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Stunned tech sector ponders future under Trump

After disbelief, anger and grief, the US tech sector is looking to come to grips with the presidency of a man described by many of its leading lights as a "disaster" for innovation.


Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China

Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.


Facebook in crosshairs as fake news battle heats up

Hillary Clinton was about to be indicted, Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump: the battle over fake news is heating up after a White House campaign in which the misinformation industry may have swung the outcome of the vote.


Facebook authorizes $6bn share buyback

Facebook's board of directors on Friday authorized spending as much as $6 billion to buy back shares in the leading social network.


Young Belgian cyber-patrollers trained to fight online hate

Belgium is training young people as cyber-patrollers in a government-backed campaign aimed at combating hate speech as Europe sees a surge in online abuse.


Facebook had tool to weed out fake news: report

Facebook had a tool to weed out fake news circulating on the social network this year but declined to deploy it for fear of offending conservatives, a report said Monday.


Yahoo reveals more details about massive hack

Yahoo provided more details on Wednesday about an epic hack of its services, including that the culprits may have planted software "cookies" for ongoing access to users' accounts.


China demands live-streaming censorship

China will demand that live-streaming platforms "censor content before releasing it", state media said on Friday, as authorities seek to tighten control over the fast-growing sector.


Chinese ride-share king Didi Chuxing could go global

Fresh from forcing Uber to back down in China, ride-sharing king Didi Chuxing plans to put what it knows to work in other parts of the world.


Smartwatch sales tumble, dragged down by Apple

Global smartwatch sales slid 51.6 percent in the third quarter, amid a steep decline for the Apple Watch ahead of its updated device, a market tracker said Monday.


 

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