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Google tool lets users personalize the ads they see

A new tool introduced by Google lets users personalize across devices what ads they see on the company's and third-party sites, which may also be a bounty for advertisers who could get some more accurate targeting.

Written by John Ribeiro29 June 16 15:34

FBI expansion of surveillance powers meets obstacle

A move in the US Senate to provide enhanced surveillance powers to the FBI through the use of National Security Letters met a hurdle Monday after Senator Ron Wyden placed a hold on the 2017 Intelligence Authorization bill over the controversial provisions.

Written by John Ribeiro28 June 16 16:17

Intel mulls selling its security business

Intel is considering selling its security business as the company tries to focus on delivering chips for cloud computing and connected devices, according to a news report.

Written by John Ribeiro27 June 16 12:51

Qualcomm seeks Chinese court’s help against defiant phone maker

Qualcomm is seeking the help of a Chinese court to get a local smartphone maker, Meizu, to agree to licensing terms for 3G and 4G and other patents that the company broadly agreed to with the Chinese government last year.

Written by John Ribeiro24 June 16 16:12

Intel, SAP, other tech companies pledge to get more inclusive in hiring

Intel, SAP, Lyft, Spotify and VMware are among over 30 Silicon Valley companies that on Wednesday signed a pledge that they would take action to make their technology workforce "fully representative of the American people, as soon as possible."

Written by John Ribeiro23 June 16 16:39

Microsoft invokes Supreme Court opinion in Ireland email case

Microsoft believes its refusal to turn over email held in Ireland to the U.S. government got a boost from an opinion of the Supreme Court on Monday, which upheld that U.S. laws cannot apply extraterritorially unless Congress has explicitly provided for it.

Written by John Ribeiro22 June 16 16:33

Chinese hacking slows down after public scrutiny and US pressure

U.S. warnings and public scrutiny of hacks by groups believed to be China-based may have led to an overall decrease in intrusions by these groups against targets in the U.S. and 25 other countries, a security firm said.

Written by John Ribeiro21 June 16 16:38

Apple may finally get clearance for stores in India

Apple may finally get clearance to set up its stores in India, following the Indian government’s decision Monday to liberalize rules requiring local sourcing of part of the products sold in foreign-owned stores.

Written by John Ribeiro21 June 16 00:16

FAA expected to announce rules for commercial drones this week

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce this week rules for the commercial use of drones, but the new regulations will limit their flights to daytime and to within the line of sight of operators.

Written by John Ribeiro20 June 16 16:19

Facebook, Google, Twitter sued by father of Paris terror victim

The use of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube by terrorist groups for propaganda, recruitment, fundraising and other activities has come into sharp focus recently. It seemed inevitable that these companies would at some point be blamed for the misuse of these forums and become targets of lawsuits from families of victims.

Written by John Ribeiro16 June 16 16:16

Samsung to acquire US cloud services firm Joyent

Samsung Electronics is acquiring U.S. cloud services company Joyent as it builds its services business around mobile phones and the Internet of Things.

Written by John Ribeiro16 June 16 14:45

Safari 10 to turn off Flash by default

Apple is driving another nail in the coffin of Adobe Flash by no longer telling websites that offer both Flash and HTML5 that the plug-in is installed on users' Macs.

Written by John Ribeiro15 June 16 16:51

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