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Twitter has been successfully weeding out terrorism from its network. The company revealed Tuesday it removed 299,649 accounts over the first six months of 2017. That may sound like a lot, but it’s a 20 percent decline from the previous six months. Twitter also reported 75 percent of the accounts removed were suspended before they […]

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What’s the value of Bitcoin? I can’t tell you that, but I can tell you something equally important: No one knows.  Not a single person can tell you what the price of Bitcoin will be tomorrow, in a month, or in ten years. Not the Core development team that’s (sort-of) directing the course for the […]

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How much is your personal data worth to you? A lot. (Thanks, Equifax.) And how much is it worth to an identity thief? You may be surprised, or insulted, or enraged, to find out. SEE ALSO: This chatbot could help you sue Equifax Verified high-limit credit cards from countries including the U.S., Japan, and South Korea are selling […]

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Snap’s found itself entangled for the first time in a politically-motivated censorship issue, one that legacy social media companies like Facebook have seen before. And it’s never ended well, optically, for its competitors.   Snap, the tech company behind the popular app, removed news outlet Al Jazeera’s curated content from its Discover Publisher Channels in […]

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It’s been nearly two weeks since Amazon announced that it’s looking for the perfect place to build its second American headquarters and in that time, there’s been a frenzy of cities hoping to catch Jeff Bezos’ eye so he can choo-choo-choose them.  SEE ALSO: Donald Trump’s threats won’t stop Amazon’s mega-acquisition of Whole Foods Amazon […]

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This is exactly the sentiment that Hulu wants to see after its big win at the Emmys: Ok I REALLY need to get Hulu so I can watch Handmaid’s Tale. — Mark Buchanan (@therealmarkb) September 18, 2017 The morning after Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale won the Emmy for best drama—a first for a streaming show—it’s […]

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Facebook founder and all-around bossman Mark Zuckerberg was apparently so eager to get Facebook accessible in China, where it has been blocked since 2009, that he tried to chat up Chinese president Xi Jinping on baby names. SEE ALSO: Facebook let advertisers buy ads targeting ‘Jew haters’ The little tidbit on Zuck’s thirst for global […]

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We already knew that Americans weren’t the only ones to be rightly concerned about the Equifax hack, but the latest statement from the company’s UK branch is quite something.  SEE ALSO: This chatbot could help you sue Equifax Equifax Ltd has confirmed to Mashable that a file containing personal data of “fewer than 400,000 UK […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Being a coder is kind of like being a doctor (without the whole saving lives part). You can eventually specialize in one particular field, but you still need solid training in multiple disciplines to excel at your job. […]

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After 50 years of independent history, legendary music and pop culture mag Rolling Stone is now up for sale.  SEE ALSO: The Hound From ‘Game of Thrones’ Sings the Rolling Stones Gus Wenner, son of Rolling Stone founder Jan and president and chief operating officer of Wenner Media, said in a statement that the company […]

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There’s more to the $100,000 in ads that Facebook sold to a Russian propaganda company.  Special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller obtained a search warrant that forced Facebook to hand over the ads it sold to a company known for pro-Kremlin propaganda, as well as information about them. The Wall Street Journal first […]

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Blue Bottle’s fancy coffee shops have long been a favorite haunt of Silicon Valley’s movers and shakers. So at some point, a who’s who of prominent venture capitalists decided that since they were pouring money into everything else, they might as well fund their preferred baristas too. Never mind that they had little experience in […]

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Two of Equifax’s top executives are leaving the company a week after a massive data hack compromised the personal information of 143 million Americans. The credit reporting agency announced Friday evening that chief information officer David Webb and chief security officer Susan Mauldin would be “retiring” effective immediately. SEE ALSO: This chatbot could help you […]

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