Facebook removes Russian accounts operating in the Former Soviet Union

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it turns out the Russians are prettyyy good at Facebook.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Russian trolls have been busy. Facebook said in a blog post published Thursday that it has removed over 500 Facebook accounts, pages, and Instagram profiles linked to Russia for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” That means misrepresenting the true identity of […]

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Judge rules that Feds can’t force a person to unlock their phones

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Tim Cook says 2019 is the year we do something about data privacy.Image: ARIS OIKONOMOU/AFP/Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook is on a crusade to make tech companies care more about their users’ privacy. In an op-ed for Time Magazine, Cook once again called for a sweeping change within the tech industry and how companies […]

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Apple lost $57 billion in market value following Tim Cooks warning to investors

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Apple is on track for its biggest single day loss in 6 years.Image: THOMAS TRUTSCHEL/PHOTOTHEK VIA GETTY IMAGES After halting stock trading yesterday to announce a revenue projection reduction of about $9 billion, Apple stock opened on Thursday at $144. It was around a $14 drop from its already plummeting price when the markets closed […]

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HQ Trivia boss Colin Kroll is dead at 35 after an apparent drug overdose

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Image: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Variety Colin Kroll, the 35-year-old CEO and co-founder of mobile game sensation HQ Trivia, was found dead after an apparent drug overdose on Saturday night. An NYPD official confirmed to The Daily Beast that authorities found Kroll in his bed, unconscious and unresponsive, shortly before midnight on Saturday. Police were […]

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The Chinese digital economy can’t be slowed down. Heres a look at how and why.

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Image: Photo by Wolfram K from Pexels Anyone who regularly reads business news will recognize the Chinese companies consistently making headlines: Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, and Xiaomi. These companies have established a major role in the global economy. Today, they dominate everything from e-commerce to the Chinese entertainment industry. One of the reasons these organizations have […]

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Audio of Jamal Khashoggi’s death probably didn’t come from Apple Watch

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Jamal Khashoggi disappeared behind these doors at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul.Image:  Isa Terli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Amid the news of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and likely death in Turkey sits a technological mystery involving an Apple Watch. Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Turkish authorities had audio recordings that confirmed Khashoggi’s death inside […]

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Apple debuts Apple Watch Series 4 with edge-to-edge display

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Image: screenshot: jake krol Guys, isn’t growth beautiful? So proud of Apple for how far it’s come, watch-wise. 😪 At its product event Wednesday, Apple unveiled a brand spankin’ new smartwatch: the Apple Watch Series 4.  SEE ALSO: Live from Apple’s 2018 iPhone event While the Series 3 seriously ramped up the Watch’s abilities by […]

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The tech industry actually is a lot like the Wild West but not in the ways you might think

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Bandits and sheriffs? Not so much. Capitalism, graft, and regulation? A tale old as time.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Strap on your spurs and pull up those chaps! The U.S. government and the tech industry are gearing up for a good old-fashioned Wild West showdown — but not in the way you might think. During Twitter’s and […]

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Russian trolls spread pro- and anti-vaccine tweets, study says

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Not good.Image: Jeffrey Hamilton/getty Well this is disturbing.  Apparently not content to merely meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, Russian trolls now stand accused of spreading a type of misinformation that could have literal deadly effects: anti-vaccine propaganda.   So finds a new study published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, which found […]

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