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Wechat’s Censorship Game; FireEye: Russia Weaponized Social Media

Posted December 1st, 2016 at 12:29 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Report: China’s WeChat Censors Users Abroad A new report from Toronto’s Citizen Lab says China’s top messaging app WeChat censors or blocks key words and sensitive terms in messages sent from overseas to mainland China. The block affects group chats of three or more users and messages containing terms not sanctioned by […]

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Foxconn Nabs Nokia Dumbphone Brand; LinkedIn Data Posted for Sale

Posted May 18th, 2016 at 11:48 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Why a Taiwanese Company Is Paying $350 Million to Build Nokia Dumbphones Microsoft announced Wednesday it is selling its featurephone Nokia brand to Foxconn, a Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer best known as the manufacturer of iPhones. Old fashioned featurephones, also known as dumbphones, are still very popular around the world and show no […]

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3-D Printing Recreates Rembrandt; The Woman Behind Microsoft’s Tay

Posted April 6th, 2016 at 11:28 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Computer, 3-D Printer Create Perfect Rembrandt Painting ‘The Next Rembrandt’ – a collaboration between historians, software developers, scientists, engineers and analysts – has recreated the work of Dutch painter Rembrandt using a computer and a 3-D printer. The team spent months studying the master’s works in order to create an algorithm that […]

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Nokia Silent in Salo; Social Media News; Cybersecurity; iOS Scam

Posted July 16th, 2015 at 4:01 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Microsoft Shuts Down Nokia Phone Unit in Finnish Town of Salo Salo, a town of 54,000 in southern Finland that hosted one of Nokia’s first factories in the 1970s, has been hit hard by the decline of the country’s electronics industry. Now, Microsoft’s decision to shut down Nokia’s former product development unit […]

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Tech Sightings, November 12, 2014

Posted November 12th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Your Control of Your Personal Info is All but Dead, Pew Respondents Fear A new survey reveals more than 90 percent of Americans feel they’ve lost control over how their personal information is collected and used by companies, particularly for advertising purposes. The majority of respondents expressed concern about whether the government is listening in […]

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Tech Sightings, April 29, 2014

Posted April 29th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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New Restrictions From China Cause Bitcoin’s Price to Drop Again The People’s Bank of China reportedly warned financial institutions to restrict access to bitcoin exchanges. Following the news, yesterday’s international bitcoin price dropped by around $40 in a few hours. Future Agricultures, University of Sussex Launch Online African Farmer Game African Farmer is a free, open […]

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Tech Sightings, April 17, 2014

Posted April 17th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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‘Titanic’ Director Cameron’s Mini Robot Probes May Aid Malaysian Jet Quest Film director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron says robot probes used on the wreck of the Titanic could investigate debris from the missing Malaysian jet once it’s located. The miniaturized probes could help explore larger structures of the plane, if found. Singapore Broker Urges […]

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Tech Sightings, December 12, 2013

Posted December 12th, 2013 at 4:20 pm (UTC-4)
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The Verge 50 – The 50 People who Changed Our Lives This Year 2013 has been a year of revelations, disclosures, heartbreaking losses, and thrilling wins. A year of changes. But most of all, it’s been a year when it was never more clear that just a single person could change the way we all […]

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