Botnets adapt in wake of Twitter crackdown

Twitter botnets are having to adapt their behavior in the wake of the platform’s crackdown. NBC News reports that on Thursday the platform suspended hundreds of accounts acting in a network to tweet messages of support for Saudi Arabia in the wake of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Experts quoted in the report said that the bots operated in

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You can now preorder the iPhone XR

The iPhone XR, Apple’s new lower-priced iPhone option that starts at $749 for a 64GB model, is now available to preorder online (apple.com or the Apple Store app) or by walking into an Apple store. It comes in six different colors, including black, white, red, yellow, blue, and coral. Just for the iPhone XR, Apple’s selling a clear case for

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Tech reckons with Saudi cash after journalist’s brutal murder

Last week, news surfaced that Saudi Arabian officials were suspected to have killed US journalist Jamal Khashoggi, allegedly torturing and dismembering him inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Across Washington, officials are now discussing ways to penalize the country for the killing, whether through sanctions or other methods. But that reaction could create unexpected problems for US tech companies, which

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Google is unbundling Android apps: all the news about the EU’s antitrust ruling

In July 2018, the European Commission ruled that Google had exhibited “anticompetitive behavior” in its dealings with Android partners. The Commission said that Google should not have required Android phone and tablet makers to install Chrome and search in order to install the rest of Google’s apps. And the Commission also said that Google should not have barred its partners

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Apple’s content filter for kids is still letting pornographic and violent search results through

Apple’s parental controls in iOS 12 are rather inconsistent: certain sex-related terms are blocked, but other troubling results — such as alt-right websites and support for terrorism — are allowed, sex education site O.school spotted. The settings are found under Screen Time, which Apple introduced last month in iOS 12. Using Screen Time, parents can set an iPhone to hide

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