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Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests.

The poll asked 1,479 people aged 14-24 to rate which of five popular social media platforms had the most negative effect on their users.

They were asked to score each platform on issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying and body image.

Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported, citing internal guidelines seen by the newspaper.

New challenges such as "revenge porn" have overwhelmed Facebook's moderators who often have just ten seconds to make a decision, the Guardian said. The social media company reviews more than 6.5 million reports of potentially fake accounts a week, the newspaper added.

Many of the company's content moderators have concerns about the inconsistency and peculiar nature of some of the policies. Those on sexual content, for example, are said to be the most complex and confusing, the Guardian said.

Google’s using machine intelligence to kill two birds with one stone: Optimize apps and improve security. At the search giant’s 2017 I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, Google announced a Google Play App Signing, a new cloud-based service that fine-tunes apps for a range of Android devices.

Google Play App Signing, which launches in beta today, automatically adapts apps to fit different screen resolutions, RAM configurations, and processor models. And it compresses apps by eliminating redundant code.

Sustainable energy company Tesla has announced that its revolutionary product Tesla Solar Roof tiles is now available for purchase.

Tesla founder Elon Musk made the announcement via his Twitter page.

“Tesla solar glass roof orders open this afternoon. I think it will be great,” he tweeted. “Solar roof can be ordered for almost any country. Deployment this year in the U.S and overseas next year,” he adds.

Google, Convergence Partners, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) signed an agreement to invest in CSquared, a broadband infrastructure company focused on building wholesale metro fibre optic networks and enabling internet access in Africa.

CSquared will operate as an independent company headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with cumulative capital commitments up to $100 million.

CSquared has operational networks in Uganda and Ghana and plans to deploy networks in more countries. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says.

It blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers.

It says the latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows identified by, and stolen from, US intelligence.

Apple has become the first company in history to top the $800bn mark in market capitalisation, slightly more than two years after it crossed the $700bn threshold.

The iPhone maker’s shares have gained 33% this year and almost 50% since the US election in November. Shares closed at $153.99 on Tuesday.

The company represents about 4% of the $21.7 trillion that makes up the entire S&P 500 index, which itself hity an all-time intra-day high on Tuesday of 2,403.87.

Facebook’s profits have jumped in the first three months of the year, as the social network closes in on two billion users, according to its latest results.

The number of people using Facebook each month increased to 1.94 billion, of which nearly 1.3 billion use it daily, the company said.

The US tech giant reported profits of just over $3bn (£2.4bn) in the first quarter, a 76% rise year-on-year.

One in five Australians reported being the victim of "revenge pornography", according to a new study.

The national survey of more than 4,200 people found that men and women were equally likely to be targeted.

Google says it has stopped a phishing email that reached about a million of its users.

The scam claimed to come from Google Docs - a service that allows people to share and edit documents online.

Mark Zuckerberg

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Following recent cases of murder and suicide on Facebook, founder of the social network Mark Zuckerberg has said that the company will add 3,000 people to its community operations team around the world, who will join 4,500 others to review the millions of reports it gets every week.

Zuckerberg, in a statement on Wednesday, said that he’s been reflecting on how Facebook can do better to build a safe community.

Samsung's refurbished Galaxy Note 7

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Last month, Samsung confirmed it would be selling refurbished Note 7 devices, and now, we know where and when the phones will go on sale.

According to a report from ET News the recycled Note 7 will be available in South Korea from three carriers this June.

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