Google pulls 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels over disinformation

Disinformation seeded by foreign actors has emerged as a burning concern for American politicians and technologists alike since the 2016 presidential election, when Russian government-linked actors pumped hundreds of thousands of deceptive messages into the social media ecosystem.

Google said it took down ten influence operation campaigns in Q2 2020

The report was authored by the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG), a division inside Google’s security department that tracks nation-state and high-end cybercrime groups, and was compiled based on Google’s own investigations, but also tips and reports received from third-parties, such as social media analysis firm Graphika, cyber-security firm FireEye, the Atlantic Council investigation unit, […]

How to Create or Remove a Hanging Indent in Microsoft PowerPoint

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iOS and Android users: You’re getting these new Google Docs, Sheets, Slides features

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Heather Mac Donald claims YouTube pulled policing speech because it didn’t say ‘America is endemically racist’

“Here’s what your child can watch, Tucker, in the privacy of his bedroom,” she told host Tucker Carlson. “A porn star giving a lap dance; nubile, naked young women spooning with an equally naked young man; anarcho-Communists praising the destruction of a Minneapolis police precinct as the high point of the rioting to date; and tips on how […]

Facebook, Twitter take aim at Trump ‘misinformation’

In this file photo taken on February 14, 2020 silhouettes are seen in front of the logo of US social media Facebook in Brussels. More than 100 American business leaders sent a letter to top Congressional lawmakers on August 3, 2020 urging them to lay aside partisan bickering and approve emergency aid for small businesses […]

Coronavirus protests: Germany’s growing anti-lockdown movement

It was a curious sight to behold. On August 1, a motley crowd of protesters from across Germany — ranging from far-right extremists and conspiracy theorists to supporters of the anti-vaccination movement and followers of esotericism — flocked to Berlin to vent their anger at government-imposed restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus. In front of the […]

A Twitter RPG so “lazy,” it steals original artwork (Updated)

Tweeria is, for the most part, a fresh and dynamic way to interact with a social network made even more attractive by the fact that it doesn’t needlessly spam your Twitter followers. Where Tweeria comes up short, however, is in the fact that a majority of the art associated with the game appears to be lifted from other […]

Sony Xperia S review

A final note of disappointment on the hardware front must be raised with regard to the lack of microSD expandability or a user-replaceable battery — the fact you can remove the Xperia S’ back cover but gain access to neither feels like a cruel joke. Admittedly, 32GB of internal storage and a 1,750mAh cell should […]

‘It’s crystal clear Hezbollah are in charge of the port and warehouse’: Leading Lebanese politician blames terrorist group and ‘corrupt’ government for catastrophic explosion – as aerial images reveal blast even sank a cruise ship

Prime Minister Hassan Diab vowed those responsible will ‘pay the price’ as he declared a two-week state of emergency to deal with the crisis, urging all world leaders and ‘friends of Lebanon’ to donate aid to the country, adding: ‘We are witnessing a real catastrophe.’