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How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

The New York Times 28 sources

Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from a huge swath of the electorate to develop techniques that were later used in the Trump campaign.

Airtel Offers Samsung Galaxy S9 For Just Rs 10,000

While Airtel offers Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 plus for Rs 9,999 down payment, Reliance Jio offers 1 TB data for a year for Rs 5,000

Qualcomm's former chairman reportedly is trying to take the company private

Former Qualcomm Inc. Chairman Paul Jacobs has approached several investors in a bid to acquire the chipmaker, which he once ran and which was founded by his father, the Financial Times reported without identifying how it obtained the…

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

The Guardian 131 sources

The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump's election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in the tech giant's biggest ever data breach, and used them to build a powerful…

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Adrian Lamo, hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to FBI, found dead

Authorities in Kansas have confirmed the death of Adrian Lamo, the computer hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to law enforcement for giving thousands of documents to WikiLeaks.



One-page job application that Steve Jobs filled before starting Apple sold for $1,74,000 at an auction

Firstpost / India 12 sources

Other highlights from the online auction included an Apple Mac OS X technical manual signed by Jobs in 2001 that sold for $41,806.



18-year-old Steve Jobs’ job application sells for more than $170,000

Before Steve Jobs co-founded the most successful technology company of all time, he applied for jobs like the rest of us. And, as it turns out, he was quite awful at it. A one-page job application by then 18-year-old Jobs in 1973 was sold…


Qualcomm's Jacobs to Leave Board as He Explores Possible ...

Qualcomm Inc. said director Paul Jacobs, son of the chipmaker’s founder and a former chief executive officer, is leaving the board after he decided to ...


Facebook apologizes for child abuse search suggestions

Facebook apologized on Friday after its autocomplete search feature suggested video titles that described child abuse.

Did astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA actually change in space?

CBS News / SciTech 16 sources

Kelly set a record for the longest single spaceflight in U.S. history, and now NASA confirms preliminary findings about the impact on his body

Friday, Mar 16

Gal Gadot slammed over tribute to Stephen Hawking: 'Now you're free of any physical constraints'

Gal Gadot was slammed by social media users for her tweet paying tribute to physicist Stephen Hawking who died Wednesday.

White House is sanctioning Russians for 2016 election interference and other cyberattacks

The Trump administration on Thursday announced sanctions against 19 Russian individuals and five organizations for meddling in the 2016 election and for other “destructive cyber-attacks” still targeting the U.S. electrical grid and water…

Qualcomm ex-chairman said to be seeking funding for buyout

A buyout of the chipmaker, which has a market capitalization of $88.7 billion, would be one of the largest in history. Share this: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) · Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) · Click…

Rihanna responds to Snapchat using her in controversial ad

Rihanna just called out Snapchat for an insensitive ad that brought "shame" to survivors and victims of domestic violence.

Thursday, Mar 15

Stephen Hawking wasn't just a renowned physicist. He was also a pop-culture favorite

Pop culture loved Stephen Hawking, and Stephen Hawking loved pop culture back.

Plastic in bottled water: no cause for panic, microplastics will not kill you

Gulf News 66 sources

Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water

How Stephen Hawking’s biggest achievement linked opposing worlds of physics

The Verge 40 sources

Stephen Hawking’s biggest accomplishment shone through both his physics work and his outreach to the public, bridging gaps between things that once seemed incompatible. Whether he was demonstrating that black holes did indeed radiate…

Wednesday, Mar 14

Stephen Hawking dies peacefully aged 76 at his Cambridge home

Professor Stephen Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge this morning after a long battle with motor neurone disease, his family has revealed.

Google announces ban on cryptocurrency ads

TechCrunch 104 sources

A little over a month after Facebook updated its advertising policy to include a blanket ban on cryptocurrency, Google is following suit. Shortly after reporting that it had removed 3.2 billion “bad ads” in 2017, the search giant issued an…

Theranos founder charged with ‘massive’ securities fraud

Holmes accused of raising $700m in start-up capital by lying to investors

Broadcom withdraws $142bn offer for Qualcomm

Retreat comes after Trump blocks Singapore chipmaker’s pursuit for US rival

Tuesday, Mar 13

Trump blocks Broadcom’s $142bn hostile bid for Qualcomm

President cites national security concerns in taking unprecedented action against deal

Behind the Broadcom deal block: Rising telecom tensions

NEW YORK — Behind the U.S. move to block Singapore-based Broadcom's hostile bid for U.S. chip maker Qualcomm lies a new global struggle for influence over next-generation communications technology — and fears that whoever takes the lead…

New $200 Fitbit Versa undercuts Apple Watch on size and price - CNET

CNET 58 sources

The new smartwatch will debut in April alongside the Ace, a $100 fitness tracker for kids.

Larry Page's Kitty Hawk unveils autonomous flying taxis

Two-person, 110mph electric craft made by Google co-founder’s drone company begins regulatory approval process in New Zealand

Monday, Mar 12

Elon Musk claims Mars spaceships will be ready by next year

The Tesla and SpaceX founder, 46, sat down for a surprise question and answer session at the South by Southwest technology and culture festival in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.

Elon Musk: SpaceX and Tesla alive 'by skin of their teeth'

BBC / Business 81 sources

Elon Musk opens up about the early days of his companies at the SXSW conference in Texas.

Apple buys magazine app Texture that's partially owned by Rogers

CBC.ca / Technology 77 sources

Apple is buying magazine aggregating service Texture from a consortium of publishers including Rogers, for an undisclosed sum.