Google’s Rigged!; the dangers of opt-out; FTC investigating crowdfunding; Amazon vs Bernie; Yahoo still reading your email; NotPetya, cyberwar; McAfee hacked, again; everything’s better on the blockchain; Alexa & Santa Claus; Nikon; Instagram verification; smart tattoos.
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