Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest camera

Google's voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest's deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones.

13 hours ago from

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Uber takes on commuting with Express car pool service

Uber on Wednesday maneuvered to become part of people's daily commutes with the addition of an Express car pool to its ride-share options.

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How a survivor of the Florida school shooting became the victim of an online conspiracy

The Parkland falsehoods underscore how efforts to quell the spread of such online conspiracies remain incomplete on platforms that derive profits by attracting eyeballs en masse.

6 hours ago from The Washington Post

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Twitter lockdown: Far-right accounts claim site is quietly removing their followers

It's likely that the reduction is the consequence of Twitter clearing out bots and other problem accounts

19 hours ago from The Independent

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Ex-engineer sues Google, saying he was fired for condemning diversity memo

Tim Chevalier says he lost his job over posts on internal forums amid controversy following James Damore’s comments on genderA former Google engineer has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was ...

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Cups runneth over: Beaker folk account for most of the British genome

Genetic analysis finds migration starting at 2500 BCE changed the ancient Britons almost completely. Paul Biegler reports.

13 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Dish reveals it has over 2 million Sling TV subscribers

Dish has announced separate numbers for its Sling TV over-the-top subscription service for the first time, and things seem to be looking good, with the company revealing it had over ...

11 hours ago from The Verge

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Tesla Cloud Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency

Teslas are widely known to be some of the most technologically advanced vehicles around. But that also means they are open to cyber-attack in a way that many systems aren’t. Security researchers, ...

10 hours ago from

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Electric car market jumpstarts cobalt prices

Cobalt is hitting historically high prices fuelled by the automobile industry, which needs the rare metal to make light and durable electric batteries.

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The SEC says companies must disclose more information about cybersecurity risks

 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued new guidance calling on public companies to be more forthcoming when disclosing cybersecurity risks, even before a breach or attack happens. ...

11 minutes ago from TechCrunch

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