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Facebook security chief responds to news algorithm critics     – CNET
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Alex Stamos calls the fake-news problem more complicated than many know.

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Saying goodbye to the proto-social network of AOL Instant Messenger
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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Many people remember specific, weird things about September 11, 2001. For me, it was a headline about stamps tucked into the chaos. As I started to absorb the horror of the day through TV and online news sources that Tuesday morning, I noticed an odd inflection point highlighted on […]

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Fake news thrives because we desperately want to believe it     – CNET
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Commentary: Never have people been so eager to spread and believe false information, as the Vegas massacre reminded us yet again.

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Microsoft Releases 'Next Generation' Preview of Skype For Linux
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BrianFagioli writes: Friday, Microsoft released a refreshed preview of Skype for Linux. There are both DEB and RPM packages available, making it easy to install on, say, Ubuntu, Debian, or Fedora. In fact, I successfully installed it on Pop!_OS earlier today. Believe it or not, the new interface is quite nice, making it something I […]

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Plex streams clips of news you can use for free, with ads     – CNET
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The popular video app’s News section aggregates on-demand video clips from 190 sources including CNN, CBS News, Newsy and local broadcast affiliates.

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Two-thirds of Americans don’t bother seeking out science news
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Enlarge (credit: Victor Carreon) There are a host of issues, like vaccine safety, climate change, and GMO foods, where public opinion is a poor match for our scientific standing. That has led a lot of people to ask how we could do better at getting scientific information out to the public. But the Pew Research Center […]

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Barack Obama warned Mark Zuckerberg about impact of fake news     – CNET
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The former president tried to give the Facebook CEO a wake-up call.

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Friend Request film review: Another Facebook horror film? Yes—and it’s solid
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Marina doesn’t like what she sees on a social networking site. And thus, the evil of Friend Request begins. (credit: Warner Bros.) Friend Request is the second “Facebook horror film” to receive wide release in the past two years. That number may either seem too high or too low to you, but it’s certainly fertile […]

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iOS 11 Is Here; Update Your Devices Now
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It looks like there is some good news for people who have been eagerly waiting for the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, the iOS 11. The latest version of iOS is out, available for iPhones and iPads. So, what does it bring in addition to what you have already on […]

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