Snapchat CEO: Social media fueled the rise of ‘fake news’

In his first editorial ever, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has pulled no punches on his social media brethren, saying the rise of social media begat the rise of “fake news.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/29/snapchat-ceo-social-media-fueled-rise-fake-news.html

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Twitter explains why Trump's account hasn't been suspended

Twitter for the first time is explaining why President Trump’s tweets don’t get pulled when they seem to at least skirt the site’s rules.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/twitter-explains-why-trumps-account-hasnt-been-suspended.html

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Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements


Several top U.S. advertisers — including AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson — this week pulled out of their agreements with YouTube due to their ads appearing with videos advocating extremism, or with other offensive content. Such placements represent violations of their agreements with Google, according to the companies. “Once we were notified that our ads were appearing on non-sanctioned websites, we took immediate action to suspend this type of ad placement and launched an investigation,” Verizon said in a statement.

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Apple suspends 5K LG panel sales following hardware problems, will ship new displays in 5-6 weeks

Apple has pulled LG’s latest display from sale after its failures became common knowledge, but no one is offering anyone who already bought these devices much in the way of support.

The post Apple suspends 5K LG panel sales following hardware problems, will ship new displays in 5-6 weeks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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It's Time for Comcast to Get Off the Wireless Fence


Comcast tried to give wireless a go several years ago. It failed. It pulled out of wireless, sold its spectrum and was done. Now, wireless has expanded and changed, and competitors like AT&T’s U-verse and DirecTV are using wireless to deliver television programming. I’ll bet Comcast now wishes it never sold off its wireless spectrum. So, what can we expect from the company going forward in the wireless space? If it jumps in again, will it be successful this time around?
Comcast recently acknowledged it was weighing its options in wireless.

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Bug in Adobe Creative Cloud updater erases root level Mac data

Article Image Adobe has pulled its most recent Creative Cloud update after the version was found to contain an errant script that automatically deletes locally stored Mac user data without warning.

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Google Strikes Back at Ad Blockers


Google this week reportedly pulled one mobile ad blocker from the Google Play store and prevented another from being updated. The moves come on the heels of Samsung’s announcement this week that it was opening up its mobile Web browser to ad blockers. AdBlock Fast, which was one of the first blockers to take advantage of Samsung’s largesse, was tossed from Google Play. Google reportedly cited Section 4.4 of the Android Developer Distribution Agreement as the reason for sacking the app.

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Bad Batteries May Cause Hoverboard Craze to Flame Out


Amazon has pulled some of this holiday season’s most popular gifts from its website amid safety concerns, according to reports that surfaced Monday. It apparently stopped selling several brands of electric self-balancing scooters — aka “hoverboards” — including the Swagway. The move comes on the heels of last week’s news that Delta Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines no longer would allow the devices on flights, either as carry-ons or in checked luggage. Reports of fires and even explosions have made headlines in the past month.

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Apple pulls popular Instagram client 'InstaAgent' from iOS App Store after malware discovery

Article Image A popular Instagram profile analyzer was on Tuesday pulled from the iOS App Store after being outed as malware by a German developer who found the app harvesting usernames and passwords.

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Privacy concerns force South Korea to pull plug on child monitoring app

The most widely used child surveillance app in South Korea has been pulled from the market after security specialists raised serious concerns about the program’s safety.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/02/privacy-concerns-force-south-korea-to-pull-plug-on-child-monitoring-app.html

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Apple unveils refreshed iMacs with Skylake, 4K and 5K Retina displays

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Apple pulled back the curtain on its latest round of iMac refreshes, and the upgrades are pretty significant — with the exception of storage improvements.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/216145-apple-unveils-refreshed-imacs-with-skylake-4k-and-5k-retina-displays

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Apple Leaves Nest Thermostat Out in the Cold


Apple reportedly has pulled the Nest smart thermostat from both its online and brick-and-mortar stores, possibly paving the way for its own line of smart home appliances. The thermostat apparently disappeared from Apple’s product offerings earlier this month. Apple’s stores now are selling the Ecobee 3, a thermostat that works with Apple’s HomeKit, an Internet of Things platform that’s part of iOS. HomeKit allows users to control devices in the home via an iPhone or iPad. The newly launched Ecobee 3 retails for $249.

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Split loyalties: Apple may pull back from Samsung chip deal due to low yields

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A new rumor suggests that Apple has pulled back 30% of its A9 orders from Samsung, opting instead to take the design to TSMC. That’s a huge blow, if true — but the timeline is hard to square with Apple’s traditional launch cycles.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/203540-split-loyalties-apple-may-pull-back-from-samsung-chip-deal-due-to-low-yields

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Intel Pulls Ads Under Pressure From Angry Antifeminist Gamers


Intel confirmed that it pulled its advertising from a gaming website and community hub after it received feedback from its customers. However, the fact that Intel pulled its ads from Gamasutra is just one part of a story that involved a coordinated campaign dubbed “Operation Disrespectful Nod,” orchestrated by the supporters of #GamerGate. The campaign was directed against a group of so-called social justice warriors made up of writers, journalists and developers.

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Dr. Dre, Tyrese share Heineken-fueled celebration of Apple's alleged Beats acquisition

In a video initially posted to Facebook and subsequently pulled, West Coast rappers Dr. Dre — the cofounder of Beats Electronics — and Tyrese appear to be celebrating the rumored sale of Dre’s headphone brand to Apple, seeming to confirm that the deal is legitimate.



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