Today’s Tech Sightings:
Twitter’s latest “Twitter Lite” mobile service, a faster, more data-efficient version of the microblogging service, will target parts of the world where connectivity is spotty in an effort to add new users. Twitter Lite will be rolled out globally, but is primarily aimed at India, Africa and parts of Latin America.
Facebook continues to look for ways to combat fake news that show up every so often as trending stories. Its latest effort is a link at the top of users’ news feeds with tips to help them spot fake news before they share it. The various tips draw attention to odd characteristics in the URL, story formatting, dates, pictures, and other useful advice.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is suing Apple for allegedly violating local consumer laws by killing iPhones not repaired at Apple stores. Error 53, according to Apple, was intended as a protection measure for users whose touch ID sensors had been used by third-party repair shops. But then Apple said this was a mistake and showed users ways to avoid it. Nevertheless, consumer advocates take issue with Apple for preventing repairs to its products by third-party vendors.
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