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Following debacle, DuckDuckGo blocks Microsoft web trackers more often and opens up about blocklist

Some trackers will still be allowed through to measure ad conversions Read update Corrections and clarifications DuckDuckGo is making good on a promise to correct a major faux pas on its mission to further privacy on the web. Back in May, researchers caught the company allowing Microsoft’s ad and analytics trackers through its mobile browsers …

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Meta is putting its latest AI chatbot on the web for the public to talk to

Meta’s AI research labs have created a new state-of-the-art chatbot and are letting members of the public talk to the system in order to collect feedback on its capabilities. The bot is called BlenderBot 3 and can be accessed on the web. (Though, right now, it seems only residents in the US can do so.) …

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Not that it much matters, but M2 Mac speeds for web browsing are the fastest ever seen

We’ve seen the results of a whole bunch of benchmarks measuring M2 Mac speeds in the latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. We can now add web browsing speed into the mix – for whatever that’s worth. On the one hand, web browsing is probably the single most frequent activity on a Mac. On …

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A composite image of the star-forming region 30 Doradus, known as the Tarantula Nebula.

Astronomers image the star-birthing web of a cosmic Tarantula Nebula

A composite image of the star-forming region 30 Doradus — also known as the Tarantula Nebula — reveals areas of cool gas that can collapse to form stars.  (Image credit: ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Wong et al., ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey.) A newly released image of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, reveals thin spider-web-like strands of gas …

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