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Facebook says it removed 8.7M child exploitation posts with new machine learning tech – TechCrunch

Facebook says it removed 8.7M child exploitation posts with new machine learning tech – TechCrunch Facebook announced today that it has removed 8.7 million pieces of content last quarter that violated its rules against child exploitation, thanks to new technology. The new AI and machine learning tech, which was developed …

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Want to reduce fraud? Make a better password, dummy! – TechCrunch

Want to reduce fraud? Make a better password, dummy! – TechCrunch Researchers at Indiana University have confirmed that stringent password policies – aside from being really annoying – actually work. The research, led by Ph.D. student Jacob Abbott, IU CIO Daniel Calarco, and professor L. Jean Camp. They published their …

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Facebook Workplace adds algorithmic feed, Safety Check and enhanced chat – TechCrunch

Facebook Workplace adds algorithmic feed, Safety Check and enhanced chat – TechCrunch Workplace, the version of Facebook tailored to enterprises that has over 30,000 organizations as paying customers, is ramping up the service today with a rush of new features to help it competes with the likes of Slack and …

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FEMA is about to send a ‘Presidential Alert’ to millions of U.S. phones – TechCrunch

FEMA is about to send a ‘Presidential Alert’ to millions of U.S. phones – TechCrunch In a few hours, millions of Americans will get a test emergency “Presidential Alert” message sent to their phone — a simulation in case the president ever needs to reach to entire country in a …

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Didi makes more safety changes — and will pause night services while it does – TechCrunch

Didi makes more safety changes — and will pause night services while it does – TechCrunch Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has detailed further safety measures incoming to its platform following a second murder of a female passenger last month. The 20-year-old woman had been using Didi’s Hitch carpooling service in Zhejiang, a …

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China announces transportation industry reform, days after murder of Didi carpooling passenger – TechCrunch

China announces transportation industry reform, days after murder of Didi carpooling passenger – TechCrunch The Chinese government announced it will reform the transportation industry to safeguard passengers, three days after a female passenger was allegedly raped and murdered by a Didi Chuxing driver last Friday. Provinces and autonomous regions are …

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Ransomware technique uses your real passwords to trick you – TechCrunch

Ransomware technique uses your real passwords to trick you – TechCrunch A few folks have reported a new ransomware technique that preys upon corporate inability to keep passwords safe. The notes – which are usually aimed at instilling fear – are simple: the hacker says “I know that your password …

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