US Facebook fine over privacy could be in billions: reports

A US investigation into privacy violations by Facebook could result in a record fine running to billions of dollars, media reports said Friday.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Facebook “working on additional changes” to beat down anti-vaxxers

Facebook ponders demoting anti-vax nonsense as measles cases surge.

4 hours ago from Ars Technica

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Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Early Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sells for Record-Setting $100,150

You might think spending $60 on a new AAA video game is a lot, but three video game enthusiasts just spent more than $100,000 on a single game, and they don't even plan to play it. The post ...

16 minutes ago from Extremetech

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Jack Dorsey says Twitter could soon let users 'clarify' old tweets

Twitter has some good news for users who may be embarrassed by old tweets. The firm is considering rolling out a 'clarification' tool that would let users revise or annotate older posts.

3 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Samsung unveils its thinnest, lightest tablet ever

Samsung is still the one to beat in the world of Android tablets. In our recent ‘Best Tablets’ feature, we voted its Galaxy Tab S4 the best option in the category, with the Galaxy Tab S3 in ...

7 hours ago from Techspot

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Samsung is opening its first US retail stores in Los Angeles, New York and Houston

February 20 is going to be a big day for Samsung. In addition to hosting its latest Unpacked event where we expect to see both the Galaxy S10 and Samsung’s new foldable smartphone, the South ...

8 hours ago from Techspot

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AI text generator too dangerous to release, say creators

Developers cite concerns over fake news proliferation and risk of online impersonation

11 hours ago from The Independent

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An AI tool auto-generates fake news, bogus tweets, and plenty of gibberish

Fed with billions of words, this algorithm dreams up convincing articles and shows how AI could power disinformation campaigns.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from MIT Technology Review

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Amazon invests in electric vehicle startup Rivian

Electric vehicle startup Rivian on Friday announced a $700 million investment round led by Amazon, which recently pumped money into a young self-driving car technology firm.

3 hours ago from TechXplore

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