Facebook has continued its crackdown on coordinated misinformation in the Philippines.
The social media giant said on Friday it had taken down more than 200 pages, groups, and accounts in the country, which it said misled others about who they were and what they were doing.
“We’re taking down these Pages and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they posted,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, said in a statement online.
“In this case, the people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action.” Read more…
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Remember Xiaomi’s concept of a phone that folds in two places? The company publicly announced it’s working on it, and even published a few videos, but the phone is definitely still in development.
View More Xiaomi’s double-folding phone looks better than ever in new video
Well, a new video of the device has appeared on…
Do you ever remember a topic being discussed on a podcast, but can’t remember the episode’s name, or when it aired?
View More Google Podcasts search might get a lot better soon
Android Police reports that this will soon become less of a problem, as Google Podcasts has apparently started automatically tra…
There’s an Apple event later today — one in which the company will likely announce a video streaming service, and possibly more.
But something unusual has happened this time; nearly a full day before the start, you can already tune into the live stream.
Of course, it’s a publicity stunt, which Apple seems to favor more and more in recent times (remember Tim Cook’s fake DM fail ahead of the 2018 iPhone launch event?), but this one’s far more elaborate than anything we’ve seen before.
At first, the stream appears to just be showing the insides of the empty Steve Jobs Theater, where the event is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. ET Monday, from several angles. But look closely, and things start happening: Some innocuous, like a guard inspecting the place with a flashlight, and some odd, like the curtain being raised and a chat conversation being shown on the theater’s screen. Read more…
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View More Apple’s mock stream gives you something to do while you wait for today’s event
No matter who you choose, Apple wins.
View More Wireless earbuds from Beats are reportedly coming as an AirPods alternative
The just-announced second-generation AirPods may soon have some competition from Beats, but what does “competition” really mean when Apple also owns Beats? It means more options for you, the consumer, and that’s …
It’s bad enough Huawei Chief Financial Official Wanzhou Meng, who was arrested last December in Vancouver on charges ranging from fraud to money laundering, faces decades of jail time.
But now, a report from Bloomberg has revealed Meng might be a big fan of Apple products.
According to the report, a court filing has revealed Meng had her iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro, and MacBook Air seized by Canadian police at the time of her arrest. Meng also had a Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Edition — the only Huawei product on her — taken as well with the Apple products. Read more…
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View More Huawei CFO was carrying an iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air when she was arrested
Back in February, Tesla cut its customer referral program due to how much it was costing the company.
View More Tesla revives its referral program, but it’s a shadow of its former self
Elon Musk announced on Thursday that the program is back, but the incentives are admittedly much, much slimmer than they used to be.
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Android users in the EU will soon be offered a choice of browsers and alternative search engines on their devices, Google announced on Tuesday.
The announcement is unsurprising, given the European Commission (EC) slapped Google with a record $5 billion fine in July 2018 for stifling browser and search engine competition in the EU.
In a blog post, Google’s SVP of Global Affairs Kent Walker said the company will “do more to ensure that Android phone owners know about the wide choice of browsers and search engines available to download to their phones.” Read more…
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View More Google to start offering alternative browsers and search engines to Android users in the EU
Nothing like finally doing the right thing after being sued and browbeaten into it. Sort of.
View More Facebook belatedly makes it harder to run some discriminatory ads
Scandal-plagued Facebook announced March 19 that it would take steps to address one of its many structural flaws. Namely, the company will no longer al…
HBO’s Theranos documentary has finally aired, and you bet people have thoughts.
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley was always going to be a creepy watch, but what’s particularly shocking are the details of how Elizabeth Holmes managed to fool enough rich people into given her millions of dollars for technology that didn’t work.
Holmes, who modelled herself after Steve Jobs, even wore a black turtleneck. At least one person dressed for the occasion.
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View More The first reactions to the Theranos documentary are in, and yikes
Apple Store is down, and you know what that (usually) means: New Apple hardware.
And while Apple hasn’t officially announced any new hardware, there are a few hints that point to the company refreshing its iMac and iPad lineup of products.
On March 25, Apple is having an event that’s unlikely to be hardware focused; the company will probably launch new subscription services instead.
But Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman tweeted on Sunday that new iPad and iMac announcements this week would “make a real statement about how much it wants to focus its March 25th event on its news and video services.” Read more…
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View More Apple Store is down, new iMac and iPad could be on their way
Eighty-four percent of the time, it works every time.
View More Oh look, the Apple Watch might actually be good for something
A study involving more than 400,000 participants and their Apple Watches indicated that the smart device may provide some form of early warning for those experiencing the heart rate irregula…