Facebook can't guarantee social media is good for democracy

As Facebook acknowledges it plays a bigger role in society than ever, the company has attempted to try to right some of the wrongs it created, including letting its user base rank the credibility and trustworthiness of news organizations.However, the Mark Zuckerberg-led tech giant admits it isn’t sure whether social media was good for democracy.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter: How tech giants are involved in the Russia investigation

As congressional lawmakers investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, they are looking at social media’s function in the spread of misinformation.

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Hit man who killed hundreds has new career on YouTube

A Colombian hit man who has admitted murdering around 300 people and playing a role in the killings of thousands more is now making what he calls “clean money from honest work”—as a YouTube star.

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Breakup service does the dirty work

The Breakup Shop’s unconventional methods spark a conversation about the ever-increasing role technology plays in modern relationships, especially among millennials.

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Foursquare Shifts Gears

Foursquare on Thursday announced that cofounder Dennis Crowley has assumed a new executive role, and that it has raised $45 million in a new round of funding led by Union Square Ventures. Crowley has moved from his perch as CEO into the newly created position of executive chairman, which will let him focus on developing new products. Jeff Glueck, who served as COO for the past year, has taken the CEO helm. Crowley named Steven Rosenblatt, a four-year veteran of the firm, as president — essentially acting as Glueck’s copilot.

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New home for Apple Music exec Ian Rogers is French luxury giant LVMH

Former Apple Music executive Ian Rogers is reportedly headed to a new role at French luxury multinational LVMH — a firm with which Apple has some connections.

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Chicago Apple Store to host Q&A with fitness chief Jay Blahnik, hold 5K fun run

On Wednesday, Apple’s director of Fitness and Health Technologies Jay Blahnik, who played a role in realizing Apple Watch, will be at the North Michigan Avenue Apple Store in Chicago to take part in a special question and answer session, to be followed by a 5K fun run.

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Samsung jockeying to supply NAND for next-gen iPhone as Apple looks to boost storage, report says

Samsung is reportedly looking to regain its role as a major NAND flash supplier to Apple’s iPhone lineup, a lucrative deal that could bear fruit with year’s expected hardware refresh.

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US Internet Handoff Generates Sparks in Congress

The U.S. government has played a central — perhaps critical — role in the development of the Internet. Currently the U.S. retains a stewardship position in the worldwide operation of the Internet through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency within the Commerce Department. That stewardship is slated to end, however, with NTIA proposing to relinquish its presence in the operation of the Internet to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, a multistakeholder group of network players.

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Universal's Steve Jobs biopic adds Perla Haney-Jardine as Lisa Jobs

After Hollywood superstar Natalie Portman allegedly passed on the role, director Danny Boyle has reportedly settled on relatively unknown actress Perla Haney-Jardine to play Steve Jobs’s once-estranged daughter Lisa in the upcoming film biopic about the mercurial former Apple CEO.

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Leonardo DiCaprio no longer in talks to play Steve Jobs in Sony-backed biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio, who was previously in talks to play the lead role in director Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, has reportedly turned down the offer and will instead take an extended hiatus from acting.

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US military taps advanced technology to save lives

Sophisticated drone, mapping, and translation technologies will play a significant role in the U.S. military’s disaster relief efforts

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Sight unseen, Apple's competitors expect 'iWatch' to help establish wearable computing market

Apple’s role as the top trendsetter in technology is so well established that even rival companies Samsung and LG are openly admitting they hope the “iWatch,” whatever it actually is, will help expand the market for wearable devices beyond niche status.

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Apple nabs indoor navigation company CEO ahead of anticipated iOS 8 maps push

Apple has reportedly hired the cofounder and CEO of indoor location startup Wifarer for a “leadership role” — but did not acquire the company — in yet another sign that the iPhone maker is gearing up for a strong mapping push in its next-generation mobile operating system.

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