Facebook brings 'inauthentic behavior' crackdown to Indian, Pakistani pages

From CNET: Facebook has removed hundreds of pages in India and Pakistan.

The people behind the pages tried to hide their identities as they engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behavior," Facebook's term for misinformation campaigns designed to deepen political divisions, the comany's cybersecurity policy boss Nathaniel Gleicher wrote in a blog post.

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Creative Stage Review (Page 1 of 4)

When I was at the University of Calgary, the Taylor Family Digital Library, or TFDL, had just opened its doors. As a new building, TFDL was built like you would expect a modern building to be like. The outer walls are composed of glass panes and metal frames. Inside, the main floor show off the high ceilings and open feel. There are also quite a few meeting rooms made up of glass walls that look like fish bowls. When the library first opened, the university did not really account for the need for meeting spaces, so my friends and I often camped out some of the aforementioned rooms, holding them and taking shifts as we would go in and out of classes. Whenever I was in one of these meeting rooms, I would blast music because the rooms were wired up with speakers. Meanwhile, I would occupy that room and try to get my first year engineering homework finished. Even though the speakers in those rooms were a bit lacking in quality, they were convenient and filled the room with what we wanted to hear while drowning out our academic sorrows. Now that I am in my own place, I had been looking for a new set of speakers for my computer. Today, Creative has possibly filled a want by sending us a soundbar and subwoofer combination in the Creative Stage. Soundbars are generally seen as a convenient option since it is only one physical object to place on your desk. However, is this set something you should put on your desk and is it capable of filling your room with your favorite tunes? I guess you can read on to find out!

Crucial BX500 960GB Review (Page 1 of 11)

I was recently looking through some household spending items to cut costs when I noticed one item I was certainly not getting my money's worth: The landline. Although there are still some uses to it despite its under-utilization, that was not the only problem. The problem was I was paying $26 per month for a service we barely use. As a diligent consumer, I transferred the number over to a VoIP-based service and canceled the $26 plan. Since everything in my house was hardwired to a networking panel in the basement, I simply switched the phone line to the new VoIP modem and all the phones in the house continues to function as if nothing has changed. The difference, of course, was the price. I am now paying $5 a month for the same thing. It is quite intriguing how things have changed in the last couple of decades. Twenty years ago, we used to connect to the internet through a phone line. Nowadays, we get a phone line through the internet. If there is another thing that changed significantly, it would be the way we store and manage data. Ten years ago, we would use a small SSD as a boot drive and put everything else on a traditional HDD. Nowadays, with affordable SSDs in the 1TB range, why buy a mechanical hard drive at all? TV shows and movies can be streamed via Netflix and everything else can be stored on your NAS. One such affordable SSD is the Crucial BX500 960GB designed to replace your HDD. A few months ago, we reviewed the Crucial BX500 480GB. I was not particularly impressed by the 480GB version, but with a slightly updated controller and different flash memory ICs, will the BX500 960GB perform differently? Read on to find out!

At long last, Gmail’s swipe actions are coming to iOS

From The Verge: With its latest update, Gmail’s iOS app finally lets you customize what happens when you swipe your emails. Five different actions are supported, including archiving or deleting emails, marking them as read or unread, snoozing, archiving, or moving them to a different folder. You can also assign different actions to left or right swipes.

Prime Subscribers Get a Year of Nintendo Switch Online for Free

From PC Mag: There's a good chance of some overlap between those of you who subscribe to Amazon Prime and also happen to have a Nintendo Switch in your home. If that's the case, Amazon has a new perk for you in the form of a free subscription offer.

As Ars Technica reports, by subscribing to Prime you are also entitled to sign up for Twitch Prime for free, which gets you free games and a few exclusives. The latest of those exclusives is a 12 month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, which is Nintendo's premium online service for the Switch console.

Lyft to cruise onto Wall Street with stock market debut

From CNET: Slated to debut on Wall Street on Friday, Lyft has come a long way since its days of fist bumps and pink mustaches.

In a highly anticipated initial public offering, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company is expected to go public Friday morning with a preopen share price set at $72, according to Lyft.

Phanteks announces the new Universal Fan Controller

From Phanteks Press Release: Phanteks released today the new Universal Fan Controller, a simple solution to controlling all your fans with a single device. A new design for added functionality and expandability for all fans.

UK watchdog slams Huawei over ‘serious’ cybersecurity vulnerabilities

From The Verge: A UK government cybersecurity watchdog has once again raised serious concerns about Huawei’s security practices, the Financial Times reports. The report comes from the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) Oversight Board, an organisation set up by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre to evaluate the security risks posed by using Huawei’s equipment in critical national infrastructure.

FTC Bans 4 Companies for Making Billions of Robocalls

From PC Mag: I think there is a universal hatred of robocalls, which are never useful and therefore always waste your time. The FTC is attempting to do something about them and has just fined and banned four companies for making billions of illegal robocalls.


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