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Brexit: Foreign far-right Twitter users 'manipulated debate'

Foreign Twitter accounts have recently tried to influence the debate around Brexit, with pro-Leave tweets receiving the most support, researchers say. Cyber-security firm F-Secure analysed 24 million tweets published between 4 December 2018 and 13 February 2019. Much “inorganic” activity was discovered – including excessive retweeting carried out by bots or fake accounts. Both sides […]

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Flickr axes Creative Commons limit to give free users more wiggle room

Greg Clarke / Flickr Creative Commons images and other freely licensed photographs will no longer count toward Flickr’s 1,000-photo limit on free accounts. On Friday, March 8, Flickr opened up free account limitations to exclude Creative Commons images, while also moving to preserve users images after death with “in memoriam” accounts. Flickr is the world’s […]

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Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about was 'never supposed to be a secret'

Getty In early February, Google announced that Assistant would now work with its home security and alarm system Nest Secure. The problem – users didn’t know a microphone even existed on their Nest Secure devices to begin with. On Tuesday, a Google spokesperson told Business Insider it had made an “error.” “The on-device microphone was […]