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You aren’t alone; U.S. adults broadly think around 40 percent of the news is misinformation

A new survey underscores what you already know. People don’t trust traditional media as they once did. They trust social media even less. And certain groups in particular, including Republicans and people with a high school education or less, are the most suspicious that what they read isn’t accurate. The Gallup/Knight Foundation breaks it down in a new  survey of 1,440 American recruited randomly  to assess how pervasive U.S. adults believe misinformation is, and how responsible major internet companies are for preventing its dissemination. The findings aren’t pretty. Overall, Americans think that 39 percent of the news they see on TV or hear on the radio or read in newspapers is deliberately intended to deceive. U.S. adults think it’s even worse when it comes to news they’ve discovered via social media; according to this same survey, participants said that fully two-thirds of the news they discover through social media is misinformation in some form.

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Pre-orders for ‘Super Smash Bros.’ and ‘Super Mario Party’ are available on Amazon, and Prime members get 20% off – Mashable

Mashable Pre-orders for 'Super Smash Bros.' and 'Super Mario Party' are available on Amazon, and Prime members get 20% off Mashable ... Party series to a whole new level, with new mini-games (80 to be exact) that use the Joy-Con controllers in all types of ways and the ability to double the size of the game board when two players position their mobile -configured switches beside ... and more »

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NVIDIA’s AI Can Create Convincing Slow Motion Videos – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo NVIDIA's AI Can Create Convincing Slow Motion Videos Ubergizmo When done right, slow motion footage can be very dramatic and interesting to watch. Some OEMs as now billing the ability to take good slow motion footage as one of the USPs of their handsets and with good reason. It requires substantial processing ... and more »

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GameStop Is Looking To Sell Itself – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo GameStop Is Looking To Sell Itself Ubergizmo GameStop, a major retailer of video games and electronics, has confirmed that it's looking to sell itself. The confirmation comes following a report which revealed that the retailer is in talks with private equity firms about a potential transaction ... and more »

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16 year-old’s South African game nabs 100k downloads in 24 hours after App of the Day promotion – Pocket Gamer.Biz

Pocket Gamer.Biz 16 year-old's South African game nabs 100k downloads in 24 hours after App of the Day promotion Pocket Gamer.Biz A game developed by 16-year-old Brandon Kynoch was chosen as App of the Day on all 137 App Stores worldwide. Based in South Africa, Kynoch has been programming since age 13. Torus, a minimalist arcade game that tasks players with progressing a ... and more »

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Android Messages For The Web Is Now Live – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Android Messages For The Web Is Now Live Ubergizmo In a way it is a little ironic when you think about how when smartphones were on the rise, developers were rushing to bring desktop apps onto mobile. For example services that were typically accessed via the desktop, such as Facebook, Facebook ... and more »

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Pokémon Go will finally let you trade Pokémon and add friends – Mashable

Mashable Pokémon Go will finally let you trade Pokémon and add friends Mashable Pokémon Go trainers, brace yourselves. You can begin trading Pokémon this week. The popular mobile game has added a slew of features since its 2016 launch, but a new addition reminiscent of the classic Pokémon Game Boy games will finally roll out this ... Make Way for Friends, Trading, and Gifting in Pokémon GO! - Pokémon GO Pokémon GO all 155 news articles »

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Democrats introduce an election security bill that proposes paper trails and mandatory audits

As primaries ramp up in states across the U.S., concerns about election cybersecurity are mounting too. This week, a group of Democratic senators introduced a bill to mitigate some of the well-established risks that the nation’s uneven mix of voting machines and election systems poses. The new bill, known as the Protecting American Votes and Elections Act , proposes two significant measures. First, because not all digital voting systems produce a paper trail, it would require all state and local elections to ensure that their equipment produces voter-verified paper ballots that can be cross-referenced. Second, for all federal elections regardless of outcome, state and local governments would be required to conduct audits comparing digital ballots to a random selection of paper ballots. The latter policy would cover the 22 states that currently don’t require audits following elections. “Leaving the fate of America’s democracy up to hackable election machines is like leaving your front door open, unlocked and putting up a sign that says ‘out of town.’ It’s not a question of if bad guys get in, it’s just a question of when,” Oregon Senator Ron Wyden said in a statement accompanying the bill. Voting integrity is one of Wyden’s pet issues and the senator has pressed for his home state of Oregon’s vote-by-mail system to be adopted nationally. Wyden is joined by Democratic Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Ed Markey, Jeff Merkley, Patty Murray and Elizabeth Warren on the legislation. Congressman Earl Blumenauer plans to introduce a corresponding bill in the house. “We know that Russia hacked into American voter systems to influence our election – and we know they’ll try to do it again,” Sen. Warren said. “Our national security experts have warned us that the country’s election infrastructure is vulnerable – this bill will take important steps to help secure it.” While the bill isn’t a bipartisan proposal — yet, anyway — these same measures are widely supported by election security experts as well as the Department of Homeland Security and a Senate Intelligence Committee report  offering recommendations for securing the vote from earlier this year. The full text of the bill is embedded below. View this document on Scribd

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Motorola double downs on Moto Mods with $499 Moto Z3 Play bundle – Mashable

Mashable Motorola double downs on Moto Mods with $499 Moto Z3 Play bundle Mashable ... keeping Android pretty clean and as close to stock Android as possible and the Z3 Play is no different. It'll ship with Android 8.1 Oreo and be updated to Android P shortly after. We're digging the gesture navigations. Image: RAYMOND WONG/ MASHABLE . Make your everyday extraordinary with the new moto z3 play - The Official Motorola Blog The Official Motorola Blog - Motorola all 108 news articles »

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Hour-Long Videos Could Soon Be Coming To Instagram – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Hour-Long Videos Could Soon Be Coming To Instagram Ubergizmo The early days of YouTube had limitations to the length of videos that users could upload. However this was slowly increased over time where now we are able to watch videos that contain more than an hour of content, thus expanding the ability and type ... Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018 Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project Instagram Could Soon Allow Users to Post Long-Form Video Wall Street Journal all 120 news articles »

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Facebook Introduces A Bunch Of New Video Features – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Facebook Introduces A Bunch Of New Video Features Ubergizmo YouTube is more or less the de facto platform when it comes to watching videos online, but Facebook has been trying for the past few years to come up with ways to entice users to upload and share on its platform. The company has recently announced that ... New Ways to Enjoy Music on Facebook | Facebook Newsroom Facebook Newsroom all 59 news articles »

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Firefox Testing Side-By-Side Tabs For Multitasking – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Firefox Testing Side-By-Side Tabs For Multitasking Ubergizmo The ability for browsers to create tabs has definitely changed the way we use our browsers and the internet. However the only drawback to tabs is that unlike creating multiple windows, you can't view multiple tabs at the same time. However the good ... Latest Firefox Test Pilot Experiments: Custom Color and Side View - The Mozilla Blog The Mozilla Blog Firefox Test Pilot - Color Firefox Test Pilot Firefox Test Pilot - Side View Firefox Test Pilot all 41 news articles »

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