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Google Assistant is coming to older Android phones and tablets

 The Google Assistant has long been available on most modern phones and tablets. But given the fragmentation of the Android ecosystem, many older devices...

Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool

Three men admit creating and running Mirai, a botnet used to block access to much of the web. Source: Computers and Technology by bbci

Lily raises $2M from NEA and others for a personal stylist...

 One of the reasons recently IPO’d Stitch Fix became so popular among female shoppers is because of how it pairs the convenience of home...

Click-to-WhatsApp messaging buttons are now rolling out in Facebook ads

 WhatsApp has always said that it has no plans to put ads into its own app, but this is not stopping Facebook, which now...

Facebook’s Brexit probe unearths three Russian-bought “immigration” ads

 Facebook has provided more details about the extent of Russian digital interference related to the UK’s Brexit vote last year. Read More Source: Communications...

Calculating the cost of tech-fueled discrimination

Overt racism is easy to spot. But it takes patience and perspective to identify microaggressions — behaviors that systematically degrade or exclude minority communities from key financial services, predictive policing,...

This app will help you figure out if you can fit...

 You’re probably going to get a better deal when you buy consumer products — like paper towels — wholesale, but at the same time...

Starbucks cafe's wi-fi made computers mine crypto-currency

Visitors to an Argentine branch of the coffee chain are targeted with crypto-currency malware. Source: Computers and Technology by bbci

Bots and Form Letters Make It Nearly Impossible to Find Real...

Over seven months, 39 Nicholas Thompsons submitted net neutrality comments to the FCC. We tried to track each of them down. Source: Computers and Technology...

Apple invests $390 million in TrueDepth component maker Finisar

 Apple announced a substantial investment in Finisar. Apple is giving Finisar $390 million to build a new 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas. Finisar...
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