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Google Chrome has a cheeky hidden message for people who watch too much PORN – Express.co.uk

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Google Chrome is a treasure trove of hidden messages, subtle nods and winks. The world’s most popular web browser has a number of hidden features – including an incredibly addictive video game. Google has also included a tongue-in-cheek message to people who use Incognito Mode, which allows users to browse the web without the Google Chrome saving your web history or form data. If you reach 100 tabs on the…

Maine internet providers blast Senate vote to strip customers’ privacy protection – Press Herald

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The heads of two Maine-based internet service providers blasted an ongoing congressional effort to repeal privacy protections for their customers Friday, saying it is wrongheaded and an invasion of privacy. Sen. Susan Collins joined her Republican colleagues Thursday in voting to overturn landmark privacy protections for broadband internet customers, making it easier for internet service providers to collect, sell and share detailed information about individuals’ web browsing, app usage, personal…

Microsoft is forcing upgrades now for older versions – Komando

Saturday, March 25, 2017

If you’re a Windows user, you know Microsoft hasn’t been shy about pressuring you to switch to its Windows 10 operating system. When Windows 10 first rolled out for free almost in 2015, Microsoft plastered your computer screen with warnings and alerts to make the switch, sometimes with comical results. The good news is that many people who’ve downloaded Windows 10 to about 400 million devices like it. It’s faster,…

Charter promises Trump a broadband push, but no extra Internet connections – Ars Technica

Saturday, March 25, 2017

reader comments 48 Charter CEO Tom Rutledge met with President Donald Trump today, and he made a splashy promise to “invest $25 billion in broadband infrastructure and technology in the next four years.” But Charter, the second biggest US cable company after Comcast, was already planning broadband expansions during the Obama administration. When Charter purchased Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks 10 months ago, it agreed to a merger condition requiring…

AT&T continues to expand its fiber internet service – The Verge

Saturday, March 25, 2017

AT&T announced yesterday that it’s expanding its gigabit fiber internet service in existing markets and bringing new cities onboard. The expansion, which is centered on the 17 existing metro areas AT&T currently operates its fiber service in, means the company will be serving up speeds as fast as 1,000 Mbps (but likely lower than that in realistic usage scenarios) to more than 4 million homes. You can find a full…

Designer recounts horrible experience with Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro – BGR

Saturday, March 25, 2017

When Apple released its revamped MacBook Pro lineup last year, it wasn’t exactly greeted warmly by developers and creative professionals. Amid a flurry of complaints, many in the Mac community were specifically underwhelmed by the MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar, and more broadly, by a machine that they were quick to categorize as under-powered and overpriced. Additionally, many lamented a 16GB limit on RAM and the removal of the beloved MagSafe connector. While…

GOP health-care bill: House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation’s health-care law – Washington Post

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Republican leaders abruptly pulled their overhaul of the nation’s health-care system from the House floor on Friday, a dramatic defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan that leaves a major campaign promise unfulfilled and casts doubt on the Republican Party’s ability to govern. The decision leaves President Barack Obama’s chief domestic achievement in place and raises questions about the GOP’s ability to advance other high-stakes priorities, including…

Lawmakers call on FBI to help with missing minority girls in Washington, DC – KABC-TV

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Black members of Congress are calling for the Justice Department to help police investigate a large number of missing children in Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia logged 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of them black or Latino, in the first three months of this year, according to the Metropolitan Police Department, the city’s police force. Twenty-two were unsolved as of March 22, police said. The letter, dated Tuesday…

Trump’s ex-national security adviser ‘discussed Gulen removal’ – BBC News

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Flynn denies discussing anything illegal President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, discussed removing from the US a Muslim cleric wanted by Turkey, according to ex-CIA director James Woolsey. Turkey accuses the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, of orchestrating last July’s failed coup. In a video interview, Mr Woolsey told the Wall Street Journal he was present at a discussion about removal methods beyond the…

London attack: Two men continue to be questioned as seven released – BBC News

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Media captionKhalid Masood, from school boy to killer Seven of the 11 people arrested since the Westminster attack have been released with no further action, police have said. The Metropolitan Police said two men remain in custody, while two women have been released on bail until late March. Police are trying to establish whether attacker Khalid Masood acted alone. They are also investigating whether he used the encrypted messaging service…

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier convicted of child endangerment – Washington Post

Saturday, March 25, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A jury found former Pennsylvania State University president Graham Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment Friday, ending a case that dragged on for more than four years over whether Spanier and two other university executives covered up previous allegations made against former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky. The jury, which began deliberations early Thursday afternoon, acquitted Spanier of…

‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead – Washington Post

Saturday, March 25, 2017

President Trump called me on my cellphone Friday afternoon at 3:31 p.m. At first I thought it was a reader with a complaint since it was a blocked number. Instead, it was the president calling from the Oval Office. His voice was even, his tone muted. He did not bury the lead. “Hello, Bob,” Trump began. “So, we just pulled it.” Trump was speaking, of course, of the Republican plan…

Are DC’s girls really going missing? – BBC News

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Image copyright DC Police Department Image caption A recent missing person tweet from Metro Police Department’s twitter account The Washington, DC Metro Police Department’s Twitter feed suggests an epidemic of missing children. But are young girls really disappearing from the streets of DC at a high rate? Metro Police Department (MPD) has always shared some missing persons on social media, but early this year the new police commander decided to…

Graham Spanier found guilty of 1 count of child endangerment – ESPN

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of one count of child endangerment over his handling of a child sex abuse complaint against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Jurors in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, found Spanier not guilty of conspiracy and a second count of child endangerment. According to multiple reports, first-time offenders such as Spanier face anywhere from probation to…

This Is What We Know About Adrian Elms, The Man Who Carried Out The Westminster Attack – BuzzFeed News

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Another neighbour, who gave her name as Sam, said: “He moved out in December and I never really spoke to him. I didn’t know his name before. “He had a little boy who was 5 years old. There was a woman – I didn’t know if it was his wife or daughter. We’d just say hello in the street.” It was in Birmingham that Masood hired the Hyundai Tucson from…

Comet Pizza gunman pleads guilty to federal and local charges – Washington Post

Saturday, March 25, 2017

A North Carolina man who commandeered a Washington pizza restaurant with an assault-style rifle in December pleaded guilty Friday to weapons and assault charges in a deal with U.S. prosecutors. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, admitted traveling to the District anticipating a violent confrontation over his personal investigation of a viral Internet rumor known as “Pizzagate,” an unfounded conspiracy theory that linked Hillary Clinton to an alleged child-sex-trafficking ring. The false…

Will the air travel laptop ban stop terrorists? – The Guardian

Saturday, March 25, 2017

If you travel by air from certain countries – which happen to be Muslim-majority – to the US or UK, you will no longer be allowed to take your laptop or tablet in your hand baggage. You will probably have lots of questions, such as: why has the US banned them from flights operated by airlines based in those countries, but not on US carriers? And why has the UK…

The Wirecutter’s best deals: Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro drops to $2070 – Engadget

Friday, March 24, 2017

Eufy RoboVac 11 robot vacuum Street price: $220; MSRP: $500; Deal price: $187 This is a new low on our new top pick for best robot vacuum. While this robot vacuum hasn’t been on the market long, this is the best price we’ve seen, a good bit below the $220 street price. Since we don’t have a lot of data on the RoboVac, it’s hard to say how long this…

THE MEMO: Recriminations fly with Trump’s health vote in peril – The Hill

Friday, March 24, 2017

Recriminations have begun flying among Republicans even before the House votes Friday on a plan that aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. President Trump and House Republican leadership are adamant that the bill must pass. But that outcome was in deep doubt on Friday morning, as lawmakers on both flanks of the GOP expressed skepticism.  Trump will be seriously damaged if the legislation goes down to defeat. The moment of political…