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Dealmaster: Take 22% off an Nvidia Shield TV 4K media streamer
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Enlarge (credit: TechBargains) Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on Nvidia’s Shield TV, which is currently down to $140. That’s a $40 discount, tied for the lowest price we’ve seen for the 4K media streamer. The Shield TV […]

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Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment
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The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers to directly measure the effect; surveys and correlative studies are at best suggestive. A new experimental study out of Penn State, however, directly links more social media use to […]

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Huawei phones 'blacklisted' by VLC media player     – CNET
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The phone maker cut off background apps other than its own, and now it’s offering a solution.

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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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The Best Defense Against Fake News in Social Media
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IBM just showcased Project Debater, and it just won against a top human debater using actual facts. We need the production version of this tool yesterday. Fake news is getting worse. We have always had issues with politicians and con artists trying to convince us down is up and to get us to do things […]

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Contractor hoped to sell social media surveillance to oppressive regimes
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Western companies are still interested in selling surveillance tools to governments that could easily abuse them. The Intercept claims to have leaked documents suggesting that Circinus, the defense contractor run by Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy,…

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Social Media Copies Gambling Methods 'To Create Psychological Cravings'
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Social media platforms are using the same techniques as gambling firms to create psychological dependencies and ingrain their products in the lives of their users, experts warn. From a report: These methods are so effective they can activate similar mechanisms as cocaine in the brain, create psychological cravings and even invoke “phantom calls and notifications” […]

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Homeland Security database would track bloggers, social media
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Fears about the potential effects of propaganda and fake news remain high, and American officials are determined to keep track of media outlets in a bid to curb these misinformation campaigns. The Department of Homeland Security has put out a call f…

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The Power of Social Media and the Coming Repeal of the 2nd Amendment
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One of the most powerful political organizations in the U.S. is the NRA. The president of the United States recently claimed he wasn’t afraid of the NRA, only to have an NRA spokesperson — not the president himself — later announce that the president had changed his mind. It was painful to watch the most […]

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