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What happens to our data when we no longer use a social media network or publishing platform?

The internet plays a central role in our lives. I—and many others my age—grew up alongside the development of social media and content platforms.

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Meta says Trump to be allowed back on Facebook, Instagram

Social networking giant Meta announced Tuesday it would soon reinstate former president Donald Trump's accounts on Facebook and Instagram with "new guardrails," two years after he was banned over the 2021 US Capitol insurrection.

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Climate misinformation 'rocket boosters' on Musk's Twitter

Search for the word "climate" on Twitter and the first automatic recommendation isn't "climate crisis" or "climate jobs" or even "climate change" but instead "climate scam."

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How to spot a cyberbot—five tips to keep your device safe

You may know nothing about it, but your phone—or your laptop or tablet—could be taken over by someone else who has found their way in through a back door. They could have infected your device with malware to make it a ...

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China moves to regulate deepfake technology

New rules went into effect in China on Tuesday to regulate the use of deepfakes, the increasingly realistic digital video manipulations that have sparked disinformation fears around the globe.

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Twitter leak exposes 235 million email addresses from hack

Personal emails linked to 235 million Twitter accounts hacked some time ago have been exposed according to Israeli security researcher Alon Gal—making millions vulnerable to having their accounts compromised or identities ...

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EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?

The term "metaverse" is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry's imagination—and while Facebook parent Meta is the best-known entrant into this futuristic virtual concept, it's certainly not the only one.

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Twitter says it will relax ban on political advertising

Twitter says it will ease up on its 3-year-old ban on political advertising, the latest change by Elon Musk as he tries to pump up revenue after purchasing the social media platform last year.