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Facebook announced a new $200 gadget that would put a camera and microphone in your home – and plenty of people aren't ready to trust it

Rob Price/Business Insider Facebook launched its video-chat and smart speaker device, Portal, on Monday and reactions have been largely skeptical.  Portal comes standard with a built-in microphone and camera, and many people are wondering why they should trust Facebook amid a year filled with data breaches and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.   Facebook launched its hardware device, Portal, on Monday […]

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This is the one internet law Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales would radically rewrite

GettyWikipedia founder campaigned against the EU proposals. Business Insider Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said there is one law relating to the internet that he would completely rewrite. Speaking to Business Insider after being named in the UK Tech 100 ranking of the most influential people in British tech, Wales said he would rip up […]

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New FEMA Alert System Would Have Trump Message You Directly

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is testing a new “presidential alert” system nationwide for the first time next week that will make it possible for Donald Trump to directly message nearly everyone in the nation who has a cell phone. Officials insisted that the system cannot be used for political purposes. FEMA also assured people […]

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Apple says that Trump's looming tariffs on China would increase prices on Apple Watch and AirPods

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesApple CEO Tim Cook. Apple said that tariffs on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods proposed by the Trump administration could result in higher prices for its products in a letter to the government published on Friday.  In it, Apple says the proposed tariffs would “cover a wide range of Apple products” as […]