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Facebook has already removed more than 2 billion fake accounts this year

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Facebook’s fake account problem keeps getting bigger.

The company is removing more fake accounts than ever, taking down more than 2 billion accounts so far in 2019 alone, Facebook disclosed in a new transparency report.

Company executives said there’s been a sharp uptick in the number of fake accounts created this year. There were 2.19 billion accounts removed during the first quarter of 2019, nearly double the 1.2 billion removed during the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company wins contract to build Las Vegas tunnel

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The Boring Company has been selected to design and construct an underground tunnel for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). This is the company’s first commercial project, worth $48,675,000.  Read more…

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Facebook has already removed more than 2 billion fake accounts this year

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Facebook’s fake account problem keeps getting bigger.

The company is removing more fake accounts than ever, taking down more than 2 billion accounts so far in 2019 alone, Facebook disclosed in a new transparency report.

Company executives said there’s been a sharp uptick in the number of fake accounts created this year. There were 2.19 billion accounts removed during the first quarter of 2019, nearly double the 1.2 billion removed during the fourth quarter of 2018.

SEE ALSO: Every Facebook…

Elon Musk’s Boring Company wins contract to build Las Vegas tunnel

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The Boring Company has been selected to design and construct an underground tunnel for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). This is the company’s first commercial project, worth $48,675,000.  Read more…

More about Mashable Video, Elon Musk, Las Vegas, The Boring Company, and Tech

The Boring Company wins contract to build Las Vegas tunnel

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company has been selected to build an underground “people mover” tunnel for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). 

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors recommended that the contract be awarded to the Boring Company back in March, and it voted to approve it on Wednesday. 

The total value of the contract is $48,675,000. 

The tunnel, called the LVCC Loop,…

Playdate is one very adorable handheld gaming system

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The publishers of indie favourite Firewatch have unveiled quite the surprise: a handheld gaming system.

Playdate is an adorable, pocket-sized unit from app developer Panic, who said they worked on the project over the last four years “just for fun.” 

Panic explains that Playdate is not meant to replace any existing consoles or platforms that are out there, rather that it’s “designed to be complementary.”

“It’s designed to deliver a jolt of fun in between the times you spend with your phone…

Amazon shareholders shut down proposal to limit facial recognition sales

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Amazon will sell its facial-recognition technology to whomever it damn well pleases thank you very much. 

That message was loud and clear Wednesday morning at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, where two proposals meant to regulate the sale and investigate the use of Amazon’s Rekognition technology were opposed by the company and voted down by shareholders. The failed effort to limit the sale of its controversial product to law enforcement comes at a time when Rekognition is…

Huawei losing ARM could ruin its plans to become top phone maker in the world

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Huawei can’t seem to catch a break.

Following Google’s recent Android ban and Qualcomm and Intel cutting ties with the Chinese company, more popular tech giants are following suit. Now, UK-based chip designer ARM has also suspended business with Huawei.

Simply put: This is yet another major blow to Huawei that could really hamper the company’s ability to produce future smartphones.

Here’s what we know from earlier this week: Without a…