Nissan’s next-gen Leaf will bring semiautonomous technology to the masses

The next generation of the all-electric Nissan Leaf is right around the corner. It will receive more driving range, and it will inaugurate Nissan’s ProPilot Assist suite of semi-automated driving technology.

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Scroogled no more: Gmail won’t scan e-mails for ads personalization


Enlarge / Microsoft’s description of Gmail scanning from the “Scroogled” ad campaign. (credit: Microsoft)

Google has announced it will no longer scan e-mail messages for ad personalization. Previously, in the consumer version of Gmail, Google’s computers would scan the contents of every e-mail message to determine a relevant ad to show. The scanning “feature” has been turned off for Google Apps for Education and GSuite accounts for some time, but now Google says that “consumer Gmail content will not be used or scanned for any ads personalization after this change.”

In its blog post, Google says, “This decision brings Gmail ads in line with how we personalize ads for other Google products. Ads shown are based on users’ settings. Users can change those settings at any time, including disabling ads personalization.” Presumably Google means Gmail will now honor the account-wide “Ads personalization” setting, which is available at

Gmail’s scanning has long drawn ire from the tech community. It was the subject of a lawsuit alleging the the feature violated wiretapping and privacy laws, which eventually resulted in Google turning scanning off for students. Google has also been sued by non-Gmail users over the feature. That lawsuit claims that non-users that e-mail Gmail users should not have their e-mails scanned. The feature has also been the subject of Microsoft’s “Scroogled” campaign.

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Medical records join revenge porn, credit card numbers for Google removal


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Alphabet Inc.’s Google has now added personal medical records to the list of things it’s willing to remove from search results upon request.

Starting this week, individuals can ask Google to delete from search results “confidential, personal medical records of private people” that have been posted without consent. The quiet move, reported by Bloomberg, adds medical records to the short list of things that Google polices, including revenge porn, sites containing content that violates copyright laws, and those with personal financial information, including credit card numbers.

The policy change appears aptly timed. Earlier this month, a congressionally mandated task force—The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force report—reported that all aspects of health IT security are in critical condition. And last month, the WannaCry ransomware worm affected 65 hospitals in the UK.

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5 Free Online Twitter Cover Photo Maker

Use these online Twitter cover photo maker to design Twitter covers for your Twitter profile. Use templates to design and then download them as image files.
5 Free Online Twitter Cover Photo Maker was originally published at I Love Free Software

CryptoPrevent v8.0.4.2 Released

v8.0.4.2 (June 3rd, 2017)

  • Major improvements in Memory usage across all executables (CryptoPrevent.exe, CryptoPreventMonSvc.exe, CryptoPreventNotification.exe), memory usage will decrease over time for the real-time as well as less usage on initial launches.
  • Corrected an issue where White-Label Creator was not updating the CryptoPrevent.exe launcher file in the includes folder which is used to create installers (you can delete this file and then re-open the WL Creator to force an update now)
  • SRP Whitelist is now sorted on initial loading and when updated
  • FolderWatch Custom Folders list is now sorted on initial loading and when updated
  • Fixed issue where services may not start via CLI options
  • Fixed issue where HoneyPot files might not be removed when FolderWatch has been disabled
  • Fixed issue where HoneyPot files might not be removed when Custom Folder is removed
  • Add/Removing Custom Folders to FolderWatch will no apply instantly
  • Fixed issue where services may be removed but not re-installed when changing various definition files or email settings

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.

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