Twitter challenges millions of accounts every week to determine if they’re bots or not

Twitter challenges millions of accounts every week to determine if they’re bots or not

Some accounts are completely automated while other accounts are bots with “humans in the loop.” Angela Lang/CNET Twitter Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal said Thursday that the company challenges millions of accounts every week to determine if they’re run by a human or completely automated.  The use of fake accounts has been a big concern […]
Firefox expands network privacy protection with Comcast deal

Firefox expands network privacy protection with Comcast deal

Mozilla An important aspect of network communications will get new privacy protection through a partnership between Firefox maker Mozilla and internet service provider Comcast. Internet communications rely on a technology called the Domain Name System, or DNS, to...
Messaging app Viber cuts all ties with Facebook

Messaging app Viber cuts all ties with Facebook

Sarah Tew/CNET Viber, a messaging app with over 1 billion users, is cutting all ties with Facebook, the company said Thursday. According to Viber, the decision comes in the wake of “Facebook’s data violations and failure to combat violent rhetoric.”...