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Facebook worked with third-party fact checkers such as PolitiFact and Snopes to go through and individually mark stories as disputed - a process that was slow and only scratched the surface of fake content on the network, people in the programme have told Bloomberg.
  • 'Starwars' Makes it to the List of 2017's Worst Passwords

    'Starwars' Makes it to the List of 2017's Worst Passwords

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    SplashData scanned a list of over 5 million passwords from all over the world which have been leaked over the past year. Once again, "123456" is the worst password of the year, followed by "password". You would think that year after year, people would learn to improve their password habits. Naturally, variations of these two such as extra digits or replacing the "o" with a "0" (zero) in "password" were also included in the list.
  • Fake Cuphead game was briefly available on the App Store for $5

    Fake Cuphead game was briefly available on the App Store for $5

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    The news of the fake Cuphead app quickly spread online, with StudioMDHR taking to Twitter to tell people this was a fake app and not the real thing. It's really rough. The controls seem frightful, and the timing is nearly certainly off. We have no clue how Apple managed not to catch that this was a fake Cuphead app.
  • The Witcher 3 Is Enhanced For Xbox One X With Graphics Options

    The Witcher 3 Is Enhanced For Xbox One X With Graphics Options

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    This includes an option to flick between two different graphical modes based on your desire for increased performance or improved visuals. This mode will run at 30 frames per second. While the executives have remained tight-lipped on the release date for the new feature, Microsoft Poland has confirmed that keyboard and mouse is definitely coming to Xbox One .
  • Microsoft to roll out 'Timeline' update for testers

    Microsoft to roll out 'Timeline' update for testers

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    Although Microsoft has requested developers start updating their apps to support the new feature, the company haven't yet confirmed whether Timeline will make it into the next update when it is released to all users in April. Alongside Timeline , the second addition in this build is Sets which introduces tabs in various apps. Sets integrates Office (starting with Mail & Calendar and OneNote), Windows and Edge and makes it available in one click.
  • Pradyuman Murder case: Teenage convict to be tried as adult

    Pradyuman Murder case: Teenage convict to be tried as adult

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    In addition, the subsequent hearing of the case will be held at the sessions court and not Juvenile Justice court. There has been a new development in the Pradyuman Murder case, as the convict, who is seventeen years old is going to be tried as an adult in the court.
  • Uber Suffers Setback at Top EU Court in Clash With Cabbies

    Uber Suffers Setback at Top EU Court in Clash With Cabbies

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    Uber has argued that it's a technology platform connecting passengers with independent drivers, not a transportation company subject to the same rules as taxi services. The case was sparked in Barcelona after a local authority told Uber it had to conform to its local taxi regulations. One implication of the ruling is that the company will now be regulated as transport company, meaning that rules can be set at country level.
  • China, Russia denounce United States strategic report

    China, Russia denounce United States strategic report

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    The strategy paper did not cite specific accusations from American security agencies that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 USA election, but it reflected a long-held view by United States diplomats that it undermines American interests at home and overseas.
  • Google to activate Chrome's native ad blocker on February 15

    Google to activate Chrome's native ad blocker on February 15

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    We spilled words on the subject again in June when the search giant confirmed its plans to block ads on pages that didn't conform to guidelines for unobtrusive advertising . "In this release, Chrome's pop-up blocker now prevents sites with these types of abusive experiences from opening new tabs or windows". Google is taking an all-or-nothing approach with the ad blocking .
  • NY Times: Pentagon study of UFOs revealed

    NY Times: Pentagon study of UFOs revealed

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    Harry Reid , (D-Nevada) who was then the Senate majority leader, according to Politico and the New York Times , which broke the news of the program Saturday. In his resignation letter to James Mattis, the defence secretary, he reportedly wrote: "Why aren't we spending more time and effort on this issue?" "I've done something that no one has done before", Reid said.