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UK Parliament to launch 'fake news' inquiry; cites threat

The UK parliament has launched an inquiry into fake news , a new step in the worldwide panic about online news sources pumping out false reporting and propaganda. Trump has been widely portrayed as the rejection of a global elite by the people. What impact has fake news on public understanding of the world, and also on the public response to traditional journalism? Many governments are increasingly fearful of the effect that disinformation can have on democracy, with the head of the ...

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Apple removes its iCloud Activation Lock checker off of iCloud.com

If the device being sold hadn't had its Activation Lock disabled, then not only could a new user not use the device, but it indicated that it was likely stolen. It noted, though, that the workaround wouldn't wasn't effective against devices in "Lost Mode", a feature of the Find My iPhone app that Apple recommends enabling when a device is lost or stolen.

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Snapchat IPO Public Filing Expected Next Week

According to a new report, the Snapchat IPO public filing is expected to take place next week. The Venice, California-based company will publish the registration document it secretly filed with U.S regulators last autumn, containing a dossier of tightly held finances and its plans for operating as a public company.

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Guard Held After Techie Found Dead Inside Pune Infosys Office

According to latest reports, the security guard accused of the techie's murder has been arrested from Mumbai. She was strangulated using a yellow LAN cable. The manager then contacted the security personnel and requested them to check if Rasila was at her desk. "Though she had complained to the company officials no action had been taken".

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Two Galaxy S8 features that will seriously annoy you

The same source has emphatically stated that the larger version of the Galaxy S8 will sport a 6.2-inch 2K resolution Quad HD, whereas its smaller version will incorporate a 5.8-inch Quad HD display screen. Either way, they will both have processors made using 10-nanometer fabrication, and they'll be roughly 11 per cent faster than the Galaxy S7. The 3.5mm headphone jack isn't going anywhere though, which is great news.

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You can wash this smartphone with soap!

The first DIGNO Rafre washable smartphone was launched back in December 2015 with mid-range specs. Waterproof phones have always been a thing in Japan, so it's not too much of a stretch to think there might be an appetite for soap-proof devices.