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Facebook’s terrible 2018

2017 wasn't great for Facebook. The company spent most of the year explaining how it exposed 126 million Americans to thousands of Russian-linked pages, which were part of the Kremlin's efforts to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election. As a res...

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Engadget giveaway: Win a security package courtesy of Bitdefender!

Deliveries left out on your doorstep, nocturnal pet activities and network-connected devices open wide to the world for possible hacking or botnet conscription are just some of the reasons Bitdefender has provided this week's giveaway package. The co...

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AT&T flips the switch on mobile 5G in 12 cities this week

After nearly a year of talking about it, AT&T is finally ready to launch the US' first mobile 5G network -- and with just days to go before its self-imposed end-of-2018 deadline. Service officially starts on December 21st, when a handful of custo...

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Charter agrees to $174 million settlement for poor service in New York

The New York attorney general's office has reached a settlement with Charter Communications for providing its customers with insufficient internet services. Under the settlement, Charter and Spectrum Management Holding Company will be required to pay...

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The drop

When Nike launched its Air Jordan XI "Concord," in 2011, there were incidents of violence reported at several shopping malls in the US. Back then, most shoe stores sold pairs on a first-come, first-served basis, which led to physical fights between...

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'Farout' is the farthest Solar System object known to date

The reach of the Solar System extends well beyond the full-size planets, and that's becoming clearer than ever with a new discovery. Astronomers have detected 2018 VG18 "Farout," which is the most distant Solar System object known to date at 120AU fr...

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G Suite pincode verification gives non-Google users access to files

While a company can require its employees to create Google accounts for collaborative work, it can't always force clients to do the same thing. Especially if those clients still swear by Google's competitors, like Microsoft. Now, Mountain View is mak...

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