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Facebook gets serious about fighting fake news

Facebook Fake News-Options

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network. It will focus on the “worst of the worst” offenders and partner with outside fact-checkers and news organizations to sort honest news reports from made-up stories that …

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Pokemon Go officially launches in Canada, crashes app’s servers


Prospective Pokemon trainers can officially download the mobile gaming sensation Pokemon Go in Canada as of Sunday afternoon. The augmented-reality game launched in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Japan earlier this month. But before Sunday, Canadians had to find workarounds to play the game north of the 49th …

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Apparent conflicts of interest may dog Tesla-SolarCity deal


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – It’s a proposal that would unite two companies on shaky financial ground as they plow into relatively new markets. One makes electric cars, the other installs solar panels. There are few obvious synergies. Perhaps even more puzzling are the motives of Elon Musk, a polarizing billionaire …

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Neighborhood watch: Online startups tackle local news


NEW YORK (AP) – A handful of new startups are tackling a thorny problem that AOL couldn’t solve with zillions of dollars: How to cover local news in different cities without going broke. Some see a news hole left behind by the shrinking newsrooms of traditional city newspapers and alt-weeklies. …

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Father of Paris attacks victim sues social media companies

Social Media-Islamic State Group Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) – The father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming that the companies provided “material support” to extremists in violation of the law. Reynaldo Gonzalez, whose daughter Nohemi was among 130 people killed in the Paris …

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Court upholds net neutrality rules on equal internet access

Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a big win for the Obama administration, a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government’s “net neutrality” rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. The 2-1 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a …

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Coming later today: Apple’s next big software improvements

Eddy Cue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – With sales of Apple’s flagship iPhone slowing , the spotlight is on the company’s hunt for its next big thing. Apple’s annual software developers conference, which kicks off Monday, will be its next big opportunity to show the world what’s coming next. Artificial intelligence, and Apple’s …

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Solar-powered airplane lands in New York City

Solar Plane

NEW YORK (AP) – A solar-powered airplane has landed in New York City on the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 soared over the Statue of Liberty and flew into New York City, before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport early Saturday morning. It …

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