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Vizio will pay FTC $2.2M, CrossCheck will fight French fake newsThe day's biggest tech headlines include Vizio's hefty FTC settlement, Google and Facebook joining forces to fight fake news ahead of France's election and more techy details about Intel's Super Bowl halftime drone show.
This is CNet and here are the stories that matter right now. Vizio has agreed to pay the FTC $2.2 million to settle charges that the company was installing software on its TVs in order to collect viewing data according to a court order 11 million TVs were spying on their owners. Without the consumer's knowledge or consent. Google and Facebook have launched an initiative in Paris to combat fake news as France's presidential election nears. The campaign, called Crosscheck, will serve to To help verify new stories being shared in the country. According to a Google blog post, the aim of cross check is to help people quote, make sense of what and who to trust in their social media feed. [MUSIC] And finally, we're learning more about the tech behind Sunday's impressive halftime show. While the start of it was prerecorded to avoid FAA flight regulations. [BACKGROUND MUSIC] 300 Intel shooting star drones formed and American flag above Lady Gaga's open performance. The shape of the flag seems simple as the entire fleet of drones are controlled by a central computer that has the ability to create an unlimited number of animations in 3D. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play stores.