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More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google’s ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos. PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores and Starbucks on Friday confirmed that they have also suspended their advertising on YouTube after the Wall Street Journal found Google’s automated programs placed their brands on five videos containing racist content. AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen and several other companies pulled ads earlier this week. The defections are continuing even after Google apologized for tainting brands and outlined steps to ensure ads don’t...

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Texas Native is Stranded in the Grand Canyon for 5 days

A Texas native is stranded in the Grand Canyon for 5 days. She was on the road when Google told her to make a turn, but ended up being the wrong one. She called 911 got an answer, and then click, the cell phone service went down. Her gas tank empty and darkness setting in, she parked. She had about 30 to 40 bottles of water, a few pounds of dried fruit and so she waited to be rescued. Day 2 she built-in SOS out of rocks. Day 3 a bigger help sign. Day 4 a car drove right...

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Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing. The location-monitoring feature will begin rolling out Wednesday in an update to the Google Maps mobile app, which is already installed on most of the world’s smartphones. It will also be available on personal computers. Google believes the new tool will be a more convenient way for people to let someone know where they are without having to...

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Facebook takes aim at fake news with new ‘trending’ formula

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is updating its "trending" feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president. With the changes announced Wednesday, Facebook’s trending list will consist of topics being covered by several publishers. Before, it focused on subjects drawing the biggest crowds of people sharing or commenting on posts. The switch is intended to make Facebook a more credible source of information by steering hordes of its 1.8 billion users toward topics that "reflect real...

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