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10 things in tech you need to know today (FB, AMZN)

Leah Millis / Reuters Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Friday. 1. Facebook doubled its European lobbying spend to $3 million. The firm faced multiple crises last year, including the spread of fake news, terrorist content, and elec

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Facebook doubled its European lobbying spend to $3 billion to handle crises like fake news and terrorism (FB)

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Filings show Facebook shelled out a record amount on its European lobbying operations in 2017, doubling spend to $3 billion. The company faced multiple crises last year, including the spread of fake news, terrorist

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'Fearless Girl' artist wants her message spread beyond Wall Street

Kristen Visbal, the sculptor who made "Fearless Girl," has been quietly selling full-size reproductions of the beloved sculpture.

Politics

Theresa May reveals 4,000 per cent increase in spread of lies sent out by Russian cyber bots since chemical weapon attacks in Salisbury and Syria

THERESA May has revealed an extraordinary 4,000 per cent increase in the spread of lies sent out by Russian cyber bots since the chemical weapon attacks in Salisbury and Syria. The new analysis by Whitehall officials lays bare the alarming extent of the K

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Russia spread fake news via Twitter bots after Salisbury poisoning – analysis

Propaganda from Russian-operated accounts grew by 4,000% in aftermath of attack, Whitehall saysRussia used trolls and bots to unleash disinformation on to social media in the wake of the Salisbury poisoning, according to fresh Whitehall analysis. Governme

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Banyan: Insecticide 'drip' to save 700-year-old Indian tree

Spread across three acres, the tree is reportedly the second largest of its kind in the world.

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Armenia protests spread as parliament votes on new PM

A "popular, non-violent, velvet revolution" is under way, according to the protests' chief organiser.

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Grenfell inferno would not have spread without faulty refurbishment, report finds 

The Grenfell Tower inferno would not have spread claiming 71 lives if the building had not been refurbished, a major report has found as lists a litany of fire safety failings.

Politics

Alex Salmond humiliated as he loses complaint against claim he spread ‘fake news’ on his Kremlin-sponsored TV show

ALEX SALMOND has been left humiliated after he LOST a complaint against claims his Kremlin-backed TV show spread fake news. The ex-SNP boss asked the press regulator to take access against a newspaper which exposed him for reading out fake tweets from 

Science

Bitcoin mania has 'clear parallels' to the spread of infectious diseases

Barclays said Tuesday that the crypto craze has clear parallels to the spread of infectious disease.  The bank made a model of a theoretical speculative asset based on the techniques epidemiologists use to track diseases. Bitcoin's actual price histo

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