Well ... let's see what's up in Tech.
Ars Technia: Some states are
The FCC's latest annual report on 911 fees, covering calendar year 2016, said that New Mexico, Rhode Island, Illinois, New Jersey, and West Virginia "diverted" 911 funds totaling $128.9 million.- - -
Besides those five states, "another seven didn't even bother to respond to our inquiry to examine their diversion practices," O'Rielly and Rosenworcel wrote. "None of this is acceptable."
Geek: Smile...Facial Recognition Cameras At Texas-Mexico Border:
It’s a very busy stretch of road, which isn’t a surprise given that it’s “the most direct, safe, and efficient route” linking the Rio Grande Valley to Mexico.- - -
Beta News: Google fined $21 Million by India for search bias.
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Extreme Tech: Who manufactures the most reliable Hard Drives?
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Are you using a popular Netgear router? READ THIS if you are. Security Week:
One of the high severity vulnerabilities has been described as a password recovery and file access issue affecting 17 Netgear routers and modem routers[.]- - -
Ubergizmo: Twitter says they are "NOT the arbiters of truth."
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WIRED: Google Autocomplete continues "vile suggestions":
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Computer World: Take this test and determine your knowledge and savvy on web browsers. (To move forward through the test see the " > " symbol on the upper-right side of the story):
On the 25th anniversary of Mosaic – remember that? – take our quiz on the history and technology of browsers and see how much you really know.- - -
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Amazon is gearing up to compete directly with UPS and FedEx [and] to offer shipping services to basically any other business, too – with the goal of undercutting both UPS and FedEx on rates.- - -
Neither UPS nor FedEx seem to be especially taken aback by this[.]
Engadget: Florida man claims Apple Airpod started smoking while in his ear - and later exploded.