Tech companies find more signs of Russian election activity

Tech companies find more signs of Russian election activity

Major tech companies plan to tell Congress Tuesday that they have found additional evidence of Russian activity on their services surrounding the 2016 U.S. election. Facebook, for instance, says a Russian group posted more than 80,000 times on its service during and after the election, potentially reaching as many as 126 million users. The company plans to disclose these numbers to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the testimony.

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Delorean Flying Cars by 2022

Delorean Flying Cars by 2022

Flying cars using the Delorean name are in development. They have built two operational scale models. DeLorean expects a full prototype will be ready for a test flight by the end of 2018. While there are other contenders attempting to take to the skies, DeLorean says his aircraft stands apart because of its increased range. While the other hopefuls top out at 50 miles per charge, the DR-7 VTOL will fly for 120 miles or more. DeLorean says he didn’t design the aircraft to look pretty, but to have the lowest drag coefficient possible in order to optimize range.

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There’s been quite an uproar over Apple’s review embargoes for the iPhone X this week.

There’s been quite an uproar over Apple’s review embargoes for the iPhone X this week.

The consensus, from what I can tell, is that more established and traditional voices in the tech community are rather upset that younger and lesser-known reviewers and YouTubers were given access to the phone and able to publish their reviews on Monday. The more established, mainstream crowd was able to publish on Tuesday, with most outlets having had the phone for anywhere from a week to as little as 24 hours.

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Forget Washington. Facebook’s Problems Abroad Are Far More Disturbing.

Forget Washington. Facebook’s Problems Abroad Are Far More Disturbing.

For months, Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., has been in crisis mode, furiously attempting to contain the damage stemming from its role in last year’s presidential campaign. The company has mounted an all-out defense campaign ahead of this week’s congressional hearings on election interference in 2016, hiring three outside communications firms, taking out full-page newspaper ads, and mobilizing top executives, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, to beat back accusations that it failed to prevent Russia from manipulating the outcome of the election.

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Write Irrestistable Headlines that Tap into Readers’ Thoughts

Write Irrestistable Headlines that Tap into Readers’ Thoughts

Headlines are doorways.
If readers aren’t intrigued to open, they’ll never experience your words.
Spending far more time writing headlines makes sense.
But, practicing headlines isn’t easy or enjoyable.
Does good advice work if it never gets followed?
Writing headlines is a chore.
Boring. Tedious. No instant gratification.
Without feedback, you don’t know if you’re improving, anyway.

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Federal move to undo internet freedom would make US more like Russia, not less

Federal move to undo internet freedom would make US more like Russia, not less

This week, three congressional committee hearings will probe Russian attempts to influence our election campaign last year on social media. S.1989, the recently introduced, so-called “Honest Ads Act,” likely will feature prominently. The bill is being sold “first and foremost [as addressing] an issue of national security.”

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My Advice to 50-Year-Olds

My Advice to 50-Year-Olds

So you turn 50 this year, right? Or you just turned 50. It’s so interesting to me that people can’t project or understand where the market’s moving, aka, in this scenario that “we,” as 40–50–60 year-olds are going to live dramatically longer and healthier than your parents’ and grandparents’ generation.

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BlackBerry CEO Promises To Try To Break Customers’ Encryption If The US Gov’t Asks Him To

BlackBerry CEO Promises To Try To Break Customers' Encryption If The US Gov't Asks Him To

The DOJ's reps — along with the new FBI boss — keep making noises about device encryption. They don't like it. What they want is some hybrid unicorn called "responsible encryption," which would keep bad guys out but let law enforcement in. The government has no idea how this is supposed to be accomplished, but it has decided to leave that up to the smart guys at tech companies. After all, tech companies are only in it for the money.

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Company Added the Word ‘Blockchain’ to Its Name and Saw Its Shares Surge 394%

Company Added the Word ‘Blockchain’ to Its Name and Saw Its Shares Surge 394%

On-line Plc jumped as much as 394 percent on Friday after announcing plans to change its name to On-line Blockchain Plc, following an initial climb of 19 percent on Thursday when it first announced the news.

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