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Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the U.S. to detect users with suicidal intent, the world’s largest social media network said on Monday. Facebook began testing the software in the United States in March, when the...

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Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that could lead some businesses to increase advertising. The Facebook News Feed, the centerpiece of the world’s...

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Russia fines Telegram for not giving backdoor access

Russia fines Telegram for not giving backdoor access

A Russian court on Monday fined the popular Telegram messenger app for failing to provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data. A Moscow court imposed an 800,000-ruble fine (about $14,000/12,000 euros) over Telegram's failure to "provide law...

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Las Vegas shooting was Twitter's saddest day ever: study

Las Vegas shooting was Twitter's saddest day ever: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured, was the saddest day ever recorded on Twitter, according to Hedonometer, a tool that measures sentiment on social media platforms. The barometer, which measures the...

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Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 billion deal

Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 billion deal

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan’s HTC Corp (2498.TW) that develops the U.S. firm’s Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing. Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with...

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History of Syria’s War at Risk as YouTube Reins In Content

History of Syria’s War at Risk as YouTube Reins In Content

Syria's civil war has been one of the modern world's most brutal conflicts and one of its most heavily filmed. Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos uploaded to YouTube document every heartbeat of the war over the past seven years, from momentous events like cities under bombardment to...

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Google says it has no evidence of Russian ads about U.S. election

Google says it has no evidence of Russian ads about U.S. election

Search engine Google said on Thursday it had seen no evidence on its advertising platforms of the kind of suspected Russian propaganda campaign that Facebook Inc (FB.O) says appeared on its network before and after last year’s U.S. presidential election. “We’re always monitoring...

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Twitter no longer at 'death's door' as earnings report approaches

Twitter no longer at 'death's door' as earnings report approaches

Twitter Inc. heads toward its quarterly earnings report on Thursday with a stock that has risen more than 40 percent since April when much of Wall Street was ready to write off the tech company. The company's share price popped after its most recent earnings report in April, when Twitter...

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EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms

EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms

European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Twitter and Google to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient. The European Commission and consumer protection authorities in the bloc...

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Google redesigns mobile search app with personalized 'feed'

Google redesigns mobile search app with personalized 'feed'

Google on Wednesday announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalized feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the search company into more direct competition with social networks such as Facebook. Google, the world's...

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News outlets seek to negotiate with Google, Facebook on ads

News outlets seek to negotiate with Google, Facebook on ads

News outlets are seeking permission from Congress for the right to negotiate jointly with Google and Facebook, two companies that dominate online advertising and online news traffic. The News Media Alliance, which represents nearly 2,000 news organizations, says that because of those two...

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Facebook now deleting 66,000 posts a week in anti-hate campaign

Facebook now deleting 66,000 posts a week in anti-hate campaign

Facebook is deleting about 66,000 posts a week as the social media giant cracks down on what it considers to be hate speech. The company says in a blog post Tuesday that deleting posts can "feel like censorship," but that it is working on explaining its process better. Facebook says it...

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EU fines Google record $2.7 billion in first antitrust case

EU fines Google record $2.7 billion in first antitrust case

EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones. It is the biggest fine the EU has ever imposed on a...

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Google 'faces record EU anti-trust fine'

Google 'faces record EU anti-trust fine'

The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the Internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said on Friday. "We are heading towards a decision this summer," one source close to the matter told AFP on condition of...

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EU fines Facebook 110 mn euros over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

EU fines Facebook 110 mn euros over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

The European Commission on Thursday fined U.S. social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp. "Today's decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with all aspects of EU merger...

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Microsoft adds tools to flag bad content in Amazon, Google face-off

Microsoft adds tools to flag bad content in Amazon, Google face-off

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday turned up the heat on other technology giants by launching new image and video recognition products which could help it court businesses worried about running ads next to offensive content. The Redmond, Washington-based company said its new Video Indexer can...

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Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia website

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia website

Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia, an internet monitoring group said, the latest in what government critics say is a crackdown on free speech on the internet. A block on all language editions of the Wikipedia website was detected at 8:00 a.m....

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Tech firms race to spot video violence

Tech firms race to spot video violence

Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media. None, so far, claim to have cracked the problem completely. A Thai man who broadcast...

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