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False Claims Blur Line Between Mass Shootings, 2020 Politics

False Claims Blur Line Between Mass Shootings, 2020 Politics

| By Will Weissert | Sep 5
Minutes after media outlets identified the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas, a Twitter account that appears to have been computer-generated began spreading baseless information linking the shooter to Beto O'Rourke.

U.S. Plans for Fake Social Media Run Afoul of Facebook Rules

U.S. Plans for Fake Social Media Run Afoul of Facebook Rules

| By Tami Abdollah | Sep 4
Facebook said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would be violating the company's rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of foreigners seeking to enter the country.

Huawei Accuses U.S. of Cyberattacks, Coercing Employees

Huawei Accuses U.S. of Cyberattacks, Coercing Employees

| By Joe McDonald | Sep 4
Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to gather information on the company.

Niche Home-Sharing Sites Roll Out Welcome Mat for Minorities

Niche Home-Sharing Sites Roll Out Welcome Mat for Minorities

| Sep 3
Every few months, social media lights up with a story or viral video about discrimination in home-sharing: A host kicks out a black guest or cancels a gay couple's booking or doesn't respond to a Muslim woman's inquiry.

U.S. and Poland Sign Agreement to Cooperate on 5G Technology

U.S. and Poland Sign Agreement to Cooperate on 5G Technology

| By Jill Colvin | Sep 3
The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology as concerns grow about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

Examining A Video's Changes over Time Helps Flag Deepfakes

Examining A Video's Changes over Time Helps Flag Deepfakes

| By Wael Abd-Almageed, University of Southern California | Sep 2
Whether used for personal revenge, to harass celebrities or to influence public opinion, deepfakes render untrue the age-old axiom that "seeing is believing."

Not So Easy to Prevent Online Spread of Mass Shooters' Names

Not So Easy to Prevent Online Spread of Mass Shooters' Names

| By Lisa Marie Pane | Sep 2
In this era of a saturation of social media and around-the-clock news, it's next to impossible to keep a lid on such information.

Texas Teams with Bumble to Crack Down on 'Cyber Flashing'

Texas Teams with Bumble to Crack Down on 'Cyber Flashing'

| By Clarice Silber | Sep 1
As states push to criminalize the sharing of intimate photos to get revenge on former sex partners, Texas is teaming with Bumble to crack down on people who send unsolicited nude images on dating apps and elsewhere in cyberspace.

Threat of Mass Shootings Give Rise to AI-Powered Cameras

Threat of Mass Shootings Give Rise to AI-Powered Cameras

| By Ivan Moreno | Aug 31
At a time when the threat of a mass shooting is ever-present, schools are among the most enthusiastic adopters of the technology, known as real-time video analytics or intelligent video, even as civil liberties groups warn about a threat to privacy.

Apple Sanctions Phone-Repair Shops for iPhone Fixes

Apple Sanctions Phone-Repair Shops for iPhone Fixes

| Aug 31
Apple said Thursday that it will sell tools and parts to independent phone-repair shops in the U.S. and later in other countries. Repairs at these shops, though, will be limited to products already out of warranty.

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