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The rebranding comes just as EA prepares to bring subscription services to Steam
And new observations suggest the red supergiant star is dimming again.
Instagram will begin requiring accounts it deems suspicious to verify their identities using a government-issued ID. In its blog post, Instagram says this move is meant to help the company understand when accounts are "attempting to mislead their followers" and keep the Instagram community safe. "This includes accounts potentially engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior, or when we see the majority of someone's followers are in a different country to their location, or if we find signs of automation, such as bot accounts," the Instagram blog said. It's unclear what this policy means for Instagram accounts not associated with a name, or those in which revealing their name could cause harm. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram plans to start asking accounts it deems suspicious to verify their identities using a government-issued ID. The new policy is intended to target accounts from which Instagram sees "a pattern of potential inauthentic behavior," Instagram said in its announcement. If an account asked to verify its identity declines to do so, Instagram says it may disable the account or "receive reduced distribution" — meaning its posts are down-ranked in followers' feeds. "This includes accounts potentially engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior, or when we see the majority of someone's followers are in a different country to their location, or if we find signs of automation, such as bot accounts," Instagram wrote. However, it's unclear what this policy means for Instagram accounts not associated with a name, and raises privacy concerns for accounts through which revealing their identity could cause harm — like accounts organizing Black Lives Matter protests, or those using the platform to share sensitive information. In its blog post, Instagram says this move is meant to help the company understand when accounts are "attempting to mislead their followers," and keep the Instagram community safe. The list of the types of IDs Instagram accepts reads like the options of items you can bring to get a license at the DMV. If you don't have a government-issued ID, like a passport or a driver's license, Instagram accepts paycheck stubs, mail, bank statements, or credit cards. Instagram did not respond to Business Insider's request to explain its definition of a "suspicious" account. An Instagram spokesperson said they would provide comment to Business Insider, but did not respond by the time of publication. The push to verify the identities of accounts comes just months before the 2020 election, amid a push from Instagram's parent company Facebook to combat scrutiny it doesn't do enough to fight misinformation and inauthentic activity. Back in late 2018, Instagram said it would start cracking down on fake and inflated likes, follows, and comments generated by third-party apps and bots on the platform. SEE ALSO: Here's everything we know about TikTok's future in the US — and everything we don't Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak
(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering) University of Toronto Engineering researchers have developed a new method of injecting healthy cells into damaged eyes. The technique could point the way toward new treatments with the potential to reverse forms of vision loss that are currently incurable.
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Despite the name change name, Prime Gaming is mostly staying the same.
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Subtropical weather phenomenon likely to bring greater rainfall - and drought - by 2100. A Q&A with scientist Bin Wang on how Berkeley Lab is helping cities prepare for a major shift in our transportation and grid sectors. Berkeley Lab founder, cyclotron inventor, and Nobel laureate Ernest Lawrence, honored with a memorial highway in his home state.
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Image: Motorola Motorola announced today that it’s bringing the previously international-only One Fusion Plus to the US, where the pop-up camera smartphone will cost $399 starting on August 5th. The US version of the One Fusion Plus is identical to the international model. It features a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a pop-up 16-megapixel camera, along with four additional sensors on the back of the device: a main 64-megapixel sensor, a wide-angle 8-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. Internally, it’ll feature a Snapdragon 730 processor, 128GB of storage, 6GB of RAM, and a 5,000mAh battery that Motorola promises will provide over two days of battery life. It’ll also run Android 10 and offer a 3.5mm headphone jack,... Continue reading…
(University of Exeter) Clean-up devices that collect waste from the ocean surface won't solve the plastic pollution problem, a new study shows.
If the not so subtle clues that Google threw at the public a few days ago are what we think they are, we are just counting down the hours before its much-belated phone finally debuts. Whether the Pixel 4a is still even relevant at this point is going to be the biggest question mark for Google’s next budget phone but … Continue reading
Lots of sedans, a crossover and the funky Kia Soul make the list.
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