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Intel is offloading virus scanning to its GPUs to improve performance and battery life

Intel is planning to allow virus scanners to use its integrated graphics chipsets to scan for malicious attacks. The change could see performance and battery life improve on some systems. “With Accelerated Memory Scanning, the scanning is handled by Intel’s integrated graphics processor, enabling more scanning, while reducing the impact on performance and power consumption,” […]

Charlottesville has sidelined a nationwide anti-Google protest

A nine-city protest against Google for firing engineer James Damore is being called off after last weekend’s white supremacist rally. “March on Google” organizer Jack Posobiec pushed the event back by “a few weeks” this morning, due to what he called “credible alt-left terrorist threats” and “malicious and false statements” connecting the march with far-right […]

Arbtr wants to create an anti-feed where users can only share one thing at a time – TechCrunch

At a time when the models of traditional social networks are being questioned, it’s more important than ever to experiment with alternatives. Arbtr is a proposed social network that limits users to sharing a single thing at any given time, encouraging “ruthless self-editing” and avoiding “nasty things” like endless feeds filled with trivial garbage. It’s […]

Coffee Meets Bagel goes anti-Tinder with a redesign focused on profiles, conversations – TechCrunch

How do other dating apps compete with Tinder? By further distancing themselves from Tinder’s “hot-or-not” user interface design to focus on differentiating features — like conversation starters, commenting and richer profiles. Today, another anti-Tinder app is doing the same. On the heels of its $12 million Series B announced earlier this year, the oddly named […]

Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator

Something happened to social media recently. I don’t know exactly when things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot less enjoyable. Flame-wars, bad news, fake news, worse news and anxiety-fueling comment sections meant that social media is no longer the escapism it once was. Along comes Binky counter all of that, creating […]

The FBI is now investigating fake anti-net neutrality comments

The federal government is now looking into faked comments posted to the FCC’s website during last year’s public comment period on the agency’s plans to roll back net neutrality internet protections. According to Buzzfeed News, the FBI has launched an investigation to determine if any laws were broken. In May 2017, the FCC began accepting […]

Apple, other US tech giants denounce Australian ‘anti-encryption’ bill

Apple and a cadre of U.S. tech companies on Monday signed a letter condemning Australia’s recent passage of a cybersecurity bill that bolsters law enforcement and government efforts to obtain access to encrypted messages. Apple’s Messages in iOS. The Reform Government Surveillance, which includes Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Oath, Snap and Twitter, […]

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