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Just how partisan is Facebook's fake news? We tested it

Using fake Facebook accounts, we discovered that the content Facebook shows conservatives and liberals is significantly different, with far more spin and fake news pushed at Trump supporters.

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Symantec will acquire identity protection firm LifeLock in $2.3B deal

Aiming to boost its consumer security business, Symantec is acquiring LifeLock, a vendor of identity protection services, for US$2.3 billion in enterprise value.

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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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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare review: In space, no one can hear you snore

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has occasional moments of brilliance, but in a year packed with good shooters it just doesn't measure up. And don't get me started on the multiplayer.

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Trump's national security pick is a cybersecurity hawk

Michael Flynn, the man President-elect Donald Trump plans to name as U.S. national security advisor, believes the government is falling behind on cybersecurity.

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The IRS wants to ID every US Coinbase user from 2013 to 2015

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has asked a court in California to order Coinbase, a Bitcoin exchange, to hand over the identities of active U.S. users of its service from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2015.

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With CIA choice, Trump picks a foe of Silicon Valley's encryption stance

In his nomination of Congressman Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, President-elect Donald Trump has picked someone who has supported NSA surveillance programs and been critical of Silicon Valley's stance on encryption.

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This week in games: Free Overwatch, free Elder Scrolls Online, and more Rainbow Six: Siege

Plus: Remedy teases a new trailer and American Truck Simulator supersizes like a true American. This is gaming news for November 14 through 18.

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Google Play Movies is rolling out 4K rental and purchasing options

This will allow those with 4K televisions and a Chromecast Ultra to take full advantage of their capabilities, though the titles are going to cost you extra.

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This Ubuntu Linux laptop packs a 4K display and Nvidia's beastly GeForce GTX 1070

System76's Ubuntu-based Oryx Pro is a beastly Linux laptop loaded with features also found in some of the fastest Windows laptops.

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When Airbnb asked users to pledge to treat people equally, a lot refused

Stung by ongoing criticism and evidence that some of its hosts discriminated against non-white guests, Airbnb this month began asking users to pledge to treat everyone equally.

Quantix is a data driven drone

Aerovironment's Quantix drone can cover 400 acres of land in under an hour, gathering data which can then be analyzed using the company's cloud service.

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AeroVironment's Quantix drone is all about the data

Aerovironment's Quantix drone can cover 400 acres of land in under an hour, gathering data which can then be analyzed using the company's cloud service.

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Four new Chromebooks get access to Google Play Store in the developer channel

The Dell Chromebook 13, HP Chromebook 13, Samsung Chromebook 3, and ASUS C301SA are the latest lucky recipients.

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Windows 10 preview pushes Command Prompt into the shadows, Paint 3D into the spotlight

Build 14971 says goodbye to the classic paint program and puts PowerShell up front instead of the command prompt.

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Massive Civilization VI update adds DirectX 12, new multiplayer mode and maps

Civilization VI's Fall Update adds support for DirectX 12 and a slew of new multiplayer goodies.