Tag Archives: Content

Facebook estimates 126 million people were served content from Russia-linked pages

Facebook will inform lawmakers this week that roughly 126 million Americans may have been exposed to content generated on its platform by the Russian government-linked troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency between June 2015 and August 2017, CNN has learned. That estimate, which is equivalent to more than half of the total U.S. voting population, offers a new understanding of the scope of Russia’s use of social media to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and in American society generally. In written testimony to the Senate Judiciary ...

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Theresa May to warn tech firms over terror content

Technology companies must go “further and faster” in removing extremist content, Prime Minister Theresa May is to tell the United Nations. She will urge social networks and search engines to act when she addresses the general assembly. Mrs May will also host a meeting with other world leaders and firms including Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter. Separately, tech giant Google has said it will give a total of £1m to fund counter-terrorism projects in the UK. Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’ Politicians take on the internet over extremism The prime minister ...

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Apple’s 4K Content Pricing Strategy is a Very Smart Move

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. At its launch event yesterday, Apple announced a bold new strategy that could give it a leadership position in a critical market. Marketing professionals and executives from other companies were left looking foolish by comparison and they’ll undoubtedly scramble to keep up with the Cupertino-based company. I’m speaking, of course, about Apple’s new 4K content strategy. Silly melodrama aside, the company’s new pricing is a pretty big deal for long-term 4K adoption. There were two ...

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Call Of Duty Veterans' Charity Expands To UK With New Black Ops 3 Content

The Call of Duty Endowment, a charitable fund that helps veterans into work after serving in the military, is expanding to the UK. The US foundation was set up by Activision CEO Bobby Kotick in 2009, and will now be helping British veterans find work. Activision says the programme has already placed more than 37,000 US veterans into full time employment. It will now be looking to do the same in the UK, and is looking for partner charities in the region to help achieve this. To help fund the ...

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Netflix’s New Content Download Option Has a Hidden Catch

When Netflix added support for content downloading late last year, it was hailed as a long-overdue move for the popular VOD service. Having now used the option while traveling on several occasions, I can confirm that while it can be buggy — I’ve had to restart downloads multiple times and playback sometimes fails to rotate the content properly — it’s also handy to be able to grab a few episodes of a favorite show before you hop on a plane, especially if the jet doesn’t have a modern in-flight entertainment system. ...

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Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content

Social media firms are “shamefully far” from tackling illegal and dangerous content, says a parliamentary report. Hate speech, terror recruitment videos and sexual images of children all took too long to be removed, said the Home Affairs Select Committee report. It called for a review of UK laws and stronger enforcement around illegal material. And the government should consider making the sites pay to help police what people post, it said. The cross-party committee took evidence from Facebook, Twitter and Google, the parent company of YouTube, for its report. It ...

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Bryce Alford, coach's son and social media target, is finally content

Mar 22, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Bryce Alford, a critical UCLA shooting guard in Friday’s NCAA tournament Sweet 16 affair against Kentucky in Memphis, Tennessee, strolled into Pauley Pavilion on a mild winter afternoon with a confident stride and relaxed presence. He’s a young man living the life in Los Angeles. Maybe that’s why a portion of the UCLA fan base despised him in the past. His father, Steve Alford, is a millionaire and controversial head coach of his team. Bryce drives a nice car he calls his “stallion.” Former ...

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Destiny's Next Content Update Will Be Announced Tomorrow

Bungie will soon provide the first details about the next content update for Destiny, though it doesn’t sound like a major expansion. The developer teased the announcement in its weekly blog post today, saying it’ll share “an announcement and a reveal schedule” at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET tomorrow, March 3. “We’re putting the finishing touches on an announcement about the next content update for Destiny,” it explained. “For weeks now, we’ve been teasing relentlessly that you haven’t heard the last from the Live Team. We do that ...

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Arizona Sunshine Restricts New Content to Certain CPUs, then Backpedals

Timed exclusives are a thing. It’s not a new concept, and most games consumers are familiar with them, if not 100% happy. But when they’re applied in a seemingly arbitrary fashion, and covertly? Well, that’s when the claws come out. Players discovered that VR zombie-murderin’ good time Arizona Sunshine had restricted its newly-released singleplayer horde mode to PCs running 5th, 6th, and 7th generation Intel Core i7 processors only. “Working with Intel allowed us to create even more content than we originally planned, including these modes and the physics systems ...

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Warcraft Will Have “Steady Stream of Content” But Not Yearly Expansions

Even though the Legion expansion has already launched, Blizzcon 2016 saw lots of new announcements for Blizzard’s flagship MMO. Upcoming patches will include epic class mounts and micro holidays, and you can get a look at the new legendary artifacts coming to the game right here. To get more details about what lies ahead, we talked with Warcraft’s game director Ion Hazzikostas about the recent changes. The micro-holidays you announced sound really interesting. Is that going to be a regular, new thing every month? How long is it going to ...

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