

The world-famed engineer could speak in eight languages, had an eidetic memory and held 300 patents by the time he died. His name was borrowed for the red-hot car and energy storage company created by entrepreneur Elon Musk and he has been cited as an inspiration by Google co-founder Larry Page.<p>It …

The 10 inventions of Nikola Tesla that changed the world

Activist Post<p><i>Note: This article was originally published in 2010, but we repost annually with added info and links, as well as to present to new</i> …

When Woman Is Boss: Nikola Tesla on Gender Equality and How Technology Will Unleash Women’s True Potential

The legendary inventor predicts “the acquisition of new fields of endeavor by women” and “their gradual usurpation of leadership.”<p>Engineer, physicist, and futurist <b>Nikola Tesla</b> (July 10, 1856–January 7, 1943) is among the most radical rule-breakers of science and is regarded by many as the greatest …

Nikola Tesla

5 Visions That Showed Nikola Tesla Was Ahead of His Time

Modern society owes a lot to Nikola Tesla.<p>The Serbian-American scientist's inventions led to the radios and power grids used today. Over the course …

Princeton University

SolarCity Teams Up With Bank Of America To Reel In Tax Equity Investors

SolarCity is always looking for new ways to raise funds for financing rooftop solar projects. Its latest effort is aiming at new and mid-size investors who don’t want to pay the conventional high transaction fees to participate, said the company’s CEO, Lyndon Rive.<p>Through a new program created by …

Supreme Court's ruling comes too late for coal

President Barack Obama’s opponents won a Supreme Court skirmish in the “war on coal” Monday, but the ruling blocking his mercury pollution rule won’t do anything to reverse coal’s waning role in the nation’s power supply.<p>And on top of that, legal experts don’t expect the decision to hamper the …

120 Companies Win 'Best for the World' Ranking

While many businesses get a bad reputation for putting profit above everything, including the survival of the planet, others are starting to think …