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In ‘SIM Swap,’ Criminals Really Have Your Number

If you're not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified. This scam, also known as port-out or SIM splitting fraud, allows criminals to hijack your cell phone number. Once they have your number, the bad guys can clean out your financial accounts,...

US Turns Away Palestinian Harvard Freshman

BOSTON — A Palestinian student trying to start classes at Harvard University was denied entry to the U.S. in a case that critics of the Trump administration call emblematic of overly invasive screening at borde...
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Tech Firms Struggle to Police Content While Avoiding Bias

WASHINGTON — Take the post down. Put it back up. Stop policing speech. Start silencing extremists. That's just a sampling of the intense, often contradictory demands facing tech companies and their social media platforms as they try to oversee internet cont...
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Twitter Reports Strong User Growth

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter reported surprisingly strong second-quarter user numbers and revenue Friday, as it works to make the platform more user friendly and eliminate robotic and fake accounts on its platform. ...
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White Supremacist Propaganda Growing on College Campuses

NEW YORK — Reading, writing and arithmetic are competing with more and more racist rhetoric on U.S. college campuses, a new report finds. Instances of white supremacist propaganda showing up on college campuses trended higher in the recently completed acade...
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Trump’s Next Tweet Could Get a Warning Label

SAN FRANCISCO — President Donald Trump's next tweet might come with a warning label. Twitter has long exempted public figures from many of its usual rules, contending that publishing controversial tweets fro...
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Facebook Leaps into Clean Energy with Massive Solar Project

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy. Boston-based renewable energy develop...