Data science firm says it did have Facebook data, but didn’t harvest it
Chris Wylie, the whistle-blower who has alleged the knowingly improper use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, says The Social Network™ has suspended his account.…
The second season of the HBO series starts April 22. Until then, here's every image released and some ridiculous theories and speculation.
Promises launches by 2020, no word on whether wooden heat shields will make a comeback
China’s told the world it plans to get into the recoverable satellite business.…
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Intel tosses in code because data centre hypervisors are too bloated for embedded use
The Linux Foundation has announced a new hypervisor for use in embedded and internet of things scenarios.…
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A current Facebook researcher formerly worked for a company that reportedly provided information to the controversial data firm.
Facebook’s user data is a powerful tool for marketing and research. What responsibility does the social network have when an app maker allegedly breaks its terms and lies about it?
The world's largest social network is at the center of an international scandal involving voter data, the 2016 US presidential election and Brexit.
Grab some popcorn: Redmond’s asked for feedback on the idea
Microsoft’s about to test a new feature of Windows 10 that will force users to employ its Edge browser under some circumstances.…
Need proof that the Mercedes-Benz is the benchmark for luxury cars? Look no further than the S-Class Cabriolet.
Facebook says the suspension is due to reports Christopher Wylie's former employer allegedly held onto 50 million Facebook profiles' worth of information.
Fitbit this week announced the Versa, the company's latest attempt at a full-on smartwatch. We want to know your thoughts on Fitbit’s newest offering!
Nice try, "Tomb Raider" and "Wrinkle in Time," but this is still T'Challa's kingdom, at least when it comes to movie money.
A committee asks more questions over the alleged access of millions of Facebook profiles without consent.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—Last week's ARPA-E summit was full of big ideas about the future of energy, and nowhere was that more evident than on the summit's show floor. In the basement of the sprawling Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center, dozens of academic institutions and companies set up booths to show off what they had been working on with their grant money.
From cars to recycling to electricity-generating turbines to biofuels, the warehouse temporarily turned into a montage of early-stage ideas. Most importantly, it also showed off the breadth of ARPA-E's work: though the Department of Energy's early-stage grant program has at times been cast as an accelerator for renewable energy exclusively, ARPA-E projects span a variety of fuels and even include some non-energy projects whose application could save industry a significant amount of energy.
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If you haven't heard, Toys R Us is shutting down.
Production designer Naomi Shohan explains how a film's visuals are conjured, and why she thinks digital visual effects may have gone too far.
If the decade of grunge, Urkel and O.J. Simpson is frozen in amber for you, relive it in this "SNL" skit.
The price of ether, the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, has fallen below $500 for the first time this year. The decline comes days after a senior official from the Securities and Exchange Commission acknowledged that the agency had "dozens" of open investigations into initial coin offerings. The price of ether has fallen 19 percent in the last 24 hours, from $580 to $470.
“We’re doing obviously a lot in the crypto space, and we’re seeing a lot in the crypto space,” said Stephanie Avakian, co-director of the SEC's Enforcement Division, at a conference on Thursday. “We are very active, and I would just expect to see more and more."
The SEC's decision to aggressively police cryptocurrency offerings is particularly significant for the Ethereum community because many new cryptocurrency offerings are built on top of the Ethereum platform. People creating a new token on the Ethereum blockchain need to buy ether, the currency used to pay for Ethereum transactions. So if aggressive SEC enforcement ends the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) boom—which seems to be cooling anyway—it would remove a major factor that pushed ether's value upward during 2017.