FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook said Thursday Dec. 3, 2020, it will start removing false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, in its latest move to counter a tide of coronavirus-related online misinformation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Facebook to Remove COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Misinformation
  • 3 December 2020
The U.S. tech giant is taking action as the first COVID-19 vaccines are set to...
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A refrigerated truck drives out of the Pfizer Manufacturing plant in Puurs, Belgium, on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. British officials on Wednesday authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, greenlighting the world's first shot against the virus that's backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Phishing Ploy Targets COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Effort
  • 3 December 2020
The precision targeting and careful efforts to leave no tracks bore "the potential hallmarks of...
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FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter is launching tweets that disappear in 24 hours called “Fleets” globally, echoing social media sites like Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram that already have disappearing posts. The company said Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, the ephemeral tweets, which it calls “fleets," are designed to allay the concerns of new users who might be turned off by the public and permanent nature of normal tweets. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Twitter Launches Disappearing Tweets That Vanish in a Day
  • 17 November 2020
Twitter is launching tweets that disappear in 24 hours, called “Fleets.”
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan, 23, 2020 file photo, Nintendo Switch game consoles are on display at Nintendo's official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University. The finding comes as video game sales this year have boomed as more people are stuck at home because of the pandemic and many countries have once again imposed limits on public life. The paper released Monday, NOv. 16, 2020 is based on survey responses from people who played two games, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Study Suggests Video Games Can Help Mental Health
  • 16 November 2020
The paper, which hasn't been peer reviewed, said the level of enjoyment that players get...
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Protesters chant slogans and hold signs during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Thousands of Israelis protested in Jerusalem on Saturday in the latest weekly demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his handling of the coronavirus crisis and the corruption charges he faces. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Facebook Removes Iranian Accounts Targeting Israel Protests
  • 6 November 2020
Facebook said the individuals behind the accounts had sought to shield their identities but that...
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FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. A tech-focused civil liberties group on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sued to block President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech. Trump's order, signed in late May, could allow more lawsuits against internet companies like Twitter and Facebook for what their users post, tweet and stream. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Did Social Media Actually Counter Election Misinformation?
  • 4 November 2020
Their measures still didn't really address the problems exposed by the 2020 U.S. presidential contest,...
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FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Healthcare System
  • 28 October 2020
Independent security experts say the assault has already hobbled at least four U.S. hospitals this...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif. The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The suit could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of major tech companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook at both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Justice Dept. to File Landmark Antitrust Case Against Google
  • 20 October 2020
The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case...
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A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed as Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John Demers, left, takes the podium to speak at a news conference at the Department of Justice, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington. Also pictured is US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady, center. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)
6 Russian Military Officers Charged in Vast Hacking Campaign
  • 19 October 2020
They sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S....
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FILE - This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Facebook and Twitter moved quickly this week to limit the spread of a disputed tabloid story promising new twists in the saga of Joe Biden’s relationship with Ukraine. President Donald Trump's campaign quickly seized on the story in the New York Post — but the report raised more questions than answers, including about the authenticity of an email at the center of the story. Wednesday morning Oct. 14, 2020, hours after the story's publication, a Facebook spokesman tweeted that the company was limiting its distribution on the platform.(AP Photo/File)
Twitter Changes Hacked Content Rules After Biden Story Furor
  • 16 October 2020
“We want to address the concerns that there could be many unintended consequences to journalists,...
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US Bans WeChat, TikTok Citing National Security
  • 18 September 2020
The government said its order, previously announced by President Donald Trump in August, will "combat...
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Celebs Join Instagram ‘Freeze’ to Protest Facebook Inaction
  • 16 September 2020
They're protesting against what they say is Facebook's failure to tackle violent and hateful content...
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