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Facebook to notify users when photos of them are uploaded

Facebook to notify users when photos of them are uploadedFacebook Inc said on Tuesday it would begin using facial recognition technology to tell people on the social network when others upload photos of them, if they agree to let the company keep a facial template on file. The feature would not immediately be available in Canada and the European Union, Facebook said. Tech companies are putting in place a variety of functions using facial recognition technology, despite fears about how the facial data could be used.



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Twitter users tell FCC chair Ajit Pai to 'kill himself' after net neutrality vote

Twitter users tell FCC chair Ajit Pai to 'kill himself' after net neutrality voteFederal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is facing backlash online after the government agency voted  Thursday to repeal landmark Obama-era rules that were designed to ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape The plan had not been popular leading up to the vote, with at least one poll from the University of Maryland finding more than 80 percent of respondents opposed the proposed repeal of net neutrality rules ahead of the vote.



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Roy Moore Believes America Was Great During Slavery. Twitter Users Detonate.

Roy Moore Believes America Was Great During Slavery. Twitter Users Detonate.GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore stunned some listeners when he said he thought America was “great” during the era of slavery. Though he made the comments at a campaign rally in Florence, Alabama, more than two months ago, they’ve re-emerged in a viral tweet just days before the election.



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Roy Moore Believes America Was Great During Slavery. Twitter Users Detonate.

Roy Moore Believes America Was Great During Slavery. Twitter Users Detonate.GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore stunned some listeners when he said he thought America was “great” during the era of slavery.



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Instagram Now Warns Users Against Wild Animal Selfies

Instagram Now Warns Users Against Wild Animal SelfiesIf you’re thinking of posting that pic of you riding an elephant during your vacation in Thailand on social media, you may want to reconsider.



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Twitter Users Troll Donald Trump's Lawyer Over Comical Font Choice

Twitter Users Troll Donald Trump's Lawyer Over Comical Font ChoicePresident Donald Trump’s attorney Ty Cobb is being mocked on Twitter for using one of the world’s most hated fonts.



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Twitter Users School Infowars Editor Over Claim That 'Orwell Rolls In His Grave' At Antifa

Twitter Users School Infowars Editor Over Claim That 'Orwell Rolls In His Grave' At AntifaFolks online have given a much-needed history lesson to Infowars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson.



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Twitter Users Blast Donald Trump For Using Hurricane Harvey 'As Political Cover'

Twitter Users Blast Donald Trump For Using Hurricane Harvey 'As Political Cover'Twitter users are calling out President Donald Trump for announcing a raft of controversial measures on Friday night, just as Hurricane Harvey was closing in on the Texas coast.



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At WWDC 2017, Apple proved it hasn’t forgotten about its pro users

At WWDC 2017, Apple proved it hasn’t forgotten about its pro users

One of the more interesting narratives to surround Apple in recent years holds that the company has either forgotten or simply doesn't care about pro users anymore. This narrative can arguably be traced back to the company's 2013 Mac Pro design and only picked up steam following the release of Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar. As a quick refresher, Apple's flagship MacBook Pro was derided for being overpriced and under-powered, with many users lamenting the fact that Apple's pro-oriented machine could only support 16GB of RAM.

In fact, the backlash against Apple was so strong that Tim Cook and other executives were forced to confront the criticism head on, with Cook stating the following during a company shareholder meeting earlier this year: "You will see us do more in the pro area. The pro area is very important to us. The creative area is very important to us in particular."

Just two months later, Apple executives held a special meeting with select tech outlets where they assured developers and creative professionals that new and advanced pro-oriented hardware was in the product pipeline. Not only did Apple relay that a completely redesigned Mac Pro was on the way, but Phil Schiller made a point of noting that the company was working on iMac configurations developed "specifically with the pro customer in mind."

True to form, Apple at WWDC 2017 demonstrated that its pro users have a lot to look forward to. Aside from supercharging its iPad lineup, Apple updated the entirety of its MacBook line with speedier Kaby Lake processors and faster SSDs. Further, some of Apple's notebooks will now feature more powerful graphics. Apple on Monday also took some time to refresh its iMac lineup, gracing its iconic all-in-one machine with more memory and faster processors.

Of course, the star of show — at least as it pertains to the Mac — was Apple's iMac Pro. Priced at $ 4,999 with an option to max the machine out with 18 core Xeon processors, Apple's brand new iMac is a clear indication that Apple has decidedly not forgotten about its pro user base. In a nutshell, Apple's upcoming iMac Pro is an absolute monster of a machine.

And though the iMac Pro won't ship until December, the fact that Apple announced it so far in advance was a subtle nod to users who have grown impatient with slower product upgrades over the years. In other words, the current MacBook and iMac upgrades and the forthcoming iMac Pro update sends a clear message that Apple not only has exciting new hardware today, but even more exciting and powerful hardware coming down the pipeline. And that's not even to speak of a revamped Mac Pro which, if we're lucky, will be unveiled sometime next year.

WWDC 2017 may not have been the most exciting keynote we've ever seen, but for any consumers who has been patiently waiting for a solid improvement to the Mac, Monday's keynote was nothing short of encouraging.



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Solitary consumption: 31 percent of marijuana users prefer using alone

Solitary consumption: 31 percent of marijuana users prefer using aloneA majority of Americans think marijuana use is socially acceptable, a new Yahoo News/Marist Poll, “Weed & the American Family,” finds. According to the survey of 1,122 adults conducted March 1-7, 56 percent of Americans find pot use to be socially acceptable, including 83 percent of marijuana users and 74 percent of those who have tried marijuana.



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