23 April 2017
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20/04/2017 12:53

Facebook out to read minds

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Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

19/04/2017 06:23

Zuckerberg vows work to prevent next «Facebook killer»

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday vowed to work to keep the world's leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday.

19/04/2017 05:30

Facebook pushes to augment reality through smartphones

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Facebook on Tuesday launched a mission to make smartphone cameras windows to augmented reality, focusing on what people have in hand instead of waiting for high-tech eyewear.

19/04/2017 00:08

US «Facebook killer» takes own life after police chase

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A US gunman accused of murdering an elderly grandfather and posting the footage on Facebook killed himself after a brief police chase, bringing to a close a frantic nationwide manhunt.

17/04/2017 06:25

Police seek US suspect accused of committing murder on Facebook

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Police on Sunday were searching for a gunman they said murdered a man live on Facebook in the US state of Ohio.

09/01/2017 06:29

Detroit braces for Trump tweets as auto show opens

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The global auto industry on Monday was bracing for more confrontational tweets from President-elect Donald Trump, with the festive Detroit auto show due to kick off here.

03/01/2017 23:39

Kim Kardashian breaks social media silence

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Following months of silence, reality television star Kim Kardashian reemerged on social media Tuesday, posting a photograph of herself with rapper husband Kanye West and their two children.

17/12/2016 07:03

Facebook lets users click to report fake news

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Facebook on Thursday unveiled a tool that allows users to report fake news, a move aimed at stemming a wave of misinformation some claim influenced the 2016 US election.

12/12/2016 06:26

Sydney New Year fireworks to be live streamed on Facebook

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Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks, which traditionally kick off the world's major celebrations, are set to be streamed live on Facebook for the first time, officials said on Monday.

04/12/2016 11:19

Big data helped Trump even after he scorned it

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Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools for his presidential campaign -- but those techniques might well have propelled him to victory.

04/12/2016 10:23

Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back -- on Twitter

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President-elect Donald Trump has reacted to a comedy sketch that mocked his penchant for sending tweets -- by sending a tweet. Trump again lambasted the show «Saturday Night Live,» on which he is played by actor Alec Baldwin.

30/11/2016 10:09

Hillary, pizza and a phony sex scandal: the power of «fake news»

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The internet rumor had the makings of a bizarrely sordid scandal involving a top political aide to Hillary Clinton, allegations of pedophilia and a restaurant in an upscale part of Washington.

21/11/2016 17:40

Facebook announces 500 new jobs in «global hub» London

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Facebook on Monday became the latest US tech giant to announce new investment in Britain with hundreds of extra jobs but hinted its success depended on skilled migration after Britain leaves the European Union.

20/11/2016 06:38

Facebook's Zuckerberg urges post-Trump world not to «disconnect»

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg called on world leaders Saturday to forge a more «connected» planet, something he said was under threat after Donald Trump's US election win and Britain's «Brexit» vote.

05/11/2016 22:32

«Bots» step up for 2016 election news coverage

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If you're reading about the US election, some of that news is likely to come to you from a «bot.» Automated systems known as «bots» or «robo-journalism» have been around for years, but they are playing a bigger role in coverage this year amid technology advances and stretched media resources.

19/10/2016 12:13

Online sharing a treasure trove for snoops

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They show what we like, reveal who we've been with and flag where we are going. Social networks offer windows into people's lives, and exploiting those insights is big business -- with some sounding the alarm over the ever-growing intrusion from corporations and governments alike.

16/10/2016 07:51

New messaging apps gain traction in workplace

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Looking to break out of a «messy» email situation, the nonprofit group dosomething.org recently switched over to a new way of communicating among its far-flung teams.

09/10/2016 07:45

Tech giants race for edge in artificial intelligence

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Major technology firms are racing to infuse smartphones and other internet-linked devices with software smarts that help them think like people. Here are some of the offerings available.

07/10/2016 11:10

Ex-007 Brosnan shakes and stirs with Indian pan ad

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Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan sparked ridicule on social media Friday by starring in a new James Bond-style spoof commercial for an Indian mouth freshener that left fans shaken and stirred.

03/10/2016 14:57

Advertising on mobile: it's all about «stopping the thumb»

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Almost 80 years old, the deodorant Old Spice is learning new tricks for finding customers in the era of smartphones and social media.

29/09/2016 18:16

Sex and phones: MTV launches global Snapchat series

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MTV is launching several series exclusively for its international Snapchat users -- and the topics will, aptly, include phones.

22/09/2016 16:25

Twitter sees jump in official requests to remove posts

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Twitter saw a jump in official requests to remove posts in the first half of this year, the company said Wednesday. Removal requests were up 13 percent, with the largest volumes coming from Turkey and Russia, which have historically led the pack asking Twitter to get rid of content.

11/07/2016 21:53

Families of US-Israeli victims sue Facebook over Palestinian attacks

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Israeli and American victims of Palestinian attacks sued Facebook Monday, claiming that the internet giant enables the militant Hamas group to use its platform and demanding $1 billion in damages.

17/06/2016 10:44

Facebook out to play at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016

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Facebook has come a long way since early days when «Farmville» players reached out to one another for help tending virtual acreage. But, the leading social network was very much in the game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that ends Thursday in Los Angeles.

16/06/2016 10:54

Live-streaming of attacks a challenge for social media

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As more gruesome crimes and attacks show up on live online video, social media platforms are facing new challenges on preventing the spread of gruesome and horrific content.

27/03/2016 16:55

Microsoft grounds foul-mouthed teen-speak bot

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A Microsoft «chatbot» designed to converse like a teenage girl was grounded on Thursday after its artificial intelligence software was coaxed into firing off hateful, racist comments online.

20/10/2015 19:08

Irish court orders investigation into Facebook data transfers

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Ireland's High Court on Tuesday ordered the Irish data protection agency to examine whether to suspend the transfer of Facebook users' data from Europe to the United States.

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