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Twitter Says It Is Ready for the Midterms, but Rogue Accounts Aren’t Letting Up

Twitter Says It Is Ready for the Midterms, but Rogue Accounts Aren’t Letting Up Image“We are more prepared than we have ever been” ahead of the midterm elections, said Del Harvey, Twitter’s head of trust and safety.CreditCreditTamir Kalifa for The New York Times By Kate Conger and Adam Satariano Nov. 5, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — […]

Gaming

Games aren’t power fantasies. They’re reality repairers

Let’s start with something simple but weird: Game-related purchases account for 75 percent of App Store revenue. That means we spend three times more on play than we do on everything else combined. Three times more on games than on every dollar we dedicate to music and weather and productivity and photography and fashion and […]

Gears & Gadgets

Services drove Apple’s best third quarter ever, but iPhone sales aren’t growing

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new Apple headquarters during a media event in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Apple reported very strong earnings to investors on its quarterly earnings call today. The company beat most analysts’ predictions for the quarter with a 17-percent increase in revenue year-over-year. […]

Computer

These fake Android apps steal your money when you aren’t looking

If you thought you were immune from hackers when downloading “legit” Android apps from Google Play, then think again. The McAfee Mobile Research team recently discovered a new campaign where at least 15 apps were “re-packaged” to secretly sign up for premium paid services in the background. The list includes Qrcode Scanner, Cut Ringtones 2018, […]

Emerging Tech

Social (Net)Work: Fake news spreads faster than truth, but bots aren’t to blame

[embedded content] Criticism for hate speech, extremism, fake news and other content that violates community standards has the largest social media networks strengthening policies, adding staff, and re-working algorithms. In the Social (Net)Work Series, we explore what social platforms are doing, what works, what doesn’t, and possibilities for improvement.  Sequestered in the dormitory as the […]