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Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Android Nougat 7.1.1 revamps emojis, adds GIF keyboard & shortcuts

Google starts rolling out its latest Nougat update today. Nougat 7.1.1 brings more inclusive emojis, in-app GIF messaging and navigational shortcuts to qualifying Android devices... Continue ...

5 hours ago from Gizmag

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Google's new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location with friends and family

Google has released a new Android app that lets you track your contacts’ whereabouts in real time — as long as they allow it, of course. Dubbed Trusted Contacts, the company is pitching ...

4 hours ago from Techspot

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EU urges social media giants to act on hate speech

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft must act faster to counteract hate speech, the European Commission said on Sunday.

9 hours ago from The Christian Science Monitor

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What is Pizzagate? The bizarre Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory that led a man to open fire in an Italian restaurant

The man claimed that he was going to 'self-investigate' the reports, police said. But those reports had already been proven to be entirely baseless and conjured up on the internet

13 hours ago from The Independent

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Prosecutor's office paid bitcoin ransom in cyberattack

A state prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania was among hundreds of thousands of victims of a now-shuttered international cybercrime operation, paying nearly $1,400 in a bitcoin ransom to free ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Google removes autocomplete suggestions about Jews, women - CNET

The search giant will no longer suggest you search whether these groups are "evil."

5 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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Facebook begins asking users to rate articles’ use of ‘misleading language’

 A survey asking users about “misleading language” in posts is the latest indication that Facebook is facing up to what many see as its responsibility to get a handle on the ...

1 hours ago from TechCrunch

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Court upholds warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702

 The U.S. federal appeals court has ruled in United States v. Mohamud, a case that began with a 2010 holiday bomb plot and will end with unique implications for the private digital communications ...

1 hours ago from TechCrunch

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Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship

The public gets a lot of its news and information from Facebook. Some of it is fake. That presents a problem for the site's users, and for the company itself.

14 hours ago from TechXplore

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