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iOS 11 Bug Lets Camera QR Code Reader Redirect Users to Malicious Websites: Report

Another day, another iOS bug discovery. The stock Camera app on iOS 11 was recently updated to automatically detect QR codes and show link previews in case the QR code contains a URL. However, reports have surfaced online that suggest this feature has an apparent bug that can allow people to change the actual URL that is redirected on clicking the link shown in… Read More »

Facebook takes aim at ‘low quality’ websites

Facebook said Wednesday it was making changes designed to keep its users from linking to “low-quality” websites, part of an effort to fight spam and misinformation. The world’s biggest social network said it is updating its ranking algorithm with the help of artificial intelligence so users would see fewer posts “that link to these low-quality web page experiences.”… Read More »

Facebook Revamps News Feed to Downplay Links to Websites With Deceptive Ads

Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called clickbait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements. The downgrade of the links was expected to take effect beginning on Wednesday on News Feed, the home page of Facebook where people go to see posts from… Read More »

Artificial intelligence framework now powers Toyota websites

An innovation in artificial intelligence that was described in a 2001 paper by a UCLA computer science professor has found a somewhat unexpected application: helping car buyers customize their vehicles online. The websites for Toyota and its Lexus division both offer shoppers the opportunity to tailor their vehicle from among a range of models, colors and accessories. The… Read More »