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Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe

Three 'community skills hubs' in Spain, Poland and Italy will open over the next couple of years

6 hours ago from The Independent

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Facebook admits social media is bad for democracy, sometimes - CNET

In a series of posts, Facebook’s leaders opened up on all the ways social media can hurt politics.

2 hours ago from CNET

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Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.

Sat 20 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians. Some signs show the problem continues

The company also found some 14,000 new Russian accounts, in another sign of how widely the effort to disrupt the 2016 election permeated social media companies.

Fri 19 Jan 18 from The Washington Post

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn’t let a child use social media

“I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on,” Cook told students at a college in Essex, England.

19 hours ago from The Washington Post

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Boing Boing blog sued over Playboy centrefolds link

The pornographic magazine wants damages for linking to an alleged pirated gallery of centrefolds.

4 hours ago from BBC Technology

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Likens Artificial Intelligence To A Fire That Must Be Properly Harnessed

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was recently interviewed, and the conversation covered many topics in the tech world. One of the areas that was touched upon was artificial intelligence (AI) and what ...

2 hours ago from HotHardware

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Google Play banner hints at dedicated audiobook section

Google Play might be close to launching a section dedicated to selling audiobooks. 9to5Google has spotted a banner displayed in the Books section of the app market announcing its arrival. ...

Sat 20 Jan 18 from Engadget

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Thai police bust leading wildlife trafficker

Police in Thailand last week detained a key figure in one of the world’s most notorious wildlife trafficking syndicates, accused of smuggling large numbers of rhino horns and elephant tusks ...

4 hours ago from Mongabay.com

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Twitter may lose the exec driving its live video strategy

Twitter's big bet on live video might be running into trouble. Wall Street Journal sources have claimed that COO Anthony Noto, the exec that has been driving Twitter's live ...

Sat 20 Jan 18 from Engadget

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