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Catfish scams target everyone. Here’s how to keep kids safe | Internet

Catfish scams target everyone.  Here's how to keep kids safe |  Internet

Catfishing crimes have ensnared people for years. This week, a grieving family implored parents to monitor their children’s online activity after a former Virginia state trooper catfished a 15-year-old girl online. He then traveled to Southern California, where he allegedly killed the girl’s mother and grandparents. “Parents, please, please know your child’s online activity. Ask …

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Exclusive: Twitter exec says moving fast on moderation, as harmful content surges

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of “everything app” |  The Mighty 790 KFGO

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter is leaning heavily on automation to moderate content, doing away with certain manual reviews and favoring restrictions on distribution rather than removing certain speech outright, its new head of trust and safety told Reuters. Twitter is also more aggressively restricting abuse-prone hashtags and search results in areas including …

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Facebook accused by female truckers of skewing job ads

Facebook accused by female truckers of skewing job ads

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec 1 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) unlawfully steered dozens of hiring ads from trucking companies and other advertisers to mostly one gender or age group, an advocacy group for female truckers alleged in a US complaint on Thursday, citing the social media giant’s own data. In June, Meta said it planned …

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Amazon to warn customers about limitations of its AI

Amazon to warn customers about limitations of its AI

LAS VEGAS, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is planning to roll out warning cards for software sold by its cloud-computing division, in light of ongoing concern that artificially intelligent systems can discriminate against different groups, the company told Reuters. Akin to lengthy nutrition labels, Amazon’s so-called AI Service Cards will be public so …

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China to punish internet users for ‘liking’ posts in crackdown after zero-Covid protests

China to punish internet users for 'liking' posts in crackdown after zero-Covid protests

hong kong CNN Business — Internet users in China will soon be held liable for liking posts deemed illegal or harmful, sparking fears that the world’s second largest economy plans to control social media like never before. China’s internet watchdog is stepping up its regulation of cyberspace as authorities intensify their crackdown on online dissent …

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Biden says Ukraine, COVID are priorities; Senate Democrats push for spending bill

Biden says Ukraine, COVID are priorities;  Senate Democrats push for spending bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Top US Democrats said on Tuesday that securing more funding for Ukraine and COVID-19 and passing a full-year spending bill are priorities before Republicans take control of the House of Representatives early next year. President Joe Biden held talks at the White House with Democratic and Republican leaders of the …

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Analysis: Pickup in US ‘Cyber ​​Week’ sales beat China’s Singles Day gain

Analysis: Pickup in US 'Cyber ​​Week' sales beat China's Singles Day gain

NEW YORK/SHANGHAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Online shopping fatigue set in across the United States and China as retailers in both countries posted mostly lackluster results during both Cyber ​​Week and Singles Day, two of the world’s biggest promotional events, according to the latest data. US shoppers spent $35.27 billion online overall during Cyber ​​Week, …

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Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of “everything app”

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of “everything app” |  The Mighty 790 KFGO

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”, as he struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms over concerns about verification and hate speech. Signups were averaging over two million per day in …

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Musk says SpaceX cannot fund Ukraine’s vital Starlink internet indefinitely

Musk says SpaceX cannot fund Ukraine's vital Starlink internet indefinitely

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Friday his rocket company SpaceX cannot indefinitely fund its Starlink internet service in Ukraine, which has helped the country’s civilians and military stay online during the war with Russia. Musk’s comment on Twitter came after a media report that SpaceX had asked the Pentagon to pay …

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Elon Musk says Twitter’s verified service with colors to start next week

Elon Musk says Twitter's verified service with colors to start next week

Nov 25 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc is planning to roll out its verified service next Friday with different colored checks for individuals, companies and governments, after a botched initial launch led to a surge in users impersonating celebrities and brands on the platform. Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday allotted colors for the categories – …

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