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YouTube ran ads for big firms on Nazi, pedophilia channels

YouTube has been accused of showing ads from multinational companies on channels promoting extremism, Nazis and even pedophilia. The likes of Adidas, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix and Under Armour are among the 300 firms who unwittingly helped these channels, a CNN investigation revealed. Other channels found to be running high-quality commercials from as many as 300 firms spewed North Korean propaganda […]

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The Netflix star still rising as it avoids tech backlash

Technology investors often refer to the "Faangs" – the five technology stocks of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google. Combined, they have resulted in stratospheric profits for anyone savvy enough to invest in them early on. Netflix started as a DVD-by-mail service 20 years ago and now has 125 million users. One of the five stands out more than any […]

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Google to launch an Android chat service akin to Apple's iMessage

Google is rolling out a new chat service to replace standard texting, a move that would offer Android users advanced features already found in popular chat services such as Apple's iMessage and Facebook's WhatsApp. But the unveiling also represents a strategic retreat for the tech giant, experts say, which has struggled to prop up a dedicated chat app of its […]

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DASH CAMS Tested by Patricia Maunder Uniden’s iGO CAM 60: wide-angle. From meteors streaking across Russian skies to chainsaw road rage in Sydney, dash-cam video has been raising eyebrows in recent years. Meanwhile, between capturing countless hours of extremely mundane video, they occasionally fulfil their primary function: providing evidence for legal and insurance purposes in the case of collision. While […]

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Viral Facebook posts a treasure trove for identity thieves

Every time you leave a comment about yourself on a public Facebook post, you're unwittingly giving ammunition to data harvesters, hackers and other malicious actors looking to gain a backdoor into your online accounts. The social network is absolutely littered with seemingly innocuous posts asking users to comment and share — what was the name of your first pet? what […]

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Facebook quietly stopped apps from accessing users' private data just two weeks ago

Facebook exposed private lists of users' friends to app developers without their knowledge until two weeks ago, despite claiming to have blocked this functionality three years ago. The loophole allowed apps to collect the friend lists of anybody who had installed the app, exposing their names and profile photos. Facebook quietly switched the "taggable friends" interface off on April 4, […]

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Viral Facebook posts a treasure trove for identity thieves

Every time you leave a comment about yourself on a public Facebook post, you're unwittingly giving ammunition to data harvesters, hackers and other malicious actors looking to gain a backdoor into your online accounts. The social network is absolutely littered with seemingly innocuous posts asking users to comment and share — what was the name of your first pet? what […]

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DASH CAMS Tested by Patricia Maunder Uniden’s iGO CAM 60: wide-angle. From meteors streaking across Russian skies to chainsaw road rage in Sydney, dash-cam video has been raising eyebrows in recent years. Meanwhile, between capturing countless hours of extremely mundane video, they occasionally fulfil their primary function: providing evidence for legal and insurance purposes in the case of collision. While […]

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