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Facebook Releases Employee Guidelines Amid Accusations of Political Bias

By Amy Tennery (Reuters) – Facebook on Thursday emphasized that it does not permit its employees to block news stories from its “Trending Topics” list based on political bias, amid

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Senate Committee Questions Facebook Over News Selection

By Amy Tennery (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate committee launched an inquiry on Tuesday into how social media website Facebook selects its news stories after a report that company employees

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Report Claiming Bias in Facebook ‘Trending’ Topics Sparks Social Media Outcry

By Amy Tennery (Reuters) – Facebook <FB.O> workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s “trending” list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report

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FBI Will Not Share iPhone Unlocking Mechanism, Cites Lack of Ownership

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday it did not own the rights to the technical method a contractor used to open

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Verizon Set to Make Yahoo’s Bidder Short List

By Greg Roumeliotis and Liana B. Baker (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc <VZ.N> was set on Tuesday to advance to the second stage of bidding for Yahoo Inc’s <YHOO.O> core

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Artificial Intelligence and Racism

By Andrew Heikkrila (TechCrunch) – Replicants. Cylons. Skynet. Hal 9000. These are the classic pop-culture references the average person might conjure when they hear the term “artificial intelligence.” Yet, while

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Apple iPhone Unlocking Maneuver Likely to Remain Secret

By Joseph Menn and Mark Hosenball SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The company that helped the FBI unlock a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone to get data has sole legal ownership of

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California Lawmakers Take Step Toward Outlawing ‘Ransomware’

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California lawmakers on Tuesday took a major step toward outlawing the use of so-called “ransomware” to hijack computers for money, passing a bill

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Leak of Senate Encryption Bill Prompts Swift Backlash

By Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Security researchers and civil liberties advocates on Friday condemned draft legislation leaked from the U.S. Senate that would let judges order

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U.S. to Continue Appeal of iPhone Data Case in New York

By Julia Love, Joseph Menn and Nate Raymond (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it would keep fighting to force Apple Inc to open an iPhone in

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