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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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Facebook is banning misinformation about voting ahead of the midterms

16 hours ago   |   Engadget   |   3 articles

Partisan fraudsters may have a tougher time disseminating misinformation to voters over the next 22 days, as Facebook has vowed to crack down the spread of such "fake news...
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Study: Fake Twitter accounts from 2016 US election are still active

11 days ago   |   Engadget

Fake news had proven to be a big issue around the 2016 presidential election in the US, with major social platforms falling victims to misinformation-spreading actors. Twitter...
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AI catches fake news by gauging the accuracy of its source

12 days ago   |   Engadget

Internet giants are getting better at countering fake news. For the most part, though, they screen content on a story-by-story basis and only block entire outlets well after...
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Security researcher claims macOS Mojave privacy bug on launch day

Security researcher claims macOS Mojave privacy bug on launch day

21 days ago   |   TechCrunch   |   16 articles

A security researcher has claimed a new vulnerability in the latest version of macOS - just hours before the software is due to be released. Patrick Wardle, chief researcher...
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WhatsApp hires grievance officer to battle fake news in India

WhatsApp hires grievance officer to battle fake news in India

22 days ago   |   Engadget

WhatsApp has hired a grievance officer for India in order to meet a key demand set by the country's government to halt the spread of fake messages that triggered mob lynchings...
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Facebook's 'War Room' is its latest effort to protect elections

26 days ago   |   Engadget   |   3 articles

Facebook has more than 300 people working on protecting elections from misinformation aimed at influencing voters. But starting next week, the company will have one more weapon...
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Facebook is hiring a human rights policy director

1 month ago   |   Engadget

Facebook has faced criticism for its slow response to the Myanmar government's use of its social network to fuel atrocities, and it's determined to prevent that from happening...
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Researchers say Facebook's anti-fake news efforts might be working

1 month ago   |   Engadget

Since the 2016 US presidential election, social network sites have acknowledged the issue of fake news as well as their roles in spreading it. Companies like Facebook and...
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Facebook is fact-checking photos and videos to fight fake news

Facebook is fact-checking photos and videos to fight fake news

1 month ago   |   Engadget   |   4 articles

It's no secret that Facebook has been struggling to stop fake news from spreading on its site, though it has indeed made progress since the 2016 US presidential election. Now...
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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...

Sundar Pichai spoke about Google's China plans for the first time and it doesn't look like he's backing down

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai commented publicly for the first time on the company's efforts to launch a censored search engine in China. Google has not been available... Read more ...

The Surface Pro 6 is easily Microsoft's best 2-in-1 to date

The Surface Pro 6 is easily Microsoft's best 2-in-1 to date

While the new Surface Pro 6 lacks any significant changes, the smaller ones add up to a lot. The Surface Pro is entering its sixth year in existence, so it seems relevant for a... Read more ...

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 could arrive with both 5G support and 10GB of RAM

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 could arrive with both 5G support and 10GB of RAM

With the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 just over a week away, the low-cost Chinese brand has once again begun teasing the smartphone, this time hinting at two pretty big features. The teaser... Read more ...

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

HMD Global's fourth Nokia-branded smartphone with a notch is official in China , dwarfing both the X6, aka 6.1 Plus, and recently unveiled 7.1. We're talking both literally and... Read more ...

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 ...