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Facebook Puts Fake Accounts On Its Most-Wanted List

Facebook is taking aim at fake news, and part of that hunt is snuffing out fake user accounts.

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Apple Considers Bidding For Toshiba's Chip Business: Report

Pic: ReutersApple Inc is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp's semiconductor business, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday - the latest twist in the sale of the world's second-biggest flash memory chipmaker.

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Snap Shares Drop Following Strong Growth By Instagram Stories

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Shares of Snapchat-owner Snap fell 1.2 percent on Thursday after rival Instagram, owned by Facebook, said more than 200 million people a day use its Stories feature, which competes against Snapchat.

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Instagram Stories Now More Popular Than Snapchat

Watch out, Snapchat. Instagram on Thursday announced that more than 200 million people now use its Stories feature every day.

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Toshiba Denies Report Of Suspension Of Chip Unit Sale Process

Pic: ReutersToshiba Corp on Friday denied a Bloomberg report that the company had temporarily suspended all meetings and decisions over the sale of its memory chip business to address concerns raised by an industry partner.

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Facebook Cracks Down On 30,000 Fake Accounts In France

Pic: ReutersLONDON/SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc said on Thursday it suspended 30,000 accounts in France as the social network giant steps up efforts to stop the spread of fake news, misinformation and spam.

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Tesla Jumps After Elon Musk Teases Commercial Truck, Pickup

Pic: ReutersShares of Tesla (TSLA.O) jumped nearly 3 percent on Thursday after Chief Executive Elon Musk said the electric car company expects to unveil its planned commercial truck in September.

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Microsoft Says U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Requests More Than Doubled

Pic: ReutersMicrosoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Thursday it had received at least a thousand surveillance requests from the U.S. government that sought user content for foreign intelligence purposes during the first half of 2016.

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T-Mobile, Dish Bid Combined $14 Billion In U.S. Airwaves Auction: FCC

Pic: ReutersT-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) bid $8 billion and Dish Network Corp (DISH.O) $6.2 billion to win the bulk of broadcast airwaves spectrum for sale in a government auction, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday.

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Facebook Failed To Remove Reported Extremist Posts - The Times

Facebook failed to remove dozens of instances of extremist and child pornography even after the social network's moderators were directly informed of the potentially illegal content, an investigation by The Times showed on Thursday.

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