Uber uses artificial intelligence to figure out your personal price hike

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Spread the loveTweet File Photo Uber has admitted using artificial intelligence to charge customers based on what they are likely to be willing to pay. As reported by Bloomberg, the…


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Yahoo retires ImageMagick library after 18-byte exploit leaks user email content

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Spread the loveTweet File Photo Yahoo has decided to retire the use of the ImageMagick library following a researcher’s disclosure of a simple way to break the system to cause…


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Facebook’s secret guide on sex, violence, and hate speech leaked

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Spread the loveTweet File Photo Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines which lay out how moderators should tackle everything from self-harm to violence and hate-speech reveal the daily struggle the firm…


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ACMA’s cybersecurity functions should be passed to AGD: Comms Dept

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Spread the loveTweet (Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) must be modernised to deal with an increasingly digitised and connected society, the Department of…


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QVC: How a media, retailing hybrid approaches digital transformation

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Spread the loveTweet Is QVC a media company or a retailer going through a digital transformation? The answer: Probably a little of both. That’s one big takeaway from my chat…


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CIA’s Windows XP to Windows 10 malware: WikiLeaks reveals Athena

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Spread the loveTweet Documents on WikiLeaks purport to show how Athena and Hera malware work. Image: WikiLeaks The latest file revealed in WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 catalog of CIA hacking toolkit…


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Facebook prying: Watchdogs hit back on excessive harvesting of your data

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Spread the loveTweet Facebook allows its advertisers to tally the number of users who view their ads, monitor sales conversions, and obtain surfing histories. Image: CNET/ZDNet Belgium’s data watchdog has…


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Microsoft’s smartphone killer? Possible future HoloLens takes sunglasses form

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Spread the loveTweet Microsoft’s prototype holographic sunglasses create a display with an 80-degree horizontal view, a width that usually requires headsets or helmet-sized displays. Image: Microsoft Research Microsoft has showed…


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With one small tweak, the iPad could replace the laptop

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Spread the loveTweet CNET/CBS Interactive While 2-in-1 and convertible PC sales are on the rise, the iPad is floundering. And yet in many ways, the iPad — particularly the high-end…


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The quickest, simplest way to speed up an old, tired PC

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Spread the loveTweet It’s a fact of life that PCs get slower and more sluggish over time, as we expect aging hardware to rise to the challenges of newer operating…


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