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After employee revolt, Google says it is “not close” to launching search in China

Google employees and Google management are once again facing ethical issues. Just two months after Google's "Project Maven" military drone project was apparently solved Google employees are now at war with the company's plans to create censored products for China . The internal protests led to the resolution of the problem at a meeting of […]

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This browser extension makes it harder for Facebook advertisers to target you

A trio of Mozilla Fellows recently released a browser extension designed to prevent Facebook advertisers from identifying you. We argued that Facebook should pay users for their data, but instead, this tool at least makes it harder to exploit by the social network. Fuzzify.me is a browser extension for Chrome or Firefox that collects information […]

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Pornhub subsidiary wants to pay you cryptocurrency for watching porn – but don’t get too excited

The Adult Entertainment Streaming Service Tube8, an affiliate of Pornhub with more than 150 million page views per month, wants to reward your pornography habits with cryptocurrency. In a note exclusively shared with Hard Fork, the company revealed it has entered into an agreement with Vice Industry Token (VIT) that will see its platform fully […]

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EOS community fights back against ‘whales’ controlling its blockchain

The EOS EOS community is increasingly concerned that its blockchain is actually controlled by a small number of people. A petition has been drafted to introduce voting limits to protect token holders from the influence of whales. EOS runs on DPoS (Delegated Proof-of-Issues) to determine who validates the blocks on its blockchain: instead of minors, […]

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Apple says teen who hacked its network didn’t compromise customer data

Seeking to reassure customers after the publication of repeated violations of his network yesterday Apple stated that no user data had been compromised during the attacks, . This statement follows the appearance of the 16-year-old Melbourne student: according to statements by her lawyer, he had made several trips to Apple's central computer during from one […]

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Tesla whistleblower alleges drug trafficking, illegal surveillance at Nevada Gigafactory

A former employee of Tesla today filed a formal complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging that the automaker did not disclose to shareholders a drug smuggling operation in the United States. from his Nevada Gigafactory. Filed by Karl Hansen, a former member of Tesla's Domestic Security and Investigations Division, the complaint involved at […]

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Scientists just ‘proved’ that it’s easier to influence children with robots than adults

A controversial study published yesterday indicates that robots influence children more easily than adults. Maybe we will discover that robots find it easier to take baby candies than adults. I am a parent. When a study titled "Children conform, adults resist: a group of robots has induced peer pressure on normative social conformity", they are […]