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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Zuckerberg acknowledges ‘mistakes’ as Facebook turns 14

Mark Zuckerberg offered fresh self-criticism Monday, acknowledging making numerous mistakes in building the world’s biggest social network as Facebook marked its 14th birthday. “Over the years, I’ve made almost every mistake you can imagine,” the Facebook co-founder said on his personal page. “I’ve made dozens of technical errors and bad …

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Facebook edits feeds to bring less news, more sharing

Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” By cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively consume, the change could hurt news organizations and other businesses that rely …

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Zuckerberg’s 2018 personal challenge focuses on Facebook

Protecting users of the social network from abuse and hate and defending it from nation state interference are part of Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s 2018 personal challenge. Zuckerberg visited every U.S. state, ran 365 miles and learned Mandarin since he first started doing these annual challenges in 2009. …

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YouTube says over 10,000 workers will help curb shady videos

YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said “some bad actors are exploiting” the Google-owned service to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm.” Google will have more than 10,000 workers address the problem by next year, though her blog post …

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Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts

Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts

It was a sad day for Twitter purists, dismayed that the 140-character limit restricting users on the social media platform to crisp, succinct posts had been doubled to a gaudy 280. And they have been expressing their outrage — how else? — with short tweets and hashtags like #140forlife. “Personally, …

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Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. A report published Monday said the breach could only happen if an attacker is within range of the potential victim, …

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VW to develop electric trucks in $1.7 billion technology drive

Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) will invest 1.4 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in new technologies including electric trucks and buses by 2022, VW’s trucks chief Andreas Renschler said. The money will go toward electric drives, autonomous vehicles and cloud-based systems, he said on the sidelines of a company event on Wednesday. He …

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Qualcomm Fined $773 Million in Taiwan for Antitrust Violations

Qualcomm Inc. was fined a record NT$23.4 billion ($773 million) by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission in the latest blow from regulators over the way the U.S. company prices mobile phone chips and patents. The company has been violating antitrust rules for at least 7 years and Qualcomm collected NT$400 billion …

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