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Russia-linked posts ‘reached 126m Facebook users in US’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFacebook says hundreds of accounts backed by Russian trolls filled news feeds with inflammatory messages Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the past two years. The social networking site ...

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12 neat hidden features in the iPhone X

With the iPhone X, Apple has had to rethink many of the iOS core gestures. The new device features a brand new design with a taller display, Face ID and no home button. If you plan on buying a new iPhone X, it’s going to take a while to get ...

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Russian-backed content may have reached 126 million on Facebook

Facebook has reportedly upped its estimate of how much content was produced by Russian-backed actors during the election and how widely that content was seen. According to prepared remarks due to be presented tomorrow but acquired by The Wall Street Journal today, the company estimates 80,000 pieces of content may have ...

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Smartphone use falls among young for first time

Image caption June King is in almost constant contact with her phone Are we seeing the start of peak phone? For the first time, young people in the UK aged between 16 to 24 are spending slightly less time on their smart devices, according to a report. Market researcher Kantar ...

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Facebook denies ‘listening’ to conversations

Image copyright Getty Images A Facebook executive has denied the social network uses a device’s microphone to listen to what users are saying and then send them relevant ads. Rob Goldman, the tech giant’s vice-president of ads, was responding to a tweet by PJ Vogt, the presenter of a tech ...

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Facebook to show who buys political ads

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tech giants are under pressure to improve transparency of political ads Facebook has announced measures to make political advertising on the social media platform more transparent. Political advertisers will have to verify their identity and location and their posts will carry a disclosure saying “paid ...

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