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Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions

Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions

Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results. The changes have been in the works for four months, but Google hadn't publicly discussed most of them until now. The announcement in...

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Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election

Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election

Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation. The company said Thursday it's trying to "reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including...

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Apple sparks row with pledge to drop Imagination Tech graphics

Apple sparks row with pledge to drop Imagination Tech graphics

 Apple has given Imagination Tech notice that it will stop using its graphics technology in the iPhone and other products in up to two years' time, dealing a major blow to the British company. Imagination said Apple, its biggest customer, had not presented any evidence to substantiate...

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Samsung faces 'biggest test' with Galaxy S8 launch

Samsung faces 'biggest test' with Galaxy S8 launch

The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung will unveil its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, Wednesday in New York as it seeks to move on from last year's humiliating recall crisis. Samsung Electronics was forced to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7, originally intended to compete with Apple's...

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Pro-Erdogan hackers in Twitter attack as EU blasts Turkey

Pro-Erdogan hackers in Twitter attack as EU blasts Turkey

Hackers supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday defaced Twitter accounts of top individuals and institutions with Nazi jibes, as the EU hit back at Ankara's behaviour in an escalating crisis. Turkey and the European Union are going through their most explosive crisis...

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Google vows fix for 'inappropriate' search results

Google vows fix for 'inappropriate' search results

Google said Monday it was working to fix a search algorithm glitch that produced "inappropriate and misleading" results from its search engine and connected speaker. The internet giant reacted after a blog post highlighted unsubstantiated search results indicating former president Barack...

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Facebook creates 'Community Help' feature for disaster assistance

Facebook creates 'Community Help' feature for disaster assistance

Facebook plans to add a feature Wednesday to make it easier for people affected by disasters to find each other locally to provide and receive help. The world's largest social network said its "Community Help" will activate after natural disasters and major accidents as a part of "Safety...

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Apple, Facebook, Uber, Google, Intel, Snap and Netflix join slew of companies to take legal action against Trump

Apple, Facebook, Uber, Google, Intel, Snap and Netflix join slew of companies to take legal action against Trump

(The Independent)- Ninety-seven companies, from Apple to Zynga, filed an impassioned legal brief condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, stepping up the industry’s growing opposition to the policy. The amicus brief was filed late Sunday in the Ninth Circuit...

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Opposes Donald Trump’s Immigration Action

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Opposes Donald Trump’s Immigration Action

(Wall Street Journal)- Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday publicly opposed two executive orders signed by President Donald Trump aiming to curtail immigration and bolster border security, contrasting with the neutral stance the tech executive has taken since the election....

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Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project

Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project

 (New York Times)- Facebook is increasingly owning up to its role as one of the world’s largest distributors of information by taking more responsibility for the millions of stories that flow through its site. On Wednesday, the social network made its latest move to acknowledge that...

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Samsung Electronics CEO says firm should make no product quality compromise

Samsung Electronics CEO says firm should make no product quality compromise

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) should make no compromises on the quality of its products, Chief Executive Kwon Oh-hyun said on Monday, asking employees to improve manufacturing processes and safety inspections. The executive, in a New Year's speech to Samsung employees disclosed by...

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Snapchat buying Israeli augmented reality start-up Cimagine

Snapchat buying Israeli augmented reality start-up Cimagine

Messaging app Snapchat is buying Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40 million, marking Snapchat's first acquisition in Israel, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Sunday. Cimagine developed True Marketless Augmented Reality – technology that...

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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube unite to 'fingerprint' terrorist content

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube unite to 'fingerprint' terrorist content

(Sky News)- Major technology companies are joining forces to spot terrorist propaganda and prevent it spreading online. Twitter, Microsoft and Google-owned YouTube will join Facebook in creating a form of digital database to "fingerprint" flagged up terrorist content.   By...

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Google announces artificial intelligence group for Google Cloud

Google announces artificial intelligence group for Google Cloud

Alphabet's Google announced the formation of an artificial intelligence group for Google Cloud, the tech company's latest gambit to increase its market share in the lucrative cloud computing business. Diane Greene, who leads Google's cloud business, announced the team at an event at the...

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Facebook fixes glitch that turned profiles into memorial pages

Facebook fixes glitch that turned profiles into memorial pages

Facebook Inc said on Friday a glitch that changed profiles of several users, including that of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, to memorial pages had been resolved. A message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts, a company representative said in an emailed...

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Facebook 'pauses' WhatsApp data sharing after ICO intervention

Facebook 'pauses' WhatsApp data sharing after ICO intervention

(The Guardian)- Facebook has agreed to “pause” its plan to use data from UK users of messaging service WhatsApp for advertising and product improvement purposes across the rest of its business, after an intervention from the UK information commissioner. Elizabeth Denham wrote to Facebook...

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German prosecutors investigate Facebook over hate postings

German prosecutors investigate Facebook over hate postings

German prosecutors are investigating Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives, a spokesman for the Munich prosecutor's office said Friday, following a complaint alleging the company broke national laws against hate speech and sedition by failing to remove racist postings. The spokesman...

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Philippines launches app for peace process

Philippines launches app for peace process

The Philippines’ government has launched a mobile application to provide updated information about its ongoing peace processes with communist and Moro Muslim rebels as part of efforts for greater transparency and inclusivity. GMA News reported Saturday that the Office of the Presidential...

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