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Germany weighs ban on Telegram, tool of conspiracy theorists

The German government is considering a ban on encrypted messaging app Telegram after it was repeatedly used as a channel for spreading anti-vaccine conspiracy theories and even death threats.

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Is AI ageist? Examining impact of technology on older users

Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Cambridge are looking into the ways ageism—prejudice against individuals based on age—can be encoded into technologies such as artificial intelligence, which ...

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Google appeals 2.4-bn-euro Shopping fine at top EU court

Google on Thursday appealed an EU court decision to uphold the bloc's 2.4-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) fine for abusing its search engine dominance.

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French court says Twitter must reveal measures on online hate

A Paris court on Thursday ruled that Twitter must reveal its measures for fighting hate speech, in one of several cases thrashing out whether the French justice system has jurisdiction over the US social media giant.

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Nigeria ends Twitter ban after 7 months

Nigeria lifted a seven-month ban on Twitter Inc. in the West African country, after the social network agreed to various conditions.

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Google Docs comment feature exploited to distribute phishing links

A team of security researchers at Avanan is reporting that hackers are taking advantage of a Google Docs security vulnerability—one that takes advantage of a comment feature. They are claiming that they saw hackers using ...