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Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies from cancer at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has passed away at the age of 65, his company Vulcan has confirmed. The news comes only weeks after Allen revealed that his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer had returned, an illness he was treated for nearly a decade ago. Allen died on Monday afternoon from complications related to the illness. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft and owned the … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/paul-allen-microsoft-co-founder-and-philanthropist-dies-from-cancer-at-65-15550088/

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Google reportedly exposed data for hundreds of thousands of users

dims?crop=3500%2C2333%2C0%2C0&quality=85Google reportedly exposed private data from hundreds of thousands of Google+ users and then chose not to inform those affected by the breach. The Wall Street Journal reports that sources close to the matter claim the decision to keep the exposure und…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/08/google-reportedly-exposed-data-for-hundreds-of-thousands-of-user/

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California bans default passwords on any internet-connected device

dims?crop=4129%2C2317%2C0%2C0&quality=85In less than two years, anything that can connect to the internet will come with a unique password — that is, if it’s produced or sold in California. The “Information Privacy: Connected Devices” bill that comes into effect on January 1, 2020, e…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/05/california-default-password-ban-information-privacy-connected-devices-bill/

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People's Instagram accounts are being mysteriously taken over by Russians, and they can't get them back

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‘The support service I’ve received from Instagram has been shockingly poor,’ one affected user told The Independent

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/instagram-hack-accounts-russia-breached-take-over-accounts-how-locked-2018-a8553776.html

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People's Instagram accounts are being mysteriously taken over by Russians, and they can't get them back

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‘The support service I’ve received from Instagram has been shockingly poor,’ one affected user told The Independent

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/instagram-hack-accounts-russia-breached-take-over-accounts-how-locked-2018-a8553776.html

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Report: Google Dragonfly links phone numbers to search results

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Google isn’t doing a very good job of not being evil at the moment. That’s mainly due to the revelation back in August it was developing a censored search engine for China called Dragonfly. But it turns out Dragonfly isn’t just censored, it makes tracking individuals much easier for the Chinese government.

Dragonfly is just a prototype at the moment, but one that has caused ethical concerns, employee protests, and even one of Google’s senior research scientists to resign. If launched, it would adopt the Chinese government’s censorship rules and remove search results that used terms deemed unfit for public consumption. It doesn’t stop there, though. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/google-dragonfly-search-china-censorship/