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Apple reportedly under investigation by SEC and DOJ for phone slowdown

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are jointly investigating Apple’s communications about the software update that slowed down older models of the iPhone, Bloomberg is reporting. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the government has reportedly requested details on the company’s communications about the software ...

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Facebook is banning cryptocurrency and ICO ads

Facebook has a new advertising policy pertaining to cryptocurrency, binary options and initial coin offerings. The policy specifically prohibits ads that promote those types of products and services “that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive practices,” Facebook Product Management Director Rob Leathern wrote in a blog post today. Cryptocurrencies like ...

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Instagram now allows businesses to schedule their posts

Instagram today made a long overdue change to its product that social media managers have wanted for some time – it will allow businesses on Instagram to schedule their posts. Before, there were unofficial means to aid with this – like tools that would send out a push notification to ...

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Facebook ‘no place’ for young children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies question how good social media is for children’s health More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s. In an open letter to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, they call Messenger Kids an “irresponsible” attempt to encourage ...

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Facebook nabs Google’s AR product director

Facebook has stolen away Google’s director of Product for AR Nikhil Chandhok, who will be joining FB to lead product management of the Camera team working on augmented reality. Chandhok worked on Google’s ARCore smartphone augmented reality platform as well as its Daydream VR platform in his position there. Previously, ...

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Facebook will start prioritizing local news in user feeds

Facebook’s latest step in its on-going effort to fix its embattled news delivery offering involves prioritizing local sources. The social media giant announced today in a blog post that, along with efforts to elevate content from friends and outlets designated as “high quality,” the site will be working to push ...

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TomTom ditches map updates for some sat-navs

Image copyright DDP Image caption The affected devices include older sat-navs, but some relatively recent models as well A number of customers with TomTom sat-navs have been told that their devices will no longer receive map updates. “Your maps will become out-of-date and as such navigation will be less accurate,” ...

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