Facebook mistakenly bans some small businesses ads

Facebook has mistakenly blocked the advertising of some small businesses as it relies more heavily on artificial intelligence to police its platform, according to a report. Bloomberg reported Friday that errors made by AI algorithms looking to rid Facebook of offensive ads has caused already struggling businesses to miss out on online sales opportunities. For …

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Amazon’s cloud service experiencing widespread outage

Amazon’s widely used cloud service, Amazon Web Services, is experiencing a large-scale outage, the company said Wednesday, affecting users ranging from websites to software providers. It has also affected the ability to post updates to its service health dashboard, the company said. “Kinesis has been experiencing increased error rates this morning in our US-East-1 Region …

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Twitter will now warn users who try to like a ‘misleading’ tweet

Twitter is doubling down on stopping the spread of misinformation following the US Presidential election, adding even more hurdles to stop misleading tweets from going viral. The social network said Tuesday that it would begin taking users who attempt to hit the like button on a flagged tweet to a screen informing them that the …

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Facebook plans COVID vaccine push to win over Biden: report

Facebook is planning to encourage users to get vaccinated for coronavirus in an effort to win over Joe Biden’s incoming administration, a new report says. The social network is considering placing a banner at the top of its news feed encouraging users to take a COVID-19 vaccine once regulators approve one, according to the Financial …

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Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope to close in blow to science

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that it will close the huge telescope at the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life. The independent, federally funded agency said it’s too dangerous to keep …

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Bitcoin climbs to three-year peak, nears all-time high

Bitcoin rose to a nearly three-year high Friday, as investors continued to scoop the virtual currency on expectations it could well exceed its all-time peak of just under $20,000. Bitcoin surged to $18,766.79, the highest since December 2017, and was last up 4.9 percent at $18,696. It has gained 17 percent so far this week, …

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Video game promotes colorectal screenings with cute Anime girls

The latest in educational gaming has dropped, and it’s the s - - t. A new Japanese app called “Unkore” aims to teach players about life-saving digestive health measures by animating intestinal bacteria as attractive Anime characters. Video game website Kotaku explained that “Unkore” is a portmanteau for unko, meaning “poop,” and kore, or “collection.” Developed as part …

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