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Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots

Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots

The staggering figure of more than three billion fake accounts blocked by Facebook over a six-month period highlights the challenges faced by social networks ...

Microsoft tops trillion-dollar mark for first time

Microsoft tops trillion-dollar mark for first time

Microsoft hit the trillion-dollar value mark on Thursday for the first time, becoming the third technology giant to reach the symbolic milestone.

New Australian laws could see social media execs jailed over terror images

New Australian laws could see social media execs jailed over terror images

Australia pledged Saturday to introduce new laws that could see social media executives jailed and tech giants fined billions for failing to remove extremist material from their platforms.

UN eyes rule for automatic emergency braking systems in new cars

UN eyes rule for automatic emergency braking systems in new cars

Dozens of countries have come out in favour of fresh international regulation requiring all new cars and lighter motor vehicles to be equipped with automatic emergency braking systems, the UN said Tuesday.

Automation to hit most jobs, but overall impact 'muted': study

Automation to hit most jobs, but overall impact 'muted': study

Artificial intelligence and automation will lead to job losses in ‘virtually all occupational groups’ over the coming decades in the United States, but the overall impact on employment will be ‘muted,’ ...

Bulgaria extradites Russian hacker to US: embassy

Bulgaria extradites Russian hacker to US: embassy

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday.

Apple to broaden iPhone lineup with more screen

Apple to broaden iPhone lineup with more screen

Apple on Wednesday was expected to unveil new iPhones, playing up eye-grabbing edge-to-edge screens in a bid to strengthen its position in a largely saturated global smartphone market.

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent Alphabet announced Tuesday it was raising the profile of two ‘moonshot’ projects -- one for drone delivery and the other for global internet connectivity with balloons.

Facebook expands fact-check effort to photos, videos

Facebook expands fact-check effort to photos, videos

Facebook said Thursday it would launch fact-checking of photos and videos as it expands the effort to curb misinformation to more countries.

Trump appeals court ruling he can't block Twitter critics

Trump appeals court ruling he can't block Twitter critics

The US Justice Department has said it will appeal a federal judge's ruling that President Donald Trump cannot legally block Twitter users who disagree with him.

Trump says working with Xi to save telecom giant ZTE

Trump says working with Xi to save telecom giant ZTE

US President Donald Trump said Sunday he was working with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to prevent telecom giant ZTE from going out of business after it was hit by an American technology sales ban.

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday the world's largest social network will soon include a new dating feature -- while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority ...