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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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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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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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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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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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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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Islamic State-linked hackers post target list of New Yorkers

Islamic State-linked hackers post target list of New Yorkers

A group of hackers linked to Islamic State has posted online a list of thousands of New York residents and urged followers of the militant group to target them, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Federal agents and New York City police officers have been contacting the...

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Anti-ISIS group claims cyber-attack on BBC, says was only a test

Anti-ISIS group claims cyber-attack on BBC, says was only a test

A group of computer hackers that wants to target Islamic State has claimed it was behind a cyber attack on the BBC which it intended as a test of its own capabilities, according to messages sent to a reporter at the broadcaster on Saturday. "It was only a test, we didn't...

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 'Saudi Liberals' website founder sentenced to 10 years jail, thousand lashes

'Saudi Liberals' website founder sentenced to 10 years jail, thousand lashes

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced the editor of an Internet forum he founded to discuss the role of religion in the conservative Islamic kingdom to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes, Saudi media reported on Wednesday. Raif Badawi, who started the "Free Saudi Liberals"...

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‘Google Doodle’ marks 888th birthday of Muslim philosopher Averroes

‘Google Doodle’ marks 888th birthday of Muslim philosopher Averroes

Google is getting philosophical with its latest ‘Doodle’, which today marks the 888th birthday of the Muslim thinker Averroes. The search giant regularly transforms its logo to celebrate famous people, historical events or notable dates, and on Monday chose a tribute to the...

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Web Giants get broader surveillance revelations

Web Giants get broader surveillance revelations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said Friday night that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations about government orders to turn over user data. The...

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 Netanyahu: Iran ups cyber attacks on Israeli computers

Netanyahu: Iran ups cyber attacks on Israeli computers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused  Iran  and its Palestinian and Lebanese allies on Sunday of carrying out "non-stop" cyber attacks on major computer systems in his country. He gave no details on the number of attacks but said "vital national systems" had been...

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Crisis Mapping Syria: Automated Data Mining and Crowdsourced Human Intelligence

Crisis Mapping Syria: Automated Data Mining and Crowdsourced Human Intelligence

The  Syria Tracker Crisis Map  is without doubt one of the most impressive crisis mapping projects yet. Launched just a few weeks after the protests began one year ago, the crisis map is spearheaded by a just handful of US-based Syrian activists have meticulously and...

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