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Do You Know What Happened In Tech The First Week Of December?

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Here’s How Samsung Is Forcing People To Turn In Their Galaxy Note7 Phones

Samsung will start releasing a global software update on December 19 for its recalled Galaxy Note7 smartphone that will prevent the phone from charging, making phone calls, and sending text messages. Samsung said in a statement that customers have returned 93% of the recalled phones. It aims to bring that to 100% with this software update, which will effectively render the phones useless. technology news cnet http://startup.technology/ But in a twist, Verizon will block the software update for its customers with Note7s. Jeffrey Nelson, Verizons VP of global corporate communications, said in a statement that the cell service carrier wants […]

Doxxing May Become A Federal Crime

Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark wants to make doxxing a federal crime. Doxxing, the malicious online publication of a persons sensitive information, caught the publics attention this summer after a high-profile attack on SNL actress Leslie Jones. Hackers breached Jones website, posting nude photos of her, as well as pictures of her drivers license and passport. The hack, which seemed motivated at least in part by racism and misogyny, prompted an investigation by the Department of Homeland security, although no culprit has yet been announced. By proposing a new law, Clark told BuzzFeed News shes trying to ensure that citizens are […]

Sheryl Sandberg Says Fake News On Facebook Didn’t Sway The Election

“We don’t think it swayed election but we take that responsibility really seriously.” @sherylsandberg on #fakenews https://t.co/R14KlaHYcj TODAY (@TODAYshow) political news sites Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg on Thursday said that the company does not believe it swayed the election by allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform. Thereve been claims that it swayed the election, and we dont think it swayed the election, Sandberg said on NBCs Today show. The statement echoed that of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who on Nov. 10 said the idea that Facebook could have influenced the election in any way is a […]

7 Things That’ll Get You Banned From Uber

1. Uber has, for the first time ever, released a detailed list of the behaviors that will get riders banned from its app.Drivers have had them for a while, but now riders are subject to definitive community guidelines. If someone reports misbehavior to Uber, the company will investigate and possibly suspend the riders account while theyre looking into the complaint. If the investigation confirms the behavior, the rider could be banned for life, according to an Uber spokesperson. The company has deactivated riders in the past based on similar guidelines but said that its making the rules public now in […]

Most Americans Who See Fake News Believe It, New Survey Says

Fake news headlines fool American adults about 75% of the time, according to a large-scale new survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for BuzzFeed News. The survey also found that people who cite Facebook as a major source of news are more likely to view fake news headlines as accurate than those who rely less on the platform for news. This survey is the first large-scale public opinion research study into the fake news phenomenon that has had a sweeping effect on global politics, and that recently caused a gunman to threaten a DC pizza place. The results paint a […]

A Skeptical Senate Prods AT&T And Time Warner On Their Mega-Merger

View this image Chairman and CEO of AT&T Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Jeffrey Bewkes, and Chairman of AXS TV and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban are sworn in before a Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on the proposed deal between AT&T and Time Warner on December 7, 2016. Joshua Roberts / Reuters The chief executives of AT&T and Time Warner pitched their proposed merger to a skeptical Senate antitrust panel Wednesday, selling the $85 billion deal, which some say will lead to fewer choices and escalating costs, as a boon to customers craving […]

Twitter Rolls Back Update After Mass Uproar

technology news websites The people have won. http://www.forbes.com/startups/ Twitter caused an uproar Thursday when it broadly rolled out a test where @names would be stripped from the start of replies in the Notifications tab and wouldnt be counted towards the character count in replies, with a limit of 50 @names. Well, oops, that was a mistake. Today, an experiment around replies accidentally went out to everyone on iOS briefly. Upside, we got helpful feedback – were listening! Twitter Support (@Support) Twitter announced the changes in May and had been testing them since. But the broad iOS rollout apparently happened a […]

Facebook Is Testing A Tool To Weed Out Scammy Advertisers

Facebook is testing a tool that asks users about their experiences buying things from its advertisers, after promising earlier this year to crack down on shady businesses that use the social network to find customers. The tool appears underneath ads on the site, asking users if they have purchased something from the seller in the past. If so, it asks them if the purchase went well or poorly. In April, a BuzzFeed News investigation revealed a network of China-based fashion sites using Facebook to acquire customers, racking up thousands of complaints over the poor, sometimes comical quality of the products […]

A Skeptical Senate Prods AT&T And Time Warner On Their Mega-Merger

View this image Chairman and CEO of AT&T Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Jeffrey Bewkes, and Chairman of AXS TV and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban are sworn in before a Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on the proposed deal between AT&T and Time Warner on December 7, 2016. Joshua Roberts / Reuters The chief executives of AT&T and Time Warner pitched their proposed merger to a skeptical Senate antitrust panel Wednesday, selling the $85 billion deal, which some say will lead to fewer choices and escalating costs, as a boon to customers craving […]

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