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A different 'super spreader': Facebook struggles with election disinfo

The US presidential election is finished: votes cast, the transition—though delayed—begun.

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What if Zoom crashes on Thanksgiving? These video meeting choices can save your virtual family gathering

Bret Kinsella always has Thanksgiving dinner with his parents. But this year, with the pandemic, Mom and Dad are staying home in New York, and he's putting two laptops on the table, one each for Mom and Dad's Zoom feed.

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Nearly 1.4 million Illinois Facebook users have filed claims in $650 million privacy settlement

Facebook users have until Monday to claim their share of a $650 million class action settlement over alleged violations of the state's biometric privacy law.

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Working from home with weak internet? There's a device to fix that

Sign up for internet service with Comcast's Xfinity, and the company will get you in for $19.95 for a relatively slow 25 megabits per second, or $49.99 for "faster speeds" like 200 Mbps.

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Twitter CEO says no bias on platform against conservatives

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey said in remarks prepared for a Senate hearing Tuesday that the social network's filtering during the US election campaign was not a sign of bias, despite claims to the contrary by conservatives.

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Facebook, Twitter CEOs back before Congress Tuesday

The top executives of Facebook and Twitter were set to appear before US lawmakers for the second time in less than month for a fresh hearing on the hotly disputed role of social networks in US political debate.

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Facebook is using AI to stem dangerous and false posts

Facebook has come under withering criticism this past year from folks who say the company is not doing enough to stem hate speech, online harassment and the spread of false news stories.

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System brings deep learning to Internet of Things devices

Deep learning is everywhere. This branch of artificial intelligence curates your social media and serves your Google search results. Soon, deep learning could also check your vitals or set your thermostat. MIT researchers ...