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It has become a familiar pattern in the all-too-common aftermath of American school shootings: A barrage of online misinformation, seemingly designed to cloud the truth or win political points. But some were still surprised at the speed with which the Santa Fe shooting descended into information warfare.

  • May 18, 2018

Immigration officials originally wanted artificial intelligence that could continuously track foreign visitors' social media. They're giving the job to humans instead.

  • May 17, 2018

Facebook revealed Tuesday that it had removed more than half a billion fake accounts and millions of pieces of other violent, hateful or obscene content over the first three months of 2018, as lawmakers around the world continue to scrutinize the company's business practices.

  • May 15, 2018

Facebook did not immediately provide detail on which apps were suspended or how many people had used them in its first update since the social network announced the internal audit in March.

  • May 14, 2018

Google's new AI can carry on phone conversations that are so lifelike that even a human listener can be fooled.

  • May 8, 2018

The White House on Thursday plans to convene the brains behind Amazon’s Alexa and top executives from Facebook and Intel as it seeks to prepare the country for the arrival of powerful robots, algorithms and the broader field of artificial intelligence.

  • May 8, 2018

Facial-recognition technology, which Facebook has pitched as the fix to its fake account problem, is much less effective than the social media giant advertised.

  • May 4, 2018

Privacy watchdogs worry the service could expose users to the worst of the Web — scams, malicious strangers and other problems Facebook already has its hands full with.

  • May 3, 2018

Some worry about the privacy implications after an online genetic database was used to identify the suspect.

  • Apr 27, 2018

The police-technology giant behind Tasers and body cameras sees the allure of face recognition: Catching dangerous people shouldn't be “left up to random chance.”

  • Apr 26, 2018
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