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Exclusive-Facebook cracks down on harmful real networks, using playbook against fakes

(Reuters) -Facebook is taking a more aggressive approach to shut down coordinated groups of real-user accounts engaging in certain harmful activities on its platform, using the same strategy its security teams take against campaigns using fake accounts, the company told Reuters. Read More


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One U.S. state stands out in restricting corporate use of biometrics: Illinois

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - When night fell, a clerk at a bustling 24-hour MotoMart flipped a switch from behind the counter. More »


Facebook rolls out new messaging, business tools for brands

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is rolling out new ways for businesses to find and chat with potential customers on its apps, the social media company said Thursday, as it seeks to become an online shopping destination. More »


El Salvador's bitcoin adoption has "immediate implications" for rating - S&P Global

LONDON (Reuters) - El Salvador's adoption of bitcoin as legal tender has immediate negative implications for it credit rating S&P Global said on Thursday. More »


GM extends EV Bolt production halt to mid-October

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -General Motors Co said on Thursday it will extend a shutdown of a Michigan assembly plant to mid-October following a new recall of its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles over battery issues after 12 reported fires. More »


Facebook cracks down on German anti-COVID restrictions group over 'social harm'

(Reuters) -Facebook has removed a network of accounts linked to an anti-COVID restrictions movement in Germany as it announced a new crackdown on coordinated campaigns of real users that cause harm on and off its platforms. More »


Chip supply, testing woes to further curb light vehicle production in 2021- IHS Markit

(Reuters) - Semiconductor shortages and the delayed packaging and testing of the chips will cause production of global light vehicles to drop by five million this year, data firm IHS Markit said on Thursday, marking the biggest cut to its outlook in nine months. More »


Ford to boost F-150 Lightning production capacity to 80,000 per year

(Reuters) -Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it would boost its F-150 Lightning production capacity to 80,000 per year due to strong demand for the electric pickup truck, adding that the vehicle would go on sale next spring. More »


Australia's two largest states trial facial recognition software to police pandemic rules

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's two most populous states are trialling facial recognition software that lets police check people are home during COVID-19 quarantine, expanding trials that have sparked controversy to the vast majority of the country's population. More »


Theater chain AMC to accept other cryptocurrencies along with bitcoin

(Reuters) -AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc boss Adam Aron said the theater chain would accept ether, bitcoin cash and litecoin alongside bitcoin for ticket purchases, as cryptocurrencies gain acceptance among mainstream investors and companies. More »


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