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Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed how they could tweak the company's search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails. [...]
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Popular ad-blocker AdGuard has forcibly reset all of its users' passwords after it detected hackers trying to break into accounts.

The company said it “detected continuous attempts to login to AdGuard accounts from suspicious IP addresses which belong to various servers across the globe,” in what appeared to be a credential stuffing attack. That's when hackers take lists of stolen usernames and passwords and try them on other sites.

AdGuard said that the hacking attempts were slowed thanks to rate limiting — preventing the attackers from trying too many passwords in one go. But, the effort was “not enough” when the attackers [...]

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When Cleo, the London-based ‘digital assistant' that wants to replace your banking apps, quietly entered the U.S., the company couldn't have expected to be an instant hit. Many better funded British startups have failed to ‘break America'. However, just four months later, the fintech upstart counts 350,000 users across the pond — claiming more than 600,000 active users in the U.K., U.S. and Canada in total — and says it is adding 30,000 new signups each week. All of which hasn't gone unnoticed by investors.

Already backed by some of the biggest VC names in the London tech scene [...]

Fri, Sep 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source

The Tesla Model 3 has had its share of struggles from CEO Elon Musk's well-documented production hell to more recent logistic “nightmares” that have slowed deliveries to customers.

There's one area where the Tesla shines: crash safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And the Tesla Model 3 is no exception. Check out the videos below to watch the crash tests.

The rear-wheel-drive version of the Tesla Model 3 earned an all-around five-star safety rating from NHTSA, the highest possible issued by the agency. These tests [...]

Fri, Sep 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source

Didn't get your fill of Amazon news among the 70 or so announcements at today's Alexa event? Good news, Audible's got something to add to the deluge. The Amazon-owned audiobook site just announced the availability of its Apple Watch app.

The offering brings pretty much what you'd expect. You can listen to audiobooks and manage your library directly from the small screen. It's a pretty logical next step for the service, given the focus Apple has put on smartwatch audio, between last year's addition of an LTE version of the watch, and the recent announcement of a native Podcasting [...]

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An up-and-coming metaresearch center was once accused of producing “statistical graffiti” [...]
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An up-and-coming metaresearch center was once accused of producing “statistical graffiti” [...]
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