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Google Pulls out Ads From Questionable Rehab Clinic Referrers in the U.K.

Google

Google has banned advertisements from unscrupulous U.K.-based rehab clinic referrers on the search engine. The move followed a Sunday Times report which said that Google “has been profiting from a practice….in which brokers secretly reap millions of pounds from vulnerable people seeking treatment for addictive diseases in the United Kingdom.” (Read: Google Makes Millions From Plight of Addicts) “Patient brokering,” …

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Learn How to Be a Better Leader With This Leadership Course

There may be some of you who are out to seek that promotion to a department or office head this year. Or maybe even be the boss of one’s company. To be a manager, one has to possess particular skills that would make him or her a good leader. (Read: 7 Tips for Management Success) And that is what Courses …

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Google Stops Selling Android Tablet Pixel C

Android Tablet

Google has stopped selling its 32GB Android tablet Pixel C. The device, which was launched in 2015, is no longer listed in the company’s store, Android Police has reported. The hush-hush retirement of Pixel C was “not unexpected,” according to TechCrunch. The site also said Pixel C’s disappearance was meant to pave the way for the Pixelbook. A spokesperson for …

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Facial Recognition Tech to Be Used in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics

The Japan Times has reported that organizers of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 will be using facial recognition technology “to streamline the entry of athletes, officials, and journalists” to the venues. The Tokyo Olympics would be held from July 24 to August 9 while the Paralympics would be from August 25 to September 6. Security Measure According to sources “close …

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EtherDelta Suspends Service After Hack

EtherDelta

  Famous cryptocurrency exchange company EtherDelta has suspended its operations after being hacked. Hackers replaced the company’s website with a fake portal that steals money, according to a Mashable article. EtherDelta Statement EtherDelta reported that “at least 308 ETH” (equivalent to $266,789) were stolen, along with “a large number of tokens potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.” TechCrunch said …

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Eric Schmidt Stepping Down as Alphabet Executive Chairman

Eric Schmidt

Alphabet has announced on Thursday that Eric Schmidt, one of the company’s long-time officers, is stepping down as executive chairman and become a technical advisor on science and technology. Alphabet is Google’s parent company. In a press release, Alphabet said: “As of its next regular board meeting in January 2018, Eric Schmidt will be transitioning from his position as Executive …

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Internet Access Is a Legal Right, U.K. Declares

Internet Access

Just a week ago, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) killed net neutrality rules established during the Obama administration. (Read: FCC Votes to Kill Net Neutrality) Those regulations deterred internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking and slowing down Web traffic and proposing fast broadband service for a fee. Britain’s Ruling on Internet Service In the United Kingdom, however, the British …

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Google Chrome to Block Intrusive Ads Starting Mid-February 2018

Google Chrome

Tired of seeing those intrusive ads on Google Chrome? The days of that kind of advertisements are now numbered after Google revealed that it would turn on the browser’s ad blocking function on February 15 next year. Non-Compliant Ads Google announced back in June that it would be blocking ads on the browser that do not comply with standards but …

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Google Takes Another Step vs. Fake News

Google Fake News

Google has updated its Google News guidelines as part of its continuing fight against fake news on the Web. In the different content type subsection of Google News general guidelines, it states that: “Sites included in Google News must not misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about their ownership or primary purpose, or engage in coordinated activity to mislead users.” The …

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Bitcoin Tycoon to Give $86M Worth of Bitcoins to Charity

Bitcoin Tycoon

A Bitcoin (BTC) tycoon announced that he would be giving away a little over 5,000 bitcoins worth $86.4 million to charity. (Read: What’s Bitcoin?) The anonymous cryptocurrency “whale” (another term used to describe those who own lots of bitcoins) announced on Reddit that he has set up the Pineapple Fund for his philanthropic endeavor. A website was also created for …

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