October 19, 2016

New Tag Helps Google News Readers Unearth Facts

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Google last week launched a Fact Check tag to help readers find fact-checking in major news stories published in the United States and the UK. Readers will see tagged articles in the expanded story box on news.google.com and in the Google News & Weather apps for iOS and Android.
One factor the Google News algorithms consider in determining whether an article might contain fact checks is the Schema.org ClaimReview markup. Another is whether sites follow commonly accepted criteria for fact checks.

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Assange Lives to Leak Another Day

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The status of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange grew a bit murky on Tuesday after the group accused the U.S. State Department of pressuring Ecuadorian officials to block him from posting additional emails linked to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Ecuadorian foreign ministry on Tuesday acknowledged placing temporary restrictions on Assange’s access, saying in a statement that it did not wish to interfere in a foreign election. It also said that it was acting on its own and not in response to any outside pressures.

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Wyatt Technology Corporation Launches the ViscoStar III Online Viscometer for Polymer and Protein Characterization

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/1888PressRelease/ The Next Generation of Viscometers is launched with ViscoStar III by Wyatt Technology for unmatched sensitivity, stability, and broadest range of solvents for macromolecular characterization.

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October 18, 2016

Meet Maui 1, the Slick New Hawaiian Netrunner

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Maui 1 “Aurora,” which launched this summer, is one of the latest newcomers in the continuously changing list of Linux distributions. Maui Linux, with its new Hawaii desktop environment, is a replacement and rebranding of the discontinued Netrunner project. Its developers are attempting to continue the Kubuntu-based heritage, while adopting some of the latest technologies impacting other Linux distros in varying stages. The demise of Netrunner and the birth of Maui 1 occurred simultaneously.

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Battlefield 1 Delivers Great War Action, Say Early Reviewers

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Electronic Arts’ new epic first-person shooter Battlefield 1 could be the war game to end all war games, based on the first wave of reviews published Monday. This latest title in the popular franchise from Swedish developer DICE is an action-packed, rip-roaring take on World War I.
There’s a single-player campaign that features a story worthy of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, which lets the player partake in key moments in the global conflict. There’s also intense online multiplayer action with support for 64 players.

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October 15, 2016

Fake News Taints Facebook’s Trending Topics

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Facebook’s Trending Topics section recently has carried a number of trending stories that were either “indisputably fake” or “profoundly inaccurate,” according to a report this week. The news feed six weeks ago ran a false story claiming Fox News had fired anchor Megyn Kelly for being a closet liberal who supported Hillary Clinton. Facebook removed the story, apologized, and promised to do better. It appears that despite that commitment, the Trending Topics section is not yet problem free.

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October 14, 2016

What Should be on the Next President’s Cyberagenda?

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When the new president takes up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., cybersecurity will be on the shortlist for action. What’s a president to do? TechNewsWorld asked more than a dozen experts what should be at the top of the new leader of the free world’s cyberagenda. Following are some of their responses. “The president has to set the tone early on cybersecurity — within the first 100 days — and say right off the bat that this matters,” said Sam Curry, chief product officer at Cybereason.

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October 13, 2016

Amazon Music Unlimited Rolls Gently Down the Stream

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Amazon on Wednesday rolled out its Music Unlimited cut-rate subscription streaming service, available on its Echo, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap devices for as little as $4 a month for a single device. Setting a low-entry price point “is a logical move, given that the company has invested heavily into the AI and voice recognition powering Alexa in its move to catch up to Google in those areas,” said Paul Erickson, senior analyst for the connected home at IHS Markit. Amazon “needs to incentivize potential Echo owners as much as it can,” he said.

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US Considers ‘Proportional Response’ to Russia’s Election Tampering

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The Obama administration on Tuesday indicated it was considering a proportional response to retaliate against Russia for its efforts to influence the U.S. election process. The administration last week officially linked Russian operatives to a series of cyberattacks against the DNC and other organizations, apparently in an effort to influence the November presidential race. White House press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed that leaks to WikiLeaks, DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 were “consistent with methods and motivations of Russian efforts.”

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October 12, 2016

Cyanogen’s Android Alternative Goes Modular

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Cyanogen, the maker of an alternative version of Android, on Tuesday announced that it was going modular. Future releases of its open source firmware product will not support a full stack of the Android OS. The new modular setup will bring a slew of benefits to phone makers and developers, according to Cyanogen. “The new partnership program offers smartphone manufacturers greater freedom and opportunity to introduce intelligent, customizable Android smartphones,” noted Cyanogen CEO Lior Tal.

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