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Facebook enlists Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and others to fight web threats together

Facebook is bringing together some of the biggest web companies to collaborate on stamping out security threats. It’s doing this through a platform being announced today called ThreatExchange, which allows companies to share information on malicious links, phishing attempts, malware, and other attacks that they’ve seen or experienced. So far, Twitter, Tumblr, Yahoo, Pinterest, Dropbox, and Bitly are all working with ThreatExchange. ...

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Portland enlists big data to make biking safer

Margi Bradway noticed something peculiar when she went on a biking trip last year. Before her friends got on their bikes, they all pulled out smartphones. “Everyone was clicking on their Strava,” she recalls. Bradway, the active transportation policy lead at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) at the time, had an idea. Could data collected by Strava, a popular ...

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