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Twitter Turns Over 'Handles' of 201 Russia-Linked Accounts

Twitter Turns Over 'Handles' of 201 Russia-Linked Accounts

By Ryan Nakashima | Oct 17
Twitter has handed over to Senate investigators the profile names, or "handles," of 201 accounts linked to Russian attempts at influencing the 2016 presidential election.

Facebook Takes on Food Delivery, Challenges Uber and Others

Facebook Takes on Food Delivery, Challenges Uber and Others

Oct 17
Several online services already offer food delivery, but that doesn't mean Facebook won't jump on board anyway.

Netflix Sinking Deeper Into Debt to Fuel Subscriber Growth

Netflix Sinking Deeper Into Debt to Fuel Subscriber Growth

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 17
Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service.

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Oct 16
Facebook's effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect - though that finding comes with a major caveat.

Massachusetts On Its Way to Banning Bump Stock Gun Devices

Massachusetts On Its Way to Banning Bump Stock Gun Devices

By Steve LeBlanc | Oct 16
Massachusetts is on its way to becoming the first state since the Las Vegas shooting massacre to outlaw devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic fully automatic guns.

Man Sues City for Arresting Him Over Parody Facebook Page

Man Sues City for Arresting Him Over Parody Facebook Page

By Dake Kang | Oct 16
A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech.

Raising Awareness of Sexual Harassment, Social Media Flooded with 'Me Too' Posts

Raising Awareness of Sexual Harassment, Social Media Flooded with 'Me Too' Posts

Oct 16
Thousands of women are responding to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault following the recent revelation of decades of allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Facebook Gets Real About Broadening Virtual Reality's Appeal

Facebook Gets Real About Broadening Virtual Reality's Appeal

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 15
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company's Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses.

Target Joins Other Retailers in Offering Voice Shopping

Target Joins Other Retailers in Offering Voice Shopping

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 15
Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.

Emergency Alerts Draw Complaints in Fast-Moving Wildfires

Emergency Alerts Draw Complaints in Fast-Moving Wildfires

By Paul Elias and Michael R. Blood | Oct 14
The story is repeated again and again: The dead of night, no warning, then panic after realizing the smoke and flames were approaching.

Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored with Hot-Button Phrases

Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored with Hot-Button Phrases

By Ryan Nakashima and Larry Fenn | Oct 14
An Associated Press analysis of the content on a now-shuttered Facebook page called "Being Patriotic" shows it's colored with words like "illegal," ''country" and "American" and phrases like "illegal alien," ''Sharia law" and "Welfare state."

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 13
A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should "absolutely" be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads were targeting.

Border Patrol Tests Camera-Toting Balloon

Border Patrol Tests Camera-Toting Balloon

By Elliot Spagat | Oct 13
The U.S. Border Patrol is considering a surveillance balloon that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings.

Twitter Restores Rose McGowan's Account After Outcry

Twitter Restores Rose McGowan's Account After Outcry

By Jake Coyle | Oct 12
Twitter on Thursday restored Rose McGowan's account after temporarily suspending it and causing an outcry it had muted one of the central figures in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Families Use Facebook to Search for Loved Ones After Fires

Families Use Facebook to Search for Loved Ones After Fires

By Andrew Dalton | Oct 12
The increasingly familiar ritual of posting heartfelt please for help in locating loved ones was seen with recent hurricanes Harvey, Rita and Maria and after last week's Las Vegas shooting.

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