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Spy Bosses Warn Of Foreign Interference As Feds Unseal New Russia Charges

Russian honor guards perform during an international military and music festival on Moscow’s Red Square in August. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images Russian honor guards perform during an international military and music festival on Moscow’s Red Square in August. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images Updated at 5:24 p.m. ET The U.S. government warned about the continued threat of foreign interference on Friday as it unsealed a new criminal complaint against a Russian woman described as the paymistress for Moscow’s program of information war — […]

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Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election

SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past few months, the 120 million Brazilians who use WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging application that is owned by Facebook, have been deluged with political messages. The missives, spread through the country by the millions, have targeted voters ahead of Brazil’s fiercely contested presidential election. A final runoff between a far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, and Fernando Haddad, the leftist Workers’ Party candidate, will be on Oct. 28. One popular WhatsApp message displayed the name of a presidential candidate, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, […]

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Lime’s new e-scooter will tell you where you can’t park

Lime has some new wheels. The company’s Generation 3 e-scooter is more tech-savvy and sturdy than the last model. It’s coming out in some cities next month and will roll out to every city Lime operates in (currently more than 100) in early 2019.  The new scooter has bigger wheels, a wider body, and a better suspension system and braking. But it’s the 2.8-inch color screen that will hopefully help cities with its scooter problems, like blocked walkways and cluttered entryways to businesses. The display shows your […]

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Jake Paul’s racism controversy reveals the flaw in Shane Dawson’s docuseries

Speaking purely in terms of raw numbers, Shane Dawson’s eight-part documentary on the most notorious YouTuber on the planet has been a tremendous success — in less than 24 hours, the 105-minute finale has been watched 10 million times. Some fans, however, have questioned whether Dawson truly held Jake Paul accountable for his seemingly careless treatment of former colleagues, particularly when it came to racist remarks he’s made; it’s a criticism that speaks to one of the series’ greatest — and perhaps defining — weaknesses. At the […]

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South Korean Women Fight Back Against Spy Cams In Public Bathrooms

In August, some 70,000 women gathered in central Seoul, holding pickets saying, “My life is not your porn.” It was the fourth protest this year condemning the prevalence of hidden camera crimes and the largest women-only rally in the country’s history. Protesters covered their faces for fear of becoming yet another target of sexual objectification and attack. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images In August, some 70,000 women gathered in central Seoul, holding pickets saying, “My life is not your porn.” It was […]

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Papago GoSafe S810 dash cam review: It nails video, but lacks battery and integrated GPS

The Papago GoSafe S810 camera duo has more “safety” features than you can shake a stick at, including one I’d never even considered—stop sign recognition. Yup. It recognizes stop signs and pops the digital equivalent up on its display. Kind of fun, but as I’m wont to say: If you need this stuff, call a cab or wait for self-driving vehicles. Admonishment aside, the $170 S810 is more than just fancy features. It takes very, very good day and night video, and the rear camera, unlike some […]

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OnePlus 6T launch date moved because of Apple iPad event

The successor to the OnePlus 6 (pictured) is coming soon. Image: raymond wong/mashable By Raymond Wong2018-10-19 19:45:11 UTC Everyone knows OnePlus as the scrappy Chinese company that makes flagship Android phones and sells them for hundreds of dollars less than, say, Samsung’s Galaxy phones or Google’s Pixels. OnePlus’s highly anticipated next-generation flagship phone, the 6T, was originally supposed to launch on Oct. 30, but now the company has moved the event date to Oct. 29, no doubt because another tech behemoth is also holding a product launch […]

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YouTube introduces mini-player for desktop browsers

People who primarily watch YouTube videos via their computers can rejoice: in-browser mini-players are finally available for desktop users. Anyone who’s watched YouTube videos via the company’s mobile app will have already experienced the joys of mini-players. The tool, which rolled out earlier this month, allows people to continue playing a video they’re already watching while browsing for another one. Think of it like Facebook’s video player, which minimizes and moves to the side of your News Feed while you continue to scroll down the page. Mini-player […]

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In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless

For months, technology companies in San Francisco have fought a local ballot proposition that would impose taxes on corporations to fund initiatives to help the homeless. But last week, that unified front crumbled when Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce, the online software company that is the city’s largest private employer, broke from the pack. “Homelessness is all of our responsibility,” he tweeted. Then the billionaire committed $2 million to passing the tax measure and criticized his fellow tech moguls for not caring. Now San Francisco’s tech […]

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