In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But a whistleblower’s complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently provided the two extremist groups with a networking and recruitment tool by producing dozens of pages in their names. READ MORE: What it means when an extremist group is added to Canada’s list of terrorist organizations The social networking company appears to have made little progress on the issue in the four months since The Associated Press detailed how pages that Facebook auto-generates for businesses are aiding Middle East extremists and white supremacists in the United States.On Wednesday, U.S. senators on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will be questioning representatives … [Read more...] about Facebook auto-generated dozens of pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida: whistleblower
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Would you like your oven to send you a text? Your extractor fan to have a life of its own? Your fridge to become something like a robot, able to talk and catalogue what it contains, sending that information to you while you’re on your way home? That, at least, is the vision the companies who made your kitchen are pursuing. The smart home – long the preserve of early adopters who want to control their lightbulbs – is gradually growing up. And as it does, it’s finding its way into the kitchen. At this year’s CES, the world’s biggest gadget show, companies like LG and Samsung showed off their fridges, ovens, washing machines and dishwashers just like normal. But there was something entirely abnormal about the most expensive of them: they each integrated their own little computers and internet connections, allowing them to hook themselves up to each other and to the world outside. Gadgets and tech news in pictures + show all Gadgets and tech … [Read more...] about Why big tech companies want to disrupt your kitchen and make your oven talk to you
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FYI Vehicle: 2018 Lexus NX 300h Price as tested: $46,510 (starts a $38,335) Best feature: Excellent fuel mileage; safety features, impressive ride quality for a hybrid Rating: 4 out of five starsWho will want this vehicle?: Those seeking a unique looking and green luxury ride Small SUVs are all the rage. And being green is also on the minds of many carbuyers. If you’re in the luxury realm, and both these things are on your wish list, your choices are pretty limited, but Lexus has one impressive offering with its 2018 Lexus NX 300h hybrid. I recently spent some time in one and here is a full report on what it offers and who might be interested in picking one up. LOOKSWith Lexus’ signature exterior design style that gets bolder and bolder each year, particularly up front on the grille, the NX will be a head-turner. Not everyone will love its boldness, but many will. Advertisement 17-inch aluminum wheels with all-season tires are standard on the NX, but you can … [Read more...] about Auto review: 2018 Lexus NX 300h loads up on tech, safety, luxury
As SUVs continue to top the list of most carbuyers’ wish lists, and more and more automakers expand their offerings, it’s a constant struggle to keep up. One of GMC’s top offerings is its three-row mid-size offering, the GMC Acadia, which battles such category heavyweights as the Ford Explorer, Chevy Traverse, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and newcomer Volkswagen Atlas. After some time driving a 2018 Acadia, I’m back with a full report on how it holds up in the category. LOOKSVersatility and space is key with any SUV. And the good news is that the 2018 Acadia offers a healthy amount of storage room with the second and third rows down. It’s also very easy to lower the seats, and even with the seats up there is easy access to the Acadia’s third row. Be aware though, the back seat is pretty tight and I would recommend for kids only whenever possible. The leather-appointed seating in the Denali model I tested was quite comfortable. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Auto review: 2018 GMC Acadia Denali offers high-class design, versatility, strong tech
Although music streaming has been an integral part of daily life for what seems like ages, both the music industry and tech companies have consistently and frustratingly been behind the curve. So in many ways, 2018 felt like the first year that both sectors embraced innovation in the world of music streaming in ways that will meaningfully affect its future. There were substantial developments on the consumer side, but this year was more impactful for artists, many of whom rely on streaming platforms as their bread and butter. Some shifts can be attributed to the platforms themselves, as services like SoundCloud and Spotify waded into new territories like self-monetization. But the biggest change came from advocacy within the music industry, which resulted in the Music Modernization Act — landmark legislation designed to help artists get paid more from streaming services by streamlining the payment process. Streaming music consumption continues to increase every year. During the … [Read more...] about The Verge 2018 tech report card: Streaming music