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New Chrome Extension Aims to Make the Web Less Toxic

2019-03-14 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Jigsaw has released Tune, an experimental Chrome extension that lets users hide the types of comments they consider toxic. It is available for Mac, Windows, Linux and the Chrome OS. Tune builds on the same machine learning models that power Jigsaw's Perspective API to rate the toxicity of comments. Tune users can adjust the volume of comments from zero to anything goes.

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Mozilla Offers Free Secure File-Sharing Service

2019-03-13 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Mozilla has announced Firefox Send, a free encrypted file-sharing service that works in a any browser. To share a file, you simply visit the Send site and drag your file to a box on the Web page. Unregistered users may upload up to 1 gigabyte in files, while registered users have a 2.5 GB allowance. After uploading your files, you choose an expiration time for the link used to share them.

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US Government Forging Ahead With Airport Facial Recognition Plans

2019-03-12 19:40:27| TechNewsWorld

Plans to bring facial recognition to major U.S. airports by 2021 are on a fast flight path, despite concerns about the new technology's readiness. President Trump in 2017 issued an executive order expediting the deployment of biometric verification of the identities of all travelers crossing U.S. borders. It stipulates that facial recognition identification be used in the top 20 U.S. airports.

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The Strange Tech Wars of 2019

2019-03-11 18:47:36| TechNewsWorld

The tech market is defined by its battles: Microsoft vs. IBM; Apple vs. Microsoft; Netscape vs. Microsoft; Google vs. Microsoft. If Microsoft were a person, it likely would have PTSD. Then there was Apple vs. Google, and now the big one is Apple vs. Qualcomm. The screwy thing for me is that Huawei represents a far greater threat to both companies than they represent to each other.

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Parrot Home: Enjoy the Privacy Extras

2019-03-08 19:27:39| TechNewsWorld

Parrot offers several options for running a Linux OS that pays much closer attention to security. If you already are handy with digital forensic tasks and want a state-of-the-art system to handle pentesting and privacy issues, check out Parrot Security, which offers a complete all-in-one environment for pentesting, privacy, digital forensics, reverse-engineering and software development.

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