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Apple Releases Retro Version of iTunes
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Apple has made a retro version of iTunes available, 12.6.3, reviving features removed by the mammoth 12.7 overhaul it released last month. News of the release surfaced Monday in a post on Reddit by user vista980622. The company was low key about the release, saying in an online post dated Sept. 23 that the retro […]

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Report Probes Social Media's Threat to Democracy
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Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others may pose a threat to American democracy, suggests a new report from The Omidyar Group. The report follows recent disclosures about targeted dark post advertising, fake news and other abuses propagated by Russian troll farms during the 2016 presidential election. Among the questions the report raises […]

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IRS Suspends $7 Million Contract With Equifax After Malware Discovered
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After malware was discovered on Equifax’s website again, the IRS decided late Thursday that it would temporarily suspend the agency’s $7.1 million data security contract with the company. CBS News reports: In September, Equifax revealed that it had exposed 143 million consumer files — containing names, addresses, Social Security numbers and even bank account information […]

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Tom Wheeler to Ajit Pai: “Why the silence” about Trump’s media threats?
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Enlarge / Tom Wheeler, when he was Federal Communications Commission Chairman, at left, listens to then-FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai testify before the House Judiciary Committee about Internet regulation on March 25, 2015. President Donald Trump promoted Pai to chairman to succeed Wheeler. (credit: Chip Somodvellia/Getty Images) Tom Wheeler, the former chairman of the Federal Communications […]

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Judge wants to know if Allergan’s tribal patent deal is a “sham”
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Enlarge / CEO of Allergan Brenton Saunders addresses employees at a production site in Pringy, France. (credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images) Last month, the drug company Allergan made news for a deal in which it gave six of its patents to a Native American tribe in order to avoid a patent review process called inter partes review, […]

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Dow Jones posts fake story claiming Google was buying Apple
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Enlarge / The Steve Jobs auditorium on Apple’s new campus. The fake news story said Google employees would be moving into Apple’s headquarters. The Dow Jones newswire rattled markets on Tuesday by publishing a clearly fake story claiming that Google was buying Apple. The story claimed that Apple founder Steve Jobs put the purchase price—an […]

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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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