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Attentat de Trèbes : trois suspects mis en examen et écroués

Sept mois après les attentats de Trèbes qui ont coûté la vie à quatre personnes, dont le lieutenant-colonel Arnaud Beltrame, trois membres de l'entourage du jihadiste ont été mis en examen et écroués samedi, selon une source judiciaire.
2018-10-20

Hoch geschätzt und doch nur mäßig erfolgreich

Bis Ende des Jahres wird Hamburgs Wirtschaftssenator Frank Horch sein Amt niederlegen. Bei der letzten von ihm geleiteten Verkehrsministerkonferenz muss er eine ernüchternde Bilanz ziehen.
2018-10-19

So schummelt Scholz bei seiner Rentenrechnung

Finanzminister Scholz wird seiner Linie bei der Rente untreu. Er propagiert extrem kostenträchtige Leistungsverbesserungen, die mit dem Einmaleins einer nachhaltigen Finanzpolitik kaum zu vereinbaren sind.
2018-10-20

China plant Installation von zweitem Mond im All

Chinas Weltraumprojekte werden ambitionierter und fantasiereicher. Nun will die Volksrepublik mehrere Satelliten ins All schicken, um nachts ihre Städte zu beleuchten. Die kühne Idee ist nicht vollkommen neu.
2018-10-19

Trumps „gespenstisch symmetrische Kurven“

Wenige Monate nach der Einführung der US-Strafzölle sind „die befürchteten Handelsumlenkungen nicht zu übersehen“, warnt die deutsche Stahlindustrie. Zwar schützt die EU die Branche, doch die Maßnahme hat ein Ablaufdatum.
2018-10-19

Hoch geschätzt und doch nur mäßig erfolgreich

Bis Ende des Jahres wird Hamburgs Wirtschaftssenator Frank Horch sein Amt niederlegen. Bei der letzten von ihm geleiteten Verkehrsministerkonferenz muss er eine ernüchternde Bilanz ziehen.
2018-10-19

China plant Installation von zweitem Mond im All

Chinas Weltraumprojekte werden ambitionierter und fantasiereicher. Nun will die Volksrepublik mehrere Satelliten ins All schicken, um nachts ihre Städte zu beleuchten. Die kühne Idee ist nicht vollkommen neu.
2018-10-19

China plant Installation von zweitem Mond im All

Chinas Weltraumprojekte werden ambitionierter und fantasiereicher. Nun will die Volksrepublik mehrere Satelliten ins All schicken, um nachts ihre Städte zu beleuchten. Die kühne Idee ist nicht vollkommen neu.
2018-10-19

Hunderttausende Rentner leben in verdeckter Armut

Immer weniger Menschen benötigen Sozialleistungen. Das gilt aber nicht für Rentner. Die Zahl der Senioren, die auf Grundsicherung angewiesen sind, nimmt zu. Problematisch wird die Situation vor allem für ausländische Rentner.
2018-10-20

Hinge is first dating app to actually measure real world success

Dating app Hinge is today launching a new feature aimed at improving its recommendations, based on whether or not matches had successful real-world dates. The feature may also help to address one of the major problems with today’s dating apps: that no one knows how well they actually work. After all, it’s one thing to […]
2018-10-16

Facebook rolls out checks for UK political ads

Facebook has announced it rolled out a system of checks on political ads run on its platform in the UK which requires advertisers to verify their identity and location to try to make it harder for foreign actors to meddle in domestic elections and referenda. This follows similar rollouts of political ad transparency tools in […]
2018-10-16

Facebook launches ‘Hunt for False News’ debunk blog as fakery drops 50%

Facebook hopes detailing concrete examples of fake news it’s caught — or missed — could improve news literacy, or at least prove it’s attacking the misinformation problem. Today Facebook launched “The Hunt for False News,” in which it examines viral B.S., relays the decisions of its third-party fact-checkers and explains how the story was tracked […]
2018-10-19

Facebook prototypes Unsend 6 months after Zuckerberg retracted messages

In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were deleted from recipients’ inboxes in what some saw as a violation of user trust and abuse of power since Facebook Messenger doesn’t have an Unsend button. The next morning, Facebook suddenly announced that it would actually build this Unsend functionality for […]
2018-10-12

Worries linger as Facebook withholds stolen searches & checkins

Hacked Facebook users still don’t know which 15 recent searches and 10 latest checkins were exposed in the company’s massive breach it detailed last week. The company merely noted that those were amongst the data sets stolen by the attackers. That creates uncertainty about how sensitive or embarrassing the scraped data is, and whether it […]
2018-10-15

Facebook launches ‘Hunt for False News’ debunk blog as fakery drops 50%

Facebook hopes detailing concrete examples of fake news it’s caught — or missed — could improve news literacy, or at least prove it’s attacking the misinformation problem. Today Facebook launched “The Hunt for False News,” in which it examines viral B.S., relays the decisions of its third-party fact-checkers and explains how the story was tracked […]
2018-10-19

Worries linger as Facebook withholds stolen searches & checkins

Hacked Facebook users still don’t know which 15 recent searches and 10 latest checkins were exposed in the company’s massive breach it detailed last week. The company merely noted that those were amongst the data sets stolen by the attackers. That creates uncertainty about how sensitive or embarrassing the scraped data is, and whether it […]
2018-10-15

Snapchat now has cat lenses. (Yes, for your cat.)

It’s 8:00 PM on Friday night and you’re home alone and already drunk. Oh, is that just me? Well no matter. Snapchat has made lenses for your cat now. Yes, that’s right. Your cat! This is what the internet is made for, friends. Not all that fake news and trolling. Not having to read tweets […]
2018-10-12

MTV’s Real World will be revived with interactivity on Facebook Watch

The world’s first hit reality show “The Real World” is being reimagined for Facebook Watch 26 years after it debuted on cable. Come Spring 2019, fans will get a chance to vote on who’ll join as the final cast member and connect with the housemates through Facebook Watch Party’s synchronized viewing chat rooms as they […]
2018-10-17

A ton of people don’t know that Facebook owns WhatsApp

Americans looking to reduce their reliance on products from tech’s most alarmingly megalithic companies might be surprised to learn just how far their reach extends. Privacy-minded browser company DuckDuckGo conducted a small study to look into that phenomenon and the results were pretty striking. “… As Facebook usage wanes, messaging apps like WhatsApp are growing […]
2018-10-18

A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg

TechCrunch: Hey Portal, dial Mark Portal: Do you mean Mark Zuckerberg? TC: Yes Portal: Dialling Mark… TC: Hi Mark! Nice choice of grey t-shirt. MZ: Uh, new phone who dis? — oh, hi, er, TechCrunch… TC: Thanks for agreeing to this entirely fictional interview, Mark! MZ: Sure — anytime. But you don’t mind if I […]
2018-10-13

Worries linger as Facebook withholds stolen searches & checkins

Hacked Facebook users still don’t know which 15 recent searches and 10 latest checkins were exposed in the company’s massive breach it detailed last week. The company merely noted that those were amongst the data sets stolen by the attackers. That creates uncertainty about how sensitive or embarrassing the scraped data is, and whether it […]
2018-10-15

Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog

A British Conservative politician, who has called repeatedly for Mark Zuckerberg to come to parliament to answer questions about how Facebook fences fake news — only to be repeatedly rebuffed — has made a public call for the UK’s competition regulator to look into social media giants’ adtech operations. Damian Collins, the chair of the […]
2018-10-18

Why IGTV should go premium

It’s been four months since Facebook launched IGTV, with the goal of creating a destination for longer-form Instagram videos. Is it shaping up to be a high-profile flop, or could this be the company’s next multi-billion-dollar business? IGTV, which features videos up to 60 minutes versus Instagram’s normal 60-second limit, hasn’t made much of a […]
2018-10-17

Facebook launches ‘Hunt for False News’ debunk blog as fakery drops 50%

Facebook hopes detailing concrete examples of fake news it’s caught — or missed — could improve news literacy, or at least prove it’s attacking the misinformation problem. Today Facebook launched “The Hunt for False News,” in which it examines viral B.S., relays the decisions of its third-party fact-checkers and explains how the story was tracked […]
2018-10-19

Periscope broadcasters can now assign their own chat moderators

It’s going to be harder for trolls to disrupt Periscope broadcasts. The Twitter -owned live-streaming app has offered chat moderation capabilities for years, but it has so far relied on group moderation. That means when users flagged a comment as abuse, spam or harassment, Periscope would randomly select a few other viewers to take a […]
2018-10-16

Facebook prototypes Unsend 6 months after Zuckerberg retracted messages

In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were deleted from recipients’ inboxes in what some saw as a violation of user trust and abuse of power since Facebook Messenger doesn’t have an Unsend button. The next morning, Facebook suddenly announced that it would actually build this Unsend functionality for […]
2018-10-12

Facebook rolls out checks for UK political ads

Facebook has announced it rolled out a system of checks on political ads run on its platform in the UK which requires advertisers to verify their identity and location to try to make it harder for foreign actors to meddle in domestic elections and referenda. This follows similar rollouts of political ad transparency tools in […]
2018-10-16

Hoch geschätzt und doch nur mäßig erfolgreich

Bis Ende des Jahres wird Hamburgs Wirtschaftssenator Frank Horch sein Amt niederlegen. Bei der letzten von ihm geleiteten Verkehrsministerkonferenz muss er eine ernüchternde Bilanz ziehen.
2018-10-19

Hunderttausende Rentner leben in verdeckter Armut

Immer weniger Menschen benötigen Sozialleistungen. Das gilt aber nicht für Rentner. Die Zahl der Senioren, die auf Grundsicherung angewiesen sind, nimmt zu. Problematisch wird die Situation vor allem für ausländische Rentner.
2018-10-20