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Brave’s AI blocks ads better than today’s browser plug-ins, company says

Brave Software Brave has developed AI technology called AdGraph that outperforms conventional ad-blocking technology, the browser startup said Friday. “We can train supervised machine learning models to automatically block ads and trackers,” researchers from Brave and four universities said in a research paper. “We found that AdGraph replicates the behavior of popular crowdsourced filter lists with an 97.7 percent accuracy. ...

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The FBI wants you to reboot your router NOW to help destroy a botnet

The Netgear Nighthawk R7000, which this author owns, is one of the many routers pegged as vulnerable to VPNFilter. Dong Ngo/CNET Remember when the world discovered that over half a million routers have been infected with sophisticated “VPNFilter” malware that could, among other things, cut off access to the internet or be used for Russian spying? Today, the FBI is ...

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Nokia teases a new, “charged up” phone for May 29

The Nokia 8 Sirroco. Dan Van Boom/CNET The Nokia 8 Sirocco didn’t knock it out of the park. But maybe a new phone might? Nokia phone maker HMD Global is teasing an announcement for May 29: All we have to go on is the hashtag “#ChargedUp,” which suggests we might possibly expect a phone with a battery or charging improvement of ...

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Maybe you shouldn’t buy a MacBook Pro right now

Sarah Tew/CNET I wouldn’t want you to feel buyer’s remorse, so here’s a word of advice: Maybe don’t buy a MacBook Pro right now.  Three reasons why: 1) We’re expecting Apple to upgrade its MacBook Pros at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which kicks off June 4. Less than two weeks from now. 2) The Apple Store just dropped ...

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GDPR: Google and Facebook face up to $9.3 billion in fines on first day of new privacy law

Facebook is among the first companies to be hit with a complaint under new EU privacy laws. NurPhoto/Getty Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have been hit with privacy complaints within hours of GDPR taking effect Friday — complaints that could carry fines of up to $9.3 billion in total. Privacy-advocacy group Noyb.eu said the four companies are forcing people to adopt a ...

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Perfect People Movers: 2018 Minivan Comparison Guide

Minivans are arguably the most ideal rides for growing families. They’re roomy enough to accommodate as many as eight passengers, with slide open rear-side doors that make fastening kids into their car seats easier, multiple cup holders and storage cubbies, and configurable seating for maximum passenger- and cargo-carrying flexibility. While styling and other details differ among competitors, as you can ...

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2020 Lincoln MKC Replacement Spied Before 2019 Refresh Available

Lincoln is diverting cold hard cash and the resources into its crossovers thanks to money freed up by abandoning sedans. That means we’re going to see a slew of new and refreshed products from the company that isn’t the Continental or MKZ. Spy photos appear to show Lincoln gearing up to replace the MKC – Lincoln’s Ford Escape equivalent – even before ...

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Dell, Lenovo, HP start Memorial Day sales on laptops, desktops

Lenovo has its 15-inch Yoga 720 starting at $900 with Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics.  Andrew Hoyle/CNET With Memorial Day weekend coming up fast, PC makers have kicked off their holiday sales with loads of deals on laptops, desktops and accessories. Best Buy is in on the sale action, too, with discounts on those brands and Apple laptops (you can jump ...

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Uber, Pittsburgh mayor clash over plan to restart self-driving car tests

When Uber said Wednesday that it planned to restart testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, the announcement caught the city’s mayor by surprise. In response, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto lashed out against the ride-sharing service’s communication—or lack thereof—with his city’s government in the wake of a fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving test vehicle in Arizona in March. Peduto said that ...

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