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Hackers, trolls and the fight over your vote in the 2018 midterm elections - CNET

45 minutes ago   |   CNET

What's old is new again as Election Day draws near. Here's what you need to know.
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Americans fear they can't identify social media bots

10 hours ago   |   Engadget

A new poll from the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that studies trends, found that many Americans fear they cannot discern a bot from an actual person on social...
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on his Twitter beef with Jack Dorsey: You're either 'for the homeless' or 'you're for yourself'

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on his Twitter beef with Jack Dorsey: You're either 'for the homeless' or 'you're for yourself'

11 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   5 articles

On Monday, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff admonished San Francisco business leaders who are unwilling to give to aid the city's homeless. Just last week, Benioff sparred on social...
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Facebook will delete posts that spread voting misinformation this election

Facebook will delete posts that spread voting misinformation this election

12 hours ago   |   The Next Web   |   3 articles

Facebook today announced it's tackling the most basic form of fake news to circulate around the time of an election: Voter misinformation and anything that might keep users...
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Facebook will now show who exactly is paying to swing people's votes through online political advertising

Facebook will now show who exactly is paying to swing people's votes through online political advertising

14 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Facebook will show its UK users who is paying to target them with online political ads from Tuesday. The company will both label ads as they appear in its News Feed, and...
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Facebook to show who buys British political ads in a bid to tackle election meddling

Facebook to show who buys British political ads in a bid to tackle election meddling

14 hours ago   |   Telegraph   |   2 articles


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Facebook expands ban on voting misinformation ahead of US midterms

Facebook expands ban on voting misinformation ahead of US midterms

15 hours ago   |   The Verge   |   3 articles

Facebook is going to begin banning false information involving voting ahead of the US's midterm elections next month. It's something the company has done before, but amid...
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Facebook will ban false voting information during midterm elections, report says - CNET

15 hours ago   |   CNET   |   3 articles

The new policy goes into effect leading up to the US midterms.
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Ahead of midterm elections, Facebook expands ban on posts aimed at voter suppression

15 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   3 articles

Facebook is expanding its ban on false and misleading posts that aim to deter citizens from voting in the upcoming midterm elections. The social media giant is adding two more...
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Exclusive: Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections

15 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations in the run-up to and during next month's U.S...
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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen dies at age 65

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen dies at age 65

Image: Vulcan Inc. Allen died in Seattle today from complications of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft alongside Bill Gates, died today due to... Read more ...

Sundar Pichai spoke about Google's China plans for the first time and it...

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China-only Nokia X7 foreshadows international Nokia 7.1 Plus with Snapdragon 710

China-only Nokia X7 foreshadows international Nokia 7.1 Plus with Snapdragon 710

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When not to use Apple's Mail Drop file transfer service

When not to use Apple's Mail Drop file transfer service

Apple's Mail Drop is a feature that ties the Mail app with iCloud, letting you send large attachments. Instead of packaging the attachment with the email message, Mail uploads... Read more ...

Huawei Mate 20 Pro unboxing video leaks, see it clear as day

Huawei Mate 20 Pro unboxing video leaks, see it clear as day

Huawei will officially unveil its latest flagship phones later today, at a dedicated event in London, but if you can't wait that long you can watch an unboxing video for the... Read more ...

Lyft's $299 subscription plan is launching to the masses

Lyft's $299 subscription plan is launching to the masses

Lyft has been testing versions of an all-access monthly subscription plan since March. Now, it's ready to make it available to everyone in the U.S. Starting today, U.S.-based... Read more ...

Mighty's ‘iPod Shuffle for Spotify' gets a bigger battery and better Bluetooth

Mighty's ‘iPod Shuffle for Spotify' gets a bigger battery and better Bluetooth

The Mighty , a music player that behaves a lot like a Spotify-connected iPod Shuffle, has been updated for 2018. The new Mighty Vibe bumps the battery life from four to five... Read more ...

T-Mobile and Sprint meet with the FCC to show it how much good will come...

T-Mobile and Sprint meet with the FCC to show it how much good will come from their merger

The proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is a big deal for US consumers. The question is, will the new T-Mobile-Sprint alliance put Verizon and AT&T on their heels... Read more ...