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Facebook Used A Rape Threat To Advertise Instagram: Here's How That Happened

Facebook accidentally used an image of a rape threat to advertise Instagram. The horrible mistake is the result of depending too much on algorithms, and digs an ever deeper hole for the social network amid its recent gaffes.

Internet September 22, 2017

Facebook To Turn Over Russia Ads To Congress As Part Of 9-Step Plan To Protect Election Integrity

As part of its nine-step plan to promote election integrity, Facebook will give government officials and investigators $100,000 worth of Russian ads it uncovered. It’s the latest development in an ongoing investigation of President Trump’s possible ties to Russia.

Internet September 22, 2017

T-Mobile Unlimited Data Throttling Cap To Increase From 32 GB to 50 GB: Is That Good Enough?

T-Mobile will soon increase the throttling cap of its unlimited data plan from 32 GB to 50 GB. Is that enough to last a month for most users, and will it attract more customers to switch carriers?

Internet September 19, 2017

Verizon Is Dropping 8,500 Rural Customers From Its Network: Here's Why

Verizon will drop 8,500 customers by Oct. 17, offering them no options to continue their plans. The company says these customers are using more data than they’re paying for.

Internet September 18, 2017

The Pirate Bay Gives Torrent Links, But Hijacks PC In Return With A Bitcoin Miner

The Pirate Bay gives torrent links, but it is now also taking back from its users by hijacking their computers to mine Bitcoins. Here's what you can do to stop the Javascript code from slowing down your PC.

Internet September 17, 2017

Facebook Has Reportedly Given Special Counsel Robert Mueller More Details About Russian Ad Spending

Facebook has reportedly given special counsel Robert Mueller more information about Russian ad spending on its network during the 2016 presidential election. This is the latest development in the investigation of President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.

Internet September 16, 2017

Spotify No Longer Works Using Safari: Time To Switch To Another Browser Or Use Desktop Version, Apple Users

Spotify has officially dropped support for Safari, telling users they should use alternative browsers or the native Spotify desktop app instead. Spotify can’t confirm if support will eventually come back, but the issue apparently roots from Apple’s incompatibility with Widevine.

Internet September 11, 2017

After Copying Snapchat, Facebook Is Now Copying Tinder, Too

Facebook wants its app to have a new feature where people can set up meetings and hangouts easily. Currently in testing, the new feature is similar to Tinder, and users can even reject a person without them knowing.

Internet September 8, 2017

Russian ‘Troll Farm’ Reportedly Bought $100,000 Worth Of Facebook Ads To Sway The 2016 Election

Facebook has confirmed that a Russian group purchased $100,000 worth of advertisements during the 2016 U.S. election. Those ads reportedly aimed to divide and polarize people with differing political beliefs.

Internet September 7, 2017

Facebook Watch Finally Launches In The United States: Is Facebook’s Dedicated Video Platform Any Good?

Facebook has finally unveiled its new Watch platform dedicated to video content, from short documentaries to prank films and more. The company, however, has a lot of things to do before it can rival the likes of YouTube or Netflix.

Internet September 6, 2017

Facebook Offers To Pay Music Labels Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars So That You Can Upload Videos With Songs

Facebook has offered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to music labels to allow users to upload their own videos with any song they choose. This will help the social network better challenge YouTube in the online video space.

Internet September 6, 2017

Record Labels Win Legal Battle Against YouTube MP3 Ripping Site: Watch Out, Pirates

A popular site used for pirating YouTube content will soon shut down. YouTube-mp3.org has agreed to a settlement to avoid going to court, agreeing to hand over the site to the RIAA, among other things.

Internet September 5, 2017

YouTube Gets A Makeover, Vertical Video Support, And A Brand New Logo For The First Time Ever

Google has revamped YouTube desktop website and mobile app, giving it a cleaner overall look and adding in a couple of handy features. The update even includes a new and somewhat overdue logo.

Internet August 30, 2017

Facebook Wages War On Fake News: Pages That Share Them Will Be Banned From Buying Ads

Facebook has launched another attack on its fight against fake news. This time, it will ban pages that share fake news from buying ads but will give back ad privileges if they stop sharing such news.

Internet August 29, 2017

New Verizon Unlimited Data Plans Will Throttle All Videos: Net Neutrality On Its Way Out The Door

Verizon replaced its $80 unlimited data plan with new ones that throttle videos. Quality is capped at 480p for smartphones under the $75 Verizon Go Unlimited plan, while the cap is at 720p for the $85 Verizon Beyond Unlimited plan.

Internet August 23, 2017

Want To Stream Next Week’s Solar Eclipse? The Best Bet Is Twitter Or NASA

The solar eclipse will finally happen across the United States on Aug. 21. If you can’t watch in real-life, here’s how to make sure you still won’t miss it.

Internet August 18, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Promises To Shut Down Hate Groups And Remove Harmful Content On Facebook After Charlottesville

Facebook has now voiced its stance against the events of Charlottesville, Virginia, saying its site has no place for hate. Several tech companies are now facing the same pressure to make statements condemning white supremacy.

Internet August 17, 2017

Discord Shuts Down Alt-Right Server, Accounts Amid Charlottesville White Supremacy Rally, Says Hate Groups Are ‘Not Welcome’

Discord has shut down a server connected to the alt-right and several accounts with ties to white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and other bigoted ideologies. The move comes in light of a media storm surrounding the recent Charlottesville protests.

Internet August 15, 2017

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Writes A Heartfelt Response To Former Google Engineer’s Viral Anti-Diversity Memo

YouTube’s CEO has now responded to the controversial anti-diversity memo from now-former Google engineer James Damore. Susan Wojcicki says that sexism in Silicon Valley persists, expressing frustration over the memo for exposing unfounded bias to the new generation.

Internet August 11, 2017

Facebook Unveils Watch, A New Tab Dedicated To Original Programming: Should YouTube Be Worried?

Facebook has given everyone a peek at Watch, its new video platform for original content. With 2 billion users on its network, pivoting to video might just lend Facebook a new source of revenue.

Internet August 10, 2017

Facebook Finally Launches ‘Related Articles’ Feature To Fight Fake News: How It Works

Facebook has confirmed it’s finally rolling out Related Articles, a feature which displays complementary links that question, dispute, or criticize the legitimacy of a news item. It’s one of the company’s many efforts to fight fake news on the site.

Internet August 4, 2017

T-Mobile Reigns Supreme In State Of Mobile Networks Report By OpenSignal: Verizon, AT&T Slowed Down After Unlimited Plans Launch

T-Mobile dominated OpenSignal's latest State of Mobile Networks, as the Un-Carrier won all six categories in the report. Rivals Verizon and AT&T played a part in handing over the crown to T-Mobile as they both slowed down.

Internet August 3, 2017

Despite Media Freakout, Facebook Didn’t Actually ‘Panic’ About Its AI Chatbot Experiment Or Shut It Down

Yes, Facebook experimented with AI chatbots that can negotiate with each other. No, these chatbots didn’t create their own language, and they most definitely will not take over the world.

Internet August 2, 2017

Google To Merge YouTube Red, Google Play Music Into One Service: What This Means For You

Pretty soon, YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge into one service, Google has now confirmed. Google hopes this move could help its music streaming service attract more subscribers.

Internet July 28, 2017

Want To Get Paid Analyzing Photos Of Mark Zuckerberg? Here's How

The California Review of Images and Mark Zuckerberg is now calling for ideas on essays about Mark Zuckerberg’s photos. Whether it’s his many portrayals in the media or him as a husband or father – it deserves intellectual scrutiny.

Internet July 26, 2017

Flash Gets A Death Date As Adobe Announces Plans To Stop Update, Distribution In 2020

What had once been the most important plugin people downloaded to use the internet will meet its death soon. That’s right, Adobe just announced that it will stop supporting Flash updates by 2020.

Internet July 25, 2017

Verizon Throttled Netflix And YouTube Due To 'Video Optimization Test,' Company Admits

Verizon has officially admitted to capping speeds of video services on its network, shrinking it down to 10 Mbps for some customers. Though it calls them optimization tests, people have expressed how this is one effect of net neutrality’s dissolution.

Internet July 23, 2017

Users Claim Verizon Is Throttling Their Streaming Speeds On Netflix And YouTube

Is Verizon placing data caps on users who use Netflix and YouTube? Verizon says no, but some users have reported speed caps when accessing Netflix or YouTube.

Internet July 22, 2017

YouTube To Keep Online Terrorist, Extremist Videos Away From You With The Redirect Method

As promised, Google has unveiled one of the first few steps in its fight to halt the spread of extremist and terrorist propaganda videos on YouTube. It’s called the Redirect Method, and it’s just going to get better over time.

Internet July 21, 2017

Facebook Launches Instant Articles Analytics Tool, Lets Publishers Compare Traffic With Mobile Web Content

Facebook is trying to convince publishers that Instant Articles generate more readership that plain stories presented as links. To that end, it has unveiled a new tool for publishers to see how their Instant Articles perform.

Internet July 20, 2017

China's 'Great Firewall' Starts Blocking WhatsApp Messages, Censors Facebook's Only Working Product In The Country

China appears to have tightened its internet crackdown, and the latest victim is WhatsApp. Several users have experienced disruptions with the app recently, with speculation suggesting that it will be blocked in the country eventually.

Internet July 19, 2017

Netflix's High Subscriber Numbers Has Sent Its Stock Soaring

Netflix has released its new subscriber numbers and things are looking good for the world's most popular streaming service. The streaming service's stock has risen by 18 percent.

Internet July 18, 2017

AT&T's DirecTV Now Gets Cloud DVR Support And More, While 4K HDR Streaming Set For 2018

AT&T has announced plans to unveil a next-generation video platform this fall, which launches for DirecTV Now customers first as part of a beta test. Cloud DVR, a revamped interface, and 4K HDR will be included as new features.

Internet July 14, 2017

What Is Net Neutrality And Why Should You Care?

The internet, as we know it, is in trouble. If we lose the fight for net neutrality then we lose the fight for an open and free internet.

Internet July 12, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Bring High-Speed Internet To Millions Of Americans In Rural Areas

Millions of people in America don't have access to high-speed broadband internet, but Microsoft wants to change that. The company wants to tap unused television channels to connect millions of Americans in rural areas.

Internet July 11, 2017

Twitter Wants You To Steer Clear Of Trolls, Launches Feature That Lets You Mute Strangers

Twitter just rolled out new options that will enable users to mute notifications from certain accounts. By accessing the Advanced Filters settings, users can now choose to avoid receiving notifications from trolls and users who spew abusive content.

Internet July 11, 2017

Internet Reacts To Jayden K Smith, The Facebook Hacker Hoax

You've probably seen a warning message that says you shouldn't accept a friend request from Jayden K Smith, the Facebook hacker. In short, it's a hoax, but on the bright side, it spurred a ton of jokes on the internet.

Internet July 11, 2017

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Shopping Tips: How To Get The Best Deals

Excited for the Amazon Prime Day 2017? You're not alone, and that means you'll have a ton of other customers to compete with. On that note, here's how to get the best deals during the big sale.

Internet July 8, 2017

Instagram Bug Locks Users Out Of Their Accounts

Many Instagram users have been locked out of the platform, and their accounts seem deleted or disabled both to them and to others. Instagram says it's a bug and it's working to fix it as soon as possible.

Internet July 7, 2017

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Brings Exclusive Alexa Voice Deals With A 2-Hour Head Start

Amazon has officially announced that it's bringing back Alexa voice deals for this year's Prime Day, offering additional perks. The sale will start two hours early for Alexa voice shoppers.

Internet July 5, 2017

Facebook Tracking Lawsuit Judge Says Keeping Online Activity Private Is Users' Responsibility

A U.S. Federal judge just dismissed an internet privacy lawsuit against Facebook, stating that the plaintiffs should have been responsible for their privacy. It remains uncertain how this impacts the site’s other users.

Internet July 4, 2017

Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm: What This Means For Publishers And Ordinary Users

Facebook has made changes to its news feed algorithm to improve what users see. Now, users who spam their feeds with more than 50 posts a day will have lesser distribution and reach for the links they share.

Internet July 1, 2017

Attention, Amazon Prime Members: Prime Day Is July 11 And Will Offer New Deals Every 5 Minutes

Amazon has announced the start date for its third annual Prime Day. This year, the retail giant will offer Prime members more deals than ever.

Internet June 30, 2017

Facebook Explains How It Defines Hate Speech And Why So Much Is Able To Slip Through The Cracks

Facebook has released a post explaining its policy on hate speech including how so much goes unnoticed. How does Facebook hope to improve in the future?

Internet June 29, 2017

Facebook Hits Two Billion Monthly Users

Facebook has announced a new milestone with two billion monthly users. This makes Facebook the largest of all social networking sites.

Internet June 27, 2017

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