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Facebook Messenger audio recordings transcribed for human review

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Facebook is the latest tech giant to attract criticism, after a Bloomberg investigation revealed that the company had paid contractors to listen to and transcribe audio clips sent via Messenger.  Facebook’s Messenger app – the second most-popular messaging app after Facebook-owned WhatsApp – allows users to exchange written messages, images and other media, including voice recordings and transcriptions of voice recordings. The latter ‘Voice to Text’ feature was introduced in 2015.

Create home automations with the Home app. Automatically turn off all the lights when you leave, turn them on when motion is detected, or run a scene when you unlock your front door.

For $15 to $40, you can easily take your phone to a foreign country and enjoy access to apps, maps and the web. But it takes a lot of steps, hence this travel guide. Don’t even think about leaving your smartphone at home this summer if you are traveling

Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Right Out of the Box. Android smartphones from Asus, LG, Essential, and ZTE are the focus of a new analysis about firmware bugs introduced by manufacturers and carriers. Security meltdowns on your smartphone are often self-inflicted: You clicked the wrong link, or installed the wrong app. But for millions of Android devices, the vulnerabilities have been baked in ahead of time, deep in the firmware, just waiting to be exploited. Who put them there? Some combination

Google kept quiet for more than six months about its discovery of a bug that put at risk the personal data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, the company said Monday, a delay that could spark a new round of regulatory and political scrutiny.

Apple has disabled the Walkie Talkie app from its Apple Watch products after a vulnerability was discovered enabling bad actors to eavesdrop on iPhone conversations. Apple has temporarily disabled the Walkie-Talkie feature from the Apple Watch

A widespread power outage Saturday evening left much of Manhattan, including the Upper West Side and Rockefeller Center, without electricity, authorities say. The partial blackout was caused by a transformer fire, according to New York fire officials.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the New York Police Department has confirmed there was no foul play, "this was a mechanical issue."  By late Saturday night, officials said power was being restored to thousands of customers. "Power has been restored

The shipping industry has been around for hundreds of years and has revolutionized the way in which we live. Thanks to the shipping industry, foods and products are no longer exclusive to only one part of the world.

As if further indication was needed of Britain's slide into a surveillance state, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has backed highly flawed police trials of facial recognition cameras. Speaking at the launch of tools to be used to combat online child abuse

Amazing Hi Resolution Images From Space

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If you love pictures from Space, These 50 Hi Res Images and descriptions will keep you fixed for ages.  Space can be a wondrous place, and we've got the pictures to prove it! Take a look at our favorite pictures from space here, and if you're wondering what happened today in space history don't miss our awesome On This Day in Space video show here!

We may now know why the moon has so much less bling than Earth. Gold, platinum and other metals known as highly siderophile ("iron-loving") elements are far more abundant in Earth's crust than in that of its natural satellite.

Like any travelers, the 12 astronauts who have walked on the moon were careful to bring back souvenirs from their journeys. In their case it was moon rocks, and lots of them. All told, the six Apollo missions collected 2,196 samples

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