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YouTube details steps it's taking in ongoing effort to clamp down on videos that exploit children, will ramp up removal of offensive material, halt monetization (Charlie Warzel/BuzzFeed)

Across YouTube, an unsettling trend has emerged: Accounts are publishing disturbing and exploitative videos aimed at and starring children in compromising, predatory, or creepy situations — and racking up millions of views. BuzzFeed News has found a number of videos, many of which appear to originate from eastern Europe, that […]

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Source: Samsung plans to showcase Galaxy S9 and S9+ at CES in January; phones will have similar appearance to S8, same screen size, more RAM, second back camera (Evan Blass/VentureBeat)

Samsung is planning to show off its next-generation Galaxy S handsets a bit earlier than usual, according to someone briefed on the company’s plans, with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ scheduled to make their first public appearance at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Although some of the […]

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Scalyr raises $20M Series A led by Shasta Ventures to analyze infrastructure logs, claims users of its platform can search up to 1TB of log data per second (Maria Deutscher/SiliconANGLE)

Analyzing infrastructure logs is at once among the most important and the most difficult parts of administrators’ work. The machine-generated data coming off a company’s systems is essential for diagnosing technical issues, but it can be tricky to put into proper context because of the sheer amount being produced.  Former […]

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PC vendors scramble to issue patches after Intel announced firmware flaws allowing remote code execution affecting a wide range of chips and millions of devices (Sean Gallagher/Ars Technica)

Enlarge / All the Cores are affected by a major vulnerability in management firmware—as are Xeon servers and Atom, Celeron and Pentium devices.Intel reader comments 180 Share this story Intel has issued a security alert that management firmware on a number of recent PC, server, and Internet-of-Things processor platforms are […]

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UK government debuts Autumn Budget with new tech-focused initiatives: looser rules for testing self-driving cars, AI advisory body, £2.5B+ investment fund, more (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

With the UK government continuing to face down criticism over how it is handling plans to remove the UK from the European Union, today the country’s Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered an annual Autumn Budget that underscored its continuing push to win over the tech world. In a wide-ranging speech laying out […]

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French asset manager Tobam launches Europe's first bitcoin mutual fund, which is classified as an alternative investment fund and not traded on an exchange (Peter Smith/Financial Times)

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