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How to delete individual Facebook messages or entire conversations on your computer or mobile device



a person talking on a cell phone: It's easy to delete Facebook messages. pixdeluxe/Getty Images


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  • You can delete Facebook messages using the Facebook Messenger smartphone app, or the Facebook website.
  • Messages can be deleted one-by-one, or you can erase entire conversations at once.
  • If you delete a Facebook message within 10 minutes of sending it, you can choose to remove the message from both your own view and the recipient’s view.
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Facebook’s instant messaging system is a handy way to connect with friends, acquaintances, or anyone else you’re trying to get in touch with on the platform.

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In a desktop web browser, messaging happens within the Facebook website, but on your phone, it’s a separate app entirely. Either way, Facebook gives you the tools to delete messages with just a tap or a click.  

But here’s something important to keep in mind: If

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This know-it-all AI learns by reading the entire web nonstop

This is a problem if we want AIs to be trustworthy. That’s why Diffbot takes a different approach. It is building an AI that reads every page on the entire public web, in multiple languages, and extracts as many facts from those pages as it can.

Like GPT-3, Diffbot’s system learns by vacuuming up vast amounts of human-written text found online. But instead of using that data to train a language model, Diffbot turns what it reads into a series of three-part factoids that relate one thing to another: subject, verb, object.

Pointed at my bio, for example, Diffbot learns that Will Douglas Heaven is a journalist; Will Douglas Heaven works at MIT Technology Review; MIT Technology Review is a media company; and so on. Each of these factoids gets joined up with billions of others in a sprawling, interconnected network of facts. This is known as a knowledge graph.

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Lawsuit accusing entire computer industry of patent infringement fails on missed deadline

A $350 billion lawsuit that accused effectively the entire computer industry of patent infringement has been dismissed because an opening brief wasn’t filed by a July 2 deadline.

In September 2019, plaintiff Mers Kutt filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. It alleged $350 billion in damages against more than 40 technology companies, telecom providers, and financial firms, among others. Apple was included at the top of the list.

After a majority of those companies filed opposing orders, a judge in March 2020 dismissed the case with prejudice. Kutt appealed that decision, but apparently failed to file an opening brief by a July 2 deadline. The lawsuit was tossed on September 1.

Kutt is a Canadian inventor who developed the world’s first keyboard-based microcomputer through his company, Micro Computer Machines.

The original lawsuit concerned alleged infringement of two patents, U.S. Patent No. 5,506,981

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U.S. tech stocks are now worth more than the entire European stock market

A sign thanking healthcare workers is displayed on the Nasdaq MarketSite in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, U.S., on Monday, April 6, 2020.

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The dominance of major U.S. tech stocks in recent years has pushed the sector past another milestone as it is now more valuable than the entire European stock market, according to Bank of America Global Research.

The firm said in a note that this is the first time the market cap of the U.S. tech sector, at $9.1 trillion, exceeds Europe, which including the U.K. and Switzerland is now at $8.9 trillion. For reference, the firm said that in 2007, Europe was four times the size of U.S. technology stocks.

The run for Amazon might be the most stunning of the group. The company has been growing into a dominant force in e-commerce since the 1990s, but the

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