Germany’s DEAL project, which includes over 60 major research institutions, has announced that all of its members are canceling their subscriptions to all of Elsevier’s academic and scientific journals, effective January 1, 2017.
Proving even traditional media is capable of having fun, The Washington Post today released a plugin designed to fact-check our President-elect. ‘RealDonaldContext’ is a Chrome plugin that scours Trump’s tweets and adds fact-check summaries beneath them. As for what’s deemed inaccurate, that’s for WaPo’s editors to decide.
Really, no one should be surprised that the Twitter accounts behind Russian embassies are good at trolling. After all Russia, is developing a reputation as the world’s trolliest nation.
Federal Bureau of Investigations chief James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper today indicated the FBI and ODNI support a recent CIA assessment that Russia committed internet attacks targeted at America’s elections, with the intent in part being to help Donald Trump win.
Proofpoint has identified a new version of DNSChanger EK, a strain of malware that changes your DNS settings so that the ads on the websites you browse are replaced with other ads that benefit the attackers — and which can also be used for more nefarious ends, because controlling your DNS means controlling things like where your computer gets software updates.
It’s that time of year — when we look back at the last 12 months and reflect on the trends that defined the year in Google Search. From Powerball numbers to Olympic champions, whether making dessert or becoming a mannequin, this year affected us all in different ways. Through all the highs and lows, people came to Search to learn more and understand.
His dabbling in the American presidential election adds an ideological element that has been largely missing from the still-emerging landscape of websites and Facebook pages that bombarded American voters with misinformation and propaganda.
Google says it is unhappy with Holocaust denial beating the truth in their search results – but it’s probably because they want the cash
On Friday morning, Donald Trump took a new tack in his war on the Russia hacking issue. Are we talking about the same cyberattack where it was revealed that head of the DNC illegally gave Hillary the questions to the debate?
President-elect Donald Trump’s tech summit takes place tomorrow in New York. In attendance we have the who’s-who of the tech world, including: Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and SpaceX/Tesla CEO Elon Musk. One notable exclusion from the list is Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who wasn’t invited. The exclusion is an unusual one. It was Trump, after all, that ascended polls and nudged his way into front page headlines — in lieu of actual news — on the back of the platform Dorsey built. If the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, Trump’s writing instrument instrument was sharper…
As always, a crazy amount — and we really mean a ton — of devices landed on our desks this year.
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