Article: Internet Users in Germany Approve of Proposal to Police Hate Speech Online

Seven in 10 internet users in Germany agree at least somewhat with a proposed law to fine social media sites up to €50 million ($55.3 million) for failure to remove hate speech and fake news reported by users within a week......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerApr 20th, 2017

NSA ends surveillance tactic that pulled in citizens" emails, texts

The U.S. National Security Agency will no longer sift through emails, texts and other internet communications that mention targets of surveillance.The change, which the NSA announced on Friday, stops a controversial tactic that critics said violat.....»»

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Yik Yak is finally relegated to the dustbin of Internet history

Founders not totally closing up shop, will “start tinkering around” for a while. Enlarge / Tyler Droll, CEO of Yik Yak (L) and Brooks Buffington, COO, of Yik Yak, won the Fastest Rising Startup award at the TechCrunch 8th Annual Crunchies Aw.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 30 min. ago

NSA ends spying on messages Americans send about foreign surveillance targets

FISA court narrows what NSA can collect, because NSA can't stop "incidental" collection. The NSA's "upstream" collection system taps into Internet traffic and searches for content based on "selectors" identifying targets. Now, the NSA won't chec.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 46 min. ago

Someone scraped 40,000 Tinder selfies to make a facial dataset for AI experiments

 Tinder users have many motives for uploading their likeness to the dating app. But contributing a facial biometric to a downloadable dataset for training convolutional neural networks probably wasn’t top of their list when they signed up.....»»

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Yik Yak shuts down after Square paid $1 million for its engineers

 Yik Yak cofounders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington published a farewell note to users on Friday, announcing they would shut down their once-popular anonymous social network this week. The app allowed people to connect with other users withi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 18 min. ago

Amazon"s Alexa Can Now Whisper, Bleep Out Swear Words, and Change Its Pitch

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Amazon is trying to make its Alexa voice assistant sound more humanlike. Up until now, the female-sounding voice maintained an even, monotone cadence whenever speaking, but with Amazon's new Speech.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 18 min. ago

Acer Adds 12-Inch Switch 3 & Switch 5 2-in-1s to Kaby Lake Laptop Lineup

Acer this week introduced its new high-end 2-in-1 hybrid PCs that will be available later this year. The Acer Switch 5 will be aimed at users who require both portability and performance, and is based on Intel’s Core i5/i7 CPU while being pair.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News5 hr. 18 min. ago

Businesses can now automatically block video plagiarism on Facebook

Facebook's Rights Manager tool is now automated, helping businesses prevent pirated videos by flagging duplicate content. Now, users no longer have to manually select an action when a copyrighted video is posted. The post Businesses can now automatic.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 30 min. ago

A Database of Thousands of Credit Cards Was Left Exposed on the Open Internet

A US online pet store has exposed the details of more than 110,400 credit cards used to make purchases through its website, researchers have found. From a report on ZDNet: In a stunning show of poor security, the Austin, TX-based company FuturePets.c.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 54 min. ago

Google"s Chrome will soon start warning you more about HTTP pages

A Google effort to push websites to implement encryption is expanding. Starting in October, the company will roll out new warnings to flag HTTP connections as insecure in its Chrome browser.For users, it means Chrome will display the words “not.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News6 hr. 10 min. ago

Stealthy Mac malware spies on encrypted browser traffic

A new malware program that targets macOS users is capable of spying on encrypted browser traffic to steal sensitive information.The new program, dubbed OSX/Dok by researchers from Check Point Software Technologies, was distributed via email phishi.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News6 hr. 10 min. ago

How Hollis Brown ditched albums and found online success one single at a time

Roots-rockers Hollis Brown have mastered the art of modern-day music marketing — and their authentic tune stylings have just the right amount of musical moxie to back up their ambitions. The post How Hollis Brown ditched albums and found online suc.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 10 min. ago

The five best free alternatives to Google Docs that run in your browser

Google isn't the only company that offers real-time document editing, or an online suite. Here are our favorite alternatives to Google Docs, from Zoho Docs to Dropbox Paper. The post The five best free alternatives to Google Docs that run in your bro.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 10 min. ago

IT Leaders Will Struggle To Meet Future Demands, Study Says

When it comes to meeting future demands, IT leaders in the UK are lagging behind those in Germany and the US. From a report: This is according to a new report by Brocade, entitled Global Digital Transformation Skills Study. The report is based on a s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

Report Shows Another Diversity Challenge: Retaining Employees

An anonymous reader shares a report: Women, blacks and Latinos are far more likely to quit jobs in tech than white or Asian men, according to a new report by the Kapor Center for Social Impact. The Oakland nonprofit commissioned an online survey by t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 38 min. ago

Bits: Daily Report: Cloud Computing Asserts Itself

Amazon Web Services has become the profit engine of the internet retailer. Can it stay ahead of rivals like Microsoft and Google?.....»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News7 hr. 38 min. ago

Microsoft Sets a Soft Expiration Date on Standalone Office Deployments, More News

Wehn Satya Nadella stepped in as CEO of Microsoft, the Redmond, Wash.-based company set a clear vision for its future — a future in the cloud and in services. What was never made clear was where this left users of its standalone Office softw.....»»

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Weekly Roundup: FCC’s plan to revoke net neutrality, Uber defends tracking practices

 Two new unicorns are born, Uber faces two lawsuits and the FCC unveils its proposal to revoke net neutrality. These are the top tech stories you need to know this week. Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 2 min. ago

Deep-learning algorithm can mimic any voice based on just 60 seconds of speech

Do you remember the cool Mission Impossible tech that lets Tom Cruise’s character mimic the voice of any other character? Well, a Montreal-based startup called Lyrebird just invented it for real. The post Deep-learning algorithm can mimic any voice.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 10 min. ago

How Amazon is trying to make Alexa sound more human

On Thursday, Amazon announced a series of new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) tags that will help developers control Alexa's intonations a bit better than before making her sound more sophisticated -- or at least, more like us. The post How A.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 54 min. ago