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Facebook launches privacy tools that make it easier to control your data

But Facebook have said that they hope the move will make it easier for users to navigate the confusing privacy and security settings. In a Twitter post announcing the decision to step away from Facebook , Chief Creative Officer Cooper Hefner also described the world's largest social-media platform as "sexually repressive". [Full Article...]

Facebook working to simplify privacy controls in wake of recent controversies

Facebook working to simplify privacy controls in wake of recent controversies Electing to delete a category takes it off the Facebook servers, but the company says that just like deleting your account , it could take up to 90 days for that information to be completely wiped from their servers. The company lost $80 billion in market value and faced global backlash about how the company uses personal data. It has now moved to scrap relationships with Acxiom and Expe... [Full Article...]

Trump's Latest China Tariffs Could Hurt Tech-and Even Social Media

Trump's Latest China Tariffs Could Hurt Tech-and Even Social Media The tensions reflect the dueling nationalistic ambitions of Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. On Thursday, the Trump administration declared the talk approach a failure, noting that the US trade deficit in goods with China a year ago hit a record $375 billion. [Full Article...]

Facebook sued for housing discrimination

Facebook sued for housing discrimination The lawsuit alleges advertisers can still exclude women or disabled people, allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act. Facebook temporarily blocked advertisers from excluding any users from seeing their ads in response. The plaintiffs created fake housing ads in New York and were able to exclude "moms of grade school kids" from viewing them while targeting "men", the New York Times reported . [Full Article...]

Statement from Playboy Enterprises, Inc. regarding Facebook

The suit comes as the social network is scrambling to deal with an global crisis over the misuse of data belonging to 50 million of its users. Last year Facebook announced that it had updated its ad policies to make it more clear that some ads could not exclude the multicultural groups and that it was testing technology that would not allow advertisers to exclude those multicultural groups fro... [Full Article...]

Hyundai Starts Selling Nexo Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Hyundai Starts Selling Nexo Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle The Tucson has been one of the mainstays of the Hyundai line-up in recent years and for is getting a big facelift for the 2019 model year. Climbing inside, the Tucson's cabin now also resembles its more recent family members with a completely overhauled dash sporting a high-mounted 7-inch screen flanked by physical knobs and buttons. [Full Article...]

Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Go Into Effect With Some Exemptions

Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Go Into Effect With Some Exemptions The Chinese government responded with a list of retaliatory tariffs it would impose on about $3 billion dollars worth of US exports, according to Reuters. The U.S. argues it needs a strong steel and aluminum industry to reinforce domestic production of warships, fighter planes and other national defense requirements. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi reveals its first gaming laptop with first-class specs

Xiaomi reveals its first gaming laptop with first-class specs One camera has a f/1.8 aperture, wide angle lens and 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) while the other one has a f/2.4 aperture with a telephoto and portrait lens. As for the rear camera , Xiaomi has packed a dual-camera system. Xiaomi has implemented a similar dual-camera setup as the iPhone X and has acknowledged that they have replicated Apple's design during the launch even... [Full Article...]

This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter-And Scientists Are Baffled

This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter-And Scientists Are Baffled Or, van Dokkum speculates, perhaps this ultra-diffuse, dark-matter-free galaxy arose from two streams of gas that collided and compressed to form a scattering of stars. "Keck also has some of the best spectrographs in the world for measuring the velocities of faint objects". "Not sure what to make of it, but it is definitely intriguing", she said. [Full Article...]

Lirik Betrays Teammate in Hilarious Fashion While Playing Far Cry 5

Lirik Betrays Teammate in Hilarious Fashion While Playing Far Cry 5 Watch the launch gameplay trailer above. This will be accessible to all PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners, who purchased Far Cry 5 Gold Edition (which comes with the game's Season Pass ). The latest entry in the long-running Far Cry game series, simply titled Far Cry 5 , arrived on store shelves both physical and digital today. Initially released in 2012 for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xb... [Full Article...]

Dragon Quest XI Release Date Announced, Switch Version Not Coming This Year

Dragon Quest XI Release Date Announced, Switch Version Not Coming This Year Dragon Quest fans in the West have been clamoring for a release of Dragon Quest XI, and that clamor has been answered. The game was originally released in Japan last summer on Nintendo 3DS and PS4. The 3DS port wasn't just a slimmed-down version but had its own character, most notably in being playable in both 3D and 2D art styles. The Nintendo Switch version will release later. [Full Article...]

Sony Cuts $100 Off PlayStation VR

Sony Cuts $100 Off PlayStation VR Sony will clearly be hoping that the price-drop will trigger a renewed spike in PlayStation VR sales. The camera bundles getting their price slashed are a little different depending on your region. The price drop comes alongside the release of the Wipeout Omega Collection VR update, which is free for all owners of the game. Well seems like we are in luck, the retail price of the PlayStation... [Full Article...]

Apple Watch Series 4 to feature 15% bigger screen, new design

Apple Watch Series 4 to feature 15% bigger screen, new design Apple Watch has had the same external design since the first-generation Watch. The watch is also rumored to have longer battery life and enhanced health monitoring. It wouldn't be too farfetched to assume that Apple will change the design of the Watch, as it has retained the same form since the very first Series 1 model launch in 2015. [Full Article...]

VW Cross Sport Concept previews a 5-passenger Atlas for 2019

VW Cross Sport Concept previews a 5-passenger Atlas for 2019 The Atlas Cross Sport, though, sits 7.5 inches shorter than its seven-seat kin, though the wheelbase is the same. Here, we have the Atlas Cross Sport concept-a shortened, two-row Atlas built with an eye for style more so than practicality. [Full Article...]

New redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 rumored to arrive later this year

New redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 rumored to arrive later this year According to iPhone in Canada reader Gerry, staff at the Apple Store at Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket told him the store is now accepting Apple Watch trade-ins. In December, we learned that Apple is working on a Watch with a built-in electrocardiogram heart rate monitor , which would be activated by squeezing the Watch's frame. [Full Article...]

Jaguar F-PACE SVR revealed with potent supercharged V8

Jaguar F-PACE SVR revealed with potent supercharged V8 Jag estimates it'll hit 60 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 176 miles per hour, which will make it one of the quickest and fastest SUVs on the road when it arrives in dealerships this summer. The front springs are said to be 30% stiffer, the rears are 10% firmer, and the anti-roll bar is thicker to further prevent the big SUV from feeling like a ship at sea. [Full Article...]

James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's next Hubble, delayed again

James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's next Hubble, delayed again The agency said that the mission, whose launch had already slipped from October 2018 to May-June 2019 because of technical problems, will now launch "approximately" in May 2020. That requires Congress to formally reauthorize the mission after receiving reports from NASA on breach and its corrective actions. They were set to be added to the rest of the telescope in February by the main contractor N... [Full Article...]

COMPETITION: Win a collector's edition of Far Cry 5

COMPETITION: Win a collector's edition of Far Cry 5 But Far Cry 5 ($60, PS4, Xbox One , and PC), at least at first, seems to be annoyed players want to grab a sniper rifle and do things their way, and keeps trying to force you to have fun the way it wants you to; namely, with a buddy. We had a quick look at Far Cry Arcade, and even created a shit level. When Will Far Cry 5 Be Available In Stores? The trailer for the latest installment of... [Full Article...]

Facebook In Hot Water With Latest Privacy Missteps

Facebook In Hot Water With Latest Privacy Missteps Facebook is also an anti-friend because you can not count on the company to keep its word. "If it's asking for your location information all the time or when the app is up", he says, "maybe set it to only when the app is up or disable it altogether". [Full Article...]

Niagara Falls go dark for Earth Hour

Niagara Falls go dark for Earth Hour This year, Earth Hour chose to bring people together to "Connect2Earth" in order to raise awareness on biodiversity, its global decline and how individuals as well as organisations can contribute to its conservation. Were you one of the tens of thousands of residents who turned off their lights for Earth Hour last night? For 2018, the WWF shifted the focus of Earth Hour to the loss of wildlife ... [Full Article...]


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