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Social media, elections and fake news: India edition

Apr 5, 2019
As national elections approach, voters are being targeted with fake news on WhatsApp.
An Indian newspaper vendor reads a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information in New Delhi on July 10, 2018.
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The U.S. has tried to build high-speed rail for 50 years

Apr 4, 2019
Today, a train ride from LA to San Francisco takes 12 hours. In 1937, it took 10.
Amtrak's Hiawatha train between Chicago and Milwaukee arrives at the Glenview, Illinois station in 2005.
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How Mark Zuckerberg wants the U.S. government to regulate Facebook

A New York Times reporter says the CEO's plan is "self-serving."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post, which details the procedures he would like the government to use as its regulation standard.
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Why Apple encourages holders of its new credit card not to swipe it

Mar 26, 2019
Apple’s launch event Monday for the first time included no new iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches or other devices.
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Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon help launch Apple TV service

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Mar 25, 2019
Usually when Apple hosts one of its “special events” at the Steve Jobs Theater in Silicon Valley, it’s rolling out new products, unveiling the latest iPhone, Mac or Apple Watch on the black stage with dramatic music and slick videos. Today’s event had all of that, plus appearances by Steve Carell, Steven Spielberg and Reese […]
Actors Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston speak during an event launching Apple tv+ at Apple headquarters on March 25, 2019, in Cupertino, California.
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Just what is Apple going to unveil Monday?

Mar 22, 2019
And should Netflix and Hulu be worried?
This illustration picture shows the Apple logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019.
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The numbers, World Poetry Day edition

Mar 21, 2019
Rhyming poetry can be hard ... with apologies to the Bard.
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Facebook settles 5 advertising discrimination lawsuits

Mar 20, 2019
It’s no secret that nearly all of Facebook’s revenue comes from advertising. But did you know Facebook is accused of allowing advertisers to discriminate against minorities, women and other protected groups? In some cases, civil rights groups say, Facebook made it possible for housing, job and credit advertisements to post to the feeds of white […]
Paper circles with the Facebook logo are displayed during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered the opening keynote to the FB Developer conference that runs through May 1.
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What it's like for city officials faced with outdated technology

Mar 18, 2019
The San Francisco assessor's office has waited years to update its technology systems.
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