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Windows 10 users back away from the Edge
Microsoft's new Edge browser has been largely ignored by U.S. users of Windows 10, an online measurement company said Monday.Instead, Google's Chrome has shanghaied Windows 10's top browser spot.Although Edge -- the default browser bundled with Windows 10 -- got a temporary boost when the operating system launched in late July, its share of all browsers on the OS quickly slipped from an early peak of about 16% to its current 12%.According to San Francisco-based Quantcast, Chrome is the dominant browser on Windows 10 in the U.S., with a share slightly north of 70%.
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Edge's portion of the total Windows 10 browser share (blue line) spiked when the new OS launched in late July, but declined soon after to hover around the 12% mark. Google's Chrome (red line) remained the top browser dog on Windows 10. 

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Does Apple plan a robot army to combat the android horde?

Give me convenience

When it comes to offering the benefits of digital transformation while keeping our private lives private, Apple has once again put its money where its mouth is with the acquisition of AI firm, Perceptio.What’s interesting about Perceptio is that it develops ways artificial intelligence systems (such as Siri) can run on a smartphone with little reliance on the cloud. This means less data about you, your phone, location or what you are searching for is shared online. “That fits Apple’s strategy of trying to minimize its usage of customer data and do as much processing as possible on the device,” reads a Bloomberg report.

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Civil rights groups want changes to Facebook's real-name policy
Facebook holds that its requirement that people use their authentic identities in their accounts helps keep the social networking site safe from terrorists, cyberbullies and other criminals from hiding behind their profiles. But in a letter to the company on Monday, a large group of civil liberties organizations from around the world, said that Facebook's system "disregards the circumstances of users in non-western countries, exposes its users to danger, disrespects the identities of its users, and curtails free speech."

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European court invalidates EU-US Safe Harbor pact
The Safe Harbor agreement on which many businesses rely for the transatlantic transfer of personal data is invalid, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled. While the decision will affect companies like Facebook and Google, it is bad news for small and medium-size companies transferring data from the EU to the U.S., said Mike Weston, CEO of data science consultancy Profusion. "American companies are going to have to restructure how they manage, store and use data in Europe and this will take a lot of time and money," he said. The CJEU  provided a summary of the ruling, the full text of which will be published later. The court was asked to rule on a matter of law in a case relating to Facebook's transfer of EU citizens' personal data to the U.S.

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5 things that Twitter's CEO needs to do now
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, has become CEO of the social network once again. He has some big challenges ahead of him."There's a lot of pressure on Twitter now," said Jeff Kagan, an independent industry analyst. "We think of Twitter as a way celebrities communicate with their fans, but it's much deeper than that. Twitter has strength in news, politics and world affairs. Whenever there is breaking news, we all turn to Twitter as one of the sources of information."

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