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Day: January 18, 2019

Facebook Tackles Russians Making Fake News Stories

Facebook has removed 500 pages and accounts allegedly involved in peddling fake news in Central Europe, Ukraine and other Eastern European nations. The action ends efforts by two separate groups to “manipulate people”, said Facebook in a blog. The accounts had more than 900,000 followers and between them spent more than $160,000 (£124,000) on adverts. […]

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Largest Collection Ever of Breached Data Found

The largest collection of breached data in history has been discovered, comprising more than 770m email addresses and passwords posted to a popular hacking forum in mid-December. The 87GB data dump was discovered by the security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned breach-notification service. Hunt, who called the upload Collection #1, […]

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Fossil to Sell Smartwatch Technology Worth $40 Million to Google, Shares Rise

Fossil Group Inc said on Thursday it would sell its intellectual property related to a smartwatch technology currently under development to Alphabet Inc’s Google for $40 million, sending the watchmaker’s shares up as much as 11 percent. The sale will see a portion of its research and development team currently working on the technology moving […]

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Musk Tweets Tesla to End Customer Referral Plan Because of Costs

Tesla Inc’s customer referral incentive plan will end on Feb. 1, the electric carmaker’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday, citing costs. Musk tweet here that the referral program is ending because “it’s adding too much cost to the cars, especially Model 3”. The billionaire in the past few months has been pushing […]

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