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YouTube Will No Longer Recommend Conspiracy Videos

Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has announced that it will no longer recommend videos that “come close to” violating its community guidelines, such as conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos. The video sharing platform will no longer recommend videos “claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11”, NBC News […]

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Tesla’s Delivery Team Gutted in Recent Job Cuts

When Tesla Inc announced last month a second round of job cuts to rein in costs, one crucial department was particularly badly hit. The automaker more than halved the division that delivers its electric vehicles to North American customers, two of the laid-off workers said. Some 150 employees out of a team of about 230 […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Leaked Specifications Hint at No Bezel Ring

Samsung is reportedly working on the Gear Sport successor which could be unveiled later this month, either alongside the Galaxy S10, or at an event in MWC 2019. Codenamed Pulse, the smartwatch will allegedly be called Galaxy Watch Active. We have seen the alleged smartwatch in leaked renders, and now the specifications have surfaced too. […]

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Amazon Exploring Potential Alternatives to New York HQ

Amazon.com Inc is exploring alternatives to locating part of its new headquarters in New York in case the plan should fail due to local opposition, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. The online retailer has not yet acquired any land for the project, which would make it easy to scrap its […]

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Bezos-Hired Sleuth Suspects Sexts Stolen by “Government Entity”

Yesterday Jeff Bezos alleged that David Pecker, CEO of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, attempted to blackmail Bezos by threatening to publish nude photos of Bezos. The married Bezos allegedly sent the explicit photos to another woman, broadcaster Lauren Sanchez. One of the big unanswered questions in the story is how the National […]

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Airbnb Hires Airline Executive in Move to Offer Transportation Services

Airbnb is preparing to add transportation options to its line-up of travel services as the online company seeks to find areas of growth outside its original home-renting business. Airbnb said on Thursday it had hired veteran airline industry executive Fred Reid as its global head of transportation, marking the company’s most definitive step yet toward […]

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Apple ‘Won’t Have a Model’ in China in Five to Ten Years, Ian Bremmer Predicts

Apple’s business model in China will probably clash with the desires of Beijing’s authoritarian government, Ian Bremmer predicted on Thursday. “I think that within five to 10 years max, Apple doesn’t have a model in China,” Bremmer said during a presentation at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit. China is such an important market for Apple […]

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New Emojis Include ‘Drop of Blood’ Period Icon, Inter-Racial Couples and An Otter

Inter-racial couples, a guide dog, and a woman in a wheelchair are among the latest crop of emojis slated to be released this year. The Unicode Consortium, the non-profit organization that manages the world’s emoji standards, announced the list of 59 new images this week, as well as 171 variants for gender and skin tone. […]

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Facebook Starts Labeling Political Ads in India as Election Looms

As hundreds of millions of Indians prepare to vote in a new government this year, Facebook is making sure its users in the country know political ads when they see them. Starting Thursday, Facebook (FB) users in India will see disclaimers on ads that feature politicians, parties, elections or particular pieces of legislation, the company […]

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Instagram Vows to Remove All Graphic Self-Harm Images from Site

All graphic images of self-harm will be removed from Instagram, the head of the social media platform has told the BBC. The move comes after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had “helped kill” his daughter. Molly’s family found she had been viewing graphic images of […]

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