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Twitter users can now control who replies to their tweet

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Tuesday rolled out a moderation feature that would allow its users to limit how many people can reply to their tweets, giving account-holders more control over conversations on their page. All accounts, including those of elected officials, can now select the people who will be allowed to reply while composing a new tweet, Twitter […]

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Facebook removed seven million posts in second quarter for false coronavirus information

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Tuesday it removed 7 million posts in the second quarter for sharing false information about the novel coronavirus, including content that promoted fake preventative measures and exaggerated cures. It released the data as part of its sixth Community Standards Enforcement Report, which it introduced in 2018 along with more stringent decorum rules in […]

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Microsoft delays biggest Xbox launch game Halo Infinite

SEATTLE (BLOOMBERG) – Microsoft Corp’s Xbox team said its biggest video game for the November launch of its new console, “Halo Infinite,” is delayed until next year, citing multiple factors including the Covid-19 outbreak. The change was made “to ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision,” according to a statement posted […]

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Facebook removes seven million posts for sharing false information on coronavirus

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Tuesday it removed 7 million posts in the second quarter for sharing false information about the novel coronavirus, including content that promoted fake preventative measures and exaggerated cures. Facebook released the data as part of its sixth Community Standards Enforcement Report, which it introduced in 2018 along with more stringent decorum rules in […]

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Amazon in Talks to Turn Closed Malls Into Fulfillment Centers

Business has been booming for Amazon. As the company continues to ride the wave of its success, further expansion seems to be the logical step forward; Wall Street Journal has made a new report noting the e-commerce giant is currently negotiating agreements to turn closed malls into fulfillment centers. It appears that even before the current COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon and […]

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In finding U.S. disaster loan fraudsters, YouTube, Instagram are just the start: watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For small business owners or others searching for advice on applying for a U.S. government disaster loan, there’s plenty to be found on social media. But that’s just the beginning of potentially fraudulent activity the Small Business Administration’s top watchdog is keen to root out. The inspector general at the SBA, the agency tasked with doling out […]

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Twitter Is Now Reportedly Looking to Acquire TikTok

Early last week, Donald Trump issued an executive order banning ByteDance‘s massively popular app TikTok, deeming it a national security threat due to its Chinese ownership. At the same time, Trump set a deadline for the acquisition of the company if it wishes to continue operating in the U.S., which will expire on September 15. In light of this, Twitter […]

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MTA wants Apple to update FaceID so riders don’t have to unmask

The MTA is urging Apple to update its facial-recognition technology so riders don’t have to take their masks off to unlock their phones. In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, MTA Chairman Patrick Foye asked that the tech giant to “accelerate the development of new technologies and solutions” to keep riders’ faces covered up, citing instances of customers “removing […]

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Android: 3 simple signs your smartphone has hidden malware you need to delete now

One of the worst things that can happen to your Android smartphone is that your device is infected with malware. This can have dire consequences for your smartphone, including handing over personal information to cyber criminals, slowing down your shiny new phone, or filling legitimate apps and web browser windows with resource-intensive adverts to generate revenue for digital crooks. And […]

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SoftBank drops operating profit measure as Son plays cash defence

TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp broke with tradition on Tuesday and did not disclose operating profit in its quarterly results, saying the measure was “not useful” to gauge performance, and instead pointed to a $2.8 billion gain at its Vision Fund. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son has long emphasised the total value of assets as his preferred yardstick. Yet by […]

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