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5 things to know about fake news on Facebook, Google

How big is the problem and what can or should be done about it?

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Facebook working with fact-checkers to weed out fake news

The social networking site will make it easier for users to report fake stories

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ISPs ordered to block LinkedIn in Russia

Russia's telecommunications regulator has ordered LinkedIn be blocked following a court ruling that it breached Russian privacy law

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Facebook privacy settings: How to control your ad preferences

Facebook targets ads based on your activity. You can check--and change--what it thinks your interests are in Ad Preferences.

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Twitter beefs up tools and abuse policies to help silence trolls

Twitter has new ways to quieting trolls, and it's strengthened anti-abuse enforcement policies behind the scenes

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Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news

Some have voiced concern that the moves could increase the power of the internet companies

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The best brains: AI systems that predicted Trump's win

Overall, big data failed, but two disparate analysts correctly predicted the upset victory

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How to download and save a Facebook video

Facebook doesn’t officially provide links to videos for you to save. But all you have to do is trick your browser into thinking you’re browsing Facebook on your phone.

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Could Google or Facebook decide an election?

Technology can affect democracy in unpredictable ways, including via seemingly innocuous notifications

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LinkedIn aims to take the guesswork out of salary negotiations

New Salary tool gives users access to aggregate compensation data

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Race issues emerge as a challenge for tech companies like Uber, Facebook

Lawmakers say companies like Facebook will be more sensitive if they hire more Blacks and Hispanics

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EU privacy watchdogs seek answers from WhatsApp and Yahoo about users' data

They told WhatsApp to stop sharing users' data with Facebook until an EU investigation is complete

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Microsoft’s Nadella takes on privacy fears about LinkedIn, Cortana

One Gartner analyst called Cortana 'Big Brother' combined with productivity, and asked some pointed questions about Microsoft's intentions

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Will Facebook Workplace help or sideline workers?

If Facebook can answer security questions, the enterprise might show interest

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Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

The company argues that control over LinkedIn's data would be anticompetitive

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Facebook taps deep learning for customized feeds

The social network does machine learning one better, applying advanced computer learning techniques to cater to users' interests

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Proposed 'social media ID, please' law draws outrage

President Obama's proposal for foreign travelers is so bad, say critics, it must have been hatched by Donald Trump

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Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

The social network has suspended 235,000 in last six months alone, with rate of daily suspensions up 80%

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