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How Amazon.com moved into the business of US elections

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It came in at a time when local officials and political campaigns are under intense pressure to prevent a repeat of 2016 presidential elections, which saw cyberattacks on voting systems and election infrastructure. Source link: Click here for more
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China’s surveillance tech is spreading globally, raising concerns about Beijing’s influence

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China has built a huge surveillance state at home. It’s now exporting that technology abroad, thanks to some of the country’s largest firms. Source link: Click here for more
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Facebook removes ‘coordinated’ fake accounts in UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia

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Facebook says it has removed multiple accounts involved in what it terms “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on both its Facebook and Instagram platforms. Source link: To read more click here
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Microsoft is about to launch a bunch of new Surface products

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks to participants during the Viva Technologie show at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24, 2018, in Paris Chesnot | Getty Images Microsoft is expected to unveil a bevy of new Surface devices at its annual hardware event on Wednesday, which kicks off...
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Twitter, TweetDeck suffer global outage, thousands hit

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In this photo illustration the Twitter logo is displayed on the screen of an iPhone in front of a computer screen displaying Twitter logos. Chesnot | Getty Images Twitter Inc said late on Tuesday that the social media website and its dashboard management platform TweetDeck was hit with an outage,...
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US technology leadership under threat

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President Donald Trump meets with China’s President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters China is closing in on the U.S. in some areas of technology and could soon even overtake America in...
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Google Cloud CEO announces Poland cloud region as Europe sales grow

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Google announced Friday it will open a new cloud hub in Poland as the tech giant seizes on growing sales across Europe. The announcement underscores Google Cloud’s ambitions to expand its cloud infrastructure across the European region. In an interview with CNBC Thursday, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said Europe...
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Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project a ‘walled garden’: Ripple exec

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A facebook crypto currency Libra logo seen displayed on a smartphone. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency comes with one major flaw, according to an executive at blockchain start-up Ripple. Marcus Treacher, Ripple’s senior vice president of customer success, told CNBC earlier...
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Internet sector contributes $2.1 trillion to U.S. economy: industry group

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at their new warehouse during its opening announcement on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The rapidly growing internet sector accounted for $2.1 trillion of the U.S. economy in 2018, or about 10%...
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Alibaba unveils its first AI chip called the Hanguang 800

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Jeff Zhang, chief technology officer at Alibaba, unveils the company’s first artificial intelligence chip called the Hanguang 800. It was announced at the Apsara Computing Conference on September 25, 2019. Alibaba Alibaba unveiled its first chip to power artificial intelligence (AI) processes on Tuesday. The move could boost its already...
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NYSE owner ICE launches deliverable bitcoin futures contracts

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Intercontinental Exchange, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, launched its bitcoin futures contracts late Sunday, in a move aimed at enticing investors who have hesitated about trading the cryptocurrency. The first trade in the new contracts was executed on ICE’s futures exchange at 8:02 p.m. ET at a...
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‘Perfectly real’ deepfakes will arrive in 6 months to a year

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Manipulated images and videos that appear “perfectly real” will be accessible to everyday people in “half-a-year to a year,” deepfake pioneer Hao Li said on CNBC on Friday. “It’s still very easy, you can tell from the naked eye most of the deepfakes,” Li, an associate professor of computer science...
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Tinder TV-style series about apocalypse: ‘Swipe Night’

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A preview of Tinder’s new “Swipe Night” series. Tinder is giving users a new way to find their next match with the launch of its first interactive series, “Swipe Night.” The series takes place in the middle of an apocalypse, where users have to decide who they will spend the...

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