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Samsung, LG improve smartphone cameras, turn to virtual reality

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc unveiled their latest smartphones at the Mobile World Congress industry show in Barcelona on Sunday, seeking to buck the slowdown in industry growth. Phone makers face another tough year in 2016 as subdued global growth and persisting currency weakness in key emerging markets sap consumers’ spending power. A push by Chinese manufacturers…

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Facebook wants to crack down against hate speech on migrants

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says the social network needs to get better at cracking down on hate speech against migrants. He identified them as a group that needed protection during a public “town hall” session in Berlin. Around 1,000 young people were invited, many of them students. Germany’s history with the Nazi party means there are strict laws around the protection…

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Baidu apps found to be ‘leaking’ personal data

Personal data is being collected and transmitted insecurely by thousands of apps using code from the Chinese net giant Baidu, say security researchers. Millions of Chinese people are believed to have been affected by the data leaks, said security experts at the University of Toronto. The data reveals where people are, search terms, sites visited and the ID numbers of…

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5 amazing things you’ll be able to do with 5G

5G aims to be 100 times faster than our current wireless technology and even speedier than what Google Fiber offers through a physical connection to the home. The incredible speeds and responsiveness achieved with 5G open up new possibilities, and the technology had people buzzing at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, this week. “5G will take…

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Google Joins Race to Speed Up Mobile Delivery of News Articles

SAN FRANCISCO — When you conduct a Google search on your smartphone for a newsy topic — say, “Donald Trump” — the results starting on Wednesday will include a horizontal carousel of news articles, each with a little lightning bolt icon and the letters AMP at the bottom. Click on any one of the articles, and it will come up…

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Facebook updates Messenger app to handle several accounts

Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy. The update announced Friday initially will only be available on devices running on Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Facebook didn’t set a timetable for making similar changes to its Messenger app for Apple Inc.’s…

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Pay-per-click advertising lacks controls against fraud

Payment-per-click is one of the most popular pricing models for online advertising, but the rate of click fraud is staggering. In 2014, marketers lost $11.6 billion in advertising because of fraudulent clicks. Three UT Dallas researchers, along with a former PhD student, examined the process of identifying click fraud. In their study, published in the December issue of Information Systems…