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Twitter To Remove Suspicious Accounts From Follower Counts

NEW YORK — Twitter says it will begin removing suspicious accounts it has locked from its counts of users’ followers.

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How Apple’s App Store Changed Our World

SAN FRANCISCO — A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own.

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UK Lawmaker Says Fine Imposed On Facebook Over User Privacy

LONDON — The chairman of the U.K. Parliament’s media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users’ data.

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Facebook Faces £500k Fine For Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Months after the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, and it seems like the social network will finally have to pay up.

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What Is ‘Reputable’ News? Youtube Plans To Decide For You

YouTube will invest $25 million in funding “quality journalism” on its platform. The initiative will aim to provide context and to promote ‘reputable’ sources; but there are doubts as to what, exactly, that might mean.

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WhatsApp Launches Indian Media Blitz To Dispel Fake News Woes

Pic: ReutersMUMBAI: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging platform on Tuesday published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation, its first such effort to combat a flurry of fake messages that prompted mob lynchings.

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Google Leans More On Algorithms For Ads As Critics Highlight Risks

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google introduced new ad-buying tools on Tuesday that showcase its growing push to allow machines instead of humans to fine-tune ads and determine where they should run.

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British Regulator To Fine Facebook Over Data Protection Breaches

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Britain’s information regulator said on Wednesday she intends to fine Facebook for breaches of data protection law as her office investigates how millions of users’ data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

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Uber Invests In Lime City Scooter Hire Company

Ride-hailing business Uber has announced a deal with scooter hire company Lime.

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Smart Home Gadgets In Domestic Abuse Warning

A list offering guidance to those affected by smart home devices being used to control or harass them within abusive relationships has been published online.

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