Apple Watch and other hardware reportedly spared by new Trump tariffs – TechCrunch

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The latest round of Trump administration tariffs is set to affect a number of different industries. At least one category previously expected to be impacted, however, is likely to be spared, according to a new report from Bloomberg. According to anonymous sources, the tariffs impacting a slew of consumer electronics, running the gamut from the
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Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy to work on “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” – TechCrunch

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Facebook is advertising for a human rights policy director to join its business, located either at its Menlo Park HQ or in Washington DC — with “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” among the listed responsibilities. In the job ad, Facebook writes that as the reach and impact of its various products continues to grow “so does
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Facebook rolls out photo/video fact checking so partners can train its AI – TechCrunch

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Sometimes fake news lives inside of Facebook as photos and videos designed to propel misinformation campaigns, instead of off-site on news articles that can generate their own ad revenue. To combat these politically rather than financially motivated meddlers, Facebook has to be able to detect fake news inside of images and the audio that accompanies
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10 critical points from Zuckerberg’s epic security manifesto – TechCrunch

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Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know he’s trying his damnedest to fix Facebook before it breaks democracy. Tonight he posted a 3,260-word battle plan for fighting election interference. Amidst drilling through Facebook’s strategy and progress, he slips in several notable passages revealing his own philosophy. Zuckerberg has cast off his premature skepticism and is ready
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Dealers remain on Instagram as it pushes drug searchers to treatment – TechCrunch

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You don’t have to search too hard to find Xanax and Fentanyl dealers posting their phone numbers all over Instagram, but at least it’s starting to push people toward addiction recovery resources. Backlash led Instagram to perform a cursory blocking of exact drug name hashtag searches in April, which did little to solve the problem,
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Apple, AT&T, Amazon, Google among tech giants called to Senate Commerce Committee – TechCrunch

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If you weren’t done watching tech giants get grilled by lawmakers, mark your calendar for September 26 in what’s expected to be another riveting round of questioning. Policy chiefs from AT&T and Charter, along with senior executives at Apple, Amazon, Google and Twitter will face questions from the Senate Commerce Committee later this month about
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European parliament gives thumbs up to controversial copyright reforms – TechCrunch

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The European Parliament has just voted to back controversial proposals to reform online copyright — including supporting an extension to cover snippets of publishers content (Article 11), and to make platforms that hold significant amounts of content liable for copyright violations by their users (Article 13). Today’s plenary vote in the European parliament was on
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WhatsApp hits India’s Jio feature phones amidst fake news violence – TechCrunch

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False rumors forwarded on WhatsApp have led angry mobs to murder strangers in India, but the Facebook-owned chat app is still racing to add users in the country. Today it launched a feature phone version of WhatsApp for JioPhone 1 and 2’s KaiOS, which are designed to support 22 of India’s vast array of native
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