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Facebook cracks down on fraudulent miracle cures, vaccine misinformation

Facebook said Tuesday that it plans to to fight sensational health claims, supposed miracle cures, and fake health news by de-prioritizing content around those topics in the News Feed. Exaggerated or misleading health claims about vaccines…
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Revenge porn using deepfakes can now result in jail time in Virginia

Lawmakers in Virginia have amended the state's revenge-porn law to include deepfakes. It means perpetrators could be hit with a hefty fine or sent to jail even if the shared content is fake.
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Facebook launches new changes against hate and discrimination. Are they enough?

A second civil rights audit highlights several areas Facebook needs to address to tackle white supremacism, discrimination, and intimidatio. But is the social network doing enough? The audit -- and critics -- say more work has to be done.
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Bumble opens video chat and voice calling to matches, without revealing numbers

Bumble opened video chat and voice calling to its Bumble Date, Bumble BFF, and Bumble Bizz sections. The features may only be activated between people who match on the app, and do not require them to exchange their phone numbers.
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Twitter will now label, hide tweets when Trump, other politicians break its rules

Twitter will add a notice over politicians' tweets if the social network deems the tweet to violate its rules. While not mentioning President Donald Trump, the move seems aimed at him and other politicians who break the platform's rules.
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How to print Instagram photos, from mobile printers to online photo labs

Ready to get your Instagram photos out of your profile and onto your walls? Learn how to print Instagram photos, using your own printer, an app, or a website to create everything from prints to gifts.
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Deepfake or fake news? Zuckerberg says Facebook might treat them differently

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his company is considering treating deepfakes differently from traditional fake news and misinformation, which could make it easier for Facebook to delete the altered videos before they spread.
Small Business

These apps will take your small business to the next level

There are a few apps you need to keep things running when you're on the go or in the office. Here are our picks for the best apps for small businesses to keep your money in check, promotions on point, and your time accounted for.
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Brace yourselves. Instagram is getting ready to show you even more ads

Hate Instagram ads? You're not going to like what's coming -- Instagram ads will soon be part of the Explore section too. Instagram says it's a way for users to find new brands to connect with, while advertisers can reach additional users.
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Instagram CEO says the app doesn’t listen to your conversations

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri told CBS News' Gail King in a recent interview that Instagram does not listen to its users, even though you may see ads related to products you were talking about with a friend, but never actually searched for.
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Digital Trends Live: A dual-screen Surface, Amazon’s surveillance drones, more

On today’s DT Live, we talk the top tech topics of the day, including a dual-screen Microsoft Surface report, Amazon’s surveillance drones, a flying taxi test over Oregon, pizza-making robots, and more
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A new Senate bill would fundamentally change the internet as we know it

A new bill in the U.S. Senate could cause the internet as we know it to cease to exist by holding major tech companies like Facebook or YouTube liable for anything posted on their platforms. 
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Keep up with the latest from your favorite Pinterest accounts with these tips

Your first step as a new Pinterest user is to follow your friends and favorite influencers so your feed is full of awesome, interesting stuff you love. Here's how to follow someone on Pinterest.
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Facebook’s content moderators break their silence on terrifying work conditions

Content moderators for Facebook are overworked and overstressed to the point of unhealthy results. Last year, a moderator collapsed at his desk while on the clock and died of a heart attack. 
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YouTube could make big changes to children’s content amid federal investigation

YouTube is considering major changes to its recommendation algorithm amid an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into how it handles videos aimed at children. The investigation is in its late stages, and is in response to…
Computing

What is Libra? Here’s what you need to know about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency

Facebook released a white paper announcing its new cryptocurrency, Libra, which it intends as a way to enable more people around the world to process online payments. Here's how the new blockchain technology works.
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Congress already wants to block rollout of Facebook’s cryptocurrency

It only took a few hours after Facebook provided details of its Libra cryptocurrency on Tuesday for lawmakers in Congress to tell the social media giant to pump the breaks. Facebook was asked to stop development until Congress weighs in.
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Brush up on your makeup skills with YouTube’s new augmented reality feature

YouTube will soon let users try on makeup while watching popular makeup tutorials through augmented reality. Viewers will be able to actually try on the makeup products the online tutorials are showcasing and promoting.