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Picture of 8chan owner heading to US as lawmakers seek answers

8chan owner heading to US as lawmakers seek answers

A man hangs up an "El Paso Strong" sign at a makeshift memorial at the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas.

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Picture of FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds limited oversight on privacy

FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds limited oversight on privacy

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Federal regulators are fining Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion.

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Picture of Zuckerberg says company ‘evaluating’ deepfake video policy

Zuckerberg says company ‘evaluating’ deepfake video policy

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle “deepfake” videos created with artificial intelligence and high-tech tools to yield false but realistic clips. He said in an interview Wednesday, June 26, 2019 that it may make sense to treat such videos differently from other misinformation such as false news. Facebook has long held that it should not decide what is and isn’t true, leaving such calls instead to outside fact-checkers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone

FILE - This Friday, March 10, 2017, file photo shows the WhatsApp communications app on a smartphone, in New York. WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone.

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Picture of Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election

Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election

FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook says it has shut down some Italian accounts that were phony and pages that were spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections. The social network said Sunday, May 12, 2019 it “removed a number of fake and duplicate accounts that were violating our authenticity polices, as well as multiple pages for name change.”

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Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

For the social network, that’s one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data and privacy practices.

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FILE - This Nov. 25, 2018 file photo shows migrants near the Chaparral border crossing watch clashes with U.S. border agents, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. A San Diego TV station says the U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year's migrant caravan from Mexico. KNSD-TV says documents leaked by a Homeland Security source show a January database listing at least 10 journalists, seven of them U.S. citizens, as warranting secondary screening at U.S. points of entry. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Border agency watchdog looking into caravan database

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government kept a database on journalists, activists, organizers and "instigators" during an investigation into last year's migrant caravan, infuriating civil liberties and media groups who called it a blatant violation of free speech rights.

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Facebook steps up fight against vaccine misinformation

NEW YORK (AP) — Social media giant Facebook says it will remove groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations on its site.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sits with fellow Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee during a bill markup, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A different kind of freshman marks Pelosi's new majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't exactly a mic-drop moment. But when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abruptly ended a conversation as a freshman lawmaker no longer seemed to be listening, it showed just how far the Democratic leader and the new majority have to go in getting used to each other.

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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London.  Swift says she turns off comments on social media to “block some of the noise.”  That’s one of the lessons she’s learned that the singer outlined Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in an Elle magazine article about her turning 30 this year.  (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift offers '30 things I learned before turning 30'

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift says she turns off comments on social media to "block some of the noise."

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