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Facebook Acknowledges Propaganda Is Spreading On Its Platform, Outlines Plan To Stop It

Fake news and propaganda have been plaguing the internet, especially Facebook. But the biggest social media company is actively working to put an end to these so-called 'information operations.'

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Twitter Plans To Stream Non-Stop Live Videos

Twitter's COO and CFO Anthony Noto revealed that the company would stream live videos non-stop 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company was developing programs, which would be aired on the platform after this change.

Internet April 26, 2017

Verizon Announces New Unlimited Data Plan For Prepaid Customers

Verizon launched its unlimited data plan for prepaid customers on April 25. The plan from the network operator is priced at $80 per month, including unlimited calling and texting.

Internet April 26, 2017

AT&T Rolls Out Fake 5G Network, And Only Samsung Galaxy S8 Owners Can Use It

AT&T has announced that its 5G Evolution network technology is rolling out to more cities later this year, poised to deliver twice the speed of existing 4G LTE networks. However, its new network might not even be true 5G.

Internet April 25, 2017

Wikipedia Cofounder Jimmy Wales Launching Wikitribune, A Crowdfounded Online Newspaper To Fight Fake News

Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales has come up with another ambitious project, this time dedicated to quality news stories. The new Wikitribune online publication is seeking funds to support evidence-based journalism and fight fake news.

Internet April 26, 2017

Verizon's Fios Gigabit Connection Could Give Google Fiber A Run For Its Money

Verizon launched it Fios Gigabit Connection on April 24. The network operator promised that the new connection would provide customers with download and upload speeds of 940 Mbps and 880 Mbps, respectively.

Internet April 25, 2017

FTC Warns Instagram Celebrities About Paid Ads: People Should Know Sponsored Posts Are Sponsored

If you're having trouble figuring out which Instagram celebrity posts are sponsored, things might get easier soon. The FTC sent reminders to marketers and influencers, prompting them to label their sponsored posts more clearly.

Internet April 20, 2017

Can You Type With Your Brain And Hear With Your Skin? Facebook Says These Are Possible

Facebook is working on a technology that will let people type with their brain by tapping into brain signals. It is also researching for a way to allow people to hear with their skin.

Internet April 20, 2017

Facebook Favoring User Engagement Over App Installs: New Metrics To Gauge Success

Facebook has been driving billions of app installs, but is that enough? It's not, and that's why the company wants to focus more on user engagement rather than app installs - quality over quantity, if you may.

Internet April 18, 2017

F8 2017: What To Expect At Facebook’s Developer Conference

Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference will be held on April 18 in San Jose, California. Expect a myriad of developments from AR to VR tand from false news to Messenger.

Internet April 18, 2017

Facebook Admits Need To Do Better After 'Facebook Killer' Incident, Disputes Criticisms

Facebook has released a new statement regarding the man now known as the Facebook Killer and the videos that he uploaded to the social network. Facebook admitted its shortcomings, but also disputed criticisms on how it handled the situation.

Internet April 18, 2017

Netflix Set To Hit 100 Million Subscribers This Weekend, But Here's The Big Question

Netflix is projected to hit 100 million subscribers this weekend, signaling a resounding success for the video streaming model. But will subscription prices also rise?

Internet April 18, 2017

Robert Taylor, Computer And Internet Pioneer, Passes Away At 85

Robert Taylor passed away at the age of 85 due to health problems. He is considered to be a pioneer of modern-day computing and communications.

Internet April 17, 2017

Murder In Cleveland Streamed Via Facebook Live: Facebook Calls It ‘Horrific’

Police are still hunting down a man who murdered a civilian on the street and published it on Facebook. The murderer had made broadcasts claiming that he killed up to 15 people as part of a slaughter.

Internet April 17, 2017

YouTube Dark Mode: Here's How To Activate The Hidden Feature To Save Your Eyes

YouTube has a hidden dark mode that can help reduce eye strain when visiting the online streaming service at night. Here are the steps on how users can activate YouTube dark mode.

Internet April 15, 2017

Facebook Cracks Down On Spam With Improved Tools Against Fake Accounts, But It's An Ongoing Struggle

Facebook has announced new changes to clean up its network and crack down on fake accounts. The company already killed 30,000 spam profiles in France ahead of the elections, but it's a never-ending struggle.

Internet April 16, 2017

Latest Google Chrome Update Finally Fixes One Of The Most Frustrating Issues

Google added one awesome feature with the latest Chrome 56, fixing one of the browser's most annoying issues. Say hello to scroll anchoring and buh-bye to frustrating page jumps and accidental clicks.

Internet April 12, 2017

FCC Chair Aims For Quick Reversal Of Net Neutrality Rules: Is It Time To Review Our Internet Usage?

FCC is reportedly aiming for an April repeal of net neutrality rules as ISPs ease the worries about privacy breaches. Is it time to review the way we use the internet?

Internet April 9, 2017

Facebook Strengthens Efforts To Combat False News By Teaching Users How To Spot It

Facebook announces a new educational tool teaching users how to spot false news and help stop the spread of misinformation. Here are 10 tips from the popular social media platform.

Internet April 7, 2017

11-Year-Old Hangs Himself As A Result Of A Social Media Prank, A Dark Mark On Potential Dangers Of Social Media

An investigation is now underway after a social media prank that resulted in the suicide and death of an 11-year-old boy. Tysen Benz’s death leaves a dark mark on social media companies' suicide prevention efforts.

Internet April 9, 2017

Comcast Prepares Wireless Phone Service: Unlimited Plans To Cost $45 Or $65, Exclusive To Comcast Subscribers

Comcast has just unveiled Xfinity Mobile, it’s official entry into the competitive wireless phone service market. Its unlimited data plans, while not too bad, have a few caveats.

Internet April 6, 2017

Expanded YouTube Partner Program Holds Off On Revenue-Making Ads Until 10,000 Views

YouTube is holding off money-making advertisements on videos until the 10,000 views mark is reached. The company is continuously working on ways to protect creators and advertisers.

Internet April 7, 2017

US Government Wants To Know Who's Behind Anti-Trump Twitter Account: Twitter Fires Back With Lawsuit

The Department of Homeland Security demanded to know the identities of the people behind the ALT_USCIS, a Twitter account that has criticized Trump's immigration policies. Twitter refused and then fired back with a lawsuit.

Internet April 6, 2017

Google Home: Next-Gen Smart Speaker May Also Work As Wi-Fi Extender

The next-gen Google Home smart speaker could come with a Wi-Fi router and mesh networking ability. Google may add these features in a bid to outsell Amazon's Echo, which has dominated the market till now.

Internet April 6, 2017

AT&T Will Throw In Free HBO If You Sign Up For Its Unlimited Plus Plan

AT&T is giving its customers a sweet deal. Beginning April 6, those who’ll sign up for its Unlimited Plus plan will get free HBO access.

Internet April 6, 2017

YouTube TV Goes Live: How To Sign Up And What You Need To Know Before You Do

YouTube TV is now live, and here's how to sign up for the streaming service. However, before you do, you might want to read up on a few caveats.

Internet April 6, 2017

Facebook Battles Revenge Porn With New Tools To Prevent Spreading: Here's How It Works

Revenge porn is one of the nastiest plagues of the mobile era, but companies are taking steps to counter it. Facebook just announced new tools to curb the spread of revenge porn, so here's what you need to know.

Internet April 5, 2017

Amazon Cash Lets You Shop Online Without A Debit Or Credit Card, Just Paper Money: Here's How

Thanks to Amazon Cash, you can now shop online without a debit or credit card, and all you need is paper money. Here's how and everything you need to know.

Internet April 4, 2017

Verizon Takes An 'Oath' For Yahoo-AOL Merger, Internet Explodes With Funny Comments

The whole internet was shaken when Verizon announced its acquisition of Yahoo. Now the internet universe is once more in frenzy, and this time, it's over the merged Yahoo and AOL divisions' name Oath.

Internet April 5, 2017

Netflix Offline Viewing Now Available On Windows 10: Download Your Shows On PC

Netflix offline viewing landed earlier this year for iOS and Android, and now it's expanding its reach. Users can now download their favorite Netflix movies and TV shows on Windows 10 PCs as well.

Internet April 4, 2017

Rakuten Teams Up With Blackstorm Labs To Launch HTML5 Games Platform RGames

U.S. company Blackstorm Labs is weaving its HTML5 magic together with Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten. The two have launched a social gaming platform called RGames.

Internet April 4, 2017

Major Tech Companies Including Facebook, Mozilla, And Others Launch $14 Million News Integrity Initiative

Major tech companies have formed together and launched a $14 million initiative to come up with an answer to fake news. That answer is the News Integrity Initiative, and it aims to bolster the public’s news literacy.

Internet April 3, 2017

Anonymous No More: Facebook Stories Shows Who’s Reading

Facebook rolled out its new Snapchat-like feature Stories on March 28. Anonymous snoopers better be careful because this feature displays the people who viewed posts.

Internet April 3, 2017

Chicago Police On The Hunt For Other Suspects In Rape Case Streamed Live On Facebook

Chicago police are already looking for other suspects in a sexual assault case that was streamed over Facebook Live. One offender, a 14-year-old boy, has already been charged and arrested, reports say.

Internet April 3, 2017

Kodi Faces Major Crackdown In The UK As Premier League Continues Its Anti-Piracy Campaign

Kodi gets swept up in a major anti-piracy campaign in the UK that will block service for its streaming application. ISPs will lend a hand.

Internet April 2, 2017

Comcast Clears The Air Over Sale Of Customers' Browsing History

Comcast has cleared the air over the controversy surrounding sale of customers' browsing histories. The company affirmed it would not share sensitive web data without opt-in consent from consumers.

Internet April 1, 2017

Twitter Drops The Egg As Default Avatar: Here's Why You Should Care

Twitter has replaced the default avatar on the social network, replacing the egg with a gray person-shaped figure. One of the reasons behind the decision, according to Twitter, was because the egg has been associated with abusive accounts.

Internet April 1, 2017

Want To Get Paid For Watching Netflix? You Could, If You're Good With Translating Subtitles

Netflix is looking for talented collaborators around the world to help translate subtitles in various languages. The Netflix Hermes program is now seeking candidates to help with subtitles, so here's what you need to know.

Internet March 31, 2017

Twitter Relaxes Character Limit For Replies: Is It A Good Or Bad Move?

Twitter has relaxed its 140-character limit further by removing ‘@’ replies from the count. The change is welcome but some argue that the new change could spell trouble.

Internet April 2, 2017

Twitter Removes And Exempts ‘@’ Replies From 140-Character Limit: Here’s How It Works

Twitter is finally removing '@' mentions from a tweet’s total word count, freeing up more space for users to take advantage of. Rolling out to all platforms, the new changes include a 'Replying to' feature, a less messy Twitter canoe.

Internet March 31, 2017

Cards Against Humanity Creator Retaliates Against Internet Privacy Resolution By Threatening To Purchase Congress’s Browsing History

The creator of Cards Against Humanity has threatened to buy the browsing history of Congress members in light of a resolution to roll back internet privacy rules passes. Purchasing such information might not be that easy or even legal, however.

Internet March 31, 2017

Facebook Launches Personal Fundraiser Tools To Help Users Raise Money, But It's Pretty Limited For Now

Facebook has announced the launch of personal fundraisers on its platform, allowing users to raise money for a number of personal causes. Things are pretty limited for now, however, so here's the deal.

Internet March 30, 2017

Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules: ISPs Can Now Sell Your Data Without User Permission

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal privacy rules passed by the FCC last year. The rollback will introduce the right of internet service providers to sell internet browsing data sans any permission or consent from consumers.

Internet March 29, 2017

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