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Online trolls and fake accounts poison Arab social media

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Thousands of fake Twitter accounts are said to be artificially driving online reputation to boost false narratives Social media fraud continues to fuel a plague of disinformation in the Arab world. Despite Twitter’s recent announcement that it had suspended over 70 million fake accounts, networks ...

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Google and Mastercard in credit card data deal

Image copyright Getty Images Google has reportedly bought Mastercard credit card data in the US to help it track users’ offline spending in stores. The two firms had not made the deal public but it was discovered by Bloomberg. Mastercard denied suggestions that its data could be used to identify ...

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Abusive tweets to MPs ‘more than double’ between elections

Image copyright Reuters The number of abusive tweets about politicians more than doubled between 2015 and 2017, according to analysis of more than one million tweets. Twitter insults targeting politicians rose from about 10,000 during the 2015 general election to just under 25,000 in the snap election two years later. ...

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Huge leak shows off the new iPhone XS – TechCrunch

Get ready for a leaked look at the new iPhone XS. 9to5Mac has gotten its hands on an image of Apple’s next generation of iPhone hardware, and the future looks pretty swanky. The leaked image showcases the new sizing of Apple’s soon-to-be-unveiled flagship bezel-less devices, which likely will have 5.8-inch ...

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8K TVs unveiled by Samsung and LG at Ifa tech show

The world’s two bestselling television-makers are showing off rival 8K screens at the Ifa tech show in Berlin. The TVs have four times as many pixels as 4K sets and 16 times as many as 1080p high definition ones. The pitch is that this both presents more detail and allows ...

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Apple’s next big event is September 12 – TechCrunch

The invites have dropped, and the big show’s official. After months of speculation, Apple just let slip that its next event will be going down September 12, at the company’s shiny new headquarters in Cupertino. The invite bears the words “Gather round,” along with a large gold circle, which appears ...

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