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Kosovo Deports Serbian Official for Illegal Entry Kosovo Deports Serbian Official for Illegal Entry
- March 27, 2018

Serbia's president, Aleksandar Vucic , has said that Marko Djuric , government's chief negotiator in EU-mediated talks on Kosovo, was beaten when arrested and will be examined in a Serbian hospital. But shortly afterward, Đurić was taken to a border crossing and freed to cross back into Serbia. "Need calm & preserve dialogue", Mogherini tweeted. (more...)
Mozilla's new Firefox extension keeps Facebook locked in its own sandbox Mozilla's new Firefox extension keeps Facebook locked in its own sandbox
- March 27, 2018

When you install Facebook Container , the extension will start by deleting the cookie that keeps you logged into Facebook. The extension will prevent Facebook from tracking people via social widgets or other methods that rely on cookies. (more...)
Taking a Fresh Look at Facebook, Inc. (FB)
- March 27, 2018

Bremer Tru Natl Association owns 9,731 shares. (NASDAQ:FB). 1832 Asset LP holds 139,166 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Susquehanna Int Gp Llp holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc . Facebook ( NASDAQ:FB ) opened at $160.06 on Friday. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500. Facebook, Inc. (FB ) now trades with a market capitalization of $481.02 Billion. (more...)
Square Enix Announces New Development Studio Luminous Productions Square Enix Announces New Development Studio Luminous Productions
- March 27, 2018

Luminous Productions is the name of Square Enix's newly-established development studio. "The future of imagination begins here", reads Luminous Productions' message. Given his efficient handling of Final Fantasy XV , we're cautiously optimistic that this could be a turning point for Square Enix which has become somewhat infamous for its dubious handling of projects in recent times. (more...)
Alphabet's Waymo And Jaguar Partner To Build All-electric Self-driving Cars Alphabet's Waymo And Jaguar Partner To Build All-electric Self-driving Cars
- March 27, 2018

Like Waymo's previous vehicles, it seems to still be geared toward a ride-hailing service and not personal ownership considering the look of the vehicle - though the Krafcik said that they are still considering launching vehicles for personal use. (more...)
The Apple Store is down, you know what this means The Apple Store is down, you know what this means
- March 27, 2018

The event kicks off at 10 AM Central time. Be sure to stay tuned to Matridox as we'll have all the latest from Apple's education event right here on the site and on our Instagram page . It is rumored that, Apple is all set to launch cheaper iPad for students. Apple has been known to introduce iPhones during March events, but it typically does not introduce iPhones during its June WWDC keynotes. (more...)
Sea of Thieves Death Cost planned, then dropped Sea of Thieves Death Cost planned, then dropped
- March 27, 2018

This caused a considerable amount of uproar among the game's fan base, which has now led to the feature being cut from inclusion in the action-adventure game entirely. That would as per the description, have "the Captain of the Ferry of the Damned deduct a small gold fee when you die". For instance, Grand Theft Auto 5 bills players for their stay at a hospital once they've been killed and revived, which certainly makes sense in context. (more...)
Honda Insight Debuts In Production Form, Gets 151hp And 55mpg City Honda Insight Debuts In Production Form, Gets 151hp And 55mpg City
- March 27, 2018

As a premium compact sedan, Insight is positioned and priced between Civic and Accord in Honda's passenger auto lineup. The 2019 Insight is produced in Indiana, USA, with the 1.5 engine produced at Honda's OH plant. The primary changes in the design come up front and in the back. Higher trim models will also be available with LaneWatch. Some standard goodies include a 7-inch instrument cluster screen, six-speaker audio system, LED headlights, heated side mirrors, and a rear seat ... (more...)
Toyota Corolla Hatchback Arrives in North America at NYIAS Toyota Corolla Hatchback Arrives in North America at NYIAS
- March 27, 2018

Full details about Toyota's new hatch, except engine list and technical specifications, are included in the official press release attached below. The announcement is starting to define a trend for Toyota, which has famously avoided from adding CarPlay and Android Auto to its lineup while other large car manufactures like GM and Volkswagen have added the infotainment system practically to their entire lineup of new vehicles. (more...)
Facebook's Phone-Scraping Facebook's Phone-Scraping "Scandal" Just Shows How Little We Trust the Company
- March 27, 2018

New Hampshire's Attorney General is joining 37 other states in requesting more information from Facebook about how it handles its users' data. Recent media revelations indicated that the leak was exploited by the British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to attract voters with a view to the presidential campaign in 2016 of the current US president, Donald Trump. (more...)
Facebook Ads Apologize For Cambridge Analytica Scandal
- March 27, 2018

Cambridge Analytica says it initially believed the data had been obtained in line with data protection laws, and later deleted it at Facebook's request. "We're also investigating every single app that had access to large amounts of data before we fixed this". "I am sorry that in 2014, SCL Elections (an affiliate of Cambridge Analytica) licensed Facebook data and derivatives from a research company (GSR) that had not received consent from most respondents". (more...)
GMC Sierra AT4 signals the arrival of the off-road sub-brand GMC Sierra AT4 signals the arrival of the off-road sub-brand
- March 27, 2018

The Sierra AT4 is the first model from GMC's new AT4 sub-brand, which will eventually be offered in each of its models. The final touch are some red accents, like on the recovery hooks. It also has a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing for challenging terrain. If you plan on actually taking one of these brand-new rigs off road, it does come standard with Hill Descent Control, which should make tackling steep grades even easier. (more...)
Analytical Preview of Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Analytical Preview of Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE)
- March 27, 2018

It has outperformed by 5.93% the S&P500. Ben Gambill decreased its stake in Adobe Sys Inc ( ADBE ) by 18.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. "We downgrade our rating on Adobe Systems to market perform from market outperform after the stock has appreciated 21% year to date (vs. flat for Nasdaq), and after it rose 69% in 2017 (vs. (more...)
YouTube TV Dunks Presenting Sponsorship of NBA Finals YouTube TV Dunks Presenting Sponsorship of NBA Finals
- March 27, 2018

On the heads of its MLB World Series sponsorship , YouTube TV said it will be the presenting sponsor of the NBA Finals on ABC. This year the league is looking to expand its sports promotion by teaming up with Google to make YouTube TV its very first presenting sponsor for the NBA Finals . (more...)
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: delete your account?
- March 27, 2018

Facebook says the data in question was properly gathered a few years ago by psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan, who said he was using the data for academic purposes. Fearful about how their private information might be misused, Canadians can feel reassured to know a federal privacy investigation into the social-media, social-networking giant is being launched in this country. (more...)
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows
- March 27, 2018

It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500. Delpha Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Activision Blizzard during the 4th quarter valued at $202,000. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of ATVI in report on Friday, November 3 with "Overweight" rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. (more...)
'Facebook gains access to call history if users approve' 'Facebook gains access to call history if users approve'
- March 27, 2018

However, the loophole here is that even if you did not allow permission to Messenger , it is likely that you may have given it inadvertently for years through Facebook's mobile apps, and that is because of the way Android has handled permissions for accessing call logs in the past. (more...)
Google begins rolling out mobile-first index to more sites Google begins rolling out mobile-first index to more sites
- March 26, 2018

This long-awaited rollout is part of Google's ongoing efforts to streamline the search and web experiences for mobile users, who are often whipping out their phone to look something up in a hurry in the heat of a moment and have limited time to spend sorting through results or dealing with pages that load slowly or don't work well on a mobile device. (more...)
European Union antitrust chief keeps open threat to break up Google European Union antitrust chief keeps open threat to break up Google
- March 26, 2018

The EU could step in to force the break-up of Google , the bloc's competition commissioner warned today. "Instead, Google abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors", she said. (more...)
First PREMIER Bank Boosts Stake in Microsoft Co. (MSFT) First PREMIER Bank Boosts Stake in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)
- March 26, 2018

KeyCorp increased their price objective on Microsoft from $106.00 to $110.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. 31 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. Montag A And Assocs Incorporated accumulated 0.52% or 123,551 shares. (more...)
Grand Theft Auto Online PC players receive numerous bannings after latest update Grand Theft Auto Online PC players receive numerous bannings after latest update
- March 26, 2018

The ban which online players are facing will be lasting for 30 days. " Rockstar's anticheat seems to have truly failed, as, according to a post in the GTA online discord, a user using their own anticheat detected everyone else in their session was a modder", says this post hailing attention to the banwave in the GTA Online subreddit . (more...)
Google Brings Chrome OS to Tablets Google Brings Chrome OS to Tablets
- March 26, 2018

Never one to be outdone, Google is doubling down on its educations efforts today, and it's recruited Acer to the cause. This morning, Acer and Google announced the Chromebook Tab 10, the first tablet that runs nothing but Chrome OS . (more...)
This Is the Personal Data that Facebook Collects-And Sometimes Sells
- March 26, 2018

The growing issues surrounding big social media companies "aren't going away", Kennedy told Bloomberg TV on Tuesday. It was only after the US Congress pressed Facebook for details about Russian interference in the 2016 election that the social network revealed a cache of 3,000 adverts linked to the Kremlin and meant to sway voters towards Donald Trump and admitted that as many as 150 million Americans may have been exposed to content from Russian's Internet Research Agency. (more...)
Big Pokemon Go update will bring all new (and Mew) content Big Pokemon Go update will bring all new (and Mew) content
- March 26, 2018

Both Research types grant rewards upon completion, "including a variety of useful items and even encounters with certain Pokémon", with rewards increasing depending on how hard the task was. Special Research "may be requested by Professor Willow himself" - while we don't have full details, that's presumably objectives given to all players simultaneously. (more...)
Unlocked Galaxy S8, Note 8 Models to Get Android 8.0 Unlocked Galaxy S8, Note 8 Models to Get Android 8.0
- March 26, 2018

According to Samsung, they are already set to send updates but, most probably, within 3 weeks all the Galaxy S8s and Note 8s will get the update. This isn't a concrete date, but it's good to have a roadmap in place. The same post explained that the reason for this is that "Unlocked devices must go through more rigorous testing than Carrier-specific devices because we need to make sure there is proper network functionality across ALL supported networks". (more...)