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Some Photoshop users can try Adobe’s anti-misinformation system later this year August 3, 2020

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Adobe has released more details on its Content Authenticity Initiative, a system for permanently attaching sources and details to an image. The project is meant to mitigate two problems: artists losing credit for work and newsworthy images being manipulated or taken out of context. It’s set for […]

Trump plans to ban TikTok in the US, report says – CNET

Action could come soon. Trump plans to ban TikTok in the US, report says – CNET
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TikTok: For you, it's fun, but for Trump and lawmakers, it's a security threat – CNET

President Trump said Friday he plans to ban TikTok in the US. TikTok: For you, it's fun, but for Trump and lawmakers, it's a security threat – CNET
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Trump says he plans to bar TikTok from operating in the U.S.

“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” he told reporters aboard Air Force One. Trump says he plans to bar TikTok from operating in the U.S.
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Trump targets TikTok: Everything you need to know – CNET

The short-video app has provoked concerns in the US government. Trump targets TikTok: Everything you need to know – CNET
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Prosecutors claim to have caught teenage mastermind behind Twitter hack


Three of the alleged perpetrators behind the July 16 Twitter hack have now been identified and charged, say prosecutors. Of the three identified by an Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice investigation, one — the alleged mastermind behind the attack — has been arrested. In case you need a quick refresher, on July 16 someone seized control of several prominent Twitter accounts and tweeted a Bitcoin wallet address, promising to give anyone who sent money to it double the amount. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. The compromised accounts include Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Kim Kardashian, Apple, and Uber. According to…

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Prosecutors claim to have caught teenage mastermind behind Twitter hack
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Tampa teen charged over massive Twitter hack – CNET

The accounts of dozens of politicians, celebrities and businesses were hijacked to peddle a bitcoin scam. Tampa teen charged over massive Twitter hack – CNET
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Gogo lays off 14 percent of its workers as airline industry struggles continue

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In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo is laying off 143 people, or about 14 percent of its workforce, as people continue to avoid air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company previously furloughed 600 workers and cut executive pay in April, and said Thursday that it will “continue certain furloughs and maintain the salary reductions that were previously implemented.”

The cuts will come “predominantly from the Company’s Commercial Aviation business,” according to a press release issued Thursday. Gogo applied for CARES Act funding, but it’s unclear if it ever received any assistance.

“Based on our current expectations of the scope and timing of a recovery in the industry and our Commercial Aviation business, reducing our workforce has…

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Gogo lays off 14 percent of its workers as airline industry struggles continue
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Get this 6-in-1 bedside wireless charging station for $135 – CNET

Save $24 on a stand that can charge literally every device you own, and even has a jewelry drawer. Get this 6-in-1 bedside wireless charging station for 5 – CNET
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Google’s ‘trust tokens’ are here to take cookies down a peg

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Google said earlier this year it would join other web browser companies to block third-party cookies in Chrome, and today, developers have their first chance to test a proposed alternative to tracking users across the web: trust tokens.

Unlike cookies, trust tokens are designed to authenticate a user without needing to know their identity. Trust tokens would not be able to track users across websites, because they’re theoretically all the same, but they could still let websites prove to advertisers that actual users — not bots — visited a site or clicked on an ad. (An explainer on GitHub suggests that websites could issue multiple different kinds of trust tokens, though.)

Google’s been a little slower to adapt a solution for the…

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Black Friday and Thanksgiving shopping 2020: What we know so far – CNET

Several major retailers are closing on Thanksgiving for the first time in years. Black Friday and Thanksgiving shopping 2020: What we know so far – CNET
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HBO Max is offing HBO Go, a shot at Roku and Fire TV with you in the crossfire – CNET

HBO Go disappears tomorrow, with HBO Max meant to replace it. But HBO Max is in a standoff with Roku and Amazon Fire TV, and you’re caught in the middle. HBO Max is offing HBO Go, a shot at Roku and Fire TV with you in the crossfire – CNET
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Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly traded company

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Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, passing Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco. As of close of business Friday, Apple has a market valuation of $1.84 trillion, while Saudi Aramco’s is $1.76 trillion, according to CNBC. Apple’s stock, which has been on a largely-steady climb since the end of March, closed up more than 10 percent on Friday following the company’s record-breaking third-quarter earnings on Thursday, ending the day at $425.04.

Apple’s total revenue for Q3 hit $59.7 billion, up 11 percent from last year. Strong Mac and iPad sales were a highlight, and the company likely saw increased demand for the devices while people have been sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Quantum physicists say time travelers don’t have to worry about the butterfly effect


What if I told you all your favorite time-travel films and books were actually created by big tech in order to wrest control of the time-travel industry from the proletariat? Think about it. Back to the Future, The Terminator, The Time Machine, all of these stories share a central theme where traveling through time is a dangerous proposition that could destroy the very fabric of our reality. It’s called the butterfly effect. The big idea is that you’d step out of your time travel machine and accidentally step on a bug. Because this bug doesn’t exist… maybe a frog goes…

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Quantum physicists say time travelers don’t have to worry about the butterfly effect
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Stock up on storage: Get a WD My Passport 512GB external SSD for $80 – CNET

This external drive with a USB-C connection is now 38% off. Stock up on storage: Get a WD My Passport 512GB external SSD for – CNET
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U Florida Announces Plans for Fastest AI Supercomputer in Academia

The University of Florida and NVIDIA have announced a $70 million artificial intelligence initiative that includes building what they’re claiming to be the fastest AI supercomputer in academia. U Florida Announces Plans for Fastest AI Supercomputer in Academia
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U Florida Announces Plans for Fastest AI Supercomputer in Academia

{$inline_image}The University of Florida and NVIDIA have announced a $70 million artificial intelligence initiative that includes building what they’re claiming to be the fastest AI supercomputer in academia. U Florida Announces Plans for Fastest AI Supercomputer in Academia
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Battletoads returns on PC and Xbox One this summer


Battletoads, that most nineties of franchises, is returning to the gaming scene in August after lying dormant for a quarter of a century. Specifically, Microsoft and developer Dlala Studios is finally releasing Battletoads 2020. If you’re a youngster and don’t know what you’re in for, I recommend taking a look at the trailer: The new Battletoads game was revealed, rather unexpectedly, at the 2018 Microsoft E3 show. Fans have been calling for an HD remake for years — GameInformer added it to a list of series that deserve a revival in 2010. The series got a boost in popularity when the original 1991…

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Battletoads returns on PC and Xbox One this summer
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Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free to play, support 120 FPS – CNET

Developer 343 Industries confirms the rumors. Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free to play, support 120 FPS – CNET
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New App Automates Queueing on Campus

Software startup QU-in has launched a program to help colleges and universities do capacity and line management. New App Automates Queueing on Campus
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Use Windows Hello to Make Online Shopping Faster in Chrome

It can be a pain having to type in your credit card number and CVC code whenever you’re shopping online. However, saving this information in your browser with insufficient security to conceal it is also a bad move. To solve this, consider using Windows Hello with Google Chrome—a quick and easy way to buy stuff in a…

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Use Windows Hello to Make Online Shopping Faster in Chrome
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Trump goes after TikTok: Everything you need to know – CNET

The short-video app has provoked concerns in the US government. Trump goes after TikTok: Everything you need to know – CNET
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Florida Teen Arrested in Twitter Hack

The authorities arrested a 17-year-old who they said ran a scheme that targeted the accounts of celebrities, including former President Barack Obama and Elon Musk. Two others were also charged. Florida Teen Arrested in Twitter Hack
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Other solar systems could cram in as many as seven Earth-like planets – CNET

We might want to blame Jupiter for the lack of other habitable planets around our own sun. Other solar systems could cram in as many as seven Earth-like planets – CNET
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Trump to order ByteDance to sell TikTok's US operations, report says – CNET

Microsoft is reportedly interested in purchasing TikTok from the Chinese company. Trump to order ByteDance to sell TikTok's US operations, report says – CNET
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Netflix's Transformers: War for Cybertron is too dark and too short for its own good – CNET

Review: War for Cybertron — decidedly not for kids — paradoxically fleshes out icons like Optimus Prime and Megatron yet offers a thin, rushed story. Netflix's Transformers: War for Cybertron is too dark and too short for its own good – CNET
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