Privacy-Focused DuckDuckGo Finds Google Personalizes Search Results Even for Logged Out and Incognito Users – This Week in Tech – 12/09/2018

Privacy-Focused DuckDuckGo Finds Google Personalizes Search Results Even for Logged Out and Incognito Users

You might well expect that if you perform a Google search while signed into your Google account that the results will be tailored according to what that company has learned about you over the years. But what about when you’re not signed into your account?…


NHS Told to Ditch ‘Absurd’ Fax Machines

The NHS will be banned from buying fax machines from next month – and has been told by the government to phase out the machines entirely by 31 March 2020…


Australia Passes ‘Dangerous’ Anti-Encryption Law After Bipartisan Compromise

Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation…


New Report Reveals Growing Threat of Organised Social Media Manipulation World-Wide

The manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms has emerged as a critical threat to public life. Around the world, government agencies and political parties are exploiting social media platforms to spread junk news and disinformation, exercise censorship and control, and undermine trust in media, public institutions and science…


Aston Martin Will Make Old Cars Electric So They Don’t Get Banned From Cities

Add Aston Martin to the growing list of companies using nostalgia to sell customers on the idea of an electric vehicle future. The British automaker announced this week that it’s starting a “Heritage EV” program where owners of classic Aston Martins can have their cars converted to an all-electric powertrain…


How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America’s Elderly

Marjorie Jones trusted the man who called to tell her she’d won a sweepstakes prize, saying she could collect the winnings once she paid the taxes and fees. After she wired the first payment, he and other callers kept adding conditions to convince her to send more money…


Elon Musk Says Boring Company Tunnel Under LA Will Now Open on Dec. 18

Elon Musk said on Thursday that an underground tunnel developed by his privately held The Boring Company will open on Dec. 18 — an eight-day delay from the initial date…

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