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Former NSA director explains why the spy agency will end a controversial surveillance technique

    Former NSA director explains why the spy agency will end a controversial surveillance technique

Earlier today, the NSA announced its intentions to limit a surveillance technique that had a nasty side effect of sweeping up communications to and from Americans. In a rare unprompted press statement,

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Someone scraped 40,000 Tinder selfies to make a facial dataset for AI experiments

    Someone scraped 40,000 Tinder selfies to make a facial dataset for AI experiments

Tinder users have many motives for uploading their likeness to the dating app. But contributing a facial biometric to a downloadable dataset for training convolutional neural networks probably wasn’t top of their list

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Data management startup Rubrik confirms $180M round at a $1.3B valuation

    Data management startup Rubrik confirms $180M round at a $1.3B valuation

Rubrik, a startup that provides data backup and recovery services for enterprises across both cloud and on-premises environments, has closed a $180 million round of funding that values the company

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The Awair Glow is a nightlight that senses – and reacts to – bad air

    The Awair Glow is a nightlight that senses – and reacts to – bad air

There are plenty of air quality sensors out there but so far the Awair Glow is the only sensor I’ve found that can do something about nastiness in your environment.

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Cloudera finishes up 20% in stock market debut

    Cloudera finishes up 20% in stock market debut

Cloudera, the enterprise big data company, closed the day up over 20% at $18.09, after pricing its IPO at $15 per share.  This is also above the range of $12

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Tumblr just added a switch in the iOS Settings that lets you turn the porn back on

    Tumblr just added a switch in the iOS Settings that lets you turn the porn back on

Here’s an interesting change: Tumblr’s iOS application just received an update which now lets you turn on or off adult-oriented, NSFW search results just by toggling a switch in iOS’s Settings.

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Watch how Elon Musk’s Boring Company tunnels will move cars faster

  Watch how Elon Musk’s Boring Company tunnels will move cars faster

Just what does Elon Musk’s Boring Company want to accomplish? This might be our clearest picture yet – a video

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Facebook sidesteps Snapchat by launching Messenger Lite in 132 more countries

  Facebook sidesteps Snapchat by launching Messenger Lite in 132 more countries

Facebook is aggressively pursuing the international and developing world markets Snapchat hasn’t prioritized. Facebook Lite recently hit 200 million users,

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OverOps scores $30 million led by Lightspeed Ventures

  OverOps scores $30 million led by Lightspeed Ventures

OverOps, a startup that wants to help companies find software bugs more efficiently than by pouring over log files, announced a

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The Cinder is the Terminator’s panini maker

  The Cinder is the Terminator’s panini maker

Come with me if you want to sear. The Cinder, which we first looked at two years ago, is now

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Report: Apple Music revamp planned for iOS 11, service to include up to 10 original series

  Report: Apple Music revamp planned for iOS 11, service to include up to 10 original series

A new version of Apple Music will ship later this year that puts an increased emphasis on video content, and

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Apple’s self-driving test Lexus SUV photographed on Silicon Valley roads

  Apple’s self-driving test Lexus SUV photographed on Silicon Valley roads

Apple’s using a Lexus RX450h SUV for its autonomous vehicle testing program, as revealed by documents filed with the California

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Snapchat will no longer show a white border around old Memories

  Snapchat will no longer show a white border around old Memories

Snapchat will no longer show that annoying white border around old photos that you share from Memories. Previously, if you shared

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Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform

  Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform

An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics Inc., announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round

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