Tech News Today

Nov 14th 2016

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FBI gets Twitter's firehouse
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Members of Facebook’s engineering staff disagree with CEO Mark Zuckerberg's stance that false news on the network did not have an impact on last week's election. They are reportedly forming an unofficial task force within the company, meeting in secret to formalize a list of recommendations to offer up to senior management to improve the situation. The FBI has contracted with data analytics firm Dataminr to get full access to Twitter's firehose. Google is releasing an update to Google Play Music that brings an entirely new look, along with location tracking, to offer up different playlists based on user location, time of day, and previous listening patterns. The new app will also automatically cache music that's listened to for offline listening. The adult dating websites AdultFriendFinder,, and Penthouse have been hacked, revealing personal details from the accounts of more than 400 million users. That's the largest known breach of personal data this year. According to, the stash of data includes 15 million email addresses connected to deleted accounts. Finally, the Matrix PowerWatch is a fitness tracking smartwatch that's currently up for pre-order on Indiegogo and reportedly uses body heat to charge the battery while the user wears it.

  • Rene Ritchie from MacBreak Weekly tells us who needs the new MacBook Pros, and who does not.
  • Sam Abuelsamid from Navigant Research talks about Samsung's purchase of Harman.

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