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Twitter expands "mute" function to include keywords, phrases and conversations

In addition to an updated policy on hateful conduct , Twitter is also expanding its previous "mute" feature to enable users to avoid seeing notifications for specific keywords, phrases and conversations. This will improve our ability to process these reports, which helps reduce the burden on the person experiencing the abuse, and helps to strengthen a culture of collective support on Twitter ", noted the site.

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Twitter Tackles Harassment With A Better Mute Button

Now, the feature includes the ability to choose keywords, phrases, and topics that you don't want to see notifications about. Twitter has long had a feature called "mute" which enables you to mute accounts you don't want to see Tweets from.

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Facebook and Google Won't Let Fake News Sites Use Their Ad Networks

Facebook swiftly followed by clarifying that its own advertising policy bans deceptive and misleading content, including fake news sites. But not everyone at Facebook agrees with that assessment, with one staffer telling Buzzfeed that " fake news ran wild on our platform during the entire campaign season".

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Facebook Employees Start Secret Task Force to Fight Fake News

The new policy could give news and information sites greater incentive to avoid false headlines or risk losing revenue. Most recently on Monday, the top result for a Google search for the final results of the presidential elections is sourced to a random website that says Donald Trump has won both popular and electoral votes , The Washington Post reports (in fact, Hillary Clinton leads the popular vote ).

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New Ubisoft Game Possibly Teased in Watch Dogs 2

You saw a dead female NPC with her legs spread, revealing a detailed image of a woman's genitalia. This isn't the only example of nudity to be found in the game. As Watch Dogs 2 released this week, one gamer quickly found that a bit of texture work had slipped through the cracks in Quality Assurance. Ubisoft has since apologized for this oversight, and vows that explicit genitalia will be patched out despite the game being rated as M for Mature.

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Google Cloud to launch GPU offering in early 2017

Machine learning and artificial intelligence in recruitment advertising are fast becoming the hot topic of discussion. The aim is to " leverage the scale of Google's expertise in machine learning to provide swifter, more relevant results".

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Facebook users dead? Social Media declares Zuckerberg, other 2 million users 'dead'

Point it out on Twitter, of course. Memorialized accounts are those accounts which are there for the near and dear ones of a deceased person. In an unfortunate yet amusing incident, a bug accidently killed several Facebook users, including founder Mark Zuckerberg as it posted messages on their accounts meant for memorialised profiles.

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Messi magic puts Argentina back on World Cup track

The three points lifted Messi's team into fifth place in the South American group with 19 points, one behind Ecuador and Chile. Barcelona maestro Messi curled in a superb free-kick from 30 yards in the 10th minute before providing the cross for Lucas Pratto's 23rd-minute header.

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Daisy Lowe 'heartbroken' by Strictly Come Dancing boot

Daisy added of her final dance: "I was so nervous all the time an it was the first time on the dance floor I thought 'This is great fun!', I loved it". He added: 'I think one paper reported that I was held down by four security guards - there was only one on site so where the other three came from I have no idea'.

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Tata Sons cancels orientation programme for new directors

This according to corporate legal experts is likely to attract greater scrutiny from Sebi in the coming days for any possible violation of corporate governance norms. Based on responses, if any, from the duo after they are furnished a copy of the notice, the company may have to call an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders for their removal, if they don't do so on their own.

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Google and Facebook to cut ad revenue to sites pushing 'fake news'

A Google statement to AFP said new policies "will start prohibiting Google ads from being placed on misrepresentative content, just as we disallow misrepresentation in our ads policies". Meanwhile, Facebook announced it is working on its advertising policies to explicitly state that its ban on deceptive and misleading content applies to fake news.

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Firefox 50 now available for Android

Long story short, one developer has claimed start-up time has improved from 35 percent (around 0.3 seconds) on a system with no add-ons, to 65 percent on a Firefox install with three add-ons. Meanwhile, web developers also received a number of new features. There's a fix for the rendering of dashed and dotted borders with rounded corners, while libavcodecs older than 54.35.1 have been blocked.

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Google and Facebook: headed for a truth war?

The company confirmed that, like Google, it will work to keep advertising dollars away from fake new sites. On Monday, internet users searching on Google were delivered a bogus report saying Republican Donald Trump had won the popular vote in addition to the electoral college.

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Texas board issues 2nd call for ethnic studies textbooks

The final vote is scheduled to happen Friday. According to a statement from the Texas Freedom Network , the vote was 14-0, with one board member absent. Federal prosecutors in New York City have charged 10 defendants in a human smuggling ring that they say operated across the Mexico-U.S. border. The board could finalize their preliminary vote on Friday.

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Samsung, Hyundai bosses quizzed in S. Korea scandal probe

Organizers of a rally in Seoul on Saturday said over a million people gathered to call for Park's resignation, dwarfing even the previous weekend's mass street protest. "Immediately! Step down! Now!" protesters chanted a few hundred meters from the presidential Blue House. He added that Park was considering ways to "normalize the state of affairs and fulfill her responsibility as President".

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Who Is Steve Bannon?

If you want to tell Paul Ryan that Steve Bannon reminds you of that toad creature Bill Paxton got turned into in Weird Science , you can do that too. "Reince Priebus did a remarkable job, not only chairing the RNC, but I think being able to balance what may have been traditional Republican interests and those new interests of President Trump and his team", he said .

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Persona 5 delayed until April

Until April 4, 2017, all Persona 5 fans have left to do is listen to the game's opening theme music on repeat for the coming months. During today's livestream event to promote the English version of the game, Atlus revealed Persona 5 won't hit its February 14 release date, and will instead hit the PS4 April 4.

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Russia announces major operation in Syria

Air strikes hit near a children's hospital and a school in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Wednesday in the second day of renewed bombing that has killed at least 20 people, a war monitor, medics, and emergency workers said. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russian forces were launching a "major operation" in Idlib and central Hom province, targeting IS and Fateh al-Sham Front.

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Trump Transition to Pick Giuliani for Cabinet

Vice president-elect Mike Pence said he will not resign as governor of IN as he takes on additional roles within the new presidential administration. Giuliani said at a Wall Street Journal CEO Council event in Washington that he won't be attorney general in Trump's administration. Ryan introduced Pence at the Republican convention, as a "good friend".

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Google, Facebook Move to Block Fake News From Ad Services

Going forward, Google will also restrict ad service on pages that misrepresent, misstate or hide information about the publisher, the primary objective of the website or the publisher's content, she said. Facebook is another tech company that has faced allegations of potentially swaying the election's outcome by promoting fake news stories on its social network - amid research that suggests about 60% of Americans get at least some, or all, of their news from social media.

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PECO Joins National Effort to Help Protect Customers from Scammers

There are several red flags customers can watch for, including if the caller becomes angry and tells the customer the account is past due and service will be disconnected if a large payment isn't made quickly. Anyone who actually hands over money erroneously or feels threatened should contact local police. • An in-person scammer wears a hard hat, an orange vest and holds a clipboard and asks to see your utility bill or to be let inside your home.

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DC students stage walkout in protest of President-Elect Donald Trump

Approximately 1,000 students attended the protest from middle schools and high schools across the city, including Wilson, McKinley Tech, Dunbar, and several charter schools. Students will be granted excused absences to protest if they have their parents' permission, according to an email sent to Sidwell Friends teachers and parents.

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Nintendo Congratulates Xbox On 15 Amazing Years

PST . While it would be easy to go on and on about everything we love about Xbox, it's easier to simply share some data that will help show just how much Xbox has grown in the last 15 years. The Forza team is gifting a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor with a custom anniversary livery to all Forza players. Everyone at Xbox knows that we would not be where we are today without the support of our fans and the passion of our community.

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South Dakota Investment Council Lowers stake in Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

In a recent report, Credit Suisse raised its rating on Wal-Mart to Outperform from Neutral. They issued an outperform rating and a $80.00 price target on the stock. its price to sales (P/S) ratio for the last one year was 1.73. On average, equities analysts expect that Wal-Mart Stores will post $4.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The PlayStation 4 Pro gives Battlefield 1 players an edge in multiplayer

Now users are reporting that since the patch, the game's performance has taken a hit and some graphical features have been downgraded on PS4 Pro. It's heavier too, a lot heavier, so don't go leaping in and thinking you can just haul it out of the box easily.

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Steady Tech Move: International Business Machines Corporation's (IBM)

International Business Machines Corporation has a 52-week low of 116.90 and a 52-week high of 165.00. International Business Machines Corporation has a five bull (top rated) technical rating because it's trading above its 10-, 50-and 200- day simple moving averages and the stock is up 0.07% on the day the day.

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Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Charged With Manslaughter

Minnesota prosecutors said Wednesday that after investigating the police shooting death of Philando Castile, they've chose to charge the officer involved with second-degree manslaughter. We have confidence that justice will be served. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed a video immediately after the shooting in Falcon Heights.

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The $599 OnePlus 3T will launch in Canada on November 22nd

However, after the release of the OnePlus 3T , the OnePlus 3 went out of stock online. The camera is still a 16MP sensor with optical image stabilization, but should be improved over the OnePlus 3's mediocre camera . The OnePlus 3T is available in 64GB and 128GB storage options, with the former being available on an O2 Refresh tariff with 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data for £31/month, or £42/month for unlimited minutes and texts and 5GB of data.

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McLaren BP23 hypercar to succeed the legendary McLaren F1

In a press release issued earlier this morning, McLaren Automotive announced that McLaren Special Operations ( MSO ) would be creating the world's first Hyper-GT auto. Just 106 examples of the BP23 will be built, the same number of F1s built between 1992 and 1999. Despite the car's GT positioning, however, Flewitt insists it'll still deliver dynamically, saying it'll have: "the high levels of performance and driver engagement expected of any McLaren".

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OpenAI Works With Microsoft To Start Running Large-scale Experiments On Azure

In addition, the partnership will see OpenAI using Microsoft's Azure as its primary cloud platform . OpenAI aims to discover more about deep learning and AI, while Microsoft will use the partnership to create new tools and technologies that utilise AI.

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Why Intel Is Investing in Self-Driving Cars

So basically, what this means is that Intel is going to spend this money to create new technology that effectively processes data that's crucial for self-driving cars to function. Personal data from passengers, including music preferences, brand and store preferences, individual behavior, focus, and emotional and biometric status gathered by in-car sensors and wearables, can all contribute to the passengers' user experience while riding in autonomous vehicles.

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Gran Turismo Sport Looks Nice On PS4 Pro

The PlayStation 4 Pro, launched late last week, is created to offer better performance with games compared to its more prominent cousin, the PS4. Anyway, the first thing a gamer will notice about the PS4 Pro is the sheer mass of the console.

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Brazil's Massa crashes but gets warm farewell at home GP

In tears, the 35-year-old driver walked through the pit lane wrapped in a Brazilian flag and was greeted by his wife Anna Raffaela, his son Felipinho, a rowdy local crowd and members of all teams. The incident, which took place on lap 48, was the result of an extremely wet track, which had already caused the start to be delayed a couple of times.

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Putin's economic minister seized; $2M bribe alleged

Gleb Pavlovsky, a former Putin strategist, pointed out how odd it was that Putin apparently knew that the minister was under investigation for months but let him stay in office instead of firing him. "No one, neither experts nor officials, expressed any doubts that the price for Bashneft, 329 billion rubles, was a market one", Shokhin was cited as saying by the Gazeta.ru news site.

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The Best of Amazon Black Friday Deals

Black Friday shoppers have been warned to "do your research" after a watchdog found half of last year's so-called deals were cheaper in the months before and after the event. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have always provided tech lovers an opportunity to save hundreds of dollars on wonderful "doorbuster" deals. This fridge-freezer was sold for £749 ('was £999') on Black Friday , but it had been sold at £849 for nearly every day in the three months leading up to Black Friday , so the ...


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