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Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Oct 18
Facebook's effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect - though that finding comes with a major caveat.

Twitter CEO Vows to Police Sexual Harassment, Hate, Violence

Twitter CEO Vows to Police Sexual Harassment, Hate, Violence

Oct 18
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is promising the company will do a better job weeding out sexual harassment, hateful symbols and violent groups from its short messaging service.

Body Cameras, Now Gun Cameras? Some Police Trying Them Out

Body Cameras, Now Gun Cameras? Some Police Trying Them Out

By Dave Collins | Oct 18
A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 10 Update and Laptops

Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 10 Update and Laptops

Oct 18
Microsoft has begun rolling out an update to its Windows 10 operating system, hoping to spark enthusiasm for its virtual- and augmented-reality ambitions.

Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Oct 18
Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.

Twitter Turns Over 'Handles' of 201 Russia-Linked Accounts

Twitter Turns Over 'Handles' of 201 Russia-Linked Accounts

By Ryan Nakashima | Oct 17
Twitter has handed over to Senate investigators the profile names, or "handles," of 201 accounts linked to Russian attempts at influencing the 2016 presidential election.

Facebook Takes on Food Delivery, Challenges Uber and Others

Facebook Takes on Food Delivery, Challenges Uber and Others

Oct 17
Several online services already offer food delivery, but that doesn't mean Facebook won't jump on board anyway.

Netflix Sinking Deeper Into Debt to Fuel Subscriber Growth

Netflix Sinking Deeper Into Debt to Fuel Subscriber Growth

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 17
Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service.

Massachusetts On Its Way to Banning Bump Stock Gun Devices

Massachusetts On Its Way to Banning Bump Stock Gun Devices

By Steve LeBlanc | Oct 16
Massachusetts is on its way to becoming the first state since the Las Vegas shooting massacre to outlaw devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic fully automatic guns.

Man Sues City for Arresting Him Over Parody Facebook Page

Man Sues City for Arresting Him Over Parody Facebook Page

By Dake Kang | Oct 16
A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech.

Raising Awareness of Sexual Harassment, Social Media Flooded with 'Me Too' Posts

Raising Awareness of Sexual Harassment, Social Media Flooded with 'Me Too' Posts

Oct 16
Thousands of women are responding to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault following the recent revelation of decades of allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Facebook Gets Real About Broadening Virtual Reality's Appeal

Facebook Gets Real About Broadening Virtual Reality's Appeal

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 15
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company's Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses.

Target Joins Other Retailers in Offering Voice Shopping

Target Joins Other Retailers in Offering Voice Shopping

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 15
Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.

Emergency Alerts Draw Complaints in Fast-Moving Wildfires

Emergency Alerts Draw Complaints in Fast-Moving Wildfires

By Paul Elias and Michael R. Blood | Oct 14
The story is repeated again and again: The dead of night, no warning, then panic after realizing the smoke and flames were approaching.

Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored with Hot-Button Phrases

Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored with Hot-Button Phrases

By Ryan Nakashima and Larry Fenn | Oct 14
An Associated Press analysis of the content on a now-shuttered Facebook page called "Being Patriotic" shows it's colored with words like "illegal," ''country" and "American" and phrases like "illegal alien," ''Sharia law" and "Welfare state."

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