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How curated articles could help Facebook fight fake news

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

Facebook is ramping up its efforts to serve as a news source for its users by developing a tool that highlights news stories from established sources rather than fake news sites. 

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Apple letter drops hints about self-driving car development

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

In an open letter, Apple encouraged the government to level the autonomous car playing field between 'new entrants' and 'established manufacturers' – in a way that would allow Apple to continue its own secretive research and development.

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Could Apple drones take on Google Maps?

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

The craft will record changes to road conditions and track construction areas, providing on-the-fly travel updates to users.

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'Driver mode': An answer to distracted driver fatalities?

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

Crashes caused by distracted driving spiked in 2015. The Department of Transportation hopes a distraction-limiting 'driver mode' for cellphones may provide part of the solution.

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Why did Twitter buy little-known start up Yes, Inc.?

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

Keith Coleman, not much of a Twitter user himself, will take on the increasingly difficult task of creating new products and reigniting the platform's user growth.

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Netflix announces downloading: how much will it change the industry?

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

The content streaming company will now allow users to download select shows and watch them offline. How does this change the game?

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'Just a bunch of people'? Apple seeks to define corporate values

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

Apple CEO Tim Cook says corporations need values, and he's an advocate of various causes. But values can also create controversy, as the divisive election season showed. How can companies formulate value systems that work for all their employees?

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Confusion about job creation is obscuring America's productivity crisis

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

Illogical thinking about jobs – and the misguided policies that stem from it – stand in the way of focusing on America's most pressing economic problem: our slowest-ever growth in productivity. 

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Google Doodle: Why should we know about Jagadish Chandra Bose?

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

The Indian Renaissance man, a father of wireless communication and Bengali science fiction, also taught us that plants have feelings. 

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Uber in court: Is it a digital service, or an unlicensed taxi company?

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

A case the European Union's highest court heard arguments for on Tuesday centers on whether Uber and other companies in the sharing economy are digital services, or real-life service providers that must face real-life regulations. 

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Britain's internet history law: A new frontier of surveillance?

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

After months of debate, the British Parliament has passed a controversial law that gives authorities – from police to food regulators, fire officials, and tax inspectors – powers to look at the internet browsing records of everyone in the country. 

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Weekend of free rides follows ransomware attack on Bay Area transit

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is the latest of several institutions to experienced a ransomware attack on computer systems.

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Japan announces plans for world's fastest supercomputer

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

The Artificial Intelligence Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (AIBC) will run at over 130 petaflops, far faster than the current record holder. 

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What does Reddit CEO's editing 'joke' mean for free speech on the site?

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

Many are calling for Reddit CEO Steve Huffman’s resignation after he secretly altered abusive posts on the site, saying that he violated the core free speech principles of the site and its users' trust.

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Can Google make the Internet of Things more secure?

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

Google and other tech giants have come together to create a list of recommendations for IoT manufacturers to make the items more secure.

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What is Facebook willing to do to get into China?

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

Facebook is reported to have created a tool to allow a third party to censor its content – with an eye to finding a way into the Chinese market.

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Many teens can't tell real news from fake, study finds

Christian Science Monitor - 5 hours 55 min ago

A study conducted by a Stanford Graduate School of Education professor found that 82 percent of middle school students, despite their fluency on social media, could not distinguish between ad-sponsored content and a real news story.

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Iraqi troops push towards central Mosul from southeast

Reuters - 6 hours 8 min ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi army units launched a fresh assault in southeast Mosul on Tuesday and a senior commander was quoted as saying an armored division had advanced to within less than a mile (1.5 km) of the Tigris River running through the city center.
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Oil dips as OPEC joins Russia in upping output ahead of production cut

Reuters - 6 hours 10 min ago
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices eased on Tuesday as crude output rose in virtually every major export region despite plans by OPEC and Russia to cut production, triggering fears that a fuel glut that has dogged markets for over two years might last well into 2017.
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France's Hollande names Cazeneuve PM as Valls prepares election bid

Reuters - 6 hours 14 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday named Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to head his Socialist government until a new president is elected next May.
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