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Report Probes Social Media’s Threat to Democracy

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others may pose a threat to American democracy, suggests a new report from The Omidyar Group. The report follows recent disclosures about targeted dark post advertising, fake news and other abuses propagated by Russian troll farms during the 2016 presidential election. Among the questions the report raises […]

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OnePlus Talks About OxygenOS Analytics, Stops Collecting Certain Information

We recently covered a report on OnePlus allegedly collecting personally identifiable information about its users through the OxygenOS analytics software. How the company handles such information has been questioned in the past so this new report about its analytics software didn’t help the case any further. Today though, co-founder of OnePlus Carl Pei published a […]

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Google Assistant Shines in Pint-Sized Home Mini

The first wave of reviews touting Google’s Home Mini smart speaker surfaced this week, on the heels of reports that the company had to quash a top touch function to prevent the device from accidentally activating and recording conversations without users’ knowledge. Google has promised to roll out an update to the device by Oct. […]

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Apple Releases Retro Version of iTunes

Apple has made a retro version of iTunes available, 12.6.3, reviving features removed by the mammoth 12.7 overhaul it released last month. News of the release surfaced Monday in a post on Reddit by user vista980622. The company was low key about the release, saying in an online post dated Sept. 23 that the retro […]

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