John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for the IDG News Service.

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Facebook is working with fact-checkers to weed out fake news

Returning to the controversy over fake news on the social networking site, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said over the weekend that the company was working with fact-checking organizations to put in place third-party verification of the authenticity of news on its site.

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Apple offers to fix iPhone 6 Plus ‘touch disease’ bug for $150

Apple is offering to repair at a reduced price iPhone 6 Plus smartphones with display flickering or multi-touch issues.

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US lawmakers introduce bill to delay enhanced government hacking powers

U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to delay the coming into force on Dec. 1 of a rule change that aims to expand the government's ability to search computers and other digital devices across many jurisdictions with a single warrant.

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Facebook acquires facial image analysis startup FacioMetrics

Facebook has acquired a facial image analysis firm FacioMetrics as it tries to give users new features to add special effects to photos and videos.

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Snapchat parent reportedly headed for an IPO

The company behind the Snapchat messaging app has reportedly filed papers for an initial public offering that could value it at up to US$25 billion, according to news reports.

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Google and Facebook won't place ads on sites peddling fake news

Google and Facebook plan to prevent placement of ads on websites distributing fake news.

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Apple may be eyeing Google Glass-like wearable AR glasses

Apple is working on wearable digital glasses that would connect to the iPhone and show content in the wearer’s field of vision, according to a news report.

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412 million FriendFinder Network accounts said to be exposed in hack

Over 412 million accounts on dating and entertainment network FriendFinder Networks have been exposed, the second time that the network has been breached in two years, according to a popular breach notification website.

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China still has the two most powerful supercomputers in the world

China’s Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2 have maintained their lead in supercomputers, according to the Top500 supercomputer rankings.

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Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described as “crazy” the criticism that fake news on its news feed to users had tilted the vote in the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.

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Yahoo investigating if insiders knew of hack

Yahoo said investigators were looking into the possibility that some people within the company knew at the time about the late 2014 theft of information of at least 500 million user accounts.

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China passes controversial cybersecurity law

China has passed a new cybersecurity law that gives it greater control over the internet, including by requiring local storage of certain data

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FBI sticks to earlier view not to charge Clinton over email server

FBI Director James Comey said new emails found had not changed the agency's July decision not to recommend charges against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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US government's Code.gov software sharing website launched

Code.gov, a U.S. government website for promoting the sharing of custom-developed software code, was launched Thursday with listings of nearly 50 open-source projects from various government agencies.

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Uber faces lawsuit from courier claiming employee status

Taking a cue from Uber drivers, a ‘foot and bike’ courier has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the ride-hailing company and a subsidiary, demanding minimum wages, and reimbursement of tools-of-the-trade expenses and gratuities as would be typically provided to regular employees.