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Picture of WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone

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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Picture of Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

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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Chiquita Evans smiles after being selected as the 56th pick overall by the Warriors Gaming Squad at the NBA 2K League draft Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in New York. Evans is the first woman selected in the esports league. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Warriors draft first woman player into NBA 2K esports league

NEW YORK (AP) — After over three hours of sitting, waiting and stressing, Chiquita Evans heard her name called. She stood, smiled and put on a Warriors cap, striding to the stage backed by the loudest applause of the night.

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File-This combination file photo shows TV personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront in New York on May 15, 2017, left, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during an NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif., on May 30, 2018. Declaring “I’m not a homewrecker,” Jordyn Woods sat down Friday, March 1, 2019, on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch show to clear up wild social media speculation over exactly what happened between her and Cleveland Cavalier Tristan Thompson: One kiss on the lips that took her by surprise. Thompson is the father of Khloe Kardashian’s baby, True, and Woods was the best friend of Kardashian sister Kylie Jenner. (AP Photo/File)

Khloe Kardashian absolves Woods of homewrecking, not pain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Khloe Kardashian is having a change of heartache: She blames Tristan Thompson, not Jordyn Woods, for breaking up her family.

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FILE - This Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, shows model Jordyn Wooding attending American Eagle's new AE Studio concept store opening in New York. Declaring "I'm not a homewrecker," Woods sat down Friday, March 1, 2019, on Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch show to clear up wild social media speculation over exactly what happened between her and Cleveland Cavalier Tristan Thompson: One kiss on the lips that took her by surprise. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)

Jordyn Woods: 'I'm not a homewrecker' in Kardashian brouhaha

NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring "I'm not a homewrecker," Jordyn Woods sat down Friday on Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch show to clear up wild social media speculation over exactly what happened between her and Cleveland Cavalier Tristan Thompson: One kiss on the lips, she said, that took her by surprise.

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