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WhatsApp tells companies to stop spam amid Brazil elections

The messaging service WhatsApp says it has sent "cease and desist" letters to stop companies from sending bulk messages related to Brazil's election and banned their accounts.

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Who's in control? Researcher examines why it's so difficult to disconnect from social media

Academics have spent the last decade studying connectivity and social media – a trend that has more than two billion people around the world on Facebook and counting.

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A new convolutional neural network model to detect abuse and incivility on Twitter

Researchers at Northwestern University, McGill University, and the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur have recently developed a character level convolutional neural network (CNN) model that could help to detect abusive ...

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Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers.

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Deezer explores AI system for music that matches mood

Deezer is a France-based personal music streaming service. They are ambitious in securing a place in the frontlines of the streaming business. Signs are that they are working on technology that can make a difference for service-seeking ...

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Google looking to future after 20 years of search

Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.

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Study suggests Facebook's war on fake news is gaining ground

In the two years since fake news on the Internet became a full-blown crisis, Facebook has taken numerous steps to curb the flow of misinformation on its site. Under intense political pressure, it's had to put up a fight: ...

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Will EU copyright overhaul 'break' the internet?

EU lawmakers have backed a major overhaul of copyright law that was hailed by some as a much-needed win against Silicon Valley, but its impact on ordinary web-users remains unclear.

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Google AI research scientist announces Dataset Search

Google, from Day One, got big by getting into the business of finding information. Years later, Google is talking serious business about datasets. Google is launching a new search engine to help scientists find the datasets ...

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Public reports will show Firefox user activity, behavior

If there is one blue-ribbon word that Mozilla team members love, it is "open." And this month marks the new Firefox Public Data Report, which unboxes Firefox user activity and behavior—complementing its older relation ...

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Machine learning tool Quicksilver can find overlooked females

Primer's John Bohannon has been discovering people's work and contributions thanks to a machine learning system built at Primer. "It does this much as a human would, if a human could read 500 million news articles, 39 million ...