A GitHub user has devised a method to re-activate updates on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs on new generation processors. He modified two functions that determine if a processor is still supported.
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In its ongoing battle against false news online, Facebook has rolled out a tool that helps its users determine what consists fake content, and how to avoid spreading it in the future.
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