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Facebook Tests 'Context' Button In Bid To Crack Down On Fake News

Facebook is testing a new "context" button that would allow users to get more information about who is supplying a news story.

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Boeing-Backed, Hybrid-Electric Commuter Plane To Hit Market In 2022

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: A Seattle-area startup, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing Co and JetBlue Airways Corp announced plans on Thursday to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022.

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Russian Hackers Stole U.S. Cyber Secrets From NSA: Media Reports

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON - Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday.

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Social Media Executives To Testify Nov. 1 About Russia And U.S. Election

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WASHINGTON - Executives from Facebook Inc (FB.O), Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google have been asked to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election before a House of Representatives panel on Nov. 1, a congressional aide said on Thursday.

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Indian Government Considering Exemptions Sought By Apple: Official

Pic: ReutersNEW DELHI: The Indian government is considering exemptions sought by Apple Inc for setting up a unit to assemble iPhones, Ramesh Abhishek, the top bureaucrat in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, said on Thursday.

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U.S. Lawmakers Want To Restrict Internet Surveillance On Americans

Pic: ReutersA bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would overhaul aspects of the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program in an effort to install additional privacy protections.

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Drive-In Chain Sonic Says Payment Cards Possibly Hacked

Pic: ReutersU.S. fast-food chain operator Sonic Corp (SONC.O) said on Wednesday a malware attack at some of its drive-in outlets may have allowed hackers to access customers’ debit and credit card information, the latest in a string of data breaches.

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Thanks To Alexa, You Can Start A Nissan SUV With Your Voice

Pic: ReutersThe latest skill for Amazon's Alexa doesn't connect it to some gadget or appliance -- it's to lightly operate Nissan cars. Following last week's news that BMW's next models would work with the voice-controlled assistant, Nissan has announced that some of its cars will, too...so long as you just want to have it remotely start your car or unlock your doors.

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Google Launches New Phones, Speakers In Hardware Push

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

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Google Takes On GoPro, Snap With Compact Smart Camera

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Google’s announcement that it was planning to launch a smart video camera as part of its push into hardware sent shares of action camera maker GoPro Inc down more than six percent on Wednesday.

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