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Twitter will now label political ads with sponsors
Twitter is announcing plans to publicly disclose all ads on its platform and the identity of who purchased them, a move aimed at curtailing proposed legislation that would force the disclosure of political ads on social networks.
In a company blog post, Twitter said it would publish a "Transparency Center" website where anyone could see all of the ads running on its platform, who is behind the ads, and how the ads are targeted at specific users.
The self-imposed disclosures will also apply to political ads and "dark ads" that are only visible to targeted user demographics. Ads tailored to support specific political candidates will also be shown to users with a new political ad label, Twitter said.
Report: Apple reduced Face ID accuracy to ease production
Apple recently allowed its suppliers to reduce the accuracy of the iPhone X's facial recognition system to speed up production of the smartphone, Bloomberg News reported today, citing people familiar with the situation.
The Face ID system - among the $999 iPhone X’s most talked about features - uses a mathematical model of users’ faces to allow them to sign on to their phones or pay for goods with a steady glance at their phones.
Apple has been facing a slew of issues with its latest set of phones that it launched on Sept. 12, with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus facing muted demand, and news and analyst reports suggesting reduced shipment plans for the iPhone X.
Google and Cisco announce cloud partnership
Google and Cisco today announced a partnership to provide their shared customers with a consistent environment for running applications in a hybrid cloud configuration.
The partnership gives Cisco an avenue for further growth, as companies are increasingly moving their computing workloads out of private data centers and into public cloud environments, like Google Cloud Platform.
Google, meanwhile, gets an additional foothold with enterprises, whose business it has been fiercely pursuing over the past few years as part of a transformation of its own cloud business.
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