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Trump just noticed Europe’s $5BN antitrust fine for Google
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In other news bears shit in the woods. In today’s second day Trump news: President ‘The Donald’ has seized, belatedly, on the European Commission’s announcement yesterday that it had found Google guilty of three types of illegal antitrust behavior with its Android OS since 2011 and was fining the company $5 billion; a record breaking penalty […]

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Facebook will take down fake news that leads to violence     – CNET
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The social network has been accused of helping to spur violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India.

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Egypt's New Law Targets Social Media, Journalists For 'Fake News'
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Egypt’s parliament passed a law Monday giving the state powers to block social media users and penalize journalists for publishing fake news. “Under the law passed on Monday social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook will be treated as media outlets, which makes them subject […]

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Could a Tech Collaboration Tool Fix Dysfunctional Governments?
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Microsoft Inspire is taking place this week in Las Vegas, and a huge number of my personal friends and I were prebriefed on what the big announcements would be. Strangely, the embargo on the news lifted last week, so I’m not going to get in trouble for sharing some of the revelations. There are a […]

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News of Trump passing cognitive test may make it harder to detect dementia
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Enlarge / US President Donald Trump answers questions about the 2016 US election during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. (credit: Getty | Chris McGrath) News reports in January that President Donald Trump passed a widely used test that screens for mild […]

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Faster and farther: Bulls Cross E8 electric bike review
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Enlarge (credit: Eric Bangeman) As the managing editor of Ars Technica, one of my duties is to monitor the daily torrent of news tips and PR emails. The overwhelming majority of them is deleted after a glance, and the news tips and story ideas are passed along to the appropriate writer. Sometimes a product announcement […]

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After indictment, Russian hackers’ lives “changed forever,” ex-ambassador says
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Enlarge / US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (C) holds a news conference at the Department of Justice July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rosenstein announced indictments against 12 Russian intelligence agents for hacking computers used by the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other organizations. (credit: Chip […]

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Facebook's InfoWars problem just won't go away     – CNET
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It seems Facebook would rather shush false news than shut it off completely.

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Alaska’s last two Blockbusters are shutting down, leaving one in US
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On Thursday, Blockbuster Alaska announced that the rental chain’s last two Alaskan stores will shut down on Monday, with liquidation sales to follow. The news means that only one Blockbuster store will remain in the United States, in Bend, Oregon. “We hope to see you at our stores during the closing, even if it’s just […]

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