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Failure to Launch: New Mexico’s Gamble on Spaceport America

Failure to Launch: New Mexico’s Gamble on Spaceport America

Failure to Launch: New Mexico's Gamble on Spaceport America The sun-bleached stretch of the New Mexico desert known as the Jornada del Muerto — the journey of the dead man — is an unlikely spot for Earth’s premier portal to another world. Yet this high desert outpost,...

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Facebook shrinks fake news after warnings backfire

Facebook shrinks fake news after warnings backfire

Facebook shrinks fake news after warnings backfire First, rather than call more attention to fake news, Facebook wants to make it easier to miss these stories while scrolling. When Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers verify an article is inaccurate, Facebook will...

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Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history

Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history

Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history I’m tired of saying, “Be careful, it’s speculative.” Then, “Be careful, it’s gambling.” Then, “Be careful, it’s a bubble.” Okay, I’ll say it: Bitcoin is a scam. In my opinion, it’s a colossal pump-and-dump scheme, the likes of...

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Facebook to add new Clear History tool in coming months

Facebook to add new Clear History tool in coming months

Facebook to add new Clear History tool in coming months Before taking the stage at Facebook’s F8 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made one announcement ahead of time: the social network is adding a new feature called Clear History. It will be introduced alongside...

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The Best Antivirus Is Not Traditional Antivirus

The Best Antivirus Is Not Traditional Antivirus

The Best Antivirus Is Not Traditional Antivirus We set out to do a standard Wirecutter guide to the best antivirus app, so we spent months researching products, reading reports from independent testing labs and institutions, and consulting experts on safe computing....

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Windows 10 Meltdown Patch Has ‘Fatal Flaw,’ Update Now

Windows 10 Meltdown Patch Has ‘Fatal Flaw,’ Update Now

Windows 10 Meltdown Patch Has 'Fatal Flaw,' Update Now Microsoft may have patched Windows 10 for Meltdown, but a security researcher claims that the patch had a "fatal flaw" that undermines the purported protection. The only way to get a true fix is to update to the...

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Atlanta Spent $2.6M to Recover From $52,000 Ransomware Scare

Atlanta Spent $2.6M to Recover From $52,000 Ransomware Scare

Atlanta Spent $2.6M to Recover From $52,000 Ransomware Scare THE CITY OF Atlanta spent more than $2.6 million on emergency efforts to respond to a ransomware attack that destabilized municipal operations last month. Attackers, who infected the city's systems with the...

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Tech giants brace for sweeping EU privacy law

Tech giants brace for sweeping EU privacy law

Tech giants brace for sweeping EU privacy law Facebook and other internet companies are racing to prepare for a sweeping new European Union (EU) privacy law that aims to give consumers greater control over the use of their data. The law comes at a critical time for...

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Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape. “Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I am much...

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