Facebook considers major news feed changes

Facebook Inc. is considering changing how it prioritizes news stories in users’ feeds to give better placement to media outlets deemed more trustworthy, as the company continues efforts to limit the exposure of false news, people familiar with the matter said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/facebook-considers-major-news-feed-changes.html

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What is Speculative Execution?

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Speculative execution has been in the news of late, typically when discussing the Meltdown and Spectre bugs. We explain the topic.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261792-what-is-speculative-execution?source=Computing

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Full Disclosure Applies to Internal Security Too

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ve probably noticed a few recent reports about companies that may have been a little less than candid about security issues. For example, we recently learned that Uber experienced a breach in 2016. As we’ve also learned from subsequent press reports, the company may have paid the attacker to remain silent about that breach instead of acknowledging it publicly and openly. Along similar lines, we all probably remember — and are still dealing with the consequences of — the Equifax breach, which exposed the credit histories of millions of individuals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85024.html?rss=1

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Snapchat Draws Bright Line Between 'Social' and 'Media'

Snap aims to combat fake news on Snapchat by separating content from professional creators from postings by friends and family. Stories and Chats from friends will appear on the left side of the camera, while Stories from content creators, publishers and other members of the community will appear on the right side of the camera. Snapchat aims to disentangle “social” from “media,” according to Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, by offering users a personalized content feed tailored to their own behavior rather than basing it on what their friends post.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84981.html?rss=1

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Facebook boasts of removing fake news in Germany, but journalists aren’t so sure

Facebook is finally rolling out its fake news identification tools, starting in Germany. The company’s decision comes on the back of mounting criticism against the social network in the country. It’s unclear how well it’s working.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/15/facebook-boasts-removing-fake-news-in-germany-but-journalists-aren-t-so-sure.html

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Google will revamp algorithm after surfacing fake news tweets on Texas church shooter

Google says it will improve its algorithm after surfacing fake news tweets on Texas gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, who killed 26 people in a horrific church attack Sunday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/09/google-will-revamp-algorithm-after-surfacing-fake-news-tweets-on-texas-church-shooter.html

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Here are the Russia Facebook ads that tried to dupe you

In the flurry of election-related posts to hit your News Feed last year, did you happen to scroll past ones that mentioned the “Islamization of Texas” or calls for Texas to secede?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/01/here-are-russia-facebook-ads-that-tried-to-dupe.html

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In Silicon Valley, this job pays a 'startling' salary

US News & World Report is out with a list of the 10 best jobs for millennials (No. 1 is web developer, No. 2 is dental hygienist), and says its list took into consideration the group’s priorities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/30/in-silicon-valley-this-job-pays-startling-salary.html

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Facebook is continuing the fight against fake news with a new button

Intended to help individuals make more informed decisions about the types of news that they read, share, and ultimately, believe, Facebook’s new “i” button will give readers additional information about the source.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/facebook-is-continuing-fight-against-fake-news-with-new-button.html

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More than 10 million people saw the political ads Russia bought on Facebook last year

Remember when Facebook was so quick to dismiss the reports saying fake news spreading on the social network may have played a crucial role in last year’s presidential election?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/03/more-than-10-million-people-saw-political-ads-russia-bought-on-facebook-last-year.html

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Las Vegas shooting: Facebook, Google surfaced fake news

Fake news quickly surfaced on Facebook and Google’s platforms in the aftermath of Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/03/las-vegas-shooting-facebook-google-surfaced-fake-news.html

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Google Adds a Brick to Online Publishers' Paywalls

Google on Monday announced that it was dropping its decade-old policy of requiring media and news publishers to provide a limited amount of free content. The so-called “first click free” policy meant that publishers had to make a certain amount of content available to users who conducted a search on Google, even if their stories, videos or images otherwise were behind a paywall. Media publishers had been required to provide at least three free stories or similar content before those clicking on links via Google would have to pay.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84849.html?rss=1

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Facebook used anti-Semitic ad categories, report says

Facebook enabled advertisers to target the news feeds of users who expressed anti-Semitic interests, according to a report by ProPublica Thursday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/14/facebook-used-anti-semitic-ad-categories-report-says.html

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Apple's iPhone 8 release is coming later than expected

The good news is that we only have to wait a few more days before Apple introduces the iPhone 8, a device that will arguably introduce more new features than any other iPhone release in history.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/08/apples-iphone-8-release-is-coming-later-than-expected.html

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3 insider tips to enjoying podcasts

More than a century after the radio was invented, people are still using it for news, entertainment and passing the time on long trips. I know this firsthand: I host a national talk show that’s broadcast on more than 400 top radio stations across the U.S. and on Armed Forces Radio internationally.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/03/3-insider-tips-to-enjoying-podcasts.html

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Facebook now has a dedicated Trending News section on mobile

Getting your news from Facebook may be getting a little easier. The social media giant has brought its redesigned Trending News section to mobile. iOS and Android users can enjoy the latest stories deemed most popular by others.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/15/facebook-now-has-dedicated-trending-news-section-on-mobile.html

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