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NYPD sides with FBI in the war against unbreakable encryption

The New York Police Department wants legislation that would weaken encryption and allow access into criminal's phones for investigations. But a new poll found that Americans trust tech companies more than the government to keep their data…
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Meet the man selling bundles of cash on Instagram and calling it art

Meet Matty Mo, an LA-based artist known better by his monicker -- "The Most Famous Artist." His latest project involved selling money for money -- as art. Mo listed a series of 10 art objects for sale, each for $5,000. And they all sold
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The latest Reddit war is between Donald Trump and Sweden

Sweden is at war with Donald Trump, though it's unclear if parliamentary approval was attained. The sub-community of r/Sweden on Reddit now appears to have a vendetta against r/The_Donald.
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Captionbot is another AI from Microsoft, and it's not doing so hot either

You'd think that after its last AI chat bot fiasco, Microsoft would've learned its lesson. Luckily for us, the company hasn't, and its latest creation is a sometimes hilarious entity known as Captionbot.
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Weekly Rewind: Facebook's F8, your brain on LSD, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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Facebook employees ask if they should act to stop Trump, and Zuck says no

As it turns out, employees within social media giant Facebook have been toying with the notion of preventing a Trump presidency, or at the very least, toying with asking CEO Mark Zuckerberg if such a course of action is acceptable.
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Oscar is a 3D-printed organic Lego set … and it’s creepy as hell

Introduced in The Modular Body, a 56-video series narrating The Oscar Project, "Oscar" is described as a 3D printed modular body. The new creation looks like a butchered hen returned to life, but there's no telling how long it would live --…
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UC Davis spends over $175K to manage online reputation after infamous pepper spray incident

More than four years after the incident, UC Davis still pays consultants to manage its online reputation after protestor pepper-spraying in 2011. Flooding the internet with positive articles, news, and releases pushes negative news off the…
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This hilarious, NSFW tweet just landed KFC in a whole heap of trouble on Twitter

KFC was forced to remove and apologize for a NSFW tweet after it was deemed offensive by Twitter users. Unfortunately for the fast-food chain, the questionable tweet was captured in a screenshot and is now viewable in all its hilarious…
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Medium is the latest casualty of the Great Firewall of China

Medium, a blogging platform founded by a former Twitter CEO, has been blocked in China. Reports allege that the country's latest Web crackdown comes in the wake of the Panama Papers leak that implicated several Chinese officials.
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Report: CIA funding social media surveillance and data-mining companies

A new report claims the CIA is funding social media surveillance and data-mining companies that specialize in tracking Twitter and Instagram, as it looks to integrate their tools into its intelligence capabilities.
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Twitter ignores China ban to target ad dollars with new exec appointment

Twitter has appointed a greater China managing director to pursue more advertising revenue in the country. Despite being banned in China, the role is being described as a key executive position for the social media company.