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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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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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Facebook taps user data to defend workers from threat

Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said Thursday in response to media reports of the security tactic.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Netflix's Hollywood offices locked down amid fruitless search for gunman - CNET

Netflix employees told to shelter in place during search.

21 hours ago from CNET

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Twitter has been storing your ‘deleted’ DMs for years

Twitter lets users delete direct messages from their own side of the conversation (the recipient will still get to keep a copy, unless they also choose to delete it). But it turns ...

2 hours ago from The Verge

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NBA game recaps are coming to Facebook Watch

You'll soon get to see official highlights from every NBA game on Facebook, after the two signed a deal to stream recaps on the Watch tab. The agreement covers all four of the ...

3 hours ago from Engadget

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US Copyright Office denies 'Carlton Dance' protection request

The initial lawsuit by 2 Milly seemed to spark a deluge of similar complaints. Fellow rapper BlocBoy JB is suing. Two juveniles commonly known as Orange Shirt Kid and Backpack Kid, with the ...

3 hours ago from Techspot

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