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Stories by Zach Miners

Teen jailed for supporting ISIS on Twitter

A 17-year-old Virginia resident has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, after he used Twitter to provide financial and recruiting support to the extremist Islamic group known as ISIS.

Written by Zach Miners29 Aug. 15 02:06

Facebook to crack down on pirated videos

Facebook is improving its technology to better identify videos uploaded to its site without the permission of copyright holders.

Written by Zach Miners27 Aug. 15 23:16

Google calls European Union antitrust charges 'unfounded'

Google is fighting charges brought against it by the European Commission over how it presents online shopping services, potentially setting up a lengthy legal battle between the company and the regulator.

Written by Zach Miners27 Aug. 15 20:24

Super intelligent machines spawned by AI? Execs aren't worried

It's the premise of many science fiction novels and movies: Super-intelligent robot machines that can outsmart humans, if not terminate them entirely. But the prospect doesn't exactly frighten some of today's experts in the field.

Written by Zach Miners27 Aug. 15 10:05

Facebook's M blends AI assists with human help

When it comes to questions asked online, which ones are best handled by a machine, and which ones require human intervention? Facebook thinks it can perform the triage with M, its new personal digital assistant.

Written by Zach Miners27 Aug. 15 00:20

Slack releases 'Add to Slack' button for other apps

The startup has launched a new feature that lets other companies integrate their sites and apps into Slack, by placing a button in their own apps called "Add to Slack."

Written by Zach Miners25 Aug. 15 23:11

Google now displaying tweets in desktop search

A partnership between Google and Twitter that began displaying tweets in Google search results on mobile devices has been expanded to the desktop.

Written by Zach Miners21 Aug. 15 22:11

Google to update tools for students and teachers

Google plans to unveil changes to its suite of products and services for students, teachers and other working professionals at an event on Sept. 2.

Written by Zach Miners20 Aug. 15 23:18

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