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Consumers lack data breach awareness dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-18 15:08:35

New research from cyber exposure company Tenable reveals a widespread lack of consumer awareness surrounding the impact of data breaches. The results based on an online Harris Poll of more than 2000 US adults show that only 12 percent think their data has been stolen over the past year. But given the Equifax breach exposed up to 143 million Americans, that number is statistically impossible....

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Facebook, Under Fire in Russia Inquiry, Posts 79% Rise in Profit - New York Times dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-11-01 23:45:00


New York Times
Facebook, Under Fire in Russia Inquiry, Posts 79% Rise in Profit
New York Times
Facebook's financial results showcased the company's strength in online advertising, which is precisely what the company has been under fire for in Washington this week. Credit Noah Berger/Associated Press. WASHINGTON — Lawmakers sent Facebook a ...
Eight questions Congress...

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Facebook says up to 146 million may have seen Russian content - The Hill dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-11-01 17:21:14


The Hill
Facebook says up to 146 million may have seen Russian content
The Hill
Content linked to Russia may have reached as many as 146 million people on Facebook and Instagram before the 2016 election, Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch testified Wednesday. The figure is an increase of 20 million over the company's ...
Fiery exchanges as politicians scold Facebook,...

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Russian Instagram posts reached 20 million users in the US - Engadget dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-11-01 16:18:29


Engadget
Russian Instagram posts reached 20 million users in the US
Engadget
Earlier this week, we learned that over half of Facebook's US audience, 126 million Americans, were exposed to Russia's attempts to influence last November's election on the platform. Now, tech companies are back in front of Congress answering ...
Fiery exchanges on Capitol Hill as lawmakers...

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Eight questions Congress could ask Facebook - CNNMoney dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-11-01 13:44:03


CNNMoney
Eight questions Congress could ask Facebook
CNNMoney
This week, almost a full year after the election of Donald Trump, Facebook, Twitter, and Google are testifying before House and Senate committees examining the role that social media -- and Russian manipulation of it -- played in the 2016 elections ...
The Latest: Lawmaker says social media still being abusedWashington...

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Google Fiber Scales Back TV Service To Focus Solely On High-Speed Internet - Hot Hardware dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-10-08 16:44:38


Hot Hardware
Google Fiber Scales Back TV Service To Focus Solely On High-Speed Internet
Hot Hardware
Google Fiber started off with a simple enough premise: providing lightning-fast internet and TV service to customers at reasonable prices. Given that many Americans have just one or two ISPs serving their area (usually, with just one of them offering ...
Google Fiber won't...

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Facebook to manually review ads that target people based on 'politics, religion, ethnicity or social issues' dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-10-08 12:41:50

Advertisers are to face increased scrutiny from Facebook as the social network attempts to clamp down on questionable and controversial ads. The move comes in the wake of the revelation that 10 million Americans saw ads during the run up to the election that had been bought by Russia. In an email to advertisers, Facebook says that any ads that target people based on "politics, religion, ethnicity...

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Move out of the dark ages of lighting with LED bulbs dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-10-05 21:22:59

As Americans strive to be greener and more conscious consumers, ironically, the ordinary light bulb has found itself thrust into the spotlight. First, there was the "ban" on incandescents. Then, as CFLs slowly made their way into the mainstream, LEDs were also becoming more economical and practical for home use. Now, with so many factors to consider -- from lumens to watts to kelvins to CRI --...

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Equifax data breach may be state-sponsored dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-10-03 21:12:28

The Equifax hack that saw data of millions of Americans compromised might as well have been state-sponsored, new media reports have claimed . As the investigation unfolds, reports have started coming out that some elements of the attack point to a state-sponsored play, although nobody is pointing any fingers. Bloomberg says the hack might have been initiated by a less experienced group, but it...

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Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers - New York Times dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-10-03 13:46:23


New York Times
Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers
New York Times
About a hundred years ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, but until now, they were undetectable. By DENNIS OVERBYE, JONATHAN CORUM and JASON DRAKEFORD on Publish Date February 11, 2016. Photo by Artist's ...
Einstein's waves win Nobel Prize in...

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