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New Social Media Tools Empower Citizen Journalism

It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before.

This became clear with the live video earlier this month from Diamond Reynolds when she captured the aftermath of the shooting by a police officer of her boyfriend Philando Castile in Minnesota and streamed it live on Facebook.

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Facebook Helps Find Baby Lost in Nice Attack

An eight-month-old baby boy lost in the chaos after a truck rammed into a crowd in the French Riviera city of Nice killing at least 84 people was tracked down through Facebook on Friday.

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UAE Warns Pokemon Go May Expose Users to Criminals

The United Arab Emirates warned on Friday that criminals could exploit users of the smash hit virtual reality Pokemon Go game and other apps to hack their phones and spy on their movements.

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EU Files Fresh Anti-Trust Charges against Google

The European Union filed new anti-trust charges against Google on Thursday, piling pressure on the US tech giant over the alleged abuse of its market dominance.

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Taiwan's TSMC to Get iPhone 7 Revenue Boost

The world's biggest contract microchip maker by revenue predicted Thursday a third quarter growth boost, with analysts saying it would benefit from Apple's new iPhone series launch.

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Pokemon-Mania Vindicates Nintendo's Mobile Game Shift

With Pokemon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo's nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a massive hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant's decision to unshackle itself from a long-standing consoles-only policy.

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Pokemon Go Craze Crashes Aussie Servers, Draws Police Warnings

High demand for the mobile augmented-reality game Pokemon Go crashed the app's servers in Australia Tuesday, while attracting safety and trespassing warnings from police.

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Electric Carmaker Tesla Readies Updated 'Secret Masterplan'

Electric carmaker Tesla is preparing an updated "secret masterplan" as the company looks to rebound from concerns over the safety of its "Autopilot" semi-autonomous driving mode.

Company founder Elon Musk announced on Twitter Sunday that the new roadmap for the California company would be coming this week.

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Families of US-Israeli Victims Sue Facebook over Palestinian Attacks

Israeli and American victims of Palestinian attacks sued Facebook Monday, claiming that the internet giant enables the militant Hamas group to use its platform and demanding $1 billion in damages.

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Dallas Robot Bomb Highlights Shift in Police Technology

The "bomb robot" killing of a suspected Dallas shooter may be the first lethal use of an automated device by American police, and underscores the growing role of technology in law enforcement.

City police chief David Brown told reporters Friday that officials "saw no other option but to use our bomb robot" to detonate to avoid any further danger after sniper fire killed five Dallas officers.

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