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Alexa Update Makes the Device Less Chatty

Alexa Update

Alexa on Echo or Echo Dot has become less chatty. Amazon is testing an update to the online retail behemoth’s digital assistant called “Brief Mode.” The update rolled out late last week, Engadget said. Instead of replying “Okay,” Alexa would just make a short beep, signifying that a task has been completed. While Mashable said the feature “appears to still …

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Data Firm Cambridge Analytica Gained Access to Info from 50M Facebook Profiles

Cambridge Analytica

A political data analytics company that has links to the Trump campaign collected personal information from 50 million Facebook profiles without their permission in 2014, according to a New York Times report. Quoting former employees of Cambridge Analytica and associates, and following a review of emails and documents, NYT said the personal data was “harvested” through an app. In a …

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Crypto Ads to Be Prohibited on Google

Crypto Ads

You won’t be seeing cryptocurrency ads on Google anymore starting this June. The Internet search giant announced on Wednesday a blanket ban on cryptocurrency ads as well as announcements related to the virtual currency like initial coin offering (ICO). The announcement of the ban on cryptocurrency ads, which was contained in an update to Google’s advertising policies section, did not …

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