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February 26 2017

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Google Assistant begins rolling out to non-Google devices running Android Nougat and Marshmallow, starting in the US (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google Assistant begins rolling out to non-Google devices running Android Nougat and Marshmallow, starting in the US  —  Google continues its march to expand its place in the mobile ecosystem, anchored by the fact that its Android OS is by far the most ubiquitous smartphone platform in the world.

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Inside Facebook's Applied Machine Learning Group and how AI became an integral part of company's strategy for the future (Steven Levy/Backchannel)

Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Inside Facebook's Applied Machine Learning Group and how AI became an integral part of company's strategy for the future  —  When asked to head Facebook's Applied Machine Learning group—to supercharge the world's biggest social network with an AI makeover—Joaquin Quiñonero Candela hesitated.

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BlackBerry tries again
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Study finds Wikipedia bots often undo each other's edits, engage in years-long editing wars (George Dvorsky/Gizmodo)

George Dvorsky / Gizmodo:
Study finds Wikipedia bots often undo each other's edits, engage in years-long editing wars  —  Revision wars on Wikipedia amongst human editors is an all-too-common occurrence, but new research from the UK shows that similar online battles are being waged between the site's software robots.

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Watch LG unveils the G6 live right here
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YouTube has attracted little scrutiny for hosting and rewarding creators of fake news, conspiracy theories, and hate speech (Joseph Bernstein/BuzzFeed)

Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
YouTube has attracted little scrutiny for hosting and rewarding creators of fake news, conspiracy theories, and hate speech  —  David Seaman is the Pizzagate King of the Internet.  —  On Twitter, Seaman posts dozens of messages a day to his 66,000 followers, often about the secret cabal …

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EFF: Half of web traffic is now encrypted (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
EFF: Half of web traffic is now encrypted  —  Half of the web's traffic is now encrypted, according to a new report from the EFF released this week.  The rights organization noted the milestone was attributable to a number of efforts, including recent moves from major tech companies to implement HTTPS on their own properties.

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Misconfigured backup drive at New York's Stewart International Airport exposed highly sensitive data to the public internet for almost a year (Zack Whittaker/ZDNet)

Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Misconfigured backup drive at New York's Stewart International Airport exposed highly sensitive data to the public internet for almost a year  —  Exclusive: The files included gigabytes of emails, sensitive government files, and a password list, which researchers say could give hackers ‘full access’ to the airport's systems.

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Who is this random guy Fox News had on to talk about Swedish security?
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LG claims the battery on its X Power2 phone lasts the whole weekend
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Snap supporters find a scapegoat in Jeremy Liew
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America doesn't care anymore, detains beloved children's book author
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Perfect 6-for-6 sweep: 'Moonlight' walks through the Indie Spirits
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