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Twitter explains why it takes time to roll out new safety rules

Twitter has been trying to stamp out harassment, violence and abuse on its platform for years, but it's nowhere near achieving that goal. Since its administrators regularly get a lot of flak for not moving fast enough to make the website safer, Twitt...

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Google’s annual report shows more web traffic is encrypted

For several years now, Google has been exerting pressure to increase the usage of HTTPS across the internet.

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Project Loon LTE balloons restore some communications in Puerto Rico

Alphabet’s Project Loon has brought basic communications back to parts of Puerto Rico for individuals who have LTE phones. The communications are being made possible by Project Loon’s balloons; they’re currently giving people access to the Internet and text messaging in parts of the island hit hardest by Hurricane Maria. The team has been working with a variety of groups … Continue reading

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Internal Twitter email explains its new plans to fight abuse

Twitter promised stricter rules for abuse and hate in the wake of a boycott, but what will those rules entail, exactly? It's a bit clearer after today. Wired has obtained email providing early details on new policies, and they're mostly good news -...

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Leaked Twitter email details bigger plan to tackle abusive users

Twitter has once again vowed to deal with its problematic users, and once again users are skeptical.

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Google boosts security for high-risk users (but you can get it too)

Hardly a week goes by without a high-profile hacking story, and now Google is launching a new security system for those who take their data really, really seriously. The Google Advanced Protection Program builds on the company’s existing two-factor authentication with a more stringent system

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Amazon sportswear line may use the same vendors as Uniqlo and Nike

Amazon, never content with existing as-is, will launch its own line of sportswear in the future, according to sources.

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Google Photos can pick your pet out of a furry lineup

Google Photos has long been adept at recognizing animals in a generic sense. But let's be honest: the real reason you're digging through photos is to find shots of your specific pets when they were little balls of fur. Accordingly, Google has made...

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Google WiFi adds site blocking to its family-friendly features

Google WiFi is a router that prioritizes ease of setup and use; it's a great option for people who want to combine quick setup with advanced family-friendly controls. Now, they're adding even more to the mix. Today, the company announced that Google...

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‘Hovering’ antennas promise speedy 5G phone networks

Wireless networks already have to deal with increasingly crowded waves, and that's only going to get worse when 5G rolls around. Any boost to the signal could lead to a big jump in performance, especially when you're using very high frequencies that...

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