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LAST_UPDATETue, 17 Jul 2018 10pm

What Is ‘Reputable’ News? Youtube Plans To Decide For You

YouTube will invest $25 million in funding “quality journalism” on its platform. The initiative will aim to provide context and to promote ‘reputable’ sources; but there are doubts as to what, exactly, that might mean.

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WhatsApp Launches Indian Media Blitz To Dispel Fake News Woes

Pic: ReutersMUMBAI: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging platform on Tuesday published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation, its first such effort to combat a flurry of fake messages that prompted mob lynchings.

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Google Leans More On Algorithms For Ads As Critics Highlight Risks

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google introduced new ad-buying tools on Tuesday that showcase its growing push to allow machines instead of humans to fine-tune ads and determine where they should run.

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British Regulator To Fine Facebook Over Data Protection Breaches

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Britain’s information regulator said on Wednesday she intends to fine Facebook for breaches of data protection law as her office investigates how millions of users’ data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

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Uber Invests In Lime City Scooter Hire Company

Ride-hailing business Uber has announced a deal with scooter hire company Lime.

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Smart Home Gadgets In Domestic Abuse Warning

A list offering guidance to those affected by smart home devices being used to control or harass them within abusive relationships has been published online.

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Nazi-Themed Goods Found On Amazon Marketplace

Amazon is helping hate groups profit by letting them sell Nazi-themed goods on its store, a report suggests.

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YouTube Aims To Crack Down On Fake News, Support Journalism

NEW YORK — Google’s YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations.

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Twitter Says Removal Of Fake Accounts Does Not Hurt User Metrics

Pic: ReutersTwitter Inc said on Monday it has removed fake accounts but that does not impact its reported user metrics as was indicated in a report by The Washington Post.

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House Republicans Query Apple, Alphabet On Privacy, Data Practices

Pic: ReutersFour senior U.S. House Republicans sent letters on Monday to the chief executives of Apple Inc and Google parent Alphabet Inc asking questions about location data and mobile phone privacy practices and the handling of customer data.

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