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Twitter's 'Russia-Iran' troll tweet trove made public

Twitter's 'Russia-Iran' troll tweet trove made public

Technology
More than 10 million tweets posted by suspected state-backed Russian and Iranian "troll farms" have been shared online by Twitter.It has published more than 360GB of material to aid studies into how its platform has been used to try to influence the public.The messages were posted from 2013 to 2018 and include references to the US presidential election and the UK's EU referendum.In total, 4,570 accounts were involved.Early analysis by the BBC's data journalism team indicates the word "Brexit" was mentioned in 3,789 tweets linked the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA), nearly all of which were published on the day of the vote or afterwards.However, the hashtag #reasonstoleaveeu was also found to have been included in the text ...

The 5 Biggest Investing Mistakes I've Ever Made

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Every investor makes mistakes from time to time It s simply part of the learning process That s why smart investors regularly look 160 back at their investing history to find lessons that can help them avoid making the same mistakes in the future I recently went through this Latest Articles in
New Alexa won't tell children how babies are made

New Alexa won't tell children how babies are made

Technology
Amazon is to provide a new version of its voice assistant Alexa that won't tell children where babies come from or if Santa is real. The topics that the child-friendly Alexa won't discuss will also extend to current affairs, such as what Stormy Daniels does for a living.When Amazon's new FreeTime kids feature is activated it will decline to answer questions that children could potentially find upsetting and instead tell them to ask an adult.The company says it collaborated with child psychologists to develop some of Alexa's answers, and that the voice assistant is "always getting smarter" with updated answers.Amazon has developed a number of games which are designed to encourage children to use the voice assistant Alexa which comes with its Echo devices.This has prompted gr...
The Latest: Progress made on California's largest wildfire

The Latest: Progress made on California's largest wildfire

Technology
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 8 p.m. Firefighters are making progress against the largest California wildfire ever recorded although thousands of homes and buildings remain under threat. State fire officials Wednesday night say the Mendocino Complex — twin fires that are being fought together — has destroyed 119 homes and 472 square miles (1,222 square kilometers) of brush and timber north of San Francisco. The complex is 47 percent contained. However, the smaller of the two blazes actually is 81 percent surrounded. Fire crews have kept the southern edge from spreading. Authorities lifted mandatory evacuation orders for most communities near the resort of Clear Lake. Meanwhile, a fire that destroyed more than 1,000 homes in and around Redding in Northe...