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    No more games

    Life, James Hein, Published on 10/06/2015

    » Official Windows 10 will be available on July 29, this year. By the time you read this, legal software owners should have received their notification from Microsoft to register for the free upgrade. Yes, there are indeed some nice new features that may or nor be available to you at release but there are what some will consider negatives to the product as well.

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    Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

    AFP, Published on 12/01/2018

    » Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed -- and likely result in people spending less time on the leading social network.

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    Google expands fact checking in news searches

    Published on 09/04/2017

    » NEW YORK - Google will expand the use of "fact check'' tags in its search results -- the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories.

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    US aims to draw line with Russia over hacking

    AFP, Published on 31/12/2016

    » WASHINGTON - With reprisals against Russia over what it says was meddling in the US presidential election, the Obama administration aims to draw a virtual line in the sand without sparking a war -- cyber or otherwise.

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    Pokemon Go, Trump top Google trend list

    AFP, Published on 29/12/2016

    » WASHINGTON - The past year was a big one for Donald Trump, but also for Pokemon Go.

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    Google eyes fix after snafu on Holocaust denial

    AFP, Published on 21/12/2016

    » WASHINGTON - Google said Tuesday it was working to refine its algorithm to weed out "non-authoritative" information after a British news report showed a Holocaust denial website ranked highly in search queries.

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    Microsoft and the Europeans

    Life, James Hein, Published on 14/12/2016

    » For those upset by Brexit and the election of Trump, Microsoft has an answer -- LinkedIn. In a statement to the EU after the recent acquisition, Microsoft indicated as much after the EU expressed concern that Microsoft would do its usual trick of integrating LinkedIn into Office and combine the databases. There were also concerns that only MS CRM users would have access but, given the take-up of the MS CRM system, that was soon dismissed as a concern. Microsoft has agreed to a number of EU conditions, including third-party access to Office, keeping Office customisable, allowing for separate installation of LinkedIn, and allowing it to be uninstalled. The EU has always been tough on organisations like Microsoft that try to set up any kind of monopoly, but this time it might be a bit of a storm in a teacup.

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    Yahoo hack shows data as tool of information warfare

    AFP, Published on 16/12/2016

    » WASHINGTON - The massive hack affecting a billion Yahoo users shows how seemingly innocuous bits of data gleaned from cyber attacks can be exploited for profit -- and potentially for espionage and information warfare.

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    Bill Gates urges Trump to inspire Americans like JFK did

    AFP, Published on 14/12/2016

    » NEW YORK - Bill Gates on Tuesday called on Donald Trump to inspire Americans to embrace innovation as John F. Kennedy once did by urging them to fly to the moon.

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    Russia's US election hack: What we know

    AFP, Published on 13/12/2016

    » WASHINGTON - US authorities warned the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns early in 2016 that they were targets of hackers, after having seen similar efforts in the 2008 election. But it was only in June that evidence pointed to the Russian government.

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