• Google To Block ‘Annoying’ Online Ads That Fail To Make The Grade : The Two-Way : NPR

    Google To Block ‘Annoying’ Online Ads That Fail To Make The Grade : The Two-Way : NPR0

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    • February 18, 2018

    The Chrome logo is displayed at a Google event in New York in 2013. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption toggle caption Mark Lennihan/AP The Chrome logo is displayed at a Google event in New York in 2013. Mark Lennihan/AP Tired of annoying online ads? There could be some relief starting Thursday, if you’re one of the

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  • What Trump Still Gets Wrong About How Russia Played Facebook

    What Trump Still Gets Wrong About How Russia Played Facebook0

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    • February 18, 2018

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller released a bombshell indictment Friday, implicating 13 Russian nationals and detailing a multi-year, costly, and widespread effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. At the center of that effort were Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, which the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) used to recruit American followers, plan real-life rallies, and

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  • Elon Musk’s Space Tesla May Crash Into Earth in the Next Million Years

    Elon Musk’s Space Tesla May Crash Into Earth in the Next Million Years0

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    • February 18, 2018

    Remember the Telsa Roadster that Elon Musk launched into space last week? Well, three scientists just took a close look at the vehicle’s orbit over the next million years, and they found there is a slight chance the car might crash into Earth or Venus. Don’t panic. The chance is pretty small — somewhere around

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  • Internet Research Agency indicted: Who is the Russian company behind the fake Facebook ads?

    Internet Research Agency indicted: Who is the Russian company behind the fake Facebook ads?0

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    • February 18, 2018

    FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, file photo, a man demonstrates how he enters his Facebook page as he works on his computer at a restaurant in Brasilia, Brazil. Facebook users will soon see more local news and more posts from friends and family as the company tries to give users more “meaningful

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  • Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

    Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers0

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    • February 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday. The postcard verification is Facebook’s latest effort to respond to criticism from lawmakers, security

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  • Goodbye, census—hello, Street View – MIT Technology Review

    Goodbye, census—hello, Street View – MIT Technology Review0

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    • February 18, 2018

    Google Street View provides panoramic still images at street level of a huge number of roads around the world. In many developed countries, the coverage is ubiquitous. And for many people, Google Street View has changed the way they explore and navigate. But as a visual record of 21st-century society, Street View has the potential

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