Facebook Busts Russian Disinfo Networks as US Election Looms

Facebook Busts Russian Disinfo Networks as US Election Looms

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has taken down three “coordinated inauthentic behavior” networks promoting disinformation that included nearly 300 Facebook and Instagram accounts, along with dozens of Facebook Pages and Groups. While the efforts were seemingly run independently, and were focused primarily outside of the US, each has ties to Russian intelligence—and they collectively…

Alexa Now Has Its Own Questions for You

Alexa Now Has Its Own Questions for You

When Amazon released the Echo smart speaker in 2014, people still marveled at the convenience of voice-controlled computing. Now that the novelty has worn off, they are more likely to grumble about how often Alexa gets confused.Now, Amazon has a plan to make Alexa smarter—with you as the teacher.For some commands, Alexa will soon seek…