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Apple cleans up Safari after it suggested search results on debunked conspiracy theories like the Holocaust being faked – Business Insider Malaysia

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Apple has removed a bunch of suggested search results from Safari after its web browser pointed users to websites containing debunked conspiracy theories, such as the Holocaust being faked. BuzzFeed discovered that Safari was surfacing questionable results through its "Siri Suggested Websites," which autocompletes a search and recommends a website or a video for the user to click on. It is a problem that has plagued Google, which offers autocompleted search results that at times point users to inappropriate content from around the web. Search terms that delivered dodgy results included "the Holocaust didn’t happen," which suggested a Holocaust denier page on 666ismoney.com, and "QAnon is real," which suggested a YouTube video titled "The Calm Before the Storm – QAnon Is the Real Deal."

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Current by GE and Vodafone Develop Award-Winning Digital Productivity Solution

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Project was recently recognised for excellence in Property Productivity category at EG Tech Awards, highlighting possibilities for both energy efficiency and digital productivity in next-generation office buildings. Innovative visualisation software transforms raw data into actionable information designed to help Vodafone’s London office workers to speed up common tasks in the pilot area, like finding available conference rooms, break-out space, VC pods and desks. “This award is fantastic recognition of the way Vodafone is building on its world leading IoT position in new and exciting ways that has the potential to transform workplaces, ways of working, employee well-being and productivity. For the property industry professionals on the panel to be able to look beyond their own sector to us as digital disruptors rightly acknowledges our rapidly changing world, the opportunities interconnectivity and new technology present us with and truly validates the work we’ve been doing with Current by GE,” said Vodafone's Group Property Strategy Manager Richard Muraszko. “The commercial real estate industry understands the significant energy efficiency benefits gained through LED retrofits, but Vodafone is showing that energy is only the beginning of the intelligent environment value story,” said Julian Chatwin, European Director of Enterprise Software for Current by GE.

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CMC Markets PLC (LON250:CMCX) social chatter is higher than usual

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Today @LouisaClarence writes up about @CMCMarkets @IGSquawk & @Plus500 in the @TimesBusiness pages... @danielflynn92 yesterday also added his comments on the same trio in association with @TMSreach and thinks they may be ripe for a short position... 🤔 https://t.co/Ms2Bt7jPDe
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Bitcoin Falls Despite Google Lifting Partial Ban on Ads

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Bitcoin fell 0.4% to $6,403 at 11:48PM ET (03:48 GMT) on the Bitifinex exchange. XRP gained 5.15% to $0.49185 on the Poloniex exchange, while Litecoin also edged up 0.58% to $56.918 on the Bitifinex exchange. Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) lifted its partial ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising and is set to allow regulated crypto exchanges to purchase ads in the U.S. and Japan starting in October. At the time of the original ban, Google’s Director of Products Scott Spencer told CNBC: “We don’t have a crystal ball to know where the future is going to go with cryptocurrencies, but we’ve seen enough consumer harm or potential for consumer harm that it’s an area that we want to approach with extreme caution.”.

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Gene Munster: Apple Converts Paying Music Customers Far Better Than Spotify Does

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Apple was able to recently become the top dog in the U.S., wrestling the title away from its Swedish rival. While Apple CEO Tim Cook has tried to reframe the narrative around the overall market growing, investors are still keenly interested in how the two companies are faring against each other. iOS users tend to have more disposable income than Android users, and Apple is able to better integrate Apple Music throughout the platform, which not only makes for a "seamlessly integrated music experience," but also allows Apple ample opportunities to nudge users to sign up. Munster estimates that Apple now has 21 million Apple Music subscribers in the U.S., compared to Spotify's estimated 20 million. Globally, Spotify is still in the lead by a significant margin, with 62% market share towering over Apple's 34% share. But if you look at those market shares directionally, Apple is steadily chipping away: Spotify has lost about 3 percentage points over the past year, while Apple has added 4 percentage points.

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What to Expect When Google's Pichai Meets With Lawmakers

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What to Expect When Google's Pichai Meets With Lawmakers. Bloomberg VideoSeptember 25, 2018, 10:52 PM GMT. Sep.25 -- Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said he will meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week as his company and other internet giants face increasing scrutiny from conservatives who allege that their views are being censored online. Bloomberg's Ben Brody and Tom Giles have more on "Bloomberg Technology." What to read next.

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Instagram Co-Founders Unfriend Facebook

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The founders of Instagram are leaving Facebook Inc. after growing tensions with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of the photo-sharing app, people familiar with the matter said. ...

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Facebook and Sphero team up to offer coding robots to schools

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Facebook and Sphero team up to offer coding robots to schools. Facebook has announced a new initiative that aims to teach coding skills to more school kids. Targeting primarily underrepresented student groups — such as Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and female demographics — CodeFWD will allow teachers to apply for a free set of 15 Sphero Bolt robots upon completion of a series of curricula. After all three steps are finished, educators are eligible to apply for a free Sphero Bolt Power Pack that contains 15 robots and a charging station.

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Google might get rid of the controversial automatic login feature in the Chrome browser - Business Insider Nordic

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After just over a decade on the market, Google made a controversial change to Chrome: If you signed into YouTube, Gmail, or any other Google-owned site, it would log you in on the Chrome browser itself with the same account. Security analysts, including Matthew Green, said the automatic login resulted in less security for Chrome users — when you're logged into Chrome, it keeps track of your browsing history and other information. In an Twitter post, Tabriz, who calls herself the "browser boss," said: "We’ve heard — and appreciate — your feedback from the last few days, and we’ll be making some product changes." The way it works is that anytime someone logs into one of Google's properties, such as YouTube or Gmail, they will automatically get signed into Chrome. For years, Google has given users of Chrome, the world's most popular browser, the option of surfing the web without logging in. What's important about that is that users had to login first and then consent to the sync feature before their private browser history was shared with Google. Because Google was logging in people involuntarily, and because of changes to the sync-consent page, it had become much easier for users to accidentally agree to share their browser histories, Green said.

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