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USA Today asks FBI to fight Facebook bots  👤2128

2017-05-09 12:59:43

The Facebook page of US newspaper USA Today has been swamped with fake users, its parent company has said.
Gannett Co has now asked the FBI to investigate, after it estimated that half of the newspaper's Facebook following was automated.

Apple and Microsoft still haven’t saved the tablet market  👤2631

2017-05-06 09:49:27

The tablet market continues to shrink worldwide, with the beginning of 2017 marking the 10th straight quarter where shipments declined year over year.

Million hit by Google phishing scam  👤1801

2017-05-05 14:34:53

Google says it has stopped a phishing email that reached about a million of its users.

The scam claimed to come from Google Docs - a service that allows people to share and edit documents online.

Facebook nears two billion monthly users  👤2194

2017-05-04 12:02:26

Facebook's profits have jumped in the first three months of the year, as the social network closes in on two billion users, according to its latest results.

Apple sees surprise fall in iPhone sales  👤1798

2017-05-03 13:40:30

Apple sold fewer iPhones than a year ago in the first three months of 2017, the company said in its latest results.

The California firm, which is due to release a new phone later this year, said it sold 50.8 million iPhones in the period, down 1% year-on-year.

Facebook denies targeting insecure users  👤2147

2017-05-02 13:41:47

Facebook has denied it is targeting insecure young people in order to push advertising, amid a row over a leaked document.

A research paper, reported on but not published by The Australian newspaper, was said to go into detail about how teenage users post about self-image, weight loss and other issues.

Game guide malware 'targeted more than 500,000 users'  👤2062

2017-04-27 19:29:13

App-based guides for games, including Fifa and Pokemon Go, were used to target more than 500,000 Android users with malware, a cyber-security company has said.

The apps, discovered on the Google Play Store, were designed to take control of devices before downloading malware.

Unwanted ads could then be displayed to users, for example, according to researchers at Check Point.

Google acts against fake news on search engine  👤2542

2017-04-26 20:25:14

Google announced its first attempt to combat the circulation of "fake news" on its search engine with new tools allowing users to report misleading or offensive content, and a pledge to improve results generated by its algorithm.

The technology company said it would allow people to complain about misleading, inaccurate or hateful content in its autocomplete function, which pops up to suggest searches based on the first few characters typed.

'Call of Duty' Is Headed Back to World War II  👤2216

2017-04-25 14:18:01

I knew it, you knew it. Who didn't assume Activision's first-person tentpole Call of Duty was bound to time-travel back to its 20th century roots sooner or later?

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard  👤2386

2017-04-21 12:18:32

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard.

Facebook team working on brain-powered technology  👤2203

2017-04-20 18:12:59

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains.

Beware the unintended consequences of a robot revolution  👤1628

2017-04-17 17:49:53

Ask an economist or a technology expert and they will happily tell you that decades of data reliably show automation has created more jobs than it has destroyed.

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant delayed  👤1050

2017-04-15 10:02:17

Samsung has confirmed that its much-anticipated answer to Apple's Siri will be delayed.

Nikon’s D7500 is a mid-range DSLR that takes after the D500  👤1312

2017-04-13 13:45:23

Nikon has announced the D7500, a mid-range DSLR that succeeds the D7200 and shares much in common with the higher-end D500. It has the same 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor (without an antialiasing filter) as the D500, and the same Expeed 5 image processor.

Renewables' deep-sea mining conundrum  👤1306

2017-04-12 09:12:39

British scientists exploring an underwater mountain in the Atlantic Ocean have discovered a treasure trove of rare minerals.

Twitter Drops Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Over Anti-Trump Account  👤1560

2017-04-08 16:30:54

Twitter Inc on Friday dropped a lawsuit it filed the previous day against the U.S. government, saying the government had withdrawn a summons for records about who was behind an account critical of President Donald Trump.

Apple planning new iMac for 2017 and 'completely rethinking' Mac Pro  👤2607

2017-04-06 19:35:21

Apple has taken the rare step of pre-announcing major new products, confirming that it will release new iMacs later this year and a "completely rethought Mac Pro" at some point in the future.

UK public to test driverless shuttle  👤3432

2017-04-05 19:15:03

Members of the British public are getting their first extended trial of a driverless shuttle bus.

Apple exit sends UK chip firm's shares into freefall  👤2348

2017-04-03 20:34:34

Shares in UK chip designer Imagination Technologies have slumped nearly 70% after it said Apple, its largest customer, would stop using its graphics technology in the iPhone and other new products.

Google is delaying a wider release of Android Wear 2.0 to fix a software bug  👤2079

2017-03-31 19:02:40

Those patiently awaiting Google's second iteration of Android Wear will have to wait just a little longer. The company says that the general availability of Android Wear 2.0 is being held back by a software bug it's working to fix. As it stands today, the company's two LG-made smartwatches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style, have the update along with a few new third-party models that received the update just yesterday.

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